Introduction: A fascinating, wonderful journey in the Far North Western at Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trip begins with a scenic flight to Nepal’s south west low area at Nepalgunj then another short flight to the Himalayan North Mid Hills at Jhupal in Dolpo then heading north through magnificent remote country side, farm villages and valleys with fabulous scenery of snow capped peaks of Dolpo and Tibetan mountain ranges, then reaching at our adventure destination at Shey Gompa via Lake Phokshumdo or Ringmo pristine, turquoise lake within its Nepal largest Dolpo National Park.
The views and scenery, tranquility of this region is awesome amidst its enchanting forest and landscapes, with overnight stop at Phokshumdo Lake for two nights to explore around this magnificent lake and traditional villages, and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjibro Himal, with time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and Shey Gompa old Monastery.
After a wonderful time at Shey Gompa the Crystal Monastery return to Juphal by an alternative route offering you the best of this beautiful country via the route of Saldang La 5,200m. Yangze Gompa 4,960m. Jeng-la 5,090 m, Tokyu Gaon 4,200m and to Dho Tarap 4,040m, meeting interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till the treks ends at Jhupal, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trekking to Lower Dolpo & Lake Phokshumdo concludes with a memorable journey with a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Trip Highlights: “Trekking in remote cultural destination of Nepal on the old Trans-Himalayan caravan route, ancient Bon-po (pre-buddhist) culture and on the blue sheep, snow leopard trail, less visited area to Crystal Monastery of Shey, Nepal’s wild-west traditional villages on the backdrop of the high snow capped peaks, serene forest and pristine lake.”
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu 1,300m. and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day tour.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jhuphal (Dolpo) 2,320m. trek to Dunai 2,850m. 2 – 3 hrs walks.
Day 05: Trek to Ankhe 2,896m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Sulighat 3,500m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake 3,500m. 4 – 5 hours.
Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksumdo Lake.
Day 09: Trek to Phuksumdo Khola 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Phoksumdo Bhanjyang 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa 4,500m. via Kang-La 5,360m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa the Crystal Monastery.
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaon 4,800m. via Saldang La 5,200m.
Day 14: Trek to Saldang 3,620m. 4 – 5 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa 4,960m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Sibu 4,560m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Jeng-la Phedi 4,900m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4,200m. via Jeng la 5,090m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap 4,040m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap.
Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola( Kamakharka) 3,800m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Kharigaon.3,150m. 5 hours.
Day 23: Trek to Tarakot 2,850m. 5 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Jhupal via Dunai 2,850m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 25: Fly Jhuphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Day 26: In Kathmandu.
Day 27: Transfer to Airport for international departure.