Knowing Nepal’s Spectacular Lakes Below The Majestic Himalayas


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.

Rara Lake, Country's biggest lake Photo /nepaltraveladventure.com

Rara Lake, Country’s biggest lake Photo /nepaltraveladventure.com

Beautifully beautiful Rara (Photo Binita Dahal Facebook)

Beautifully beautiful Rara (Photo Binita Dahal Facebook)

 

2 Rupa Lake

This beautiful lake is at Kaski district which also known as lake land of Nepal.

Stunning Rupa Lake at Kaski. Photo Flickr /dippuj

Stunning Rupa Lake at Kaski. Photo Flickr /dippuj

Another snap of Rupa lake. Photo linkendin/pulse

Another snap of Rupa lake. Photo linkendin/pulse

 

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.

Just below the snow capped mountains, Tilicho Lake. Photo aaryatravel.com

Just below the snow capped mountains, Tilicho Lake. Photo aaryatravel.com

 

4 GosaiKunda

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.

Lake Gosaikunda. Photo wikipedia

Lake Gosaikunda. Photo wikipedia

 

5 Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali

Photo beautifulfarwestnepal.blogspot.co.uk

Photo beautifulfarwestnepal.blogspot.co.uk

 

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.

Artificial lake, natural beauty. (Photo http://festivalandbeautyofnepal.blogspot.co.uk

Artificial lake, natural beauty. (Photo http://festivalandbeautyofnepal.blogspot.co.uk

 

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.

Photo: wikipedia

Photo: wikipedia

8 Begnas Lake 

Another beautiful lake from Nepal’s lakeland ‘Kaski district’

Spectacular view of Begnas lake. Photo: unknown/Found on facebook. (Please do let us know who took this amazing shot)

Spectacular view of Begnas lake. Photo: unknown/Found on facebook. (Please do let us know who took this amazing shot)

 

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.

Swimming in Tsho Rolpa :) Photo unoexplorer.com

Swimming in Tsho Rolpa 🙂 Photo unoexplorer.com

 

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.

Phoksundo lake. Photo successtreks.com

Phoksundo lake. Photo successtreks.com

Another mesmerising view of Phoksundo lake

Another mesmerising view of Phoksundo lake

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’.

Phewa Tal ko agan ma lai lai. (Photo wikipedia

Phewa Tal ko agan ma lai lai. (Photo wikipedia

 

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