Upper Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek




28 days


May till October


From 4 person

TRIP Altitude

5010 meters


On Request

Trip Highlights

Bone & Buddhist culture & monasteries, high passes Shey, beautiful Dho Tarap & Shey Gompa village, Shey Phoksundo Lake, Tokkyu Village, Saldang, Excellent dry and desert landscape, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, superb Mountain View, friendly people and many more ....

Trip Overview

This is the best trek of in Nepal, the terrain is varied and there is a remote 11th Century Monastery on the route. The trail goes north of the main chain, across a number of high mountain passes on to part of the Tibetan plateau offering great views onto the Annapurna Range. The path follows that of that in the famous book The Snow Leopard around frozen peaks and canyons. The terrain is green and lush on the southern side and arid on the Tibetan side. Very few visitors have travelled to this area, the region has only been open to the outside world since 1988.

A wild and harsh land, with no tourists and even few hikers, and with, here and there, a few villages. Wonderdul landscapes, monasteries ... poor ones, people, yaks of course, and this feeling of being very very far away.

We start our trek from Juphal, after two short flights to Nepalgunj on first day and to Juphal on second day. Trekking through nice village like Do tarap and Shey Gompa crossing through high and remote alpine area and passes take us to beautiful Shey Phoksundo Lake (3600m). From here we will trek back to Juphal where we catch flight to Kathmandu.

As this is also Nepal's demanding trek and goes through high pass and remote area of the country where we should make lot of ascend and descend we therefore recommend to attempt only for experience trekkers. Clients carry only daypack and walk on their own pace. Average hiking per day on this trek is   7-8 hrs.

  • Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
  • Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel. (B)
  • Day 03 Fly to Nepalgunj /hotel (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Fly to Juphal (2440m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Trek to Shartara (2520m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Khanigaon (2650) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 Trek to Lahini (3160m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Trek to Dho Tarap (4040m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Rest and explore Dho Tarap village (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Trek to Do Tarap (4040m) via 4800m pass (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Trek to Tokkyu Village (4060m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 Trek to Chutung Dang (3967m) via Jeng La ( 5110m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 Trek to Chibu Kharka (3915m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 14 Trek to Saldang (4100m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 Trek to Yang Tsser village (4300m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 Trek to Karang (4100m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 17 Trek to Samling Gompa (3800m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 18 Trek to Shey Gompa (4500m) via Shey La (5010m)
  • Day 19 Leisure day (B, L, D)
  • Day 20 Trek to Yak Kharka (4500m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 21 Trek to Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake (3730m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 22 Phoksundo Lake to Sepka (B, L, D)
  • Day 23 Trek to Rahagaon (B, L, D)
  • Day 24 Trek to Dunai (2050m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 25 Dunai to Juphal (2345m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 26 Fly to KTM via Nepalgunj /Hotel (B)
  • Day 27 Day at leisure /farewell dinner /Hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 28 Drive to airport for return flight. (B)
  • Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday, and trip can be arranged with stay in lodge and tent. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

  • International airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at 3 star catagory in double occupancy
  • Trekking Transportation by plane as per mention in the itinerary
  • Special trekking permit
  • Conservation permit.
  • TRC permit
  • Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
  • English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
  • Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two person)
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation incase of emergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag

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