Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa Trekking
Untouched by urbanization and modern impacts, the beautiful gem of Himalayas is ideal for trekking. The trekking also takes us through hard trails and amazing landscapes varied and distinct on their own. The Shey gompa palace is also a living example of Buddhist tradition and culture in its roots.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Large Group
Dolpo region is a remote place in Nepal. Untouched by urbanization and modern impacts, the beautiful gem of Himalayas is ideal for trekking. The trekking also takes us through hard trails and amazing landscapes varied and distinct on their own. The almost a month long trekking experience in Nepal is suitable for vast exploration of Nepal surrounding the Dolpo region and the Shey Gompa. The Shey gompa palace is also a living example of Buddhist tradition and culture in its roots. It is an excellent way to explore the rural Nepal through trekking. Upper Dolpo trek is ideal for trekkers all around the world interested in exploration of rural Nepalese lifestyle and culture and willing to invest a month’s time in rural Nepal.
- Airport transfers-Pickup and Drop
- All meals during trek in Local Lodge
- Accommodation during trek available every day in en-route lodges.
- English speaking guide & porters
- All necessary trekking permit fees
- Trekkers' Information Management System fees [TIMS]
- All airfare and bus transfers en-route.
- 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing on BB plan.
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
- Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
- Insurance for all staff & porters
- International airfare, Visa fees
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trek
- Personal Travel Insurance Personal clothing and footwear
- Personal equipment, Personal medical supplies and vaccinations
- Other Personal expenses and all kind of bottle drinks
- Tips to guides, porters and drivers
- Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
- Optional tours, excursions and activities
- Any item not mentioned in the “What Is Included”
International Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be addressed and welcomed by representatives from Asian Adventure Trips. You will then be transferred to the hotel booked for your comfortable accommodation.
Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
We start the day with sightseeing of popular destinations around Kathmandu valley. After the half day sightseeing, pre discussion of the trek is done in the presence of trek leader, crew and other participants of the trek. Asian Adventure Trips will delightfully brief more about the trek and your queries will be answered.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Our flight for Nepalgunj is arranged today. We enjoy our 35 minutes flight above the beautiful sceneries of Himalayan kingdom. Overnight accommodation is managed in Nepalgunj.
Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Dunai
Today we take an early morning flight from Nepalgunj. Our destination is Juphal, 45 minutes flight from Nepalgunj. We start our trek after meeting rest of the trekking crew and finishing necessary preparations. We then head forward in our trekking trail for around 2-3 hrs to reach Dunai, headquarter of Dolpo region. Our overnight camp today is in Dunai.
Trek to Ankhe
After having wonderful breakfast served to you by our Kitchen staffs, we head towards Ankhe. Our trek today is around 5-6 hours long through gradual ups and downs. We are greeted by beautiful landscapes throughout the path. Mesmerizing sights of Kagmara peak among others are notable attractions around. We pass through popular Thakuri village of this region to finally reach Ankhe. Ankhe is also the entrance point for She-Phoksundo National Park. Overnight camp is arranged in Ankhe.
Trek to Sulighat
As usual, our trek starts after breakfast today. Trekking trail offers gradual walks through natural beauties of the region. We experience amazing trails and lifestyle of people living around. Engaging trek of 5-6 hrstakes us to Sulighat, our overnight campsite. Today’s journey introduces us to the trekking trail we are about to follow in our Trek ahead.
Trek to Phoksundo Lake
Trekking journey begins from sulighat after breakfast. We pass through different lakes and streams of this region on our trail today. Mentionable names are beautiful PhoksundoKhola and PungmoKhola. We then trek 4-5 hrs to reach Phoksundo Lake, the most popular natural beauty of the region. Our overnight camp is settled in Phoksundo.
Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake
Our first rest day starts with beautiful morning in Phoksundo Lake. As we are free to explore the magnificent landscapes around Phoksundo Lake, We hike towards Ringmo village. You can also opt to relax in company of beauties of the Phoksundo Lake.
Trek to Phoksundo Khola
Rest day at Phoksundo Lake re-energizes us for the trek ahead. 4-5 hrs journey leads us to Phpoksundo Lake, Following amazing trail ahead, we reach Phoksundo Khola,our overnight stay campsite.
Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Phoksundo Bhanjyang is our destination today. Our trail passes through some mountain streams and rather harder trekking path. We then reach Phoksundo Bhanjyang, crossing beautiful sceneries throughout the trail. Overnight camp is arranged in Phoksundo Bhanjyang.
Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass
Today we will get opportunities to witness beautiful valleys of this region. After breakfast, we head towards Shey Gompa (4500 m), a popular destination around. We cross Kang-La Pass enjoying the beauties of valleys of the region. 5-6 hrs of walk finally take us to Shey Gompa, Campsite for overnight stay today.
Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery
We enjoy our second rest day for the trek today in Shey Gompa. Shey Gompa also referred as “Crystal Monastery” has rich history of this region. It is related with historic, ancient and traditional factors of people living around. Shey Gompa closely relates to Tibetan lifestyles and believes, hence letting you access to their rich culture. You will be one of the few lucky tourist to witness and explore this wonderful monastery.
Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La
We start our trek today through scenic landscapes to Namduna Gaun. We cross through juniper bushes, Canyons and structures of Himalayan trails. Our 6-7 hrs long trek also takes us around small villages of this region. Flora and Fauna along with natural vegetation of this region adds to beauty around. We finally reach Namduna Gaun, overnight destination for today.
Trek to Saldang
Our trek today starts after breakfast. Destination today is Saldang Village, beautiful village located high dolpo region. The village is most densly populated area of whole Dolpo region. Trail today is hard as we pass through dusty paths and steep screes for around 4-5 hours. We finally reach Saldang village for Overnight stay.
Trek to Yangze Gompa
Our journey today takes us towards Northern part of Nepal. Trail today takes us along Nang Chgu River, through gradual climbs. Exploring through upper Himalayan landscapes, we finally reach Yangze in around 4-5 hours of walk. We then visit Bon- Po Monastery of Yangze, Outstanding “Gompa” you will ever see. Overnight stay is managed in YangzeGompa.
Trek to Sibu
Trekking Continues from Yangze Gompa today to finally reach Sibu (4500 m). We follow the trak towards Saldang village and move along comparatively shorter paths ahead. Trekking trail gets better from Saldand where we cross villages, fields, Stupas and lifestyles of this region. 6-7 hours of walk finally leads us to Sibu village, where we set our Overnight camp today.
Trek to Jeng-la Phedi
Today we trek towards Jeng-La phedi, Close to Tibetan border of Nepal. We follow 5-6 hours of trail to finally reach Jeng-La Phedi, our overnight campsite.
Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la
Our trekking continues today from Jeng-La, We ascend towards Jeng-La peak enjoyin g morning views of Dhaulagiri Mountain. On our 5-6 hours of trek, we pass through Tarap valley and reach TokyuGaun. We stay at Chaiba sect Monastery of Tokyu for overnight.
Trek to Dho Tarap
Early morning trek starts today for Dho Tarap. Trekking route leads us through valleys and river areas of inner Dolpo region. We trek around 4-5 hours to reach Dho Tarap village. We then explore the beautiful village around for rest of the time. Overnight stay is arranged in DhoTarap.
Rest Day at Dho Tarap
Third rest day of our trek is planned for today in Dho Tarap. We spend the day exploring the areas around DhoTarap. We can get extensive knowledge about people and their lifestyles living in this village. We can also hike to nearby Monasteries if we choose to. Rest day ends with Overnight sleep in Dho Tarap.
Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
We start the trek today from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola. Trail can be flexible because we have different options available from here. We can either choose moderate paths to little harder one according to our requirement and current situation. Either way, we walk for around 6-7 hrs through Himalayan inner valleys. We set our overnight camp in Tarap Khola(3800 m).
Trek to Khanigaon
Our interesting trekking day starts early in the morning. Our trail is quite interesting as we pass through adventurous and exciting paths. Deep gorges, stony paths and bridges keeps us excited throughout the trek. Our adventurous 4-5 hrs of trek ends after reaching Khanigaon. Our overnight campsite is arranged in Khanigaon.
Trek to Tarakot
Our trek today starts from Khanigaon followed by Lalberi village. Gradual walks then leads to Tarakot after 4-5 hrs. Tarakot is famous village of this region that connects to history of this region. On reaching Tarakot, we choose to stay at campsite near Tarakot or can also opt to climb steep hill to reach village.
Trek to Dunai, 5-6 hrs
Our trek continues along the trail that follows beautiful landscapes surrounding Bheri River. 5-6 hrs of trek leads us to Dunai, where our trekking is successfully completed. We stay at Dunai village today celebrating the awesome trek.
Trek to Jhuphal, 2-3 hrs
Today we return back on our trekking trail from Dunai to Jhupal. With 2-3 hrs trek, we can reach Jhuphal village. We stay at Jhuphal, in overnight stay camp, concluding our adventurous trek.
Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Today, we head back to nepalgunj on 35 minute flight from Jhuphal. Macnificient views gives us company throughout the flight. We schedule our next flight for today equal in length to Kathmandu after reaching Nepalgunj. Remaining time can be used in kathmandu to explore streets of Thamel and surrounding nightlife of the Capital.
Leisure day in Kathmandu
Leisure time in Kathmandu can be enjoyed today concluding our trek. The day can be used to get souvenirs for your loved ones back home. You can also use the day to review trip experiences and share memories with Asian Adventure Trips.
Before your planned return from Kathmandu, Asian Adventure Trips Organizes farewell dinner for the whole trekking team including guides and porters. We share our experiences with each other and also have an opportunity to plan our next trip to Nepal with Asian Adventure Trips.As per your departure schedule from Kathmandu, Asian Adventure Trips will provide airport transport facility from your hotel.
We always work on to provide our guests a “Happy Stay” during their journey through best available Accommodation option!!