Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 02: Permit procedure and Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by flight
You take a scenic flight over the hills and the plains of western Nepal to reach Nepalgunj. The city of Nepalgunj lies on the Nepal-India border and is the hottest city of Nepal. Upon arrival, our company representative in Nepalgunj will take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. After some rest, you can explore the bustling market of Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Nepalgunj to Juphal by flight and trek to Dunai
In the morning, you take a 35-minute flight to Juphal. Then you start the short walk from Juphal to Dunai, the headquarters of Dolpa District. Walk downhill through the meadows following the Trail of Thuli Bheri River to reach Suligad Ghat, the junction of Thuli Bheri River and Suli Gad. Continue to trek on a gradual path alongside the Thuli Bheri River to reach Dunai. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2931 m)
Today’s trail ascends slowly as you trek alongside Thuli Bheri River. The trail is narrow at first but later widens into lush forests and meadows. You continue to trek alongside Thuli Bheri River through some cluster of settlements until you reach Tarakot. In the evening, you can visit Lam Gompa situated below the village of Tarakot. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola
You start trekking to Musikhola by walking downhill to follow the Thuli Bheri River. The trail ascends through the terraced fields to reach Laisicap, where you can visit Chhedhul Gompa before heading on to the small settlement of Musikhola following the trails of Bharbung Khola. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek from Mushikhola to Kakkotgaon
Today’s journey exposes you to diverse social life and hardness of the people. You walk through the narrow gorge and later make a steep ascent on the riverbed of Bharbung Khola before making a small descend to Kakkotgaon. From here, you get an amazing view of Puta Himal and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek from Kakkotgaon to Pimring village
Follow the ascending trail alongside Bharbung Khola to reach Pimring village. You trek through the riverbed, yak pastures, and alpine forest while enjoying the clear views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), and Putha Hiunchuli (7246m). You can visit the local temple as you stroll around the village in the evening. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek from Pimring to Mukotgaon
You continue to walk up and down alongside Bharbun Khola until you reach Langhar. Then crossing the bridge, you follow Mukut Khola until you reach Mukutgaon. There is hardly any vegetation except a few bushes as this region resembles the desert landscape. Mukotgaon is the last habitation in the valley and is situated right below Dhaulagiri II (7751m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek from Mukotgaon to Yak Kharka
Today you walk through yak pastures on rocky terrain to arrive in Yak Kharka. Follow the faint trail over the rocky terrain and at a steady pace trek through the grazing area whilst enjoying the 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains. Crossing several streams and sometimes walking on the glacial moraine, you arrive in Yak Kharka. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Nulung Sumde
Follow the narrow trail on a rocky ridge opening into yak pasturelands and small glacial lakes. As you trek, you will get amazing views of various snow-capped mountains, including the Dhaulagiri range. Make a steep climb on the riverbed of Thoson Khola to finally arrive in Nulung Sumde. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Nulung Sumde to Niwas High Camp (5000 m).
You have a short day today as you will only be trekking for a couple of hours to reach Niwas High Camp. Ascending alongside a small stream on a rocky trail, you reach Niwas High Camp. Get a good rest as it is necessary to be physically and mentally fit as you will be crossing two high passes the following day. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Niwas High Camp — Niwas La Pass (5120m) — Jungben La Pass (5550m) - Ghaldan Ghuldun (4247 m).
Today is the most challenging part of the trek. You will be trekking through a remote region of the stark and fantastic Himalayan region. You start with making a steep ascend towards Niwas La (5120m), and as you descend from the pass, you leave Dolpo behind and enter Annapurna region. The trek to the second pass, Jungben La (5550m), can be tricky as it can be extremely windy and cold. These passes provide great views of the Dolpo region along with an amazing vista of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Afterward, you descend alongside Lhanhimar Khola to reach Ghaldan Ghuldun. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Ghaldang Ghuldung — Santa (3777 m).
The trail takes you on a steep route to meet Kyalunpa Khola. Cross the river on a suspension bridge and trek alongside its gorge to reach Jhyanse. You then cross a beautiful waterfall as you continue to trek through the meadows to reach the village of Santa. You might spot a few blue sheep on this territory. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Santa — Phalyak village
You climb the hill behind Santa and spend most of the day making a high ascend. Walk across nine ridges, cross Bhima Lojun La (4460m), and then descend to the Kali Gandaki valley through a quite path along the forest to reach the large village of Phalyak. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Phalyak village — Jomsom
Climb the 400m ridge above Phalyak and head south on the sandy trail towards Jomsom. Jomsom is the district headquarters of Mustang and is known mostly for its strong winds. The arrival in Jomsom marks the end of your trekking journey. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara and on to Kathmandu by flight
The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara provides you the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges along with the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki River. From Pokhara, you take a short 25-minute flight back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can go shopping or enjoy the rock bars and pubs in Thamel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 17-day trip comes to an end. After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, our company representative will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the flight schedule.
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