The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna, and sweeping vistas, which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. This region, surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, respectively, is regarded as a blend of natural and cultural phenomena. It was opened in 1991 for trekking. This region lies on the north side of Himalayas, it is also a rain shadow area and the climatic situation of this place is same as that of Mustang. One of the longest treks in Nepal is Dolpo Trek that takes 34 days to complete. In this trek, the maximum elevation will be 4,530 m. to 5,115 m. and is one of the most arduous treks of the country. Kanchanjunga TrekLiterally the Kanchanjunga means crystal clear in Nepali while geographically the Kanchanjunga mountain is the second tallest in Nepal and the third tallest in the world after the Mt. Everest of Nepal and the K2 of Pakistan. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal. Traveling around this part also gives an opportunity to enjoy and experience the traditional culture of Rai and Limbu, the native locals of this area. Trekking in this area is an adventure that is full of enthusiasm, excitement and above all, an unforgettable life time experience.
Fast Facts about Dolpo Region
The highest mountain of the region is Churen Himal with 7,381 meters
The majority of Dolpa lies behind the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri Himal (range) and is high altitude desert, strongly reminiscent of Tibet
3,555 km2 of Dolpa has been set aside as Shey-Phoksundo National Park. The park shelters blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, leopards, wolves and the elusive snow leopard – of which there is a trek of the same name.
Overlooking the Phoksundo Lake is the Pal Sentan Thasoon Chholing Gompa, a Bön-po Gompa said to have been built 60 generations ago
Dolpa is well known for: the movie ‘Himalaya‘, the stunning, turquoise Phoksundo lake, Shey Gompa, said to be 800 years old and its desert like Tibetan scenery
From May 15 until June 15 it is yarchagumba season in Dolpa. During this period people all over Dolpa leave their house to collect yarchagumba, a unique combination of a fungus and a caterpillar which only grows in certain areas above 3500 meters and is in high demand in countries like Japan and Malaysia for its medicinal qualities. Even schools close during this time! Besides, many people from surrounding districts enter the village to collect this precious species. They get about US$ 1 for each yarchagumba, but it is worth far more in Japan, China and Malaysia
Annapurna to Dolpo Trek is an adventurous scenic trekking in the remote corners in the Far North West of Nepal Himalayan range of mountains to Dolpo via Beni. view trip
Our classic Upper Dolpo trek will traverse remote spectacular Himalayan Mountains, through ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture, in search of blue sheep and snow leopards. view trip
Dolpa Circuit Trekking is popular trek of the lower Dolpa because of the Shey Phoksundo lake. Dolpo is one of the most remote and unspoiled areas of Nepal. view trip
Jumla Rara Phoksundo Lake Trek is combined Nepal western region include rara lake trek, lower dolpo trekking and phoksundo lake trek. view trip
Lower Dolpo Trek is hidden treasure trekking destination in Nepal. Numala Pass (5115m) and Bagala Pass (5100m) are challenging pass from where splendid view can be seen. view trip
Phoksundo Lake Lodge Trek is fairly easy as no high passes are involved. Phoksundo Lake is regarded as one of the most scenic and beautiful natural tourist destinations in Nepal. view trip
Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek is a long trek with number of high passes. This trek show us the most beautiful and remote areas of the country. view trip