Dolpo region is one of the most fascinating destinations, as it possess rich culture, ethnic diversity and natural landscapes. It is distinctly categorized as Upper Dolpo and Inner Dolpo. Since 1989 A.D, the potential of this region came to light, as the government permitted arrival of foreigners to trek. Since the country itself is very rich in giant mountains and lakes, Dolpo region too consists of oligotrophic Lake Shey phoksundo and offers unbelievable sights of the enormous peaks like Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Araniko chuli, Mukot Himal etc.The area located in the central west of Nepal is the Shey-Phoksundo National Park. Lower Dolpa offers off-the-beaten trek with flight to Juphal and on to the Phokphoksundo_lakesundo National Park which covers an area of 3555 sq. km. This trek gives you a wonderful chance to experience a landscape and culture far different from that seen in other parts of Nepal. The least complicated trek to undertake, and one of the most popular treks in the west of Nepal. This remote and rugged protected area is attractive both scenically and culturally. The area is the inhabitant of various rare and endangered species of wildlife such as snow-leopard, blue sheep, ghoral, musk deer, wolf and other wildlife and plants diversity, which can be seen nowhere else in Nepal. No high Himalayan peaks can be seen except lots of good high altitude scenery and clear water of Phoksumdo Lake.
This region is very famous for the herbs cultivation given the suitable climate and land formation. The scattered forests of Pine, Oak, Birches, Cypress, Walnut, Bamboo, and Maple can be seen in this region. Dolpo is found to be primal habitat for snow leopard, sheeps, ghoral, musk deer, wild dog, wolf, marmot, weasel, mouse hare, rhesus, langur, Himalayan thar, screw, leopard, jackal, himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten & various species of birds. From the beginning till the end of the trekking one will be mesmerized by the various features that Dolpo has to offer starting from the distinct beautiful lands to the high passes. Dolpo is a home to various ethnic groups namely Hindu, Buddhist, Shaman and Bonpo. Throughout the trek one will bump into different people of different communities showcasing their culture, hospitality and their unique civilization.