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
- 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.
- 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.