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April 6, 2021

Thrills of trekking to Dolpo

Dolpo in Nepal is considered to be one of the hidden regions which is astounding for trekking experience as this remote and ancient unique village offers a typically a different world of natural scenic beauty and cultural heritage that cannot be found elsewhere.

The ancient and hidden valley of Dolpo is affluent with ancient shrines like Shey Gompa and tantalizing views of the pristine waters of Phoksundo lake, fascinating yak caravans across the vast high-Himalayan passes and mountains.

The ancient valley also harbors one of the highest human settlements on earth like the Dho-Tarap valley which is out of the world.

The Dolpo valley also introduces you to the magnificently captured and produced and Oscar-nominated films “Caravan” that makes it all the more fascinating and value chain added to its already existing reputation of an unexplored valley.

Definitely, venturing to embark upon trekking into this hidden valley is full of fun, suspense, excitement, and full of intensity of exploring new avenues of cultural and natural beauty that are rarely found on the planet.

Dolpo confined to Dhaulagiri range in the south and east and Mt sisne and Kaniroba in the west and Tibetan plateau in the north renders the region all the more alluring for the tourists coming in here annually.

The shimmering turquoise waters of Phoksundo never fail to allure the tourists making this valley one of the topmost fascinating destinations for tourists in every season.

All human settlements here are located at an altitude of 3,660 m to 4,070 m and the people are devout Buddhists who have been trading with Tibet for centuries. There are 130 gompas (Buddhist monasteries) in Dolpo which speaks about their religious fervor.


Long Yak caravans could be one of the delightful moments during the trek that even today endure immense hardships negotiating the harsh, icy terrain, crossing high mountain passes, carrying goods for barter to the other side of the Himalayas.

Although this Dolpo valley was opened to the outsiders in 1989, yet it still remains unexplored and unseen by a larger number of tourists for the simple reason that the region has been restricted and special permission is required to trek into this region.

The region still today remains untouched by modernity and global identity. However, the visitors to this hidden valley have always benefited a lot by exploring such an area which is rare on this earth.

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