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 with great service of Ultimate Himalaya Trek management and guiding.
Trekking grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Trekking duration: 20 / 21 days.
Highest elevation: Kang la at 5,360 m
Total Trip: 24 / 25 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons: April to June and September to November.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with morning tour, fly to Nepalgunj in the afternoon.
Day 03: Fly to Jhuphal 2,320 m then drive to Dunai 2,850m - 01 hr.
Day 04: Trek to Ankhe 2,896m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village 3,500m -06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Phokshumdo Lake 3,500 m - 05 hours.
Day 07: Rest day at Phokshumdo Lake for local excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Phokshumdo-Khola 3,640 m- 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phokshindo Bhanjyang - 07 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Shey Gompa 4,500m via Kang-La 5,360 m -06 hrs.
Day 11: Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Namduna Gaon 4,800m via Saldang La 5,200m.
Day 13: Trek to Saldang 3,620 m -05 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Yangze Gompa 4,960 m - 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Sibu 4,560m - 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jeng-la phedi 4,900 m -06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4,200m via Jeng la 5,090m-06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Dho Tarap 4,040m- 05 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Tarap Khola ( Kamekharka) 3,800m - 07 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Kharigaon 3,150m - 05 hours.
Day 21: Trek to Tarakot 2,850 m - 05 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Dunai – 04 hrs then drive to Jhupal - 01 hr jeep ride.
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 24: Free day with sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 25: International departure for home ward bound.
SHEY-PHOKSUNDO NATIONAL PARK:
Area 3,555 Sq.Kms.
LOCATION: Shey-Phuksundo National Park is situated in the mountain region of western Nepal, covering parts of Dolpo and Mugu Districts. It is the largest national park in the country.
FEATURES: The Park contains luxuriant forests, mainly comprised of blue pine, spruce, cypress, poplar, deodar, fir and birch. The Jugdula River valley consists mostly of Quercus species. The trans-Himalayan area has a near-desert type vegetation of mainly dwarf juniper and caragana shrubs.
The park provides prime habitat for the snow leopard and the blue sheep. Other common animals found in the park are goral, Himalayan thar, serow, leopard, wolf, jackal, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan weasel, Himalayan mouse hare, yellow-throated marten, languor and rhesus monkeys.
The park is equally rich in many species of birds, such as Impeyan pheasant (Danfe), blood pheasant, cheer pheasants, red and yellow billed cough, raven, jungle crow, snow partridge and many others.
Trip Cost per person: $5375 US Dollars.
All ground Transport such as, Arrival and Departure, Transfers to and from Airport.
3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu in 3,4 star hotel with b/b & twin Sharing basis.
Flight toKathmandu/ Nepalgunj/Dunai/ Jomsom/ Pokhara/Kathmandu .
Three course of meals with hot tea and coffee and accommodation for the entire trip.
Expert Trekking Guide and twins sharing porter for the entire trek.
All necessary trekking entrance permits for Upper Dolpo Trek
Government Tax, Staff travel medical insurances their salary and medicine for the trek.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu. (Except farewell dinner).
All personal trekking gear, nature expenses, Laundry, internet and Tips.
All types of cold and Beverage drink during the entire trip.
Notes: The trekking Itinerary and cost is changeable and Modifiable according to the groups time and wants. An additional trip activities such as sightseeing tours, Mountain flight, Mountain bike tours, peak climbing, Rafting and cultural tours can be added as per the client’s interest and request. For detailed information please contact us by email or direct phone.