Phoksundo lake trek is a remarkable adventure in to the Himalayas. It combines natural beauty, cultural immersion and exciting experience in remote Karnali region of Nepal. Shey Phoksundo national park is a home of variety of flora and fauna. There are several villages along the trail, each with its own unique culture and history.
Rich bio diversity, untouched landscapes, turquoise-blue waters of Phoksundo lake, surrounded snow-capped peaks and impressive forests create a breathtaking sight to attract the attention travelers from around the world. Phoksundo lake trekking is a great way to experience the beauty of nature and culture of Nepal.
Easy to fairly moderate
Min 2 to Max 10 Persons
Phoksundo Lake 3611m
March to May & Sept to Dec
Trekking & Sightseeing
Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels
3 Meals a day (BLD)
Flight, Drive & Hiking
Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Juphal
Juphal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
The Shey Phoksundo lake trek is an amazing adventure to experience the natural beauty and cultural heritage of remote Dolpo region Nepal. It is relatively easy trek, can be completed in 7 to 10 days. Walking trail is well-maintained, but there are some steep ascents and descents. Physically fit anyone can go to explore the Phoksundo lake in Karnali province of Nepal.
Phoksundo trek begins in Juphal town, which is accessible by plane from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. From Jufal, walking trail ascends through a series of picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests of pine, oak, and juniper to the lake. Along the way, you will pass through traditional Tibetan villages, visit monasteries, see majestic view of kanjirowa and Dhaulagiri ranges of Himalayas. Visitors interact with the locals to about their distinct culture, tradition and lifestyle untouched by modernization.
Phoksundo lake trek is a moderate plus trip, suitable for all physicality fit individuals. The trek spans approximately 70 kilometers / 43 miles over 09 to 10 days, covering diverse terrain that includes steep ascents, descents, and uneven paths. The best time to go on Phoksundo lake is from spring, monsoon and fall season or March to November months. During these periods, the weather is favorable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. Hiking to Phoksundo lake provides an opportunity to see stunning scenery, unique Tibetan culture, traditional villages and most amazing / rare wildlife including snow leopard.
Off the beaten path Phoksundo lake trek takes to one of the deepest and largest lakes in Nepal. Captivating Phoksundo lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and is a stunning sight to behold. Phoksundo is believed to be sacred by the local people, who follow Buddhist and bonpo traditions.
Phoksundo lake trekking is a great way to see the remote and rugged Dolpo Nepal. Journey pass through untamed beauty of nature, culture and spiritual heritage of Karnali that that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
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