The largest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal is located in Rara Lake, a jewel of a resort in Western Nepal, which is tucked away at a height of 2990 meters. The lake is so captivating in fact that it was designated a Ramsar site in September 2007; it spans 1,583 hectares when considering the nearby marsh. Rara Lake is 5.1 km long and 2.7 km wide, with 167 m of greatest depth in its glistening waters. The lake is located in the Rara National Park, which also happens to be the smallest national park in Nepal, and empties into the Mugu Karnali River through the Nijar River.
For hikers seeking an adrenaline rush, Rara Lake has become a well-known destination. Visitors are mesmerized by the lake's unrivaled magnificence and breathtaking colors, which vary from sunrise to dusk. The lake's glittering waters give a wonderful mirror of the hills that surround it, despite the mystery surrounding the hues.
Visitors may engage in a number of different activities that will enhance their vacation memory in addition to taking in the serene lake views. Rara Lake offers activities for everyone, including hiking through the verdant hills, boating on the lake, horseback riding, visiting the adjacent villages, and enjoying the cuisine. Explore the adjacent forest to see the uncommon and exotic plant and animal species that live there, such as the threatened Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Jackal, Himalayan Tahr, Yellow-throated Martin, Rhesus Macaque, Common Otter, many others. More than 214 different bird species can be seen by birdwatchers, including migratory waterfowl and gallinaceous birds in certain seasons. Coots, Great-crested Grebes, Red-crested Pochards, Mallards, Common Teals, Mergansers, and Gulls are just a few of the many bird species that frequent the park in the winter.
Rara Lake may be reached in three different ways: by driving to the final stop, where it is a half-hour walk to the lake; by walking through the forests and negotiating rocky outcrops; or by flying to Jumla airport. The greatest season to visit the lake is between September/October and April to May when the weather is good, as opposed to winter when there is a lot of snowfall and the temperatures drop below freezing.
In conclusion, Rara Lake provides all tourists with a distinctive and exhilarating experience. The lake is a must-visit location in Nepal due to its unparalleled beauty and tranquility.