The Upper Dolpo trek is a remarkable trip in every trekker's life. Watching different rain shadow landscapes with surprising mountain sceneries, wildflowers, Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards, and huge birds Himalayan Griffon. Local people from Dolpo have a quite tough life due to difficult to grow crops there, so most of them are concerned in Trans-Himalayan trade (the salt trade from Tibet and herding), this customary culture carries on in Doplo years after years.Upper Dolpo Trek is a perfect example of remote site trekking in Nepal. The area located in between Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range and Tibetan plateau is regarded as Upper Dolpo. It is situated in the west-north direction from Kathmandu, the capital.
Most of the people living here are Tibetan descent. They hailed here more than 1000 years ago and settled since then practicing meditation and Bon Po rituals. Due to this the site seems a kind of mysterious land where you breathe spirituality.
To preserve the unique identity of this place government of Nepal listed this area under restricted area trekking where the special permit is required for trekking. One of the British tour operators was the first to get trekking permit here in 1990. Since then many people trekked in this mysterious land. Most of the villages in Upper Dolpo Trek regions are settled above 4,300m.
Trekkers pass through different mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanjiroba to reach Upper Dolpo. The stunning scenery, undisturbed lake, beautiful mountains, pure air and typical Buddhist practices re-appealing for every trekker here. In short, it is a kind of heaven of its own where people like to immerse in its beauty completely.
Shey Gompa and Phoksundo Lake are the calm attraction of Upper Dolpo Trek. It will always make a special room in your heart and nobody can deny this fact. The deeper you penetrate the more beauties of the area are unfolded one after another like the peeling off onion scale.
The destination preserves several endangered species like snow leopard, gray wolf, musk deer, blue sheep and much more.
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