Rara Lake Trek is a 15-day trek around the Rara National Park in western Nepal. The beauty of the route leading to the Rara Lake is a mix of the Himalayas and the Terai. The natural beauty and the serene trekking trails best describe the Rara Lake Trek. Moreover, the trek also introduces the bio-diversity of the smallest national park of Nepal- the Rara National Park. Join the fun of visiting the biggest lake in Nepal!
The Rara Lake Trek highlights both the natural and cultural aspects of western Nepal. The park ranges in altitude from 2,800 m to 4,039 m at Chuchemara Peak to the south of Rara Lake. Rhododendron, brown oak, and birch sub-alpine vegetation are also the habitat for a variety of wildlife species like Himalayan Tahr, Leopard, and Rhesus Macaque.
Firstly, the trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Another flight from Nepalgunj leads to Jumla from where the actual trek begins. The trails are mostly off-beaten and head to Danphe Langa. From here, you trek through Thakuri villages to pass Chautha and Dhotu to stop at the Rara Lake. The Rara Lake is a sapphire amongst the emerald forest. The diversity of the plant and wildlife species in the vicinity of Rara Lake is simply amazing. Apart from nature, the trails on the trek are known for their cultural wealth. The locals are true to their roots and follow traditional and religious daily rituals. Overall, Rara Trek is a jam-packed adventure due to cultural aspects along with nature.