Bigu Gompa Trek is a beautiful trek that takes the trekker to the Bigu Gompa Monastery, located on the top hill of the Dolakha district. Trekking along the trail of Rolwaling Valley Trek up to the Bigu village, you will get to experience the lifestyle of the Tamang and Sherpa people. The magnificent views of Mt Gaurishankar, Melungtse, and many other mountains add more excitement to your trek to Gompa.
Bigu Gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries in Nepal and is famous as the Nunnery school. Drukpa Rinpoche established the Gompa in the year 1931. An earthquake in 2015 demolished the Gompa and the village. However, it has reopened. Your visit to the Gompa will aid the locals' living to some extent. You can ask the nuns to volunteer your trek to the Bigu village if you wish. Spending some quality time with them, you will appreciate their hospitality. Further, the chanting of mantras and the melodic sound of instruments provide you with a fascinating experience. Being a Buddhist pilgrimage destination, many people include this destination on the list of Monastery Tour in Nepal.
Apart from these, you can also join some recreational activities during this trek. The region is well known for recreational activities such as cycling and rafting. You can experience more adventure and thrill. The short trek to the Gompa commences after the long drive from Kathmandu to Sorung Khola. Passing through the beautiful rhododendron forest, charming villages, and narrow trails, we will finally reach Bigu Gompa. Strolling around the Gompa for a full day, the next day, follow the path back to Dolangsa. Further trekking from Dolangsa returns to Kathmandu via Barabishe. Interacting with the local sherpa and the nuns makes the trip reminiscing.
Despite the trek to Bigu Gompa being short, you will feel happier throughout your journey because the serene ambiance of the Gompa is genuinely outstanding. Hence, if you are opting for the easy cultural trek in Nepal, then without any hesitation, join this Bigu Gompa Trek.