LATE KING MAHENDRA OF NEPAL DESCRIBED RARA LAKE AS THE “ QUEEN Of LAKES”
Rara lake Trek of Nepal :
Rara National Park, Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park that spreads over an area of 106 square kilometers, is situated about 370 kilometers north- west of Kathmandu and lies in Mugu, a mountainous district of the western region of Nepal. The undisturbed and the largest lake in Nepal is also renowned as Mahendra Tal.
The National Park ascends from 1800 m to 4480 m forested by conifers. The pivotal of Rara National Park is the pristine Rara Lake, which stands at the height of 2990 m. And spreads over 10.8 square kilometers.
Chuchemara Dauda at the elevation of 4087meters is the best vantage point to get the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside as well as the snow-capped peaks around it. The bright, high altitude lake of Rara mirrors the snow-capped Himalayas which is ringed with pine, spruce, and juniper forest.
More than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs including Rhododendrons, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce, and Himalayan Cypress are found in this park. It is home to 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds.
During winters you will be able to witness the migratory birds from various regions around the world, and during summers the Himalayan flowers surround the lake creating a vibrant landscape.
From Kathmandu we fly on any domestic carrier to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj , a town in the western Terai , is very close to the Indian border and the Bardia Nationl Park. It is a major transport hub for western, mid-western and far-western regions of Nepal.
About thirty minutes of flight from Nepalgunj brings us to Jumla. Once we land at the Jumla Airport and exit out to Khalanga Baazar we will instantly begin the trek.
Treading along the trail beside Jugad Khola, which has farmlands and forested regions throughout we arrive to Chhere Chaur. Overnight at Chhere Chaur.
The day will be full of different environmental experiences walking up and down through the woods. Like a typical trekking day in Nepal.
The day\'s trek winds on the trails of rolling hills frequently emerging at rural villages, where the authentic rural culture is the reward sight. After 6-7 hours of trek, we arrive to Chautha for the overnight stay.
From Chauta we head towards Jhyari through Guchi Lagna
Treading along the trails occupying peaceful wilderness, today we arrive to our destination- Rara Lake. The trek today is wonderful as we approach closer to Rara Lake every next hour of the day\'s adventure. On the trek to Rara Lake, we get witness the cultural delights of rural Nepal, which are extremely unique and fascinating. On our arrival at Rara, we set up our camps at the lake shore in one of the ideal sites. After the lunch, we set out to explore Rara Lake. The wonderful boat ride on the most pristine lake of widespread lake is a fascinating experience. During the boating we explore the lake shore of in several corners of the lake, where we witness some of the most beautiful floral species and herbal plants. Overnight in camp at Rara Lake.
Today, we set out to explore around the Lake. We climb up the Chuchemara Hill 4090m. The climb is fascinatingly wonderful ninety minutes hike.
From the hilltop we get to see the beautiful views in all directions and in all sides. To the north we see snowcapped peaks offering wonderful backdrop to Rara Lake and lush vegetation of Rara National Park.
We could sight the beautiful green hills holding stunning Rara Lake in the middle. And down we could see the mesmerizing view of the lake itself. After the hike to Chhuchemara Hill, we begin to explore around the nearby vicinity. At the end of the day we return back to our camps for the overnight stay
Today we will continue to explore the lake and after the lunch, we trek along the mid-hill trails to Talcha. Do not forget to look back and around for the last view of Queen of Lakes.
Then we will take the flight to Nepalgunj then same day to Kathmandu.