The Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in Nepal lies in the western part between Jumla and Mugu district. The lake is protected under the Rara National Park covering 1,583 ha (6.11 sq mi) including the surrounding wetland.
Rara Lake is getting popularity day by day because accessibly of roads is getting better. The glimpses of culture and scenery on the way is quite different from the rest of Nepal. Situated in high altitude, you can find the lake surrounded by Rara National Park with pine, spruce and juniper forest. The view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks enhance the attraction of trekkers.
Access to Rara Lake
The Rara Lake tour starts with flight to Jumla (over an hour flight from Kathmandu) or from nearer Nepalgunj. Going along the mountain path and some villages one can reach the bank of Rara lake.
Although more trampled than in the past, the road to Rara Lake is still without any of the comfortable services available along more popular trails. Logistically it is not an easy trip; it is hard to get to and from, and it is an organizational challenge, requiring informed guides and porters to tote the two weeks’ worth of material that will keep you warm, dry and fed. It is also tough on the bones, involving several 11,000-foot passes. However, once you overcome the obstacles, the rewards are legion: few if any other trekkers, incomparable natural splendor, “untouched” villages, and blissful quiet.