About Dolpa


Dolpo is an amazing piece of heaven on earth, which caters tremendously beautiful landscapes. Landscapes in Dolpo are diverse. The lush vegetation of Shey Phoksundo National Park, which is the home to incredibly beautiful Phoksundo Lake, also houses scores of species of floras and faunas, which include elusive snow leopard to high value crop yarsagumba. The section in Upper Dolpo however, has different geography. Barren and widespread highland deserts at the foothill of Himalayan peaks are awesome sights.

Dho has tea houses, shops with minimal supplies and lodges. The people closely resemble the Khampas of Tibet, the men with a ponytail and red tassel coiled around their head. The women sport musk deer teeth necklaces. Dho Tarap has a maze of mud-brick Tibetan houses which was featured in Eric Valli’s famous movie ‘Caravan’, the village where Karma and his band of young Dolpo-pa, and Thinley and his older group of Dolpo-pa, set off with their salt to trade for barley over the high passes. Trekkers can enjoy a nature tour and a cultural program consisting of traditional Tibetan dances and songs presented by the villagers in Dho.Here we have few major sites that are worthwhile exploring around Dho Tarap, Including Ribo Bumpa Monastery & Drakmar Dewa Monastery, the vicinity around Dho Tarap has many other important monasteries which include Mekhyim Monastery, Dhoro Monastery and a Bon Gompa of Shipichowk among others.