Dolpo has gained worldwide fame through the works of Snell groves Himalayan Pilgrimages, Matthiessens The Snow Leopard and, the award-winning film The Caravan.
The isolated area was opened to tourists in 1989. The culture is strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and the Born practices from which it originates. Dolpo maintains much of its mystique and serenity. Dolpo and its people have strong ties to Tibet and the area is part of an ancient trade route. The people in the region share lifestyle similarities with Tibetans.
Although some people trek from lower south into the region, most journeys in Dolpo begin with a flight to Jhupal, the gateway to Dolpo Trekking. The area has many majestic villages and forests of oak, rhododendron (Nepals national flower) and pine. Dolpo is home to Shey Phoksundo National Park, the largest national park of Nepal and the main attraction of this region Trekking. Highlights of Dolpo Trekking includes Ringmo village set along Phoksundo Lake, anearby waterfalls, high passes, mountain views, and Crystal Mountain with its monastery, Shey Gomba. The whole region has non-stop, spectacular scenery and rich cultural attractions!
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