Jumla Jomsom Trek GHT High route

October 15, 2017

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Jumla Jomsom Trek via Rara Lake and Upper Dolpo to Jomsom is GHT high route of Western Nepal. It is a most challenging wilderness treks in Nepal connecting Jumla to Rara Lake and Upper Dolpo to Jomsom via Great Himalayan trail high route.

Tour Details

Jumla Jomsom Trek GHT high route, traverses through middle hills valley of Jumla and Mugu to high alpine valleys of Upper Dolpo, finally to arid and barren deserted landscape of Mustang.

Jumla is an ancient capital of Malla Dynasty and middle hill district of western Nepal. Jumla is hidden away in the foothills of Sisne Himalaya is the gateway to our Jumla Jomsom trek. Hinduism and Shamanism are most dominated religion in the Jumla.

Mugu is home to Rara National Park and the largest lake of Nepal ‘Rara Lake’. Trekking along the Mugu area we witness mix culture of Khas Hinduism and Bhotiya Buddhism.

Dolpo, synonymously known as ‘be yul’ ‘the Hidden Land’ blessed by a great magician and founder of Tibetan Buddhism ‘Guru Rinpoche’,  is guarded by the high passes and mountains to the east, west, and south, bordering with Tibet to the North, the one of the most remote and sparsely populated region of Nepal. Closed until 1989, Dolpo is home to trans-Himalayan national park ‘Shey Phoksundo National park’, Phoksundo Lake, sacred mountains, sculpted gorges, jagged rocks, and rugged river valley, many species of flora and fauna, and friendly people.

Jumla Jomsom Trek GHT high route kicks up after a scenic mountain flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. Then it leads through the forested vegetation of Danphe Lagna, Chautha, Dotu to Rara Lake. After the Rara lake descends to Mugu Karnali River via Gamgadi. For few days we follow Mugu Karnali river valley up to Shailenchaur/Maile. Hereafter, the trails continue through the wild and beautiful pastureland of alpine valleys crossing Chyargo La pass, Yala Pass and Nyima Gyalzen La to Phopa village of Upper Dolpo.

Encountering the high passes of Upper Dolpo and rolling into the hidden beautiful hamlets, we engage about two weeks across the Upper Dolpo trek and we visit some of the ancient 800 -1000 years old Bon and Buddhist monasteries.  Our Upper Dolpo trek part passes through Nakhong valley, Panzang valley and to Chharka valley.

The final part of Jumla Jomsom trek GHT high route stretching through the high alpine meadow of Norbulung and Mulumsuna crossing last friendly high pass Jungbenla 5560m to Santa and Jomsom.

Jumla Jomsom Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Fly to Jumla (2370m) and trek to Chyare Chaur

Day 04: Chyare Chaur  to Nyarighat  2850m via Danphe Langa (3500m).

Day 05: Nyarighat to Bulbule  (3182m) 5-6 hours

Day 06: Bulbule to Jyari  (2635m) via Gurchi Lagna  (3445m) 5-6 hours

Day 07: Jyari to Rara Lake  (2982m)

Day 08: Rest at Rara Lake

Day 09: Rara Lake to Lumsa (1875m)  6-7 hours

Day 10: Lumsa to Pulu (2257m) 6 -7 hours

Day 11: Pulu to Shailenchaur/Maila(2820m) 5hrs

Day 12: Maila to Chyarga La camp (4000m)

Day 13: Chyarga La camp to Chyarga La high Camp (4400m)

Day 14: Chyarga La high camp to Takla Khola (3500m) 5-6hrs

Day 15: Takla Khola to Yala La high camp (4500m) 8 hours

Day 16: Yala La high camp to Pung Kharka (4550m) 6 hours

Day 17: Pung Kharka to Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp (4650m) 3 hours

Day 18: Nyingma Gyanzen La high camp to Phophagaon (4070m) 7-8 hours

Day 19: Phophagaon to ridge camp above Potalchaur (4400m) 4-5 hours

Day 20: Ridge camp above Potalgaon to Bhijer (3850m)   3 – 4 hours

Day 21: Bhijer – Shyamling Gompa – Den Khola (4500m) 5-6 hours.

Day 22: Den Khola – Shey Gompa (4390m) 3-4 hours

Day 23: Rest day at Shey Gompa

Day 24: Cross Sela Bhanjyang (5075 meters) and trek to Namgung. (4430 meters) 5-6 hours

Day 25: Trek to Saldang (3980 meters) 3-4  hours

Day 26: Trek to Khoma Gaon. (4100 meters) 5-6 hours

Day 27: Trek to Mendo. (4000 meters) 5-6 hours

Day 28: Trek to Tinje. (4000 meters) 4-5 hours

Day 29: Trek to Rapka. (4535 meters) 6-7 hours

Day 30: Cross Chharka La (5030 meters) and trek to Chharka. (4110 meters) 6-7 hours

Day 31: Acclimatization day

Day 32: Trek to Norbulung. (4750 meters) 3-4 hours

Day 33: Trek MulumSumna. (4900 meters) 4-5 hours

Day 34: Trek to Ghalden(4220 meters)  Cross Jungben La pass (5560 meters) 7-8 hours

Day 35: Trek to Sangda village (3710 meters) 3-4 hours

Day 36: Trek to Phalek/Dagarjong. (2800 meters) 5-6 hours

Day 37: Trek to Jomsom. (2800 meters) 3 hours

Day 38: Fly to Pokhara and Kathmandu

Day 39: Fly back to Home

Price Include following services;

+Airport pickup and drop

+3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

+ One-night hotel accommodation and dinner in Nepalgunj

+ Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

+ All the government procedure

+ Trekking permits, National Park fee, ACAP permit

+ Experience English speaking guide, Cook, Helpers and Porters/Mules

+ Trekking equipment (Mattresses, Member tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tents),

+ Dining Table, Chairs and Kitchen utensils

+ Three-time meals during trek along with Tea/coffee and snacks

+ Staff’s salary, food, insurance and clothing

+ Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Price exclude

-International flights and visa fee
-Personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu
-Travel insurance, Rescue, and evacuation
-Tips and gratitude for staffs
-Donation and local entrance fee