“So close yet the cultural difference so huge. The people of high Dolpo still practices the nomadic lifestyle whereas, the people of Mustang practiced and enjoyed luxury even in the past because of living in the village that situated in the famous silk route.”
Legend has it that the revered Buddhist saint, Guru Rimpoche, who spread Tibetan Buddhism throughout the Himalayas, discovered this hidden land over 1700 years ago. 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 explore alpine meadows and exotic villages in Upper Dolpo which has kept Bhoriya culture alive. We also get to experience Thakkali culture in Mustang.
The most interesting factor of this trek is that we get to witness the cultural difference of the people of different regions, had centuries ago. Dolpo the high mountainous settlement holds the nomads that migrated to the region ages ago. Similarly the people of Mustang also called Lopas also migrated from Tibet almost during the same time. Still the contrast between the people of these two regions in the past and in the recent times is so huge in terms of civilization; it is an interesting discovery.
This itinerary can be change as per your interest and time frame.
Available services in trekking:
Trekking Guide : Speak Language English ,Nepali Tibetan and Dolpo
Trekking Cook : Good Experienced In Trekking
Kitchen Boy (whole trekking staff)
Porters or Mule
Chairs &Tables, Mattress, Member tents , Kitchen/ Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Bedding Bag , First aid kit.
Food: Three times meal ( Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)type of different items.
Drink: Tea, Coffee, juice etc. with light snacks biscuits cookies etc. along with fruits and chocolates.
this is wonderful, experience trip