Dolpa and Upper Mustang are two easily accessible trekking destinations that offer an unparalleled experience of trans-Himalayan landscape and lifestyles. Thin clustered settlements, chortens and gompas, barren lands characterized by sparse alpine vegetation are some of the features of this region. These areas are still strictly regulated and only group trekkers are allowed after paying certain permit fees. Since their opening in the early 1990s there has been a gradual increase in the number of tourists. These regions are highly environmentally and culturally sensitive.
Dolpa region lies west of Kali Gandaki valley. The arduous trek to this region takes you to Phoksumdo Lake and to the landscape that spreads over to Tibet. Likewise Upper Mustang is also part of Tibetan Plateau characterized by dry and high land with very less vegetation. It lies northwest of Jomsom Trek and is also home to Mustang King.