Trekking in Dolpo Region

Trekking in Dolpo Region

Dolpo region is one of the most remote and least exposed areas of Nepal lies north-west region of the country. This region is famous for its amazing landscapes and serene beauty that resemble the ones of Roof of the world-Tibet. This region, surrounded by Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, respectively, is regarded as a blend of natural and cultural phenomena.

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

Popular Treks in Dolpo Region

Annapurna to Dolpo Trek

Annapurna to Dolpo Trek

16 Days Package with 9 Days Trek

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

Classic Upper Dolpo Trek

Classic Upper Dolpo Trek

27 Days Package with 21 Days Trek

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

Dolpo Circuit Trek

Dolpo Circuit Trek

19 Days Package with 12 Days Trek

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

Dolpo Rara Lake Trek

Dolpo Rara Lake Trek

14 Days Package with 10 Days Trek

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 Round Trek

Lower Dolpo Round Trek

30 Days Package with 23 Days Trek

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

Phoksundo Lake Lodge Trek

14 Days Package with 7 Days Trek

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

Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek

28 Days Package with 22 Days Trek

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

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  • Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
  • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
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