Situated in The Karnali Zone of the Mugu district, the far western region of Nepal, nearby Gam Ghadi, and the district headquarter of Mugu, lays the biggest Lake in Nepal, Rara Lake. The surface of the lake is said to be 8 sq. km and 9 km in perimeter. The altitude of the area is around 3060 m. the maximum depth is 167 m.
If you are looking for an off the beaten track trekking adventure, then The Rara Lake Trek is an ideal choice. Hidden within the secret trails of far northwest of Nepal, amongst forests and alpine pastures, enclosed with high valleys and the lake itself, The Rara Lake trek is a truly exclusive and wilderness experience. Over the last couple of years, Rara Lake has been visited by only few tourists, making it a highly exclusive area compared to other national attractions in Nepal. The Rara trek can be strenuous and challenging, making many ups and downs throughout the course of the journey. Passing through beautiful spruce, pine and juniper forests and gorgeous valleys with grassy expanses makes the experience enjoyable no matter how tough it may get.
The trek is done in conjunction with camping, which gives you a proper sense of solitude and adventure. The main attraction of this trek is that you will have the chance to explore the beautiful Rara Lake and its surrounding alpine meadows and forest. You will also get to visit the attractive nearby Rara National Park, adjoined with the Lake. The national park is great for exploring and observing the incredibly diverse vegetation with different kinds of birds and wildlife. The Park is the home to many different and distinctive animals such as The Himalayan black bear, Red panda, Leopard, Black Panther, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus and Languor Monkeys.
During the trek around Lake Rara, you can explore the Himalayan vegetation and unique landscapes, have stunning panoramic mountain views, and explore the serene Rara Lake and its typical village life. These features combined make The Rara Lake trek a truly magical and rewarding rip.
The Rara Lake trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, reaching to Jumla and trekking continuously for three or four days to reach the Rara National Park. Here we spend some time exploring the picturesque surroundings before returning back to Jumla for the flight back to Pokhara or Nepalgunj, continuing on back to Kathmandu.