Dolpo Region Trekking
Dolpo region is Nepal's most beautiful and remote area. The entire region is closed to visitors for a very long time and was opened to tourists not too long ago. Opened in 1989 to foreigners, this region has gained lots of interest from various travel lovers. Before the region was accessible to outsiders, one can only comprehend the irresistible beauty and spiritual richness of the Dolpo region in books and some pictures released by early local travelers. The meditative book, 'The Snow Leopard' by Peter Matthiessen, and the marvelous movie, ‘Himalaya Caravan’ by Eric Valli have presented the raw beauty of the Dolpo region to all travel enthusiasts.
The increasing interest of travelers in the Dolpo region has also increased a high number of travel agencies providing access past Phoksundo Lake to the 800-year-old Shey Gompa. Even though the Dolpo region is attracting many visitors these days, still this region receives only a handful of trekkers every year making the trail less crowded in comparison with other famous trekking trails of Nepal. Similarly, this has also helped in the preservation of the local's art, culture, and lifestyle.
The entire Dolpo region is also highly influenced by Tibetan culture and beliefs. The festivals, dress, language, and assortments are similar to the people of Tibet. People residing here are still centuries behind in development. They are still living their lives as their ancestors used to live hundreds of years ago. Therefore, trekking in the Dolpo region will offer you raw natural beauty as well as tradition.
Covering only 15% of the total land of Nepal, the Dolpo region is divided into two parts; Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo. The region touches the border with Tibet. Likewise, the Dolpo region holds the most beautiful lake in Nepal, Shey Phoksundo Lake at 3,611 meters. During your trek in the Dolpo region, you will get to see the gorgeous barren landscape of Nepal along with several Himalayan mountains like the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Api (7,132 m), Mt. Nilgiri, Kagmara Ri (5,115 m), extra. As the Dolpo region falls under the rain shadow of the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range, the monsoon becomes an ideal time of the year to trek in this region when all part of Nepal receives heavy rainfall, this region shines brightly in the sun.
Dolpo region is also very rich in vegetation and wildlife. The region is the home of Nepal's largest National Park of Nepal, Shey-Phoksundo National Park. Wildlife like musk deer, jackals, Himalayan griffons, snow leopards, etc resides here along with several rare species of birds and flora.
We, Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub carefully designed our trekking packages in the Dolpo region, with a motto to present you with the ultimate journey in this region. You can check our packages below. Please feel free to contact us for any other queries.