UPPER DOLPA AND SHEY GOMPA

Trip Facts

Trip Duration : 26 Days
Difficulty : Moderate to Strenous
Highest Altitude : 5360 m
Starting Price : -
Trip Grade :
Region : Other Regions
Activity : Trekking
Best Season : MAR- MAY, SEP-NOV
Program Route : Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhuphal-Dunai -Ankhe-Sulighat village -Phokshumdo Lake -Phokshumdo-Khola -Phokshindo Bhanjyang -Kang-La -Shey Gompa -Saldang-La -Namduna Gaon -Saldang-Yangze Gompa -Sibu -Jeng-La phedi -Jeng-La -Tokyu Gaon -Dho Tarap -Tarap Khola -Kharigaon -Tarakot-Dunai-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.

Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking a remarkable adventure with tremendous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), range of mountains with Api and Saiphal including Kagmara Himal visiting rural remote villages of interesting culture and traditions of Tibetan origin and in the country where Blue sheep and beautiful snow leopard dwells.

 

Adventure to Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa begins with a scenic sweeping flight to Nepalgunj city towards Nepal Far South West in warmer zone, from Nepalgunj with another scenic flight to Dolpo and landing in Jhupal village with amazing views of Api, Saiphal and Dhaulagiri range of mountains.

 

From Jhupal head towards Dunai town a headquarter town of Dolpo district, from here our remarkable adventure starts with a good walk towards emerald Phokshumdo Lake also called Ringmo located in tranquil environment. Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking around interesting villages with Tibetan Buddhist and Bon culture (earlier of pre Buddhism) and traditions, walk continues  leading to barren arid country with amazing views of red rock formation walls high cliffs in the backdrop of high snow capped mountains. Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking leads through villages of Ankhe 2,896m, Sumdu / Sulighat village 3,500m to reach at Phokshumdo Lake with nice Tibetan cultured village of Ringmo, after a rest day with awesome time exploring the lake and village, adventure carries on to cross a high pass of Kang-la 5,360 m the highest point of this adventure, and then to our highlight and destination at Shey Gompa the Crystal Monastery beneath the towering Crystal Mountain.

 

This area is well described in Peter Mattessian classic novel “The Snow Leopard” and made it much popular by exposing this beautiful country to the outside world. Here explore the mystical old Monastery, Shey means crystal in local language, just close to the monastery stands Crystal Mountain one of the strangest mountains, as its contorted cliffs is laced with quartz and embedded with a rich variety of marine fossils. From here taking an alternative route crossing high pass of Jeng-la to reach wonderful villages of Tokyu, Dho Tarap and Tarakot a nice place with monastery, after a great time our adventure around Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking concludes, on reaching at Jhupal with a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj after an amazing Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa trekking. 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1337m).


Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing & Trekking preparation.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (168m) (50 minutes flight).


Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (2320m) (50 minutes flight) then drive to Dunai (2850m) – 1 hour.


Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2896m) – 6 hours.


Day 06: Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village (3500m) - 6 hours.


Day 07: Sulighat to Phokshumdo Lake (3500m) - 5 hours.


Day 08: Phokshumdo Lake (day rest for acclimatization and around excursion).


Day 09: Phokshumdo Lake to Phokshumdo-Khola (3640m) - 5 hours.


Day 10: Phokshumdo-Khola to Phokshindo Bhanjyang – 7 hours.


Day 11: Phokshindo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4500m) via Kang-La (5360m) - 6 hours.


Day 12: Shey Gompa the crystal monastery (day rest for acclimatization and around excursion).


Day 13: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaon (4800m) via Saldang-La (5200m) - 6 hours.


Day 14: Namduna Gaon to Saldang (3620m) -5 hours.


Day 15: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4960m) - 5 hours.


Day 16: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4560m) - 7 hours.


Day 17: Sibu to Jeng-La phedi (4900m) -6 hours.


Day 18: Jeng-La phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4200m) via Jeng-La (5090m) - 6 hours.


Day 19: Tokyu Gaonto Dho Tarap (4040m) - 5 hours.


Day 20: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola ( Kamekharka) (3800m) - 7 hours.


Day 21: Tarap Khola to Kharigaon (3150m) - 5 hours.


Day 22: Kharigaon to Tarakot (2850m) - 5 hours.


Day 23: Tarakot to Dunai- 4 hours, then drive to Jhupal -1 hour jeep ride.


Day 24: Juphal to Nepalgunj then Kathmandu flight.


Day 25: Kathmandu Buffer day.


Day 26: Departure.

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