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    15 Best Viewpoints in Nepal to see the sunrise and sunset on the Himalayas

    Balaram Thapa
    Balaram ThapaUpdated: Jul 2nd 2023  |  Travel Tips

    Are you always yearning to catch the slightest glimpses of sunrise and sunset? Do you search for new viewpoints to plan hikes with your friends? If you do, we've got a perfect blog topic for you today. It's about 15 viewpoints in Nepal to see the sunrise and sunset.

    Whether it is a trek, a short hike, or a picnic date, these viewpoints will not disappoint you. From the Everest region to the villages of Bandipur, we've covered everything in this blog. So, let's get started.

    Kala Patthar

    Do you want to witness the closest and best view of Mount Everest? If you do, you need to hike to Kala Patthar. It is the highest hiking point in Nepal at 5545m, a popular spot for watching the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.

    From the summit, you can see the mountains bathed in golden light as the sun rises or sets, creating a breathtaking and unforgettable experience. The viewpoint also provides captivating views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Khumbu Glacier, and Ama Dablam.c

    How to get there: If you want to visit Kala Patthar, you have many options. You can either take a helicopter ride or embark on treks in the Everest region.

    Gokyo Ri

    Imagine standing in awe at the spectacular views of lakes and glaciers, slowly watching the sunrise from the mountains. You can change this imagination into reality by visiting Gokyo Ri at 5483m.

    Gokyo Ri is a viewpoint located in the Gokyo Valley. The ascend to the point is a challenging one; the steeper the climb, the better the view, isn't it? From this viewpoint, you will see the 360-degree view of the Everest range and four of the 8,000 meters peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

    How to get there: To hike to Gokyo Ri, you can check out the Gokyo Lake Trek.

    Pikey Peak

    If you want to opt for a less crowded viewpoint, then you need to check out the Pikey Peak viewpoint. It is located at 4070m where you can get the chance to observe six more than 8,000 meters tops like the Everest South Summit, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Annapurna, and Manaslu in the west and the east-the third-most elevated top on the planet, Mount Kanchenjunga.

    Additionally, you'll also get to witness a grand view of Thamserku, the Numbur Himal, the Gauri Shankar, and the Langtang Range.

    Nevertheless, the pikey peak viewpoint is a splendid one that should not be missed!

    How to get there: You can reach the pikey peak viewpoint by embarking on the Pikey Peak Trek.

    Tengboche Monastery

    The next viewpoint on our list is the Tengboche Monastery View Point. From Namche Bazaar, the route leading to Tengboche is accompanied by a steep uphill. The Tengboche village is situated at 3860m and is a small village in the Khumbu Valley.

    The viewpoint is popular for its stunning sunrise views of panoramic views of some of the world's tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Additionally, it also offers one of the best views of the Khumbu and Imja Valley.

    How to get there: To reach Tengboche, you can choose many different treks from our packages.

    Nagarkot - Premium view Point nearby Kathmandu

    Let's change the scenarios from trekking areas and switch them to hill viewpoints. Yes, we're talking about Nagarkot View Point, which is a famous destination for sunrise and sunset in Nepal. The viewpoint is far from Kathmandu city; hence it is a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and appreciates the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

    Upon reaching the viewpoint, you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang.

    How to get there: There are several activities you can opt for in Nagarkot. For instance, you can join outdoor activities like hiking and cycling.

    Ghorepani Poon Hill

    We move to another popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region- Poon Hill View Point. This viewpoint is visited by everyone who embarks on any trek in the region of Annapurna. It is an amazing destination that offers a great way to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of the area.

    Once you reach Poon Hill, you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset views of truly breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhare.

    How to get there: If you want to visit this popular viewpoint, you can choose trekking packages like Annapurna Poon Hill Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Panorama Trek.

    Khopra Danda

    Do you prefer a less-crowded viewpoint? If you do, then you should check out Khopra Dhanda's viewpoint. It is situated at an altitude of around 3,650 meters, which is higher than Poon Hill, making it a less crowded alternative.

    When you hike upto Khopra Dhanda, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning sunrise and the views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and other mountain ranges. You can also visit Khayer Lake, which is located nearby and is considered a sacred site by the locals.

    How to get there: If you are interested in visiting this viewpoint, you can opt for Khopra Ridge Trek.

    Mardi Himal Upper View Point

    Another viewpoint that falls under the category of off-beaten and isolated is the Mardi Himal Upper View Point. It is situated at an altitude of around 4,200 meters, which is higher than both Poon Hill and Khopra Danda View Point.

    Upon reaching the viewpoint, you'll be greeted with stunning panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas, including Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchhare.

    How to get there: You can embark on the Mardi Himal Trek to reach the Mardi Himal Upper View Point.

    Chovar Danda

    Are you looking for an area nearby the Kathmandu Valley for some spectacular views? Well, you can check out the Chovar Danda viewpoint. Chovar Danda is a popular viewpoint located in the southwestern part of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of around 2,300 meters and offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills.

    While you are in the viewpoint, you can delve into the panoramic views of the entire Kathmandu Valley, including the city of Kathmandu, the Himalayan peaks in the distance, and the surrounding hills and valleys.

    How to get there: Half- an Hour's drive from central Kathmandu.

    Sarangkot Hills

    If you are in Pokhara and you are looking for some recreational activities, you need to add a day to watch the sunrise or sunset from the Sarangkot Hills. The view is enchanting, leaving the viewers astonished every time they visit.

    Many visitors wake up early in the morning to trek up the hill to the viewpoint to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna ranges. The sunrise view from Sarangkot is considered to be one of the best in Nepal. 

    How to get there: Drive or take a flight to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can choose short hiking packages.

    Bandipur Village 

    The next viewpoint that we are discussing is the Bandipur Village viewpoint. There are several viewpoints in Bandipur from where you can get a stunning view of the village and the surrounding hills.

    Some of the points are the Tundikhel viewpoint, the Gurungche Hill viewpoint, and the Thani Mai Temple viewpoint. It is a great spot to watch the sunrise and sunset. Moreover, you'll also get the chance to get a panoramic view of the village and the surrounding hills, including the Himalayas.

    How to get there

    You can reach Bandipur village by bus or a private vehicle from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Moreover, you can also trek to the village.

    Mulde View Point 

    Yet another viewpoint in the Annapurna region is the Muldhai View Point at 3700m. The climb to the viewpoint is a rewarding experience for those who love watching the sunrise and sunset.

    From this popular viewpoint, you'll get the opportunity to marvel at the astonishing panoramic views of the Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and other surrounding peaks.

    How to get there: You can reach the Muldhai View Point by trekking in the Annapurna region.

    Mohare Danda View Point

    Seize the moment and visit the Mohare Danda viewpoint for breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. It is located at an altitude of 3,300m and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

    The viewpoint is especially popular for its sunrise and sunset views, which offer a spectacular sight of the snow-capped peaks.

    How to get there: One of the ways you can reach Mohare Danda View Point is by trekking. You can have a look at our Moharde Danda View Point for further information.

    World Peace Pagoda

    The following viewpoint is a unique one located on top of the hill of Pokhara. It's the World Peace Pagoda offering a 360-degree view of the Pokhara valley and also the ranges of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, and Macchapuchare.

    You can hike in the morning to the pagoda and delve into the beautiful sunrise. Or else, you can also opt for an evening hike and also enjoy a slow boat ride at Fewa Lake.

    How to get there: When you are in Pokhara, you can take a boat ride to the banks of the lake and hike to the World Peace Pagoda.

    Kyanjin Ri

    Lastly, we've one special viewpoint for you. It is the Kyanjin Ri viewpoint located at 4,773 meters in the Langtang region. The trail is relatively steep and challenging, but the stunning views from the top make it all worth it. Once you reach the top of Kyanjin Ri, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Langshisha RI, Kimshung, and Langtang Lirung.

    The region is known for its natural beauty, including stunning mountain views, lush forests, and beautiful lakes and rivers. Overall, the Kyanjin Ri View Point is a rewarding experience for those who love to expand their horizon.

    How to get there: You can hike to Kyanjin Ri if you book trekking packages like the  Langtang Valley Trek.


    In this article, we've highlighted 15 of the best viewpoints in Nepal, each with its unique charm and appeal. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush or a peaceful retreat, Nepal has something for everyone.

    From the popular tourist destinations of Nagarkot and Sarangkot to the lesser-known gems like Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda, Nepal's viewpoints offer a glimpse into the country's rich culture, history, and natural wonders.

    As you explore these viewpoints, you'll also have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions and customs of Nepal.

    In summary, Nepal is a destination that should be on every traveler's bucket list, and its viewpoints offer some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences that you'll ever have. So, pack your bags and get ready to embark on a journey that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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