Insight: Best Lakes To Visit In Nepal In 2019

Let’s check out some of the beautiful lakes in Nepal which should be in your travel bucket list for 2019.

Best lakes to visit in Nepal.

Rara Lake

Source: Wikipedia (Nepal)
Source: Wikipedia

The Rara Lake is the biggest lake in the Nepal which is situated in the Rara National Park at the height of  2,990 m (9,810 ft) above sea level. Rara Lake (Rara National Park) is also home to several rare and protected species like Himalayan black bear, leopards, ghorals, thar and the rare red panda. The route to the lake is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and is ideal for trekking. If you are looking for the peaceful trekking route with less tourist traffic, then Rara Lake trekking can be your best choice.

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake

Despite of being crowded, Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the most popular trekking route in the World which is relatively easier to trek. This trekking route includes (Sideways trek) Tilcho Lake which is situated at highest altitude. Tilicho Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres (16,138 ft) below the northern slopes of Mt. Annapurna. Trek to Tilicho lake is considered as a tough one as you need to pass through various uphill routes along with landslides too.



Gosaikunda  is an alpine freshwater  lake  situated near to Kathmandu. Gosaikunda which is situated  Langtang National Park is located at an altitude of 4,380 m. Gosaikunda is famous for its religious importance. Interestingly, There are 108 lakes in this area.

 Gosaikunda remains frozen in winter (October to June).

Gokyo Lakes

Source: Wikipedia

Gokyo Lake trekking gives an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trekking. Gokyo Lakes comprising six main lakes is located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m  above sea level. Gokyo Cho, also called Dudh Pokhari, is the main lake. Thonak Cho is the largest lake along with  Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho  and Ngojumba Cho lake.

Phoksundo Lake

best lakes to visit in Nepal
Source: Wikipedia

Phoksundo Lake is also yet another scenic and beautiful lake situated in Shey Phoksundo National Park. It is located at  3611.5 m above sea level. This lake has also been featured on famous movie “Caravan” by the renowned director Eric Valli.




      • Well, such place around Kathmandu would be better. I did many research of my own but haven’t been able to find thorough information about such sites. In Pokhara, I got to know from a local that you can fish in Lake Fewa after acquiring a licence for 5k/year or something like that but not sure about the credibility of the source.


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