Escape and get repose from the mental drabness of the monotonous routine life! Travel to the place less explored and meet the people less known. Enhance the spiritual self and get revitalized. Upper Dolpo Escapade can be a blessing in disguise for the restoration of energy, zeal and passion in your life. The famous documentary film maker Eric Vallie created a movie called Himalayan Caravan featuring locals and well known actors in the backdrop of Dolpo region. The movie was blockbuster and this secluded off the beaten path destination of Nepal got some limelight. Yes, travel to the village of many Thinleys (Note: Thinley died in 2016 was leader of a tribe and main character of the movie) exploring the magnificence of the tranquil Himalayan landscape of Nepal with Upper Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek.
Entry to this marvelous land is forbidden but trekkers can get entry with a permit. The place is glorified which is proved by the mentioning of the region in the book of David Snelgrove “Himalayan Pilgrimage”, Peter Matthiessen’s book “The Snow Leopard” and George Schaller’s book “Stones of Silence”. The journey of Upper Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek starts from Juphal after the flight of Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal. Upon the crossing of the daunting Numa La Pass (5190 m) awe inspiring Phoksundo Lake appears lying majestically in the Village of Ringmo. The lake is within the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The place is not only splendid and famous for the beautiful creations of nature but also for the socio-cultural aspect. Tibetan origin of people still practices the primitive lifestyle and tradition. People follow the traditional pre Buddhists Bon Po practices as a religion. Shey Gompas are considered as the spiritual nerve centre of the Upper Dolpo region. These are monasteries lying at the foothill of Crystal Mountain. Kora rituals are also done in this place making it the most alluring pilgrimage destination too. The journey then returns the same trail towards Juphal and ultimately to Kathmandu.
Upper Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek is once in a lifetime opportunity to witness pre Buddhists Bon Po followers of Tibetan origin people blessed by the spirituality of monasteries and Mother Nature. Mountain Hawk Trek is delighted to offer this package with well rehearsed itinerary and highly experienced trekking crew members.
Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.
Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 03 - Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu-1 hr flight . Overnight at a hotel.
Day 04 - 35 minutes flight to Juphal (2,400m). Trek to Dunai (2,150m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 05 - Trek to Ankhe (2,660m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 06 - Trek to Renje (3,104m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 07 - Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m) - 6.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 08 - Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 09 - Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 10 - Cross the Kang La pass (5,151m) and trek to Shey Gompa (4,126m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 11 - Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 12 - Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785m), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 13 - Trek to Saldang (3,903m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 14 - Trek to Sibu (3,942m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 15 - Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 16 - Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845m), trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 17 - Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m) - 4.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 18 - Trek to Serkam (3,630m) - 6.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 19 - Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 20 - Trek to Tarakot (2,281m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
Day 21 - Trek to Dunai (2,052m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps
Day 22 - Trek to Juphal (2,404m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at tented camps .
Day 23 - Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj- Total 1 hr and 35 minutes flight . Overnight at a hotel.
Day 24 - Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 25 - Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.
Note:- The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
August 07, it was our first time in Nepal, and we decided to go to the Upper Mustang (there is no bad monsoon time there at this time). We were solucky, that Prem was our guide and companion during 2 weeks.
Thank you Prem for your guidance and hospitality on my trip around the Himalaya. It was a great trip, once I will never forget. Your knowledge of the mountains is amazing. I will no doubt be back and calling you and join on Mountain Hawk Trek again.
- Ricky Mossman
New Zealand, Auckland
Cho La high pass from EBC to Goyko third time in 2016.
We came back to Nepal in January 2014 and once again relied on Prem and his team at Mountain Hawk Trekking. This time Prem looked after us on two treks: Kanjing Gompa and Goyko - Goyko Ri.
- Vladimir and Trisha Prpich
Recommend Mountain Hawk for anyone going trekking in Nepal
Mountain Hawk were recommended to me by friends who trekked with them last year on their honeymoon. From the organising perspective, couldn't have been easier. Prem was quick to reply to any emails as I worked out exactly what I wanted to, which ended up going to Chitwan NP and doing the Everest Base Camp trek.
- Matthew Werner
Gokyo Ri, Cho La pass, & Island Peak !
- Lindsay MacDonald
Australia, Melbourne Victoria
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