Nepal is the land of the Himalayas which is one of the biggest reasons for tourists visiting here. Besides, the natural wonders, cultural and historical places, fine arts and architecture, hill stations, adventurous sports, etc. are other important attractions.
The visit to Nepal is sometimes once in a lifetime trip. So, of course, you will desire of spending the best time here. Hence, you will opt for the best viewpoints to have magnificent views of the Himalayas that mesmerize you. Choosing a better travel agency and having the proper guidance to the Himalayas, STEP ON HIMALAYA has brought packages at a budget cost with a guarantee of comfort and satisfaction.
Here is a shortlist of best VIEWPOINTS in Nepal as the list is never being completed.
The view of Mt. Everest itself is a heavenly view. On top of that, if you get the best view of Mt. Everest, it is like your life has achieved an ultimate fortune. KALA PATTHAR also literally known as “Black Rock” has the finest views of Mt. Everest and its adjoining snow-capped peaks. Early morning hike to Kala Patthar to view the amazing sunrise falling over the snowy Himalayas and making them sparkle is the astonishing scenery. It is situated at a height of 5146m above sea level. So, reaching Kala Patthar is a promising deed to accomplish for the best panoramic view. You can choose either Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest High Passes Trek or Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek to step onto Kala Patthar.
Another noticeable viewpoint in Nepal is GOKYO RI. Located in the Everest Region at the altitude of 5483m above the sea level, Gokyo Ri not only gives the best views of Mt. Everest but also the Gokyo Valley, the Gokyo Lake and the adjoining mountains like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Lhotse. Some of the trekkers prefer Gokyo Ri than Kala Patthar for the mind-blowing views of Mt. Everest. Gokyo Ri Trekking is a wonderful package of 10 to 14 days to Gokyo Ri starting from Kathmandu.
TENGBOCHE named after the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery, is situated at the elevation of 3867m above the sea level. It gives an awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. It lies en route to Everest Base Camp. So you can choose either package to Everest to reach Tengboche which will take about 5 – 6 days. Some other peaks that are visible from the Tengboche viewpoint are Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Tawache, etc.
Situated at the altitude of 3660m of Annapurna region, KHOPRA RIDGE (Khopra Danda) gives an extraordinary view of Mt. Dhaulagiri – the seventh highest mountain in the world (8167m). 6-7 days trekking to Khopra Ridge is an alternate to Ghorepani Poonhill trek for viewing the amazing Dhaulagiri Himalayan peaks in a peaceful surrounding. This route is less explored, hence there is a better chance to get the rooms in the lodges, and staying in the room you can enjoy the awesome views.
PIKEY PEAK/PEEKYE PEAK
A striking view path en route the off the beaten path in Everest Region is PIKEY PEAK/PEEKYE PEAK. It is located at the height of 4065 m offering an extra encompassing view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding snowy Himalayas. Declared as the best viewpoint by Sir Edmund Hillary, you can view the Himalayan ranges extending to Dhaulagiri to the far western part and Kanchenjunga to the eastern part. It will take about 8 days to reach Pikey peak via the trekking route to Everest Base Camp like Classic Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri.
An excellent viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal, the POON HILL is located at the elevation of 3210m. It is a relatively easily accessible route from Pokhara that will take you to the point where you can soothe your eyes with the spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Nilgiri and many more peaks. The view is more enthralling during the sunrise or the sunset from Poon Hill. It will take about 3 – 4 days from Pokhara and about 7 – 9 days from Kathmandu.
SARANGKOT is a small hill located at about 5km away from Lake Side in Pokhara valley. This viewpoint offers the splendid views of the Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna II. Sarangkot Hiking Tour or Pokhara Valley Tour with Sarangkot visit is the option to reach the Sarangkot village. The amusing view of sunrise or sunset from Sarangkot is simply invincible.
NAGARKOT is a hilltop in Bhaktapur district, situated at a distance of about 30 kilometers from the capital city, Kathmandu. A one-day tour to Nagarkot via hiking or biking is popular among the local as well as international tourists. The fantastic view of sunrise or sunset from Nagarkot is magical. The astounding panoramic view of Himalayan ranges including Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Khumbu ranges, Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Dhaulagiri, etc. is life worthy.
Author: Step On Himalaya
Date: 4th June, 2018