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Shey Gompa Festival - 30 days

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Shey Gompa Festival (Dolpo Festival) 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 Ribu Drukta 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 is he and other respected high lamas. Great and holy pujas and blessings are also made during the festival.

Trip Facts

30 Days
Group Size
1 - 10
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Outline Itinerary


Cost Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Nepalganj with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Entrance fee in sightseeing Kathmandu and Trekking.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Shey Phoksundu National park Fee/special permits.
  • 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 porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Trekking.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.
  • Nepal Visa cost (US$ 30 for 60-day single entry visa).
  • Extra baggage charge over 20 kg Nepal.

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