Tourist Information - Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

It is situated in the trans-himalayan region of north-west Nepal.

It is the Nepal’s largest park. with diverse terrain and altitude variation, the park spreads over Dolpa and Mugu districts and supports a broad range of wild life and vegetation.

Geographical landmarks of the park are the Himalayan peaks in the north and the lake Phuksundo in the southern region.

Vegetaion include pine, walnut, willow, oak, and cypress in the lower altitude while the regions higher up are mostly arid with grass alpine meadows.

The park contains 286 flora species of botanical importance . Animals found in this region are sheep, ghoral, musk deer, leopard, wild dog, marriot, weasel, mouse hare, rhesus, langur monkeys, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard and jackals.

Over 200 species of birds including yellow-throated marten , Tibetan partridge, wood snipe, white throated tit, wood accentor, lmpeyan, cheer pheasant, chough, ravens, Tibetan snow cock, Tibetan twit, brown dipper, Himalayan griffon, lammergeyer and crimson-eared rose finch are found in the park.     

Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering
Accommodation: Camping
Access: 20 min flight to Dolpa from Nepalgunj and then 3 days walk
Best Season: Sep-Nov, Mar-May, Jun-Sep(rainy)

(Source - Nepal Tourism Board)