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Dolpo Shey Gompa

Trip Code: DSG

23 Days

Dolpo Shey Gompa

Dolpo Shey Gompa  Trek is only for those who want to explore the non-touristy area in Nepal.  The trek takes you to far remote in the rain shadow area beyond the Dhaulagiri mountain Range to the north -west of the country. This spiritual  journey gives you a wonderful chance to experience colorful barren slopes of the mountains and Tibetan culture far different from that seen in other parts of the country. This remote and off the beaten area is attractive both scenically and culturally.  In the lower Dolpo region no high Himalayan peaks are seen except plenty of good high altitude scenery and fresh water of Phoksumdo Lake. It is also home to the trans-Himalayan Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest park in Nepal covering  an area of 3555 sq. km. The park is enriched with rare and endangered species of wildlife such as snow-leopard, blue sheep, ghoral, musk deer, wolf and other wildlife and plants diversity, which are not found  in other trekking regions in Nepal. Remote region in western Nepal was opened for the foreigners only in 1990.   People of inner Dolpo region  is  influenced by Bon-religion, where people practice a shamanistic religion prior to  Tibetan Buddhism came in existence. Much of Bon-po symbolism is the opposite of Buddhist practice.

Trekking to Dolpo Shey Gompa  was opened for foreigners with special permits only in the year 1990. At the beginning of the trek you walk through a wooded area, then continue along rugged canyons in the barren plateau near the border with Tibet. Upon arrival in Kathmandu  we  organize  sightseeing tour to  historical and cultural sites  in the  Kathmandu valley and at the same time  we obtain special permit for the lower Doplo  trek . Next day we take our flight to Nepalgunj and stay one night in at hotel in Nepalgunj. Next day early morning we wake up and catch up a flight to Juphal . From Juphal  we begin the trek to Sulighat through the high altitude tundra and rocks of Lower Dolpo and Phoksumdo with the cold air of the glaciers of Kanjiroba. Dolpo Shey Gompa   trek is opened only organized trekking groups with special permits.

The best time for Lower Dolpo trekking begins from March to May in spring and from October to November in Autumn.

Trip Highlights

Walk through High passes & feel remoteness of the region, View snowy peaks & sweeping vistas, Ancient and isolated villages,Well- preserved trans -Himalayan culture, tradition & Buddhist monasteries.

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Series Start End Price Per Person Status Book Here
DSG743 Mon ,Oct 23, 2017 Tue ,Nov 14, 2017 USD 3760 Available Book Now
DSG745 Mon ,Nov 06, 2017 Tue ,Nov 28, 2017 USD 3760 Available Book Now
DSG811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Tue ,Apr 10, 2018 USD 3760 Available Book Now
DSG815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Tue ,May 01, 2018 USD 3760 Available Book Now
DSG816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Tue ,May 08, 2018 USD 3760 Available Book Now
DSG817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Tue ,May 15, 2018 USD 3760 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & Permits preparation day
  • Day 03: Drive to Nepalgunj & transfer to hotel
  • Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal (2250m) & Trek to Sulighat (2050m).
  • Day 05: Trek to Chepka (2970m), crossing the Anke Khola river
  • Day 06: Ascend the gorge to Rechi (3010m) via the small viilage at Renje
  • Day 07: Trek to Ringmo and onto Phoksumdo Lake (3600m)
  • Day 08: Vital acclimatization day at Phoksumdo Lake
  • Day 09: Trek the lakeside trail and ascend ridge to a campsite beyond the northern shore
  • Day 10: Trek in Peter Matthiesson's footsteps to Snowfields Camp (4650m) below the Kang La.
  • Day 11: Cross the Kang La (5350m) into Inner Dolpo and Shey Gompa (4370m)
  • Day 12: A day for rest and exploration at Shey Gompa.
  • Day 13: Traverse the Shey La (5100m) to the pastures at Namgung (4415m).
  • Day 14: Trek to Saldang (4070m) close to the Tibetan border.
  • Day 15: Trek to Sibu (4150m), passing the monasteries at Samdo.
  • Day 16: Ascend to the pastures below the Jeng La.
  • Day 17: Cross the Jeng La (5110m). Views of Dhaulagiri. Descend to Tokyu (4160m).
  • Day 18: Trek down the Tarap Valley to Dho Tarap (4020m).
  • Day 19: Reserved  day for possible delays.
  • Day 20: Trek through blue sheep grazing areas to Shim Ora (3647m).
  • Day 21: Trek through the gorges of the Tarap Chu and descend to Kanigaon (2620m).
  • Day 22: Trek to Tarakot from where there is the option to visit the fortified settlement at Gumba Tera.
  • Day 23: Follow the Barbung Khola to Dunai (2090m)
  • Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 25: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 1 Night standard hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj on BB basis
  • Land transportation Kathmandu – Nepalgunj
  • Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal & Jumla - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Domestic Airport Arrival/Departure Transfer
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Rara National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on trek
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients allowed taking only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Dolpo, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 23 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 18 Days
  • Camping Trek: Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu : 04Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Nepalgunj: 01Night
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic Flight & Comfortable Vehicles as per group size
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May &  Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj & camp on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Included, except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Maximum elevation: 5115 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,- 20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPPG guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)

Dolpo Shey Gompa

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