Tourist Information - Rara National Park

Rara National Park

It is located in the far northwestern part of nepal and offers a representative sample of the region’s flora and fauna.

Sprawled over Mugu and Jumla districts, the heart of the park is the country’s biggest lake, Lake Rara.

The lake is as deep as 167m and drains into the River Mugu karnali via Nijar Khola.

The park is mainly covered with coniferous forest while the lake is dominated  by blue pine. Rhododendron, juniper, spruce, oak, cypress, pine and firnare found in the region.

The rich vegetation is home for the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, Himalayan tahr, wild dog, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque and common otter.

During winter the park abounds in 272 species of bird varieties like coots, great-crested grebe, black necked grebe, red crested pochard, mallard, common teal.  

Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Camping, Lodge
Access: 35 min flight to Talcha airport from Nepalgunj then 2 hrs trek to Rara lake 
Best Season: Oct-Nov, Mar-Apr, Jun-Sep(rainy)

(Source - Nepal Tourism Board)