The Most Beautiful Villages in the Nepal Himalaya
Unlike in many high-altitude parts of the world, Nepal also has beautiful villages hiding over the lap of Himalayas. In Nepal, you can see a beautiful settlement up to 4500 meters. After a long day jungle walk, you will find a welcoming village, surrounded by the Himalayas in some part of Nepal which feels as you are in heaven.
Once in a while, your heart wishes peace and soak in the beauty of nature around. For such craving, we suggest you the most beautiful villages in the Nepal Himalaya.
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Manang is a beautiful small settlement in the Manang District of Nepal. It is located at 28°40’0N 84°1’0E with an altitude of 3,519 meters. If you are doing Annapurna Circuit Trek then you have to through this village. This beautiful village is truly a mountain village surrounded by beautiful mountains, dense forests, and thundering rivers. You can also see the Gangapurna glacier which is really beautiful. While doing Annapurna Circuit you can acclimatize to explore the beauty of this village. While going to this village don’t miss Yak Burger which is so delicious.
Kyanjin Gompa is a beautiful village sitting in the lap of beautiful Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,227 m). It is located at an altitude of 3,800 m. This village is named after the monastery located near this village. Langtang valley was the hardest hit by the 2015 earthquake. Most of the village and ancient gompa had been destroyed by this disaster. If you do Langtang Valley Trek then you have acclimatized in this village. From Kyanjin Gompa you can go to Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri peak. Apart from these peaks you can also explore along the valley and visit the cheese factory too.
Namche Bazar is a small Himalayan town in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area at an altitude of 3,440 m. Namche Bazar is well known by almost many people because this is the gateway to the world’s highest mountain – Everest. You can find many facilities in comparison to other Himalayan settlements. You can find the Highest Irish Pub in the World, amazing coffee shops, good yak cheese, and some good products in the weekly Saturday market. If you hike little above, you can see the great view of Mt. Everest. You can also see the Sherpa Heritage museum if you want to know sherpa people closely.
After the long walk further in ups and downs then you will see the amazing village stretched on big flat area. This village is situated at a height of 3,750 m at the feet of mighty Manaslu. This village is quite big with the amazing view of beautiful Manalsu, lakes, and the monastery. If you have enough time to stay in this village then there is much beauty hidden in it. Birendra Lake is just about two hours of the walk where you can see the melting Manaslu and formed lake. Another destination is towards Manalsu Base Camp which is about 6 hours trek from Samagaon. This village is one the best place to view the Mt. Manaslu during your whole trek of Manalsu Circuit.
If you so Rolwaling Valley Trek then you will reach Beding Village which is located in central-eastern Nepal. Bedding village is sitting at an altitude of 3,800 m under the shadow of Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134 m ). This village is lesser-known to people because trekkers normally do not travel Rolwaling Valley. You can also witness a beautiful monastery which is the last place where Guru Rinpoche meditated and got enlighted. You can also see another beautiful monastery between Beding and Na village. That gompa is a much smaller scale of, the famous TIger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan.
Kagbeni is another beautiful village in Nepal Himalayas located in Kali Gandaki River valley. Kagbeni village is also called the Gateway of Upper Mustang and located at an altitude of 3,700 meters. As you roam in Kagbeni you will experience an oasis of green in arid Mustang. You can see the Kali Gandaki river flowing wide and calm on its way. Far away from sprint city and dance festival, Kagbeni awaits you with its courageous beauty. Simple stone houses, beautiful nature, delicious apple pies, and Yak Burger in Kangbenii will make your trek memorable.
Bhimthang is another beautiful village which is located in the Manaslu Region. This village is located at a height of 3,800 meters. You will forget all your tiredness of long walk of Larkye La Pass after seeing this amazing small village. This village is not as big as Manang, Namche Bazar, or Muktinath but full of beauty and color. This place is also a great location to see the beautiful sunsets over Manaslu. There is also a hidden lake at the end of the village which shouldn’t be missed. You can also just chill in green grass with fresh seabuckthorn juice and amazing view.
Ghandruk lies in Annapurna Region and famous destination for homestay. This village is situated in Kaski District with the distance of 32 KM north-west to Pokhara. The altitude of Ghandruk is 2,012 meters. The main beauty of this village is the stone-paved village, and amazing viewpoint of Annapurna South (7,200 m), Hiunchuli (6,400 m), and Machhapuchre (6,993 m). You can also see the amazing sunrise view over those mountains. Another beauty about his village is that the house are still intact with slate and thatched roofs and traditional agriculture activities.
Bandipur offers you diverse landscapes, cultural heritage, Trishuli river, and nature. This village is the hilltop settlement in Tanahun District of Nepal at the height of 1,030 m this village preserves the old-time cultural atmosphere and been coming to people’s interest. Enjoy the walkthrough edge of hills and witness the beautiful mountains touching the sky.
Balthlai is located to the southeast of Kathmandu in Kavrepalanchowk district. This beautiful village is surrounded by visual delights of lush green farms, forests, and wildflowers in full bloom. The main inhabitant of this village is Tamang and you will be attracted with their beautiful houses of a bygone era. Sunrise and the surrounding view with fog look completely fantastic. This village have many recreational activities for tourists like horse riding to fishing and hiking.
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