Upper Dolpo Trekking
Dolpa is the most remote and least developed isolated corner of Nepal, situated in the Trans Himalayan region of Mid- West Nepal inside the Shey- Phoksundo National Park, behind the Dhaulagiri massif. Geographically Upper Dolpo is a part of the Tibetan Plateau and is generally dry, cold and sparsely vegetated which is unlike most other parts of the Nepal Himalayas. It has fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard. As the most remote and least developed district in Nepal, this trek is reserved. for those with a true sense of adventure.
The northern part of Dolpo is usually called inner Dolpo (Upper Dolpo) and has long had aura of mysticism about it. The goal of most trekkers to inner Dolpo (upper Dolpo) is mainly for Shey Gompa.
Shay Gompa was closed to foreigners until 1992. One story cities the reason for closure as the large-scale theft of statues from monasteries several years ago. Now a day upper Dolpo trekking is become popular.