Dolpo Region is one of the most remote areas of Nepal, also called Dolpa. This region is divided into Lower Dolpo Trek and Upper Dolpo Trek. It is one of the least densely populated area of Nepal. Only five thousand population live in this region.
The dominion of the western Tibetan dynasties over Dolpo was eclipsed during the fourteenth century by the principality of Lo (present day Mustang District ‘Lomangthang’, Nepal). Thereafter, Dolpo villagers paid tributes to the kingdom of Lo in forms of grains, labor, painting thangka and carving mani walls. Tenzein Norbu Sherpa counts among his ancestors painters paintings at Thubchen and Jampa monasteries.