Rara lake - West Nepal

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Rara Lake - West-Nepal

Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, situated in Mugu district in the far western region of Nepal, near district-headquarter Gam Ghadi and Talcha airport and about 3/4 days of walking from Jumla.

(Rara: where the goat (Ram) was burnt (Raa))

The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and it is 2 kilometers wide. The surface is around 8 square kilometer, the perimeter 9 kilometer, the altitude around 3060 meter and the depth is 167 meter.

Rara is an unique spot in Nepal. The lake is situated in the Rara National Park and because of its remote location and the violence/threat of the Maoists the lake has been visited by only few tourist in the last couple of years. Only in the second half of 2006 the situation improved and foreign visitors do not need to pay the high fee of around $100 per person to the Maoists anymore.

There are hardly any facilities for tourists. Accommodations consists 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.

 

Rara lake from Murma Top

Donkeys near Rara

First sight on Rara while trekking from Gam Ghadi

 

You'll find more information about Rara Lake through the following links:

How to reach Rara Lake

Travel report Rara

Rara Lake twitter

index

Murma Top hotel & lodge

Rara-Lake.com

 

 

 

 

Rara lake trekking met Encounters Nepal

 

 

Nepal verslag index

17 mei 2007 - 28 mei 2007 - Tilicho trekking / Annapurna gebied

30 maart 2007 - 4 april 2007 -  Rara lake

6 februari 2007 - 17 maart 2007 -  maha shivaratri / losar / holi festivals

28 januari 2007 - 5 februari 2007 - Daman

7 januari 2007 - 23 januari 2007 - Kinderhuis in Sankhu en ontwikkelingen Kathmandu

31 December 2006 - 6 januari 2007 - Oud & Nieuw + bezoek Guru Rimpoche in Bouddhanath

20 december 2006 - 26 december 2007 - kersttijd in Nepal

17 november - 19 november 2006 - Manakamana en Bandipur

31 oktober - 16 november 2006 - Chapagoan / Thecho / Sankhu

10 oktober - 30 oktober 2006 - Tihar festival

27 september - 9 oktober 2006 - wederom in Nepal, Dashain festival, Nagarkot

 

2 mei - 29 mei 2005 - Mount kailash lake manasarovar

30 januari - 21 februari - Noodtoestand in Nepal / Losar / Sankhu / Pokhara

24 november - 17 december 2004 - Streetdance / Op de fiets naar Bungamati & Khokana / goede doel

23 oktober - 5 november 2004 - Changu Narayan, Fietsen naar Phutung, Pokhara

28 september - 5 oktober 2004 - Verslag week 3 (Nepalese taalles, lezing Lama Rimpoche, Budhanilkantha, computerlessen in kinderhuis)

21 - 28 september 2004 - Verslag 2 - o.a. Bouddhanath, Fietsen naar Kirtipur en Indra Jatra festival

 

 

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