Nepal is a country with innumerable gifts of nature and wonders that will take your breath away with 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 lakes, and deep valleys found in the higher altitudes of Nepal.
Wonders of Nepal - A Beautiful Side of the Country Tucked Within Himalayas
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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 spellbound. Being the highest summit on the earth, the popularity of this peak all around the world. The majority of the total population of earth's 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 faced 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 wishes to stand in front of this celebrated mountain. If so then the 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 Everest, up close and personal.
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 trails; Annapurna Circuit Trek. The scenery of Tilicho Lake is so mesmerizing and seems as if the lakes blend 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.
Machhapuchhre is also known as Mt. Fishtail is a glorious mountain in the Annapurna Himalayan Range situated in the north-central part of Nepal. From Pokhara which is the commercial hub and a beautiful city of the 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 a fishtail and hence it is named Mt. Fishtail. This sacred summit is also nicknamed the “Matterhorn of Nepal”.
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, the 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- the valley of a glacier is one of the most popular nature heaven trekking destinations in 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 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.
The eighth highest mountain peak in the world at an elevation of 8163-meter, Mountain Manaslu, is located in the Mansir Himal, part of the 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 are easily approachable from all directions. From this location the views of the surrounding are heavenly.
Situated at an 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 are 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 wonderful views of snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and exotic scenarios of the Himalayas.
Phewa lake is the second largest lake in Nepal, situated in the beautiful city of Pokhara. This lake is a central attraction for tourists visiting Pokhara. The most fascinating part is the reflection of Mt. Fishtail onto 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 swimming. In the middle of the Lake, the holy Barahi Mandir (Temple) is situated.
Rara lake, at 3060 meters, is the largest Himalayan lake in Nepal situated in the 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 fields 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 unique in Nepal. Going around this huge lake takes almost a whole day.
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 the northeast, and Pokhara on the west. The Annapurna range is enclosed by the Annapurna Sanctuary at the western end. In the past Annapurna massif was considered to be the world’s most dangerous mountain to climb.
Gosaikunda lake is one of the popular lakes of Nepal, which sits at an altitude of 4380m above sea level, in the Rasuwa district. This alpine freshwater lake holds religious significance and is a pilgrimage site for Hindus during Janai Purnima. According to Hindu mythology, this lake is an abode of Hindu deities, Goddess Gauri and Lord Shiva.
The pristine blue water lake, Gosaikunda, lies on the way of a popular trekking route of the Gosaikunda-Helambu trail which 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, originate from Gosaikunda.
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