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Rara lake – 2020 all you need to know

How to get there ?

How to go Rara lake from kathmandu ?

How can you get to Rara lake by air ?

It requires two flights from Kathmandu. There is no direct flight from Kathmandu to Rara Lake. First you must fly to Nepalgunj airport and then from Nepalgunj to Jumla airport or Talcha airport Rara Mugu.

  1. Take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj.
  2. Another domestic flight from Nepalganj to Talcha Airport Rara Mugu.
  3. Walk around three hours to Rara Lake.

How can you get to Rara lake by land:

It requires several days of long bus rides. You can reach there by local bus also but travelling in jeep will be better option.

It will take 10 days trek from Surkhet with beautiful view of nature.

Normally trip by jeep will be as follows:

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu – Surkhet. Overnight at Surkhet.
  • Day 02: Drive Surkhet – Kalikot. Overnight at Kalikot.
  • Day 03: Drive Kalikot – Rara. Overnight at Rara.
  • Day 04: Rara Lake Excursion. Overnight at Rara.
  • Day 05: Drive Rara – Kalikot. Overnight at Kalikot.
  • Day 06: Drive Kalikot – Surkhet. Overnight at Surkhet.
  • Day 07: Drive Surkhet – Kathmandu.

Why Visit Rara Lake?

  • The most amazing thing about Rara is surrounded by mountains.
  • The way to Rara Lake is just amazing walking through beautiful trees covered in full of snow will give you an amazing feeling.
  • Ride a horse (rent) in the mountain between the trees, in the snow if you visit Rara Lake during early winter and end of the winter the time.
  • Crystal clear water will reflect the amazing view of mountains and trees, mostly in the early morning when there is no flow of wind.
  • Lucky one can able to see fish.
  • The road trip will be the best experience we will get from the Rara Lake trip because more than the destination it’s all about the journey that we take at the end of the journey.
  • Hiking To Murma Viewpoint Best place to view Rara LakeCampfire next to the lake.
  • Sunset and sunrise is the best part of the trip try not to miss them if you miss them you miss half of your trip experience.
  • I think one of the best experience someone wants to experience is the snow, an early morning walk on the top of the snow and the water that is completely frozen, when the temperature gets high as the day passes on the snow get soft, the snow you are walking on the top early morning now its time to feel the inside of the snow.


Озеро Рара было популярным местом с очень сложным маршрутом в Западном Непале для путешественников. Знакомство с культурой и пейзажами по пути сильно отличается от остального Непала. Озеро расположено на большой высоте, в окружении национального парка Рара с сосновыми, еловыми и можжевеловыми лесами. Вид на заснеженные вершины Гималаев еще больше привлекает туристов. Поход начинается с перелета в Джумлу (более часа полета от Катманду ) или из более близкого Непалгундж. Пройдя по горной тропе и некоторым деревням, можно добраться до берега озера Рара.[нужна цитата ]

Писатель-путешественник написал:

Озеро Рара, по описанию основателя GORP Билла Грира, представляет собой «мерцающий синий драгоценный камень, заключенный в кольцо снежных пиков». Точно так же Марк Дретт, говоря об озере Рара, сказал: «После 10-летнего перерыва я снова посетил его. До 10 лет нам нужно было идти 19 дней, чтобы добраться туда, но теперь это сократилось до 10 часов по гравийной дороге и 4 часов ходьбы. Не ожидалось, но большие перемены. Когда вы доберетесь туда, вы получите награду за 4-часовую прогулку «.

Путешественникам рекомендуется иметь при себе собственную аптечку из-за отсутствия медицинских услуг в этом районе. Поскольку жилых помещений нет, им может потребоваться помощь туристического агентства. Путешественникам необходимо быть самодостаточными, поскольку условия для этого недостаточны.

Рара может стать следующим крупным местом для посещения туристами. В течение 1997–1998 гг. Количество туристов, посетивших это место, составило 560 человек, а в 2007 г. уменьшилось до 87 человек. Фестиваль Рара проводился Совет по туризму Непала в начале 2007 года для содействия внутреннему и международному визиту.

Distance From Different Part Of Nepal To Rara Trips | Where To Stop First & How To Plan Trips According To Distance.

Location Distance Duration
Kathmandu – Butwal 273 km 7.18 hr
Butwal – Surket 320 km 6.36 hr
Pokhara – Kohalpur 392 km 9.37hr
Dharan – Bharatpur 395 km 8 hr
Bharatpur – Kohalpur 352 km 7.20 hr

Hours are exact measures by Google map so taking breaks in between may take more than the mentioned time, so add half an hour to 1 hour extra time.Dharan – Butwal 509 km 10. 37hrBharatpur – Surket 444km 10.11hr

Location Distance Duration
Surkhet- Tallo Dungeswer, Dailek 115 Km 3.9 Hr
Tallo Dungeswer-Manma 42.5 Km 1.50 Hr
Manma – Nagma 49.3 Km 1.36 Hr
Nagam – Birat 39.3 Km 1.28 Hr
Birat – Rara Lake Not calculate 80-100 Km

From Surkhet and Nagma, there are two routes you can ask the locals but it’s up to you.

Rara Trip Food and Expenses | How Much Will Cost?

Depend on the trip

Expenses By road: own vehicle depends upon how much and what you eat Rs. 4000-5000 petrol costs approx (for the bike).

If You reserve a car or travel by bus, a flight just adds extra money, and fluctuation in the price will not be able to tell you the exact price of everything.

Food Breakfast/Sack: Rs. 200, Meal Lunch/Dinner: Veg Rs. 300-400 | Non-veg Rs. 400-500.

One Room with 1 – 2 beds: Rs. 500-1000 ( Manma-Rara Lake)

The food cost normally so don’t need to carry any extra snacks or anything with you, but in Rara Lake, it will cost you a bit expensive but not that much so better not to carry any extra things.

Still, carry some small juice and fruit for a small break.

December to February

The time when almost the area is fully covered with snow even for the local people it’s hard to go from one place to another place. So, not possible to visit from December to February.

March to May

Nothing is better than snow time the mountain is covered with snow and the road is clear with some snow on the side of the road.

The time when rhododendrons are blooming everywhere covering the mountain with green and red colors, on the way one of the villages is fully surrounded by rhododendrons so as the village is named.

But always check before going in early March because the road is covered with snow.

June to August

The period of heavy rains, monsoon season starts, muddy roads, and the most dangerous thing that could happen are landslides which make the trip disappointing and frustrating because will have to wait hours to clear the area.

So, not recommend a time to visit Rara Lake

September to November

One of the best times of the year to enjoy the Rara Lake trip because just the monsoon has finished and winter is just about to start.

The weather is Between neither too cold nor hot. Clear weather, road, and view so recommend visiting from September to November.

Rara trekking

Jumla – Rara trekking is one of the less crowed trekking route but oasis of natural beauty. Rara trek through the remote countryside of western Nepal offers a memorable experience of nature. Beginning the trek from the mountain airstrip of Jumla, the trail passes through green countryside which provides unusual glimpses of a culture and scenic adventure. It is quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal and which eventually culminates to the Rara Lake National Park.

The entire route is “off the beaten track” which involves the crossing of Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3450 m on the way to Rara Lake and a few ridges at around 3000 meters when hiking on the way back. This trek can be done at any time of the year and through this trek one can find the natural beauty of Nepal and view unexploited rural culture as well.

Rara lake weather

December, January and February are not best times to visit Rara lake as the passes are covered with snow, roads and air transport are often shut down. In winter season the ground frosts occurring from October. Snow starts to fall from the month of December through until April. During this period the minimum temperature drops below freezing and the area looks different than before.

You might feel that you’ve come to the different location as you’ll see white snow everywhere instead of green scenery. The monsoon is normally very short in this region, occurring between the months of July and October. April normally sees the start of the warmer weather starts normally from April and steadily increases to a pleasant temperature in the mid 77°F from May until September.

Best Time To Visit Rara Lake

Early or ending winter is the best time to visit which is September – November, and March-April because you will enjoy the 40min trek to Rara Lake, During the mid-winter whole area, is covered with snow due to there being no access. Summertime will not able to get that amazing view and experience that will get during wintertime.

Road Trip

Personally, a road trip is the best way to travel because traveling by road will give all those small-town views which are just an incredible experience and one of the adventure trips is almost 600-1000km from most of the city.

Every step of the trip will amaze with breathtaking scenery and different natural beauty which is a “treat to the eye”. The road is pitch till Nagma but yes in between some parts of the road are a little bit bad. Off-road starts after Nagma but the road work is going on.


One of the best trips for those who love long and rough rides, other the long ride most wonderful thing is that will get the freedom to travel every step of the trip, and easy to stop and enjoy nature. Riding on a bike is like “flying like a free bird”.


It’s another great way of travel but with a limited-stop point and takes a bit more time than the rest of the transportation even has limitations for food because of the limited-stop that bus stop, old buses may face the problem during the journey.

Over will get good nature experience but you may face lots of problems and you might have to change the buses.


For those who just want to visit Rara Lake and a short trek experience will be the best option to go for. Talcha Airport from where the trek starts which will take approx 2 hours

We can see a variety of flora and fauna in this national park:

While visiting the smallest national park people can observe the various vegetation like alpine coniferous and much other vegetation of that region.  


Even though the area is the smallest national park in Nepal it has the more than 500 variety of flower, 20 different species of animals and 214 different kinds of birds. As for the water life, it is covered by the snow and the various species of the fishes can also be found in the lake.

The person who goes to the Rara national park and the Rara Lake will definitely be able to see the ranges of vegetation and the endangered species of the animals too. We can also say that the national park is the habitat for the many flora and fauna.


Rara Lake is not a different lake as other lakes in Nepal. It is a part of Rara National Park in 1976 and people living in that area were resettled to Nepalgunj. There were two villages named Chapra and Rara. It was declared as a Ramsar site in the year September 2007.

It has linked history with late King Mahendra of Nepal who visited this place in 2020 B.S. on his foot, walking from Jumla. King Mahendra wrote poems by dedicating Rara Lake and it’s popularity increased after his visit. It is also known as Mahendra Lake, since this lake is known through King Mahendra and said that King named this lake “Apsara” after being captured by its beauty.

Amazing Small Villages And Nature To Experience.

On the way to Rara Lake, going through tons of small-town, every town has its own culture and beautiful nature. Experience people with various natures, truth me it’s just amazing.

To interact with them you will get to know much more about the local places and even they will instruct you on the best way to explore the places.

Things To Keep In Mind For Trip.

  • Make sure to drink water regularly.
  • Carry extra socks because of going through small waterfalls. and always if possible kind of waterproof shoes.
  • Check fuel regularly, if possible fill up in Surket because after then petrol is a bit expensive and shortage.
  • Take a rest every 2 hours after the Surkhet because up and down hills will heat up your vehicle and make cause brake problems.
  • In a busy season book in advance because of limited accommodation.Get Full service, and at every stop checkup vehicle.
  • Best if you gain some small knowledge about vehicle problems, it will definitely help.
  • Must Carry winter gloves.
  • If you are thinking of trekking shoes, are not needed but are up to you  Carry a small bag only for snacks, water bottles, and a hot bottle for tea/warm water.

Rara Lake is one of the best adventure trips, full of tense, fun, and pure nature.

In between, there are so many places that can explore but it’s not possible so initially make the list during the journey for the next trip, will help you to explore next time with lots of ease and be well-planned.

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Социально-культурные и религиозные ценности

Основным занятием людей, живущих в районе является сельское хозяйство. Люди также задние коз и извлечь лекарственные травы и продавать их за живых. Тхакур общество является доминирующим в обществе. Храм Тхакур Бабы находится в юго-восточном углу озера. Местные жители верят, что бог Тхакур пустил стрелу, чтобы открыть проход на озеро уменьшения ущерба, наносимого в результате наводнения .

Проблемы: Из-за чрезмерного выпаса скота и дефекации, офицеры сохранения национального парка столкнулись с проблемой, чтобы сохранить озеро. Местные жители находятся резки древесины дерева и дров, что является проблемой для сохранения Рара. Также во время фестивалей посетители и местные жители производят много отходов вызывает загрязнение воды.

Rara lake helicopter tour

Rara Lake area is not linked with proper road transportation and going by road takes long duration. Helicopter ride takes about 3 hours to complete the entire trip which is the best option to reach in a single day. It is the quickest ways to reach Rara Lake for those with limited time and a lack of physical strength. You can get beautiful panorama view of various snow-capped peaks, in a luxury trip to a less crowded destination. Helicopter tour cost to Rara depends upon different factors such as the flight starting place, group of people etc. The major flight starting places are Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nepalgunj.


Food and accommodations

It is a good idea to take first-aid kit with you since there might be no health post in the area. It is a remote beautiful place, untouched by modern infrastructure. It is a place to feel/imagine ancient times so it better to arrange by yourself or through a travel agency. There might not be accommodation facility as you expect in this modern era. You will have tea houses in which the accommodations and meals are very basic. You might not find air conditioner in your hotel there but these days hotels are increasing there so you might find one but not sure. There may not be showers and toilets everywhere so you need to be prepared accordingly.

To meet growing number of tourists, home-stays in the neighboring village of Majhghatta for tourists have been started.

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