Top 5 Best Viewpoints in Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated January 24, 2021
There are plenty of reasons so that Nepal is on travelers’ bucket list. Among one of them are Viewpoints in Nepal. Needless to say, Nepal is rich in tallest peaks because it’s occupied 8 tallest peaks among the 14 tallest peaks in the world.
Friendly people, amazing landscape, home of the mountains, unique culture variation, world heritage sites, and best destinations for trekking and hiking. There are numerous viewpoints to get a scenic view.
Given below are some of the best and top viewpoint in Nepal.
#1. Mulde Peak, Annapurna Region
The Mulde Peak Viewpoint is an expanded version of the usual Annapurna Panorama Trekking. This is far better than the popular viewpoint Poon Hill. You’ll see magic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Mulde Peak (3637m) and Poon Hill (3210m) as the primary attraction.
This short trek offers a memorable hiking experience in a short period. Trekking through the beautiful traditional settlements of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups( Ghandruk and Ulleri Village), their terraced farmlands, and the opportunity to see the local people’s fascinating culture and customs are the secondary attraction of the trip.
Ghandruk is the starting point and Naypul is the ending point of the Mulde Peak trek. You can do the Mulde Peak trek 4 days as a minimum and if you want to extend it by doing another trip together you can make even 2 weeks treks combing it.
#2.Kalapatthar, Everest Region
Kala Patthar is a small peak literally meaning “black rock. Its altitude is generally given as 5,644m. Kalapatthar is located right at the foot of Pumori (7161m) and above Gorakshep on the way to Everest Base Camp.
Many trekkers to Everest Base Camp will attempt to summit Kala Pattar since it provides the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest from base camp and all the way to its summit (the summit of Everest cannot be seen from its base camp). The views from almost anywhere on Kalapatthar of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are amazing.
Kalapatthar is also popular because it is one of the highest points that can easily be reached (on popular treks in Nepal) without any mountaineering experience or equipment.
But getting to Kalapatthar is not an easier task. To accomplish it, you should do the Everest Base Camp trek which takes approx 12 days as a round trip. But you can even take a helicopter ride from Lukla or directly from Kathmandu airport.
#3. Poon Hill, one of the best view point
Poon Hill (3,210m) lies just above the village of Ghorepani in the Annapurna region of Nepal, is the most visited and liked viewpoint in Nepal. The hilltop offers stunning views of the sunrise over the giant mountains and eye-catching Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Compared to other places on the list, Poon Hill is relatively easily accessible and requires a 3-4 days round trip from Kathmandu.
#4. Gokyo Ri, Everest Region
Undoubtedly Gokyo Ri is a joy for all trekkers for the fantastic views of Mount Everest and the great
Mahalagnur Himalayan ranges. Trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) is the perfect combination with Everest Base Camp Trek. In addition to four of the highest mountains – namely Everest (8,848m), Lhotse ( 8,516m) Makalu ( 8,485m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m), there are many other mountains like Gyachung Khang, Tobuche, Kangchung, Hungcchi, Lunag Ri & Cholatse and Kantega & Tamserku which are visible from Gokyo Ri.
In addition, the Ngozumba glacier and Gokyo Oligotrophic lakes can also be seen from here.
#5. Khopra Ridge, Annapurna Region
Khopra Ridge is located at 3660m from sea level and it’s near the Annapurna South(7,219m). This viewpoint offers a scenic view of the world’s 7th tallest peak Mt Dhaulagiri(8,167m). Besides that from this point, you’ll have a panoramic view of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri ranges. The landscape view just below the ridge is just awesome.