Exploring the Himalayas: Best viewpoints in Nepal

Since Nepal is the Himalayan nation, you can find a lot of viewpoints in Nepal. Nepal is filled with hilltops, and with that, comes a great number of viewpoints. Some of these viewpoints have long-settled settlements, while some have nothing except for the natural grounds surrounded by the jungles.

Those viewpoints are not just the best places to have glimpses of mountains, villages, valleys, and hills, but are also the best place to set a target destination. Pikey Peak, Kalapatthar, and Gokyo Ri are some examples of those types of viewpoints.

If you are seeking one of these types of viewpoints, here are some of Nepal’s top viewpoints where you can have remarkable experiences.

Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp

Kalapatthar must be the most fascinating viewpoint in the world since it gives you glimpses of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Thus, it naturally is one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. Every trekker, who aims to reach Everest Base Camp reaches Kalapatthar. It’s because they don’t want to miss an opportunity of gazing at Everest from that close.

Well, you actually can’t have a glimpse of Mount Everest from Base Camp. Thus, you have to go to Kalapatthar, to not regret attempting Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s not only Everest that you can see from Kalapatthar. You can also have glimpses of other mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse from Kalapattar.

Poon Hill

Poon Hill is located in the Annapurna region and offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, including the Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre mountains. But you don’t need to do a challenging trek to reach there as in Everest Base Camp. You can finish your trek up to Poonhill within a week. It will be a perfect trek for beginners.

It is also said that from Poonhill, one can get a glimpse of sound 20 minor and major mountain peaks. Thus, it is also one of the best viewpoints in Nepal.


When talking about the best viewpoints in Nepal, we never miss out on Nagarkot.

Nagarkot is a hill station located near Kathmandu and offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. With glimpses of mountain ranges, the viewpoint is also popular for sunset and sunrise views. Nagarkot gives you quite a chill.

It is also the highest point of Bhaktapur. There are several viewpoints in Nagarkot itself. However, if you are more comfortable with a hotel stay then you can choose to stay in a good hotel in Nagarkot.


Sarangkot is a hill station located in the Pokhara Valley and offers a stunning view of the sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna range. Besides them, you can have a beautiful glimpse of Pokhara Valley from there, passing rivers and waterfalls. You can also do various adventure activities over there including Paragliding.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri is located in the Everest region and offers a panoramic view of the Gokyo Lakes, Cho Oyu, and Everest. You can do a separate trek to Gokyo Ri from Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s a bit challenging trek though. The Ri means the peak thus, you would be climbing the Peak to reach the viewpoint.


Tengboche is a monastery located in the Everest region and offers a stunning view of the Ama Dablam, Everest, and other peaks in the region. If you are thinking of doing the Panorama trek, then this could be your perfect chance to explore more of Namche Bazaar. Well, you have to acclimatize at Namche before going to Tengboche.


Dhulikhel is a hill station located near Kathmandu and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan range just like Nagarkot. But it gives a more cinematic view of the terraced farmlands and hilltops. Though it is quite a distance from Kathmandu and Nagarkot, it’s worth visiting the place.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park offers a stunning view of the wildlife and the natural beauty of Nepal. Since it lies in the inner Terai region, you can not expect mountain views but yes, the sunset view from Rapti River is something that you must not miss while in Chitwan.

Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park is located near the Tibet border and offers a stunning view of the Langtang range. Besides that, it is probably the nearest trekking region from Kathmandu. Since it is also in the highlands, you can experience the best sunrise as well as sunset views from there.

Shivapuri National Park

Shivapuri National Park is located near Kathmandu and offers a stunning view of the Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains. The destination is simply perfect for a day trip from Kathmandu.

Thus, these are some of the best viewpoints in Nepal that you can try hiking/trekking out during your stay in Nepal.