Thamel Tourism Development Council

Dolpa Trekking

Dolpo Mustang Humla Trekking
If you are wishing to get well off the beaten track you may wish to consider a journey to Karnali Region, which is one of the restricted area in Nepal. Karnali is most remote region, lies in the northwestern mountains region. Though the region is full off beaten, remote and challenging trails, the landscape and its views are the best. The snow covered mountains, the high alpine meadows, the rocky cliffs, the thick forests, the human habitation and the aquatic world in descending order, which all form an integral part of Karnali.
This region is ’s unbeatable combination of Natural beauty and mega adventuress off beaten routes. One can walk along the trails which have been hidden from the rest of the world, and explore the unique lifestyle and culture of inhabitants.
Karnali hosts some of Nepal’s National Parks: Shey Phoksundo (with Phoksundo Lake), famous for the snow leopard, is Nepal’s largest Park at 3,555km²; another gem is the much smaller Rara National Park (with Rara Lake, Nepal’s largest lake) at 106km².
Humla is a mountainous district in Karnali Zone in the north – west corner of bordering . It is the country’s second largest district with an area of the 5655 sq. km. and with altitude ranging from 1500 – 7300 meters. This hidden region is rich in bio-diversity being home to many endangered and elusive species and plants. The area is endowed with immense natural beauties and astounding culture. In 1993, government of and reached an agreement that allowed first treks across the border between the two countries in Humla. There are quite few trekking trails in Humla. Since Simikot is the main gateway to the Holy Mt.Kailash the Trail has become a very popular route in the region. Among the other trails, the ‘Upper Humla Natural and Cultural Trail’ is newly promoted very unique trekking trail that was open to trekkers only in 1997.
Dolpa is located in the Shey- Phoksundo National park of mid- western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau, cut off by a series of very high passes and closed by the snow most of the year. Dolpa remains a truly isolated corner of . Time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial.
The finely preserved ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard and magnificent views including MT. Dhaulagiri (8167m.). A trek through Dolpa is an experience not easily forgotten for instance an enchanting trek in this region by Peter Matthiessen gave birth to his masterpiece “Snow Leopards”, a spiritual novel and one of the best sellers. A trek of this region is recommended for groups. The trek permit was issued for trekkers in 1989, by the government of .

Rara Lake Trekking

Far Himalaya’s views are caught with your eyes with Rara Lake Trekking that leads you to one of the world’s most beautiful Lake, Rara Lake. The route is ‘off the beaten track’ and affers glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of country. Jumla and Rara lie northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali.
While enjoying beautiful blue lake between green forests, cold wind may blow your heart beat. The clear, high altitude lake is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forests, and mirrors snow-capped Himalayan peaks. In summer, rainfall is low and ideal for trekking. In the winter, there is often snow on the ridge surrounding the lake but in the autumn season, trekker is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Nobody has lived at the lake, except for the army assignated to the park, since the time government resettled the people of Rara and Chapra when the area was declared a national park.
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Trekking Snapshot
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 29 Days
Group Size: Min 2 & Max 9.
Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 03: Nepalgunj to Jumla by flight, Camp at Jumla
Day 04: Trek to Ghot Kharka
Day 05: Trek to Hat Sinja
Day 06: Trek to Army Camp
Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake
Day 08: Trek to Pina
Day 09: Trek to Chautha
Day 10: Trek to Jumla
Day 11: Trek to Ghothe Chaur
Day 12: Trek to Churtha
Day 13: Trek to Mauria Bhanjyang
Day 14: Trek to Hurikot
Day 15: Trek to Kagmara Base Camp
Day 16: Yak Kharka via Pass 5115m.
Day 17: Trek to Pungmi
Day 18: Trek to Ringmo
Day 19: Trek to Bagala Bhanjyang BC
Day 20: Trek to Bagala Pass 5070m. Camp at Numala Bhanjyang
Day 21: Trek to Numala Pass 5190m. Camp at Takyo
Day 22: Trek to Dhotarap
Day 23: Trek to Tarap Khola
Day 24: Trek to Khanigaon
Day 25: Trek to Hurikot
Day 26: Trek to Dunai
Day 27: Trek to Jufal
Day 28: Rest day
Day 29: Fly to Nepalgunj and same day fly to Kathmandu
Cost Includes

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 2 /3 / 4 star hotels or best available Hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while trekking.
  • Welcome / fare – well dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • City Sightseeing entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • All camping equipment – 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Professional local experienced trekking Guide well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag if required (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking map.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other trekking porters.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, inner fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Surprise Gifts.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance Travel for Nepal
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • All kind Drinks and meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, International telephone, beverage drinks etc while and trek.
  • Personal equipment for Trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation

Note: The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

Lower Dolpo Trekking

To explore untouched natural explendid, the trekker selects ‘Lower Dolpo Trekking Route’ that leads you to Dolpo, located on the isolated corner of Trans Himalayan Zone. Dolpo is a virgin and divine land in Mid-Western Nepal. Shey Phoksundo National Park, which lies at the core of Dolpo Region, is famous for snow leopard. A great Naturalist, Rodney Jackson conducted his research on snow leopards in Shey Phoksundo area. The Dolpo is famous for deepest Lake Phoksundo in entire Himalayan Region.
A unique and wonderful treasurer like Dolpo has been created in the lap of Mother Nature, which is being the shelter for many of the rare alpine living beings. Inspite of tough trails and rugged topography, the journey to Dolpo area offers a life-time experience. Tourists rarely visit Dolpo Region where the trekking route is very narrow and steep at places. Hiking Experience is essential for this trek. The altitude ranges from 2500m to 5070m.
The trek begins at Juphal, a domestic airport in Dolpa district, and follows the trail to Dunai, the first camp, then proceeds to Tarakot, way up to Shering Gompa (4440m) which is the highest point of this trek, passing through the Saldang and Shey Gompa village, we descend to the beautiful Phoksundo Lake, which is a part of Shey Phoksundo National Park. This region of more than 3000 sq. km is among the most spectacular and protected area in Nepal.
The trek concludes descend to Chepka village and then to Juphal, from where we fly back to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu.
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Trekking Snapshot
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 20 Days
Group Size: Min 2 & Max 9.
Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival & transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu- Nepalgunj
Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj – Jumla
Day 04: Jumla – Gothichaur
Day 05: Gothichaur – Naphukana
Day 06: Naphukana – Basala (Just past Chaurikot)
Day 07: Basala – Toijem
Day 08: Toijem – Kagmara Phedi (Base camp)
Day 09: Kagmara BC – rest
Day 10: Kagmara BC – Lasa ( Over the Kagmara La pass)
Day 11: Lasa – Sumduwa
Day 12: Sumduwa – Ringmo (Phoksundo Lake)
Day 13: Ringmo – Dajok Tang
Day 14: Dajok Tang – Pelungtang (Over the Baga La)
Day 15: Pelungtang – rest day
Day 16: Pelungtang – Numala – Mondo/Tok-Khyu ( or somewhere before)
Day 17: Mondo – Do Tarap
Day 18: Do Tarap – rest day
Day 19: Do Tarap – Sishul Khola ( Where it meets with the Tarap Chu)
Day 20: Sishu Khola – Chheur ( Dolom)
Day 21: Chheur (Dolom) – Kanigoan
Day 22: Khani Goan – Tarakot
Day 23: Tarakot – Dunai
Day 24: Dunai – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight.
Day 19: Kathmandu
Day 20: Depature, transfer to airport
Cost Includes

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 2 /3 / 4 star hotels or best available Hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while trekking.
  • Welcome / fare – well dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • City Sightseeing entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • All camping equipment – 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Professional local experienced trekking Guide well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag if required (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking map.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other trekking porters.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, inner fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Surprise Gifts.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees.


Upper Dolpo Trekking

Trekking to Upper Dolpo or Shey-Gompa Trekking in other words, allures you to explore inner Dolpo, which has aura of mysticism. Trekking in the Dolpo region has only been permitted since mid-1989. The region lies to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley; Dolpo is located inside Shey-Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, to the West of the Dhaulagiri massif, and is bordered with the Tibetan plateau.
Time has been standing still at upper Dolpo, the truly isolated at the corner of Nepal, for centuries, because inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years. Trekking to this region offers you with the opportunities of visiting ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries as well as the experiences of the vast array of wildlife inhabiting at the region, including Blue Sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard.
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Trekking Snapshot
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 25 Days
Group Size: Min 2 & Max 9.
Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02 Fly Nepalgunj, hotel
Day 03 Fly Jumla, Trek camp
Day 04 Gothigaon, camp
Day 05 Naphukana, camp
Day 06 Mauria Lagna crossing – Balasa, C.
Day 07 Hurikot, camp
Day 08 Kagmara Phedi, camp
Day 09 Kagmara La Crossing – Pungmo, C.
Day 10 Phoksumdo Lake, camp
Day 11 Pine Trees, camp special permit 1
Day 12 Gand La B. C., C.special permit 2
Day 13 Shey, camp special permit 3
Day 14 Lagmo Che Phedi, camp special permit 4
Day 15 Kyung La B. C., camp special permit 5
Day 16 Tokkyu, camp special permit 6
Day 17 Dho, camp special permit 7
Day 18 Tharap Khola Camp
Day 19 Tharap Khola Camp
Day 20 Tarakot, camp
Day 21 Dunai, camp
Day 22 Juphal, camp
Day 23 Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by flight
Day 24 Kathmandu city sightseeing
Day 25 Departure, transfer to airport
Cost Includes

Mount Kailash via Simikot

Trekking to Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar, the center of the Universe for Hindus and Buddhists both is possible through Simikot (distrtict headquater of Humla) as well. Mt Kailash (Kangrinpoche) situated at western part of Tibet, has been considered sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Bonpos for thousands of years. It is a paradise reflected in their religious inscriptures. The trek leads you to the mountain, on whose top Lord Shiva is believed still dwelling in meditation. As a pilgrimage around the mountain and its vicinity, it is a sacred goal for the devotees. Pilgrims walking overland for weeks or months, feel they are really approaching to the Center of the Universe, as they reach Mt. Kailash. It has been remaining as the pilgrimage site for centuries. Mt. Kailash is also revered as the fountain source of four of the great rivers of Asia, fueled by the waters of the nearby holy lake Mansarover. The rivers are Sindhu, Bramhaputra (Tsangpo), Karnali (the sacred Ganges) and Sutlaj have their sources within sixty miles of the mountain. Holy Lake, Manasovar itself is another center of attraction of this trek.
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Trekking Snapshot
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 25 Days
Group Size: Min 2 & Max 9.
Itinerary
DAY 01 Arrival, transfer to Hotel
DAY 02 Free day in Kathmandu Hotel
DAY 03 Flight: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj transfer to Hotel
DAY 04 Flight: Nepalgunj – Simikot Trek to Dharapari, Camp
DAY 05 Trek to Kermi, Camp
DAY 06 Trek to Yalbang, Camp
DAY 07 Trek to Muchu, Camp
DAY 08 Trek to Yari, Camp
DAY 09 Trek to Sip Sip, Camp
DAY 10 Drive to Taklakot, camp
DAY 11 Drive to Mansarovar visit Rakshak Tal,camp
DAY 12 Trek to Gosul Gompa, back by Jeep to Tschiu Gompa, camp
DAY 13 Drive to Tirthapuri, camp
DAY 14 Drive to Toling – visit Tsaparang, camp
DAY 15 Drive to Darchen, camp
DAY 16 Trek to Dri ra Phuk, Camp
DAY 17 Trek to Zuthul Phuk , Camp
DAY 18 End of Trek and drive to Tirthapuri, Camp
DAY 19 Drive to Hor – visit Seralung, Camp
DAY 20 Drive to Paryang, Camp
DAY 21 Drive to Saga Camp
DAY 22 Drive to Zhangmu, Hotel
DAY 23 Cross the border drive to Kathmandu
DAY 24 Kathmandu city sightseeing
DAY 25 Depature, transfer to hotel.

TTDC President


Sameer Gurung

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