Rara Lake Tour is the best holiday trip in Western Nepal. The deepest and Largest lake in Nepal, Rara Lake is also considered as The Queen of lakes. Rara lake is situated at the altitude of 3000m inside Rara National Park, Mugu. This place is very rich in natural beauty consisting breathtaking scenes. The number of tourists visiting Rara Lake has swelled tremendously after the Surkhet-Jumla section of Karnali Highway was completed. We can enjoy boating in clear waters, hike to nearby hills with breathtaking views of hills and mountains. The Rara Lake area is so beautiful like a paradise.
Rara national park, Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park that spreads over an area of 106sq km is also located on this site. The Conifers, Rhododendron forests add the beauty to this area. More than 500 species of flowers and herbs are found in this park. The stunning views of snowcapped peaks reflect on the crystal clear water of turquoise lake Rara.
The best visiting time to the lake is September/October and April - May. From December to March, the temperature is below the freezing point, and heavy snowfall occurs upto one meter, blocking the way. April to June is warm here.
Thakur society is dominant in this area. The Thakur Baba’s Temple is situated in the southest corner of Rara Lake. It is believed that, the god Thakur shot the arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding.
Via Domestic flight-
Rara Lake Tour is among the one of the most popular holiday trip destination in Nepal. The most easiest way to travel the Rara lake is to take the domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Tancha(Mugu) and walk around three hours all the way to Rara Lake. There is daily scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj however flight from Nepalgunj to Tancha is not scheduled. It depends upon the number of travelers, season etc.
Currently, we are operating Rara Lake tours on reserve jeep Basis.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Surkhet.
Its 605 kilometers drive from Kathmandu to Surkhet. Today we depart at sharp 5:30 AM so that we can reach surkhet in time, It takes around 13 hours drive to reach there. Our breakfast and Lunch will be managed on the way. We’ll reach Surkhet by evening. Check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight in Surkhet.
Day 02: Drive Surkhet to Kalikot
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Kalikot. Its 150km drive from Surkhet to Kalikot. It takes 7-8 hours to reach Kalikot. This is one of the scenic drive of your journey, where you will be travelling through the Sal forest with beautiful views. Lunch on the way. Reach Kalikot in the evening. Chekin at Hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Kalikot.
Day 03: Drive Kalikot to Rara
After having breakfast in the early morning, we get redy for our destination “Rara Lake”. We continue our drive via. Sinja and Nagma. We’ll have lunch on the way. It takes around 4 hours drive. Upon reaching the talcha airport we will further drive for 20-25 minutes where we park our jeep. Walking around 30 minutes from talcha airport, we reach the lake. We’ll reach hotel at evening. Have dinner. Overnight stay at Rara.
Day 04: Rara Lake Excursion
Have breakfast in morning. Today is your free day at Rara Lake, You can walk around, enjoy boating, have pictures etc. Lunch and Dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight at Rara.
Day 05: Drive Rara to Kalikot
Have breakfast in the morning and begin our returning journey. We’ll walk to the place where we parked our jeeps. We’ll follow the same route to return. Have lunch on the way. Reach Kalikot at evening and have dinner there. Overnight stay at Kalikot.
Day 06: Drive Kalikot to Surkhet
We’ll drive from Kalikot to Surkhet following the same route after having Breakfast at Kalikot. Have Lunch on the way. Dinner at Surkhet and Overnight stay at Surkhet.
Day 07: Drive Surkhet to Kathmandu
Have breakfast at Surkhet. Continue our journey to Kathmandu. Launch on the way.Reach Kathmandu and our Rara Lake Tour ends.