Shey-Phoksundo National Park, Nepal: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Shey-Phoksundo National Park is located in the Trans-Himalayan region of northwest of Nepal. It is Nepal’s largest national park covering an area of 3,555 square kilometers. It was established in 1984 in order to preserve a unique Trans-Himalayan ecosystem with a diversity of flora and fauna. In 1998, a part of the park was declared as buffer zone which consists of forests and private lands. The buffers zone is jointly managed by the park and local communities. The vegetation found in the park is diverse due to the influence of two different micro climates. The park provides prime habitat for snow leopard and blue sheep. Other common animals found in the park are goral, Himalayan weasel, serow, leopard, wolf, jackal, Himalayan black bear and many more. The park is equally rich in birds. The park experiences a wide climatic range. Spring season usually has fine weather although high passes still remain covered with the winter snow. The park is affected by monsoon rain from June until September.