5 Pristine Lakes of Nepal

  5 Pristine Lakes of Nepal

Published on Jul 12, 2023

Nepal, a country blessed with diverse natural beauty, is home to numerous pristine lakes that captivate visitors with their breathtaking beauty. From sacred lakes nestled in the high Himalayas to tranquil lakes in lush valleys, each one holds its own allure. In this blog, we will explore five remarkable lakes of Nepal, including Gosaikunda Lake, Shey Phoksundo Lake, Gokyo Lake, the newly discovered Sky Lake, and the famous Fewa Lake.

Join us as we dive into the tranquil waters and uncover the serene charm of these enchanting lakes of Nepal.

Gosaikunda Lake

Gosainkunda-lake - Best lakes of Nepal
Gosaikunda Lake

Located in the Langtang National Park, Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred and picturesque high-altitude lake. It holds immense religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists and is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the turquoise waters of Gosaikunda create a stunning contrast against the rugged landscape. The annual Gosaikunda Festival attracts pilgrims who come to take a holy dip in the sacred waters.

Shey Phoksundo Lake

Shey-Phoksundo Lake
Shey-Phoksundo Lake

Situated in the remote Dolpo region of western Nepal, Shey Phoksundo Lake is one of the clean lakes of Nepal, a hidden gem that offers a tranquil and pristine environment. It is Nepal’s deepest lake and is renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Surrounded by barren cliffs, alpine meadows, and snow-capped peaks, the lake presents a dramatic and awe-inspiring vista. The unique cultural heritage of the local Dolpo people further adds to the charm of this extraordinary lake.

Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lake -Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Gokyo Lake -Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Nestled in the lap of the Everest region, Gokyo Lake is a collection of six glacial lakes, each with its distinct beauty. The turquoise and emerald hues of these lakes against the backdrop of towering Himalayan peaks create a surreal spectacle.
The Gokyo Valley Trek, leading trekkers through breathtaking landscapes, offers stunning views of these lakes. The highlight is the vantage point of Gokyo Ri, from where one can witness a panoramic view of the lakes and the mighty Everest.

Newly Discovered Sky Lake

Sky Lake (Akashe Taal)- Lakes of Nepal
Sky Lake (Akashe Taal)

Recently, shepherds in Jumla’s Guthichaur rural municipality-1 made an extraordinary discovery – a Sky Lake (Akashe Taal). Situated at an elevation of 4,700 meters, this hidden gem requires a day and a half of walking from Manisanghu’s Ward 1.

This adds to the list of previously discovered lakes like Dudh Kundali Lake at 4,000 meters and Hiulsa Lake at 4,300 meters, which were found seven years ago. A team led by the ward chairperson has recently returned after exploring these high-altitude lakes.

Fewa Lake

Fewa Lake-Lakes of Nepal
Fewa Lake

Located in the charming city of Pokhara, Fewa Lake is the largest lake in Nepal and a popular tourist destination. With the picturesque Annapurna range serving as a backdrop, the tranquil waters of Fewa Lake reflect the stunning landscapes around it.

Visitors can indulge in boating, kayaking, or simply relax along the lakeshore, enjoying the captivating views. The vibrant lakeside ambiance, adorned with restaurants, cafes, and shops, adds to the charm of this beloved lake.

What are the famous lakes of Nepal?

  • Rara Lake (Located in the Rara National Park in western Nepal.)
  • Tilicho Lake (Situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters in the Annapurna region.)
  • Begnas Lake (Located in the Pokhara Valley, near Pokhara City.)
  • Rupa Lake (Adjacent to Begnas Lake, also located near Pokhara.)
  • Maidi Lake (Situated in the Rolpa district of western Nepal.)
  • Khaptad Lake (Located in the Khaptad National Park in the far-western region)

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