JUMLA, May 10: The Shey Phoksundo National Park Office has fined 74 people for illegally collecting Yarsagumba, also known as the caterpillar fungus, in the patan area of ​​Dolpa.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The latest result of the snow leopard survey was made public on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Two of the three children injured in a forest fire in Dolpa have been airlifted to Kathmandu for advanced treatment.

KATHMANDU, Sep 4: Elected representatives of Dolpa have made an intriguing claim, asserting the discovery of a lake situated at a higher altitude than the famed Tilicho Lake in Manang. This remarkable revelation has emanated from the region of Phalgaon in Dolpobuddha Rural Municipality, Dolpa.

JAJARKOT, April 30: Collection of the Yarsagumba or the caterpillar fungus in the Dolpa district will be opened to the public for a month beginning May 15.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 20: Clashes have been reported at the polling station in Tripura Sundari Municipality-5. The dispute arose when a person went to cast his vote claiming that he had his name in the voter’s list but actually his name was not there.

DOLPA, May 22: The collection of Yarsagumba or the caterpillar fungus in Dolpa district will be open for the public from May 25. This was decided by an all-party meeting convened by the District Coordination Committee (DCC) Dolpa.

JAJARKOT, May 14: Narasi Rokaya of CPN (Maoist Center) has been elected as the chairperson of Jagadulla Rural Municipality in Dolpa district.

SURKHET, Dec 27: With the onset of snowfall, border police posts and other outposts in the upper parts of Dolpa, Humla and Mugu have been merged with the District Police Office at the district headquarters. According to the Karnali Province Police Office, eight police posts in three districts have been merged into the district police office.

DOLPA, Oct 25: Nine passengers were injured when a Bolero jeep heading toward Tripursundari Municipality-3 from the district headquarters Dunai met with an accident.

DOLPA, July 27: Police have arrested 53-year-old Bir Bahadur Bam, ward member of Tripurasundari Rural Municipality-6 of Fulching, elected from the Nepali Congress (NC), on the charge of attempted rape of a 26-year-old female of the same municipality.

DOLPA, July 5: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC) in Dolpa has decided to lift the ongoing prohibitory order in view of the declining number of COVID-19 cases.

DOLPA, June 4: Each house in Upper Dolpa has patients having the symptoms of COVID-19. According to local health workers, patients showing the symptoms similar to COVID-19 have been found in Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality.

DOLPA, May 30: The second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)  has affected both residents and health workers in the district. A doctor serving at Dolpa District Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

DOLPA, April 29: The district administration in Dolpa has decided to shut schools after a worker of the Jufal Airport tested positive for the coronavirus.

DOLPA, April 24: Dolpa has decided to adopt extreme vigilance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the district.

DOLPA, March 29: Two dozers owned by Dolpa's Thulibheri Municipality Mayor Ganesh Bahadur Shahi were set ablaze.

DOLPA, Feb 5: Dolpa, a mountainous district in Karnali Province, has witnessed heavy snowfall since Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Tara Air is ferrying essential food supplies to Simikot, Humla at the request Nepal Food Corporation.

SURKHET, April 4: The Karnali State government has started sending food items to the mountainous districts in the State via air. The State government decided to supply foodstuffs to Humla, Dolpa and Mugu districts through private aircraft. In case of Humla and Dolpa, air service is the only means of transportation.

DOLPA, March 7: A peculiar disease that broke out in Karelikanda village of Tripurasundari municipality-1 in Dolpa for the past two weeks, taking its grip on the entire settlement has been detected.

DOLPA, Mar 4: With more than 80 people suffering from common cold and fever in Tripura Sundari Municipality-1 in Dolpa district, the local residents are in a state of panic as the symptoms are similar to that of the deadly COVID-19.

DOLPA, Jan 17: Normal life in Dolpa has been affected due to rain-triggered heavy snowfall since Thursday.

Dolpa to get 5 Bailey bridges soon

January 8, 2020 08:42 am

DOLPA, Jan 8: Travelling in the rugged terrain of Dolpa is one of the toughest tasks for the locals as well as tourists who visit this pristine land.

JUMLA, Dec 22: Dozens of patients who reach Karnali Aayurveda Aaushadalaya,  Jumla, from several remote villages of the district as well as from Mugu, Kalikot and Dolpa everyday have no choice but to return disappointed due to the lack of medicines at the Aayurvedic health center. According to the patients, not even a single medicine is available at the center for the last one month.

JUMLA, Dec 16: Heavy snowfall in the high hills of the Karnali region since Thursday evening has brought the air service to a complete halt.  All the four airports of Karnali -- Jumla, Dolpa, Humla and Mugu airports -- remain closed.  There is over a feet of snow on the runway of the airports.

Flights disrupted, exams put off

December 14, 2019 08:09 am

SURKHET, Dec 14: Incessant snowfall in the hill districts over the last two days has badly affected life in the Karnali region.

DOLPA, Dec 7: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of 106MW Jagdulla Hydropower Project, to be located in Jagdulla Rural Municipality of Dolpa in Karnali Province, is in its final stage of preparation.

Teaching in Dolpa

December 6, 2019 09:06 am

Binod Shahi, president of Snow Yak Foundation, came in the top 50 out of 37,000 teachers in the Global Teacher Prize 2018. Shahi was recognized for his immense contribution in providing education to children of Dolpa, a part of Karnali Pradesh in Nepal.


September 28, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week September 22-28, 2019.

DOLPA, Aug 17: Wooden bridges connecting the trekking routes to the Dolpa-based Phoksundo Lake were destroyed by floods on Friday morning.

DOLPA, Aug 16: Trekking route to Dolpa based Phoksundo Lake has been disrupted as floods swept away the wooden bridges over the rivers along the way.

DOLPA, July 22: Even though the world has gone digital, electricity is still a mere dream for several villages in the remote district of Dolpa. Amid this grim scenario, Lwaki village here has however been lucky about power recently. This has greatly excited the locals as they feel the new development would add to their quality of life and opportunities.

DOLPA, July 5: Every year after mid-May, crowds of people throng Dolpa - the largest district of the country - in order to pick yarsagumba, a prized fungus with medicinal properties. Everyone seems to be in a rush to collect as many yarsa as possible to make more money.

JAJARKOT, June 29: Only three local levels, out of eight, in Dolpa have brought the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2019/2020.

JAJARKOT, June 27: The disruption of telephone service for the past couple of days has affected life in Dolpa.

JAJARKOT, June 25: People of four local levels in Dolpa have been deprived of banking facilities at their locality. Dolpo Budhha rural municipality, Shey Phoksundo rural municipality, Chharka Tang song rural municipality and Kaike rural municipality do not yet have any banking facility in the community.

DOLPA, June 7: A week after the reported deaths of five Yarsa pickers in the highlands of Dolpa, three more people have succumbed to extreme cold and high altitude sickness this week.

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DOLPA, June 6: Eight people who had gone to various highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsa have died due to extreme cold.

DOLPA, June 3: Around a dozen teams of doctors on Sunday reached different pastures of Dolpa for conducting mobile health camps following the untimely deaths of three yarsa collectors within a week.

DOLPA, June 2: Three people who had gone to various highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsa have died in the last one week due to extreme cold.

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DOLPA, June 1:  Three people who had gone to pick the precious herb Yarshagumba died in Dolpa district in the past three days.

DOLPA, June 1: With hordes of people swarming to the highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsagumba, a fungus with medicinal value, most villages of the mountainous district wear a deserted look.

DOLPA, May 26: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has sent an expert team to (re)measure the depth of Phoksundo Lake based in Dolpa.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Two parallel administrative centers have been in existence for the past two years in Thulibheri Municipality of Dolpa, following a dispute among the local representatives over the center of the local unit.

DOLPA, May 18: Twenty Yarsha smugglers, who had illegally entered a Yarsha-rich area in the mountainous Dolpa district, have been arrested by the police.

DOLPA, May 17: Twenty smugglers were arrested from Yarsha Patan of Dolpa district who reached there to pick Yarsagumba without permission.

DOLPA, May 13: A bakery has started operation in Kotbazaar area of Tripurasundari Municipality in remote Dolpa district.