Dolpo region is one of the most fascinating destinations, as it possesses 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 the arrival of foreigners to trek. Since the country itself is very rich in giant mountains and lakes, the 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. Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal: time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard. A trek through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten. We trek through birch and silver fir forest to Chaurikot.
Scenic views of Patrasi and Jagadu Himal are visible to the north. This region is very famous for the cultivation of the herb 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 a primal habitat for the Snow Leopard, Sheep, Ghoral, Musk Deer, Wild dog, Wolf, Marmot, Weasel, Mouse Hare, Rhesus, Langur, Himalayan Thar, Shrew, 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 the 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.
Highlights of the trek:
- Wander in one of the most impressive geographical landscapes of Nepal.
- The view of some of the tallest mountains in the world is sure to take your breath away.
- Explore the majestic monasteries built centuries ago, and explore the hidden culture, and religion of the settlement in the region.
- Play in the water of the most beautiful lake of Nepal, Shey Phoksundo.