Rara is another place that people think of when traveling on their vacation. Situated in the Far northwestern part of Nepal, Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 2990 m. The number of tourists rose after the Surkhet-Jumla section of Karnali Highway was completed. One can enjoy boating at the clear water of Rara, hike to nearby hills with a breathtaking view of mountauins and hills. The lake, being the main attraction of the place looks like a blue nymph. The place shelters numerous wildflowers and herbs at its shores. Various birds and different species of mammals can be observed also including 500 different kinds of flowers at Rara National Park.
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Chuchemara Dauda (4087 m) is the best sight-seeing point to get the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara mirrors the snow-capped Himalayas which is ringed with pine, spruce, and juniper forest.
More than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs including Rhododendrons, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce and Himalayan Cypress are found in this park. It is home to 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds.
During winters you will be able to witness the migratory birds from various regions around the world and during summers the Himalayan flowers surround the lake creating a vibrant landscape. On your journey, you will not only be in the presence of snowcapped mountains, forests, and enchanting lakes but will also get to witness the rustic life of the locals who call this remote land their home.
Kathmandu to Surkhet drive 13hr by private jeep. Dinner Will be served at hotel and overnight stay at Surkhet.
After breakfast, drive to Manma which takes around 5hrs to reach. Lately, dinner will be provided at hotel and over night at Manma.
After breakfast, drive to Mathillo Mili Rara. Drive past through Sinja Valley and Pandu Gufa for breath taking scenery. After around two and half hour trek we will reach Rara Taal. Our trail is alongside Chuchhemara Danda from where we get to admire the Himalayan panorama, the vast and tranquil Rara Lake, and the lush vegetation of the Rara National Park. Dinner as well as overnight stay at Rara in front of the beautiful lake.
After breakfast full day sightseeing at Rara (Trekking, Boating) and Lunch at hotel. It takes about 8 hrs to walk around the lake. Hike to Murma Peak. Thakuri Baba Temple is in the south east, Chuchemara Peak lies on the southern side of the Rara Lake whereas Ruma Kand and Malika Kand peaks frame its northern area. Dinner will be served accordingly and overnight at Rara in front of the beautiful Lake.
After breakfast, trek to Mathillo Mili Rara for around two and a half hour. Drive back to Manma the district headquarter of Kalikot on same day. Dinner will be served and overnight stay at Manma Hotel.
After Breakfast, we drive to Bardiya National Park which takes around 7hr ride. Overnight Stay at Bardiya.
After breakfast, Explore Bardia National Park where we can involve in activities like Elephant Safari, Nature walks, Bird watching, visit isolated villages and surrounding farmlands, visit to the Karnali Bridge. In the evening, drive to Kohalpur. After an hour ride along the Karnali highway we reach Kohalpur municipality of Banke District. Dinner will be served and Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, Drive back to Kathmandu(12hr) with everlasting memories of the trip.