Lying in the Mugu and Humla region and at 5km long by 2km wide, Rara is the largest lake in Nepal and this remote area is blessed with astonishing scenic views. This trek is perfect for those craving wilderness and solitude.
Rara National Park is Nepal’s smallest national park yet it provides shelter to 51 species of mammals; musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, ghoral, Himalayan thar, wild boar and 214 species of birds. The park nestles in a backdrop of blue pines, black juniper, Himalayan cypress and Oak forests.
People living in this area mostly depend on agriculture while some extract medicinal herbs to sell. The district is populated by various ethnic groups such as Magar, Tamang and Gurung at lower elevations and Tibetan at higher elevations. September to October and April to May is considered to be an appropriate season for travelling in this area. Reaching a height of 3.700m, the exquisite scenery, diverse geographical landscapes and stunning views of massive peaks adds to the grandeur of this trek.