Lower Dolpo to Jomsom Trek
Dolpo is an enclave of Tibetan settlement in Nepalese territory, behind the Dhaulagiri. These were long mythical high valleys prohibited to foreigners. Their trails are caravans of yaks, because even the exchange of rock salt Tibet is practiced with spices and cereals middle valleys. Highlights of the trip will be the lake with turquoise waters Phoksumdo surrounded by cliffs, and the villages of the valley Tarap (the "valley of excellent horses") who live in a timeless world full of rude poetry, marked by rituals and festivals reflecting a sense of the sacred unusual.
This land, also called ‘beyul’ or refuge has been inhabited by Tibetan nomads, called drokpas, for over a thousand years. It has remained isolated, due to its remote location and has only been open for trekking and tourism since 1989.One of the highest inhabited places on earth, Dolpo is also still a stronghold of the pre-Buddhist, Bon po religion. It is a high, mountainous region of fortified villages, 'dzongs' and many high passes.
We pass through many ancient monasteries and highland villages and wonderful natural scenery as we make our way to Phoksundo Lake and the fabled Shey Gompa. We also get to experience Thakkali culture in Mustang.