Best Things To Do In Rara Lake

Best Things To Do In Rara Lake.

Although the lake is a major attraction, there are many things to do on Rara Lake Tour.

Wildlife and Bird watching

Rara lake, being surrounded by the smallest national park, has unique wildlife and Birds. You can find 51 species of mammals like musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, blue sheep and 214 species of birds like Danfe, Munal, Himalayan snow crow, Kalij in this region. Among them, many species are rare and vulnerable. So, we can say that this area is a paradise for wildlife and bird lovers.

Camping and Camp Firing

Camping sites are available near National Park and lower Milichaur, where you can also do the camp firing for recreation till 10 p.m. You are not allowed to make loud noise after 10 o'clock, and it is the rule of National Park that any visitor needs to follow.

Horse Riding

 Horse Riding is the best option of recreation for all age visitors. You can hire horses from the local people for riding, And you have to pay charges according to the hours for the horse. In addition, you have to pay an extra cost for the horse driver if you want to hire a driver. You can explore the magnificent view of Rara lake by riding on the bank of the lake. You can also ride in the near horse riding trail.


You can also go cycling around Rara lake by hiring a cycle from the hotel, for which you have to pay Rs500 per hour. Cycling along the bank of the lake, looking at your shadow inside the lake will be a fantastic lifetimes experience that the Rara lake tour offers.

Hiking to Murma Top

Murma Top is the realistic view tower of Rara lake. It will take 2 hours to reach  Murma Top from the lake by hiking. You can explore the whole Rara from the Murma Top, and it can offer a stunning and marvellous view of Rara Lake. Furthermore,  it is the perfect spot for photographers to take photos of Rara from a different angle.


Boating on the pristine and clear blue water of Rara lake is a spectacular experience for anyone, and the boating experience is not to be missed by any. Two types of boat are available here; a wooden boat and a rubber boat. You can also see different species of fish swimming inside the lake. For boating, we have to wake up early in the morning. It is because boating is only done in the morning on Rara lake. Massive wind occurs afternoon, which can turn off the boat. Moreover, there are limited boats and less time in hand, so you have to wait for your turn.

Thakur Baba's Temple

We can see the first glance of Rara lake from Thakur Baba's Temple. It lies north of Rara lake. According to the local people, the god Thakur Baba shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake. That passage is later called khapyad Khola, and it can reduce the damage by flooding.

Mountain views

You can see Chankhelne Himal from Rara lake. You can see the picture of this himal in one Rupee note. The most famous Hindu religion temple named Chhayanath Temple also lies on the lap of this himal, and it is as famous as Pashupatinath Temple in Western Nepal. Moreover, you can also explore while travelling from Jumla to Rara like Patarashi Himal, Kamjirowa Himal and many other small peaks.

View Tower and Chautari

There is one wooden view tower on the bank of Rara lake. It will take 15min to reach that tower from the Danfe Hotel. It is not so tall, but we can explore Rara lake from there. There are one small chautari in the lower mili chaur on the bank of Rara lake. According to the local people, late king Mahendra shah came to Rara in 2020 and sat on that chautari. There is a Shila lekh in that chautari on which late King Mahendra wrote some words about the beauty of Rara. That is “Sundarta ke bhandar sara, k khanaya yasai rara ke apshara”. Furthermore, it is also said that Late king Mahendra had written a poem called "Feri Unakai Lagi".

Endemic Vegetation

In Rara National Park, you can find 1074 species of flora. Among which, 16 species are endemic to Nepal. The trail from Talcha airport to Rara lake and upper Mili chaur to Rara lake is abundant with Dhupi,  Salla and Himalayan white Rhododendron. The fresh and sweet smell of Dhupi and Salla can add fuel to your body while hiking.

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