5 most beautiful Lakes in Nepal

  • Jan 15, 2022
  • Raj Kumar Basnet

The Lakes in Nepal are crystal clear, and everyone who visits these lakes feels like they are in heaven. It is said that heaven is another world but, people can feel heaven in Nepal when they travel in these Lakes. Please find some of the most beautiful and popular lakes in Nepal.

Nepal is a country of not only mountains and Himalayas but also the country of Lakes. Nepal offers some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and these lakes are Major attractions for the tourism of Nepal. Some of the lakes are located in cities like Phewa, Begnash Lake in Pokhara, and some of the lakes in the Mountains. You should trek for many days to these lakes.

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Tilicho Lake in Annapurna Region

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

Tilicho Lake in Manang, Nepal

The water is fresh from the mountain in Tilicho Lake, and the Tilicho Lake is one of the beautiful lakes. Many 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 Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake.

The Phewa Lake in Pokhara

The Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal, or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal, which 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 a semi-natural freshwater lake, and located at an altitude of 742 m/2,434 ft above sea level. The Lake covers an area of about 5.23 square kilometers and has an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft).

Phewa Lake in Pokhara !

The Phewa Lake is one of the popular tourist attractions in Nepal, and there is a small island in the middle of the lake. There is the temple of Barahi on the island. Hundreds of people visit the temple and take a boat in this lake. The lake is one of the easily accessible lakes in Nepal for recreational boating.

You can view great views of the Himalayas that include a fishtail mountain from Phewa Lake. As the Pokhara is the gateway of all the trekking of the Annapurna region, people planning to trek in the Annapurna region visit Pokhara and the Phewa Lake. The visit of Phewa Lake includes in Pokhara Day Tour, Pokhara Tour, Spirit of Nepal Tour, and many treks in the Annapurna region.

Gosaikunda Lake in Langtang Region

Gosaikunda is also known as an alpine freshwater lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, It is 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.

Gosainkunda Lake

A special festival is celebrated in this lake on the full moon day of August every year. Hindu pilgrimages pay homage to this lake every especially on the full moon day of August. However, people visit this place at any time of the year. You can take Langtang Circuit Trek to visit the Lake.

Rara Lake

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

Rara Lake

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 drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River.

Gokyo Lake

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

Gokyo Lake in Everest Region

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


The above is the popular and beautiful Lakes in Nepal. However, there are thousands of Lakes in Nepal. Let us know if you want to travel to any of those Lakes in Nepal.

Raj Kumar Basnet

Raj Kumar Basnet

Hello, Hi & Namaste Everyone !

Raj Kumar Basnet holds more than two decades of travelling experience in different regions of Nepal. He has trekked in both popular and off-the-beaten-path Nepali trekking trails which have allowed him to gain expertise in tourism. With years of field experience under his belt, he is now concentrating on sharing as much of his tourism knowledge as possible. Now, the co-owner of Outfitter Nepal, he hopes that the knowledge he’s gained over the years would deem helpful for the travellers visiting Nepal!

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