I grew up in the bank of beautiful river where I spent half of my childhood playing with water. Swimming in beautiful crystal clear water was one of the greatest memories of childhood which taught me to be a true admirer of nature, esp water. Later, when I moved to ‘Country of Thousand Lakes, Finland’ I was more than excited to be surrounded by pristine and vast lakes everywhere. Then after falling in loves with those amazing Finnish lakes I decided to know more about lakes in our own Nepal. Here are some of the amazingly beautiful lakes in Nepal.
1 Rara Lake
Rara Lake located in Far Western Region of Nepal is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake. It lies 9810 ft (2990 meter) above sea level. This beautiful lake at Mugu district of Karnali zone has surface area of 10.8 square km.
2 Rupa Lake
This beautiful lake is at Kaski district which also known as lake land of Nepal.
3 Tilicho Lake
Located in one of the highest places in the world, Tilicho lake is in Manang district which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres (16,138 ft). Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Gosaikunda, a very popular trek and pilgrimage for Hindus is in Rasuwa district. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli river and remains frozen for six months during winter.
5 Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali
6 Indra Sarovar Lake
This artificial lake was created to generate electricity for Kulekhani project which is located just few hours drive from capital city Kathmandu. The project produces 52 MW electricity.
7 Gokyo Lake
Gokyo Lake is oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level.
8 Begnas Lake
Another beautiful lake from Nepal’s lakeland ‘Kaski district’
9 Tsho Rolpa
Tsho Rolpa is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal The lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,580 metres (15,030 ft) in the Dolakha districit, has grown considerably over the last 50 years due to glacial melting in the Himalayas.
10 Phoksundo Lake
This exceptionally beautiful lake is located in Shey Phoksundo national park area in Dolpa district. This also has deep religious significance as there are more than 20 where annual prayers and worship are carried out.
11 Phewa Lake
Undoubtedly country’s most popular and romantic lake which is located in heart of Pokhara city. The lake covers surface area of 5.23 sq km which is Nepal’s second biggest lake. There are hundreds of songs and poems related to this beautiful lake which is just below the majestic Himalaya ‘The Machhapuchhre’.
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