Shey Pilgrimage Fair will be held in Saldang VDC, Dolpo this August. The fair is held every 12 years (in the Year of the Dragon) in Inner Dolpo – a mountainous region so remote and nearly inaccessible that it remained hidden from the outside world for quite a long time. The fair is celebrated by locals who follow Bon Po (an animistic religion predating Buddhism) and Tibetan Buddhism. Most westerners got to know about the hidden region of Dolpo after the publication of the hugely popular book “Snow Leopard” (set in Dolpo) by Peter Mattheissen. Eric Valli further popularised this region by showcasing the stunning natural beauty of this hidden land in his cinematic venture 'Caravan'.
Shey Phoksumdo Lake- Dolpo (Pic: Explore Himalaya Archive)
Trek to Dolpo
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), along with Nepal German Chamber of Commerce & Industries (NGCCI) and three Nepalese travel companies participated at the Caravan, Motors & Tourism (CMT) fair held in the city of Stuttgart, Germany from January 15 to 23, 2011. At the fair, not only destination Nepal , but Nepalese tea and coffee were also promoted.A special program entitiled, “Together for Tourism: NTY-2011” was organised at the CMT venue on January 18, 2011. Most of the visitors to the Nepal stall wanted to know more about Trekking in Nepal.