Rara Lake lies in the remote Mugu district of Karnali region in the north-west of Nepal. Officially the Lake is centerpiece of Rara National Park. But I would also term it as a pearl of the country. Rara, covering 15 sq km area at the altitude of 2980m, is Nepal's largest lake. It is a clear blue mountain lake with juniper, spruce and pine trees along its shores. About 3-4 hours hike from Gamgadhi (Mugu district headquarters) takes us through forests and over alpine meadows with herds of sheep and goats.
A few years back, I had an opportunity for two nights' camping at the shore of the stunning Rara Lake with abundant wildlife and great views of the snowcapped mountain ranges across the deep blue water.