About Rara Lake Trekking
Trek to Rara Lake is a magical moment. Situated at Far Western Region of Nepal, Rara Lake at 2,990m is the Biggest Lake and also one of the most pristine lakes in Nepal. Rara National Park is the smallest national park in the country with rich vegetation and diverse species of wildlife. Travelers can camp nearby the sparkling waters of the lake. Rara Lake preserved by Rara National Park is an ideal territory for observing endangered wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral, Himalayan Thar, etc. At Rara, altitude ranges from 1,800m to 4,048 m of untouched coniferous forest, blue pine, black juniper, oak, Himalayan cypress, and other relevant varieties. Remote and pristine trekking through such landscapes and vegetation makes Rara Lake Trekking a hidden gem in the Far Western Nepal.
Our Rara Lake Trekking starts with a fight to Nepalgunj followed by another mountain flight to Jumla next morning. Weather condition should be good for the flight to Jumla as the airport is situated in mountain region. One or two buffer days should be a great idea. Jumla is the starting and ending point of our trekking journey. The trek leads through remote countryside toward the Tibetan border. A journey into the secluded Jumla region and the mesmerizing Rara Lake is probably one of the most alluring treks in the Himalaya as it is quiet and undisturbed by the groups of other trekkers. Jumla is known for its fine apples and walking through these orchards can be a great local experience. The trail leads through the appealing villages of Hindu, Malla and Tibetan influenced tribes with their rich old traditions and customs. From Jumla, you will set forth on a journey that assures you greater isolation and a chance to be in the incredible Rara Lake. It is proudly addressed by the Nepalese as the ‘Queen of Lakes’.
On your journey to this beautiful region, you will not only be in the habitation of snowcapped mountains, forests and enchanting lakes but will also get to eye witness the rural life of the locals. Far Western Region of Nepal remains behind in terms of development compared to other region. Due to the nature of its landscape, the infrastructure is difficult. However, on a positive aspect, the people, lifestyle & culture that you will witness will be authentic, pure and a life changing experience in remote Nepal. Sinja Valley is another highlight of this trek. Sinja Valley was where the Nepali language originated from and the earliest examples of the “Devanagari” script from the 13th Century were found on the cliffs and in nearby Dullu. The trekking trail that is ‘off the beaten trail’ in nature has the characteristics of crossing a lot of ridges at an altitude of 3000m respectively and heads to the bizarre villages where the life of people exists but absolutely different from others. Tea Houses or Home stays will be very basic during this trekking. Carrying our own tents for camping is also an option for this amazing trek.
The best seasons for Rara Lake Trekking are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late October). As more travelers are now visiting the Rara National Park, tourist services and infrastructure have developed over the years. Especially at Rara Lake, we can find nice Tea Houses or Cottages and Camping facilities available too.