Dunai to Jumla via Numala and Bangala

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 26 days

Difficulty: Moderate To Strenuous

Maximum Elevation: 5,238 m (Numala)

Best Time: September to Early October

Accommodation: Fully Camping

Dunai to Jumla trek is a lower Dolpa that offers an outstanding trekking experience in the remote western region of Nepal, the upper area of the Tarap Khola and Shey Phokundo lake. The route passes through the desolate plateau, the dry land of the valley, and snow-capped peaks. 
This trek destination is a simple but the finest trekking to explore the rare culture and tradition of local people influenced by Tibetan culture and living style. Trek from Dunai to Jumla is an outstanding route wrapping the beautiful wonders of nature which includes two inspiring and challenging Passes such as Bagala Pass(5100 meters) and Numala Pass(5115 meters). During the trail passing through Numala and Bangala Pass, we can explore panoramic Himalayan ranges such as the Annapurna ranges, Kyanguripa, Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri ranges, and other stunning Himalayan ranges. There are different endangered animals like snow leopard, musk deer, Goral, Himalayan Thar, bear, blue sheep, flora and fauna, residing in the Shey Phoksundo National Park and gorgeous views of Nilgiri, Kyanguripa, Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, and other mountains of Nepal. The months like September to November and March to May are considered the best season to conquer this trekking route. 

Dunai to Jumla Trek begins from Juphal. We will pass through barren alpine lands, green lush, and subalpine vegetation. Exploring the hidden treasure of Tarap Valley, high passes of Num – La and Baga – La towering between Tarap valley and Phoksundo valley before entering Phoksundo Lake. This route of the trek provides a rewarding experience for the trans-Himalayas. We pass through the green lush alpine vegetation and cross several rivers, monasteries, and villages in the Shey Phoksundo national park. This area's buffer zones impart a lifetime of memorable experiences and adventures while trekking to Jumla from Dunai.

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Preparation for Adventure trip

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2,475 m / 8,120 ft) and trek to Dunai (2,140 m / 7,021 ft)

Day 05: Trek Dunai to Tarakot (2,537 m / 8,323 ft)

Day 06: Trek Tarakot to Laini Odar (3,370 m / 11,056 ft)

Day 07: Trek Laini Odar to Nawarpani (3,475 m / 11,400 ft)

Day 08: Trek Laini Newarpani to Do Tarap (3,944 m / 12,939 ft)

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Do Tarap

Day 10: Trek Do Tarap to Numala Base Camp (4,440 m / 14,567 ft)

Day 11: Trek to Danigar (4,631 m / 15,193 ft) after crossing Numala (5,238 m / 17,185 ft)

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,982 m / 13,064 ft) after crossing Bagala (5,214 m / 17,106 ft)

Day 13: Trek Yak Kharka to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,733 m / 12,247 ft)

Day 14: Exploration day around Shey Phoksundo Lake

Day 15: Trek Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo (3,600 m / 11,811 ft)

Day 16: Trek Pungmo to Lasa (4,060 m / 13,320 ft)

Day 17: Cross over Kagmara La (5,115 m / 16,781 ft) and trek to Kagmara Phedi (2,900 m / 9,514 ft)

Day 18: Trek Kagmara Phedi to Toijum (2,920 m / 9,580 ft)

Day 19: Trek Toijum to Hurikot (2,650 m / 8,694 ft)

Day 20: Trek Hurikot to NauliKharka (3,670 m / 12,040 ft)

Day 21: Trek NauliKharka to Nephukhona (3,010 m / 9,875 ft)

Day 22: Trek Nephukhona to Gothi Chaur (2,800 m / 9,186 ft)

Day 23: Trek Gothi Chaur to Jumla (2,370 m / 7,776 ft)

Day 24: Fly to Nepalgunj 

Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 26: Final Departure

Trip Info

Highlights

  • Experience a distinct mixture of ethnic groups
  • Good high-altitude scenery
  • Opportunity to explore the relatively unexplored territory
  • Attractive lakes, rivers, dense forests, and wildlife of Nepal
  • Crossing over challenging three high passes with the spectacular views
  • Explore panoramic Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri Himal, Kyanguripa, and other stunning Himalayan ranges.

 

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