May 25, 2024

Rara Lake: A virgin destination with natural beauty (Photo Feature)

Rara Lake: A virgin destination with natural beauty (Photo Feature)

Rara Lake, also known as Rara Taal  is the largest lake in Nepal and lies at an altitude of about 2,990 meters (9,810 feet) above sea level. It is situated in the remote Mugu District in the far western region of Nepal. 

The lake is a significant attraction for trekkers and nature lovers due to its stunning natural beauty and serene surroundings.

Rara Lake is surrounded by the Rara National Park, which was established in 1976 to preserve the unique ecosystem of the region. The park is home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare species such as musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and red panda. The area is also rich in birdlife, with numerous species of migratory and resident birds found around the lake.

Trekking to Rara Lake is a popular activity for adventurous travelers, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Rara Lake's reflection against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. The trek usually begins from Jumla or the nearby airstrip at Talcha Airport.

The best time to visit Rara Lake is during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is clear, and the skies are generally blue.

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