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About the Dolpa People
Dolpo is a midwestern district of Nepal that borders Tibet with an estimated population of 10,000. From the 6th to the 8th century Dolpo was a part of the empire of Tibet. In the 14th century Dolpo fell under its eastern neighbor, the Kingdom of Lo (referred to as "Mustang" in Nepali) until 1769 when the Gorkhas conquered and created the Kingdom of Nepal. Dolpo is geologically part of the sedimentary Tibetan-Tethys zone, meaning it is geologically connected to the Tibetan plateau. It is surrounded by Himalayan mountains including the infamous Dhaulagiri (26,811 ft) to the east.