Dolpa to Rara Crossing Shey Gompa

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Trip Facts

Destination: Dolpa Region
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Mode of Trek: Camping

Grade of Trek: Moderate & Technical
Entry Point: Simikot
Exit Point: Simikot

Max. Elevation: 4949 Meters
Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS
Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali etc.

Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna etc.
Transportations: Flight, Tourist Bus, Jeep & Car

Tour Details
Overview

The Dolpa to Rara Crossing Shey Gompa is Traverse leads you from the barren
landscapes of Dolpa via Shey Gompa into the vast, thick forests around Rara Lake. You
visit 2 stunning lakes, the magical emerald Blue 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 4949 meter, Nyalu
La (4949M/16236ft). Besides you stay above 2000 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.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer via private transportation (Domestic & International),
  • Kathmandu & Nepalgunj accommodations (B & B Basis),
  • Fly Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Sikikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu,
  • Special Restricted Area Humla Trekking Entry Permit,
  • National Park Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Camping accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Camping drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boy, sarder, tent boy etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board service,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT etc.

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj,
  • Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

Complementaries

  • High Spirit T-Shirt
Itinerary

Day 1:Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150M/492ft), 45 minutes, (Lodging + B),

Day 02:Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot

Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950M/9678ft), 35 minutes (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 03: Trek from Simikot to Dharapuri

Trek from Simikot to Dharapuri (2300M/7545ft), 4-5 hrs (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 04:Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi

Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi (2670M/8759ft), 3-4 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 05: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang

Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3020 M/9908ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 06: Trek from Yalbang to Muchu or Tumkot

Trek from Yalbang to Muchu (3120M/10236ft), 4-5 hrs or Tumkot (3380 M), 5-6hrs(Camp + B-L-D),

Day 07:Trek from Tumkot to Yari or Thado Dunga

Trek from Tumkot to Yari (3700m/12139ft) or Thado Dunga (3750M/12303ft), 5-6hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 08: Trek from Yari to Hilsa crossing the Nara La

Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720M/12204ft), crossing the Nara La (4620 M), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 09:Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme

Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3990M/13090ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 10: Trek from Manepeme to Til (4000M/13123ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Trek from Manepeme to Til (4000M/13123ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 11:Trek from Til to Halji

Trek from Til to Halji (3660M/12007ft), 3-4 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 12: Trek from Halji to Jang

Trek from Halji to Jang (3930M/12893ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 13:Trek from Jang to Talung (4370M/14337ft), 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Trek from Jang to Talung (4370M/14337ft), 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 14:Trek from Talung to Shinjungma

Trek from Talung to Shinjungma (3620M/11876ft), crossing the Nyalu La(4949M/16236ft), 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 15 :Trek from Shinjungma to Kermi

Trek from Shinjungma to Kermi(2670M/8759ft), 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 16 :Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950M/9678ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

 Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950M/9678ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),

Day 17 :Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj and connecting flight to Kathmandu

 Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj (150M/492ft) and connecting flight to Kathmandu(1350M/4429ft), (Lodging + B).
* B-L-D: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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