Rara Lake - Mahendra Daha | The biggest and the deepest lake in Nepal | So beautiful, Like a paradise

Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, so beautiful, like a paradise, situated in Mugu district in the Karnali Zone in the far western region of Nepal, near Shreenagar (district-headquarter of Mugu and formally known as Gam Ghadi) and Talcha airstrip. It takes around 3 to 4 days of walking/trekking to reach Rara from Jumla. From the Chuchemara Hill at 4,087 m you can have the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and the forested hillsides as well as the snow capped peaks around it.

The surface of Rara Lake is around 8 square kilometer and the perimeter 9 kilometer. The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and it is 2 kilometers wide, the altitude around 3060 meter and the max. depth is 167 meter. The area around Rara is so beautiful, like a paradise. You can taste the local food with hospitality which will add more memory to your visit. Rara is an unique spot in Nepal. The lake is situated in the Rara National Park and because of its remote location and the violence/threat of the Maoists the lake has been visited by only few tourist in the last couple of years.  

Major attraction of Rara Lake:

  • Rara lake trekking is an best destination to trek in western Nepal.
  • If you go there during winter, the park will comprise in bird varieties like coots, great-crested grebe, black-necked grebe, merganser and gulls. Similarly, you can see migrant water fowls and gallinaceous birds.
  • Since the park is rich on vegetation and home to the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, Himalayan tahr, yellow-throated martin, wild dog, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque and common otter.
  • Walking through the mountainous trail that passes several picturesque villages, one can finally reache the magnificent banks of the Rara lake
  • The glorious Rara Lake and the view of snowcapped Himalayan peaks can make the travellers more enthusiastic.
  • Mountainous view will be so calm and awesome scenery with it’s mesmerizing mountain views back side of the lake
  • Rara lake is famous trekking in Nepal for wilderness lover
  • You can experience the adventure like jungle safari in Rara

Things to do in Rara Lake:

  • Best For Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Campfire
  • Jungle Suffari in Rara National Park
  • Cycling


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