Day 1: Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 2: Afternon flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) and overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Short flight to Juphal (2470m), where we meet our porters and trek to Dunai (2140m), which is the main village in the Dolpo area. Overnight in a lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Dunai to Nando (2355m), always following the Barbung Khola, passing many picturesque terraced fields and small villages. The camp is set amidst corn and buckwheat fields and isolated homesteads.
Day 5: Trek from Nando to Mushi Khola (2,880m). The first half of the stage leads pleasantly through the shade, high above the river along to Laisicap (2,615m) to the upper Dolpo. In various ups and downs, a passage which was torn away by the river, must be bypassed. Today we sleep at the small alp Mushi Khola.
Day 6: Trek to Kagkot (3,265 m). The path leads through sparse pine and cypress forest and after several bridges we finally leave the raging Bharbung Khola behind. At the end of the day we reach the last larger village of the valley, Kagkot. The surroundings there already bear typical features of the nearby Mustang.
Day 7: Rest day for the participants to explore the area or to relax. In the meantime, the loads are organized for our new local porters, who are the only one allowed to work behind this point.
Day 8: Trek via two passes (4,390 m and 4,490 m) to a very nice intermin camp at Pangzi (4500m).
Day 9: Today we reach our base camp at 4,940 m. The camp is beautifully situated on a flat meadow with a stream running through, framed by high mountains: Putha Hiunchuli (7,246 m), Churen Himal (7,286 m) and Dhaulagiri IV (7,661 m).