The Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal is the main feature of the Rara National Park, located in the Mugu and Jumla Districts. Situated an altitude of 2,990 m above sea level, Rara Lake covers an area of 9.8 square kilometres and is surrounded by Rara National Park in all the directions. The Park was actually established in 1976 to preserve the beauty of the lake and protect the unique floral and faunal importance of the rare and vulnerable species found around the lake.
Despite having a very rough route in the western part of Nepal, the trek to Rara Lake has been one of the most popular destinations for many trekkers. The trek begins with a flight to Jumla, followed by a mountainous trek, where one have to pass many villages untouched by all the hassle in the world and then comes the bank of the Rara Lake which was aesthetically described by GORP founder Bill Greer as ‘’A shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks.’’