An Expedition to Rara Lake is one of supreme unbelievable fascinating treks in all Himalayas range lies in North West of Kathmandu in the remote area of karnali. Rara is Nepal smallest and most picturesque national park covers 106square km. Much of the park is at an elevation of about 3000 meters forested covered by conifers. This is one of the Nepal main lakes and is also known as Mahendra Tal, surrounded by juniper and spruce forests and the snowcapped Himalayan peaks to the North. Rara Lake at an altitude 9,834 feet (2980m) which is protected by Rara national park, which was established in 1976 covering an area of 106 sq. kilometers. This place is one of the best treks to view Nepal wildlife. One of the least inhabited trekking routes, which will give you a feel for the natural environment of Nepal.
Rara Lake Trekking begins at jumla, a village in a trans- Himalayan area, the rides covered with forests and alpine pastures. The flight to jumla passes south along the Dhaulagiri range and provides lovely view of Nepal western landscape. It is three and a half- day trek from jumla to rara national Park. The National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife like musk deer, leopards, ghoral, tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red pandas are al native and even bird watching will make your trekking more delight. The peaceful surrounding is enhanced by the reflection of the surrounding hills in the lake bright blue waters. You will be visiting typical villages’ where you can find unique religious and cultures, as well as jungle safari are also done. Other summits in the park area are Ruma Kand (3,731m.) and Malika Kand (3, 444m ) situated to the north of the Rara lake comes within the catchment area of karnali River, one of the three main river systems of Nepal. Main occupations of the people living in this region are mostly dependent agriculture and farming practices.
Though this trekking never reaches any great altitude it does involve a lot of up and down hiking. Nevertheless any reasonably fit person can do this camping trek anytime from March to October. The trek can be done during the monsoon season (June to September) as it sits in the Annapurna Dhaulagiri rain shadow and gets very little of the rain, though it does get a bit cold from November to February.
Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) we hope to satisfy the wanderlust of explorers to understand the most well-known lake and flora and fauna who love to cherish the natural environment so; this trip is perfectly fine where you can capture the best memories of your lifetime.