6 WONDERFUL LAKES IN NEPAL
Nepal is one of the naturally richest country around the world. There are several natural creatures & you are really interested to know about them. Here we have presented some most beautiful & wonderful Lakes around this beautiful country. Please read below:
1. RARA LAKE
Rara the deepest lake of Nepal lies in the altitude of about 2,990 meters (9,810 ft) above the sea level covering an area of 10.8 km2. The fresh water is expanded about 5 kilometers in length and 3 kilometers in width. The lake is best visiting time to the lake is September/October and April/May. Rara lake being surrounded by the rara national park, it has unique floral and faunal importance with rare and vulnerable species. It has been the popular rough route in western Nepal for trekkers. Situated at the high altitude the way of culture and scenery is quite different from the rest part of Nepal. The pine, spruce and juniper forest with snow capped Himalayan peaks enhance the attraction of the trekkers.
2. PHEWA LAKE
Phewa lake lies at the altitude of 742 meters (2,434 ft) above the sea level covering an area of 5.23km2.The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. The Taal Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake. Phewa lake and water sport is the main attractions of the Pokhara city and the north shore of the lake has developed into a tourist district.
3. BEGNAS LAKE
Another tourist attraction of western Nepal is Begnas Lake, situated around the beautiful city Pokhara. It conserves the different birds which have come to Nepal during the time of bird migration. Begnas lake is suitable for water sport, typical Nepali western culture and fresh water boating. To the north and northeast are the great Himalayan peaks, below which lie terraced paddy field and Begnas Lake a great natural attraction.
4. SHEY PHOKSUNDO LAKE
Shey Phoksundo (Phoksundo Lake) Lake is an alpine fresh water lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park. It lies about 3610M (11,849 ft) & covered the 1.91 sq meters area. The lake is the ending point of one of the most famous & adventurous trek named Dolpo trek. Near the lake there are some village where most people are inspired by Tibetan culture & language.
5. TILICHO LAKE
Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, in the 4,919M in Manang district of Nepal. It covers the 4.8 Sq.Km areas. It is the ending point of the Annapurna circuit trek. Tilicho conserves the Himalayan flora and fauna and other high altitude fresh water species. It is also known for night camping, mountain cycling through the Thorong la pass. During the trek time trekkers will cross the Kaligandagi River & its gorge.
Gosaikunda is another beautiful lake that lies in the Russia district inside the Langtang National Park. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m and covered 4.0 sq km area. The lake is an origin of Trishuli river, fast flowing river & most famous for rafting. Gosaikundaarea has been delineated as a Hindu religious site. Every year on the occasion of Janai Purnima, when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. It is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul of lord Shiva. It is also one of the popular trekking routes.