Dolpo Mugu Trek

24 Days




The Upper Dolpo Trek is an extraordinary journey that takes you through the remote and mystical landscapes of Dolpo, a region nestled in the northwestern part of Nepal. This trek begins in Dunai, a small town located in the lower Dolpo region, and concludes in Mugu Talcha, near the enchanting Rara Lake.
Starting from Dunai, the trek gradually ascends through picturesque villages, verdant forests, and rugged terrains. The trail meanders alongside the turquoise waters of the Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal and a major highlight of the trek. The crystal-clear waters of the lake reflect the snow-capped peaks, creating a breathtaking sight.
Leaving Phoksundo Lake behind, the trail leads to Shey Gompa, a significant Buddhist monastery perched at an altitude of 4,500 meters. Shey Gompa is renowned for its spiritual significance and unique cultural heritage. The monastery is adorned with ancient Buddhist murals, intricate woodwork, and an atmosphere that resonates with tranquility.
Continuing further, the Upper Dolpo Trek takes you through high-altitude passes, including the challenging high Pass at an elevation of 5,360 meters. As you traverse these mountain passes, you are greeted by awe-inspiring panoramas of towering peaks, including the majestic Dhaulagiri massif and the pristine landscapes of the Dolpo region.
The trek then leads you to the remote and secluded villages of Upper Dolpo, where the ancient Bon-Po culture thrives. These traditional villages offer a glimpse into the lifestyle and traditions of the local people, who have preserved their customs for centuries.
As the trek nears its end, you descend towards Mugu Talcha, situated close to Rara Lake, the largest lake in Nepal. Rara Lake is a tranquil paradise, nestled amidst dense forests and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The serene beauty of the lake, with its pristine waters and rich biodiversity, provides a perfect conclusion to this remarkable trek.
The Upper Dolpo Trek is known for its remoteness and challenging terrain, requiring a moderate to high level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. However, the rewards are plentiful, as you get to experience the untouched natural beauty, cultural richness, and spiritual aura of one of Nepal's most extraordinary regions.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Dolpo to Mugu Trek

01        KATHMANDU – Nepalgunj     540M   1 HRS FLIGHT

02        Nepalgunj- Juphal- Dunai      2140M 40 MIN FLIGHT 4 HRS WALK

03        Trek to Shyanta      2520M 6 HRS WALK

04        Trek to Samduwa      2960M 6 HRS WALK

05        Trek to Ringmo (Phoskundo)  3641M 5 HRS WALK

06        Trekt to Jungle camp  3750M    6 HRS WALK

07        Trek to Kharka Camp  4770M     6 HRS WALK

08        Nangdalo Pass Seygompa    5350-4160M   7 HRS WALK

09        Rest Day    4160M     REST DAY

10        Trek to Tora    3920M   6-7 HRS

11        Trek to Bhijer  3850M  7 HRS WALK

12        Yamburla pass and camp in Kharka   4813M 5 HRS WALK

13        Trek to Pho   4087M   5 HRS WALK

14        Trek to Pung Kharka   4650M 8-9  HRS WALK

15        Trek to Yalala Phedi Base Camp 4734M  6 HRS WALK

16        Yalala Pass & Chandi Khola    5414-4830M   6-7 HRS WALK

17        Trek to Takla Khola    3785M 6-7 HRS WALK

18        Trek to Thaju Chaur    4050M   6 HRS WALK

19        Trek to Shilen Chaura Kharka 2945M 5 HRS WALK

20        Trek to Mangri    1950M   7 HRS WALK

21        Trekt o Ghamghari    2081M   7 HRS WALK

22        Trek to RARA  2980M   4 HRS WALK

23        Trek to Ghamghari   2081M   4 HRS WALK

24        Fly to Nepalgunj & Kathmandu   540-1350M

Destination Map