Nepal is a country with many amazing waterfalls. People visits to see these stunning waterfalls. Nepal’s natural beauty is perfectly complemented by its waterfalls, and visiting these places is a great way to experience the country’s stunning landscapes. Here is the list of waterfalls in Nepal.
Pachal Waterfall – Highest waterfall of Nepal in Kalikot
The Pachal waterfall is considered one of the highest waterfalls in Nepal, with a fall height of 381 meters (1,250 ft). It is claimed that this waterfall is also the highest in Asia. It is located in Pachaljharna Gaupalika of Kalikot, Nepal. The height of Pachal Waterfall is found to be 16 meters higher than Hyatung Waterfall in Terhathum. This waterfall is among the 30 highest waterfalls in the world.
Hyatung Waterfall – Second highest waterfall in Terhathum
Hyatung Waterfall is the second highest waterfall of Nepal is located in Terhathum district, Nepal. The vertical length of this waterfall is 365 meters. Route: Dharan – Dhankuta – Hile – Myanlung – Batase – Hyathung
Waterfall near Kathmandu
Mohini Jharana – Kulekhani
Mohini Jharana (मोहिनी झरना) is located in the Markhu region of Khulekhani, Nepal. It is also known as Thadokhola Jharana and Kulekhani Jharana. Mohini waterfall is a beautiful place near Kathmandu city.
Jhor waterfall – Tokha Mahankal
Jhor waterfall a beautiful place especially during monsoon and also when it rains in the summer time. It is located in the northern hills of Kathmandu in Tokha Mahankal, one of the nearest water fall in Kathmandu. It is also known as Tokha Waterfall.
Muhan Pokhari Budhanilkantha
Muhan Pokhari Budhanilkantha is a lovely place where you can have a great time during your vacation.
Chasing Waterfalls in Nagarkot is one of the nearest waterfalls from Kathmandu. One can see the stunning view of the valley from Jalpadevi temple.
Sundarijal Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in Sundarijal, a place in the northern part of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. This waterfall is a popular destination for tourists due to its natural beauty and accessibility from Kathmandu. The name “Sundarijal” means “beautiful water” in the Nepali language, and the waterfall certainly lives up to its name, offering a serene and refreshing experience for visitors.
The waterfall is part of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, and it’s an excellent spot for a short hike or a day trip from the city. The trail to Sundarijal Waterfall offers a pleasant walk through the forest, and it’s a great opportunity to enjoy nature and the sound of cascading water.
Sundarijal Waterfall is especially popular during the monsoon season when the flow of water is at its peak, creating a mesmerizing sight. It’s an ideal place to relax and appreciate the natural surroundings, making it a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Sundarijal can be reached through direct bus services from old bus park (purano bus park) in Kathmandu. It is well-known as a picnic spot and also a dating spot for love birds.
Fung fung waterfall
Fungfung waterfall is one of the beautiful place located in Kakani, Nuwakot. It is approximately 30 kilometers from Kathmandu.
Okhreni waterfall is small but also has a natural swimming pool. To get here from the Sundarijal Check post you can hike up to Okheni. You’ll need to pay entrance fees to enter the Shivapuri National Park.
Sisneri Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in the Makwanpur district. It is a popular spot for nature lovers and tourists. The waterfall is not very far from the capital city, Kathmandu, making it an accessible destination for a day trip or a short getaway.
The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and a serene atmosphere. To reach Sisneri Waterfall, you may need to walk a bit, but the journey is worth it. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the countryside and the sound of the flowing water as you make your way to the waterfall.
Once you reach the waterfall, you’ll be greeted by a magnificent sight. The water cascades down from a height and forms a pool at the bottom. The pool is a great place to take a refreshing dip, especially on a hot day. You can also sit by the pool and enjoy a picnic with your friends and family. The distance from Kathmandu to Sisneri is about 33 km.
Lakhenchuli jharana is known as Lakhiswori jharana, Lakhanchuli waterfall. It is located in Nuwakot. It is one of the best waterfalls near Kathmandu Valley. It is located on the lap of Shivapuri National Park. It will take approximately 2-3 hours from Tokha to reach there.
Route: Tokha – Jhor Waterfall – Gurje – Bhanjyang – Maidan – Lakhenchuli Waterfall
Lauke Jharana – Nuwakot
People from different places visit Lauke Jharana to enjoy its natural beauty. Swimming in it makes it even more enjoyable. It is about 29 kilometers from Balaju, Kathmandu.
Lamo jharana – Chitwan
Lamo jharana (long waterfall) which is also known as Jalbire jharana is located in the section of Muglin-Narayangarh Highway in Chitwan district. Jalbire is a 20-minute walk, 1 km from the Jalbire temple.
Natural swimming pool near Kathmandu
Sisneri, Okhreni, Sundarijal and Jalbire jharana are the places for swimming. Among these, Sisneri natural swimming pool is popular as it is bigger than others. Okhreni swimming area is small but it’s beautiful. Jalbire jharana also known as Lamo jharana has a beautiful natural swimming pool. This natural swimming pool is well managed, just below the waterfall and there are proper toilets also.
Waterfall near Lalitpur
Simba Falls is in Mahankal Rural Municipality, Lalitpur. Simba Falls is also known as Manikhel waterfall by the local Tamang community. It is called Simba waterfall in Tamang language because the water is very cold.
Pokali Waterfall – Okhaldhunga
Pokali Waterfall is located in Pokhali VDC of Okhaldhunga, Nepal. It is also known as “Dughdeshow Mahadev” by locals. Other attractions of this place are the Likhu River, Dudheshowr Temple, Chulivan forest etc.
Ganga Jamuna Waterfall – Dhading
Ganga Jamuna Waterfall is located Gangajmuna Rural Municipality-5, Dhandkhark (ढाँडखर्क) in Dhading district. This waterfall is in the Ganesha mountain range, which is the mountain of ruby (precious stone). There are two waterfalls named Ganga and Jamuna. People take a bath in this waterfall. There is a temple of Lord Shiva in the middle of the waterfall.
A big fair is held every year in Tripura Sundari temple near the waterfall, on the day of Haribodhani Ekadashi. There is a natural spring known as “Kukur Dhara” which means “Dog Spring” in English. There is a hill above the Ganga Jamuna waterfall, from where Ganesh Himal, Chandrigari, Dhading, Gorkha and Nuwakot can be seen. It is an attractive tourist destination.
Tindhare Waterfall or Bahubali Jharna – Kavre
Once you arrive at Tindhare jharana, you’ll be greeted by the soothing sound of the waterfall and the serene atmosphere. The water flows into a pool, creating a perfect spot for relaxation and reflection. It is around 71 km away from Kathmandu.
Mailung Jharna – Rasuwa
Mailung Jharna hidden gem is a popular natural attraction known for its stunning beauty. The waterfall is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Devi’s fall – Pokhara
Devi’s Falls is a famous waterfall also known as Patale Chhago (पाताले छाँगो) in the Nepali language, which literal meaning is Paatal Ko Chango means “Underworld’s Waterfall”.
Sikles Waterfall – Kaski
The Sikles Waterfall is a beautiful destination located in Kaski district, Nepal. Sikles is a beautiful indigenous Gurung village. Sikles trek is also popular among travelers.
Sita Chhango – Kaski
Sita Chhango is located in the Kaski district of Nepal. It is believed that Sita took a bath in this waterfall during their 12 years of exile. Because of this reason, it is named after Site, the wife of Lord Ram. It is also known as the white waterfall. It is also believed that the waterfall’s water has healing powers.
Namaste Waterfall – Dhankuta
Namaste Waterfall is located in Bhedetar VDC of Dhankuta district. It is a two-tiered waterfall and is around 80 meters in height. Other attractions in this area are Dharan Kuthi Palace, a museum and the Himalayan range. One can see a rainbow-like, seven-colour formation in this waterfall. It is seen in the shape of Namaste while standing close to the waterfall. There is a changing room near the waterfall for changing clothes.
Bhoot khola – way to Tansen (Palpa) from Butwal
Bhoot Khola is a natural clean swimming pool with a beautiful waterfall. It is also near Rupandehi district.
Narchyang waterfall – Myagdi
Narchyang waterfall (नारच्याङ झरना) is located in Annapurna Rural Municipality in Myagdi district. It lies along the Annapurna trekking trail at an elevation of 1400 m.
Octopus waterfall in Nepal at Annapurna circular trail
Octopus waterfall is popular because of it’s beauty and it falls like the legs of an octopus. It falls from a height of more than 100 meters, the rainbow seen with the sunlight on the water falling. Octopus waterfall falls in the middle of the Besisahar – chame road located at Masryangdi Rural Municipality-4 Chamche. Below this road there is Marsyangdi river flowing. It is on popular Annapurna circular trail which attracts all passengers and tourists on the way.
This waterfall is visited by tourists who come on the Annapurna trail and tourists who visit Manang. After reaching this spot travelers are forced to stop their vehicles by it’s beauty and enjoy the waterfall. This waterfall fascinates both domestic and foreign tourists. Near by this waterfall you’ll find some restaurants and lodges. There is a thick forest in this area.
Rupse waterfall – Myagdi
One of the beautiful waterfalls in Nepal, Rupse Falls (रूप्से झरना) is located in Dana VDC of Myagdi District. It is a popular tourist attraction in this region also known as Annapurna Waterfall. It is a natural waterfall in Beni-Jomsom Highway route. The height of Rupse falls is more than 300 meters. Near Rupse Falls there is the deepest gorge in the world known as Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is popular among domestic tourists. From Jomsom it is approximately about 40 km and 110 km from Pokhara.
Photo source: District Coordination Committee Office, Myagdi