Dolpo-Shey Gompa festival 28 August to 03 Sep 2024

shey festival photo There is twelve-year cycle in Buddhist calendar each year represented by different animal and each year with importance of twelve different pilgrimages, which includes Mt. Kailash in Tibet, SwayambhuNath in Kathmandu, Shey in Dolpo and other in many other places in the world. The Shey is major pilgrimage in Dragon year and the upcoming Dragon year falls in 2012 in Tibetan calendar. The religious belief is that if one makes kora of RibuDrukta in dragon year equals visiting 11 rests of the major pilgrimages. But especially there is great festival for one week from full moon of seventh month in Tibetan Calendar.

During the festival, all the Buddhist followers from the region and beyond gather to the place and perform typical dances, wear traditional and antique dresses and different events like horse riding, archery and lama dances are organized. There is religious preaching by fifth reincarnation of Tuptup singe ishe and other respected high lamas. Great and holy pujas and blessings are also made during the festival.

Trekking Region :West Nepal ( Dolpo). .
Trek Grade : Moderate.
Starting Point : Juphal.Airport.
End Point :Juphal.Airport.
Trek Duration :Total Home to Home 31 days.
Highest Access : Kang La (5,380m).
Seasons : May to October.
Trek Mode : Camping Only.
Himalayan Sights :Mukut Himal Range, Kanjirowa Himal 6612m, she-shikhar 6139m.
Culture : Buddhist.
Trek Summary : Water Fall, Lake, Monastry, Mountain & Buddhist culture.
Note: This trip we can do 20 days and 25 days as well. for more info, please mail to us.

Outline Itinerary

17/08/2024 Day 01: Fly from Home Land.
18/08/2024 Day 02: Arrival Kathmandu Over Night Hotel.
19/08/2024 Day 03: Kathgmandu sightseeing with Guide.
20/08/2024Day 04: flight to Nepalganj over night in Hotel.
21/08/2024 Day 05: Fly to Juphal and trek to Dunai Camp.
22/08/2024 Day 06: trek to Chhepka (2,840m)
23/08/2024Day 07: Trek to Rechi Gaun (2900) or (sumduwa)
24/08/2012 Day 08: Trek to Ringmo and Phoksumdo Lake (3,700m)
25/08/2024 Day 09: Rest day and acclimatization at Phoksumdo
26/08/2024 Day 10: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake North Camp (3,630m) sallaghari
27/08/2024 Day 11: Trek to Kang La Base Camp.
28/08/2024 Day 12: Cross Kang La (5,380m), trek to Shey Gompa (4,400m) Camp.
29/08/2024 Day 13: Opening ceremony of shey festival. Camp.
30/08/2024 Day 14: Food festivall and local handicraft exhibition with demonstration
31/08/2024 Day 15: Shey Ribo drugta circumambulating. Camp.
01/09/2024Day 16: Natural mask dance in the morning & dolpo cultural show in the evening Camp.
02/09/2024Day 17: Horse, yak and goat race. Exhibition of traditional Amchi Treatment and practices. Camp.
03/09/2024 Day 18: Final day gathering of every high lamas long life Blessing by his holiness (H.H hechen rabjam rimporche) Camp. 04/09/2024 Day 19: trek to Namgung (4,430m) Camp.
05/09/2024 Day 20: Cross Saldang La (5,060m) Camp.
06/09/2024 Day 21: Trek to Jayanta Bhanjyang Base Camp.
07/09/2024 Day 22: Trek to over the Jayanta Bhanjyang Dho Tarap (3944m) Camp.
08/09/2024 Day 23: Trek to Sishul khola (3770m) Camp.
09/09/2024 Day 24: Trek to Chheur (3610m) Camp.
10/09/2024 Day 25: Trek to Tarakot (2520m) camp.
11/09/2024 Day 26: Dunai (2100m) camp
12/09/2024 Day 27: Trek to Juphal (2475m) Camp.
13/09/2024Day 28: Juphal - Nepalgunj-Kathmandu Hotel.
14/09/2024 Day 29: shopping/free day in Kathmandu.
15/09/2024 Day 30: Departure from Kathmandu.
16/09/2024 Day 31: Arrival Home.

Const Includes

  • Arrival in International, domestic and Airport & Departure.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Nepalganj Hotel with Full Meal.
  • Entrance fee in sightseeing Kathmandu (20 Itinerary only).
  • Round trip Flight Nepalganj Juphal-Nepalganj & Kathmandu.
  • Round Trip Flight for Guide.
  • Nepalganj Juphal round trip flight for cook and Helpers.
  • All Bus Transport for Cook and helpers.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • All Cargo from Nepalganj to Juphal and Nepalganj.
  • Shey Phoksundu National park Fee & Lower Dolpo permits.
  • Special upper dolpo permit.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Trekking.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and Donkey.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Const Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Trekking.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.