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    Popular viewpoints in Nepal

    There are numerous reasons to travel to Nepal, warm hospitality, rich culture, heritage sites, world-class trekking, and hiking trails, famous and ancient cities, and their history and rich biodiversity. Besides this, there are a few most famous and popular viewpoints in Nepal, from where you can explore the real beauty of nature and its significance. Reaching the amazing viewpoints in Nepal and witnessing the sunrise, sunset, and 360-degree panoramic views of mighty nature and landscape are the best part while traveling in Nepal. To reach some of the mesmerizing viewpoints, you would definitely need to work hard to see the excellent views of nature and the extraordinary scenery of the Himalayas and snow-capped mountains.

    Nepal holds the most exciting and amazing vantage points for the sunrise and sunset over majestic snow-capped mountains and green hills, from where you can catch the breathtaking moments in your mind as well as in your camera frame. The astonishing landscapes, naturally designed lush green forests and perfectly matching weather are simply world-class scenery. 

    Here we tried to describe a short about the most famous and popular viewpoints in Nepal which is worth visiting in your lifetime. 

    Kalapatthar Viewpoint (5,545m) 

    Kalapatthar is the most popular and famous viewpoint in Nepal, which offers an outstanding 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains and glaciers. This place is mostly famous for the sunset and sunrise over the world’s highest mountain Mt.Everest 8,848.86m. Kalapatthar also offers stunning views of Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and numerous other beautiful mountains. Standing between the tearing peaks and witnessing the first ray of sun coming from the top of the world or the last ray of sun kissing on the top of the world are just unforgettable moments. There are two options to reach Kalapatthar- either by Regular Everest Base Camp trekking(unlink) from Lukla or directly by Heli flight from Kathmandu. 

    Poonhill Viewpoint (3210m)

    Poonhill viewpoint is another amazing destination to conquer the beauty of the mighty Annapurna ranges. This vantage point offers an amazing view of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri ranges, iconic Machhapuchhre, divine landscape, and perfectly ravishing sunrise from the middle of the Annapurna range. One of the perfect viewpoints in the lower hills is Annapurna Sanctuary which is also the most visited destination as viewpoint in Nepal. Poonhill lies in the beautiful cultural village of Ghorepani and from Pokhara it would take 2 days to reach there. Most of the trekkers wake up early in the morning when they reach Ghorepani and hike to this beautiful viewpoint to explore the golden view of sunrise from the top of the snow-capped mountains. Since Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the easiest trekking trails in Nepal.

    Gokyo Ri (5,357m)

    Another mind-blowing viewpoint like the rocky mountain in the heart of the Khumbu region/Everest region offers a spectacular view of Mt.Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, and hundreds of breathtaking snow-capped mountains including the magical Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo lakes. This viewpoint lies in the sensibly well-renowned trekking trail Gokyo Lakes Trek which is the substitute for the most famous Everest Base Camp Trek. On the base of the Gokyo Ri, you would find tranquil Gokyo lakes where you can see the reflection of beautiful mountains from the surroundings. Gokyo Ri is even more famous for the sunset and sunrise from the roof of the world where people get up at 3 am in the morning and hike to Gokyo Ri to witness the golden mountains and perfectly blended surroundings made up of glaciers, mountains, villages, and lakes. 

    Sarangkot Viewpoint (1,600m)

    Sarangkot is another popular tourist destination in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Sarangkot Vantage points offer a magnificent view of mountains cliffs, a stunning view of Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, and traditional villages including an incredible view of Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and numerous other mountains. The glimpse of the first and last rays of the sun kissing over the giant snow-capped mountains is just breathtaking and memorable. You can easily reach this place from Pokhara city, 1hr drive from Pokhara city is enough to reach this amazing viewpoint. You can also choose the Dhampus Sarangkot trek to explore the amazing Sarang Kot viewpoint.

    Nagarkot Viewpoint (2,195m)

    Nagarkot is the most famous viewpoint around Kathmandu valley which lies just 30km from the center of the Capital. Nagarkot Hill is a favorite destination for both domestic and international travelers as it offers a marvelous view of mountain ranges, beautiful Kathmandu city, lights, lavish hills, terraced fields, and greenery in its surroundings. One day tour/a day hike is enough to explore the majesty of Nagarkot hill. This point is also famous for the sunrise and sunset in the mountains and beautiful hills. The beauty of Nagarkot is a short and easy trip from the capital of Nepal.

    Khopra Danda (3,660m)

    Khopra Danda/Rides offers stunning views of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri ranges, and Nilgiri which lies in the perfect off-the-beaten trekking trail of Khopra Ridge trek. This viewpoint also offers a stunning view of sunrise and sunset over snow-capped mountains and lavish hills including the beautiful ethnic settlements. From the beginning of the Khopra Ridge Trek, you will get the massive mountain landscape, lush green forests, and magical terrain of the Annapurna region. Each moment in this journey is a lifetime experience as a travel enthusiast.

    Kyanjin Ri, Langtang Region (4,773m)

    This viewpoint is located on another classy trekking trail: Langtang Valley Trek, which offers a spectacular view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma, Kyanjin Gumpa, settlements, Langtang glaciers, and many more. Most of the trekkers spend two nights in this place to explore around. From Kyanjin Ri, you will get to admire the marvelous sunrise and sunset view over the snow-capped mountains. Langtang Valley Trek is the most popular classical short and moderately graded off-the-beaten trek in Nepal. This amazing journey provides spectacular views of mountains, rich biodiversity, and rich ethnic groups and their cultures and practices. This is the most recommended trekking trail from many aspects.

    Above mentioned viewpoints are the best in Nepal and besides this, there are numerous beautiful and stunning places to explore authentic natural beauty. If you love to chase sunset and sunrise, then hiking to those places may be worth it for you. Looking at the giant snow-capped mountains and taking pictures and exploring them is definitely a Wishlist for most travel lovers. 
    Above mentioned viewpoints are the best in Nepal and besides this, there are numerous beautiful and stunning places to explore authentic natural beauty. If you love to chase sunset and sunrise, then hiking to those places may be worth it for you. Looking at the giant snow-capped mountains and taking pictures and exploring them is definitely a wishlist for most travel lovers. 

    Luxury Holidays has been operating different kinds of tours and treks in different viewpoints of Nepal such as Kalapatthar, PoonHill, Gokyo Ri, Sarangkot, Nagarkot, Kyanjin Ri, and many more.

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    Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.

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