Dolpo is a restricted and unexplored region of Nepal that sits between the Tibetan plateau and Himalayan ranges. The sixth highest peak in the world, Mount Dhaulagiri surrounds the south-west of the Dolpo region. This restricted region was only opened for trekkers after 1989. Dolpo is a region that has its own culture and tradition which are also influenced by the Tibetan culture.
Dolpo treks will take you through several ancient Buddhist monasteries and Gompas. The major attraction of Dolpo region trekkings is Phoksundo lake and Shey Phoksundo National Park. The captivating Poksundo Lake sits at the height of 3612 meters, surrounding itself with beautiful Himalayas of Dolpo region.
As Dolpo is a restricted region, you will require special trekking permits in order to trek. Individual or single trekkers are not allowed in the region and it is compulsory for trekkers to hire a guide. Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo are some of the popular treks of the Dolpo region. During these treks, you will cross several passes and get a chance to explore the forbidden Kingdom of Lo Manthang too.
Trekking through the off-beaten trails of the region, Dolpo treks would be best for the ones who want to explore the remote parts of Nepal and want to know more about Tibetan culture and tradition.