Best View Points in Nepal

The viewpoints let people view the mountains, sunrise, sunset and the city from above. These places from where beautiful views can be seen are the actual attraction for many tourists as well as the local people.

Today we are going to jot down some of the best and popular viewpoints in Nepal:

1. The KalapattharKalapatthar

The most visited place of Everest, Kalapatthar is popular viewpoint at an altitude of 5545m. It is the spot for the view of Mt. Everest including Lhotse, Nuptse etc. You can even enjoy the alpine forest, waterfalls, glacial rivers, monasteries on the way to Kalapatthar.

2. Poon HillPoonhill

Poonhill lies in Annapurna region at an altitude of 3200m. It the famous among many people specially trekker’s. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri peak are the mountains that you can view from Poonhill with a sunrise in the morning.

3. Nagarkotnagarkot

30 km away from Kathmandu, Nagarkot lies in an altitude of 2195m. It is the nearest and easy point among all. The viewpoint is popular for sunrise and sunset with the panoramic view of the Himalayas that can be seen in clear days.

4. Sarangkotsarangkot

Situated near Pokhara, Sarankot is the well-known viewpoint to see the Himalayas, valleys, and Lakes. It is at an altitude of 1600m. It is the popular place for sunrise view in the morning. Likewise, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many others Himalayas can also be seen from here.

Popular Lakes in Nepal

Known as the Asian country Nepal is surrounded by the Himalayas. It is popular around the world for its natural beauty, culture, tradition and so forth. Though it is a landlocked country, there are many other things like mountains, rivers, Lakes, flora, and fauna that make Nepal a chosen destination for people.

Nepal comprises of some of the beautiful Lakes and that is the major attraction for tourists. Most of the lakes in Nepal holds religious significance. Some of the lakes in Nepal are situated in the city while others are in the mountainous region.

Here is the list of lakes that are popular in Nepal:

Rara LakeRara lake

The largest Lake in Nepal at 3000m above the sea level lies Rara Lake, also called Mahendra Daha. It is located at Jumla and Mugu Districts of Karnali zone. It is the main attraction of Rara National Park with freshwater.

Fewa Lake fewa lake

Most popular Lake in Pokhara, Kaski districts of Gandaki zone, Fewa lake holds a great significance in Nepal’s Tourism industry. It is at the altitude of 742m. The Tal Barahi Temple is in the middle of Fewa Lake. It is the main attraction of Pokhara.

Gokyo LakesGokyo lake

Situated at the altitude of 4700-5000m within Sagarmatha National Park, Gokyo lakes consists of six lakes. Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Thonak Cho (the most important), Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngozumpa Cho, and Longbanga Cho are those six lakes. It is the main attraction of Khumbu region.

Phoksundo LakePhoksundo lake

The deepest Lake of Nepal in Dolpa district of Karnali zone, Phoksundo Lake lies at an altitude of 3615m. “Rigmo” is the local name of this Lake. It has aquamarine greenish blue color. It is the main attraction of Phoksundo National park of mid-western Nepal.

Tilicho LakeTilicho lake

Known for the highest Lake in Nepal Tilicho Lake is at an altitude of 4919m in Manang district of Gandaki zone. It is in the Annapurna conservational area. It is one of the attractions of Annapurna region.

Gosaikunda Lakelangtang-gosaikunda-helambu-trek

Also known as Mansarowar, Gosaikunda lake is the famous lake in Nepal at an altitude of 4380m and is situated in Rasuwa district. It is known as the holy Lake of Nepal and has the religious significance. It is the main attraction of Langtang National Park.

 

Trekker’s Paradise “Nepal”

For the real Trekking lovers, Nepal is the ultimate place for Trekking. The country offers best places with lots of things to do. The cultural experiences and exploration to the top of the world make Nepal truly a “Trekker’s Paradise”.

Pisang Peak

Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, reached the summit of Mt. Everest “World’s Highest Peak” in 1953 A.D. They were the first people to reach the summit. This is why many people come to Nepal for Trekking each year.

In Nepal, treks can be done solo or with a guide or else with the help of trekking agencies.

  • Solo Trekking: With the help of map one can try for the solo trekking in Nepal. Taking the permit, carry your luggage yourself and experiencing every bad and good situation yourself while trekking.
  • Trekking with a guide: Guide will show you the routes and different trials while trekking. They will even carry your bags and cook food for you.
  • Trekking agencies: Once you consult and make a plan to go for trekking through the agencies, they will provide all the necessary things to you like the guide, permits, foods, equipment and many more.

( It is better to apply from a trusted agency as there are many places which are restricted and difficult. So such area can be visited with the help of those agencies.)

There are lots of places in Nepal for the Trekkers. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit, Langtang Valley, and so forth. With the trekking, one can have a great time traveling to the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bandipur, and so on. Many of the Trekking agencies make there Itinerary with one-day city Tour of Kathmandu.

Moreover, Nepal is the popular destination for the adventurous Trekking. Whitewater rafting, Jungle safari, Bungee jumping, Mountain Biking, Paragliding/ Parahawking, Canyoning, Zip Flyer, Heli-Skiing, Everest Sky Diving, Rock Climbing, are some of the interesting activities of Nepal for which it is gaining the popularity nowadays.

Furthermore, for the party animals, Nepal comprises a lot of Nightclubs, casinos and many more. Thamel is a great place to hang out especially at night. At night Thamel looks more beautiful and colorful with the lights and shiny shops. One can shop in the market at Thamel where you can find different ancient statues made with hands, tea and spices, traditional as well as stylish dresses and so forth.

In conclusion, Nepal is a beautiful place to relax and make your holidays memorable. That’s why it is called “Trekkers Paradise“.

 

Adventurous Activities of Nepal

Known to be the popular destination for adventurous activities, Nepal has a lot of options to explore the beauty and experience the challenging activities.

Here are some adventurous activities that one can experience while they are on the amazing journey to Nepal.

1. Kayaking, rafting, and canoeing.Kayaking

Lots of the adventure seekers from around the world come to Nepal to experience Kayaking, rafting, and canoeing because of excellent rivers like Trishuli, Karnali, Marsyangdi, Bhote Koshi, Sunkoshi, and Seti that facilitate adventurers with an implausible challenge and notable revel in. It is one of the popular sports and people has a great response to it.

2. Bunjee JumpingBungee jumping

The country surrounded by the Himalayas have lots of factors to experience and one of the pleasant things is the ultimate thrill “Bungee Jumping”. The Bungee jumping at 160m was designed by the Newzealander consultant. It is famous worldwide.

3. ParaglidingParagliding

Paragliding is well-known activity in Nepal. There are few places where you can fly with an actual natural feeling. One of the pleasant locations for paragliding is Nepal. Pokhara, Bandipur, Sirkot, Godavari and so on are some of the popular places to experience paragliding.

4. Mountain Bikingmountain-biking

Mountain biking in Nepal via the world’s deepest valley in the shadow of the world’s beautiful Himalayan country is the great experience you’ll ever have in Nepal. It’s far the most challenging and stunning sports activities that one will experience.

5. Rock climbingrock climbing

For outdoor lovers, rock climbing is the perfect sports activities to revel in. Pokhara, Everest region, Nagarjun Balaju, Hattiban, Nagarjun, Chomorong, and Khumbu are the popular places in Nepal for rock climbing.

You may also try other activities like the mountain cycle expedition, skydiving, skiing, trekking to the mountains, Zip flyer, and so forth.

Most popular climbing peaks in Nepal

Meanwhile, some of you may be wondering and going through the search engines for which peaks to climb.

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Here are some of the famous and adventurous Peak climbing of Nepal to help you find out the best out of the best.

1. Pisang Peak (6091m)Pisang Peak

Pisang Peak, the most popular peak in Annapurna region of Manang Valley can be the best choice for the beginners. View Himlung, Manaslu, Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna and Annapurna III are some of the ranges of Annapurna that you will witness. Since the climbing is technical in nature, it is better to get some skills in climbing and trekking. The main highlight of this peak climbing is world’s widest pass “Thorong La Pass”.

2. Mera Peak (6461m)Mera peak

Mera peak is known as the highest trekking peak of Nepal. This peak climbing includes the view of five peaks which are 8 thousand meters long like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Technically, it is a difficult peak and adventurous too. Those who have climbing experience, Mera peak can be the best choice for them. The main highlight of this peak climbing is Hinku Valley with the beautiful natural view.

3. Island Peak (6189m)Island Peak

Island peak is the popular climbing peak in Nepal. With some climbing experience, energy, and physical fitness, one can easily climb the Island Peak. It is not a technical climbing peak. Lhotse Glacier is the main highlight of this Peak climbing.

4. Lobuche East Peak (6119m)lobuche peak

Close to the Khumbu Glacier and a little more adventurous than Island Peak, Lobuche East Peak gives you the variety of climbing routes. The main highlights of this Peak are Kala Patthar and Everest with the stunning views.

5. Dhampus peak (6019m)dhampus peak

Dhampus peak is easier climbing trekking peak in Nepal. It is technically straightforward located in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The popular Dhampus peak climbing is done through beautiful countryside inhabited by highly diversified communities and culture. The main highlights of this peak climbing are Dhaulagiri I, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna I, Lamjung Himal and other small Himalayas.

6. Yala Peak (5732m)yala peak

Yala Peak is one of the most easier peaks of Langtang region. It can be done will less climbing experience. Yala peak is situated near the Tibet border so one can experience the different cultural aspects of people. The main highlights of this peak climbing are Mt. Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Gang Chempo and Dorje Lakpa.

7. Pachermo Peak (6273m)pachermo peak

The popular climbing Peak of Rolwaling region Pachermo Peak is challenging and difficult peak to climb. It is one of the attractive peaks in Nepal and can be approached either from busy trekking trail of Khumbu region or from the Rolwaling region. The highlights of this peak climbing are the view of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Mt.Kantega and so forth.

There are still lots of other Peaks to climb in Nepal you can even go for those peaks too. But the above mentioned are popular and challenging Peaks to climb.

Things to do in Pokhara

pokhara-taalIf you are planning to visit Nepal for your holidays then there is no other best choice than Pokhara. Pokhara is a calm and clean city of Nepal. It is the place full of Natural beauty and the magnificent Himalayas. Pokhara is a most wanted destination for many tourists who come in Nepal. There are uncountable things that you can experience in Pokhara. It is hard to list down all those but we have tried to show the best out of the best so that it will be easy for you while you visit Pokhara.

Here are some of the things that one can do in Pokhara:

1. Paragliding in PokharaParagliding

Pokhara is known for the best place and falls under the top 5 list in the world for paragliding. One can paraglide with the experienced pilots, go for solo flights or even with the hawks. There are now many, offering the lessons for paragliding with the certified courses. If you have a dream of flying in the sky then Pokhara is the right choice for you.

2. Zip flyer in PokharaZip flyer

Zip flyer has been attracting many people nowadays. The zip flyer in Pokhara starts from 1625m in Sarankot. It is the longest Zip flyer in the world with 1860m long. The Zip flyer provides you the opportunity to view Annapurna mountains, Macchapuchhre Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal and other Panoramic views of Pokhara.

3. Skydivingskydiving

For the people who love adventure, Pokhara can be the choice with the great adventurous Skydiving. It is definitely a thing that one will surely want to do in Pokhara. The Skydiving takes place at Pame Danda drop zone, West of Fewa Lake in Pokhara.

4. CampingCamping

Camping is the popular activity for those who want to stay under the naked sky rather than the lodges and hotels. Moving away from the luxurious life and celebrating in nature can be the best thing to experience.

5. Mountain Bikingmountain-biking

Mountain biking is a remarkable way to witness the exotic tourist attractions, Pokhara. The opportunity to explore the beautiful city Pokhara will the lifetime experience. The bikes can be rented from the different bike shops opened in Pokhara.

6. World peace pagodaPagoda world

World Peace Pagoda, also known as Shanti Gumba is located at the top of Ananda Hill with Buddhist monument style. For peace lover, it can be the best place to visit in Pokhara.

7. Visit different cavescave-in-pokhara

Pokhara has a lot of caves to visit like Mahendra Cave, Chameri Gupha, Gupteswar Mahadev Cave, The Crazy Cave, Balkailaseswor Cave and Siddheswor Cave. It will be an amazing experience to see the ancient cave with different stones and God and Goddess statue inside.

8. Sunrise and beautiful view of HimalayasAnnapurna-Base-Camp

Sarankot is the chosen place in Pokhara to see the beautiful sunrise and the view of Himalayas. Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Dhaulagiri Range and Macchapuchhre are some of them which one can view from Pokhara.

There are still other more things that you can do in Pokhara. You can go for boating, relax in the Fewa lake, Canoeing, Ultra-light flight, Fishing, visit Old Bazaar and Museums and so forth.

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