GHT High Route Rara Lake Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek

GHT High Route Rara Lake Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek is essentially a combination of four amazing individual treks that can be enjoyed separately or joined together for an epic adventure: Rara Lake, Upper Dolpo, Lower Mustang and the Upper Great Himalaya Trail.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 40 Days
Trekking Duration - 37 Days
Trekking Mode - Camping Trek
Trip Level - Demanding
Max. Altitude - 5550 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

GHT High Route Rara Lake Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek is essentially a combination of four amazing individual treks that can be enjoyed separately or joined together for an epic adventure: Rara Lake, Upper Dolpo, Lower Mustang and the Upper Great Himalaya Trail. The rewards are a challenging trek, remote valleys and villages, Tibetan Buddhist and Bon culture, and amazing camping spots.

Highlights of the GHT High Route Rara Lake Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek

  • Combining the best of four individual treks into one great adventure
  • Trek through one of the highest permanently inhabited regions in the world, Upper Dolpo
  • The Tibetan-derived cultures of Dolpo and Mustang
  • Camp in the wilderness, beside rivers and on the edge of villages, with mountain views
  • Pass through the Shey-Phoksundo National Park and the Annapurna Conservation Area

This is a challenging trek, and best suited to people who have plenty of experience trekking in Nepal. There are several 5000m+ passes that need to be crossed, so your fitness level should be very high before attempting this trek.

GHT High Route Rara Lake Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek Route Followed
Begin the trek in Jumla, which can only be reached by a flight from Nepalgunj, on the Western Terai. On the first day, after leaving Jumla, you will cross the first pass of the trip—but definitely not the last!

After a couple of days, reach Rara Lake, a beautiful blue lake surrounded by forests and with the high mountains in the distance. Continue deeper into the mountains, and leave your porter donkeys behind, as they can’t manage the mountainous terrain.

Once you ascend above 4000m, the trekking days become shorter, as it’s not safe to climb too high, too fast. The first high pass is Chargya La (5146m), at the top of which you’ll be able to see views of Tibet and snow-capped mountains of the Kanjiroba Range. You’ll need to cross a few more passes on this trek, including the highest, NyingmaGyanzen La (5557m).

You’ll get the chance to stop in lovely villages, such as Bhijer, and visit a Bon Monastery. While Bon is a religion that predates Buddhism, it is recognized as a sect of Buddhism now, and the lifestyle of Bon people resembles that of Tibetan Buddhism. You can also visit SheyGompa, or the Crystal Monastery made famous by its portrayal in Peter Matthiessen’s classic work of travel literature, The Snow Leopard.

Later in the trek, you’ll enjoy views of the Dhaulagiri Range, the Annapurnas, and Tilicho Peak. Cross the BhimaLojun Pass down into Jomsom, in Lower Mustang. This area, though remote itself, will seem quite lively and developed after Dolpo!

Accommodation
This is a very remote region, and camping is the only option for much of the way. Campsites will be selected according to altitude, water source availability, and of course the beautiful views.

GHT High Route Rara Lake Upper Dolpo Jomsom Trek Short itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters). 
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2370m).
Day 05: Jumla to Danphe Langa (3500m).
Day 06: Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m).
Day 07: Chauta to Dhotu (2380m).
Day 08: Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m).
Day 09: Rara Lake to Lusa or Beyond (1875m).
Day 10: Beyond Lusa  to  Pulu 2257m (6-7 hrs).
Day 11:  Pulu – Maila (2820m) 5hrs.
Day 12: Maila to Chyarga La camp (4000m).
Day 13: Chyarga La camp to Chyarga La high Camp (4400m).
Day 14: Chyarga La high camp  to Takla Khola (3500m) 5-6hrs.
Day 15: Takla Khola to Yala La high camp (4500m) 8hrs.
Day 16: Yala La high camp to Pung Kharka (4550m) 6hrs.
Day 17: Pung Kharka  to  Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp (4650m) 3hrs.
Day 18:  Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp to Phophagaon (4070m) 7-8 hours.
Day 19:  Phophagaon to ridge camp above Potalgaon (4400m 4.5hrs.
Day 20: Ridge camp above Potalgaon to Bhijer 3.5hrs.
Day 21: Bhijer REST DAY.
Day 22:  Bhijer – Shyamling Gompa  – Den Khola (4500m) 5-6 hours.
Day 23: Den Khola – Shey Gompa  (4390m) 3hrs.
Day 24: Rest day at Shey Gompa.
Day 25: Cross Sela Bhanjyang (5075 meters) and trek to Namgung. (4430 meters).
Day 26: Trek to Saldang. (3980 meters).
Day 27: Trek to Khoma Gaon. (4100 meters).
Day 28: Trek to Mendo. (4000 meters).
Day 29: Trek to Tinje Gaon. (4110 meters).
Day 30: Trek to Rapka. (4535 meters).
Day 31: Cross Chharka La (5030 meters) and trek to Chharka. (4110 meters).
Day 32: Acclimatization Day.
Day 33: Trek to Norbulung. (4750 meters).
Day 34: Trek to bottom of Sangda La. (4800 meters).
Day 35: Cross Niwar Pass (5130 meters) and Sangda La (5300 meters), and trek to Sangda Phedi. (5100 meters).
Day 36: Trek to Lower Sangda. (3710 meters).
Day 37: Trek to Dhagarjun. (3210 meters).
Day 38: Trek to Jomsom. (2720 meters).
Day 39: Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 40: Departure.

 

Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp to Phophagaon
Dhotu to Rara Lake

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
sight-seeing-kathmandu-valley Day 02
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
This is day we will need to issue your Upper Dolpo Restricted area entry permits, Issuing Restricted area entry permits we will need your original passport with valid visa, you may do guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Flight back to Kathmandu Day 03
Fly to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel.
Nepalganj is lying on the Terai plains near the southern border with Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh of INDI. We suggest taking a late afternoon flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Kathmandu to Nepalgunj is about 45 minute’s flight overnight at Nepalgunj O/N Hotel.
Flight to Jumla Day 05
Fly to Jumla (2370m).
Usually, Nepalganj to Jumla Flight operates early afternoon because Early morning flight operates to the much more remote place like Dolpo, Simikot airport so after completing flight to remote sectors then they operate to Jumla. Please keep in note that often flight get cancel such a countryside due to bad weather condition. As in Nepal only in clear day or clear visibility airlines operate the flight. Nepalganj to Jumla takes nearly 40 minutes flight to Jumla (2370m), Jumla is one of the nice places and our team will set for the final shopping preparation for the trek stay overnight at Jumla.
Jumla to Danphe Langa Day 05
Jumla to Danphe Langa (3500m).
Following the main street of Jumla, passing throws Jumla Bazar. After a long climb the trail passes through Sisnamul (2830m) entering a forest of big trees to Chere (3010m) which is a large horse and sheep pasture. From Chere the trail becomes steeper and climbs through meadows to Danphe Lagna offering the views of Patrasi Himal (6860m) and Jagdula Himal (5785m). The trail descends gently through a forest of spruces, birches and rhododendron and reaches Danphe Lagna Over night at Camp about 5 hours trek.
Danphe Lagna to Chautha Day 06
Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m).
Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) Descending steeply through the forest of firs, birches, walnuts and bamboo the trail comes to Hiran Duski (2840m) and then Sinja Khola. Crossing the bridge the trail follows to Nyawre (2660m). From here the trail leaves the river and starts climbing to Kabra. The steep climb proceeds to Bhara (2920m) which is a classical Tibetan village and descends to the village of Chautha Overnight at Camp at 6 hours trek.
Chauta to Dhotu Day 07
Chauta to Dhotu (2380m).
Chauta to Dhotu (2380m) the trail follows the uphill way crossing some fields at Chante Chaur (2940m) and climbs to Bhulbule, the Rara National park entrance station (3130m). From here, climbing gently you get to Ghurchi Lagna (3450m). From here you can observe views of Mugue Karnali River and the snowy peaks bordering Tibet. Then the trail descends through a spruce forest leading to Pina (2400m). Following the direct trail to Rara Lake through pine forest passing Jhyari Khola at 2400m you reach to the small settlement of Dhotu over night at Camp at about 6 hours trek.
Dhotu to Rara Lake Day 08
Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m).
Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) Crossing a stream and making a steep climb to the village through a cedar forest to a huge meadow you can see excellent views of Rara Lake. Descending a short distance you reach Rara Lake Overnight at Camp at 3 hours trek.
Day 09
Rara Lake to Lusa or Beyond (1875m).
After breakfast trek lead us about an hour through pines and juniper to reach the lip of the valley then descend quite steeply on a dusty track to Gamgadhi (2074m), stretching down a long ridge above the Mugu Karnali river. Continue down a very steep zig-zag track to a swing bridge over a side valley east of Gamgadhi, at 1752m the hot lowest point on this trek, then climb to the lower unused road that goes to Mugu village and eventually Tibet and finally arrived at beautiful campsite Just before Lusa Overnight at Camp about 7 hours trek.
Beyond Lusa to Pulu Day 10
Beyond Lusa to Pulu 2257m (6-7 hrs).
Trek start Leave early to enjoy the cool of the day, traversing up and down on a road and then on a stepped path, staying on the true left of the cloudy Mugu-Karnali River which drains glaciers from Tibet via Mugu. Walking up and down, passing bridges, villages, fields Riusa where it is possible to cross to the true right on a local bridge or continue to cross a new metal swing bridge. More hot and dry trekking up and down follows until arriving in Pulu Over night at Camp about 6 – 7 hours trek.
Pulu Maila Day 11
Pulu - Maila (2820m) 5hrs.
After breakfast trek lead us usual day’s stage towards Mugu village turnoff right onto the GHT high route. Walking continue river bank of Mugu Karnali, and cross the Mugu Karnali finally lead us to Maila Over night at Camp at about 5 hours trek.
Maila to Chyarga La camp Day 12
Maila to Chyarga La camp (4000m).
A narrow forest track leads up the gorge to the right after the Maila through black walnut and pines with the Chham Khola raging on your left and sheer cliffs above red in the rising sun. Take the second local bridge to the true right and climb steeply over endless large rockfalls into autumn broadleaf forest and dwarf rhododendrons without the common cinnamon-honey scent. Walking a crude bridge to the true left over the gin-clear stream and climb cairn marking a river crossing back to the true right. Camping is just over the rim, an open grassy campsite finally above the treeline with glaciers above and a huge amphitheatre that dwarfs the tents. We called this delightful place Chyarga La camp (4000m) and is just above Thajuchaur (4050m) as shown on some maps. Over night at Camp at about 6 hours trek.
Chyarga La camp to Chyarga La high Camp Day 13
Chyarga La camp to Chyarga La high Camp (4400m)
For acclimatization reasons we took an easy day here and simply moved to a higher camp after lunch, a very pleasant walk through native grassland free of weeds and not grazed by yaks or even by wildlife. Seekers of the highly lucrative aphrodisiac yarsagumba had been here during the monsoon and may have shot out the wildlife but even choughs were not in evidence. There were small burrows under tussocks used by some seed-eating rodent, to judge from the weasel scats full of brown hair, and flocks of small grass-seed-eating birds but otherwise the country was strangely empty and silent despite the presence of adequate water. The Chyarga La high camp (4400m) was a sunny sheltered nook among tussocks and boulders with marvellous snow and mountain views all around. A short acclimatisation walk to 4650m and dozing in the sun were all the activities available but the night was very cold, a just waning moon making the frost sparkle. Over night at Camp about 4 hours trek.
Chyarga La high camp to Takla Khola Day 14
Chyarga La high camp to Takla Khola (3500m) 5-6hrs
The first 5000m pass of many to come was a straightforward climb of 750m on grass, keeping left against the cliffs, and then across a slope of large rocks to the line of chortens and prayer flags marking Chyarga La (5150m). Keep an eye out for Tibetan snowcocks. A marvelous view of unknown snow peaks and domes to the north along the border with Tibet. This pass marks entry into the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Descend steeply on a rockslide then down valley past a small lake to enter beautiful autumn birch forest shedding leaves. Traverse above the stream, noting that the tree-filled gash in the cliffs below willbe the path ahead on the morrow, and then eventually come down into an enchanted glade of pines and white birch. The Takla Khola (3500m) itself, coming from the north, is a murky glacial stream from Tibet Over night at Camp.
Takla Khola to Yala La high camp Day 15
Takla Khola to Yala La high camp (4500m) 8hrs
This is a long and tiring day. There is a solid local bridge 15-20mins downstream that may have ice on it, bear left then climb steeply through briars on loose rocks up the white birch-filled gully above and traverse for 2.5hrs to chortens at 4300m. Descending to traverse open grasslands with some cliff descents and great views back to the Kanjiroba massif and across the valley to autumn birch forests. Descend in increasingly prickly subalpine scrub towards the Chyandi Khola. Cross the Chysandi Khola if at all possible so as to remain on the true left and start a slow rocky scramble on a track with short sharp climbs above the Chyandi Khola, pretty but rough through birch forest and huge boulders until emerging above the treeline grassy Yala La high camp is just over the lip of the valley. Over night at Camp.
Day 16
Yala La high camp to Pung Kharka (4550m) 6hrs.
This is one of the most scenic days of the GHT high route, with a sense of space and remoteness that we have never experienced elsewhere in Nepal. Continue up valley on a gentle grassy track on old moraines, crossing one stream which may delay you with ice. Good views of a glacial snow dome to the left and of the long yellow valley of ungrazed grass unspooling behind. Climb on slippery exposed shale all dipping band to the narrow cairn-encrusted Yala La (5414m).The desolate valley beyond was like a coffee swirl of earthy colors, with the snow dome above a scoop of icecream, very pretty. The views reach right along the Tibetan border with the obvious snow dome to the north identified as Yala Khang, part of the Palchung Hamga Himal. Allow time to appreciate the marvelous earthy colours and jumble of mountains above then descend on loose shale to a small spring. Drop through untracked snowgrass tussocks, steep and greasy at times, to the braided river in the flat valley floor below then enjoy the level walking to a lonely campsite at Pung Kharka (4550m) past or before an unusual gravel glacier front with waves of advances and retreats preserved in stone. Over night at Camp.
Pung Kharka to Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp Day 17
Pung Kharka to Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp (4650m) 3hrs
A lazy day as the landscape seemed to demand time for it to soak in and some recovery was needed from the last two hard days. Descend the valley through various braided streams, many frozen, aiming to settle on the true right and staying low as the valley narrows and the deeply incised cliffs rise around you. Further progress is blocked by a shale bluff, climb the bluff with some difficulty and continue up the narrow limestone gully to the southwest. Some tent platforms were hacked out where water briefly appears and disappears in the stream, Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp (4650m) was made then it was time to sit in the sun. Over night at Camp.
Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp to Phophagaon Day 18
Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp to Phophagaon (4070m) 7-8 hours
This will be one of the best mountain days you will have during the entire trip. Walking all above 5000m in perfect weather and with views from Nepal to Tibet is the highlight of the trip. Climb steadily over limestone scree hummocks in the early morning shadows, with grass in places, and then make a final steeper zig zag through rocks to the classic notch of Nyingma Gyanzen La 5400m. Beyond is the Kanjiroba range in all its complexity and a labyrinth of valleys. The Kanjiroba range was surveyed in the 1960s by Scotsman John Tyson. Make a climbing traverse left on loose scree to the actual ridge and climb to the beflagged highest point at 5564m, then commence a long up and down traverse with deep views to the right and long views across wild mountains into Tibet. Look out for the remote village Kuwagaon way below left. The panorama stretches from Mustang, Manaslu, Tilicho, Nilgiri, the Annapurnas, Dhampus and Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Puthong and the separate peaks of Chaganath. The ridge starts to open out into classic more rounded Dolpo landscapes, tortured rock and a wide palate of earth colours from white to dark red until finally a large chorten is reached from which a view below of the first village in 7 days can be gained. Drop on a dry and stony ball-bearing track to Phophagaon (4070m) Over night at Camp.
Phophagaon to ridge camp above Potalgaon Day 19
Phophagaon to ridge camp above Potalgaon (4400m 4.5hrs).
Descend to the Tora Khola in 1.5hrs, cross it on a hoary cantilever bridge reflecting on the lack of trees to build such a structure, Continue through thorny scrub up to a shelf shown as Potalgaon (4070m; Pho Kharka) with ruins of houses abandoned for a generation as there is no water except in the monsoon. Continue southwards to the left of the red cliffs above towards a pass on the right shoulder. A thorny ridge camp above Potalgaon (4400m) provided two campsites right on the path adjacent to water down to the right, with views back over the Nyingma Ganzen ridge and Pho Overnight at Camp.
Day 20
Ridge camp above Potalgaon to Bhijer 3.5hrs
Continue climbing through red autumn thorn bushes to Yambur La (4865m) under the beautiful cliffs of Yambur Danda (5485m) and start a long dry and very thorny traverse to above Bhijer. Descend slowly on dry marbles with gentian violets in season to camp by the welcome Phulak Khola in the surprisingly large and active village of Bhijer (3850m) dominated by a dark red gompa and surrounded by extensive barley fields. This is classic grey-brown rounded Dolpo landscape Over night at Camp.
Bhijer REST DAY Day 21
Bhijer REST DAY
The highlight of the day was a visit to the Vijer Bonpo Chakhang Monastery (also called “Nesar Temple in Bicher”) downstream in the older part of the village. Snellgrove in 1956. Amazing gompa with its unique and world famous illustrated manuscripts and carved book covers dating from the 11-16th century. This library of 642 volumes spanning the 11-16th centuries had been hidden behind a sealed wall but was opened to researchers in 2000 and has since been fully digitized. It forms the core of Hidden Treasures of the Himalayas by Amy Heller (Serindia Publications, Chicago USA 2009 The fluid illustrated figures, living colours and flowing Tibetan calligraphy were fascinating, illuminating the perfection of wisdom Over night at Camp.
Bhijer - Shyamling Gompa - Den Khola Day 22
Bhijer - Shyamling Gompa - Den Khola (4500m) 5-6 hours.
Leave Bhijer by the gully to the right of the dark red gompa, then take a track to the right towards a stupa overlooking Bhijer. Continue gently upwards to a shallow saddle then traverse left until a ridge gives the surprising view below of Shyamling Gompa (Samling Monastery, 4163m) set over a deep valley with a ring of mountains beyond. The complex includes the 738 year old main gompa and a subsidiary gompa (both restored 30 years ago so not very ancient inside). After visiting Shyamling Gompa Climb steeply above the complex tending left to a visible skyline chorten, then follow the ridge east to join the main trail from Bhijer at the flagged pass (Tora La?) at 4500m. There are broad views right back to the Nyingma Gyanzen ridge over vast deserts of rock and scree and the canyons below are frightening in their savage remoteness. The fluted face of Kanjiroba Himal (6612m) rises above the grey-brown hills. There is an exposed scree traverse to another pass ~4700m and yet another. Descend steeply to a small kharka with rings of stones and access to Den Khola (4500m) that provides water for a remote camping site. Over night at Camp.
Trek to Shey Gompa shey Gompa Day 23
Den Khola - Shey Gompa (4390m) 3hrs
Traverse under a high summer village and climb 300m of the mountain to the right, trending right around the shoulder then make a climbing traverse with views across a deep canyon to the 800 year old Tsakhang hermitage, a spectacular meditation retreat for monks from Shey Gompa. There are also good views of the even more remote Gamoche Gomba on the circuit around Crystal Mountain. The Nandalo La which accesses Ringmo and Phuksundo Lake can be seen in the distance to the left of Crystal Mountain (5566m). Climb again to about 4800m then descend and traverse deeply to the left until finally Shey Gompa (4390m) Over night at Camp. Option after lunch – (our other trekkers add extra day to visit this place) After lunch we suggest you visit the The must-see destination is a 1-2hr climb to the 800 year old Tsakhang Gompa, spectacularly sited above the gorge on the true left of the Sephu Khola. At Tsakhang there is a sacred spring beside several ancient buildings hugging the ochre cliffs, with fine views of Crystal Mountain. Tsakhang Gompa is used for long winter retreats and appears to be under the wing of a Thailand monastery which is training lamas and maintaining the building.
Rest Day at Shey Gompa Day 24
Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa
The day is spent exploring the village and can also be used to visit a nearby monastery on a top of the cliff. The visit to the monastery would take a couple of hours for the round trip. (Overnight at Camp)
Cross Sela Bhanjyang (5075 meters) Day 25
Cross Sela Bhanjyang (5075 meters) and trek to Namgung. (4430 meters).
Another early start and a long steep climb to the top of Sela Bhanjyang is rewarded with views of Mustang Valley and mountains of Tibet and the Kanjiroba Range. A drop again leads to a river and a more easy terrain in afternoon finally leads to Namgung. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Saldang. (3980 meters) Day 26
Trek to Saldang. (3980 meters).
A steep climb for the most of morning ends at Saldang. Saldang is one of biggest settlements of the region. Ironically, this one of the most remote village of country is home to one of the biggest star of the country. Saldang is home of Thinle, the main character of the academy award nominated movie ‘Himalaya’. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Khoma Gaon Day 27
Trek to Khoma Gaon. (4100 meters)
The day starts with a climb and changes into a descent later in the morning as the trail drops once again to a river. Afternoon walk is similar as the trek first climbs to Khoma La (4565 meters) and then drops down to Khoma Gaon. Gaon in Nepali means village. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Mendo. (4000 meters) Day 28
Trek to Mendo. (4000 meters)
The trail drops to the river and follows the river for most part of the day. Yet another drop follows a climb to a top of a ridge and ends at a green valley of Shimen. A brief walk after Shimen leads to Mendo. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Tinje Gaon. (4110 meters) Day 29
Trek to Tinje Gaon. (4110 meters)
The trek continues to follow the river towards south and passes through small villages, chortens and mane walls before reaching Tinje Gaon. The village was also one of the major points of ancient Tibetan trade route. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Rapka. Day 30
Trek to Rapka. (4535 meters)
An easy trail in the morning starts the trek and continues to head south of the valley. Later in the day, the trail starts to undulate and passes through narrow gulleys before reaching the wide valleys of Rapka. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Cross Chharka La Day 31
Cross Chharka La (5030 meters) and trek to Chharka. (4110 meters).
Another early start and yet another pass makes the day one of the longer days of trek. After crossing Chharkha La, a long descent finally ends at Chharka. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Acclimatization day at Chharka Day 32
Acclimatization day.
The day can be used as rest day to prepare for the final few passes of the trek. (Overnight at Camp) or make side trip around Chharla Bhot.
Trek to Norbulung. Day 33
Trek to Norbulung. (4750 meters).
The trail undulates and many rivers are crossed on suspension bridges throughout the day towards the south of the valley. The trek keeps heading south of valley for most of the latter stages of trek. A final climb leads to Norbulung ending the day. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to bottom of Sangda La. Day 34
Trek to bottom of Sangda La. (4800 meters).
Once again the trek starts to gain elevation as the trek now enters the final stages. Few passes separates Dolpo region from Kali Gandaki Valley and Sangda La is one of them. The day’s trek ends at the bottom of Sangda La. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Cross Niwar Pass Day 35
Cross Niwar Pass (5130 meters) and Sangda La (5300 meters), and trek to Sangda Phedi. (5100 meters)
The day to Sangda Phedi includes crossing of two passes and is one of the hardest day of the trek. The trail climbs up Niwar Pass (5320 meters) and then crosses Sangda La and offers stunning views of the valleys in front for all the hard work. Long descent finally ends at Sangda Phedi. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Lower Sangda Day 36
Trek to Lower Sangda. (3710 meters)
The trek enters into descent mode and passes several small rivers throughout the day. More mountains of Kali Gandaki Valley starts to open up near Lower Sangda and the region also have huge number of Blue Sheeps.(Trek about 6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Dhagarjun. Day 37
Trek to Dhagarjun. (3210 meters)
A small ascent in the morning soon turns into gradual drop and turns steeper with the day. This final descent also provides the view of Kali Gandaki Valley as the day ends at Dhagarjun. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Jomsom. Day 38
Trek to Jomsom. (2720 meters)
The downhill continues as the trek enters Kali Gandaki Valley and drops all the way down to river. The trek now continues on the dusty secondary roads following the river south towards Jomsom. Jomsom is administrative headquarters of Mustand and is a busy town and marks the end of adventure. (7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Fly to Pokhara Day 39
Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Morning taking short mountain flight to Pokhara, continue connecting flight to Kathmandu receive at airport and transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Final-Departure Day 40
Departure
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service include on trip cost

  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pashupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Nepaljung – Jumla & Jomsom – Pokhare – Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • All land transportations (by private Car/Jeep/ Bus).
  • Full Camping trek with all meals and hot drinks during the trek serve by Cook and staffs.
  • Tented accommodation with dining, table, chairs, toilet tent, and shower tent.
  • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides, Supporters’ staffs, cook, and porters.
  • Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo special permits and Shey-Phoksundo national park entry permits.
  • Annapurna conservation area (ACAP) permit. And Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Group First Aid Kit.

Service exclude on trip cost

  • Nepal entry visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
  • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, and soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
  • All not mentioned in inclusion section.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

Notes: ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

Our Community & Social Responsibility


Save Rural Nepal is Non-Governmental Organization without profit, funded by individuals across the globe, contributing positively to the societies that make up rural Nepal. We take a holistic approach to uplift communities where they need help; we take action through specific projects that involve earthquake recovery, children welfare & schools, skill building opportunities for women, and environmental awareness.

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