Dolpo Region

Dolpo Region


Dolpo region lies in the isolated and backward part of mid-western part of Nepal beyond the Dhaulagiri massif and linked with Tibet plateau. Dolpo is one of the supreme stimulating trekking destinations of Nepal. Dolpo region is with an area of 7,889 sq. kilometers and it is the largest region of Nepal and still one of the most sparsely colonized. These unexplored, high altitude valleys were not unlocked until 1989.  Dolpo has been reflected as the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture left on earth. Nestled in the mountains, at the altitude of 4100 m, is a small gorge called Tarap.

The Dolpo region bids a boundless variety of landscapes, cultures and the great people of dolpo area. At dolpo you get to understand the ancient trade routes which offers breathtaking scenery and a deep insight into the lives and customs of this unique folks and eye-catching snowy peaks as well as Kanjiriba north (6883m), Kanjiriba south (6861m), Dhaulagiri (8167meter), Churen Himal (7381m), Putha Hiunchuli (7249m), Mukot Himal (6639m), Araniko Chuli (6034m) and many more mountains can be seen from the trek to this dolpo region. Upper dolpa area is filled with rare herbs and wild animals. On the trail sometime you can sight Himalayan blue sheep, ghoral, and even cheetahs, and numerous other species of wild animals. Also, the forests of Upper dolpo are home to rare plants like Yarsagumba, (also used as herbal medicine) Jatamasi, Panchaunle, Chimailo. People around are mostly Tibetan people who migrated from Tibet in this dolpo region around 6th century. This land is also known as herbal land and in this region it is very hard to produce crops there, which makes life problematic for the local people, therefore mostly the locals around are involved in the salt trade from Tibet, this traditional culture undergo in Doplo generation to generation. The people of Dolpo are of Tibetan origin and they uphold their Tibetan culture with monasteries that follow thoroughly the Buddhism of Tibet.

The months of March to September are fine for embarking on this trek. After September, it will started snowing heavily, and hiking is feasible only with heavy duty gear. From November it is completely impassable. Perfect time is from March to May as it might rain in June and July. Explorers can contemplate a number of stimulating options across the region; certain areas are comparatively easy to enjoy others may need more effort but all are extraordinary and satisfying.

Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) provides you the ample of opportunities to explore the dolpo region there are plenty to do trekking in Dolpo like upper and lower Dolpo as well as Dolpo circuit.

Dolpo Region Packages

Lower Dolpo Trekking
Lower Dolpo Trekking

Sightseeing, Hiking, Excursion & Trekking

23 days
USD 3,150
Upper Dolpo Trekking
Upper Dolpo Trekking

This trek is one of the most remote, high pass and challenging destinations. Dolpo region lies between the Tibetan plateau in the north and the Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range in mid-western part of Nepal.

High Altitude Trekking, Sightseeing, Hiking, Excursion

24 days
USD 2,250
Dolpo Circuit Trekking
Dolpo Circuit Trekking

Offers the ultimate taste of natural and cultural phenomena enriched by the tradition and Tibetan culture. It offers us the chance to understand how life sustains in this high altitude. It is an experience that you will remember all your life.

High Altitude Trek, Hiking, Sightseeing, Nature Excursion

17 days
USD 3,360