Phoksundo Lake is an oligotrophic mountain freshwater lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park, at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters in the Dolpo District. Phoksundo Lake is 494 acres (1.91 sq. mi) in size, with a water capacity of 409,000,000 m3 and a discharge of 3.715 m3/s. In 2004, the Office of Hydrology and Meteorology conducted a survey that determined the lake’s greatest depth to be 145 feet. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology conducted another comprehensive study in 2019, measuring the lake’s greatest depth at 136.20 meters.
Phoksundo Lake was designated a Ramsar site in September 2007. In the southern belt, there are more than 20 stupas and one gompa on the eastern side of the lake, where annual prayers and worship are held. Upper Dolpo is dominated by traditional Tibetan culture, while lower Dolpo, including Ringmo settlement, is dominated by Buddhism and Bon.
One can visit more than 20 stupas and one gompa on the eastern side of the lake,
Upper Dolpo is dominated by traditional Tibetan culture, while lower Dolpo, including Ringmo settlement, is dominated by Buddhism and Bon.
Oligotrophic mountain freshwater lake
Day to Day Itinerary
What Is Included ?
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj-Jufal)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English/German speaking and government-licensed trek leader and