Trip Code: KRT
Trekking to Rara Lake in a far remote Trans-Himalayan valley of Jumla district in the Karnali region is a fascinating journey. If a traveler is looking for wilderness and solitude journey in Nepal, this trek would be an ideal option. The route is very much 'off the beaten track' and one can experience unique cultures, tradition and amazing scenery not similar to any parts of Nepal. This trek is named after a beautiful high altitude lake ‘ Rara’ surrounded by alpine meadows and forests of Pine, Juniper, and Spruce. In fact, the lake is five kilometers long and two kilometers wide and considered the largest lake in Nepal. Rara Lake is Nature’s Retreat to every senses– the sight, the feel and the smell that makes every trekker proud of being in this place. Heaven is a myth but Rara is real.
The views of magnificent snow-capped peaks (Sisne, Kanjirobe HImal) in the background are exhilarating. We cross over Ghurchi Lagna Pass at 3450m while heading towards Rara Lake and trek through a few ridges of 3000m elevation. This trek is fairly high and free from monsoon thunderstorms; the summer season is actually the best time to visit. During autumn season trekkers are rewarded with the abundance of alpine flowers.
Rara National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see the natural habitats of different species of wildlife like Musk deer, Leopards, Ghorals, Tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare Red Panda. The park is also famous for bird watching, especially during the months of November to April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration. The journey to Rara Lake is accessible by flying to Jumla via Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and begins the trek.
Isolated and unexplored trekking route in the far-western Nepal, experience indigenous Tibetan culture, tradition and lifestyle, Two groups of ethnic Tibetans- Rungba and Drok inhabit, population is sparse, Explore ecosystem of the area teeming with varied flora & fauna. 1,000 year old Buddhist monasteries dot the Shey and Ban Tshang Valleys