Dolpo trekking, in the land of hidden Shangri-La, in western Nepal, is a remote, magical land of myth and high mountain passes, deep river valleys, alpine forests, bare and picturesque landscapes, medieval style villages. The inhabitants of Dolpo follow Tibetan Buddhism but some practice the older Bon-Po religion. Their hospitality to travelers is legendary in keeping with their role as custodians of the many trade routes through their land. With the exception of its ancient trade and cultural links to Tibet, Dolpo was largely cut off from the outside world. Few trekkers have crossed over the trails that Back Track adventures will explore. We, GIH will serve three times wholesome meals per day, sleep in room two-trekker sized tents, with toilet tents, mess tents, kitchen tents and all mess utensils provided.
The region was filmed in 1999 French-Nepalese movie Himalaya, which gives insight into the local customs, was the first Nepalese film to be nominated for an Oscar award and also a huge success in Nepal itself, drawing the country's attention to the region. Kenneth M. Bauer notes that the film's authenticity was in large part artificial, as dialogues mixed the standard Tibetan of the professional actors with the villagers' local dialects and all external influences in the region were hidden. He also describes the impact which the film had on the region as an employer.
We, Wilderness Excursion will serve three times wholesome meals per day, sleep in room two-trekker sized tents, with toilet tents, mess tents, kitchen tents and all mess utensils provided. Prepare yourself for a land of mystery and great beauty of Dolpa trekking in Nepal.