The most beautiful places in Nepal

The most beautiful places in Nepal

The best of Nepal

Nepal is the dream of any trekking and mountaineering lover. You will find amazing mountain views, glacier lakes or harsh canyons of Himalayan rivers. There are also beautiful Buddhist and Hindu sights, which are also worth visiting.

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Kala Patthar
27.996, 86.828
5 648 m / 18 530 ft

#1 Kala Patthar

The most beautiful outlook of the world

Kala Patthar is only insignificant grassy mountain with rocky top lying on the ridge falling sharply from massive Pumori. But it became famous thanks to incredible views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains and because it is despite its high altitude relatively well accessible almost for any tourist.  

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Phoksundo Lake
29.183, 82.942
3 620 m / 11 877 ft

#2 Phoksundo Lake

The most beautiful Nepalese lake

Lake Phoksundo, located in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, is considered to be the most beautiful Nepalese lake. It lies at a high altitude of over 3,600 meters above sea level. It was created by a huge landslide, which created more than a hundred meters high dam.

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Pass Kongma la
27.93, 86.836
5 528 m / 18 136 ft

#3 Pass Kongma la

The most beautiful pass in Khumbu

Kongma la pass (5 528 m asl) working as a link of Lobuche with Chhukhung belongs among the most beautiful tourist passes, over which you can pass in the area of Khumbu. The peaks including Makalu are absolutely breathtaking. In addition, there are only a few tourists.  

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Tilicho Lake
28.683, 83.857
4 916 m / 16 129 ft

#4 Tilicho Lake

Lake in the shadow of Himalayas

If you walk away from the main circuit of the trek around Annapurnas and come to this magical lake, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful hike you can experience throughout Nepal. Large lake lying at an altitude of nearly five thousand meters above sea level is surrounded on one side by arid eroded hills and from the other side rises invincible wall of Tilicho peak.  

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Annapurna Base Camp
28.531, 83.878
4 122 m / 13 524 ft

#5 Annapurna Base Camp

Base Camp under the monumental wall

The path to the Annapurna I base camp is one of the most classic and most visited treks from Pokhara. From the BC is an absolutely stunning view of the impressive wall of this eight-thousand-mile mountain.

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Gokyo Ri
27.963, 86.683
5 357 m / 17 575 ft

#6 Gokyo Ri

Interesting prospect not only on Everest

Mountain Gokyo Ri is the second most famous tourist prospects in the Khumbu region (after Kala Patthar). You will see here the whole glacier Ngozumpa with Cho Oyu on horizon, beautiful mountains lika Cholatse and Taboche. The most interesting peak which you will see is Mount Everest.

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Kicho tal Lake
28.68, 84.061
4 618 m / 15 151 ft

#7 Kicho tal Lake

Lake with stunning views of Annapurna

Lake Kicho tal is one of the most beautiful places you can visit on the trek around Annapuren. However, since it is high off the main route (1100 meters above the Marsyangdi valley), it is not so frequently visited

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Everest Base Camp
28, 86.85
5 280 m / 17 323 ft

#8 Everest Base Camp

The real starting point to Mount Everest

Directly on Khumbu glacier, at an altitude of about 5280m asl, is located Everest Base Camp. This is real starting point for climbers and last point for trekkers. Surrounding views is definitely worth it for visit.

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Boudhanath stupa
27.721, 85.362
1 360 m / 4 462 ft

#9 Boudhanath stupa

The Most Holy Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu

One of the most interesting places in the entire Kathmandu Basin is the Boudhanath Stupa. Stupa is located in the center of a small square, adjacent to a beautiful Buddhist monastery. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere behind the melody of monotonous Buddhist music.

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Thorong la pass
28.793, 83.939
5 416 m / 17 769 ft

#10 Thorong la pass

The highest place of Annapurna trek

Thorong la pass (Thorung la) (5 416 m asl) is probably the most famous pass throughout Nepal. It is said to be the highest "tourist" place throughout the country, which is not correct. But the truth is that you can cross it in sandals if the weather is good, because the path over it is neither steep nor narrow and trade caravans from Tibet used to walk this way. But it certainly cannot be underestimated, because it had several times become a trap for tourists in a snow storm (see the recent disaster of October 14, 2014).

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Pashupatinah Temple
27.71, 85.349
1 315 m / 4 314 ft

#11 Pashupatinah Temple

Nepalese Varanasi

The holiest Hindu temple in Nepal is such a miniature analogy to Indian Varanasi. In the Ghat are burned dead, unfortunately, in a bit of undignified atmosphere with foreign tourists making photos. Besides, it is a very interesting architectural complex that stretches along both sides of the sacred river Bagmati.

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Famous view of Dhaulagiri
28.69, 83.617
2 563 m / 8 409 ft

#12 Famous view of Dhaulagiri

Prospects from Kobang and Larjung

The Kobang and Larjung villages in the Kali Gandagi Valley are not in themselves very interesting. But the reason to stop here is great - the monumental Dhaulagiri rises above them more than 5.5 kilometers

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Lookout from Poon Hill
28.4, 83.689
3 176 m / 10 420 ft

#13 Lookout from Poon Hill

The majestic view of the Dhaulagiri

One of the short treks you can take around Pokhara is ascent to Poon Hill. Otherwise, the insignificant hill is famous for its stunning views of Dhaulagiri and many other beautiful mountains.

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Tsarang
29.093, 83.932
3 570 m / 11 713 ft

#14 Tsarang

Magical village in Mustang

Tsarang (sometimes written as Charang) is a Buddhist town set in the magical landscape of Upper Mustang. A beautiful gompa rises above the city, and there are interesting weathered rocks nearby

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Bhaktapur
27.672, 85.429
1 336 m / 4 383 ft

#15 Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, located only a short distance east of Kathmandu, is due to its historic center, taken as the most beautiful city of Nepal. You will find here typical examples of Newara architecture. The most famous place is Tamaudhi Square with the pagoda-like temple of Nyatpola

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Chorten above Ghyaru
28.646, 84.139
3 977 m / 13 048 ft

#16 Chorten above Ghyaru

Amazing view of Annapurna

From chorten above the village of Ghyaru you have the great view of Annapurnas range, and the entire Marsyangdi valley. In addition, it is a poorly-visited prospect, so there is quite and peace

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Swayambhunath Stupa
27.715, 85.29
1 400 m / 4 593 ft

#17 Swayambhunath Stupa

Sacred Monkey Temple

Stupa Swayambhunath is one of the three most important religious sites in Kathmandu. Thanks to its location on the top of a high hill, it is also a distinct dominant of the city. Besides its architecture it is interesting for tourists thanks to the dozens of monkeys that live here and attract delicacies.

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Patan
27.673, 85.325
1 314 m / 4 311 ft

#18 Patan

The former royal town

Patan was formerly a separate royal city, today it is essentially just the southern suburb of Kathmandu. The Durbar Square is a great showcase of Newara architecture and is worth a visit while staying in Kathmandu

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View from Sarangkot
28.25, 83.944
1 539 m / 5 049 ft

#19 View from Sarangkot

The famous view of the Annapurnas

Perhaps the most popular prospect of Annapurna near Pokhara is the Sarangkot hill lying to the north of the city. Deep below you will be the wide valley of the Seti River, and the whole horizon is beckoned by Annapurnas headed by the beautiful Machhapuchhre

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#20 Chitwan

Kingdom of Animals

The lowland, flat, and agricultural south of Nepal Terai was formerly the only malaria seedlings. Nowadays, tourists are attracted by national parks and protected reserves, where rhinos and tigers can be seen. The most important of these is Chitwan, the oldest national park in Nepal. The northern boundary of the park is the East Rapti River. South of it is the subtropical jungle and hills of the Sivalik Mountains. In this national park you will enjoy elephant rides, cruises along the Rapti River

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Durbar square at Kathamndu
27.704, 85.306
1 310 m / 4 298 ft

#21 Durbar square at Kathamndu

Kathmandu Historical Center

The historical center of Kathmandu is undoubtedly Durbar Square full of Hindu temples. More than a classic square reminds of the tangle of several streets. Unfortunately, this city center was ugly damaged during the earthquake in 2015 and slowly restored to its original beauty.

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Lake Phewa
28.215, 83.945
800 m / 2 625 ft

#22 Lake Phewa

Mirror for Annapurnas

The most famous Nepalese lake Phewa, on whose shore lies the tourist town of Pokhara, is famous for the mirroring of Annapurnas and "fishtail" Machhapuchchhre. You can undertake several nice hikes in the surrounding mountains that tower almost directly from the water. The most popular activity on the lake itself is cruising in the boats and admiring mountain views.

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Rice fields at Bahundanda
28.343, 84.409
1 200 m / 3 937 ft

#23 Rice fields at Bahundanda

The most beautiful rice fields

The most beautiful rice fields on the trek around Annapuren, you will find around the Bahundan village. On both sides of the ridge are wonderful photogenic fields of rice, some of the most interesting that you can see in Nepal.

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World Peace Pagoda
28.201, 83.945
1 094 m / 3 589 ft

#24 World Peace Pagoda

View of Lake Phewa

The World Peace Pagoda, along with the Sarangkot Hill, is the most popular viewpoint on the Himalayas near Pokhara. At the same time it is a nice starting point for hiking on the mountain ridge of Nehyeaal Danda.

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Khumbu glacier
27.985, 86.84
5 100 m / 16 732 ft

#25 Khumbu glacier

The most famous glacier in Nepal

The most famous glacier in Nepal - Khumbu has only about twelve kilometers in length, which is not much compared with other glaciers. You can find longer even in the European Alps. But it is interesting mainly due to so-called Khumbu Icefall  - very dangerous part of the ascent route to Mount Everest. It is also quite wide, in some places it has about a kilometer in width.

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Gorkha
27.999, 84.623
1 109 m / 3 638 ft

#26 Gorkha

The former main kingdom of Nepal

Gorkha was the most important city in Nepal. Now it is a sleepy city where you barely find a tourist since the beginning of the Manaslu trek became from Arughat Bazaar. You will find here several historic buildings and a beautiful Himalayan view from the ridge above the city

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