About Rara Lake
- established: 2032 B.S (1976 AD)
- Area: 106 sq km.
- Length: 5 km
- width: 3km
- Depth: 167 meters
- Surface elevation, 2,290 m
- Lake surface temperature: 7.5-7.6 deg.celcius
- Rain: 80mm per year
Rara lake is the largest lake of Nepal. The maximum portion of Rara national Park exit in the Himalayas of Karnali Zone is Mughu district and some parts in Jumla district.
The main attraction of the national park is Freshwater Rara Lake surrounded by green forest in the Romantic armpit of Himalaya.
The area of this lake is 10.65 square km. Is it The length of this lake is about 5 km, width 3 km And the depth is 167 meters.
Rara lake listed in the Ramsar list in 2007 also reflects its international significance.
Chuchemara Peak (4087 mi) on the south side of the lake, Rum Kandh (6731 m) and Malika shoulders (3444 m)on the north. They have even deepened the scenic natural scenery and beauty of Rara National Park.
Other species of Himalayas are found in the same way as the National Parks of Nepal, which include 51 species of mammals of Himalayas black bears, Thar, Habre, Ghoral, Rattava, Kasturi deer, Bundle etc.
In this view, there are 272 species of birds like Donna, Monal. Under the angle forest area of Rara lake and surrounding area has become a suitable habitat for various birds coming for settlements.
In Rara National Park, there are three species of Nepalese Raithane(local) species of fish .
Although there is a maximum possibility of tourism, due to lack of geographical widespread and transportation problem traffic, there is no proper development of the tourism industry.
Rara National Park and Lake area Map & trekking route
How to get to Rara Lake?
There are 3 types of packages for Rara Destination brought in collaboration with the Society of Travel & Tour Operators Nepal (SOTTO). Different fees have been fixed.
Minimum 28 thousand and maximum 38 thousand rupees have been fixed for the rare journey through air, zip, and bus.
SOTTO President Khadka said that according to the goal of visiting the Rara at least as little cost as possible.
Package # 1: Air Package
This package, which looks at Pervez 400$ to 500$ is targeted for tourists looking for more convenience. Trekking through this package will spend 3 nights 4 days.
On the first day from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by Aeroplane: We can have the fun of Tharu homestay service in Nepalgunj and Banke district. You can spend a night with local Tharu cultural valley.
On the second day, after having lunch, we can fly toward Talcha Airport and then we can spend a night after walking 3 hours in Danfe Resort of Rara.
On the third day, after eating a meal, Rara is reviewed and that day resides in the resort.
On the fourth day, after the lunch, we can return to Nepalgunj airport. The final flight will return to Kathmandu.
Package #2: jeep, Bu, and Airplane
The minimum charge of this package for four nights five days is 300$ and a maximum of 500$
On the first day, the journey fromKathmanduu to Nepalgunj by night or day Bus. There is an arrangement for staying at Tharu Homestay Gabhar Valley in the Banke district.
On the second day in the morning, we can travel through Surkhet, Dailekh to Kalikot from the vehicle.
We can stay on Kalikot observing local culture.
On the third day, we move through Jumla to Mugu. There is a facility of living in the Danfe resort.
On the fourth day, after eating the meal, we can enjoy the beauty of Rara lake and then return to the resort in the evening.
On the fifth day, we can finally return to Nepalgunj through Talcha airport. And then return to Kathmandu by bus or airplane.
Package #3: By jeep and Bus
The minimum fee of eight days of this package is 250$, and up to 300$.
On the first day, the journey from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by night or day Bus. There is an arrangement for staying at Tharu Homestay Gabhar Valley in the Banke district.
On the second day in the morning, Surkhet valley and some of the tourist attractions of Dailekh are visible from the vehicle.
And that night we can spend at Dailekh’s hotel Inn, which is located Panchkoshi.
On the third day, we can move forward observing A beautiful view of the local place by Kalikot from the vehicle and stay the night in Jumla’s Hotels.
On the fourth day, the view of Jumla from the hotel Danfe resort of Rara. There is a system of refresher and accommodation after a normal walk.
On the fifth day after eating a meal, we can return to Rara Resort after enjoying a view of Rara lake of Mugu.
On the sixth of the morning, we can return to Kalikot from the vehicle and stay in the hotel.
On the seventh day, we can return to Surkhet from the vehicle and there is a system of accommodation in any of the hotels in Surkhet valley.
On the 8th eighth day, even from Surkhet, Kathmandu can also be visited. We can return by Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. To go through the package, you can contact the office of SOTTO.
note: This is general tour package from the government of Nepal. There might be a slightly different in package price for different international tourists.
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