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
1: TSHO ROLPA LAKE (Cho Rolpa Lake)
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
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 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 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 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
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
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.