Upper Dolpa trekking

The Upper Dolpo Trek to Shey Gompa brings you into a mystical land where centuries old Buddhist and Bonpo traditions, interwoven with shamanistic influences, are still an important part of daily life. The villages, gompa’s and people you meet during this trek will leave an unforgettable impression on you.Trekking in Dolpo Region had permitted only after mid of 1989 by the government of Nepal.The trekking brings you to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a magical place, situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited by hundreds of pilgrims each year, who make a kora (circuit) around the mountain, Dolpo’s own version of Mount Kailash.The region lies to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley; Dolpo is situated within the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in the Eastern Part of Nepal.

This is quite a strenuous hike. You have to cross three high passes, Nagdalo La of 5350 m, the Shey La of 5000 m and Jeng La of 5110 m. These crossings involve long climbs and long descends. Besides, you stay above 4000 meters for a long time, with very cold nights.

Most treks into Dolpo take starts from 14 days to 30 days. but it can be shorter or longer, depending on the length of your walking days.The best time to trek here is towards the end of the monsoon season Sept to November. There are (basic) guesthouses in Juphal, Dunai, Kageni, Chhepka, close to Sanduwa (next to the Amchi Hospital), Ringmo, Shey, Saldang,

Upper Dolpo and Jomsom Treking

Upper Dolpo and Jomsom Treking

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