Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Activities:  Trekking, mountaineering

Accommodation: Camping

Access: Fly to Dolpa’s Jufal Airport from Nepalgunj (20 minutes) and then a three-day walk

Wildlife: Sheep, ghoral, musk deer, leopard, wild dog, marmot, weasel, mouse hare, rhesus and langur monkeys, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black bear and jackals; 6 species of reptiles 

Birds: Over 200 species of birds including yellow-throated marten, Tibetan partridge, wood snipe, white-throated tit, wood accentor and crimson-eared rose finch, impeyan pheasant, cheer pheasant, chough, raven, Tibetan snow cock, Tibetan twit, Himalayan griffon and lammergeier

Butterflies: 29 species of butterflies

Vegetation: 286 floral species of ethno-botanical importance: pine, walnut, willow, oak, cypress in the lower altitude and pine, spruce, juniper and birch at higher regions; berberries, wild rose and caragana are seen in alpine areas while the regions higher up are mostly arid with grass alpine meadows with barely any trees

Best Season: March-May and September-October

Park Headquarter: Sumduwa

Added Attractions: Lake Phoksundo, Dho village (one of the highest settlements in the world), Rhigmo village, monasteries and Thanka painting 

Entrance Fee: Nepalis -NRS. 25 per person per entry, SAARC nationals -NPR 1,500 per person per entry, Foreigners –NPR 3,000 per person per entry

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