Upper Dolpo via Shey Gomba Trekking, a land beyond the Himalaya, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep, it is situated in the western part of the country, and is one of the most remote regions in Nepal. The Dolpo region is a very isolated area which has been strictly off-limits until only recently, so the traditions and way of life have remained intact. In the autumn of 1990 the first British tour operator organized a trek from east to west, from Pokhara to Jumla through Lower Dolpo.
Shey Gomba is more than 1000 year old Buddhist Monastery which has legendery connection with Budhhism. Shey Gomba is the main Gomba of Kakyupa sect, one of the four major sects of Buddhism while It has high significance in Buddhism. Drutop Shinge yeshe has meditated in the cave near the Shey and acheived enlightenment. Shey Gomba is also know as younger Brother of Mt. Kailash. Most of the Dolpo people gather On the full-moon day the throng begin its trek, which is on the months of July/August before the barely harvest to do circle (kora) Crystal mountain. Then chief priest scrapes rock dust from the sacred mountain and swallows with water.
According to Buddhist calendar, There is twelve-year cycle in each year represented by different animal and each year with importance of twelve different pilgrimages, which includes Mt. Kailash in Tibet, Shey in Dolpo and other in many other places in the world. The Shey is major pilgrimage in Dragon year. Shey-crystal Mountain (Ribo Drugta) is the one of the Himalayan pilgrimage. The spirituals believe on that if one makes kora of RibuDrukta in dragon year equals visiting 11 rests of the major pilgrimages.
Upper Dolpo via Shey Gomba Trekking routes passed many gigantic mountain ranges - Annapurna , Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, to name but a few - and passed through Lower Dolpo , at one time a small kingdom in its own right. More recently we have repeated the route, with variations and our groups see very few other Europeans so they are enthused greatly about the wild remoteness, the stunning mountain scenery and the fact that the local people had that innocent friendliness peculiar to people who live in excessively remote mountainous regions.The villages in Upper Dolpo are 4,300meters and above. It is here specifically that people still practice the Pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion. This early sect was almost entirely replaced after Buddhist doctrine began to spread across Tibet in the 9th century.
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