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Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek with Phoksundo Lake

The great Himalayan trail Dolpo to Rara Traverse leads you from the barren landscapes of Dolpo via Shey Gompa into the vast, thick forests around Rara Lake. You visit 2 stunning lakes, the magical emerald green Phoksundo Lake and pristine Rara Lake, the biggest lake of Nepal.
The trek brings you to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo. It’s a magical place, situated at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is visited by hundreds of pilgrims each year, who make a kora (circuit) around the mountain, Dolpo’s own version of Mount Kailash.
The Dolpa to Rara Traverse is a strenuous hike, with four passes above 5,000 meter, Nagdalo La of 5350 m, the Nyingma Gyanzen La (5563 m), the Yala La (5414 m) and the Chyargo La (5150 m). Besides, you stay above 4000 meters for a long time, which means very cold nights. But the unforgettable landscapes, the views from the passes and the contacts with a very special untouched culture make it all worth it.

Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek Via Phoksundo Lake Itinerary

Day 1
Flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj.
Day 2
Flight Nepalgunj-Juphal, trek to Chhepka (2838 m) 6 hrs.
Day 3
Chhepka (2838 m) to Chunuwar/Amchi Hospital (3130 m) 6 hrs.
Day 4
Chunuwar (3130 m) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) 3 hrs.
Day 5
Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake Restday (3641 m).
Day 6
Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) to Chunemba (3639 m) 5 hrs.
Day 7
Chunemba (3639 m) to Snowfields Camp (4400 m) 7 hrs.
Day 8
Snowfields Camp (4400 m) to Shey Gompa (4310 m) crossing the Nagdalo La (5350 m) 6 hrs.
Day 9
Shey Gompa (4343 m) Restday.
Day 10
Shey Gompa (4343 m) to Bhijer (3850 m) 7 hrs.
Day 11
Bhijer (3850 m) to Pho (4087 m) crossing the Yambur La (4813 m) 8 1/2 hrs.
Day 12
Pho (4087 m) to Pung Kharka (4650 m) crossing the Nyingma Gyanzen La (5563 m) 8 1/2 hrs.
Day 13
Pung Kharka (4650 m) to Chyandi Khola (4830 m) crossing the Yala La (5414 m) 6 hrs.
Day 14
Chyandi Khola (4830 m) to Takla Khola (3785 m) 7 hrs.
Day 15
Takla Khola (3785 m) to Thajuchaur (4050 m) crossing the Chyargo La (5150 m) 7 hrs.
Day 16
Thajuchaur (4050 m) to Shilenchaura Kharka (2945 m) 6 hrs.
Day 17
Shilenchaura Kharka (2945 m) to Tiyar (2418 m) 3 hrs.
Day 18
Tiyar (2418 m) to Mangri (1950 m) 4 hrs.
Day 19
Mangri (1950 m) to Gamgadhi (2095 m) 4 hrs.
Day 20
Gamgadhi (2095 m) to Rara Lake (2980 m) 4 hrs.
Day 21
Rara Lake (2980 m) Restday.
Day 22
Rara Lake (2980 m) -Talcha Airport 2 hrs and flight to Nepalgunj/Surkhet and onward flight to Kathmandu.

General Information Dolpo to Rara Lake via Shey Gompa

Trip Fact Sheet of Dolpo to Rara Lake via Shey Gompa

Trip duration: 22 days Trek Duration: 20 days Max. Altitude: 5563 m
Group Size: Min-2 Trekking From: Juphal Trekking End: Talcha
Grade- Moderate/Hard Transportation –Fly or Drive Type –Teahouse/Home stay/Camping (it is needed to take a tent)
Attraction of the trek-Cultural / Historical, Wilderness, General  Himalayan Sights -Nagdalo La of 5350 m, the Nyingma Gyanzen La (5563 m), the Yala La (5414 m) and the Chyargo La (5150 m) Culture – Tibetan culture,Bon and Hindu culture .
Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion , Wilderness Trekking Route of Nepal Highlights of trip: Rara Lake , Shey Gompa Best Time: April  to September


Fixed Departure From Kathmandu Price

Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek with Phoksundo Lake  2020 / 2021

Private Fixed Departure from Kathmandu On 16 September 2020 2450 US$
Group Joining Fixed Departure from Kathmandu On 02 October 2020 Ask Us

Looking Only service Dolpo to Rara Lake via Shey Gompa

fees & Government Charges Cost Per Person
  • Special Trekking Permit
500 $
  • Conservation Fees
NPR 3000
  • Guide
25 $ Per Day
  • Porter
15 $ Per Day

Domestic Flight Fare from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Simikot (Updated 2018 , June )

Flight Cost May – Sep. Oct. – April
Kathmadu-Nepalgunj US$150  US$150
Nepalgunj-Simikot: US$186 US$186
Simikot-Nepalgunj: US$186 US$186
Nepalgunj-Kathmandu US$150 US$150


Cost Included
  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Two the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Air transportation from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj -Jhuphel.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses and Camping during the treks. [ Homestay Recommend]
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue .
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.


Trip cost does not includes
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance .
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.


Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) -Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek with Phoksundo Lake

FAQ 1 : Do I need to Pay in Advance ?
No , you don’t need to pay any money on advance . you pay us when you arrive at Nepal .
FAQ 2 : I am solo Trekkers, can i trek alone in this Trail ?
Unfortunately No, For restricted zone trekking individual trekkers are not permitted, you must have to have at least 2 pax for doing this trekking. But we have group joining offer for trekkers like you .
FAQ 3 : How to Join in your group joining trek ?
For group joining trekking, you  have to contact with booking department of company and check for availability .For this simply email us booking@ecoholidayasia.com or call our office .
FAQ 4 : What happens if company do not response our booking when we arrive Kathmandu ?
You got confirmation letter when you booked tour with us . This slip is known as legal contract with customer and company as a rules of Ministry of Nepal . If company does not response your booking , you can claim compensation with company . Our company will bear you your returns flight and expenses .
FAQ 5 : Do I need to Give any Private Information like Credit Card Details or Bank Details when i booked with company ?
Generally No, we don’t ask any your credit card/ Bank or any other private information at the time of booking , but some case our sales department can call you for final confirmation of your details .
FAQ 6 : Do I need to pay extra charges or Do you charge me extra when I arrived at destination?
No, we don’t charge any extra money from you , all offer price are fixed during our promotional period , we included all cost which is included on Includes section of package details . But you have to Notice All Promotional price does not included entrance fees of the sightseeing places , for this you have to pay when you arrived at those places to government counter .
FAQ 7 : How about group Size of your tour?
We aimed to provide quality service in affordable cost . in a tour our maximum size of group is 15 person a group and on trekking 10 person a group .
FAQ 8 : How secure we are ?
We first concerned about your security, comfort and entertainment during the trip . We highly care about your health and your comfort . Do not need to worry about this during the trip , we take care after you .

Dolpo Shey Gompa Trek with Phoksundo Lake Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 4 reviews.
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    Upper Mustang Tiji Festival 2023
    13 Days in Upper Mustang was most precious time of my life. Eco Holiday Asia arrange excellent program for us .
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