Dolpo is a mystic region in the mid-western Nepal. Dolpo is situated between the Tibetan plateaus, the east part of Dolpo is surrounded by the Dhaulagiri where as in the south there is Churen Himalayan Range and to the west part of Dolpo there is Jumla district. The area is very remote and with harsh topography and which is untouched with signs of modernity. Dolpo region was opened for the foreigner for trekking in 1989, and received the part of the visitors mass from other parts of Nepal. Peter Matthiessen’s meditative book ‘The Snow Leopard’ and Eric Valli’s stunning movie ‘Himalaya (Caravan)’ only added to the attraction of this unknown land.
Dolpo trekking offers the memorable and wonderful experience for lifetime. The people of this area are warm-hearted and follow the same cultural traditional which are similar to the Tibetan Culture. Trekking to the Dolpo offers the beautiful views of snowcapped mountain, remote village landscaped, rich in wildlife, attractive Buddhist monasteries and wonderful Lakes. Dolpo is also one of the sources of Yarsagumpa, an exotic half plant and half animal which is consider a powerful aphrodisiac.
The main attraction of Dolpo trekking is Shey Phoksundo National Park and Shey Phoksundo Lake, Shey Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake of high altitude in the world. Shey Phoksundo National Parks is the home land wild life- blue sheep, ghoral, even cheetahs and snow leopard. Dolpo is also the home for rare plants like- Yarsagumpa, Jatamasi, Panchaunle, Chimailo and many others herbs. Shey Gumba is also one of the major attractions of the Dolpo region. The area of Dolpo region has been described as one of the world’s “Natural Hidden Wonders”.