Dolpo Trek (5,600m)

The Dolpo to Mustang trek is undeniably one of the exceptional traverse linking Nepal’s two most beautiful regions.


The Dolpo and Mustang are one of the fascinating territories in Nepal Himalaya where the local’s have lived for centuries to the rhythm of the yak caravans ensuring the supply of salt to the lower Himalayan valleys.


The deep blue lake of Phoksundo, the remote and beautiful villages of Dolpo & Mustang, with a lot of passes of 4000m-5000m to be crossed, the little exploration and an option to climb Araniko Chuli before heading to the Lomanthang via Kekyap La – this Dolpo to Mustang trek will leave you enticed with its beauty, remoteness and culture.


This is definitely a great moment to know, see and experience the ancestral way of life of the people living in high mountains. The trek around Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang is truly amazing, where landscapes & culture is completely different from the rest of the country. There’s a lot of questions that come into mind when you start planning about Dolpo to Mustang Trek. A well-organized logistics, special permits to trek in Dolpo and Mustang, experienced & strong team is very important when it comes to doing a long trek like this.

If you are planning for an adventure trekking like Dolpo to Mustang Trek, just write to us. We Yak Expeditions team will help you to plan your trip and are happy to have you as our next client on this amazing trek.


Is it possible to customise Dolpo to Mustang trek itinerary?

Yes, of course.


Our itinerary is quite long where we will trek along to Chharka Bhot via Phoksundo Lake, then head toward Araniko Chuli Base camp before entering to Lomanthang, Mustang. For this, you will need to take the Special Permit for both Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang.


Another option that you can follow is head toward Niwas La and Jungben La pass from Chharka Bhot, which will lead you to Sangta and then to Kagbeni. You will need to take the special permit for only Upper Dolpo.


You do can start this trek from Upper Mustang. The another great itinerary is to follow the Upper Mustang trail until Lomanthang, then head toward Araniko Chuli Base camp and descend to Phalyak via Ghermi La, Niwas La & Jungben La.


Is there any alternatives for flights to Dolpo?

If you have enough time and are willing to walk, then trekking from Beni to Dolpo via Dhorpatan is a great choice.


If you are limited in time and want to do it more comfortably, the flight is the best option. If you are adventurous enough and want to do it by road, there’s still a possibility. You can take the bus from (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jajarkot) and then to Talubagar by a small vehicle. From there, you will need to walk for around 3 days to reach Dunai.


The new routes are opened and constructed in Nepal every year. So, the above information could not be precise. You can take the bus until Jumla and then start trekking to enter Dolpo.


How difficult is Dolpo to Mustang trek?

With around 5x 5000m and 2x5600m passes to be crossed, 20 days of continuous trek above 3800m, this will be a long and challenging trek. You will be trekking in a very remote region of Nepal and away from all the infrastructures.


One should be physically fit enough and should be able to walk around 7-8 hours per day.


Best season to do Dolpo to Mustang trek?

Autumn is the best season to do this trek. It is ideal to start the trek around mid-October.


“Great things never came from comfort Zones”


Maximum Altitude:5,600 meters
Best Season:Spring, Autumn & Winter
Trip Grade:Medium Level
Group Size:1 – 15 people
Duration:33 Days


  • All kind of ground transportation and flights mentioned in the itinerary
  • Required permits and government taxes for the trek
  • Food and lodges during the entire trek
  • English Speaking guide, Sardar and required porters
  • Insurance, Equipment, Food and Salary for Nepalese team
  • Hotel in Kathmandu B/B plan
  • Trekking map and first aid kit
  • Satellite Phone and Gamow Bag
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu


  • Visa and International flight
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance and equipment
  • Personal expenses and TIPS
  • All kind of entrance fee in monuments during the trek
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Alcoholic and other beverages, hot shower, battery charge, laundry.


Itenary to Dolpo Trek as follows:


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

Once you arrive at Kathmandu, you will be picked up at airport and transfer to your hotel.


Day 2 : Flight to Nepalgunj


Day 3 : Flight to Juphal, trek to Dunai (2140m)


Day 4 : Trek Dunai-Shyanta (2520m)


Day 5 : Trek Shyanta-Rechi (2940m)


Day 6 : Trek Rechi- Ringmo (3730m)-Phoksundo Lake (3730m)


Day 7 : Acclimatization


Day 8 : Trek Ringmo- Forest camp site (3700m)


Day 9 : Trek Forest camp site- Kang La Phedi (4650m)


Day 10 : Trek Kang La Phedi - Shey Gompa (4350m)


Day 11 : Rest day


Day 12 : Trek Shey Gompa- Sele La (5010m)- Namgung Goma (4430m)


Day 13 : Trek Namgung Gonpa- Karang (4284m)


Day 14 : Trek Karang- Tora Sumna (3670m)


Day 15 : Trek Tora Sumna- Saldang (3770m)- Cha Gaon (4080m)


Day 16 : Trek Chagaon-Jyanta La BC (4850m)


Day 17 : Trek Jyanta La BC- Jyanta La (5129m)- Tokyu- Dho Tarap (3944m)


Day 18 : Trek Dho Tarap- Jhyarkoi La BC (4800m)


Day 19 : Trek Jhyarkoi La BC- Jhyarkoi La (5400m)- Lajar Sumna (4775m)


Day 20 : Trek Lajar Sumna-Mola La (5027m)- Chharka Bhot (4325m)


Day 21 : Trek Chharka Bhot- Tulsi- Khaukim Sumna (4545m)


Day 22 : Trek Khaukim Sumna- Nakhren Khola (5150m)


Day 23 : Trek Nakhren Khola- Araniko Chuli base camp (5675m)


Day 24 - 25 : Exploration around Araniko Chuli


Day 26 : Trek Araniko Chuli Base camp- Ghyun Khola (5125m)


Day 27 : Trek Ghyun Khola- Kekyap La (5600m)- Lomanthang (3810m)


Day 28 : Rest day at Lomanthang


Day 29 : Trek Lomanthang-Tsarang


Day 30 : Drive back to Jomsom


Day 31 : Flight back to Pokhara and to Kathmandu


Day 32 : Kathmandu


Day 33 : Departure

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