Rara Lake is in Rara National Park -the far northwestern part of Nepal. It is the smallest national park, while the sparkling Rara Lake at 2,990 m is the biggest lake in the country. The lake is 167 m deep at some places, and drains into the rivers Mugu Karnali via Nijar Khola. Chuchemara Hill at 4,087 m is the best vantage point to get the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and the forested hillsides as well as the snow capped peaks around it. One can reach Rara is to take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, from where your destination is 2-3 days walk away.
You could also start this refreshing trek in the hilly village of Jumla where apple orchards stretch out over the hills.
The park is surrounded by alpine coniferous vegetation and offers a representative sample of the region’s flora and fauna. More than 500 different kinds of flowers, 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds can be observed at Rara National Park. As for water life in the lake, the snow trout is the fish variety recorded so far.