Lakes and Ponds

Rara Lake: The Lake ( also called Mahendra Daha) is located in Karnali Zone, Mugu District and is the Biggest lake of Nepal with length of 5. 2 km, breadth of 2 km and depth of 167 ft. It lies at about 3200m above sea level and total area of 10.4 sq.km nearly. These lake reflects the shadow of Sisne and Kanjurowa mountains enhancing its beauty.

She-Phoksundo Lake: This lake is located in Dolpa District of Karnali Zone in the lap of Kanjirowa mountain. This river stands at 3900m above sea level and is the deepest lake of Nepal. It is 4.8 km long, 1.5km wide and depth of 650km. This lake is named as "Rigmo" my local Dolpali.

Fewa Lake: This lake is located in Pokahara, Kaski District of Gandaki Zone and is the very important lake for tourism. This is the 2nd biggest river of Nepal and is 4.8 km long, 1 km wide and total area of 4sq. km. This lake reflects the shadow of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Mountains, showing its uncomparable beauty of nature.<<See photo, Click here>>

Tilicho Lake: This is the highest lake of Nepal standing at 4919m from mean sea level. It is located at Manang District of Gandaki Zone. It's length is 4 km and breadth is 1.4km. This lake was also proposed for the highest lake of the World, but became unsuccessful later.

Indra Sarowar: This is an artificial lake constructed for the hydropower reserviour of Kulekhani Hydropower Project is the Memory of Her Majesty's Princess Indra Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah. It is located in Makwanpur district with an Area of 7 sq. km.

Man Sarowar (Gosain Kunda): It is located in the Southernmost point of Tibet near the border of Nepal and is one of the Pilgrimage site of Hindu and Buddhist religions becuase of the idol of Lord Shiva at the mid of the lake. It is known as "Pamchu" in Tibet and as "Manslu Ochu" in China. In newari culture, a 5 day trek called "Silu" to destination Man Sarowar is performed for a single dive in it to wash out all the sins. It is beleived that " married Couple" should not go to the lake together.

Other Lakes:

District
Lake / Pond
Kathmandu Tau Daha, katuwal Daha, Rani Pokhari, Kamal Pokhari, Nag Pokhari, Pani Pokhari etc.
Bhaktapur Siddha Pokhari
Chitwan Nanda Bhauju Lake, Kasra Lake, Mujura Lake, Gaduwa Lake, Tamorghaila lake etc.
Kaski

Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Maidi Lake, Dipang Lake, Wadua lake, Shanti kund, Khaste lake etc

Palpa Nandan lake, Satyawati lake, Suke Lake
Mugu Rinmoksha Daha, Chhayanath Daha
Lamjung Ilum Pokhari, Barha Pokhari
Doti Khaptad Lake, Sun Daha
Manang Tilicho Lake
Rukum Thada daha, Syarpu lake, Rukmini daha
Bajhang Surma Lake
Salyan Kubhinde daha
Khotang Baraha Lake
Baglung Jalpa Lake, Rudra Lake
Parsa kamini daha, Banjari Lake
Okhaldhunga Dudh kunda, Narad Kunda
Bhojpur Salpa pokhari, Barahi Pokhari
Sindhupalchowk Panch Pokhari, Narayan Pokhari, Deu Pokhari
Gorkha Kalchhuman Lake, Narad Kunda
Illam Mai Pokhari, Barwa Daha
Arghakhanchi Syanglang daha, Thada daha
Sankhuwashabha Sabha Pokhari
Surkhet Bulbul Pokhari, Simikhani Lake
Dolkha Jata pokhari
Dang chiringe daha, Bhote daha, Barhakune Lake
Rasuwa

Nagkunda, saraswati kunda, bhairab kunda, ganesh kunda

Dolpa Putha Daha, Jagadulla Lake, Rigma Lake
Kailali GhodaGhodi Lake
Jumla Giri daha
Mustang Damodar Kunda
Dhanusha Dhanusha sagar, Gnan Kunda
Terhathum chingling pokhari
Taplejung Sijema Lake
Panchthar Jor Pokhari

 

 

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