Dolpo trekking in Nepal.
Dolpo is located in a remote and isolated corner in the western part of Nepal, Dolpo trekking region was closed to trekkers until 1989. Lower Dolpo is permitted with low permit fee but for the upper Dolpo you have to pay $50 per day for trekking permit. Lodges and guest houses are not available and you must arrange all camping accommodation via registered trekking company. Dolpa is lying under the shadow of Himalaya with astounding natural beauty and cultural heritage. People of Dolpo follow Bon religion and their language is closer to Tibetan. The most beautiful Shey-Phoksundo Lake is main attraction of this region and Num-la and Baga-la pass are another challenging attraction of this trek route.
Upper Dolpo has been referred to as the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture with the landscape and Buddhist religion of this region more like Tibet. This region has a vast and rugged landscape inhabited by a hardy, enterprising folk who live in some of the highest villages in the world. Dolpo trek offers an endless variety of landscapes, Buddhist cultures and great people.
Dolpo trekking seasonal fact during the whole yearDecember / January / February
Cold and icy but generally clear skies. Very few visitors in winter season, cold at night, fresh and beautiful.
Winter storms sometimes visit the pass through January and February, but changing weather patterns make it difficult to predict.March / April / May
Good weather. Not too cold high up, not too warm down below
Wonderful weather to trek, the skies are clear, all views of Himalayas can be seen.
Monsoon season in Nepal
Even monsoon season is better to trek in this region as it is located in trans Himalayan region of Nepal, so its dry always and you can trek nicely because you will have a nice Himalayan view with grassy landscapes.
Monsoon is over around middle of September, but some drops of rains still possible, Magnificent for trekking.