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 great views? Well, we have compiled a list of 10 amazing and beautiful places in Nepal where you can take photos.
Beautiful Places in Nepal to Take Photos
Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country with never-ending stunning landscapes, mountains, and lakes. Nepal is a naturally and culturally beautiful country. There are hundreds of beautiful and touristic places in Nepal, but you need to spend more than a year exploring Nepal. If you are visiting or are already in Nepal, you might want to check out these amazing places.
1. Phoksundo Lake – Dolpa
Lying at 3,611.5 m above sea level in the Dolpa district, Phoksundo Lake in Dolpa is a Ramsar site (A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated internationally important under Ramsar Convention). What’s’ beautiful is that the lake is the deepest in Nepal, with a depth of 600m, and is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains in all 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 mountains, the lake, and the religious importance of the place make 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 in Nepal, covering about 16 square kilometers. 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, making it on our list of amazing places to take photos in Nepal.
3. Upper Mustang – Kingdom of Lo
The Gandaki River makes the hydrographic feature of Mustang, and the river flows south towards Terai, bisecting Mustang. The river, the hills, and the greenery, combined with the mountain scenery, make this place photogenic. No matter your phone or camera, you will 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 surrounding the area, including the 8,172m high Dhaulagiri, gives it another thrilling look.
5. Tilicho Lake – Manang
This lake is the highest in the world, considering its size, even though there are other smaller lakes in the world at higher altitudes. 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 mountain’s view and the lake make 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 of different sizes. 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 precisely Sarangkot, but the view from Sarangkot that’s’ eye-pleasing. You can see the panoramic sweep of mountains ranging from Dhaulagiri in the west to the Machhapuchre, Annapurna to Lamjung. The best view is at 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, it is time to 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 color 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 Pokhara city. An amazing thing about taking photos here is that you can capture the forest, mountain, city, and lake 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 can feel the panoramic view of the huge Himalayas, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges. It is considered the “Photographer’s paradise” with the sunrise view from Poon Hill.