Shey Phoksundo Lake, is sacred to Buddhists and followers of the Bonpo religion. This relatively easy trek involves no high passes, and winds through Himalayan forests and traditional Tibetan villages.
Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek is a short and relatively easy trek. It is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake, which is located at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters/11,849 ft. in the Dolpa District. Our trek start from kathmandu and end in kathmandu. Normally it is 9 days trek from Kathmandu to kathmandu, but it could be longer or shorter depending on the number of hours you choose to walk a day. Shey Phoksundo Lake is one of the most iconic and exotic tourist destinations in the Dolpo region. It is the most significant territorial district, among other many beautiful places in Nepal. We can experience the privilege of traditional Tibetan culture in upper Dolpa and in lower Dolpa, there are Buddhism and Bon including the Ringmo Village.
The adherents of Bon-Po religious sects also know the Phoksundo Lake as sacred. It thus makes the trek into a beautiful blend of nature and culture. Phoksundo Lake is splendid due to the reflecting backdrop of the Kanjirowa massif. Besides, it offers a wide range of spectacular and beautiful landscapes. Phoksundo Lake is the most important place of nature and lies within the Shey Phoksundo national park. The park is also a habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna. Thus, Shey Phoksundo National Park is also famous for its medicinal herbs. As a result, the Phoksundo Lake Trek is ideal for those who study botanical science.
Best season to trek Phoksundo Lake
As per the trekkers, Spring is the best season to choose for trekking in Shey Phuksundo. Apart from the best climates, this season also offers some best sightseeing of beautiful and colorful rhododendrons blossoming. During this season, the temperature is moderate, and the weather is perfect. You will get to witness the mesmerizing view of Dhaulagiri and other mountains.
It is the rainy season of Nepal. The season starts with scorching sun and gradually monsoon takes over. With the arrival of monsoon, heavy rainfall comes making it very difficult for going on trekking. The path becomes muddy and slippery making it more challenging and unfavorable to trek. So, trekking during this season of Nepal isn’t very wise.
Autumn is another best season for trekking. In Autumn, the temperature is moderate, the weather is nice and days are usually clear which gives you an opportunity of look at the excellent mountain view and the delightful forest of pine, rhododendrons and other floras.
Winter is always harsh in Nepal, and especially in the higher altitude regions, it becomes even more bitter. Shey Phuksundo is at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters/11,849 ft, so it won’t be harsh as the trek isn’t in higher altitude region. Winter is the ideal season for trekking in lower elevation regions.
Highlights of Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek
- Discover Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion
- Experience the Tibetan culture in the village of Ringmo
- See the spectacular Jharana Waterfall
- Explore the ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery