Shey Gompa Trek

(Shey Gompa Trek)

Dolpo is one of Himalayan district situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range; it is most remote area having many opportunities of natural beauty as compare with other region. Nepal Government open this area for trekking on 1989 for some research group after this period this become one of the most popular trekking destination in Nepal.  Dolpo Region is reach in Natural & cultural diversity with beautiful alpine lakes, many mountain peaks & Ethnic highlanders having Tibetan culture. The national park ( Phoksundo National park) the park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. Nepal's first English subtitled movie on Dolpo Region “The Caravan” or “The Himalaya” was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the category of best foreign language film.

Dolpo region is divided geographically in two parts for trekkers, the famous spiritual destination of Himalaya "Shey Gompa" lies on upper Dolpa part for which the trekkers need to cross many high passes & beautiful alpine Lake Phoksundo, Government of Nepal Impose special permit for this area which comes under restricted area. 

General Information:

Best Months of Visit: April till October
Accommodation: Tented camps in trek/ Hotels in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
Group size: 2 and above 
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Guide: English speaking guide with Cook & Helpers
Flights: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj / Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by schedule domestic flight
Kathmandu or Nepalgunj to Phoksendo Lake by Helicopter
Shay Gompa to Nepaljung or Kathmandu by Helicopter
Group Leader:   Nepali group leader as per request of the group 
Trek starts: Phoksendo Lake - Dolpa 
Trek ends: Shay Gompa - Dolpa  
Departure Dates: Upon request 
Staffs: Trekking guide, Sherpas, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping crew 
Highest elevation of the trek: Kagmara La Pass 5100m.
Culture: Different Community with majority of Gurungs, Magars, Chhetri, Brahamn.
Mode of trekking tour: Fully camping trek
Trek Grade: 1, 2,3,4,5
Cost: Depends up on tour arrangement as below 

Tentative Itinerary 

Day 01:  Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 02:  Fly from Nepalgunj to Phoksundo Lake by Helicopter
Day 03:  Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 04:  Trek to Phoksundo Khola, 4-5 hrs
Day 05:  Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, 6-7 hrs
Day 06:  Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass, 5-6 hrs
Day 07:  Rest day at Shey Gompa the crystal monastery
Day 08: Explore around Shey Gompa (Full day Excursion)
Day 09:  Fly to Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by Helicopter 

Cost Includes 

  • Trekking permit fee of Lower Dolpa region
  • Special Permit fee upper Dolpa
  • National Park fee Dolpo area  and TIMS Permits
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking.
  • Food for trekking  (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Kitchen & necessary porters
  • Local transportation Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Heli landing permit for upper Dolpa
  • Extra shuttle( both way)
  • All flight arrangement as per program
  • Trekking insurance with Medical insurance for trekking staffs
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • flight ticket and land transportation for Trekking staffs
  • Service charge to company 

Cost Excludes 

  • PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation (incase needed)
  • Trekking Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for staff
  • Filmy permit for National park( Only for shooting camera)
  • Bar bills & Beverages  


Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 9 Days
  • Best Time: April - October
  • Difficulty: Moderate