Shey Festival is one of the rarest festivals in the world which occurs only few times in your life. And you’ll able to witness once (twice maximum) in your lifetime. You should be lucky enough to occur it when you’re ready for this trip. Shey Festival is the most important festival Dolpo region of Nepal which occurs once in twelve year. This festival is called Dolpo Festival too because it is celebrated in Shey Gompa which is situated Upper Dolpo region of Nepal. Shey Festival happens in 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 Gompa in Dolpo and other in many other places in the world. Last time Shey Festival happened in 2012 and next festival is took place in Shey Gompa in 2024. Trekking Experts offer this rarest Shey Festival Trek for 2024.
The Shey is major pilgrimage in Dragon year and the upcoming Dragon year falls in 2024 in Tibetan calendar. The religious belief is that if one makes Kora (circuit) 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 and other respected high Lamas (monks). Poojas (worship) and Wang (blessings) will take place during the festival. Shey Festival Trek in 2024 with Trekking Experts begins with flight to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal. Trekking in Dolpo region itself gives you amazing experience of real nature, wilderness and adventure. Dolpo/Dolpa region is one of wonderful trekking destination for tented camp holidays. Dolpa region is a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers and cultural explorers. The famous Shey Phoksundo National Park is located in Dolpa region. Besides witnessing rare festival, you’ll get unique experience of nature, culture and beautiful landscapes. Dolpo is a land of ancient trading routes arcing across a timeless landscape, distant from the modern world, Shey Festival Trek provides valuable insight into the far western settlements in Nepal. The region features Yak caravans traversing the barren terrain, medieval fortified villages clinging to mountain slopes, and at its heart the mystical Bon Kingdom.
Witness rarest Shey Festival in your lifetime
Visit religiously very important Shey Gompa
Amchi Hospital (an Amchi is a traditional Tibetan doctor/healer)
Many ancient & white-washed monasteries like Thasoon Chholing Bon-po Gompa
The Phoksundo Lake, the world’s highest altitude lake
Special Bon cultural villages and inhabitants like DhoTarap
Many ancient & white-washed monasteries like ThasoonChholing Bon-po Gompa
The culture & people of both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sections
Gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m
Amazing country of Crystal Mountain at SheyGomba
The route follows the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route