The valley of Dolpo is located in the northwest region of the country behind the Dhaulagiri massif . It was immortalized in the movie Himalaya . This hidden valley was created by Guru Rinpoche - a devout Buddhist . Buddhist religious groups settled in this valley have preserved Buddhist culture , traditions and lifestyles have not changed an inch. Remained isolated for many years , this valley one of the most remote was opened to tourism in the 1990s. Therefore, Tibetan culture is one of the attractions of this region by its language, culture, primitive way of life and other characteristics . Throughout this trek, you will have the opportunity to visit Buddhist or Bön monasteries ( TAKUM , Do Gompa, Rigmo gompa , Shey GOMP ... ) to admire the beautiful scenery of Lake Shey Phoksundo turquoise waters , most highest lake in the world, the snowy mountains, rocky hills . Visit the National Park Shey Phosundo you will observe the animals , some of which are endangered . You can spend time with the locals , enjoy local specialties , visit ancient villages , explore the Buddhist culture and lifestyles. This valley was the mecca for trade caravans of salt from Tibet . All these features have made the trek Dolpo one of the most beloved and popular trekking destinations in Nepal . There are several trekking routes in the valley of Dolpo . You can start the journey either Pokhara or Nepalgunj - Juphal.