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Spring 2018


The village of Dho is located in the Tarap Valley in the Himalayas of western Nepal. In the limited literature about the region, it is generally regarded as one of the most remote villages in the world with a culture that has been largely preserved due to the lack of accessibility. The villagers today maintain a trade that has been occurring for hundreds, if not thousands, of years with Tibet to ascertain the goods that they need. Lower Nepal is less available for trade due to the lack of a drivable road between Kathmandu and Dho Tarap. This has resulted in a tight knit community with a rich culture. The realities of life in Dho are complex and dynamic, filled with dilemmas, customs, and the struggle between tradition and change.


Asian Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Place and Environment | Work, Economy and Organizations


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