Mar 7 - Mar 17, 2024 | Change

via Northern route (Kekyap La and Chanagor La) side trek (11 days)
Dolpa (Dolpo) Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Upper Mustang to Dolpo

Highlights: Lo Manthang

Difficulty: strenuous
via Northern route (Kekyap La and Chanagor La)

This is a very remote and high route between Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang and Chharka Bot in Dolpo. It may be difficult to find a guide who has experience on the route and there is no maintained trail. The trail goes over the Kakyap La 5600 m then stays above 5000 m for at least 3 days before going over the 5665 m Chanagor La. Proper acclimatization is crucial.

Weather Conditions in March

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March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Kekyap La at 5600 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around -0.2°C (32°F) and lows down to -17.2°C (1°F) at Kekyap La.

via Northern route (Kekyap La and Chanagor La) Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Mar 7 (day 1)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in March.

Fri Mar 8 (day 2)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Sat Mar 9 (day 3)

Camp West of Lo Manthang (4300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in March.

Sun Mar 10 (day 4)

Camp West of Lo Manthang (4300 m)

Mon Mar 11 (day 5)

Kekyap La East Base Camp (4800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in March.

Tue Mar 12 (day 6)

Kekyap La (5600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in March.

Ghyung Chu Camp (5100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.2°C (6°F) in March.

Wed Mar 13 (day 7)

Chanagor La East Base Camp (5600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in March.

Thu Mar 14 (day 8)

Chanagor La (5565 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.0°C (32°F) and lows of about -17.0°C (1°F) in March.

Chanagor La West Base Camp (5480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.5°C (33°F) and lows of about -16.5°C (2°F) in March.

Fri Mar 15 (day 9)

Nakham Khola Camp (4800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in March.

Sat Mar 16 (day 10)

Chharka Bhot (4100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in March.

Sun Mar 17 (day 11)