Dolpo is one of the eccentric and unexplored locations in western Nepal covered with exciting valleys and canyons showcasing the shadow area of Nepal resites in rain shadows of Kanjiruwa and Dhaulagiri. The rough brown terrain covered with the majestic view makes it one of the exciting treks to cover in Nepal. Also, Dolpo trekking is quite isolat which one should have a companion to cover the track between the Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri range.

Dolpo region has distinctive culture and tradition which means it’s quite rare to find in any other part of the country. There are endless things to be explore in the upper Dolpo trek.

Religion

Dolpo is the largest district of Nepal and it is a multi-cultured and multi-religious place. The Lower Dolpo is home to Hinduism and the vast majority live in middle Dolpo and Upper Dolpothis space follows Bon and Tibetan Lama Buddhism.

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Culture

The naturally diversified and beautiful Dolpo region is also culturally diverse. In the beginning part of Dolpo Hindu-dominatednatedKhasan are where Khas and Hindu people and culture is dominated. The inhabitants in this region are Hindu followers and Chhetries, Brahmins, and Thakuries. And also, the Khas culture and lifestyle can be observed. In the mid-Dolpo, an ethnic and Indigenous tribe ‘MagarKaike’ people dominates and Magar culture and lifestyle could be seen. Also, The Upper Dolpo region is close to Chinese occupied land and inhabitant of this area are followers of Bon and Buddhists.

Flora and faunas

As SheyPhoksundo National Park resides in Dolpo, it is home to many flora and faunas. The floras are mostly used as herbal medicines, and the animals including an elusive Snow Leopard have made this place their suitable home Research made in the 70s by a British group says the density of Snow Leopard in the region is relatively higher than in other parts of the Himalayas.

Phoksundo

Phoksundolake lies inside SheyPhoksundoNational park in the Dolpo district. It is the most profound lake in Nepal with turquoise blue water and quiet encompassing. Rough slopes and profound timberlands outline this lake. One can likewise notice scenes of delightful snow-covered mountains behind the scenes. It is 4.8 km long and 600m profound and there are more than 20 stupas on the southern side of the lake.

DhoTarap

DhoTarap is the world’s highest human settlement at 4,080 meters. The natives of DhoTarap till date follow traditional Buddhist culture. DhoTarap is a junction where the trail leading to Jomsom, Mustang, and Tibet emerge. Lots of activities can be observe at DhoTarap. Carriers like horses, mules, and yaks are abundant in the region. The houses of DhoTarap are design as per traditional architecture and hence have larger living space underground with a small portion peeking above the ground surface or the natives of DhoTarap are simple and kind as they are trulyGod-fearing persons unknown of changes in the other parts of the world. Truly visiting DhoTarap is like traveling to the primeval era.

How to Get to Dolpo?

There are many ways to get Kathmandu to Dolpo. Suppose you want to take a long way from Radi, direct bus to Radi from Kathmandu, and requires to change the jeep from one place to another to get Dunai. Another option for Kathmandu to Dolpo is a flight to Juphal via Nepalgunj. The porters will carry your baggage, and the guide will take proper care of you during the trek. Another way to get in Lower Dolpo is to trek from Beni to Lower Dolpo via Dhorpatan and trek from Jumla to Lower Dolpo via BharbhareLagna.

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