27, Apr 2020 |

Dolpa; The land of snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes

The high-altitude, culturally Tibetan region of Nepal, Dolpa is famous for its natural beauty, mesmerizing view of the hills, mountains and wonderful lakes. Dolpa is the biggest district of Nepal with an area of 7,889 square kilometers. The administrative headquarter of the region of the district is Dunai. The elevation of the district lies in the range of 1,525 to 7,625m. The district borders Tibet (China) on the North and Northeast, Jumla and Mugu on the West, Myagdi, Jajarkot and Rukum on the South, and Mustang on the East. Dolpa district is a labyrinth of often wide glacial valleys and ridges


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Dolpa District had a population of 36,700. Chhetris is the largest group of people living here followed by Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Dolpali, Bhote and Kamis. Agriculture is very difficult in Dolpa due to lack of proper irrigation and fertile land. However, agriculture is possible at heights of 3,800 to 4,180 meters. Apart from barley, crops include buckwheat, millet, mustard, wheat, potatoes, radishes, and spinach are grown in this region. Many are also involved in animal husbandry like Sheep, Yaks.


Some of the main attraction of the Place

Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Trekking in Dolpa; The notable features are seen here are snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes.

Trekking in Dolpa;

Shey-Phoksundo Lake.

Shey-Phoksundo Lake.

Explore the nearby villages like Dolpo, Mukot, Phoksundo, Ringmo.


The location for the 1999 Oscar-nominated film, ‘Himalaya’.

Kang La Pass.

Kang La Pass.

Experience the authentic Tibetan culture with the local heartwarming peoples. 

Shey Monastery.

Shey Monastery.

Dolpo Bon School.

Panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Churen Himal, Kanjiroba, Mukot, Gautam Himal, Kanti Himal and Putha Hiunchuli. 

snowy peaks

Explore the wildlife, unique terrain and jungle of the Dolpa.

unique terrain

Valleys like Tsharka Valley, Tarap Valley, Nangkhong Valley, Panzang Valley.


Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Jufal village.

Jufal village

Dho Tarap valley; Human settlement in the highest elevation.

Kyakuchin Lake.

Suligad Waterfall.

Suligad Waterfall.

Skiing at a peak like Mt. Putha.

Bala Tripura.

Bala Tripura.

Getting There

The terrain of this region makes it difficult to travel by road. The hard bumpy roads are not safe and also not worth enough to travel. So, the best way to travel to Dolpa is by airways. There are regularly scheduled flights from places like Nepalgunj, Surkhet, Pokhara and Kathmandu. Dolpa Airport or Juphal Airport has been connecting the tourists and the people of Dolpa with each other. 



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