Explore the Unexplored: A lake each in seven provinces of Nepal

7, Nov 2022 | nepaltraveller.com

The country’s sparkling lakes are its crown jewels and add to the overall grandeur of the landscape

Nepal aptly called the “Country of Lakes”, offers breathtaking vistas of tranquil fusion of mother nature with the quiet, refreshing environment of water bodies. One of Nepal’s most fascinating tourist attractions is its lakes. Nepal is a wonderland for explorers who desire to explore these beautiful lakes since it is home to easily accessible glacial-fed high-altitude lakes to the pristine water bodies in the Terai plains. These lakes certainly provide the picturesque scenery you hope to see when relaxing at the lakeside.

The country’s sparkling lakes are its crown jewels and add to the overall grandeur of the landscape. With waters that mirror the adjacent mountains on their surface and lake tinctures that mimic rare stones, lakes are a natural phenomenon that serves as crucial signs of the region.

So, listed below are the lakes that can be found in each province of Nepal that are less explored and untouched:

1.       Bagmati Province’s Parvati Kunda

Numerous well-known lakes, including Sidha Pokhari, Tsho Ropla, Kamal Pokhari, Taudaha, Rani Pokhari, Pimbahal Pokhari, Kulekhani Reservoir, Panch Pokhari, etc., can be found in the Bagmati region.

Gatlang village in Nepal’s Rasuwa District is home to the natural freshwater lake known as Parvati Khunda. The lake empties into the Parvati River and is located at a height of 2550 meters. Initially, it was known as Chedingmo Khunda and later it was renamed as Parvati kunda in 2040 BS.

Locals utilize the lake’s water for drinking purposes as it is clean and pristine. Every year, a festival is held in the lake and there is also an old Ghale King’s palace near the lake.

2.       Gandaki Province’s Kajin Sara Lake

Various well known lakes, including Gangapurna Lake, Tilicho Lake, Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake, Rupa Taal, and others, are found in the Gandaki region.

Early in 2019, a bunch of climbers found the Kajin Sara Lake in Nepal’s Manang district’s rural municipality of Chame. The lake has a length of 1500 meters and a width of 600 meters. The lake is located 5200 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest lakes in the world. Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists all regard it as a sacred place. Tilicho lake, the present-day highest lake in the world, will be replaced with the new highest altitude lake, Kajin Sara Lake.

3.       Karnali Province’s Kubinde Daha

The province of Karnali also features a few well-known lakes, including Phoksundo Lake, Rara Lake, Jagadulla Taal, and Kachuwa Daha.

Kubinde Daha is located in the Salyan District in the Karnali Province of Nepal. It is a two kilometers long lake that is encircled by mountains and trees. The lake is gradually being popular with pilgrims and tourist spots and is near the Baraha Temple. Annual fairs were held nearby the lake in the early 2000s but it was stopped later due to various reasons.

4.       Lumbini Province’s Gajedi Taal

The province of Lumbini is home to several lakes, including Taalpokhara, Kamal Pokhari, Badhaiya Taal, Jakhera Taal, and Barhakune Daha.

A lake called Gajedi Taal is found in the southern Nepalese district of Gajedi, not far from Lumbini. Only 3 kilometers separate it from Mahendra Highway. The lake is surrounded by woodland and covers an area of 4.5 kilometers.

The popularity of boating on this lake is growing daily. Many people travel to this area to enjoy boating on freshwater. There are facilities for picnics and forest safari as well.

5.       Madesh Province’s Kamini Daha

Along with other small and big lakes, Madesh Province is home to others including Purni Pokhari, Rani Pokhari, Satuniya Pokhari, Sukhdev Pokhari etc.

In Nepal’s Bara District, Kamini Daha is located in the heart of a forest. It is a little lake with a history that is surrounded by plants and vegetation.

According to legends, the pond was built in response to the King’s former sweetheart. The female came from a family of blacksmiths, which is why the pound was given the name Kamini Daha.

Due to its location in the middle of the woods, this lake is not frequently visited, but we think the view is worth viewing.

6.       Province no. 1’s Mai Pokhari

There are several lakes in Province no. 1. Salpa Pokhari, Raja Rani Pokhari, Gupha Pokhari, Timbung Pokhari, Antu Pokhari, Bijay Pokhari, and Dhap Pokhari are only a handful of them. 

In Nepal’s Ilam District lies a wetland known as Mai Pokhari. It serves as a Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site. Boats are used on the lake within the wetland, which has green water and a perimeter of almost one kilometer. The Maipokhari Botanical Garden, which has ecological and horticultural significance, is located on the lake’s edge and has a green house, a rock garden, an orchid house, and flora gathered from various parts of eastern Nepal.


7.       Sudurpaschim Province’s Ramoroshan

The province of Sudurpaschim is home to several stunning lakes, including Khaptad Lake, Sruma Saroar, Ali Taal, Chatiwan Taal, Bedkot Taal, and Jhilmila Taal.

Ramoroshan is situated at a height of 2500 meters in the Achham District of Nepal. The Achham district’s top tourist destination is the Ramaroshan Lake including 18 patches of meadows, or Patan as they are locally known. The national bird Danfe, has one of its habitats in the Ramaroshan region. From the lake, one can see the Buddha Ganga basin, Mount Api, and Mount Saipal’s summits.

These are the undiscovered treasures of each province, waiting for you. A life-long memory would undoubtedly result from trying anything like this

Complied By: Rebika Bishokarma

Photos By: Notes Nepal, Third Rock Adventure, Nebula Travels, HopNepal, Land Nepal, Woders of Nepal, Kailash Trekking)

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