Dolpo Region in the western part of Nepal is an unexplored paradise. Only opened in 1,989 for the westerners, this region is out of the world as trekking in Dolpo leads through the scenic, hidden valleys, ancient shrines like Shey Gompa, pristine Shey Phoksundo Lake, and world’s highest human settlement of Dho Tarap. Located between Tibetan Plateau in North and Dhaulagiri Range in South and East with the very limited access as entry point by Air as Juphal airport is the remote region of Nepal. One of the interesting sights of Dolpo region is sight of long Yak Caravans still negotiating the high mountain altitudes and crossing high passes carrying goods for barter to the other side of the Himalayas.
Settlements in Upper Dolpo are generally in high altitudes and people follow Tibetan Culture, Religion and trade with Tibet for centuries. The major religion is Bon Po religion which is Pre Buddhist Tibetan religion and the landscapes and culture resembles of Tibet.
As Dolpo Region separates between Lower and Upper part, Upper Dolpo comes on Highly Restricted area with huge royalty to the trekkers and special permit requires for both parts from the Department of Nepal Immigration along with other permits. Shey Phoksundo National Park is the Nepal’s largest National Park covering an area of around 3,550 sq km established in 1,984 to preserve the unique Trans-Himalayan Eco System with the bio diversity of Flora and Fauna.