Trekking Lower Dolpo to Shey Phoksundo Lake, lodge trek

Lower Dolpo Trekking is specially designed to trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake is a hidden treasure and a remote lodge treks in Nepal of western Nepal has only been open since 1988, and has been widely acclaimed as one of Nepal's best trekking regions. We have previously organized many different treks in the area and in 1997 we retraced the core elements of Peter Matthiessen's journey, made famous in his book “The Snow Leopard”.  Lower Dolpo trek including She Phoksundo Lake Trek Nepal is also one of the more challenging treks which allow you to explore the remote and sparsely populated areas of Nepal. Dolpo is where the movie 'Himalaya' way shot by Eric Valli. First we fly to Juphal, west of Dhaulagiri, Trekking north we enter Phoksundo National Park and after a rest continuous on Matthiessen's original trail, crossing the Khang La 17320ft/5279m, to reach the very remote monastery of Shey Gompa. On the way we pass the mystical crystal mountain. In Matthiessen's world's … “high to the west a white pyramid sails on the sky”. Shey Gompa was established in the eleventh century and little has changed here since then. This is a special trek in one of Nepal's restricted areas and as such we have to pay the same levels of permit fees as for Mustang. However it is ideal for the keen walker who would like a wild experience away from the main trekking routes. 


Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Max. Altitude: 3450 m
Duration: 19 days
Trek Days: 14 days
Type of trek: Camping



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Parikrama Treks and Expedition (P.) Ltd.

Way to Budhanilkantha Road, Near Hattigaunda
Khadka Bhadrakali VDC, Okhalgaun - 2
GPO Box : 7105, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone No: 977-1-4379006 
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