Upper Dolpo Trek Itinerary, Shey Gompa and Crystal Mountain Trekking in the himalaya one of the most remote treks in Nepal is an exotic trek in Nepal. This trek is an extension of the lower Dolpo trek to the Tibetan Plateau. This trek gives the vibes of the same wild, windswept, open spaces characteristic of Tibet. Shey Gompa Upper Dolpo Camping Trek is remote trekking in Nepal on the Himalayas. On this trek one has to cross several passes. Numla- Bangla pass, Kangla pass Chhori la pass are some of it. Upper Dolpo trekking area consists of the Trans-Himalayan ecosystem.
It is an area of roughly 2100 square miles in the northwestern part of Nepal. This region consists of around thirty villages and monasteries. They all lie above eleven to fifteen thousand feet altitude. Shey Gompa Upper Dolpo Trek is in Nepal but, its people, race, religion, and culture, are Tibetan. They are Tibetan Buddhists descended from nomadic tribes. In this area around the tenth century, they came and started their settlement.
In fact, people living in certain pockets of the region practice Bon Po. It is an animistic religion that pre-dates Buddhism. It is also believed that it is actually the precursor to Tibetan Buddhism as we know it. The lower Dolpo is home to the endangered musk deer. One might get to see it along the trails. Blue sheep, the Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, and the Himalayan wolf are also found in Dolpo.
Shey Gompa Upper Dolpo Camping Trek is also one of the hidden trekking destinations. It is a restricted area with limited permits service for trekkers to enjoy in a year.
Meet Parikrama Treks representative and transfer to Hotel. A short briefing about Shey Gompa Upper Dolpo Trek in the lobby.
Today is a free day fr buy and hire fo remaining item for the trek.
We take a morning flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj lies in the southwestern part of Nepal a steaming hot city.
We take a flight to Juphal from Nepalgunj. During the flight, we get to see beautiful views of snowcapped mountains. Juphal is a small mountain village.
Our trek start with a descend through wheat and vegetable field to reach Thuli Bheri River. We will follow Suli Khola viewing a part of the Dhaulagiri Range. Trekking on this trail we pass through the pine tree line spruce. At the end of the day, we will reach Cheep Ka, a small village surrounded by millet and wheat field.
To reach Palma, we have to pass through the beautiful forest, following a river.
It takes about 4 hrs to reach Phoksundo Lake. Before reaching the top, we can enjoy Nepal’s highest waterfall. It is a spectacular waterfall of 107m high known as the Phoksundo waterfall. It is also known as sunlight waterfall.
We should have rest at least one day to admire the beauty of Phoksundo Lake. One can visit nearby villages inhabited by Bon and Buddhist religion.
This day, we will enter the restricted area of Upper Dolpo. This trail has a history among peoples of Dolpo as a trade route Tibetans. We will have to descend first and ascend through a wide valley. It will let us have a spectacular view of Kanjirowa Himal (66612m). Then we will reach an alpine area with junipers called Thaneba or Lakeside camp.
Today we will have Salla Ghari, trekking through between high rock walls. It covers both sides and crossing a couple of streams.
We will start the trek by a long and strenuous climb of about 2 and a half hrs over a dusty path to Kang La (5350m). We have to descend through pass covered with snow which is very steep. Furthermore, after 3 hrs we will reach Shey Gompa, a very small village with a couple of houses and Gompa.
We can explore around Tsakang Gompa. Drutup Yeshe introduced Buddhism in the Dolpo valley.
We have to cross the pass Sheyla which is about 5000m. After through pass, we have to descend to the pastures of Namgung.
Our Trek to Saldang starts with climbing a slope. We have to ascend to 4700m before going down steep slopes to the picturesque village of Saldang. It takes us to a plateau high above the Nam Khong Nala and the biggest villages of the lower Dolpo area.
We will leave Saldang village and on way to Sibu we have to pass through terraced fields. Stupas, Chortens mani, and a Chaiba monastery are some of today’s highlights. Namdo, the next village contains sixty houses having four hundred inhabitants.
We will follow the line of the river valley and the trail is easy going.
To reach Tokyo Gaon we have to cross the Jeng La which is about 4850m. It will take about 2 hrs climb to reach the top of Jeng La. Form the top of the peak we can have good views of Dhaulagiri. In the morning Dhaulagiri gives beautiful goldy views. Finally, we hear from Tokyo gaon.
Today, we will walk east along the downward lower of Tarap Chu.
One may see blue sheep, marmots, yaks, sheep, and goats today. You will also see people from Dolpo taking their flocks of sheep and goats to lower pastures for the winter.
You leave Khanigoan by the new suspension bridge and then walk alongside the river. The famous Sandul gompa.
Today most of the path follows downhill of the Himalayas. All too soon you have reached the village of Dunai and the campsite you used before.
You now retrace your steps to Juphal.
Early morning flight to Nepalganj.
Today is free to relax this long journey of Shey Gompa Upper Dolpo Trek.
Shey Gompa Upper Dolpo Trek Journey Ends.
TREK COST: USD 3,890.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 per person
Extra: KTM – Nepalgunj – Dolpo Airfare US$ 354 Per Person
Extra: Juphal – Nepalgunj – KTM Airfare US$ 320 Per Person
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