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Lower Dolpo and Muktinath Trekking

Lower Dolpo and Muktinath Trekking

  • Nepal
  • Dolpa
  • Challenging
  • NPTRRA126
Dolpo and Muktinath trek which is located inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park of mid–western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan Plateau. The east and south of it is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district. Trekking to Lower Dolpa proffers you the remarkable and worthwhile experience of lifetime. The noteworthy figure seen here are immaculate snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, rich wildlife, reliable Buddhist monastery and wonderful lakes. The people of this area are simple and warm-hearted with enthralling culture and traditions. The cultural traditions of this area are basically linked with Tibetan.

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel. Kathmandu
Day 2 Explore Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu – Nepalgunj by Bus then transfer to Hotel. Nepalgunj
Day 4 Nepalgunj – Juphal (2550m.) by flight then O/N at tented camp. Juphal
Day 5 Juphal – Dunai (2230m.). Dunai
Day 6 Dunai – Roha (2990m.) Roha
Day 7 Roha – Sepka (2750m.) Sepka
Day 8 Sepka – Regi Regi
Day 9 Regi – Pungmi (3600m.) Pungmi
Day 10 Pungmi – Ringmo (3600m.) Ringmo
Day 11 Walk around Ringmo (3600m.) Ringmo
Day 12 Ringmo – Silver forest. Silver Forest
Dat 13 Silver forest – Gondla. Gondla
Day 14 Gondla – Shey Gompa (4996m.) Shey Gompa
Day 15 Shey Gompa – Langma Sisa Bhanjyang (5136m.) Langma Sisa
Day 16 Langma Sisa Bhanjyang – Numla Nhanjyang (5190m.) Numla Nhanjyang
Day 17 Numla Bhanjyang – Do Tarap (4100m.) Do Tarap
Day 18 Do Tarap – Chakra Pass Base Camp. (4180m) Chakra Pass BS
Day 19 Chakra Base Camp – Thajang Khola. Thajang Khola
Day 20 Thajang Khola – Sangda Village. Sangda Village
Day 21 Sangda Village – Phalyak. Phalyak
Day 22 Phalyak – Muktinath (3802m.) Muktinath
Day 23 Muktinath – Jomsom (2713m.) Jomsom
Day 24 Jomsom – Pokhara by flight then transfer to Hotel. Pokhara
Day 25 Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel. Kathmandu
Day 26 Kathmandu free. Kathmandu
Day 27 Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.  

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost


Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers
  • Trekking permit and conservation area entrance fee
  • 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
  • Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
  • Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax (Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Jumla-Nepaljung-Kathmandu)

Cost Excludes
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1.00 per item for day)
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips etc.
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep.)
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat.)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration27 Days
  • Min. PriceContact us
  • Max. Altitude5190 M.
  • Trip GradeChallenging
  • Group Size2 - 20
  • Best TimeFeb-June, Sept-Dec
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Lower Dolpo and Muktinath Trekking