Rara Lake Trek has been a popular trekking destination with limited travel accessibility in Western Nepal. The glimpse of culture and scenery on the way is quite different from than Annapurna and Everest trek.
Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the Nepal Himalayas situated at 2,990 m with a water surface of 10.8 sq km and a maximum depth of 167 m. In September 2007, it was declared a Ramsar site, covering 15.83 sq km including the surrounding wetland. Rara Lake is surrounded by the magnificent view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks in Rara National Park. Rara National Park (flora consists of 1074 species, of which 16 are endemic to Nepal; the fauna includes 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds) was established in 1976 to preserve the beauty of the lake.
How to go on Rara Lake Trek
The trek begins with the flight to Nepalgunj, which is a scenic 45-minute flight in the afternoon. The next day morning fly to Jumla. Then off the beaten trekking trail goes through Baragaun, Pina, and Gumgari all the way leading to Rara Lake. Thakur society is dominant in the community in the area. Thakur Baba’s Temple is situated in the southeast corner of the lake. Local people believe that the God Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding. Much of the track passes through Rhododendron, pine, spruce, and juniper forests with a constant backdrop of western Himalayan peaks such as Api Himal, Saipal, and Buraburi. Since the lower belt is inhabited by Khas people you will encounter many Hindu temples such as Chandan Nath Temple in Jumla.
What is the best time for Rara Lake Trekking?
Nepal experiences four seasons. However, autumn and spring are the best time to trek in Rara Lake. September, October, and November: To enjoy the cool and breezy climate and pleasant views of diverse landscapes and Mountain Views. Spring (March, April, and May): During these months the weather is sunny and pleasurable making for the perfect Trekking environment.
How long is Rara Lake Trek:
Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal situated at 3,000m in Rara National Park. A trek to this Natural wonder will take about two weeks from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. You will witness not only natural beauty and picturesque views but also diverse flora and fauna. The alternative way to get Rara is by Jeep to Nagma and walk for about half a day to visit Rala Lake and back.
Here is the short version of the Rara Lake trek to accomplish your dream to be in Rara Lake.
Day 01: Kathmandu-Nepaljung by air and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Talcha Airport in the morning and Trek to Rara Lake.
Day 03: Explore Rara Lake and hike up to Murma viewpoint and back.
Day 04: Trek back to Talcha Airport and wait for the next day's flight to Nepalgunj.
Day 05: Fly back to Nepalgunj in the morning and late afternoon connecting flight to Kathmandu.
You will return via Sinja Valley which could be an attractive spot for seeing archaeological remains of medieval states. It is also one of the highest rice-growing areas in Nepal. From here you drop down to Jumla through Jaljale Chaur. Global Adventure is a professional trekking company based in Kathmandu, Nepal organizing the Rara Lake trek for group and solo travelers. Our services are exceptional, Professional, Experienced guides and Porters and personal services said by our past clients. Embark on our 15-day Rara Lake trekking and tour itinerary and experience it! Nowadays, we do offer Rara Lake touring by jeep. If you are having a short length of time then inquiry us for the Jeep tour to Rara and back.