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Dolpo Mustang Trek

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Dolpo Mustang Trek

Dolpo Mustang Trek is a least developed district situated at an isolated area, unexplored region of far west of Nepal. Dolpo valley in the Dolpo district is surrounded by several Himalayas including massif of the Dhaulagiri nearby the border of Tibet. The resident of the Dolpo’s are origin Tibetan and residue of ancient Tibetan culture, Buddhist Born-Po. The land of the Dolpo’s are not suitable for cultivation and agriculture so that lifestyle of the people is a little grating and they make their way to living from salt trading with Tibet. The rejoin of the Dolpo is protected by the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The park conserves the extensive Eco-System of the region which enrich in variety of Vegetation and wildlife.

Dolpo Mustang Trekking trail is an amazing chance to observe the remarkable landmark, geographical terrain.  Exceedingly, this trek is difficult since the region is totally cut off by any development activities and route of the trek passes along very extent and difficult terrain and it is not overwhelmed among the tourist. There is only one transport mode that connects the Dolpo with rest of civilization of Nepal airport of the Juphal, so that upper Dolpo trek will be start from here.

Our trek will be start from Juphal than we move to Dunai heading up to Tarakot. Along the Bheri River, Barbung Khola, Tarapa Khola, cross the river and ascend over steep hill, suspension bridge then arrive at Khanjgaon. While, ascend up to Hill surrounded by the forest of Walnuts cannabis, deciduous forest than head to KamokKharka enjoying the view of magnificent waterfall coming from great altitude of rocky hills. Khamok kharka is a large yak pasture where we can find various animals then we pass through Meadow field to Dho where we can observe the monastery of Shering Gompa pass the village of Tokkhyu. From Num-La pass we descend toward the narrow gorge of Chadkakhola, ascend to Baga La Camp again descend to the deep Bheri Valley. During our trail we can see remarkable mountains views such as Kagmara Kanjelaruwa, Kanjiroba. From Sano Bheri we climb along big cedar forest enjoying the view of several settlements of flat-roofed houses with lots of the main wall to Phoksundo Lake. Where we can observe the splendid waterfall which is draining the lake and it is known as the biggest waterfall of Nepal. Trek along the Pugmo Village following the base of Kagmara pass to Kagmara Phedi, which is full of wonderful Himalayan forest of spruce pine, hemlock etc. Then we ascend the Kagmara pass (5,106m) from this summit we can view the glaciers then descend through the same route toward Kagmara Phedi camp. We again descend through the Bheri River along the several vilahes, fields of potato, apple, orchids to Mauriyaphedi, steep forest passing avalanche track then we head to Chotra and we cross the Tila Khota to arrive at Jumla.

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the rising destination in the world Dolpo region collecting many tourist. so, there obviously better Lodge and facilities in compared to previous times. Since, Dolpo Mustang Trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the camping trek we get to eat from Continental, Indian and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our camping cook are well trained and certified from Nepal Academy of Tourism and hotel Management.

Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

 Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.      

Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

 Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Dolpo Mustang Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.strong>Acclimatization:Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

 Eco Friendly:  

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.

Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: Info@himalayanmagic treks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.We have tailor-made program for Dolpo Mustang Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Trekking Name:Dolpo Mustang Trek
Hotels in Kathmandu:Budget Hotel, start to 5 stars Hotel as per Guest’s request
Accommodation:Mountains Lodges (Guest House) or provided tent
Transportation:Land transportation (Car, Van, Local bus, Tourist Bus)
Domestic flights:Kathmandu / Nepalgunj , Jomsom to Pokhara.
Attractions:it gives best opportunity to explore Massif of the Dhaulagiri nearby the border of Tibet and remarkable landmark, geographical terrain of Dolpo.
Grade:Moderate
Best Season:May-July & Sept -Nov
Walking hours:per day 5 to 7 hours
Group size:2 to 14 members or (we can organize solo travelers private group & Family group as well)
Minimum Altitude:Dunai (2,150m)
Maximum Altitude:Charkala pass (5,365m)
Duration:21 Days
Note:
Days in the destination itinerary can be increased or decreased. Please contact us for the itinerary according your holiday time. 
Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310m. Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks Member and direct Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02
Kathmandu valley Sightseeing.
Day 03
Kathmandu, Flight to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel with full Bord plan
Day 04
 Flight to Juphal thenTrek to Dunai 2,150m 3 1/2 hours overnight at camp
Day 05
Trek to Chhepka 2,600m 5/6 hours overnight at camp
Day 06
Trek to Sumdo 3,000m 3/4 hours overnight at camp
Day 07
Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake 3,738m 3/4 hours overnight at camp
Day 08
Rest at Phoksundo Lake 3,738m excursion Lake, Village, Bonba monastery overnight at camp 
Day 09
Trek to Bagala high camp 4921m 6/7 hours overnight at camp
Day 10
Trek via to Bagala pass 5,214m then down to Numalaphedi 4800m 7/8hours overnight at camp
Day 11
Trek via to Numula pass 5238m then down to Numula Base camp 4600m 7/8hours overnight at camp
Day 12
Trek to Dhotarap 3944m 6/7hours overnight at camp
Day 13
Trek to Dharo Gumpa 4326m 5/6hours overnight at camp
Day 14
Trek via to Charkala pass 5365m then mola pass down to chhorkabot 4480m 7/8hours overnight at camp
Day 15
Trek to Norbung 4750m 7/8hours overnight at cam
Day 16
Trek via to Newar,thuchela, Sangda pass then down to Sanda phedi 4190m 7/8hours overnight at camp
Day 17
Trek to Sangda Dada 4622m 4/5hours overnight at camp
Day 18
Trek to Phalayak 3175m 6/7hours overnight at camp
Day 19Trek to Jomsom 2720m 3hours overnight at Lodge
Day 20
Flight back to Pokhara,Than Drive to Kathmandu evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture
Day 21
Departure from Kathmandu to won your destination

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up & drops
  • All Ground Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • ( TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System)
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.
  • Guide and porter salary
  • All Filed Staff insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost excludes:

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.