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Lipulekh Pass Trek

Trip Overview

Lipulekh Pass also known as Lipu-Lekh Pass/Qiangla or Tri-Corner is a high altitude mountain pass situated in the western Himalayas with height of 5,334 metre. It is an International mountain pass between India, China, and Nepal. It is used by pilgrims to reach Kailas and Manasorvar and has been in use since ancient times by traders and pilgrims. 

Nepal recently released the new revised political and administrative map depicting Kalapani, Limipiydhura and Lipulekh bordering with India and China in the northwest corner. The new map includes the villages Gunji, Nabhi and Kuti lying in Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani.

Note: The itinerary presented below is a proposed itinerary. This could further change if case Nepal Government starts trekking route development to Lipulekh Pass.


Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at the hotel.  After a short rest, we take you on a short Thamel tour which is the main tourist hub in Kathmandu to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer, Supermarket, gear shop and other necessary things you might need for your trip. After a short explore you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in the hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for tomorrow.
After having breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing. Pashupatinath Temple: It is a most famous Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. One of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotees around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March. Boudhanath stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime directions, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy. After back from the tour you have some time for rest and prepare your gear and so on. Overnight in the hotel.
We take a flight in the morning from Kathmandu to Surkhet. After reaching Surkhet, we take a long drive to Darchula. On reaching Darchula, we check in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel
We take an early morning bus from Dharchula to Pangu. After reaching Pangu, we rest and prepare ourselves for the next day. The trek starts from Pangu. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
We start the trek early in the morning and until we reach Gala. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
After having breakfast at Gala, you’ll trek to reach Budhi. We'll rest for the night at Budhi. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
After breakfast, we trek further to Gunji from Budhi. Overnight at Local Lodge.
We start early in the morning to travel to Navi dhang. From Navi Dang you’ll see the majestic view of Om Parvat. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
After breakfast, we walk to Lipulekh for the majestic view which is the main attraction of the trip. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
From Lipulekh, we’ll start an early morning trek to Gunji. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
We will walk back to Budhi from Gunji after having our breakfast. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
We start walking back in the early morning trek from Budhi to Gala. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
We walk back to Pangu from Gala which ends our walking days. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
We returned back to Darchula from Pangu over drive. Overnight at Local Lodge.
We drive back to Surkhet from Darchula. Overnight at Local Lodge/Tent.
We take a morning flight from Surkhet to Kathmandu. You can rest all day or choose to roam around the streets of Thamel to enjoy the nightlife and busy streets. Overnight at Hotel.
Today we will walk around the local town in Kathmandu to experience the historical, cultural, and spiritual affluence to unveil the social and historical mysteries view the artistic Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour to capture the snaps of the centuries-old monuments and historical crafts in Kathmandu city. We explore the Local market of Ason, glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupa, etc. Then we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”. Durbar square walking tour will be a perfect mixture of culture, history, art, architecture and traditional values prevalent in Kathmandu valley. Overnight at the Hotel.

What is Included?

    • International and Domestic Airport picks up & Droop.

    • Guide, cooks, Sherpas, kitchen boy and helpers (Porters)

    • Nepal 3 star standard hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.

    • Domestic flight from Kathmandu-Surkhet-Kathmandu

    • Kathmandu Cultural and Historical sightseeing with a Tour guide, Private transportation, and entrance fee.

    • Private transfer (Surkhet to Darchula, Dharchula to Pangu & viceversa)

    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek.

    • Accommodation (Tent and local homestay) during the trek.

    • Hot and cold drinks (Tea, hot Choate, coffee, hot milk & Juice) during the trek.

    • All private Land transportation.

    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipment, all transport etc. for a guide, cook, Sherpa and porter.

    • All Camping Gear (table, chair, two men tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, down jacket, sleeping  & Duffel bag.

    • Down Jacket, down sleeping bag & Duffel bag.

    • All taxes.

What is Excluded?


    • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.

    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

    • Tips for guide, porter & driver (Tips is not compulsory)

Equipment Checklist



1. 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be

    returned after the trek)

2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it

    but is to be returned after the trek)

3. Daypack

4. Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)


Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes


1. Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and

    then put a baseball cap on to hold it is placed. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the

       sun off your ears and neck.

2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.

3. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.

4. Glacier glasses-

5. Headlamp

6. Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket

    should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).

7. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).




1. 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside

    other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.

2. 1 pair warm gloves

3. Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek.

    Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).


Core Body


1. T-shirts (2).

2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

3. Fleece jacket or pullover.

4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).

5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.

6. 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

7. Long shirts(2)


Lower Body – Legs


1. 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!

2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).

3. 2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.

4. 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

5. 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.

6. 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.

    Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots

    without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.

7. 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).

8. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture

    resistant plastic bags.




1. 2-4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.

2. 2-3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.

3. 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.

4. 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with

    layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it

    (otherwise you will get lots of blister).

5. 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.

6. 1 pair sandals (Optional).


Medicines and First Aid Kits


(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)


1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.

2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

3. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.

4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.

    Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.

5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids,

    some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive

    medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.




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