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Annapurna Mustang Dolpo

Annapurna Mustang Dolpo

Annapurna Mustang Dolpo trek will take you to the most popular trekking route of Nepal including Annapurna circuit, Upper mustang and Upper Dolpo area. Mustang and Dolpo area are isolated and less visited due to the remoteness as they stay behind the Himalaya zone. Thorung Pass (5416m) will join Annapurna region to the Upper Mustang region likewise Ghemi la Pass (5300m) will connect Upper mustang to Upper Dolpo area and we finally conclude our journey to Jhupal Airport from where we fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Annapurna Mustang Dolpo trek is considered as hard trek of strenuous category so all the trekker need to be strongly physically and mentally fit and ready to walk minimum 5 to maximum 8 hour per day. The trek also involves crossing strenuous passes. First we cross Thorung pass to enter Mustang from Annapurna region, likewise Ghemi la to enter Upper Dolpo area from Mustang region.

Important notes :
a. Annapurna Mustang Dolpo Trek
 trek crosses high Himalaya glacier and altitude of over 5700m with extreme temperatures of -10 to -20 degree. It is crucial to follow expedition style camping trekking facilities with highly experience Sherpa and staffs.

b. Flight between Pokhara and Jomsom is generally reliable. In case of bad weather, flight are cancelled often and to avoid missing international flights, we recommend 2-3 days extra at end of your trip.

c. Also be prepared to pay some extra money for Helicopter flights. Which may cost $ 150- $ 500 or more depending on persons on the flight. For group, we normally charter helicopter flights. Make sure that you have full-fledged insurance coverage arrangement. In our program there is two night as buffer day in case of unforeseen circumstances.

WHAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers (Pick up and drops)
  • 3 nights hotel (budget – 5star) in Kathmandu, b/b plan
  • 3 nights hotel (budget – 5 star) in Pokhara, b/b plan
  • Upper Mustang Restricted area fee (USD 500 per person), Upper Dolpo Restricted Area permit (USD 500 per person) Annapurna Conservation area fee, and applicable permits & taxes.
  • Camping Equipments - Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Mattresses
  • Food : 3 meals a day during the trekking day, tea and coffee
  • Twin sharing accommodation in tea house/lodge
  • One English speaking experienced Nepali guide
  • 1 cook & his assistance, necessary helpers.
  • Necessary mules, 2 clients : 1 porter for carrying loads
  • Nepali staffs wages, daily allowances and insurance
  • Flight : Juphal – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu, domestic air taxes
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Rescue evacuation co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • All transportation as per the itinerary

WHAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  •  International air ticket and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner while stay in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal Trekking Equipments for trek
  • All expenses of personal nature like: bar and beverages bills, telephone calls etc
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Staffs tips
  • All not mentioned in cost includes

Annapurna Mustang Dolpo Itinerary

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ACCOMMODATION
Normally, we use following 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu depending on availability in our trekking package.
Hotel Manang. Located in touristic hub, Thamel.  www.hotelmanang.com
Hotel Utse. Located in touristic hub, Thamel. www.utsehotel.com
Hotel Manaslu. Located in Lazimpat near to Thamel area. www.hotelmanaslu.com

while on trek, the lodges are fairly basic but perfectly adequate for the mountain type service. Two people will be accommodated in each room mostly in twin beds with foam mattresses. If you prefer private accommodation, you can choose “single supplement” option. It is important to consider that some places in the trek do not have sufficient lodges and rooms; in this case you’ll have to share room. Some lodges now have showers (charged at $3-$5).

FLIGHT DELAYS IN POKHARA-JOMSOM
Flight between Pokhara and Jomsom is generally reliable. Being Short Take-Off & Landing (STOL) mountain airstrips, flight is dependent on the weather. Delays often happen if there is poor visibility or high winds. In case of bad weather, flight is cancelled often and to avoid missing international flights, we recommend 2-3 days extra at end of your trip.

If you have to wait in Pokhara or Jomsom due to flight delays, the cost for your overnight accommodation is not included so you will have to pay extra for this. Alternatively, we can take jeep from Jomsom to Pokhara arriving in same day but prepare for bumpy ride. In this case, the cost will be included.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
it is mandatory to have travel insurance for the trekking and please submit us photocopy before departure to mountain. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure it covers up to 6000m.

TREKKING DAYS
You are expect to trek about 5-7 hours covering distance of 10-15 kilometer daily depending on trial conditions and state of the weather. You’ll be traveling through wilderness, remote countryside and high elevations. Trekking with a guide is not only safer but also for more enjoyable experience. Our guides and porters are expert in Himalayan treks and have more than one decades of experience in average.
It is recommended that you prepare for trek with suitable training such as climbing hills/stairs, jogging, exercise and gym to improve your stamina few months prior to trek. The trek will be more enjoyable if you are fit.

MEALS AND DRINKS
There are plenty of excellent restaurants to serve food and drinks in Kathmandu such as Rum doodles, Fire & ice, La Dolce Vita, Ktoo Steak House, Everest Steak, New Orleans, Gaia etc. Breakfast is provided at your hotel every morning. It will cost $ 3-7 per meal depending on meals item chosen and restaurant.

While on trek, the lodges or teahouse provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. Meals whilst on trek are included in the package which is breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks. You can choose your meal from hotel menus. Meals in lodges are varied ranging from traditional Nepalese daal bhaat to pizza, apple pie, steak, pasta and so on.

It is safer to drink bottled, boiled and filtered water. A reasonable variety of both hard and soft drinks are available in cities and while on trek. You can purify your own water if you carry a canteen or water bottle and iodine drops or tablets.

CLIMATE
Spring starts from March until May where temperature fluctuated between 20°c to 30°c. From June to August is summer season which is also time of monsoon with occasional thunderstorms and hot temperatures. From late September to end November is autumn and is best for trekking activities. Winter is from late November to February.
The trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the elevation and time of the particular day. In the mountains between 1000m-3500m, the night generally will be cool around 5°C and during the day temperatures every so often rise to 20°c. At the higher altitudes, temperatures range from 15° to -15°c.

TIPS
Tips is not mandatory but generally after hard work something extra is expected. We recommend a tip for guide and porter as at least $70 (more will be appreciated).

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST
The following are what we recommend to bring as clothing and equipment needed for the trek. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper price; we can assist you with necessary arrangement. Except for your day pack, your luggage will be carried by porters. You’ll have strong and hospitable porter for two people. The weight limit for trek is 10-13kg per person. One porter can carry 20-25kg weight.  Before the trek, you can store all your excess baggage in Kathmandu at hotel or at our office and take only which is required for the trek.

Headwear
Head torch
Sunglasses
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sun Hat or scarf

Upper Body
Cotton tees or thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jactet
Down jacket
Gloves for hand

Lower body
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants

Footwear
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Trekking boots

Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to -20
Trekking bag or duffel bag
Large plastic bags (keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (recommended, optional)
Water bottle
Toiletries

READING LIST
Lonely Planet Nepal: A guide book of Nepal.
Annapurna: A book by Reinhold Messner about his expedition experience in the dead zone of Annapurna.
Trekking in Nepal: Written by Stephen Bezruchka is an nice book for all treks with and bibliography of additional books. 
Trekking and climbing in Nepal: Written by Steve Razzetti, this book gives comprehensive knowledge of major trekking trails and climbing peaks.
Nepal Handbook: By Kerry Morgan. Recommended specially for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing’s.
Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya: By Stan Armungton. This book has detailed trek descriptions including restricted areas of Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo and kailash.
Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
Travelers Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.


  • Price: $ 6500

    - The price of each trip differs as per the group size, hotel category, clinet's interest of service and modification in the itinerary
    - Group Discount Available
    - 100% departure guranteed.
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  • Duration: 40 Days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: trekking
  • Route: Besisahar-Thorung Pass-Lo Manthang-Ghemi la-Saldang-Phoksundo-Juphal
  • Max Altitude: 5416m (Thorung Pass)

Trek Highlights

  • Best Season: February to May, August to October
  • Trip Style: Expedition style camping
  • Max. Altitude: 5416m (Thorung pass)
  • Scenic flight : Pokhara Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Serenity of stunning turquoise Phoksundo lake
  • Pure Tibetan culture, landscape and Buddhist religion with Samanism practice
  • Chances of seeing wildlife: blue sheep, musk deer, marmots, Himalayan fox, snow leopard etc.
  • Untouched villages and off-the beaten route
  • From Shey Gompa, following ancient Trans-himalayan trade route
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the capital of Mustang  "The Lo Manthang"

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 - Sightseeing / trek preparation
  • Day 3 - Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1400m) 8-9 hrs
  • Day 4 - Chamje to Dharapani            
  • Day 5 - Dharapani to Pisang Village (3180m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 6 - Pisang Village to Manang (3530m) 6 hrs
  • Day 7-  Rest day in Manang for Acclimatization
  • Day 8 - Manang to Letdar (4250m) 4 hrs                  
  • Day 9 - Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4550m) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 10 – Cross Thorung Pass (5416m) to Muktinath 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11 - Muktinath to Kagbeni
  • Day 12 - Kagbeni to Tsaile (3100m) 5-6hrs
  • Day 13 - Tsaile to Ghiling (3570m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 14 - Ghiling to Dhakmar (3820m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15 - Dhakmar to Lo-manthang (3840m) 7-8 hrs
  • Day 16 - Rest and visit around Lo-Manthang
  • Day 17 - Lo-manthang to Tsarang (3560m) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 18 - Tsarang to Ghemi (3516m) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 19 - Ghemi to Yak Kaharka (4200m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 20 - Yak Kharka to Ghami La base Camp (5100m) 7 hrs
  • Day 21 – Ghami la BC to Charka Bot (4100m) 8-9 hrs
  • Day 22 - Charka bot to Rapka via passing Charka Pass (5027m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 23 – Rapka to Tinje Gaon (4150m) 7-8 hrs
  • Day 24 - Tinje Gaon to Shimen Gaon (3870m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 25 - Shimen Gaon to Nisal Gaon (3750m) 6 hrs
  • Day 26 - Nisal Gaon to Saldang (3770m) 6 hrs
  • Day 27 - Saldang to Namgung (4430m) 5 hrs
  • Day 28 - Namgung to Shey Gompa (4160m) 6hrs
  • Day 29 - Shey Gompa to Nangda la Phedi (4600m) 6 hrs
  • Day 30 - Nangda La phedi to Phoksundo Lake (3733m) 5 hrs
  • Day 31 - Rest and visit around Phoksundo Lake
  • Day 32 - Phoksundo to Rechi (2940m) 5 hrs
  • Day 33 - Rechi to Chhepka (2838m) 5 hrs
  • Day 34 - Chhepka to Dunai (2140m) 6 hrs
  • Day 35 - Dunai to Juphal (2475m ) 4 hrs
  • Day 36 - Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu
  • Day 37/38/39 – Acclimatization, Contingency or free day.
  • Day 40 – Trip ends. Farewell and departure