Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa Trek

Trip Overview

It is one of the more challenging treks which allows you to explore the remote and sparsely populated areas of Nepal. Dolpo is where the movie ‘Himalaya’ wa shot by Eric Valli.

First we fly to Juphal, west of Dhaulagiri, Trekking north we enter Phoksundo National Park and after a rest continuous on Matthiessen’s original trail, crossing the Khang La 17320ft/5279m, to reach the very remote monastery of Shey Gompa. On the way we pass the mystical crystal mountain. In Matthiessen’s world’s … “high to the west a white pyramid sails on the sky”. Shey Gompa was established in the eleventh century and little has changed here since then.

This is a special trek in one of Nepal’s restricted areas and as such we have to pay the same levels of permit fees as for Mustang. However it is ideal for the keen walker who would like a wild experience away from the main trekking routes.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Nepalganj

Day 04: Fly to Juphal, Trek to Dunai

Day 05: Trek to Chepka

Day 06: Trek to Renje

Day 07: Trek to Ringmo

Day 08: Rest and exploration

Day 09: Trek to Chunemba

Day 10: Trek to Lar Tsa

Day 11: Trek to Mendok Din

Day 12: Trek to Shey Gompa

Day 13: Rest-Exploration

Day 14: Trek to Namgung

Day 15: Trek to Karang

Day 16: Trek to Mugaon

Day 17: Trek to Shimen

Day 18: Trek to Tinje

Day 19: Trek to Rakpa

Day 20: Trek to Chharka

Day 21: Trek to Norbulung

Day 22: Sangda Phedi

Day 23: Trek to Sangda

Day 24: Trek to Dhagarjun

Day 25: Trek to Jhomson, fly to Pokhara

Day 26: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu

Day 27: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Include & Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Permits and Fees of the Trekking Area,
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,)
  • Tented/ camping accommodation during the trekking,
  • One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking guide,
  • Required porters/staffs,
  • Local Transportation,
  • All camping equipments,
  • First aid medical box,
  • Trekking equipments as sleeping bag and down jacket etc,
  • All government tax,
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees,
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expenses of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation.

Food & accommodation

Food on Treks
In Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast is included in your own hotel. For lunch and dinner you will find several Western and Nepalese restaurant.

During our upper dolpo & shey gompa, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). you can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea house or from a lodge menu where we spend the night and lunch will be served on the way to our destination.

Vegetarian foods on upper dolpo & shey gompa trek
We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
You will stay 3 or 2 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara but on trek you will stay on Tea houses or lodges.

Accommodations on during the Trek
All accommodations for this trek are on twin sharing basis and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location. There are two styles of accommodations during our trip. During the trek tea houses or lodges at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of the same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying a single supplement of USD 250. Note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find a single room at higher elevations.

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