Nepal is the home of the eight out of the fourteen highest mountain in the world. Trekking to Nepal means wondering the unique nature and the beauty of this beautiful country. While trekking you can get enjoy the local's culture and tradition, you can also get the opportunity to explore around the HImalayn flora and fauna, more than that you can see the views of the snow-capped mountains and can reach to the base of these mountains too. While visiting Nepal, the one thing that you should not miss is at least get the glimpse of the beautiful snow-capped mountains like Mt Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), Mt Ama Dablam Himal, Annapurna ranges and the beautiful Everest ranges. For enjoy the beautiful views of these mountains, Nepal has the amazing view-point from where you can enjoy the sights of the mountains and their panorama can be seen very closely. For a wonderful viewing of the snow-capped mountains, here is the list of some of the best viewpoint in Nepal:
Top views points of Nepal
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Kalapther is one of the most famous viewpoints in Nepal and is also a trademark of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Kalapather is also known as the "Block Rock". It is the beautiful landmark located above the Gorakshep on the southern ridge of the Pumori. Though Kalapther is not a mountain due to its unique slope it is very popular as it is one of the best views of the Everest (Khumbu)region. This point offers close and panoramic views of the world's tallest mountains. The views that you can see from the Kalapather cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp itself. As the high summit is blocked by the MMT Nuptse from many places, so the complete and the beautiful views can only be seen from the Kalapather.
The wonderful views of the mountains ranges like Nuptse, Lhotse, Changtse and the whole Mt Everest makes Kalapather a huge tourist attraction. You can enjoy a glimpse of the many surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Normally, the climb to the Kalapther starts from the Gorakshep which is the last stop of your Everest base camp before reaching base camp. The trekking trail to the Kalapather leads to the steep walks, with the thrilling experience. The walk to the Kalapther becomes steep once you reach the wind-swept summit ridge. From there it's only just 5-10 minutes hike over the top until you experience one of the attractive views of the region. The final destination to the Kalapather is about 2 hours trek from the Gorakshep.
You can see the Kalapather is the minor summit leading to the Pumori which can be easily recognizable as the ridge with beautifully vibrant and colorful prayer flags. The summit of the Kalapather is very unique comparing to the summit of the other snow-capped mountains. Mostly the trekkers prefer to go to this view-point early in the morning so that they can witness the beautiful views of the gradually rising sun amidst the tallest snow-mountains of the world. the views you see and the view-point you hike is one of the most inspiring and the dream-like experience in every trekker's journey.
Situated 32 kilometers east of the capital city of the Nepal-Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most famous view-spot of the Bhaktapur. It is one of the most attractive views points which is located within the capital city, this point is also known for the incredible sunrise and the sunset with the panoramic views of the whole Kathmandu valley. Standing at the elevation of 2,195 meters-it is known for the sunrise views of the snow-capped mountains including Mt Everest as well as the other peaks of the Himalayan ranges of eastern Nepal. 8 mountain ranges out of the 13 Himalayan ranges can be seen from the Nagarkot including Annapurna Ranges, the Manaslu ranges, Langtang ranges, Ganesh ranges, Rolwaling ranges, the Mahalangur ranges (Everest ranges) and also the Number ranges with the beautiful views of the Kathmandu valley and the wonderful Shivapuri National Park. Nagarkot is a much-admired hiking route for the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains in the Kathmandu valley. Not only thinking you can also enjoy the other adventure activities like paragliding with the views of the Mt Everest in the Nagarkot. Being at the top hills, Nagarkot was once an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley which was built to monitor the external activities of the other kingdoms. This place is now popular as an international hill station.
Gokyo Ri is the most beautiful views but it is infamous and the less-visited viewpoint which is at the Everest region standing at the elevation of 5,483 meters. This viewpoint is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier which is known as the largest glacier in Nepal. you can reach the Glacier lakes but you should customize your Everest region packages as this viewpoint is quite far from the Everest Base Camp and Mt Everest and is surrounded by the Gokyo lakes of the country. Gokyo is the small and the beautiful villages and also it is the base of the view-point, which consist of the largest settlement in the high altitude in the world. the viewpoint offers the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains above the 800 meters including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, and Makalu. And it is also said that the views from this point are far better than the views from the beautiful Kalapather.
The adventurous Gokyo Lake trekking is one of the popular trekking routes which is also the alternative route of the famous Everest Base Camp Trek and the world's highest freshwater lake-Gokyo lake is at base of this viewpoint and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. And you heard the saying that the Everest Gojyo Lake trekking is much more beautiful than the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Pikey Peak is also one of the beautiful view-points of the country which is very close to the crowded Everest. These peaks offer the magnificent views of the most beautiful Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu, with the best of the Sherpa culture and the Himalayan scenery.
Trekking to these peaks, you can see the two-summit one is Goley-Pikey and the other is Chawa-Pikey. This name is derived from the Sherpa languages. Peaky is the smallest mountains in the Everest region (lower Solu Khumbu )which is standing at the altitude of 4065 meters. This region is also the beautiful destination of the famous trek "Pikey peak Trek which is just newly introduced and these places is declared as one of the best views pints by Sir Edmund Hillary as the beast of the Sagarmatha ranges are all best and amazing from this region. Being the best viewpoint it is listed as the best trekking destination.
Not only the best views of the snow-capped mountains but also trekking this region offer the lifetime experiences and memories by providing the massive opportunity to view the beautiful snow-capped mountains standing over the 8000 meters including the world highest mountains-Mt Everest south summit, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Annapurna, and Manaslu in the west and the east side and the wonderful views of the world third highest mountains Mt Kanchenjunga. Besides these you can also view the Mt Thamserku, Number Himala, Mt Gauri Sankar and the Langtang ranges are also quite interesting and exciting. Along with the scenery, you can also witness the lifestyle of the locals, view the presence of the monasteries of the area. You can see the Thupten Choling which inhabits more than the 500 nuns and the Tolu Monastery which are the two oldest monasteries of the Everest region in Nepal.
Trekking to this region is highly recommended to collect them off-beaten path experience through the lower Everest region to enjoy the breath-taking views of these snow-capped mountains.
Tengboche is one of the famous and the beautiful villages of the Khumbu (Everest region) which is considered as one of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek. trekking this region in the winter, give you to witness the snow peak of the Mt Ama Dablam, the tip of the Everest that glows from the Nuptse ridge and several other surrounding peaks, with the unique and the charming landscapes from this village. Thus Tengboche is listed in the best view-point in Nepal as it is one of the perfect viewpoints to remarkable mountain sights. This village gives the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountain, including the world tallest and the famous mountains Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. Besides the views of the snow-capped mountain here you can also see the Tengboche monastery-the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. The Tengboche is the midway station on the tails to the base camp for the mountain climber of the Mt Everest and other snowy peaks.
Poon hills are one of the most famous and visited viewpoints of Nepal which is in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Poon Hill is the major highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek which offers the mind-blowing and the panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped mountain including MT Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It is also considered one of the beautiful and highlighted destinations of the Annapurna Base Camp. this attractive viewpoint can be reached through the valley of the Ghorepani (the beautiful settlement of the Gurung and the Magar). This viewpoint provides the panoramic views of the whole Annapurna massif and the ranges of other snow-capped mountains. To enjoy the beautiful sunrise view the visitors visit this vantage point early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over these snow-capped mountains and the glorious mountain ranges. Standing at the altitude of 3210 meters, Pooon Hill offers the amazing views of the Dhaulagiri as well as the Annapurna and other surrounding snowy peaks. Trekking to the Ghorepani Pooon Hill is considered easy in the comparison of the other tough trekking route in Nepal.
Khopra danda is also listed in the best view-point of Nepal which offers the stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and other surrounding snow-peaks. This danda and trek to this region are less famous as well as fewer visits trek through the Annapurna but still, it offers the breathtaking views of the giants Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhara Shikhar, Annapurna I, Machhapuchre and many other surrounding peaks. This danda is also famous to enjoy the stunning sunrise and the sunset overs these snow-capped mountains. It is the best option to avoid the crowded Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
The trek to this region if off-began and quite unvisited but it offers the breathtaking views of the snow-mountains, trekking to region offer you the good environment to interact with the locals, visit the Khayar Lake which is considered sacred by the Hindu, visit the high pastures and the temporary herder's settlement, and a walks through the rhododendrons forest through the Tibetan-like villages along the ridge.
Sarangkot is the famous viewpoint in Nepal as well as the most popular trekking destination from where the tourist can enjoy the beautiful views of the Pokhara valley and the stunning views of the mountains including Annapurna Massif, Mt Fishtail, Dhaulagiri ranges, and the Manaslu. This point also provides the panoramic views of the Pokhara valley, Phewa Lakes and the highest view-point at the 1592 meters high for the sunrise and the sunset view over the snowy-peaks. Sarangkot can be reached easily with the 45 minutes car ride to the top hills from the Pokhara and around 45 minutes hike up to the main view-point.
Not only the views of the snow-mountain and the valley this hill point also offer adventurous activities like paragliding. It is the attractive and the vantage point from where in the northern direction, you can see Dhaulagiri, in the far west Annapurna ranges, is visible, in the southern direction the village overlooks the city of the Pokhara and the Lakes on the north-western direction of the villages.
As the above mention viewpoint they all offer the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains, so trek this place once in your lifetimes, to wonder the outside nature. If you want to know more about it then please mail us: [email protected].