Rara Lake is one of the Deepest lakes. And It is located in the Mugu district in the far west of Nepal. near district-headquarter Gam Ghadit and about 3/4 days of walking from Jumla airport. The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and its width is 2 kilometers. The surface of Rara Lake is around 8 square kilometers, the perimeter 9 kilometers. It lies around the altitude of 3060 meters and the depth of this lake is 167 meters. The route is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of Nepal. The clear, high altitude lake is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forests, and mirrors snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
In summer rainfall is low, ideal for trekking. In the winter there is often snow on the ridge surrounding the lake. But the autumn season trekker is rewarded with a large number of alpine flowers. Except for the army assigned to the park, nobody has lived at the lake. Because the government resettled the people of Rara and Chapra when the area was declared a national park. If you are looking for wilderness solitude and can overcome the logistical complications of the region. This trek is a good choice.
Here is an itinerary for a 12 Day Rara Trek. We can arrange longer itineraries from Jumla to Simikot via Rara Lake on request. There are hardly any facilities for tourists. Accommodations consist of primitive beds (mostly in very basic dormitories) and basic meals. You won’t find any showers/bathrooms and toilets are scares and very basic. Therefore best to have camping treks.