Rara and Jumla
Rara Lake located in Mugu district Karnali provinces an altitude of 2,990 m above sea levels. It drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River. Rara is the biggest and deepest of Nepal. It is the prime attraction Rara national park covered Jumla and Mugu district. In September 2007, Rara Lake has ratified in Ramsar site, cover 1,583 ha including the surrounding wetland. Comparatively summer is quite pleasant but winter is cold. The best visiting time to the lake is September/October and April to May, others season needs some extra preparation. From December to March, the temperatures go low below the freezing point, and heavy snowfall occur up to one meter, blocking the way to the lake. April to June is warm in this region. Thakur Baba’s Temple is situated in the southeast corner of the lake. Local people believe that the god Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding.
During winter, bird lovers can enjoy many migratory birds are available. In summer, Himalayan flowers surround the lake creating a colorful landscape. The elevation of the park ranges from 2800 m to 4039 m. Chuchemara peak (4039 m) is the highest point in the of Rara national park, situated on the southern side of the lake, delivers brilliant backdrop of Rara Lake. The snowcapped summits of Ruma Kand (3731m) and Malika Kand (3444m) located on the northern side of the lake, provide beautiful views of the lake to the south, and the beautiful Mugu-Kamali River valley to the north. Murma Peak also provides an excellent view of the park area. The lake drains to Mugu-Kamali River via Nijar Khola. The majority of the vegetation in the park is dominated by blue pine. Interspersed amongst the pines, are found several species of rhododendrons.
Common plant species include fir, pine, and birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. Rara National park is home to around 20 different species of mammals. They include Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Leopard, Jackal, Himalayan tahr, Yellow throated marten, Otter, Wild dog. Common langur. Rhesus macaque and Red panda. The park has recorded 214 species of birds. Some of the important species include coots, snow cock, and different species of pheasants, grebes, mallard, common teal, red-crested pochard and gulls. During winter, many migratory birds join the residential gallinaceous birds.
Rara circuits trek is really little haven of the earth visitor will really feel when they reach. GORP founder Bill Greer states “a shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks”. Part of this trek passes Rara National Park. Himalayan wildlife commonly seen are musk deer, mountain goats, colorful pheasants, rare Red Pandas and even Snow Leopards. Travelers will gain new experience with the Nepal Trek and expedition, we are serve truly, an academic and well experience team ready to settle potential turbulences as much as possible. Jumla bazar is entry points for treks, Rara Lake is apex points and Jumla bazar is exist points for this visits.