Top 10 Nepal’s Tourist Attractions

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View of Thanchok - Annapurna Circuit - Nepal - Source: Our Global Trek
View of Thanchok - Annapurna Circuit - Nepal - Source: Our Global Trek

In spite of being a small country, Nepal still owns many majestic mountainous landscapes, especially the Annapurna range, Kala Patthar peak or Phoksundo lake.

1.Annapurna Mountains

One of Nepal’s most dangerous mountains, Annapurna is located in the eastern part of the Himalayas, next to the Kali Gandaki River. The highest peak is 8,091 m. The Annapurna Range has 6 peaks higher than 7200m, which is a climber’s favorite destination, challenging their persistence and patience no less than Everest.

Annapurma Range - Nepal _Source: dulichvnexpress
Annapurma Range – Nepal _Source: dulichvnexpress

2. Sarangkot

If you are just curious enough to look at the beauty of the Annapurna range from a distance, go to Sarangkot. It is considered to be Nepal’s most popular destination. Visitors come here often follow the crowd. However, if you want a quiet resting place can look to the lawn to helicopter landing. From here you can admire the sunrise and sunset on the majestic Himalayas. In addition, in Sarangkot, visitors also experience parachuting, enjoying the scenery of temples, pagodas, lakes, forests and villages below.

Sarangkot _ Nepal _ Source: dulichvnexpress
Sarangkot _ Nepal _ Source: dulichvnexpress

3. Gosainkunda Lake

Situated in the northern part of Kathmandu, Gosainkunda is a glacial lake associated with many other lakes. Hindu pilgrims come to visit the lake during the full moon festival in August because they believe the lake was created by Shiva and the image of the god will appear in the middle of the water. During your trip, you will be able to see the beautiful sights of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna. This is also a popular sacred destination for Buddhists.

Gosainkunda lake - Nepal - Source: Destination Unlimited
Gosainkunda lake – Nepal – Source: Destination Unlimited

4.Narayani River

One of the main rivers of Nepal and the right bank of the Ganges River in India, Narayani is also known for the names Kali Gandaki, Gandaki or Krishna Gandaki. This river runs deep through the Himalayas and contains abundant hydrogen. When you come here, you can book canoe tours on the river, admire the scenery and explore the rich fauna and flora of the area around the river.

A Shiva statue on the Narayani River at Triveni - Nepal - Photo: abkhanal
A Shiva statue on the Narayani River at Triveni – Nepal – Photo: abkhanal

5. Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar is a small peak with a meaningful name “black stone”. The high peaks are 5,570 m and are on the way to EBC – a campsite of Everest conquest. Kala Patthar is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal due to its modest elevation, but not without the adventurous climbing experience. From here you can look at the peaks of Everest, Nuptse Nup II and Changtse with magnificent views.

Climbing up to Kala Patthar in early morning - Nepal - Source: Holger Merlitz
Climbing up to Kala Patthar in early morning – Nepal – Source: Holger Merlitz

6. Phoksundo Lake 

Situated in the outback area of Dolpo, trekking tourists can reach the lake for a view of the many beautiful natural scenery of Nepal. Phoksundo is the deepest lake in Nepal, very clean and clear water, but there are no signs of living below. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Phoksundo Lake is becoming more and more attractive. Guests are reminded that this place is a sacred site of Buddhist followers, so bathing and swimming here is strictly forbidden.

Phoksundo Lake - Nepal - Source: Swiss Nepal Family Trekking
Phoksundo Lake – Nepal – Source: Swiss Nepal Family Trekking

7.Poon Hill

During the journey to explore Nepal, you should visit several villages and go through Poon Hill to learn more about the different cultural traits. The road is not too hard to walk and you do not change altitude like climbing. The road to the village is suitable for beginners and children alike. There are walking tours too easy to complete but still leave much impression to you by the mountain scenery.

Poon Hill - Nepal - Source: Trekking Guide Team Adventure
Poon Hill – Nepal – Source: Trekking Guide Team Adventure

8.Gokyo Lake 

This is a system of lakes lying in the mountains of Mount Everest. If you want to visit the lakes, be sure about your hiking, hiking. Often trekking to Goyo includes a trip to an EBC campsite. It took you 3 days to get to the valley above the lake, where you can see the panorama of snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes.

Gokyo Lake in Nepa -l Source: BOOMSbeat
Gokyo Lake in Nepa – Source: BOOMSbeat

9. Phewa Tal Lake

Nepal’s second largest lake is surrounded by the Rani Bani jungle and is famous for its rich bird life. Phewa Tal has a blue water surface that reflects the color of the dense forest next to it, as well as the shadow of the Annapurna Mountains. You can experience boat trips or riverbike tours.

Phewa Tal Lake in Nepal - Source: trazeetravel
Phewa Tal Lake in Nepal – Source: trazeetravel

10. Dream garden

If you have been to Thamel, Kathmandu and want to find a relaxing stop away from the busy streets, head to the Garden of Dreams. This place is also known as Swapna Bagaicha, a small garden with many beautiful buildings such as fountains, ponds, artificial lake.

Dream Garden - Nepal -Source: dulichvnexpress
Dream Garden – Nepal -Source: dulichvnexpress