Nepal- the country with innumerable gifts of nature and wonders that will take your breath away in every step. Embraced by the world's highest peak Mt. Everest, the natural beauty of Nepal is out of the world. It is a heaven and living museum. In spite of its small area, the human world is miserable to comprehend the depths of numerous Himalayan peaks, meditative pristine lake, deep valleys found in the higher altitudes of Nepal.

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Mount Everest

Magical Views of Himalayas from Tengboche Monastry

The world's highest peak, Mt. Everest, at 8,848-meter is one of the mesmerizing wonders of nature which is beyond human words. The outstanding view of the Himalayan range of Mount Everest will keep everyone spell bounded. Being the highest summit in the earth, the popularity of this peak all around the world. The majority of the total population of earth dream is to reach the top of Everest. Reaching here and standing on the highest peak will make you feel like you have achieved the top of the world. Climbing the highest summit is worthy of all the hurdles face before and provides the absolute joys of adventure unattainable to human beings.

Although every person has the dream of conquering the peak of Everest, however only a few dare to climb. One who is not daring enough to conquer the summit of the world's highest peak but wish to stand in front of this celebrated mountain. If so then Everest Base Camp trek will best fit you. The Everest Base Camp trek will take you to the elevation of 5,545m from where you can observe the breathtaking view of the Everest, up close and personal. 

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Nepal. It is the highest lake in the world situated at the height of 4919m above sea level. The lake lies on one of the world’s classic trekking trail; Annapurna Circuit Trek. The scenery of the Tilicho Lake is so mesmerizing and seems as if the lakes blends with bluish skies to meet with each other.

The high-altitude location of this lake with its vegetation has enhanced the magnificence of the lake. This lake is also featured in the holiest text of Hindus named “The Ramayan”. Travelers visiting this spiritual lake can also witness the unrivaled views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manasalu, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna and West Chulu Peak.


Mount Fishtail As seen on the way to Mardi Himal

Machhapuchhrealso is known as Mt. Fishtail is a glorious mountain in Annapurna Himalayan Range situated in the north-central part of Nepal. From Pokhara which is the commercial hub and a beautiful city of lake of the region, this peak is 25 km north. As revered by the local people this peak is sacred to the Hindu greatest deity- Lord Shiva and hence is off-limits to climb. The mountain double summits resemble the tail of fishtail and hence it is named Mt. Fishtail. This sacred summit is also nicknamed as “Matterhorn of Nepal”.  

Kaligandaki Gorge

Kaligandaki gorge

Kaligandaki gorge or Andha Galchi lying in the Himalayas in Nepal is the world’s deepest canyon. It is 5,571 m or 18,278 ft. lower than Annapurna I. At the bottom of this gorge Kaligandaki river flows. This name was kept after the Hindu goddess Kali – the personification of the powerful forces of Nature. The Kali Gandaki flows along the border of Tibet, passing through Marpha, Jomsom, and Tukchee to the deepest part of the canyon. This wonderful valley is enclosed by majestic Himalayas Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, whose height is more than 8,000 meters. Lately, this area has been a popular trekking route to Muktinath, commonly known asAnnapurna Circuit.

Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley- the valley of a glacier is one of the most popular nature heaven trekking destination of Nepal. Lying at the North of the Kathmandu valley, besides, Annapurna and Mountain Everest region, this area is exceptionally well known for its lovely nature. For several centuries, Tibetan considered this valley as a safe heaven. It has gotten really popular following the time when the British mountain dweller Bill Tilman portrayed it as “The most wonderful valley on the planet”. This amazing valley offers out of the world views of the Himalayan panorama.

Manaslu Mountain

Sunrise at manaslu Mountain

The eighth highest mountain peak in the world at the elevation of 8163-meter, Mountain Manaslu, is located in the Mansir Himal, part of Nepalese Himalayas. The name Manaslu is derivative from Manasa which means “Mountain of Spirit”. Located about forty miles east of Annapurna Range, it is the highest peak in the Lamjung district. The long ridges of the mountain of the Manaslu and the valley of the glacier is easily approachable from all direction. From this location the views of the surrounding are heavenly.

Kanchenjunga Mountain

Kanchanjunga Mountain Peak

Situated at the elevation of 8586 meters, Kanchenjunga is the world's third-highest mountain peak after Mt. Everest and K2. This mighty Himalaya lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India.  The name Kanchenjunga means “Five Treasure of Snow”, which is named referring to Kanchenjunga’s five peaks. All the five summits of the Kanchenjunga summit is over 8540 meters high. Each of the five summits of Kanchenjunga represents the five repositories of God, which are: gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books. Kanchenjunga Mountain is the world's most spectacular mountain, renowned as the queen of the mountains. The valley around the Kanchenjunga region offers the wonderful views of snow-capped mountains, landscapes and exotic scenarios of the Himalayas.  

Phewa Lake

Boating in Phewa Lake

Phewa lake is the second largest lake in Nepal, situated in the beautiful city of Pokhara. This lake is a central attraction for the tourist visiting Pokhara. The most fascinating part is the reflection of Mt. Fishtail on to the clear water of Phewa Lake. This magnificent view will sure to spellbound you. The whole city of Pokhara is built around this Phewa Lake. You can try Kayaking, paddle on a wooden boat or even go for swimming. In the middle of the Lake, holy Barahi Mandir (Temple) is situated.

Rara Lake

Rara Lake - Most shrine lake in Nepal

Rara lake, at 3060 meters, is the largest Himalayan lake of Nepal situated in Mugu district in the far western region of Nepal. This lake is also one of the highest altitude lakes in the world, which lies in the valley surrounded by glorious mountain vistas and lush forests. This region is so beautiful that it will be a paradise for nature lovers. The whole lake is surrounded by long edges covered with temperate forest and alpine field enclosing high valleys.

The most intriguing thing about this lake is its ability to change seven different colors during the light of day. Because of this peculiar phenomenon, this lake is a unique lake in Nepal. Going around this huge lake takes almost a whole day.

Annapurna Range

Annapurna Massif

Annapurna range is the series of the glorious Himalayas lying in the north-central part of Nepal. According to the myth, Annapurna is named after a Sanskrit origin which refers to “full of food’. This entire massif is considered to be the Goddess of Harvest. The Annapurna massif includes one peak over 8000-meter, thirteen peaks over 7000 meters and sixteen more over 6000 meters. This amazing massif is spread up to 55 Kilo-meter engulfing the Kaligandaki gorge on the west, Marshyangdi river in North-east and Pokhara on the west. The Annapurna range is enclosed by the Annapurna Sanctuary in the western end. In the past Annapurna massif were considered to be the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb.

Gosaikunda Lake

Holy Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda lake is one of the popular lakes of Nepal, which sits at an altitude of 4380m above sea level, in Rasuwa district. This alpine freshwater lake holds a religious significance and is a pilgrimage site of Hindus during Janai Purnima. According to Hindu mythology, this lake is an abode of Hindus deities, Goddess Gauri and Lord Shiva.

The pristine blue water lake, Gosaikunda, lies on the way of a popular trekking route of Gosaikunda-Helambu trailwhich adjoins the famous Langtang Trek.It is an amazing wetland, consisting of 108 lakes, small to medium in size. All the major river systems of Nepal- Trisuli River, originates from Gosaikunda.

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