Shey Phoksundo Lake is an alpine freshwater lake located in the Phoksundo Valley of Nepal. Lying on an altitude of 3641m, it falls inside the area of Shey-Phoksundo National Park which is rich in the natural biodiversity which includes flora such as rhododendron, silver fir, birch and fauna such as grey wolf, musk deer, and the endangered snow leopard. Lying next to Ringmo village, which is inhabited majorly by Bon Buddhists, this lake is considered to be holy by not only the locals but also the Buddhists living around the region. This fact is prominent when you visit the lake whose banks are littered with small Chortens and colorful prayer flags. From the banks of the lake, you will be able to witness an exquisite view, of the clear blue skies and barren hills that surround it along with the pristine waters of the lake that reflects sunlight.
Shey-Phoksundo Lake Trek will start from the capital city of the country, Kathmandu where you will be able to witness the country’s unique culture through its cultural heritage, food, languages and so on. From the city of Nepalgunj that lies on the borders of Nepal and India, you will move on to Juphal from where you will witness an incredible view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Your trail will further take you through streams, along rivers and at one point before you reach the beautiful village of Chunuwar, you will be able to view an incredible waterfall that is more than 150m high. Once you reach the beautiful Ringmo village, not only will you be able to enjoy the beauty of the nature that surrounds the lake, but you will also be able to visit the local Bon Gompa that lies outside the village that offers you an insight to the Bon culture.
Hiking Adventure has brought you this incredible Shey-Phoksundo Lake trek with a well-planned itinerary that focuses on the details so that you will be able to trek through some of the most remote parts of Nepal, visit the traditional villages that lie on the hills inaccessible to the outside world except through trekking trails and the culture of the region. For your safety, an experienced guide will travel with you throughout assisting you with information about the region and helping you navigate and communicate through the region. Hiking Adventure hopes to give you an amazing experience of the beauty of Nepal and it’s trekking trails that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.