Do you imagine reflection of the open blue sky on the giant lake? Or how does a reflection of sunset looks in the lake? People say water does not have a colour.
But looking at these lakes, we can say that water does have color and shape. Water have their nature of beauty. If you explore Nepal more then you would see thousands of lakes in every corner of the country.
Out of five 5352 lakes, here are the top 10 most beautiful lakes in Nepal.
1. Gokyo Lake ( Most Beautiful Lake of Nepal )
Gokyo lake is located in Solukhumbu district which is at an altitude of 4690 meters from the sea level.
The lake is considered the most beautiful lakes in Nepal and is the main foreign tourist attraction destination.
During winter season the whole water of the lake freeze and became an icy plate. And snow-covered hills. It is tough and risky to go Gokyo lake during the winter season. The Gokyo lake is considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Video of Gokyo lake
How to reach Gokyo Lake
- Kathmandu to Lukla By local plane (45 min)
- 7 days of trekking from Lukla Market
2. Shey Phoksundo (Deepest lake of Nepal)
Se-Phoksundo lake in Dolpa district of Nepal, which is located at an altitude of 3660 meters from the sea level.
Se-Phoksundo lake is the deepest lake in Nepal and the lake changes color frequently from deep blue to light blue.
The Se-Phoksundo lake got its popularity after eric valley made a film about Se-Phoksundo lake.
How to reach Shey Phoksundo ?
- Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 45min (by plane)
- Nepalgunj to Jufal airport 45min ( by plane)
- 4 hour walking from jufal to reach Shey-Phoksundo
4.Panch Pokhari (Holiest lake of Nepal)
Panch Pokhari is one of the holiest rivers of Nepal. This Pokhari has five ponds and hence called panch(five) Pokhari.
Panch Pokhari lake is located in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal, at an altitude of 4100 meters above sea level.
During Raksha Bandan (Janai Purnima), people celebrate their festival bathing in this lakes.
You will feel like you are above Mountains and Himalayas after visiting this lake. These five beautiful ponds are fantastic.
How to reach Panch Pokhari
- Kathmandu to Chautari By bus
- Chautari to Panch pokhari 5 days trekking 🙂
5. Rara (largest lake of Nepal)
Rara Lake, the longest lake of Nepal is in Mugu district at an altitude of 4000 meters from the sea level.
The lake changes the color of the lake according to the sunshine and weather. Snowtrout is a kind of fish which can be found only in RARA lake of Nepal.
The clean and clear viewpoint for Rara is Murma Top. from Murma top the lakes and hills look so beautiful and amazing.
How to reach to Rara
- Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 45 min By plane
- Nepalgunj to Talcha Airport 45 min
- From Talcha Airport 3 hours of walking.
- Alternatively from Surkhet 2 days by bus.
5. Gosaikunda lake
The GosaiKunda lake is another famous holy lakes of Nepal. During Janai Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) Hindu people from all over the world visit Temple located near this lake.
The lake is located at 4380 meters above the sea level. The Gosaikunda lake lies inside Lang Tang National Park and has an area of 14 hectors. Thousands of people visit this place every month.
During the winter season, the lake cover by the snow.
How to reach to Gosai Kunda
- Kathmandu to Dhunche By Micro Bus or off road express
- 3 days trekking from Dhunche
7. Tilicho ( Highest Altitude lake in the world)
Tilicho lake is the highest altitude lake in the world. This lake lies in Manang district of Nepal at an altitude of 4919 meters above the sea level. The length of Tilicho lake is 8 kilometers and width is 1.2 kilometers.
The trail reaching Tilicho has Tibetan like culture. The Bhote and other Mongolian people live in this area of the country. The trail starts from starting point of annapurna circuit.
How to reach tilicho lake ?
- Kathmandu to Manang By Jeep or Micro Bus
- 2 days of walking from Manang.
8.Phewa Lake Pokhara
Fewa lake or Fewa Taal is one of the biggest lakes of Nepal. Fewa lake is the main tourist attraction of Pokhara Nepal (Kaski District).
There is a famous temple called Barahi Mandi (temple) in the middle of the lake. If the weather is clear you will be able to capture the reflection of the famous Machhepuchre mountain in it.
But unfortunately, we were unable to capture the schene because of the weather.
The lake is the starting point for annapurna trail mustang ,and mardi himal trek . The Phewa lake has length of 4 kilometers and width of 2 kilometers and depth is 24 meters.
How to reach Phewa Lake.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus or plane
- Pokhara International Airport is on its Road map
9. Badimalika Lake
Badimalika lake is located at Bajura district of far west Nepal at an altitude of 4219 meters. This place and the lake is one of the holiest places for Hindu people that live in the country.
Although Badimalika is a tourist destination of Nepal. But, lack of government care this place do not have basic facilities for tourists. No proper hotels or guest rooms no food. All you have to manage your own.
How to reach Badi Malika
- Kathmandu to Dhangahi Airport (1 hour of flight)
- Dhangadhi to Achham (Mangalsen) by bus
- From Achham (Mangalsen)1 days of trekking.
10. Birendra Lake
Birendra lake Named after late Shree 5 King Birendra. The lake is located in Gorkha District of Nepal at an altitude of 3000 meters high from the sea level.
This lake is another famous destination for Manasnu trekkers.
How to reach Birendra Lake
- Kathmandu To AaruGhat By bus 2 days
- From AaruGhat 5 days of trekking.