Dolpo, situated in the north western part of Nepal bordering Tibet, is home to some of the highest human settlements on earth. Most of the villages lie between 3500-4300 meters above sea level, so the climate is harsh with temperatures dipping down to -30 to -40 degree Celsius in winters.
People still rely on yaks and horses for transportation since there is no road connection yet to the rest of the country or across the border. Despite its geographical remoteness, civilization has not only survived in Dolpo but also thrived for centuries with its own history, culture, language, religions, music and arts. Dolpo is the local dialect which is conversant with other dialects of the high Himalayan region and written in Tibetan script.
Bon and Buddhism are the two dominant religions which constitutes over three dozen monasteries in Dolpo. Locals rely on Amchi tradition as a healthcare practice which uses herbs and other medicinal plants is to treat illnesses. Dolpo is also home to many species of flora and fauna (the term “Dolpo” is associated with the abundance of natural resources).
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