Dolpo Trekking

Dolpo Trekking Ba-Yul, the hidden land of Dolpo, was first settled by Rokpa farmers and Drokpa nomads from Tibet in the 10th century. It is one of the highest inhabited places on earth, with scattered fortress-like villages and monasteries nestling amongst mountains of stark, ascetic beauty. Though part of Nepal today, Dolpo remains culturally and economically firmly tied to Tibet, the people of this desolate area are cut off from their southern neighbors by snow-covered passes for most of the year. This is a fascinating and difficult part of the country to travel in.

Most of Dolpo is protected by Shey Phoksumdo National Park. It is bounded in the east and south by Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and in the west by the Jumla district. Dolpo has been bypassed by development and until recently by tourism. Although a few Anthropologists and geographers had explored the region, the entire district was closed to foreigners until 1989, when southern parts of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups.

Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard and David Snellgrove's Himalayan Pilgrimage have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. Both writers visited the Shey Gompa, to the north of the Phoksumdo Lake, in inner Dolpo. This is the goal of most trekkers but this Dolpo trek will take you even further into this mysterious land…

Dolpo is Bon-pro country, where people practice a shamanistic religion predating Tibetan Buddhism.

Much of Bon-po symbolism is the opposite of Buddhist practice. You should walk to the right of ancient mud ‘chortens’, which are inscribed with swastikas with their arms pointing in the opposite direction to the Buddhist chant of "om mani padme hum", the Bon-pos chant 'om ma tri mu ye sa le du", in Tibetan means "in clarity unite'.

Dolpo Trekking Packages

Inner Dolpo Trekking

Inner Dolpo Trekking

This is one of Nepal’s classic mountain treks. The route is most demanding as we traverse heights in excess of 5300m and some of the most remote territory in Nepal. As we trek through the heart of Dolpo

Trip Duration: 22 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Beni Dolpo Trekking

Beni - Dolpo Trekking

Dolpo had remained a restricted zone for foreign trekkers until a few years back. With the decision of the Nepal government to open this area for trekking this once elusive area has become a hotspot for trekkers visiting Nepal

Trip Duration: 26 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Phoksundo Teahouse Trekking

Phoksundo Teahouse Trekking

Dolpo is the largest territorial district in Nepal. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and splendid place. The exotic sites and natural sceneries lures people all over the world , thus making it a must visit destination

Trip Duration: 26 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Dolpo - Jomsom Trekking

Dolpo - Jomsom Trekking

Legend has it that the revered Buddhist saint, Guru Rimpoche, who spread Tibetan Buddhism throughout the Himalayas, discovered this hidden land over 1700 years ago. This land, also called ‘beyul’ or refuge has been inhabited by

Trip Duration: 25 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo Trekking

Ba-Yul, the hidden land of Dolpo, was first settled by Rokpa farmers and Drokpa nomads from Tibet in the 10th century. It is one of the highest inhabited places on earth, with scattered fortress-like villages and monasteries nestling amongst mountains

Trip Duration: 25 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trekking

This trek truly provides an opportunity to experience the life in the remote highland. Lying in the western Himalayan region, battered by the high winds, arid and dry landscape, unbearable cold in the winter months and almost cut off from the development of the

Trip Duration: 25 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Snow - Leopard Trekking

Snow - Leopard Trekking

How would a person feel if he is told that he is going to join the human settlement surrounded by the virgin nature and wonderful creatures at the highest elevation of the world? It is not only hard to believe but it also seems something beyond our imagination

Trip Duration: 23 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Phoksundo Nature Experience

Phoksundo Nature Experience

This trek takes you on a trail that skirts through ancient villages where people still follow centuries old traditions and customs, past forests of pine, oak and juniper inhabited by endangered animals like the Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep and snow leopard

Trip Duration: 17 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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Humla and Limi Valley Trekking

Humla and Limi Valley Trekking

This trek takes you on a trail that skirts through ancient villages where people still follow centuries old traditions and customs, past forests of pine, oak and juniper inhabited by endangered animals like the Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep and snow leopard

Trip Duration: 17 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous

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