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Rara Lake

The Blue Nymph

Rara LakeWhen looked from a distance, Rara Lake looks like a blue nymph, indulged in romance with mountains. The lake is neighbored by tall trees on three sides and high mountain peaks on the fourth. Rara lake is located in the remote Karnali zone in the north-west region of Nepal. The region is known for long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. Such landscape make Rara lake region good for trekking.

Fast Facts
Location Karnali region, North-West of Nepal
Significance Largest lake in Nepal
Length 2980 m
Best Season to Visit Spring & Autumn
Entry and Exit Point Jumla

Expedition to Rara Lake
Summers are nice for trekking in Rara lake for the region is free from monsoon thunder storms to large extent in the season. Winters are cold, but in autumn, trekking is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Rainfall is low in summer, but snow can be heavy and persistent in summers. Cited below is a possible trek to the harmonious Rara lake:

» Day 1: Arrival in capital Kathmandu
» Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
» Day 3: Fly to Nepalagunj
» Day 4: Fly to Jumla
» Day 5,6: Trek to Rara Lake
» Day 7,8: Explore area around Rara Lake
» Day 9: Return trek to Jumla
» Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

Adjoining Attractions
Rara National Park
Adjoining the Rara Lake is the Rara National Park, where animals like Himalayan black bear and Red Panda reside. The trek to Rara National Park brings delight for botanists, nature-lovers and bird watchers. One can explore incredibly diverse Himalayan vegetation and observe different kinds of birds and wild animals.

Trek to Rara lake brings joy for those who are fond of passing some time in recluse in the lap of nature. Karnali region where the lake is located is one of the remotest in Nepal, letting the visitors find some time in tranquility. Following are the fine points of the trek to Rara Lake.

» Exploring serene Rara Lake
» Unravelling the Rara National Park
» Stunning Himalayan panorama
» Exploring typical village people and their rustic way of life
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