Rara Lake Jeep Tour is renowned for its thrilling adventure with 4WD Jeep to the largest freshwater lake in the Nepal’s Himalayas. Board on Rara Lake Jeep Tour and explore serene freshwater Rara Lake and its astoundingly serene surrounding with mesmerizing mountain
panoramas. Rara Lake Jeep Tour takes you to less explored and unspoiled remote areas of Nepal including Jumla, Sinja Valley, Mugu and Kalikot.
These remote areas located in Karnali province of Nepal offer you a plenty of opportunities to experience a typical rural life, ancient history and civilization and a complete isolated and solitary section life into the wild nature. Definitely, you will get refreshed and thrilled being miles away from the hectic and so –called modern life along with adventurous jeep ride. Exploring Rara National Park will be an astonishing experience during Rara Jeep Tour.
The national park is protected by Nepali Army. The national park shelters numerous species of floras and faunas. These include 1074 species of floras, of which 16 are endemic 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds. More specifically, Himalayan birch, juniper, spruce, pine and rhododendron make your jeep ride and short walk to Rara Lake more exciting and memorable.
Once you step into the core area of Rara Lake, you will be enthralled with a giant freshwater lake surrounded by green hills and silver shining mountain peaks all round. You can take a short walk and can enjoy boating on the lake which will be another part of adventure during Rara Lake Jeep Tour.
More about Rara Lake and its Surrounding
Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal’s Himalayas. The lake is located in Rara National Park which stretches in Mugu and Jumla district of Karnali province. The national park extends to 106 square kilometers. Rara Lake situates at an elevation of 2,990 m (9,810 ft), owns the water surface of 10.8 km 2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km
(1.7 mi) wide. Interestingly, the color of water changes five times in a year according to the different seasons. The lake is encircled by serene hills and mountain including Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters and Murma at 3630m, Saipal Mountain of Himalayan Range. It takes around 5 hours to walk around the lake. During the summer season, the migratory birds from Siberia are found in this lake. One can explore the lake with beautiful exciting boating.
How will be the road like?
The road we use initially is East West Highway and then Ratna Rajmarg. The rest of the road will be rural roads which will be roughly graveled. The road from Kathmandu to Kohalpur via Trishuli River, Mugling and Butwal is okay. However, the road from Kathmandu to Chitwan is
not wide enough and the transportation, sometimes, gets disturbed due to heavy traffic and accidental cases. After Kohalpur, we follow Ratna Rajmarg and then the country roads. Yes, there are rough country roads which are only graveled so that Rara Lake Jeep Tour will be adventurous. But it doesn’t mean that the drive will be risky. Regardless of some rocky and rough sections of roads while approaching to Rara Lake, there won’t be any inconveniences during Rara Lake Jeep Tour. The drives are highly experienced and the condition of the jeep will fairly be good.
How will be the jeep like?
The jeeps will be 4WD which can function more reliably even if the road is rocky, rough and muddy. The Jeep can be shared by 7-8 people, comfortably/preferably by 7 people. This is sharing basis jeep. If you want private jeep for your family/relatives and friends, you can book it which will be more convenient for you because you are going to enjoy this adventure independently as you wish because it is private. It also can be flexible.
It is not necessary to prepare like you do prepare for a particular trekking trip. You only need to walk for 1-2 hours at the final section of this tour while approaching to Rara Lake. Otherwise, you will be driving with a jeep and stay overnight at local lodge/teahouse.
Just be with flexible and comfortable apparel to travel 8-10 hours in jeep in average. You will have some stops on the way for toilets, snacks and lunches. Don’t forget that you have to walk for around 2 hours while approaching to Rara Lake and you have to prepare hiking equipment
like poles, boots, trousers, hats, sunglasses, water bottle and so on. Best Weather for the Tour The months Sept-Nov and Mar-May are the best months of the year for the best weathers for Rara Lake Jeep Tour. The rainy and winter months are not favorable for this jeep tour since the
final portion of the road is rough country road and the jeep can operate its service if it is snowy and rainy. These months Sept-Nov and Mar-April offer all the travelers’ finest weather of the year that will completely support every step of drive and walk to make it more astonishing and successful. The views are breathtaking, the temperature is moderate and the roads and trails are fair enough. So, go with either Autumn( Sep-Nov) or Spring ( Mar-May).