5 most beautiful lakes in Nepal
  • Aug 5, 2020
  • Arjun Rijal
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The Lakes in Nepal are crystal clear and everyone who visit these lakes feel like they are in heaven, it is said that the heaven is another world however people can feel heaven in Nepal when they travel in these Lakes and please find the some of the most beautiful and popular lakes in Nepal.

Nepal is country of not only mountain and Himalayas but also country of Lakes. Nepal offer some of the most beautiful Lakes in the world and these lakes are major attraction for the tourism of Nepal. some of the lakes are located in cities like Phewa and Begnash Lake in Pokhara and some the beautiful lakes in Mountain where you have to trek for many days and Nepal has the highest lake of the world as well which is Tilicho Lake and located in Manang District, Annapurna region of Nepal.

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The Phewa Lake in Pokhara

The Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal and it is located in the south of the Pokhara and the lake is stream-fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake, the Phewa lake is located at an altitude of 742 m/2,434 ft above sea level and covers an area of about 5.23 square kilometer and It has an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft).

The Phewa Lake is one of the popular tourism attractions in Nepal and there is a small island in the middle of the lake and there is temple of Barahi in the island, hundreds of people visit the temple and take boat in this lake, as the lake is one of the easy accessible lake in Nepal for recreational boating and one can view great views of the Himalayas including fishtail mountain from the Phewa lake. As the Pokhara is the gate way of all the trekking of the Annapurna region, people those planning to trek in Annapurna including Annapurna will see the Lake or we have luxury tours package for those want to take just the tours to Pokhara as well.

Tilicho Lake in Annapurna Region

The Tilicho Lake is located in the Manang district of Nepal and It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres (16,138 ft) above sea level in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and is known as the highest lake in the world.

The water is fresh from the mountain in Tilicho Lake and the Tilicho lake is the one of the beautiful lake and many of the people travel to the lake to see the Lake and one can equally see the views of the Great Himalayas and once can take the Tilicho Lake Trek.

Gosaikunda Lake in Langtang Region

Gosaikunda also known as Gosainkunda is an alpine freshwater lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months in and there are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size. The challenging Lauribina La pass at an altitude of 4,610 m (15,120 ft) is on its outskirts.

Special festival is celebrated in this lake in the full moon day of August every year and many Hindu pilgrimages pay homage in this lake every especially in the full moon day of August and all around the year more over the lake is located in the beautiful places and in the Himalayas and many people every year visit this place for trekking.

Rara Lake

The Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal and it is the main feature of the Rara National Park, located in the Jumla and Mugu Districts.

Rara Lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 m above sea level, has a water surface of 10.8 km2, a maximum depth of 167 m, is 5.1 km long and 2.7 km wide and It drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River.

Gokyo Lake

The Gokyo Lakes located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m above sea level and these lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes.

Gokyo Lake is one of the beautiful lakes in Nepal and being located in the Himalayas, once can see the Himalaya and the lakes and many people visit the lake and the Himalayas every year as one should take the trekking tour to Gokyo Lake, or to Chola pass or Renjo la pass Trek.


Arjun Rijal

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I am Arjun Rijal, Founder of Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition & working as tour planner for Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. I love hiking & trekking and traveling.

I have trekked in most of the trekking regions of Nepal including Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, Langtang and have traveled Bhutan & India. Planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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