RARA, THE QUEEN OF LAKES IN NEPAL

02 Mar, 2018 Great Nepal Treks


RARA, THE QUEEN OF LAKES IN NEPAL

Do you believe the beauty of heaven can be felt from the heart by trekking to the Rara lake in Nepal? It is not like the paradise but it itself is a paradise.

Rara Lake which is also called the Queen Lake of Nepal which was described by our late King Mahendra and biggest and deepest lake in Nepal with the pure water. It lies in Jumla and Mugu district which is western part of Nepal and it covers water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. Rara Lakes itself is in Rara National, where we can find different types of flora and fauna of the different species and it has fauna includes 51 species of mammals and more than 214 species of birds. Nowadays Kathmandu to Rara Lake Trekking is newly widespread treks in Nepal. Some people also take it as Rara Lake Tour.

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people around here; some people are engaged in Hotel business. Thakur Baba Temple is situated in the Southeast corner of the Lake and Local people believe that the god Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding. As this Lake is also popular as a Pilgrimage site for Nepalese people.

Rara Lake Trek has now become popular destination in Nepal as the culture and scenery of the glimpsed on the way is quite different than others Treks in Nepal. The lake is surrounded by pine, spruce, and juniper forest. View of Snow Himalayan capped is one major attraction of this lake. Chuchemara Hill (4087m) is another best viewpoint to get the splendid views of Rara Lake and the snow-capped mountains as well as hillsides.

The Rara lake trek commences by taking the flight to Jumla (over an hour flight from Kathmandu) or from nearer Nepalgunj. What is the best time to visit Rara Lake? – Autumn, spring, and summer is the best time to visit Rara Lake. In winter season you will not see much activities in this site so, Rara Lake in winter is deserted and visitors avoid treks. As it is well-known tourist destination accommodation and tourist services have been developed yearly.

THINGS TO SEE ON RARA LAKE TRIP

Flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla with panoramic mountain views
Trail through the forests of Pine, Rhododendron, Juniper, and Oak
Villages through the trail route with their lifestyles, culture, and religion
Rara Lake, Nepal’s biggest Lake at an altitude above 3,200 m
The trail that chases the final stage of world’s one of the longest trekking trail- Great Himalayan Trail
Wilderness and solitude Travel