Jumla Dolpo Trek traverse Kagmara-La Pass, 25 Days
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Jumla Dolpo Trek traverse Kagmara-La Pass, 25 Days

Days: 25 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)

Jumla Dolpo Trek Traverse Kagmara-La Pass is one of the challenging yet best treks in western Nepal which allows the trekkers to explore the pristine areas of the beautiful country, including the turquoise Phoksundo Lake. The trek covers two of the most remote regions of Nepal, Jumla, and Dolpo, where the inhabitants have their own way of life, distinct from that of the world. This trek is a rewarding journey for anyone who is keen to explore unspoiled nature as well as the well-preserved culture of the Bon inhabitants.  

The 25-days Jumla Dolpo Trek Traverse Kagmara-La Pass offers the perfect blend of nature and culture from high passes to arid landscape to carefully preserved Bon culture. The journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, from where you fly to Nepalgunj, a thriving town in the lowlands of southern Nepal. The journey continues with a scenic flight to Jumla, which is the starting point of the trek. Trekking from the town of Jumla, the trail takes you to various small settlements in the Jumla district leading you to the higher trail from Hurikot to Kagmara La Pass (5115m). The top of Kagmara La Pass (5115m) offers a beautiful panorama of the Kanjirowa Himal range along with other snow-covered mountain ranges surrounding the pass. The trails below Kagmara La Pass (5115m) bring you to the arid yet picturesque terrain of Dolpo leading you to the deepest lake in Nepal, Phoksundo Lake, sitting peacefully amid the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Exploring the Tibetan villages of Dolpo, the trek continues to cross two more passes, Baga La (5182m) and Numa La (5190m), to reach the Tarap valley on the eastern side. The trails in Dolpo are dotted with many ancient monasteries as the people there still practice pre-Buddhist Bon religion. The trek comes to an end as you reach Juphal via Tarakot, giving you a memory to hold on for life. 

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Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Welcome to the beautiful country of Nepal! We will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to the hotel. You can stroll around the place if you wish to. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Permit Procedure and Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj,
As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj, we move to the domestic airport and enjoy the one-hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. In Nepalgunj, we explore and look around the town, which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla 2370m,
We take the first flight from Nepalgunj to reach Jumla, which takes about 30 minutes. At the campsite in Jumla, we meet our porters and other staffs. This resting day gives us time to get used to the changing climate and growing altitude. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 4: Trek from Jumla to Gothi Chaur 2800m,
Moving ahead from Jumla, we descend to a bridge, and after an hour and a half trek on a quiet trail, we reach Garjankot. A slightly longer walk passes a few houses, and going via the irrigation channel, we can see amazing hills. The camp is 200m below at a sheep meadow known as Gothi Chaur (2800m). Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 5: Trek from Gothi Chaur to Nephukhona 3010m,
The trail descends to the banks of a tributary of Tila River. Following the trails through alpine forests and clear streams, we arrive in Munigaon, where there is a police check post. The main track continues southeast to Jajarkot and then towards Bheri River. We cross a bridge over a stream and enjoying the views of soaring trees, we take a short stroll towards the village of Naphukhona. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 6: Trek from Nephukhona to NauliKharka 3670m,
Passing the river through the dense jungle, we ascend towards Maure La (3927m).  The delightful sights of the Bheri River Valley and the peaks of Ghyuthumba and Matathumba ranges appear before us. Upon reaching Nauli Kharka, we relish the views of amazing meadows and the alpine forest surrounding us. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 7: Trek from NauliKharka to Hurikot 2650m,
Today is the exciting day as we can get the first sight of Kagmara Lek and Bheri River. The path can be seen across the hillside through the village of Chaurkot. The village Rimi and Kaigaon are seen as we descend through Rimi. Kaigaon village is on the left side of the river, following which we make our way to Hurikot (2650m). A monastery is being constructed just above the campsite. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 8: Trek from Hurikot to Garpung Khola 2920m,
Move along the river to the village which is of Tibetan characteristic. The path ascends slowly to Garpung Khola until we reach Jagdula Khola. A sheer hike for half an hour takes us to an outstanding viewpoint of Kagmara. Walk along the left bank of the cross and cross the bridge to reach Garpung Khola. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 9: Trek from Garpung Khola to KagmaraPhedi 2900m,
A short morning stroll and an afternoon rest is the goal today. Pass the bridge and follow the stream for two hours to get on the route ahead. Ascending on a cliff alongside the river, we cross several brides to reach Kagmara Phedi. An amazing view of Kanjirowa Himal Range can be seen from Phedi. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek from Kagmara Phedi to Lasa 4060m,
Today is a big day as we cross the Kagmara La (5115m). Walk on the right bank of the river until the path becomes somewhat hard below a sheer ascent. Getting on the top of Kagmara La (5155m), the pass can be seen adorned with hundreds of prayer flags. From the top of the pass, a stunning vista of surrounding mountains can be seen. The campsite of Lasa is a mere hour away from Kamara La and is situated underneath the pass on a flat grassy land cleared by the river. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek from Lasa to Pungmo 3600m,
The gradual descend from Lasa to Pungmo follows the trail of a stream throughout the way and crosses many smaller streams as well. With a view of Kanjirowa Himal (6612m) can be seen as we follow the sparsely forested trail. The Himalayan blue sheep and wild fox can be spotted en route along with numerous birds. A sharp downfall from Khyaru takes us to the village of Pungmo. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Rest Day,
Today is the rest day, but you can hike to stay active. There are two Gompas where both 'Bon' and 'traditional' Buddhism are practiced. Chortenscan is seen along the way. To reach the Gompas, we walk on the wooden bridge underneath the village. We later trek on the opposite bank of the stream and follow the trail up through the pine forest. The path becomes quite visible as it cuts across a cliff to reach the Gompa. After spending some time around the Gompa, we head back down to Pungmo for the overnight stay. 

Day 13: Trek from Pungmo to Ringmo Gaon 3733m,
Today's destination is the village of Ringmo, situated by the side of the attractive Phoksundo Lake. Keeping to the left side of the river, incline for one hour to a military camp at the connection of the Pungmo and Phoksundo Rivers. The walk up to Ringmo is very satisfying as enormous rock walls guard the upper valley, and as we arrive in Ringmo village, the beautiful Phoksundo Lake can be seen. Really fascinating is the enormous waterfall, falling down from the Phoksundo River. From the spot adorned with prayer flags, a pleasant walk takes you to the village of Ringmo. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Exploring the Shey Phoksundo Lake,
Today will be a hard-earned rest day for acclimatization at Phoksundo Lake. We ascend from Ringmo and head to the breathtaking Phoksundo Lake, surrounded by rocky hills and with a reflection of Kanjirowa Himal (6612m). During the day, we can take on a short hike to the village of Ringmo and its Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. As we walk around, we also get an opportunity to get aware with the local culture.  The Dolpo people wear simple clothing that is sometimes dyed a maroon tint and they favor Tibetan-style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for footwear. Both men and women often wear religious charms and cords of coral, amber, and turquoise. Overnight in Ringmo.

Day 15: Trek from Ringmo Gaon to Yak Kharka 3982m,
The trek today sets out to discover the hidden valley of Tarap, known to be one of the last strongholds of Tibetan culture in Nepal. It is an easy day linking a couple of hour's walks in the morning to a yak grazing meadow situated by the Maduwa Khola. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Trek from Yak Kharka to Danigar 4631m,
Today is an exciting day as we will be crossing the snow-covered post of Baga La (5200m). It is also one of the most captivating parts of the trek as we pass the watershed of the main Himalayan dry Tibetan plateaus. Moving along the river, the trail ascends sharply to the pass. The dry hills look orange and brown extending out towards the north. The pass is often windy and but hosts a great view of Phoksundo Lake and Kanjirowa Himal Range along with the view of Norbung Kang (6085m). Afterward, we make a steep descend from the pass to reach Danigar. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 17: Trek from Danigar to DhoTarap 3944m,
As we head towards Dho Tarap, we start with a gradual ascend to cross Numa La (5350m); the walk into this attractive and wild Tibetan landscape is one of the best parts of this hike. Dhaulagiri I (8167m) along with the Tibetan hills and the KanjirowaHimal Range are seen as remarkable from the top of Numa La (5350m). The path then goes downhill into the Tarap Valley, and crossing many ancient monasteries on the way, we reached Tarap. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Trek from Dho Tarap to Ghyamgar 3756m,
We make a morning visit to the Bon Gompas called Dhoro Gompa and Shipchaur Gompa. Afterward, we leave Dho Tarap and follow Tarap Khola downstream to reach Ghyamgar via Langa Camp. Crossing many small streams and scattered settlements, we arrive in Ghyamgar. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 19: Trek from Ghyamgar to Chhyugar 3441m,
The path through the gorge continues, moving through the riverbank on the way up the cliff side. After a long morning's walk, a large clearing arena by the river is reached. Walking alongside Tarap Khola relishing the beautiful landscape of the barren Dolpo, we arrive in Chhyugar. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 20: Trek from Chhyugar to Tarakot 2537m,
From Chhyuar, we walk for a short while to a well-made bridge to walk on the left bank of Barbung Khola, into which the Trap Kholafollows. Upon reaching Laisicap, where the Tarap Khola and Barbung Khola meet, we follow the Bheri River on a downhill trail to reach Tarakot. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 21: Trek from Tarakot to Dunai 2140m,
Tarakot to Dunai is an easy downhill walk through several settlements situated on the bank of Thuli Bheri River. We follow a sparsely forested trail with many rocky hills until we reach Dunai, the headquarters of Dolpo. In Dunai, we pay a visit to the Central Gompa. Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 22: Trek from Dunai to Juphal 2475m,
From Dunai, we walk along the Bheri River, enjoying the beautiful scenery. We first descend to Suligad, a junction of Phoksundo River and Bheri River, from where we make a steep ascend towards the town of Juphal. En route, we come across several small villages, vibrant with locals going about their lives. Overnight in Juphal.

Day 23: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu,
We take the first flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. And take another flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. Celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 24: Free day to Kathmandu for Shopping.
After such an amazing trip, you finally come to Kathmandu and take rest. You can rest at your hotel or enjoy exploring the city. There are various fun activities to do here. You can ask help from your guide and stroll around the city. You can also visit the nearby markets and shop for souvenirs to take back home. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Final Departure to International Airport.
After an amazing trip, it is now time to say our goodbyes. We will drop you at the airport before the scheduled time of your flight. 

Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 4,885
EUR 4.602
SFr 4.900
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* All transportation by private car.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, 1 sherpa (tents), porters (1 porter for 2person), their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Humla-Simikot Restricted Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* Rara National Park Permit and all necessary permits.
* Dolpo Restricted Area Permit.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM/Nepalgunj/Jumla-Juphal/Nepalgunj/KTM and domestic airport tax.
* All Camping Equipments (Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent, Guest Tent, Toilet Tent, Mattresses) and Kitchen equipments (Utensils).
* Tented accommodation during the camping trek.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.



Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would  greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                     Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Jumla Dolpo Trek traverse Kagmara-La Pass, 25 Days


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