Lakes of Nepal – With Some Famous Lake in Nepal

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Lakes of Nepal

Nepal is a small, landlocked, beautiful country with enormous natural resources that tempt many visitors worldwide. It is the country of the Mountains because it consists of 8 of the highest peaks among the ten highest mountains in the world. The lakes of Nepal are of great importance.

Apart from this, Nepal is the home of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The total number of lakes in Nepal is not yet fixed. It is still to be counted. There are several lakes and tanks of glacial and tectonic origin in Nepal. All the lakes vary in shape and size; however, they depict peculiar characteristics and are beautiful.

Rara Lake (situated in the Mugu district) is the most enormous Lake in Nepal, while Tilicho Lake (at an altitude of 4919m) has the highest elevation globally. Shey-Poksundo is marked as the deepest Lake in Nepal.

Besides these most famous lakes, Nepal has dozens of other essential lakes, such as Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa. Mardi, Deeping, Knaste (Pokhara), Gosaikunda and Syapru (Rasuwa), Beeshazar (Chitwan), GhodaGhadi (Katlafi) Begnas lake, Gosaikunda, Rupa Lake, Ghodaghodai Tal, TshoRolpa Lake, Tilicho lake,  ImjaTsho Lake, Jagdishpur Reservoir, Taudaha Lake, Nagdaha, Gorakshep, Khaptad Lake, Bishazari Tal, Khaste Lake, Guphapokhari, etc. All these are freshwater lakes and are of varying sizes.


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    Nepal has many lakes

    Your” wishlist” tour destination that you deserve is undoubtedly the beautiful city of Pokhara. You can have a mind-blowing picturesque lake inside Nepal. Among them, most of them are glacial-fed lakes that are at high altitudes over 4000 meters.
    The access to these lakes varies upon its difficulty. Some of which are difficult, while some are off the beaten path. Most of them are easily accessible. Thus, you will have a great lake experience in Nepal.

    Most Lakes of Nepal possess great cultural importance in higher altitudes, such as PanchPokhari, Jatapokhari, GosaiKunda, MaiPokhari, etc. The mid-hill lakes are stunning to view. Enthusiastic travelers may enjoy any trip, including trekking, skydiving, bungee jumping, rafting, and paragliding. The more you travel, the more you conquer.

    In Terai, lakes and wetlands are productive for agricultural activities. 21% of the Nepali ethnic group belongs to water, according to Census 2001. Also, there are 22 communities: Bote, Danuwar, Musahar, Bantar (Sardar), Pode, Sahani, Dusadh, Mallaha, Bahamas. Darae, Gongi, Jhagat, Kewat, Khan was (Rhanjhi), Khulna, Kumal, Kusahar (Kusaha).  Satar, Sunaha, and TharuManjhi, Mukhiya (Bhin). They depend upon wetlands and lakes for their survival. However, the present state and the condition of mountain lakes and wetlands are still unknown to many people.

    The government of Nepal now has shown great concern about the significant problems of lakes and wetlands. Thus, it became a national agenda for improving people’s livelihoods. Such a government’s commitment has been observed in formulating the National Wetland Policy in 2003 and establishing the National Lake Conservation and Development Committee in 2007.

    Some famous Lake of Nepal

    Featured below are the most amazing lakes that you should consider visiting on your next trip to Nepal:

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    Rara Lake is the largest Lake in Nepal

    The largest Lake of Nepal lies at the far western corner of the Mugu district. It lies at an altitude of 2990 meters and is surrounded by green hills. After the construction of Surkhet-Jumla became successful, the number of tourists visiting Rara Lake increased tremendously. The serene environment will provide you with an undisturbed wilderness. You can enjoy boating in clean waters and hike towards the nearby hills. Not only this but you will also be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

    Heading towards Rara Lake starts after taking a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. After landing at Tancha Airport (Mugu), you will observe the breathtaking views of Rara Lake. Interestingly, Rara Lake is supposed to change to seven different colors during the light of the day. Due to the Lake’s size and structure, it will take the whole day to go around it.

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    Paanch Pokhari Lake:

    Paanch Pokhari is also famous for its religious significance; the Lake receives many visitors during the festival of Janai Purnima. The trails, however, remain undisturbed throughout the year. Trekking to PaanchPokhari requires a camping trek. This Lake is near Kathmandu Valley and is 4100 meters in the Langtang National Park. This place is considered on the list of visited places but offers magical views. You can trek into the wilderness of Sindupalchowk.

    This trekking trail is a known tourist trekking trail in Nepal. Panch Pokhari has five stunning lakes that offer eye-catching mountain views of Gauri Shankar Himal, Langtang Himalayan Range, Dorje Lakpa, Rolwaling Himalayan, etc. Anyone can enjoy the pristine nature around the Lake and get insights into a dynamic culture. You can join this trek with the Gosaikunda trek.

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    Shey Phoksundo Lake:

    The deepest Lake in Nepal is SheyPhoksundo Lake, which lies in the Dolpa District. The freshwater lake sits at an altitude of 3615 meters. The trek to Phoksundo Lake follows a great path through pristine landscapes, lovely woodland, snowcapped mountains, and outstanding views. The view of the Lake is eye-catching. This is the most exciting and exotic tourist destination in Nepal. The trek is easy and short, so everyone can enjoy this trip quickly. SheyPhoksundo is an alpine freshwater lake considered sacred by Buddhist followers. This trek is the right combination of nature and culture.

    Pokhara Lakes

    Pokhara is a city full of lakes and temples, such as Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Gude Lake, Neutani Lake, Maidi Lake, Barahi Temple as well as Bindyabasini Temple, and many others. There are vast numbers of beautiful lakes where you can try different adventure tasks. You can boat and stroll around the lakes, forgetting all sorrow and pain. Many lakes of Nepal are in Pokhara.

    Pokhara is one of the places to explore the beautiful scenery and natural lakes. It takes 5-6 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Where you can explore the natural beauty. Brahmin, Chhetries, Thakuri, Gurungs, and Magar also inhabit Pokhara. Pokhara is the second-largest city in Nepal and offers the best landscapes and natural beauty to visitors. It lies 200 km away from Kathmandu and is easily accessible.

    It will take approx. 5hrs drive to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Numerous tourist buses, microbuses, and local buses carry passengers in and out of Pokhara daily. I assure you that you. Pokhara is a welcoming city with numerous peaks, lakes, and caves.

    The Pokhara Lakes include Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Gude Lake, Neurani Lake, and Maidi Lake, among many others. The peaks that can be strictly observed from Pokhara include Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Manaslu, as these and I are within 30 miles of the city, and all of these peaks are more than 8,000 meters high. Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna Circuit. Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, and Gupteshwor Cave are the most famous caves.

    Some of the Popular Lakes in Pokhara

    Phewa Lake is a famous lake in Nepal.

    Phewa Lake is Nepal’s second-largest Lake of Nepal. It is the center of attraction of the Pokhara. The Lake lies at an altitude of 742 meters and covers a total area of 4.43 sq km. The Lake depicts stunning views for visitors. This is a lovely lake with a fantastic boat ride. You can also enjoy a bit of fishing on the shores. On a bright and good day, one can find the reflections of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. They are very popular lakes in Nepal.

    The beautiful and serene environment around Phewa Lake will give you pleasure. What makes this Lake exciting is the clear crystal reflection of the Machhapuchhare Himal. Other mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range on the Lake’s surface. The southwestern side of this Lake has dense green forests and is filled with wildlife creatures. This place is also for nature lovers who wish for a tranquil environment.
    This place resembles paradise. You can have a beautiful sunset view from the Lakeside, which will melt your heart. Most importantly, the colorful sunset over the sky is worth watching.

    You will also observe the World Peace Pagoda Temple on the southern bank of the Phewa Lake.

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    Begnas Lake

    Begnas Lake is the third-highest Lake in Nepal and is located in the southeastern part of the Pokhara Valley.
    The pristine freshwater lake, Begnas Lake, resembles twins and Rupa Tal. This Lake is also marked as the largest Lake compared with most of that region’s lakes. Therefore, the Begnas market has the village people selling homemade trinkets and items. Caged fisheries are the most popular in this area. Fish lovers are in for a delight! This is the best Lake in Nepal.

    However, the Lake of Nepal is less crowded and is not visited by most tourists. This is why the place is much cleaner, peaceful, and serene compared to other regional lakes. Swamps and Villages lie on the northern side of the Lake. Not only this, but we can also observe a lot of terraced fields surrounding the Lake. There is a vast Begnas market where you can find homemade trinkets and many items sold by villagers. Pokhara City and Pokhara Airport lie 12 km away from this Lake.


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      Rupa Tal

      The freshwater lake of Nepal, Rupa, lies southeast of Pokhara Valley and is recognized as the third most enormous Lake in Pokhara. It is approximately 10 km away from the city of Pokhara. -This Lake’s total surface area is 1.35 km2 (0.5 sq mi), with an average depth of 3 m. Its pristine, serene atmosphere and astounding views of the world’s tallest mountains and nature make for a great trip. This place is also great for nature enthusiasts and Bird Watchers. This Lake is the homeland of approximately 36 waterbird species and diverse flora and fauna.

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