Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: Ringmo Village (3611 m)
- Spot Phoksundo Lake, sacred in the Bonpo religion
- Massive cultural exploration
- Explore Ringmo village rich in Tibetan culture
- Spectacular Jharana Waterfall
- Ancient Tshowa Gompa, a 900-year-old Bon monastery
- Walk along the dramatic landscape of Trans Himalayan mountains
- Explore the pristine and azure lake of Shey Phoksundo
- Insights on unique Bon Po religion
- Experience rural Nepal. Nepal's highest waterfall – Suligad waterfall
- Encounter unique species of flora and fauna.
- Shey Phoksundo National park.
Wild rivers all the while with spectacular views of beautiful snow-capped mountains are always waiting for your presence. The highlight of Shey Phoksundo Trek is the mesmerizing deep-blue and emerald hues of the deepest lake in Nepal, Shey Phoksundo Lake. It is one of the most beautiful natural tourist destinations in Nepal.
Dolpo is the largest territorial district in Nepal. One of the most beautiful and splendid places in the country. You can spot the Dolpo region on film by the renowned director Eric Valli in his movie "Caravan".
There are more than 20 stupas in the southern belt, and one gompa in the eastern side of the lake, where annual prayers and worship are carried out. You can experience amazing trans Himalayan culture during Shey Phoksundo trek.
You can find traditional Tibetan culture in Upper Dolpo; Buddhism and Bon still exist in lower Dolpo, including Ringmo village. Shey Phoksundo trek offers great cultural insights.
Phoksundo Lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m above sea level.
What are you waiting for? Don't you want to experience this glorious terrain of Shey Phoksundo Trek? If you have flexible time, it's worth spending a day or two wandering the views and exploring the lake and surrounding areas. Showa monastery on the east bank of Phoksundo Lake where worship still takes place, cannot be missed.
You can find Ringmo village on the southern bank. You can spot the unseen images of traditional Bonpo culture over here. Snowy Kanjiroba massif, the turquoise lake waters can take your breath.
The Major Attraction of Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek
Shey Phoksundo National Park
Shey Phoksundo Lake lies inside Shey Phoksundo National Park, so when you trek to the lake, you pass via the gorge. Shey Phoksundo National Park is the largest and the only trans-Himalayan national park in the country. The elevation of the National park ranges from 2,130 meters in the southeast to 6,883 meters at the summit of Kanjiroba Himal.
Kanjimaro Himal is the southern edge of the Tibetan plateau. The National park also has 268 species of ethnobotanical importance. Park is the home for many endangered animals like the grey wolf, musk deer, snow leopard, and blue sheep.
Trans Himalayas Culture
If you're someone who wants to explore trans Himalaya culture than Shey phoksundo lake trek is perfect for you. You can spot the fantastic ancient Tibetan culture and some glimpse of Bon culture in this region.
The cultural village Ringmo can give you diverse knowledge about trans Himalaya culture and Buddhism. You can find many ancient monasteries around Ringmo village.
Trekking Season for Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek
Shey phoksundo lake trek can be done anytime during the year. Spring is the best season for Shey Phuksundo trek. Apart from the best climates, spring season also offers sightseeing of colorful rhododendrons blossoming. During this season, the temperature remains moderate, and the weather is perfect for walking. You can get unobstructed views of mesmerizing Dhaulagiri and other mountains.
Since you're trekking long distances, make sure you select the right decision. June - August is the rainy season of Nepal. The season starts with scorching sun, and gradually monsoon takes over in a short period.
Due to the heavy rainfall path becomes muddy and slippery. Often trails may remain unfavorable for trekking. So, Shey Phoksundo lake trek during summer may not be very suitable.
Autumn is another best season for Shey phoksundo lake trekking. In Autumn, the temperature remains moderate; the weather is calm and friendly. Days are usually bright, which gives you unobstructed views of excellent mountains and the delightful forest of Pines and Rhododendrons.
Weather in Nepal in high altitudes may get harsh during the winter months. Shey phoksundo lies at an elevation of 3,611.5mtr. Since it is not very high altitudes with little preparation beforehand, we can trek in the phoksundo region. Shey phoksundo lake trek is very much possible even in winter.
Are there any Chances of High altitude sickness in Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek?
Shey Phuksundo trek is located above 3000mtr. Trekkers might suffer from high while they are out for trekking in top altitude regions. Are you scared of altitude sickness during Shey phoksundo lake trek?
Don't you worry about it, we can work beforehand for prevention. There might be various reasons for high altitude sickness. Lack of your body endurance or lack of proper acclimatization may be the cause of altitude sickness. Since you're trekking above 3000 meters, you should be more careful about acclimatization. You can prepare yourself before Trek physically and mentally, with some practice of short Trek and exercises.
How Difficult is Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek?
There are no such difficulties in Shey phoksundo lake trek. Since the highest elevation point of the trek is not more than 3800mtr, the chances of altitude sickness can be reduced beforehand. Usual trekking preparation can help a lot. Shey phoksundo lake trek does not have extreme weather.
Shey phoksundo lake trek is one of the best Trek to the most isolated region of the country. Located in one of the largest districts of Nepal Dolpo is a less explored region with magnificent natural beauties. You can explore the unseen images of Himalayan ranges through the local eyes.
Shey phoksundo lake trek is an exclusive trek with the most significant trans Himalayan culture.