Shey Phoksundo National Park, National Parks, Reserves

Welcome to Shey Phoksundo National Park, a place of true beauty and wonder.

Shey Phoksundo is a unique National Park in Nepal that covers 3,555 sq. km. Nepal’s Shey Phosundo National Park is an exciting attraction for everyone to explore and enjoy. The park was established in 1984 and is situated in the mountainous region of Western Nepal. It also covers part of the Dolpa and Mugu District. Shey Phoksundo is the largest national park in the country. It was established to protect the trans-Himalayan ecosystem.

You can come to Shey Phoksundo National Park and view the most amazing beauty of the mountainous peaks with high altitudes reaching over 6000m. In the winters it can get very cold with severe freezing temperatures.

Also near Shey Phoksundo National Park you can visit areas of the Tibetan plateau that includes the Khanjiroba Himal and the famous Shey Monastery, which is an attraction not to miss. Tourists can visit the Phoksundo Lake and the Langu Gora. Shey Phoksundo National Park has some stunning forestry to show off, such as the pine, walnut, willow, oak, poplar and cypress trees. The alpine areas also include berberries and wild rose.

You will also see some amazing wildlife here in Shey Phoksundo National Park. To name just a few, you will see blue sheep, musk deer, wild dog, wolves and monkeys. Also a favorite with most is the snow leopard. The park provides prime habitat for snow leopards and blue sheep. Equally rich are the many varieties of birds. Among the bird species you are likely to see in the park are impeyan, cheer pheasant, chough, raven, Tibetan snow cock, dipper, lammergeyer and so much more.

You may want to enjoy some hiking or trekking in this beautiful park there are some lovely rivers and lakes to see, so be sure to organize your permit. There are also some delightful accommodations in and around the National Park. Interesting to discover is the culture of the Tibetan people. The park is home to no more than 9000 people and the area is popular for their salt trade caravans. Their history dates back thousands of years. So come and visit Shey Phoksundo national Park – you won’t be disappointed.

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