Rara lake Trek is one of the popular trekking destination in Nepal. Rara lake is situated in the far western region of Nepal. The lake Rara is the largest lake of Nepal and is situated at an altitude of 2990m. The length of the lake is about 5 km and the width is almost 2 km with a depth of 167 m. Rara lake is protected by Rara national park which is considered to be the finest park in the world. The lake is the obvious focal point of the park where some well preserved forest and abundance of wildlife are found. Rara National Park has a viewpoint called Chuchemara Peak (4039m) from where you can get a spectacular view of Kanjirowa, Api and Saipal over the Himalayas horizon.
|Longitude||82° 00′ – 83°12′|
|Latitude||28° 51′ – 28° 37′|
|Altitude Range||2370m to 4000m|
|Group size||Minimum 2 people|
Rara is wild, virgin and untouched trekking destination in the western part of Nepal. It is the best trekking route to experience the most remote version of Nepal as well as unique cultural experience. The trail to Rara Lake Trek is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The trail to Rara lake trek offers a series of picturesque villages and a huge lake once we reaches the magnificent banks of Rara lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. Flora-fauna, animals, water falls, many species of birds are found in the RARA National parks. It is an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Siberian birds and Danfe (Impean Pheasant the national bird of Nepal). While in Lake, variety of fish including snow trout can be seen in clean water lake. Adding charm to the region is its generally open and friendly people.
The trek can be organized either as a fully camping trek or a basic tea house. For the tea house treks the accommodations consist of primitive beds (mostly in very basic dormitories) and basic meals. You won’t find any showers / bathrooms and toilets are scares and very basic. Rara lake trek begins from Jumla after about 35 minutes flight from Nepalgunj.
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