Facts about Rara lake: Largest Lake of Nepal Regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Nepal Located at : Rara Village Development Committee of Mugu district in Far Western Region and falls in Rara National Park Near headquarter Gham Ghadhi & Talcha Airport 3-4 days walking from Jumla Name formed 'Rara' : where the goat (Ra) was burnt (Raa) Total length 5 km, 2 kms wide and 8 Sq. Km surface area with approx. 9 km perimeter and 167 metres deep. How to reach Rara Lake:
Most appropriate option :
Ø by trekking agencies in Kathmandu
Ø 14 day Camping Trekking via Jumla
Ø Rara lake can be reached in 3-4 days of walking from Jumla
Ø By Plane : from Nepalgunj to Jumla, From Pokhara to Jumla & from Kathmandu to Jumla
Ø Bus ride from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj will take 12 hours
Good alternative to Reach Rara Lake:
Ø Fly directly to Talcha airport near Gham Ghadhi village and Rara Lake
Ø Fly to Talcha Airport through Yeti Airlines at $100 approx. or NRS. 4,000.00 one way for per person
Ø Directly from Helicopter from Nepalgunj or Surkhet which is around 20- 25% expensive but will save tough walk from talcha to Gham Ghadhi & back.
Ø 75% of the construction of Highway from Surkhet to Jumla is finished which will make Rara more accessible in near future.
source : nepalnova.com