Far Western Trekking is one of the newest additions in the long history of trekking in Nepal. Western and Far western regions have been recently opened for trekking and tourism activities.
Far Western trekking trails are almost virgin and pristine as far as trekkers are concerned. Every year only a few hundreds of trekkers/tourists visit this region. But in terms of beauty, culture and nature, Far western region is as appealing as other popular areas as Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. Api Himal, Saipal Himal are some of the well-known Himalayan peaks accessible from this area.
Far Western trekking takes you to Sinja Valley and Karnali River which is the cradle of Khas Arya civilization of Nepal. Rara Lake trek, Dolpo trek, Khaptad treks, Karnali-Jumla trek and Sinja Valley trek are some of the major trekking routes in this region. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal and is a breeding ground for hundreds of resident and migratory birds from as far as Siberia. It is part of Rara National Park. Shey Phoksumdo Lake in Dolpa, Khaptad National Park in Khaptad are other special attractions of this area, rich in cultural and natural biodiversity.
Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sept-Nov) are definitely the best time to visit the Far Western region. But Dolpa region, since it lies in trans-Himalayan region, is open for visitors even during Summer season (June-August). Regular flights are available from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from there to Talcha airport, the entry point for Far Western adventure.