Ghodaghodi Lake - A Visit - Things to do

Ghodaghodi Lake


Ghodaghodi Lake known as Ghodaghodi Tal is a  Ramsar site located in Ghodaghodi municipality of the Kailali District of Mahakali Zone Sudurpaschim Pradesh (Province No.7) Nepal. It covers an area of 25.63 sq.Km.It is the wetland lake area with a  depth of 13 ft and surface elevation of 205 m. The lake was enlisted in designated as a world heritage site on August 13, 2003. Ghodaghodi Tal is a freshwater lake filled with a variety of aquatic plants like  lotus. The lake is rich in natural biodiversity and is mainly a bird conservation area.


Ghodaghodi Lake Area consists of more than 14 mini ponds and lakes and forests distributed around the lakes. The area is the inhabitant of more than 30 mammal species and 140 bird species including many endangered species. More than 470 plant species are found in the Ghodaghodi Lake Area including aquatic plants and many endangered species of plants.



    Ramsar Site

    A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental environmental treaty established in 1971 by UNESCO, which came into force in 1975. It provides for national action and international cooperation regarding the conservation of wetlands, and wise sustainable use of their resources. It is a treaty made internationally for the conservation of wetlands around the globe. The convention was signed in 1971  in the city of Ramsar in Iran, so that's how it got the name Ramsar Convention more on Wikipedia.


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    There are altogether 9 Ramsar sites in Nepal including Ghodaghodi Lake.


    S.No
    Ramsar Sites
    District
    Ratification date
    Area (ha)
    Zone
    Attitude (m)
    1.
    Koshi Tappu
    13/08/03
    17500
    Terai
    90
    2.
    Jagadishpur Reservoir
    Kapilvastu
    13/08/03
    225
    Terai
    195
    3.
    Ghodaghodi Lake Area
    Kailali
    13/08/03
    2,563
    Terai
    205
    4.
    Beeshazari and Associated Lakes
    Chitwan
    13/08/03
    3,200
    Terai
    285
    5.
    Rara Lake
    Mugu
    23/09/07
    1,583
    Himal
    2990
    6.
    Phoksundo Lake
    Dolpa
    23/09/07
    494
    Himal
    3610
    7.
    Gosaikunda and Associated Lakes
    Rasuwa
    23/09/07
    1,030
    Himal
    4700
    8.
    Gokyo and Associated Lakes
    Solukhumbu
    23/09/07
    7,770
    Himal
    5000
    9.
    Mai Pokhari
    Ilam
    90
    Midhill
    2100
    source:National  Lake conservation Comitte Nepal

    How to get to Ghodaghodi lake

     You can get to Ghodaghodi lake from Kathmandu by two means. The first one is quick and short. Though you might not have a good life remembering experience but you can get there at a short interval of time. Another way to get there is by bus exploring each and every part of Nepal.





    Things you can  do around Ghodaghodi Tal


    Exploring the beauty of the lake

    As the Ghodaghodi Lake covers an area of  25.63 sq.Km so the best you can do watching around the lake exploring the wetland and enjoying the peaceful harmonic environment with your family and relations.

    Birdwatching

    Birdwatching around the lake exploring the verity of birds at the sunset is another thing you can do in the Ghodaghodi lake.

    Exploring Ghodaghodi Lake Area

    As Ghodaghodi Lake Area consists of many mini ponds and lakes and forests so you can enjoy the naturally beautiful environment around some rarely found animal species and plants.

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