Dolpa region, a remote area in the Karnali region of Nepal, is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Range. Dolpa district covering 7889-kilometer square was entirely closed to trekkers until 1989. At present, Dolpa is widely popular for two trekking destinations namely, Lower Dolpo Trek and Upper Dolpo Trek.
Dolpa has gained fame for its beauty for a long time now which can be seen through the love of locals and foreigners like Peter Matthiessen who has described it in his book titled The Snow Leopard. The Caravan, Nepal’s first English subtitled movie was also shot in Dolpo region.
Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest and the only tran-Himalayan national park in Nepal also covers the district of Dolpa and provides a fascinating encounter of the wildlife, flora, and fauna of Nepal. Upper Dolpo Trek and Lower Dolpo Trek circuit offer an endless panoramic view of the snowcapped Churen and Dhaulagiri range and the emerald Phoksundo Lake. Trekking in the Dolpa region offers you a chance to visit and see Shey Gompa, Chortens, mani walls, and monasteries. It also opens to a wide range of cultures and traditions of the Sherpa Nomads, Buddhists, Thakuri, and more through various villages along the route. To top it off, you might get a chance to spot snow leopards, blue sheep, and local cattle herds along the way.