The Biggest Lake in Nepal: Rara

rara lake trek
28 Jul

The Biggest Lake in Nepal: Rara


Glorious scene at Rara lake

Rara Lake Trek is an adventurous trek in far-west Nepal across a sprawling the smallest National Park of the country; Rara National Park. This park is a reserve for Himalayan, alpine and sub-alpine flora and fauna. Similarly, Rara Lake Trek runs through some of the wildest regions in Nepal and fully explores the magnificent national park. An endless stretch of forest and meadows with occasional mountain views, makes up for a great trip which takes you to the heavenly Rara Lake.

Rara lake 

The Rara Lake Trek is an off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal. First, you will take a flight to Nepalgunj, and then to Jumla. Afterward you’ll start your trek to Rara Lake. is the starting point of this trek. For the next 8-days, Rara Lake Trek will take you across a pristine landscape and a host of valleys including Jumla, Padmara, Tila, and Sinja valley. Discover the hidden culture of tribes within the park while on the lookout for wildlife such as black bear, red panda, and musk deer. The vista of this serene lake against the backdrop of the Himalayas up north makes up for a tantalizing scenery. Camping by the lake and a visit to the Rara village gives the feel of living in the wild.

This trail then takes us on a circuit through Ghorosingha and Jaljala back to Jumla. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the best times to take on this trek. While a trek in monsoon is adventurous, we recommend you take this trek during the aforementioned seasons. The lake located in karnali zone, is the biggest lake in Nepal with a length of 5.2 km, breadth of 2 km, and depth of 167m. It lies about 3200m above the sea level.

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