Taudaha Lake

Taudaha Lake

In addition to being an area of natural beauty, Taudaha Lake has a history steeped in legend. It’s believed the entire Kathmandu Valley was covered in water until Manjushree cut the gorge at Chobhar to drain it. Now this lake is all that’s left.

Birds from Siberia migrate to the lake in winter. There are a number of other bird species that can be observed around the lake making it a lovely spot for some birdwatching. Visitors can also take a stroll along the lakeshore and feed the giant carp that live there.

Taudaha is the only natural lake in the Kathmandu Valley and its name comes from the Newari word Ta:Dahan which means “great lake”. It’s roughly 500m at the widest point and about 20m deep.

Visitor information

Opening hours
9:00am - 6:30pm
Entrance fee
Foreigners Rs 50, Nepalis Rs 20
Several stairs at the entrance
Nearest public toilet
On the lakeshore
Restaurants nearby
Many around the lakeshore and on the main road
Car parking
On the main road

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