Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek is located western part of Nepal in the Dolpo District an altitude of 3,611.5 m (11,849 ft.) above sea level in the Shey Phoksundo National Park bordered by Dhaulagiri on the south and Tibet on the north. This is home to the most popular actor’s Thinle, who had a great role in the Oscar-nominated movie Caravan. Dolpo is one of the small numbers of valleys in the Himalayas which are considered to be a Beyul (Hidden Valley blessed as refuges by Guru Padmasambhava aka Guru Rinpoche) by the people of Tibet.
The turquoise Lake Dolpo Shey Phoksundo called mostly ‘Phoksumdo’, is just beneath the majestic Kanjiroba Himalayan range. The entire Dolpo region is full of enchanted landscapes and scattered pieces of stunning ancient villages, people, and Mountains, Lakes, Hills, etc. are abundant to overwhelm every tourist who embarks on a voyage to this magical land. Nowadays, Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek sort out as tea house basic for 12 days as shortest time from the capital city Kathmandu but it can be extended 18 Days for Lower Dolpo Trek and Upper Dolpo Trek 25 days in the natural embodiment of high passes, unique flora and fauna and widespread panoramas. Shey Phoksundo Trek was officially opened for the trekkers in 1991 even though this is a test of off the beaten track with unique culture and mesmerizing view of Mother Nature.
Dolpa is most recognizing for the medicinal plant Yarsagumba (Cordyceps Sinensis - the magical caterpillar-fungus), known as an immune booster. The rarely specie wild mushroom half plant and half animal “Yaragumba” are as a great aphrodisiac like a Viagra. If you trek between May to June before start the monsoon, you will see tens of thousands of people crowd over the Himalayan foothill collecting Yarsagumba. During the short trek in Shey Phoksundo National Park, you have enormous experience in the natural and cultural phenomena of Tibetan tradition. As Shey Phoksundo is located behind the great mountains in the rain shadow area, it is easy to access during the monsoon season with less rain.
Certainly, Shey Phoksundo is one of the deepest lakes in Nepal with its tranquility in the splendid dwelling. This is a recently developed tea house trek whole in the Dolpo region. So Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek name Dolpo Tea House Trek is one of the most picturesque and fine-looking natural tourist destinations in Nepal. The exotic sites and natural sceneries have been captured stunningly in the movie by the most famous director Eric Valli in his “Caravan” in 1999, which was funded through France-based companies. The reflection of the snowy Peak Kanjiroba (6612m) massif can be seen in the turquoise Phoksundo Lake as a piece of heaven. No wonder this lake is naturally blessed and it is the holy serenity of locals who are practicing Bon-Po Buddhism.
Phoksundo Lake Trek is neutrally easy as no high passes and many ups and down the entire trek. The 12 Day trip begins from, Kathmandu and keep continues the next day with a flight to Nepalgunj; the lowland of western Terai, just 8 Kilometers from the Indian Border. After an overnight stay in Nepalgunj, we fly the next morning to Juphal, from where our Phoksundo Lake Trek starts. The trail goes through magnificent Himalayan woodlands and charming antique hamlets like; Dunai, Chhepka, Jharana Hotel, and Shyanta then get in magnificent Lake Phoksundo. We often visit Buddhist monasteries and Mane Wall on the trek. Where the rivers raging and a magnificent view of 330m high waterfall graceful over boulders and tumbling down from a cliff makes your trip most magnificent. Likewise, the natural exquisiteness and rich flora and fauna such as endangered species; snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan Tahr, etc. make our trek pleasant. Previously, you have to catch the connecting flight in Nepaljung but, recently the Summit Air has introduced a direct flight from Kathmandu to Juphal airport at Dolpa.
As Shey Phoksundo Trek is on a tea house basic, we will stay overnight at teahouse or lodge and take simple fresh and hygiene meals in the dining hall entire trek. 12 Days Shey Phoksundo Lake Trekking is less costly due to tea house facilities and taking a shorter track. We at Nepal Mother House Treks are glad to organize Shey Phoksundo Trek according to your requirements and time schedule by expert Local Guides and porters. We are here to make your trip lifetime unforgettable.