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Rara pictures:

First view

Murma Top

Girl in Murma Village

snow covered trail

Nepali boys


mirror 1

mirror 2

snowy mountains


women processing rice harvest

army plane Surkhet

Full moon

people in Murma village



more Rara

Nepali girls

street in Murma

Murma surroundings


Rara flowers

resting donkeys

early morning fog

East side

spinning men

woman weaving

South East side

Talcha airstrip



Photo of old woman

making bee hives


wooden boat & snowy mountains





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Rara Lake - Nepal, photos, links & news

Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, situated in Mugu district in the Karnali Zone in the far western region of Nepal, near Gam Ghadi (district-headquarters of Mugu) and Talcha airstrip. It takes around 3 to 4 days of walking/trekking to reach Rara from Jumla.


Rara Lake photo

Rara lake -  rhododendron flowers - Karnali Zone, Nepal


>>  click for next photo : the first view at Rara when coming from Shreenagar/Gam Ghadi


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The surface of Rara Lake is around 8 square kilometer and the perimeter 9 kilometer. The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and it is 2 kilometers wide, the altitude around 3060 meter and the max. 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 Maoist anymore.
Rara was declared a National Park in 1975 following the order to protect the lake by King Mahendra after his 1964 visit.

More Rara pictures:

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full moon rising above the lake
Full moon rising above Rara  Lake Image of the south east side of Rara Lake
Bridge Rara Lake
View from Murma top Bridge on east side of Rara Lake near Mahjgatta
Rara lake with wooden boat sunrise at Rara lake
Snowy mountains reflecting in Rara Lake with wooden boat in the front Sunrise at Rara lake



More Rara Lake information:


Trip beyond Himalayas

Accommodation Rara Lake

Jumla to Rara trek (Encounters Nepal)

preserve Rara

Tilicho, not the biggest lake of Nepal, but the highest lake in the world

preserve Rara surroundings

lakes of Nepal

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News regarding Rara and Mugu:

Remembering Rara - a story about displaced Rara families (Oct 2, 2017)

Rara Lake area sees jump in real estate investment (Feb 25, 2017)

Impending Doom (Kathmandu Post, Dec 2, 2016)

Hoteliers earn fortune as hundreds of tourists reach Rara (Oct 19, 2016)

‘Save Rara’ campaign kicks off (Sept 13, 2016)

Mugu district hit by triple quake (14-05-2013)

Rara festival in March/April 2013 (06-03-2013)

Gamghadi to get road link by November 2011

Food shortage looms large in western hilly districts (May 12, 2010)

Rara lake and the camera (article Ekantipur 27-11-2007)

Rara and Dolpo more accesible (article Ekantipur 3-5-2007)

Trip to largest natural lake  (article Ekantipur 20-1-2007)

Princess died after mysterious crash in the lake (article Ekantipur 12-1-2007)











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