Journey from Dolpa to Mustang is one of the adventurous and long trip in Nepal among others which needs two domestic flights to join Dolpo likewise, two others to leave Mustang. Both these places are popular in religious and cultural point of view. You will find Bon and Tibetan Buddhism with Mani walls and peace flag also represents religion and culture. While crossing from Dolpo to Mustang, you will see the panorama of the whole valley of Kali Gandaki, meadows, yak caravans; loads with wood, rice or lentils which will make your journey mesmerizing. Dolpa and Mustang are not only reach in culture and religion but also rich in natural beauty. You can exlpore panoramic view of landscapes along the dazzling glaciers, lakes, snowcapped mountains, and charming faces of Himalayas. The trek will be 31 days long, and will be tiring and arduous. However, it will all be worthless when you reach in your destination with enjoying nature. The entire journey will be adventure, excitement and self-realization with exotic scenery. We assure you that trek from Dolpo to Mustang will be unforgettable journey in your life.
We will heartily welcome you in airport. Our staff will receive you and also help to check- in formalities then transfer to you in hotel. You can take rest; we will meet you in evening for trip briefing. If you want you can roam around bustling streets of Kathmandu for shopping or sightseeing then our staff will tell you about trip. You will stay in hotel.
The next day, we catch our first flight during day towards Nepalgunj where we can find a beautiful city with diversity in culture with people from different faiths living within mixed communities. Here, you can see many women are influenced by Hindu religion and culture as comparison to others; like wearing traditional dress with bright colors, traditional jewelry and even wearing in ankle. Not only that much you can see the women riding bicycle on the road. After reaching to our hotel we will overnight there.
After taking breakfast, we will take flight towards Juphal but it depends on the weather condition. If the weather do not support us then we will explore city of Nepalgunj and its neighboring villages. You will feel amazing while crossing Upper Dolpo to Mustang. When you are travelling through flight you can clearly observe that northern slope of Juphal is surrounded by beautiful terraced fields and covered with lush forest in height. After reaching Juphal, you will take lunch break and our journey begins towards Rupgad by walking then we will drop down. We will cross Thakuri village where you will meet maximum local people are of Hindu caste then you can see the houses with carved flat roofs where crops are dried for preserving the food from decaying and can remain for long lasting. You can view the life style of the local people. Listening the shores of Thuli Khola, we will overnight in Rupgad.
The morning will bring mesmerizing sunrise and another beautiful day to travel into nature! The fourth day, we will leave Rupgad and walk for around 6 hours to a place called Chepka. We will find the division of valley so we will move northward along the river which originates from Phoksundo Lake. We will continue the trek crossing the first bridge located at the right bank of Thuli Khola then cross the second bridge to pass Suli Khola. You are still on the bottom of Dolpo so on the way, you can view the green landscapes and dazzling turquoise waters of Suli will give you taste of Phoksundo which will exhilarate you to move forward. Then, you will cross the beautiful rice fields and coniferous tress. Finally, we will reach to Chepka after passing the first wooden bridge. We will stay at night in Chepka.
After an amazing night at Chepka, we travel further up towards our destination. Today, you will get an opportunity to explore the natural beauty and self-realization then feel full satisfaction during your journey after reaching and observing marvelous shore then crossing wooden bridges you will find animistic sculptures, crystal clear turquoise. After walking 6 hours, we will reach to Palang and overnight there.
On the sixth day, we leave Palang as we ascend up quickly after the camp through steep path then reach to Phoksundo Lake and the colour of lake seems unreal and fantastic. After that you will take gentle walk to reach in a gorgeous village called Ringmo which is the last destination before reaching to Upper Dolpa. Panaromic views of Phoksundo Lake, scattered houses in the field and stupas representing Buddhism make your trip memorable and overnight there.
Today, forgetting all the tiredness, you will explore Phoksundo Lake and enjoying the view we will overnight at the camp.
Spending amazing night around Phoksundo Lake, we will move forward to reach in our destination. Today also you will view mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake with awesome colors; turquoise and visit the beautiful village; the monastery of Ringmo where the tradition of Bon religion is practiced as Buddhism. Falling off cliffs into Lakes is impressive and there is believe according to legend that the lake was formed after collapse of a part of the mountain. After walking 6hours we will overnight at camp.
The scenic sunrise and mesmerizing views will revitalize and rejuvenate to walk further. Today, you will climb to altitude through narrow gorge which join Kang La base camp that is the first pass of the Dolpo to Mustang crossing. You need to take off shoes and slippers according to the level of water while crossing torrent for several times. When you veer backside, you will feel that glistering of east faces of Kanjiroba is welcoming then walk a head and leave the greenery. We will overnight at the camp.
On the next tenth day, we will drop down and panoramic view of sunrise will rejuvenate to walk further. We will continue descending in a steep slope by crossing marvelous glacier, view of Kanjiroba, rock burrows and enter in Tibetan plateau. You will get opportunity to observe and experience when your trek alternate Nepal and Tibet, Himalayas and Tibetan plateaus. Our journey continue dropping down across an open valley and scenic beauty of Shey Gompa will make you forget all your tiredness and feel reach to another world.
Today, you explore Shey Gompa where you will find two rivers; one coming from Kang La and another from Saldang. The monastery of Shey Gompa is surrounded by Mani walls, stone walls carved with prayers. Not only that much Chhorten present in southern mountain, grazing of yaks in opposite valley and so on! Makes you feel lose on the way. After waking an hour, you will reach to Tsaksang which is occupied by Lama and view life style of Lama; then you can observe hanging cliff over gorge along with beautiful Himalayas, peaks. Spectacular view around Shey Gompa and Tsakang Monastery will make you forget your arduous. We will overnight there.
After spending amazing night in Tsakang, we will follow winding trail and move forward to reach in our destination. You can see yak grazing on the pastoral hills. We will overnight after reaching to Tora.
Today, we will leave Tora and ascend our trail to a pass just over 4400m and then begin to descend to a beautiful village called Bhijer where you can observe the houses that seems to be small fortress topped with terraces along with special type of architecture. Overnight there.
The next day, we will begin our journey by climbing and that will be a bit arduous and steeper before reaching to Nengla La (5380m). Then we drop down to reach in a large and gorgeous village called Saldang along with amazing cliffs that seems slightly ocher and grey. You can observe Saldang village is spread over all the slopes and ends to the river. After 7 hours long walk, we will overnight there.
After the magnificient overnight and breathtaking view of cliffs and deep gorge, we begin to climb towards the valley then crossing villages along the rivers, we will reach to Riko. You can see the unique type of fauna during night like Bharals who come to drink water, big goats having black colors in their lower part and white colors at the joint. We will overnight there.
Today, you will be able to see Desert of altitude and crossing two mountains with cold body, and reach to Jeng La Phedi after long walk in a valley. Then, we will overnight there.
The next day, we will leave Jengla La Phedi and slowly steep down enjoying the view of massif Himalayas, Dhaulagiri from long distance. During our journey, you can see nest of eagles and vultures on the way. You will reach again in Himalayas and see the life style of villagers in Tokyu and you will be surprised while listening answers of villagers that still they tell Nepal for Kathmandu and they are far from Nepal. You will find really they are from remote area of Nepal where lots of facilities are lacking but hidden treasures are still there. After walking, take rest and overnight there.
Today, you can see small and beautiful monastery which is considered as main Lama of the Dho Trap valley; the most import Lama of Dolpo and even life style of Lama was once presented by French channel. Mostly he lives in India and some time comes in Nepal but his father keeps keys so we can view inner beauty of monastery too. Then we drop down leaving Tokyo. When you will reach the main of Dolpo called Dho then you can see life style and culture of the villagers but in winter, they feel very difficulty. However, presence of Yarsha Gumba (medicinal plant) changed the economic condition of the villagers. Then, you can visit the conditon of Dho school which is associated with French Organization. After walking towards the east of Dho valley, finally we will reach to Pang La Phedi.
The next day, in the morning, you will steep upward with chilling cold in the narrow valley. We will climb a head and reach at 5450m, highest point during your today's trek and can view panoramic scene of Himalayas which will give you relief from tiredness. Not only this, you can also view pastures of yak, black stung on the peeled mountains, it seems desert like. All these scenic beauty will make your trip mesmerizing although tiredness is there while walking. After reaching to Yak Kharka, we overnight there.
After spending cold night, next day, we will climb for about ten meters then magnificent view of Dhaulagiri attracts you and passing captivating views of slopes with herds of goats in massif Himalayas and yaks, we will reach to a gorgeous village called Charka Both which is the old village as well as it ends the village of Dolpo. From Jomsom, within two days, we can reach there. After 6 hours walk, we will overnight.
On the next day, we will follow Chakra River with the crystal water then pass prayer walls and cross Thasan Khola then we will climb up and camp on the right bank. You can see foot prints of snow leopard on the way which will make your journey adventures. After reaching Wari Kharka, we will overnight there.
The morning will bring mesmerizing sunrise and another beautiful day to travel into nature! Today, we will ascent quite high amlost to the pass. After walking 4 hours, we will camp at Nirwar Phedi that is about 5000m. This camp will be memorable for you since overnight at camp will be at the highest point during your journey.
The scenic sunrise and mesmerizing views will revitalize and rejuvenate to walk further. We will move ahead to reach in our destination crossing Nirwar La pass along with Grazing yaks, climb slowly to Golchan La, the highest pass of your trail at 5540m then drop down from Tukuche base camp then descent steep in shale which indicates beginning of Mustang and ending of Doplo. After 7 hours long hour, we will reach to Golchan Khola and we will overnight there.
Today, we leave Golchan Khola then move ahead towards Sangda. We need to pass many villages to reach Sangda which is swept by the wind. The magnificent Sangda glacier dominates Tashikang giants at 6386m. The village is impressive that is full of gray colors of the rocks, hidden minerals and takes you in the another world. It is surprising to you that the villagers shift to the opposite village in winter to be exposed to the south. Hence, you must reach in a beautiful village, Sangda before the migration of villagers.
The next day, we will leave Sangda and take long walk since the valleys remain deep and seems endless. After arduous walk, you will see gorgeous Himalayas and crossing pass, you will see Mustang up to Tibet, great Damodar then Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang; two peaks well come you on the way which surround the famous Thorong La. Not only this, you can see Annapurna, Tilicho peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I at your right that cut of the Himalayas to the Tibetan plateau. Your journey will be amazing with the view of eagle's nest, vultures furrow, and colorful cliffs and impressive landscapes. After long descent, we will reach to Phalyak. We will overnight at Phalyak.
Today, we will ascent to the last trek through Dhargarjung village then you will view Annapurna and leave Mustang permanently and Jomsom is waiting for your well come. Jomsom is already developed comparison to Dolpo and Mustang. We will overnight there.
Today, early in the morning, we will take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara due to weather condition then explore panoramic view of Pokhara including Annapuna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas through flight.
Finally, we will reach Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal then you will be transfer to a hotel then overnight.
Next morning, after breakfast we will do sightseeing of world cultural heritages located in Kathmandu valley and Kathmandu is rich in arts, architecture, culture, history, handicrafts and so on. All these implausible artistic will make your eyes open and are found in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudha Stuppa. Later, we come back to hotel and prepare for trek.
Today, we will observe other remaining beautiful arts and architecture, present in Kathmandu Valley like Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and if time remains then go for visiting Chaungu Narayan Temple (oldest temple of Nepal). We will come back to hotel and stay there.
Today is your leisure day so if you want you can take help of your guide and do some more shopping and spend joyful day. We will enjoy our farewell dinner for completing outstanding and wonderful journey with great success and stay overnight in Kathmandu.
The adventure comes to an end! We will help you with the check-out formalities and after having breakfast, drop you off to the airport with a heavy heart!
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Journey from Dolpa to Mustang is one of the adventurous and long trip in Nepal among others which needs two domestic flights to join Dolpo likewise, two others to leave Mustang. Both these places are popular in religious and cultural...