Are you a photographer who is visiting Nepal? Or are you just about snapping photographs for the fun of it? Do you like capturing moments in nature and are looking to find places in Nepal where you can get the great views? Well, we have compiled a list here with 10 amazing places that you can take photos in Nepal.
Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country with never ending stunning landscapes, mountains, and lakes. Nepal is naturally and culturally beautiful country. There are hundreds of beautiful and touristic places in Nepal but you need to spend more than a year to explore Nepal. If you are visiting or are already in Nepal, you might want to check these amazing places.
1. Phoksundo Lake – Dolpa
Lying at 3,611.5 m above the sea level in Dolpa district, Phoksundo Lake in Dolpa is a Ramsar site (A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated of international importance under Ramsar Convention). What’s beautiful is that the lake is the deepest lake in Nepal with a depth of 600m and is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains in all the directions. In the southern belt, there are more than 20 stupas. One can also get to Shey Phoksundo National Park nearby. But the combination of mountain, the lake, and the religious importance of the place makes this lake one of the amazing places to take photos in Nepal.
2. Rara lake – Mugu
While Phoksundo Lake is the deepest lake, Rara is the biggest lake of Nepal with an area covering about 16 square kilometres. However, the national park surrounding the lake is the smallest national park in Nepal. The lake looks beautiful in the middle of green hills and forest and makes it one our list of amazing places to take photos in Nepal.
3. Upper Mustang – Kingdom of Lo
It’s the Gandaki River that makes the hydrographic feature of Mustang and the river flows south towards Terai, bisecting Mustang. The river, the hills, the greenery, then combined with the mountain scenery is what makes this place photogenic. No matter which phone or camera you use, you are going to get good pictures here.
4. Dolpo – Dolpa
The Dolpo region is part of the sedimentary Tibetan-Tethys zone, which gives it the raw feel of the pastoral land. The mountain chain, including the 8,172m high Dhaulagiri, surrounding the area gives it another thrilling look.
5. Tilicho Lake – Manang
This lake is the highest lake in the world, considering the size of it, even though there are other smaller lakes in the world at higher altitude. It lies at an altitude of 4,949m. There aren’t any aquatic organisms recorded in the lake. However, the journey required to reach there and the view of the mountain combined with the lake makes it one of the most amazing places to take photos in Nepal.
6. Gosaikunda Lake – Rasuwa
The Gosaikunda lake is known for its touristic as well as religious values. It is said that the lake was created by Lord Shiva himself when he had to quench a thirst after swallowing a deadly poison. However, what makes this beautiful is that there are 108 lakes in the area, all sizes, and the Gosaikunda lake melts and sips down to form the Tirshuli river, giving the entire picture a never-forgetting visual experience for the photographers.
7. Sarangkot – Pokhara
It is not exactly Sarangkot, but the view from Sarangkot that’s eye-pleasing. You can see the panoramic sweep of mountains that range from Dhaulagiri in the west to the Machhapuchre, to Annapurna to Lamjung. The best view is during the dusk or dawn, when the sunlight creates a warming view across the peaks. Catch the photograph of how the pink-purplish view turns into goldish heaven.
8. Annapurna Base Camp
If you haven’t done the Annapurna base camp yet, then it is time that you do it. The experience is just astonishing, especially if you are about capturing great photographs. You will be amazed at the beauty that nature has to offer. The best view is of the sunrise when the first rays hit the peak, and how the colour switches slowly from white to golden. Indeed, an amazing place to take photos in Nepal.
9. Phewa Lake – Pokhara
The phewa lake lies in the heart of the Pokhara city. An amazing thing about taking photo here is that you can capture the forest, the mountain, the city, and the lake all in one photo. The reflection of Annapurna range on the Phewa Lake will make you open your cellphone or your camera on and snap some shots
10. Poon Hill – Myagdi
You will be able to feel the panoramic view of the huge Himalayas that include Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges. It is considered to be the “Photographer’s paradise” with the sunrise view from the Poon Hill.