Trekking in Rara Lake offers the best scenery on the north – western most side of Nepal. Rara Lake is 28 kilometers north of Jumla. The large lake, at an altitude of 2,980 meters, is perched on a high shelf on the northern flank of Ghurchi Lekh (4,067 m). The oval- shaped lake has a water surface of nearly eight square kilometers with hills of pine and rhododendrons around it. The peaceful surroundings are enhanced by the reflection of Ghurchi Lekh in its blue waters. Chankheli peak (4,201 m) looms in the north across the deep Mugu Karnali gorge.
The trail is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of the distinct culture of the local people. Within its confines lies the Rara National Park, the smallest park in Nepal which is home to the biggest and one of the deepest lakes of Nepal, Rara Lake, covering the area of 10.8 sq. km. at 2,990 meters. Considered one of the finest parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in a coniferous forest and is the ideal habitat to the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, yellow-throated martin, wild dog, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque and common otter. During winter the Park is flocked with a great variety of birds like cots, great crested grebe, black necked grebe, red crested pochard, mallard, common teal, merganser and gulls.
Duration: 14 Days
Type of Trek: Camping
Max Altitude: 2980 m.
Minimum Pax: 2 +
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land Transportation