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The main and popular lakes in Nepal

Posted On:Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tilicho Lake

POPULAR LAKES IN NEPAL

Nepal is that unique country in the world which consists 60 meters to 8848m world highest point. This beautiful country is rich on the natural, cultural, historical and traditional phenomenon. This amazing land on the earth has everything, Mountains, desert, rivers, landscapes, waterfalls, lakes, hills, forest, and plain Tarai. But now you are going to info about the popular lakes in Nepal.

 

THESE ARE THE POPULAR LAKES IN NEPAL

  • Rara Lake
  • Phewa Lake
  • Tilicho Lake
  • Phoksundo Lake
  • Gosaikunda Lake
  • Tso Rolpa Lake

 

1: TSHO ROLPA LAKE  (Cho Rolpa Lake)

Tsho Rolpa Trek

 

Tsho Rolpa Lake is located in the Rolwaling Valley of Dolkha district, which is in the high of 4580m; (15030ft) from sea levels. This lake is known as the one of the biggest glacial Lake in the Himalaya of Nepal.

Maximum depth 270m but in average depth is 55 meters and 3.45 kilometers in length and 0.5 kilometers average width. In total this lake is 1537 square kilometers with 85.94 million water in this gorgeous lake.

Unfortunately, this beautiful lake is very dangerous because last 50 years this lake has grown considerably; due to glacier melting in the Himalaya of Nepal.

ROLWALING AREA IS KNOWN AS THE TSHO ROLPA TREKKING  POINT AS WELL.

 

2: PHOKSUNDO LAKE

Phoksundo Lake

The hidden jams of the beautifully Nepal; located in the Dolpa district is called Phoksundo Lake. This is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal. Phoksundo lake is in the heart of the Shey Phoksundo National Park at the elevation of 3612m (11849ft) above the sea level.

 

FACT OF PHOKSUNDO LAKE

Maximum length:  5.15 Km

Maximum Width:  800m

Maximum: Depth: 145m

Surface area: 494 hactor

Surface Elevation: 3612m

Ramsar declared: 21 may 1992

Ramsar official name: Sundarbans Reserved Forest

 

Phoksundo Lake is not only famous for the natural beauty; this lake has own religious and cultural significance as well. In the southern belt of the lake more the 20 amazing Stupas and one historical Gompa (Monastery) in the eastern side; where Dolpali peoples follow their annual prayers and worship. The traditional culture and traditions are following in upper region of Dolpa. Buddhism and Bon are prevalent in the lower region of Dolpa.

 

3: RARA LAKE

Rara Lake

 

Rara lake is the main attraction of the Rara National Park; lies between Jumla and Mugu district. This lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the Himalaya of Nepal.

Rara lake is surrounding by Rara National Park; possible to get through out as Rara Lake Trek. This national park was established in 1976 to preserve the beauty of the lake and protect it from sedimentation and against human activity.

 

FEATURE OF RARA LAKE

Maximum length: 5.1 Km

Maximum width: 2.7 km

Surface area: 1061 hetcor

Average depth: 100m

Maximum depth: 167m

Water volume: 10682m3

Shore length: 14Km

Surface elevation: 2290m

Types of Lake: Fresh Water Lake

Peoples around this area have myth; The Thakur Baba is a god who shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding. Also, Thakur Baba’s temple located in the southeast corner of the Lake.

 

4: TILICHO LAKE

Tilicho Lake

 

Tilicho lake is famous as the word highest lake for its size in the world. This gorgeous lake located in the Manang district of Nepal; inside the Annapurna conservation area just 55km areal distance from the lake city Pokhara. To have a view of this lake, need to follow the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail till 4919m altitude.

 

FEATURE OF TILICHO LAKE

Maximum length: 4 Km

Maximum width: 1.2Km

Surface area: 4.8km

Average depth: 85m

Water volume: 156*10-6L

Surface elevation: 4919m

Location: Annapurna Himalaya Range

Manang District of Nepal

Types of Lake: Glacial Lake

Tilicho lake is one of the trekking and hiking destination in Nepal because this lake is suited on the trail of Annapurna Round Trek.

 

5: PHWEA LAKE

Phewa lake

 

Phewa lake is known as the Fewa Tal in the Nepali language; this beautiful lake is the second largest lake in Nepal; located in the south of the Pokhara Valley. This lake is stream fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore this lake is classified as a semi-natural freshwater lake in Nepal.

 

FEATURE OF PHEWA LAKE

Maximum length: 4Km

Maximum width: 2Km

Surface area: 5.23Km2

Average depth: 8.6m

Maximum depth: 24Km

Surface elevation: 742m

Island: Tal Baharahi

Location: Kaski District

Pokhara Valley

This lake is one of the most popular lakes in Nepal because of the tourist hub Pokhara valley and the attraction of Annapurna Himalaya Range.

 

6: GOSAIKUNDA LAKE

Gosaikund Trek

 

Gosaikunda lake is one of the holiest lakes in the Himalaya of Nepal; located in the 4380m above the sea level Rasuwa district of Nepal. This lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal. This lake is in inside the Langtang National Park.

Around the Gosaikunda lake, there are 108 lakes small to medium in the size; this lake will be frozen for six months in the winter season that is why this lake is called The Frozen Lake as well.

 

FACTURE OF GOSAIKUNDA LAKE

Location: Rasuwa district and inside the Langtang National Park

Surface area: 13.8 ha (34 acres)

Surface elevation: 4380m

Ramsar declared at 29 September 2007

 

The Gosaikunda area is one of the pure religious sites in Nepal; Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda Lake as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. Also, this area is popular trekking destination as Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.