List of waterfalls in Nepal

Nepal is a country with many amazing waterfalls. People visits to see these stunning waterfalls in Nepal. 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

Waterfalls 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.

Kageshwari waterfall

Kageshwari waterfall is located in Kageshwari Manohara-1, Kathmandu. It is a small waterfall in the north-east of Kathmandu inside Shivpuri Nagarjuna National Park. Kageshwari is a combination of two words, Kag and eshwari. The word ‘Kag’ means ‘crow’ and ‘Eshwari or Ishowr’ means ‘God’. This waterfall is near Kageshwari temple. One can get there from the Gagalphedi Bus stand. From Purano Bus Park one can take a local bus and then from Chabahil – Jorpati – Thali – Bramakhel – Bhimsentar to Gagalphedi.

Chiseni Waterfall

Chiseni Waterfall is located near Budhanilkantha temple, Kathmandu. It is inside Shivpuri Nagarjuna National Park. Way to waterfall may be slippery so you have to be careful. It is not a big waterfall so it is suggested to visit during the rainy season or just a day after monsoon. But be aware of leeches during the monsoon season. You can enjoy bathing, swimming (small pool), and taking selfies.

Jhyampal Falls – Dhading

Jhyampal Falls is located in Swanagau, Dhading, Nepal. It is near Kathmandu city and can be reached within 2 hours by two-wheeler. From Balaju Bypass you can take the route towards the Mudkhu checkpoint – Swanagau – Jhyampal Falls.

Nagarkot Waterfall

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

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

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

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

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.

Niharika Waterfall

Niharika Waterfall is located inside Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Nepal. It is on the way to Suryachaur Nuwakot, near Gurje Bhanjyang. This multi-step waterfall can be easily reached from the city but it is a small waterfall and if you are planning for a weekend here then this waterfall may not satisfy you.

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

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.

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.

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.

Purandhara waterfall – Dang

Purandhara waterfall is located in the Dang district. This 45-meter waterfall is near to Surkhet. The waterfall flows into the holy river Babai. According to the legend, there is a Jata of Shiva from which the water is flowing out.

Bhorle waterfall – Dolakha

Bhorle waterfall is located in Bigu Rural Municipality-4 Laduk in the northern part of Dolakha district called Singati. When the sun shines, you can easily see the rainbow in this waterfall. Bhorle Waterfall is also known as “Rainbow Falls”.

This waterfall falls from 20 meters on a road built at the foot of a rocky mountain above the river. The water of this waterfall flows into the Singti-Lamabagar and mixes into the Tamakosi River.

The upper Tamakosi hydropower project can be reached at a distance of 23 km through Bhorle waterfall. On holidays including Friday and Saturday, the road in the waterfall area is jammed by the crowd of tourists.

It takes 20 minutes to reach the Bhorle Falls, which is near the main market of the northern region, Singti. It is kilometers from Singti, the waterfall is reached from Charikot via a 39-kilometer road. This type of waterfall is rare in the world.

Suligad waterfall or Phoksundo Waterfall – Dolpo

Suligad Waterfall is located in Dolpo, near the Ringmo village. This village lies at the southern end of Phuksundo Lake. Suligad Waterfall is also known as Phoksundo Waterfall as it originated from the Phoksundo Lake. Near the outlet of the Lake, there is the country’s highest waterfall.

It is named after the Shey Phoksundo Lake and lies below the Phoksundo Lake. The waterfall is 167 meters long, the highest waterfall in Nepal. You must not miss this beautiful waterfall while on the Upper Dolpo trek.

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.

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.

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. It is also known as Bhage Khola Waterfall. The waterfall is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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.

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.

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

Ghorle Jharana – Sankhuwasabha

Ghorle Jharana is located in Panchkhapan municipality, Sankhuwasabha. It is 191 meters high. Among the three waterfalls, the last waterfall is the longest and looks even more beautiful as the rainbow is seen most of the day. Ghorle waterfall can be reached from Sankhuwasabha Kimathanka-Jogwani Road, Joubari of Barhbise. It is 11 km from Joubari.

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.

Tiptala waterfall

Tiptala Waterfall is located in Taplejung district. It is a beautiful waterfall in Nepal.


Bishnudwar Waterfall – There are beautiful waterfalls on the way to Bishnudwar.

Tin Tale Waterfall – Tintale Jharna is located in Bethanchok Chyamrangbesi village development committee in Kavre district. It is 24 km from Panauti. It is a beautiful waterfall near Kathmandu.

Kanike chharo – It is located in Gokarneshwor municipality. It is also known as Suntakhan Waterfall and Piyari Waterfalls. It is a beautiful waterfall in Suntakhan Tarebhir. It is near Kathmandu.

Jharuwarasi waterfall – It is a beautiful waterfall Badegau, Jharuwarasi, near Krishna Prashad Bhattarai Ashram. It lies in the Northern part of Godawari, Lalitpur. The Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple is west of this waterfall.

Baala Falls – Baala jharana is located at Bardev, Konjyosom, Lalitpur. It is a natural swimming pool near Kathmandu. It is also known as Konjysom waterfall in Konjysom rural municipality.

Rani Waterfalls – Rani Waterfalls is located at Thankre–6 in southern Dhading. One can also experience the adventure sport of canyoning at the Rani waterfall.

Chhange Jharana – Chhange waterfall is located at Dhulikhel. It is approximately 26 km from Banepa Bazar.

Jitpur Jharna – Jitpur Jharna is located in Jitpur Bazar, Makawanpur. It is approximately 26 km from Hetauda Bazar on the route via Makwanpur Gadhi.

Muskan waterfall – It is a beautiful waterfall located at Tistung, Makwanpur.

Samari Jharana – This waterfall is located in Makwanpur. It is also known as Bungdel Jharna. It is approximately 7 km far away from Budhha Chowk (Hetauda main chowk/market).

Blyangje Waterfall – Blyangje Waterfall is located near Solsingh village in the north-western part of Sindhupalchok district.

Bulbule Waterfall – Bulbule Waterfall is located in the Nuwakot district. It is approximately 28 kilometers away from Kathmandu.

Bhaise Jharna – It is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush green forest.

Manbu waterfall – It is a beautiful waterfall at Manbu, Gorkha, Nepal.

Nyauli waterfall – This waterfall is located in Dharche rural municipality, Gorkha.

Jaljale waterfall – It is located at the lap of Bettyani River’s gorge near Kaskikot, Pame, Pokhara. It is about a kilometer north of Pame. It is about 20-25 minutes from lakeside.

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