Life is Beautiful. And we get to know it even better after reaching Rara, the Largest Lake of Nepal. It's rare beauty lies in the fact that it is among least explored Lakes on Nepal. Everyone who has reached in the site has no words to describe the breathtaking beauty. They further justify it's panoramic beauty can't be framed even in the sophisticated cameras.
So, it is one of the most sought after Lakes for the trekkers and tourists since it was discovered. But then, it is not easily accessible. This is the bitter fact for Nepalese tourism for underdevelopment in Karnali region. However splendid natural beauty lies in the very region and we can only hope for the good governmental policies and implementation to carry out development in the area.
Map of Nepal
Map of Mugu District (where Rara lake is situated)
Facts about Rara lake:
- Regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in
- Located at :
Development Committee of Mugu district in Far Western Region and falls in Rara Village Rara National Park
Gham Ghadhi & Talcha Airport
- 3-4 days walking from Jumla
- Name formed 'Rara' : where the goat (Ra) was burnt (Raa)
- Total length 5 km, 2 kms wide and 8 Sq. Km surface area with approx. 9 km perimeter and 167 metres deep.
How to reach Rara Lake:
Most appropriate option :
Ø by trekking agencies in
Ø 14 day Camping Trekking via Jumla
Ø Rara lake can be reached in 3-4 days of walking from Jumla
Ø By Plane : from Nepalgunj to Jumla, From Pokhara to Jumla & from
Kathmandu to Jumla
Ø Bus ride from
to Nepalgunj will take 12 hours
Good alternative to
: Reach Rara Lake
Ø Fly directly to Talcha airport near Gham Ghadhi village and
Ø Fly to T
through Yeti Airlines at $100 approx. or NRS. 4,000.00 one way for per person alcha
Ø Directly from Helicopter from Nepalgunj or Surkhet which is around 20- 25% expensive but will save tough walk from talcha to Gham Ghadhi & back.
Ø 75% of the construction of Highway from Surkhet to Jumla is finished which will make Rara more accessible in near future.
I've been exploring Rara through pictures and exploring it in real is one of my wish list. here are some of them.
Sunset in Rara Lake
Local woman riding boat in Rara
Shepherd leaves his sheep to graze above Rara Lake
Beauty at it's best
No taxi and Bikes : make way for Ponies in Rara region
Colors of Nature
Forget about resorts and Hotels; home of the locals is only option around Rara lake
Misty Rara in the Morning
Photo courtesy: www.rajeshkc.com
Hardship of lives in Karnali region and Rara through pictures:
A girl adorning Nepalese National Flower Rhododendron in Rara region
We talk about latest food in latest franchise of MNCs. The child seems content with that small piece of Millet Chapati (Phapar ko Roti). And what an infectious smile !!
An woman with her children. Content and happy.
Children waiting to be snapped. Education rate : very low in the Rara region and whole Karnali
Image courtesy : International Nepal Fellowship
Local attire of people and trekking foot trail road in Rara region
Image courtesy : www.Rara-Lake.com
Explore Rara for it's famous breathtaking natural beauty and face the nuances of Rural Karnali life in western Nepal to cherish the moments throughout our life.
Thank you for the read. and stopping by. Till next post, take Care.
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