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Kagmara la Pass to Dolpo

This off beaten track trek takes you through the lap of Kanjirowa Mountains, from Rara lake to Phoksundo Lake. The eye popping factors of this trek include superb Himalayan vista, vast land

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Trip Facts

Trekking Company: Actual Adventure Private Limited

Cost of the trek: As upon request

Activity: Trekking, walking, Sightseeing

Starting point: Juphal

Ending at: Jumla

Duration: 31 days

Grade: Moderate/Strenuous

Attitudinal variation:  1525 m from the sea level up to 7754 m

Highest access : Kagmara pass (5370m)

Climate: sub-tropical, Alpine to Himalayan

Himalayan sights: Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri Range and Tibetan plateau

Mode of trekking: Camping trek.

Best period: March to May, September to December

This off beaten track trek takes you through the lap of Kanjirowa Mountains, from Rara lake to Phoksundo Lake. The eye popping factors of this trek include superb Himalayan vista, vast land topography, visit to lower Dolpo and extremely surreal Phoksundo Lake.

The Dolpo region of Nepal is known for its adrenaline pumping high passes, rare flora and fauna and serene hamlets inhibited by traditional Tibetan people. The area is surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north. Opened to trekkers since 1991, it is often referred as a fine blend of natural beauty and cultural diversity. The trek goes through the maximum elevation of 4530m to 5,115m and is arduous trek to complete.

The north west of Nepal is guarded by a group of Himalayan peaks known as Kanjirowa Himal. Despite of its natural beauty, the area is rarely visited. The trek passes to the south of Kanjirowa to Rara lake in the far west of pristine Phoksundo in Lower Dolpo. The area offers huge diversity of trekking, passing through terraced farmland, along high ridge tops, through pristine forest along with astonishing Himalayan peaks.

The trek offers an undeniable chance to enjoy freedom and escapism, and to achieve impressive achievement of crossing Kagmara La pass(5115m) making this trek an ideal one.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will start the day by visiting Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped temple with tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where the dead bodies are cremated. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha.  . In the afternoon we will drive to Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their antique and exquisite carvings. From here we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).  After this we will pay our visit to Swoyambhunath temple which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj

After having our lunch we will take an hour flight through the Himalayas to Nepalgunj. While flying you will left with awe with the magical panorama of Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Dolpo. Nepalgunj is situated close to Indian border and is quite hot. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 4-9: Take a flight to Jumla. Trek to Rara Lake.

Day 10-16: Trek to Chortra.

Day 17-20: Trek to Kagmara Base Camp through Kaigaon.

Day 21-24: make your way through Kagmara La pass and then trek to Phoksundo Lake.

Day 25-28: Trek to Juphal.

Day 29: fly back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 30: Free day in Kathmandu

Today you can either take rest or explore the city on your own or do some family shopping. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 31: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey

Cost includes

  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis,
  • Overland transportations,
  • All internal flight tickets with airport tax,
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for member and staffs throughout the trekking period as per itinerary,
  • Complete camping equipments: member tent, staff  tent, chair table, mattress, toilet tent, dining tent, mess tent with logistical cooking utensils,
  • Daily wages, insurance, shelter, cloth of sardar (Nepalese guide), sherpa staffs, cook, cook helper and porters,
  • All land transportation, transfer from airport-hotel-airport,
  • Dolpo & Kagmara La Trek special permit, National park permits,
  • 15 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
  • First Aid Medical Kit (only for staff & porter),
  • Oxygen for emergency purpose,
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

  • International flight ticket to/from Nepal,
  • Expenses of personal nature & gratitude i.e. laundry, bar bills, telephone calls, drinks and other personal communication bills, breakfast,   lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Personal insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation,
  • Personal clothing,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.

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