Among many beautiful places in Nepal, Phoksundo Lake is considered one of the most beautiful and exotic tourist destinations located in Dolpo, the largest territorial district. Phoksundo Lake Trek is a short and easy journey to one of the most beautiful and deepest lakes of Nepal. Phoksundo is an alpine freshwater lake which is also considered sacred by the followers of Buddhist and Bon-po religions, making the trek an amazing mix of nature and culture.
Phoksundo Lake, is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m above sea level in the Dolpa District. Phoksundo Lake is 494 ha in size with a water volume of 409,000,000 m³ and a discharge of 3.715 m³/s.
Discover Nepal’s majestic region of Dolpo. This remote area, made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book ‘The Snow Leopard,’ has only been open to trekkers since 1989. Its most alluring attraction, 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.
Nepal has a large number of lakes, some of which are located at really high altitudes—they are the mountain lakes of glacial origin. It is believed that Tilicho Lake, located at 4,949 m in the district of Manang in the Annapurna Range, is the highest lake in the world. Some of the most beautiful lakes are also to be found in Nepal, three examples, besides Tilicho, being: Rara Lake in Mugu district of western Nepal, Damodar Kund (4,890 m) in Mustang district, and Shey-Phoksundo (3,500 m) in Dolpo of far western Nepal.
Shey-Phoksundo is claimed to be the deepest of all lakes in the country, but this is not the only reason for its claim to fame. Surrounded by rocky crags and deep forests, Phoksundo’s color is an exotic turquoise blue. The whole scenic set up is by framed by majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks, and it is a sight that will remain in the memory for a long time to come.
One of main attraction for tourist is Shey-Phoksundo lake people from all over the world come to visit this beautiful and mind blowing view of or country Nepal.Now a days Nepalese people are more curious and fun of loving and visiting Nepalese beautiful places.Domestic tourism is now increasing day by day.We the people of Nepal is promoting domestic tourism which is great for us all Nepalese People. So first explore Nepal and let’s spread our natural beauty all around the world.