Dolpo Region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Although a few anthropologists and geographers had explored the region, the entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups. Peter Matheson’s book – The Snow Leopard and Snell grove – Himalayan pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo.
Dolpo Region-During the Upper Dolpo we start from Jhupal village, we begin this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks, and rhododendron, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the “Phoksundo National Park”.
Dolpo Region-Dolpo is located inside the Shey–Phoksumdo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, adjoining the Tibetan Plateau. Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal: time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard.
Dolpo Region- A trek through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten. We trek through birch and silver fir forest to Chaurikot. Scenic views of Patras and Jagadu Himal are visible to the north. If you enjoyed the movie Caravan / Himalaya, then this is the trek to see such natural splendor. Phoksumdo lake’s crystal clear blue waters reflecting the spectacular landscape, unique Tibetan Buddhist and Bon settlements with their fascinating monasteries, as well as spectacular snow peaks there is a chance of seeing Himalayan pheasants and blue sheep.
Dolpo Region-At Ringmo, the highlight of our trip we will have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirowa Himalayan range, with time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery. Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gompa, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to Jhuphal for the flight back by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal Himalaya.