The majestic Himalayas of Nepal not just stands still to make Nepal beautiful; they also bless us with mesmerizing glacial-fed high-altitude lakes. Some of these Lake in Nepal are situated near to the cities as Phewa in Pokhara and some at the high altitude. Here is the list of the best Himalayan lake in Nepal you should visit. Nepal is also the home for the highest altitude lake in the world- Tilicho Lake which is located in Annapurna region of Nepal. While visiting Nepal, you should definitely get close to these lakes.
Its largest and deepest freshwater lake of Nepal surrounded by snow-capped mountains range and lush green forest. The lake is called ‘The Queen of Lake’. It’s a home to different wildlife species such as birds, aquatics animals, wildlife and various flora and fauna. It among the favorite destinations of tourist.
It is located in the Mugu and Jumla district at an altitude of 2990 meters and extended up to 10.8 sq. Km in Karnali zone. The lake is around 167 meters deep with 5.1 km long and 2.7 km wide. Learn about Rara Lake trek.
It is the holy lake located in Rasuwa district at 4,380 meters (14370 ft) from sea level. The lake offers the panoramic views of Mt. Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli and Mt. Manaslu,
The lake has the surface of 13,8 ha (34 acres). Gosainkunda is the best and short trekking destination and significant place of interest during Dunche-Helambu trek route and adjoins Langtang Valley.
As per Hindu mythology, Gosainkunda lake as the abode of the Hindu god and goddess namely Shiva and Gauri.
Tilicho Lake in Annapurna
Tilocho lake in Nepal is the lake in the highest altitude of the world (4919 meters) located in Manang district. It is a popular destination for hiking in Annapurna Circuit trek. The Lake is surrounded by Muktinath peak, Nilgiri, Tilicho peak and Khangsar. The Lake holds an important belief of both Hindus and Buddhists.
Tilicho Lake leads through the most exceptional village in a wide range of different ethnic groups of peoples.
Shey Phoksundo Lake
This fresh alpine water lake at 3,611.5 meters above from the sea level is located in the Dolpa district. The lake covers 494 ha and is the deepest lake in the Himalaya region.
The lake offers the spectacular views of magnificent snow-capped mountains. There are over 20 Stupas in the southern belt of the lake and one gompa in the eastern side Phoksundo lake’s color is exotic turquoise blue which will keep you mesmerized.
Phewa lake in Nepal
Phewa Lake in Nepal is the second largest freshwater Nepal located in the Pokhara Valley. The lake has a temple in the center of the lake named ‘Tal Barahi Temple.’
You can also see the splendid views of the mountains of Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre from the lake. Also, it is the major attraction for internal and international visitors in Pokhara.
It a group of five holy lakes at Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal and the ninth highest altitude wetland in the world.
Panch Pokhari is lately opened and includes the sacred places of Hindu. Further, it offers pristine mountain views, stunning natural beauty, biological diversity, and rich culture. Every year during the festival of Janai Purnima, many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims visit Panch Pokhari.
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