List of Lakes & wetlands in Nepal

There are 5,358 Lakes in Nepal. Among them 2,227 lakes are above 3,000 meters height and 2,712 are below 500 meters. (li) This post lists all significant Lakes (Taal/Daha/Kunda), Wetlands (Simsar) & Ponds (Pokhari/ Pukhu).


Famous Lakes & Wetlands:-

East Nepal (State 1)

Everest Region
Gokyo Lake (Dudh Pokhari), Solukhumbu | height: 4,690m
Gokyo IV (Tonak Pokhari) | Gokyo II (Taujan) | Gokyo V (Ngozumpa) | Chola Lake |
Tso Rolpa Glaciar Lake | length: 3.45km, width 0.5km|

Terai Flatlands
Jamunkhadi Simsar, Jhapa
Betana Simsar, Morang
Kosi Tappu Simsar (Sunsari, Saptari)

Central Nepal (State 2 & 3) 

Kathmandu Valley Daha & Pokhari
Taudaha, Kirtipur | Nag Daha, Dhapakhel |
Rani Pokhari, Kathmandu | Kamal Pokhari, Bhaktapur
Sidda Pokhari, Bhaktapur | Bhajya Pukhu, Bhaktapur |Na Pukhu, Bhaktapur

Chitwan Valley
Bis Hajari Lake
Kumal Lake, Chepang Lake, Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Lame Taal, Tamor Taal

Helambu Route
Goasikunda, Rasuwa | height: 4,380m
Bhairab Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Lamukunda, RajaKunda, Naukunda, Bardakunda, Nilkantha Kunda, Surya Kunda, Chandra Kunda, Aamakunda, Ganesh Kunda

Helambu Route
Raithane Pokhari, Rakse Pokhari, Bhutte Pokhari 

Indra Sarobar, Makwanpur | Artificial lake created by Kulekhani Hydropower

Panch Pokhari, Sindhupalchowk | height: 4,100m

Ghariarwa Pokhari, Birgunj


West Nepal (State 4,5,6 &7)

Pokhara Valley
Fewa Lake| length: 4km, width: 2km
Begnas Lake | Rupa Lake |
Dipang Lake, Khaste Lake, Newreni, Gude, Maidi

Tilicho Lake, Manang | Length: 8km, Width 1.2km  | Height 4,919 m.

Gorkha District
Birendra Lake | Dona Lake

Lumbini Area
Gajedi Lake, Rupandehi
Jagdishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu


Far West (State 6 & 7)

Rara Lake, Mugu | Length: 5km, Width 2.7km |

Se Foksundo, Dolpa | height: 3,660m

Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali |

Badimalika Taal, Bajura | height: 4,219m

Bulbule Lake, Surkhet


Sites listed in Ramsar: 10  (li

LAKE CLUSTER OF POKHARA VALLEY | 26,106 ha

GHODAGHODI LAKE AREA | 2,563 ha

BEESHAZAR AND ASSOCIATED LAKES | 3,200 ha

JAGADISHPUR RESERVOIR | 225 ha

MAI POKHARI | 90 ha

GOKYO AND ASSOCIATED LAKES | 7,770 ha

PHOKSUNDO LAKE | 494 ha

GOSAIKUNDA AND ASSOCIATED LAKES | 1,030 ha

KOSHI TAPPU | 17,500 ha

RARA LAKE | 1,583 ha