Shey Phoksundo Lake to be measured again

16th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The depth of the deepest lake in Nepal, Shey Phoksundo of Dolpa, is to be measured again.

The lake lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park and is 650 meters deep. The measurement is being carried out by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The lake is said to have been first measured in 1979, although no data from the measurement can currently be found.

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology had measured the depth of the lake in 2004 using bathymetric survey method, and reported the depth of the lake to be only 125 meters. This cased some controversy with the idea that Shey Phoksundo isn't the deepest lake of Nepal.