Dolpo region is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region. Dunai is its districts headquarter with covers an area of 3,046 sq mi and has a population of 36,700. There are no exact population numbers for the region. The Dolpo are generally believer of Buddhist religion Bon. The remote region has preserved its Tibetan culture in relatively pure form, making it attractive to Westerners.
In spite of the near inaccessibility of the region and tourism restrictions for the more remote parts, Dolpa is a popular destination for trekking. Upper Dolpo trek and Lower Dolpo trek are two major trekking spot of Dolpo region. Dolpo can be about divided into four valleys, each of which are Dho (Tarap Valley), Nankhong Valley, (Panzang Valley), and Tsharka Valley).
Local products are not sufficient to guarantee survival. The Dolpo traditionally trade salt from Tibet to the lower parts of Nepal. Dolpa comes to well-known much more since after The 1999 French-Nepalese movie “Himalaya.”
A huge part of the Dolpa is protected by Shey Phoksundo National park, which derived from Shey Monastery in the 12th century and one of the Nepal deepest lake. The park protects rare animals like the snow leopard, musk deer and the Tibetan wolf. Shey Phoksundo is the largest and the only trans-Himalayan National Park in Nepal.