Highlights

  • The remarkable and breathtaking view of the ancient Himalayan Kingdom
  • Buddhist sanctuaries along the Kali Gandaki, the earth’s deepest gorge
  • Culture, ancient and secluded settlements, unique culture, and tradition of Bon People
  • Beautiful countryside and beautiful panoramic views
  • Indigenous traditions, cultures, and languages
  • Charming and picturesque lake, SheyPhoksundo.

About Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang Trek

Guru Rimpoche, the famed Buddhist saint who established Tibetan Buddhism all across the Himalayas, is said to have discovered Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang Trekas a hidden paradise over 1700 years ago, according to legends. For over a thousand years, Tibetan nomads renowned as Drokpas continuously lived in this region, commonly termed as "Beyul" or "Refuge."

Within only 23 days, the Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang Trek connects you to different geographic areas: Dolpo and Mustang. Trek to Upper Mustang is one of the most difficult and lengthy trekking trails in Nepal. This hike provides a unique opportunity to go anywhere along the way to Lo Manthang, the old kingdom of Lo, and then see SheyGompa, one of the region's oldest monasteries. Enable yourself to get engaged in the lifestyles of Upper Dolpo's Bon Buddhists while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Dhaulagiri range.

Our walk begins in Dolpo and takes you across jungles and rural villages before emerging at the magnificent, clear waters of Phoksundo Lake within the next few days. The Eric Valli film 'Himalaya' made this lake, and therefore the entire region of Dolpo, popular. SheyGompa, usually recognized as even the form of worship of Dolpo, has been a magnificent monument. It welcomes hundreds of hikers each year because it is at the foot of Diamond Mountain.

Valuable art pieces, thousands of years Tibetan Buddhist doctrinal manuscripts, including human bones were found in the Jhong Cave, which now has five stories and 144 rooms. There seem to be dozens of such caves in Upper Mustang, which together are believed to be historical human civilization shelters. Upper Mustang, including its background of the Annapurna Mountains, has been a little wonderful locale.

Hikers Haven proposes a 32-day Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang Hiking which thus includes enough rest days. This 32-day walk is hugely satisfying and will try to fulfill all of your hiking ambitions.

Take part with us for an unforgettable trekking trip.

Outline Itinerary

Detail itinerary
  • Day 1Arrival Kathmandu
  • Day 2Trek/ permit preparation
  • Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4Flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal and trek to Dunai
  • Day 5Trek to Ankhe
  • Day 6Trek to Renje
  • Day 7Trek to SheyPhoksundo Lake
  • Day 8Trek to Chunemba
  • Day 9Trek to Snowfield Camp
  • Day 10Trek to SheyGompa
  • Day 11Trek to Nam GaunGompa
  • Day 12Trek to Marang
  • Day 13Trek to Dora Sumna
  • Day 14Trek to MishaGaun
  • Day 15Trek to ShimenGaun
  • Day 16Trek to Tinje
  • Day 17Trek to Rapka
  • Day 18Trek to Charka
  • Day 19Trek to TulsiKhola
  • Day 20Trek to NakhkemKhola
  • Day 21Trek to Kharka
  • Day 22Trek to GhamiPhedi
  • Day 23Trek to Ghami
  • Day 24Trek to Marang
  • Day 25Trek to Lo Manthang
  • Day 26Lo Manthang Acclimatization Day
  • Day 27Trek to YaraGaun
  • Day 28Trek to Tange
  • Day 29Trek to Tetang
  • Day 30Trek to Muktinath
  • Day 31Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 32Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 33Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Tips & Ideas

Upper Dolpo to Mustang Trek Difficulty

The Upper Dolpo to Mustang Trekking is an intermediate to tough hike appropriate for persons of different ages. This trip to Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang is acceptable to someone in perfect health.

This trip reaches a maximum elevation of 5350 meters. Every trekker should walk at least 5 hours per day on normal days however you have to hike approximately 7-8 hours on just a rough day.

Appropriate Time for Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang Trek

With regards to seasons, the ideal time to trek from Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang would be during the autumn and spring seasons.

For both the Upper Dolpo and Mustang regions, autumn delivers the finest weather and temperatures. Hiking during such a season is blessed with brilliant glimpses of incredibly clear mountain ranges as well as entire picturesque magnificence.

Probably 2nd greatest season to trek across Upper Dolpo to Upper Mustang is in the spring. March, April, and May are the months included in this season.

It is indeed the flourishing season for fresh flowers and trees. And during spring, it blanketed the whole of the forest in rhododendrons. As a result, you would be able to just walk around the routes even when being overwhelmed by the fragrance of stunningly beautiful flowers. In the spring, the weather is generally warm and muggy.