Book This TripDolpo Shey Gompa Trek

Duration: 26 Days
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Best Season: March - Aug, Sept - Nov

The northern part of Dolpo is usually called inner Dolpo and has always had an aura of mysticism. The high valleys of Dolpo are some of the most remarkable in the Himalaya with sweeping views stretching to the arid Tibetan plateau. Trekking here offers a real adventure, in a remote, unspoilt part of Nepal that has remained largely untracked and unexplored.

Our trek begins with a flight to Jumla via Nepalgunj. The first part of the trek is not difficult and provides delightful walking before joining ancient trek routes and the steep ascent to cross the Kagmara La (5,115m), our entrance to upper Dolpo. The scenery begins to change with the hills becoming shades of red, brown and gray. Eventually you can hear the prayer flags fluttering at the top of the pass and the view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the Kanjiroba Himal and the five peaks of the Dhaulagiri. We soon walk through the pleasant green pastures to the beautiful Phoksundo (Ringmo) lake. The scenery is outstanding with the deep blue water of the lake contrasting with the weathered red and brown hills.

We cross over two high passes, the Bag La (5,182m) and the Numa La (5,148m). From the Numa La descent into the Tarrap Valley to the villages of Dhotarap. Our adventurous journey finally comes to end at Juphal with an easy two days walk following the Bheri River to the small airstrip at the Juphal and we fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dhunai
Day 05: Trek to Tara kot
Day 06: Trek to Lahini
Day 07: Trek to Pigo Phug Kabe
Day 08: Trek to Dhotarap
Day 09: Rest day at Dhotarap
Day 10: Trek to Jangla Phedi
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 12: Trek to Saldang
Day 13: Rest day at Saldang
Day 14: Trek to Nangung
Day 15: Trek to Shey Gumpa
Day 16: Trek to Ganda La Phedi
Day 17: Trek to Ganda La Khola
Day 18: Trek to Phoksundo
Day 19: Trek to Ringmo( Phoksundo)
Day 20: Trek to Ryajik
Day 21: Trek to Arike
Day 22: Trek to Dunai
Day 23: Trek to Juphal
Day 24: Fly to Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
Day 25: Kathmandu city tour
Day 26: Departure