Dolpo’s hidden mystery’s sheen luminously and endowed with rich culture, sweeping scenery, mysterious gorges, rare flora, fauna, cliffs, rivers, large cascades, and a turquoise lake. Horizons are glittering in the mountains and their glaciers and ice fields are stunning, spiritualize, and enriched.
According to the myth, it’s one of the “hidden valleys” created by Guru Rinpoche as a sanctuary for pious Buddhists in troubled times. The soaring mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif, Kanijiruwa massif, and Tibetan plateau surround the beautiful Dolpo valley. The region hides at the high pass from the south and lies northwest of Dhaulagiri and Kali Gandaki Gorge. Dolpo’s easiest access is from Tibet, where its people migrated from perhaps 1,000 years ago. Dolpo region is one of the few places in the globe not yet affected by globalization and modernization. Such things make this region remarkable and distinct. As the least explored the region, Dolpo awaits the inquisitive explorer to cater to exceptionally worldly experiences.
Trekking to Upper Dolpo takes about 28 days to complete. During this trek, the maximum altitude is 4,530 m. to 5,115 m. It is one of the most strenuous treks in Nepal. The Upper Dolpo has always had a feeling of spirituality. The high valleys of Dolpo are some of the most incredible in the Himalayas, with full of views extending to the arid Tibetan plateau.
This trek provides a real adventure and an opportunity to discover the hidden and pristine parts of Nepal that have remained largely undiscovered. Since it is a restricted area, only a few numbers of trekkers visit this region a year. The almighty vistas and authentic hamlets here are just waiting to be out. This trek is trekking to an isolated and untamed part of the ancient Himalayan civilization of Tibetan society.
The author David Snelgrove in his book named, “Himalayan Pilgrimage”, Peter Matthiessen in his book named “The Snow Leopard” and George Schaller in his book “Stones of Silence” stated the magnificence of the Upper Dolpo region.