Brief Introduction of West Nepal

Dolpo region is a high altitude and culturally Tibetan region in the upper part of the Dolpo district of western, Nepal. Phoksundo and Mugu Karnali valley lies in the north west and the sixth highest mountain in the world Mt. Dhaulagiri (8172mtr.) lies in the south west of this region.Dolpo region is a home to some of the highest villages on earth, almost 90% of the region lies above 3500mtr. It is one of the least densely populated area of Nepal. Only five thousand population live in this region. Agriculture, Animal husbandry and trade are the main source of income of this Dolpo region. For travelers who cannot get enough the adventures and cultures of Dolpo, there is a longer route that takes them through several village. This is an opportunity for travelers to soak in more of the culture of Himalayan trips, and to challenge their physical capacity.

More than 90% population of this region lives under the poverty line, literacy rate of Dolpo district is 54% where women literacy is even worse. This region is divided into Lower and Upper Dolpo. His majesty’s government of Nepal has referred as a ‘upper’ Dolpo, a destination which has restricted for foreigners from traveling extensively in this area.

The dominion of the western Tibetan dynasties over Dolpo was eclipsed during the fourteenth century by the principality of Lo (present day Mustang District ‘Lomangthang’, Nepal). Thereafter, Dolpo villagers paid tributes to the kingdom of Lo in forms of grains, labor, painting thangka and carving mani walls. Tenzein Norbu Sherpa counts among his ancestors painters paintings at Thubchen and Jampa monasteries. The 1999 French-Nepalese movie Himalaya, which gives insight into the local customs, was the first Nepalese film to be nominated for an Oscar award and also a huge success in Nepal itself, drawing the country’s attention to the region.

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Best Season:All Year Round
Popular Location: Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Dunai

West Nepal Trekking Packages

explore the hidden heaven that lies in the shadows of majestic Himalayas

    Nar Phu Valley Trek 22 Days

    22 Days

    Nar Phu Valley Trekking takes you to one of Nepal’s remote and beautiful untouched region in Annapurna. Nar Phu is situated in northeast valley near Chame, Annapurna. Nar and Phu is a different village in the valley.

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      Dhaulagiri Trek 19 Days

      19 Days

      Trekking in Dhaulagiri provides massive mountains range of Dhaulagiri consisting of fifteen 7000 meter peaks is magnificent. Trekking of the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and…

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        Dhorpatan Trek 12 Days

        12 Days

        Dhorpatan is a national park covering 1325 sq km which was managed for conservation and the hunting of blue sheep and other game by the royal family and paying for foreign parties. Now, of course, with the king deposed, official…

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          Jumla Rara Trek 15 Days

          15 Days

          Rara trek is in the remote wilderness of west Nepal, offering a superb experience of nature and unusual glimpses of a culture and scenery quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal. The trek begins with visits to UNESCO World Heritage…

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            Upper Dolpo 24 Days

            24 Days

            Upper Dolpo area is one of the beaten tracks lies at far west part of Nepal. It is one of the unique paths for trekking and views are still virgin. In this area you can see the pretty nature with…

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              Lower Dolpo 18 Days

              18 Days

              Lower Dolpo trek offers outstanding trekking experiences in the remote western part of Nepal. This trek was opened for foreigners in 1982. Since then, the area has become a very popular destination for trekkers. Lower Dolpo has its own unique…

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