Far behind the Dhaulagiri mountain range, Dolpa is almost completely cut off from development efforts of the outside world. It is one of the most isolated regions in Nepal. Dolpa was first opened to trekkers in 1990 and Inner Dolpo only in 1992. In spite of it’s beautiful landscapes and authentic culture, up till now it’s still a region which gets very few tourists. You can walk for days without meeting any other foreign trekkers. A very special experience as well!
Hiking in Dolpa is an experience of a lifetime. The trails give you a unique opportunity to experience life in the remote highlands. As you walk through the beautiful landscapes, passing through pine forests alongside wild rivers with views of beautiful snowcapped mountains, you will feel as if you are in a hidden paradise, frozen in time. If you are going to Dho Tarap, you hike through desolate landscapes surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and formations. The Phoksundo Lake is of an incomparable beauty, with its deep blue and emerald colors, surrounded by steep rocks. You will not find a body of water so precious looking anywhere else. During your journey in the Dolpa region, you will pass through authentic Buddhist and Bonpo villages, and get in contact with untouched Tibetan culture. The population of Dolpa is very diverse, with Hindu’s living in the lower parts and Buddhist people from Tibetan background living in the higher parts of Dolpa. Bonpo religion is practiced in these higher regions as well. It is the oldest spiritual tradion of Tibet. It is very much related with Buddhism, but has more shamanistic and animistic influences, which gives a mythical appeal to Dolpa.