Rara Trek is pretty much off- the- beaten trekking trail to the remote lands of western Nepal. As the name implies, Rara Trek is the gratifying trekking to the serene terrain of Rara Lake encompassing the Eden like landscapes of Rara National Park. Established in 1976, Rara National Park is stretched over 106 sq. km. of an area covering the land portions of Mugu and Jumla districts of the faraway Karnali Region making it the smallest National Park of Nepal.
Rara Trek advances from the deep forest of rhododendron, fir, oak, birch, Black Juniper and Himalayan Cypress and pine trees that allow the Himalayan Wildlife Viewing whereby we will get to spot as diverse beasts as musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, jackal, Himalayan Thar, yellow- throated marten, Otter, Dhole, Gray Langur and Rhesus Macaque. Bird watching in the woods of Rara premises is a favorite pass time as it abodes more than 240 different species of birds including coots, Black – necked grebes, Red crested Pochards, Mallard, Common Teal, Chukar Patridge, Blood Pheasant and Kalij Pheasant among many other nymph like creatures. which has been Described as ‘a shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks,’Rara Lake is the center of attraction of Rara Trek.
Despite being rich in natural ambience, Rara region receives only a few visitors each year because of difficult access and the topography and having no infrastructures quintessential for tourism like accommodation and other facilities.
Multiple routes are available for entering the Rara region. Our experts from ‘Alpine Zone Treks’ have devised a 13-day Rara Trek package at the cheapest price. It commences with a flight to Nepalgunj and connecting flight to Jumla, which is the administrative headquarter of Karnali Zone and popular for being the highest place on the world for paddy growing. Jumla marks the initiation of trekking as we tread through the pretty Chhetri village of Padmara rich in cultural heritages via the confluence of sparkling Chaudbise River and Ghurseni River. The trail stretches further through Bumra and Gumra to Pine prior to winding up in Rara Lake, which will be the furthest point. In our return trip, we will be passing through Ghorasain, Sinja and Chere Chaur to Jumla from where a flight to Nepalgunj and a connecting flight to Kathmandu.
The Trans-Himalayan Valley with high ridges, panoramic views of several snow-clad mountains, the culturally rich villages, Rara National Park and Rara Lake are the major attractions of Rara Trek.