Rara lake trekking gives us a close encounter with remote wilderness and the superb natural beauty of western Nepal with an opportunity to explore Rara Lake – the largest in the country at an altitude of 3,062 meters. Rara lake is also known as Mahendran Lake. It is the largest freshwater lake in the Nepalese Himalayas. It lies in the rare national park, located in jumla and mugu districts of Karnali Province. Rara national stretches over 106sq km. The trail of Rara Lake Trekking is very much "off the beaten path" and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. Trekking to the Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine meadows along with mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages makes this trek a lifetime memory.
Rara lake was included in Rara national park in 1976 BS. Rara national park lies at an altitude of 2,990m above sea level. The distinctive culture and tradition followed by the local villager’s route to this magnificent trail add some variety to the holiday. The primitive people give the trekkers a look backward and a chance to reflect on their modern society and development. Rara Lake trekking is certainly a naturalist’s paradise with an amazing variety of flora and fauna enchanted by magnificent mountain sceneries. Animals like the gaur, serow, musk deer, yellow-throated martin, and a wide variety of birds such as the Impeyan Pheasant, Kalij, and dove are the prime attraction.
Rara lake is surrounded by the thickly forested hill named Dhuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters and Murma at 3630m. Rara Lake trekking is initiated from Jumla, the trail passes through a lush landscape that provides unusual glimpses of a culture and scenery quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal eventually reaching Rara Lake. This beautiful high-altitude lake is surrounded by alpine pasture and woodland of pine, juniper, and spruce, whilst in the background the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Rara lake offers a beautiful view of the Saipal Mountain Himalayan range. The entire route is 'off the beaten track' which involves the crossing of Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3,450 meters on the way to Rara Lake and a few ridges at around 3,000 meters when hiking on the way back.
Trekking Destination: Rara Lake Trekking
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max
Minimum altitude: 2370m
Maximum altitude: 3190m
Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
Season Spring & Autumn
Duration: 15 Days
Rara Lake trekking is safe and the well-being of our groups is of paramount importance to us. All our trips are led by qualified professional guides who are well-trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regard, we work honestly and effectively to provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute to the planning stages of your adventure in the trekking period.