Jumla via Kangmara Pass Trek
Jumla via Kangmara Pass Trek Overview
Jumla to Dolpo is one of the challenging, demanding, and technical treks which lies in the western part of Nepal. This trek takes two remote areas Jumla and Dolpo where people have their own different lifestyles. This trek offers the perfect blend of nature and culture from high passes to arid landscapes to carefully preserved Bon culture. The trail passes through small villages in Jumla leading you to the higher trail from Hurikot to Kangmara La Pass (5115m). You get to see a beautiful view of the kanjirowa Himal range and other snowcapped mountains from the top of Kangmara La pass. On your way, you cross two more passes, Baga La (5182m), and Numa La (5190m).
This route takes around 23/24 days with proper rest and few days off. It may cost you approx. 1500$ including insurance, permits, transportation, clothing, etc.
Highlights of Jumla via Kangmara Pass Trek
- Explore two of the remotest part of Nepal.
- Expereince the Bon Po culture
- Stunning view of Kanjirowa Himal
- Cross two more passes, Baga La and Numa La.
- Day 1- arrival at kathmandu
- Day 2- Kathmandu- Nepalgunj 1 hour flight
- Day 3- Nepalgunj-Jhupal- Dunai 3 hours walk
- Day 4- Dunai- Tarakot 5-6 hours walk
- Day 5- Tarakot- Lahinikharka 5-6 hours walk
- Day 6- Lahini kharka- Bivo cave 5-6 hours walk
- Day 7- Bivo Cave- Dho Tarap 6hours walk
- Day 8- Dho Tarap- Numun La base 5 hours walk
- Day 9- Numun La base- Baga La base 5-6 hours walk
- Day 10- Baga la Base- Phedi 5 hours walk
- Day 11- Phedi- Ringmo Phoksundo lake 5 hours walk
- Day 12- Ringmo Phoksundo lake- Pungmo 6 hours walk
- Day 13- Pungmo- kagmara Phedi 6 hours walk
- Day 14- Kagmara Phedi- Bhedi Kharka 6-7 hours walk
- Day 15- Bhedi Kharka- Kaigaon 5-6 hours walk
- Day 16- Kaigaon- Muri 5 hours walk
- Day 17- Muri- Mani sango 5-6 hours walk
- Day 18- Mani sango- Gurjakot 5-6 hours walk
- Day 19- Gurjakot- Jumla 5-6 hours walk
- Day 20- jumla- Nepalgunj-Kathmandu 1 and half hours flight
Best season to visit
Like many parts of Nepal, the best time to do Jumla to Dolpo trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November). Being a rain shadow region, Dolpo receives very less or no rain at all which makes monsoon season also one of the best times to visit. Winter is very cold and filled with snow. However, if you have proper equipment and experience in trekking in winter you can still trek.
Travel Insurance – high altitudes places are not the kind of places you want to travel to without an insurance policy. Travel insurance has become part of trekking requirements. If you ever have some medical emergencies your travel insurance will have to bear it and that is why you need to mention the details about the places you are going to and the altitudes you will be reaching.
Valid visas/passports – all foreigners except Indians are required to have valid visas and passports to enter Nepal. The visa application will need the passport having a minimum of 6 months of validation along with your passport size photo. You will receive your visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport.
Clothing and equipment
|Woolen t shirts/shirts||Backpack|
|Fleece jacket||Passport size photographs|
|Down jacket||Permit and travel insurance|
|Raincoat||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Trekking trousers||Wash kit|
|Sleeping trousers||Safety kit|
|Hiking shorts||Power bank|
|Water proof pants||Summer/winter hat|
|Sleeping bag||Water bottles and water purifier|
|Hiking boots||Trekking poles|
|Gloves and beanies||Camera|