Shey Phoksundo National Park
Shey Phoksundo National Park Shey Phoksundo National Park is the largest and only trans-Himalayan National Park in Nepal. It covers an area of 3,555 sq km (1,373 sq mi) in the districts of Dolpa and Mugu in the northwestern part of the country. The park was formally gazetted in 1984 with its headquarters in Palam, in Dolpa District. The park contains the famous Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.
Shey Phoksundo National Park provides a diversity of spectacular landscapes and ranks among the most scenic mountain parks in the world. Much of the park lies north of the Himalayan crest. Elevations range from 2,130 metres (6,990 ft) in the southeast near Ankhe to 6,883 metres (22,582 ft) at the summit of Kanjiroba Himal, which lies at the southern edge of the Tibetan plateau. Phoksundo Lake, famous for its magnificent turquoise color, lies at 3,660 metres (12,010 ft) in the upper reaches of Suligad and is Nepal's deepest and second largest lake. Near the lake’s outlet is the country's highest waterfall. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area.
The Langu river drains the high Dolpo plateau situated in the north-east of the park. The Suligad and Jugdual rivers form the southern catchment flowing south into the Thuli Bheri river.