Nepal’s 3 Remote Places that Must Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Have you ever imagined how it would feel to live in an isolated place, almost cut off from the rest of the world. Exploring the remote regions of Nepal is the answer to all of your imagination.

The remote regions of Nepal is always a great query for the adventure Explorers with the high-altitude valleys, untouched Shangri-Las and pristine Himalayan culture. We have compiled list of some of most remarkable gems in the entire Himalaya which includes everything from Trans-Himalayan deserts to the the deep jungle gorges.

Upper Mustang

Mustang previously Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. Until 1992 Upper Mustang was a restricted demilitarized are making it one of the most preserved regions of the world. Mustang was once an independent kingdom however the status as a kingdom ended in 2008 when the kingdom of Nepal became a republic. Comprising two third of the Mustang District from the northern side, Upper Mustang sits in the rain shadow area of Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges.

The Upper Mustang region is a unique experience which takes you to a dry/deserted region beyond the mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain. Rich in Buddhists culture upper mustang welcomes you with desert like landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys. Heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture, the Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang is a popular destination if you are seeking to experience the native culture.

  • Foreigners need to obtain a special permit to enter, costing US$50 per day per person.
  • August and October are the peak visiting month’s.
Dolpo “Upper & Lower”

Dolpo is a high-altitude ethnically Tibetan region in the upper part of the Dolpa District of western Nepal, surrounded by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China from the in the north. Closed for foreign travelers till 1996, Dolpo both “Upper & Lower” is still largely unexplored.

Surrounded by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges Dolpo “Upper & Lower “offers a fine adventure-travel experience of remote and rugged mountain terrains of Nepal. Resembling the Tibetan highlands with high and remote Himalayan valleys, Dolpo offers you the remarkable and breathtaking experience of a lifetime.

  • Considered best to trek during the springs and autumns.
  • It is only possible to enter Dolpo through an expensive and restricted area permit.
Tsum Valley”

Opened for foreign travelers in 2008 and almost isolated from modern world for centuries, Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Least known to the outside world this Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal this serene Himalayan valley has a long history of Buddhism, and is understood that the Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves among the mountains of Tsum.

With most of the population from Tibetan region, the trails around the valley are scattered with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of hundreds of stone slabs imprinted with drawings of deities and decorated with prayers.

  • March – May & September – November is considered to be the best months.
  • People add Tsum Valley as acclimatization trips before going on expeditions through the high passes when trekking through the Manaslu region.


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