The Dolpo region is a very isolated area which has been strictly off-limits until only recently, so the traditions and way of life have remained intact. Dolpo had remained a restricted zone for foreign trekkers until a few years back. With the decision of the Nepal government to open this area for trekking this once elusive area has become a hotspot for trekkers visiting Nepal. Dolpo has retained most of its traditions and cultures. Time seems to stand still for people living in this area.