Rara Lake

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Sita A
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Omg I don’t have word how to express,It’s a long way to rara,we have 3 days to go there it’s tuff but when we went to rara omg it’s a heaven,we stay near rara lake a night omg very very very good n heaven experience in life,it’s real Nepal above mountains.omg heaven of Nepal
Written 24 November 2023
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Prakash
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Heaven is myth Rara is real.

Rara Lake, located in the far-western region of Nepal, is a picturesque and serene body of water surrounded by lush green forests and snow-capped mountains. It is the largest lake in Nepal and is considered a sacred site by many locals. The lake is also a popular spot for trekkers and nature enthusiasts, who come to experience its natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Any one can reach there from flight ktm- Nepalgunj (45 min) & Nepalgunj to Talcha (45 min). Then if anyone prefer to walk then trek for 3-4 hours or hire jeep from talcha airport to Milichaur (30 min) then 20 min to lake again 45 min walk on the path along sore of Rara. Then some minutes to resort. we enjoyed our evening time at resort. Rooms were warm and foods were tasty at the resort.

Second day we hike to Murma top. It is best place around Rara for sightseeing takes hardly 2 hours from resort. Sound of Original khas language can be found with local food and culture. Every season has its own beauty and colour of lake changes three times a day. Water in the lake is Cristal clear and 3 species of fish is found there. Only few hotels are available. Suggest to search and book resort earlier. Horse riding, boating, local food, snow in winter are main attraction in Rara.
Written 12 January 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Rara lake is an amazing place. Would definitely recommend. Thanks Chenda ,A2 ,Sophaas, Fairy , the Feely know, Loopy loop and also the Ar of the M the M of the M Ma Ed Dorothy and Donald
Written 15 December 2022
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Neera
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Beautiful landscape with natural beauty. Heaven of Nepal. Flower in summer and snow in winter. Panoramic view from murma and chuchemara. 6 hours hiking from Gotijhula to Rara. I forgot all my tiredness once I saw rara.

Two or three night stay may be sufficient for visitors. I enjoyed horse ride, boating, sightseeing, campfire, hiking to murma top. Find typical culture and livelihood.

If you are planning by jeep you can plan for jumla (khalanga) while returning back.

I have many bad experience on my first visit but It was my second visit to Rara lake and I Enjoyed a lot at @Rara Cultural Resort (Small but beautiful concept). Highly recommend for best service in area in affordable price even it was 15 minutes far from rara lake.
Written 24 October 2022
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Paulsir
Pokhara, Nepal74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Beautiful place and the road to it. At the site too much is done to get you to abobinal homestay at city hotelrates. There is one proper hotel but we didn't get to see it. The lake and surroundings beautiful but access and accomodation presently not suited for average western tourists.
Written 23 June 2022
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Saugat S
Nepal4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
‘RARA’ the highest freshwater lake in the Nepalese Himalayas is a spectacular destination to explore the vibrant beauty of nature at an elevation of 2990m in Mugu district. In December 2020 (Christmas time), when the temperature is below the freezing point, we headed to RARA. When travelling from Kathmandu air transportation is convenient option to save journey-time (Connecting Flight from Nepalgunj, recommend using the early morning flight from KTM-Nepalgunj). A stunning flight experience as you cross the mountain ridges on your way to your destination at Talcha Airport. A delicious lunch awaits you at the Talcha airport with a person who will escort you from Talcha to Rara lake. We reached our homestay after 3-4 hours of hike through the woods, capturing and enjoying the scenic beauty of the natural lake. (You may wish to ride horse and travel to the lake from Talcha which you might be able).

The next day, you wake up to freezing ice cold water and mesmerizing view of the sunrise with a good Nepalese style breakfast. (Disclaimer: you will experience a remote old version of homestay, but definitely worth of witnessing, limited electricity supply, frozen bucket of water in lavatory, etc. 😉 ). Another level of experience is hiking to Murka Top at an elevation of 3726m and capturing the entire lake through eyes.

A trip of 2-3 days would be sufficient for a full trip. Also would like to thank ‘Smiling Rara Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd’ for all their efforts in making this trip a memorable one.
Written 6 February 2021
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sumika shrestha
Kathmandu, Nepal19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
believe me or not, it was one of my breathtaking moment.

as we reached in late evening, couldn't properly see the lake, yet was riding the horses, and the STARS.!!! i have always admired stars. and i cannot express my feelings, it was AMAZING. stars so near, cold breeze of wind, peace environment, everything was beyond my expectation( not forgetting the 3 days road trip just to go there and another 3 days road trip to go back home)..

talking about the morning view, they said you can experience the rainbow view in the water early in the morning, WOW! that was not a lie. i could see 7 colors with my bare eyes.!

and the fun part, "HORSE RIDIIIINNNGGGG"
i have always wanted to be a jockey but i never rode a horse..but there were tons of horses for to ride and i did it! My cousins and i were riding the horses and racing! such an EPIC adventure.!!

i will go back in some years for sure!!
Written 11 March 2020
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Suraj Pokhrel
Portugal184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I made a trip to Rara from Surkhet. Stayed one night at Manma. And after halfway I took another 4 wheeler vehicle (Tata Sumo) and reached Rara.

There are shops around airport and exactly close to the airport entrance to stay overnight. Next day ai walk to Rara Lake. Took 2 hour to reach. Wow!! I dared to dream to reach Rara Lake.

Amazing and virgin experience!!
Written 9 February 2020
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Niroj
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Rara lake is a heaven of the orld. Me and friends went rara lake.the lake is so beauty full,the lake change clour and change within minuts. It is bucket list those know the informasation about the rara lake. There no crowd due to the remote and fairly hard to reach. specially thanks for sherpa expedition who arrange to our trip rara lake and khaptad national park. We recommend who love the nature.
Written 30 December 2019
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Priti Gurung
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Rara lake in Nepal is one of the most beautiful lake which is known as the largest lake of Nepal. Nearby lake have few homestays where you can do camping and enjoy your days on side of this lake.Highly recommend if you’re willing to visit Rara Lake.
Written 6 November 2019
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