Rara National Park
Rara National ParkRara National Park, named after Rara Lake/Mahendra Lake containing most beautiful and biggest Lake (10.8 sq. km) lies in Mugu and Jumla districts in the mid-western region of Nepal. The Park is rich in coniferous forest and was established to protect Rara Lake which is an important staging point for migratory birds, and to conserve representative flora and fauna of the central Himalaya. The Park flora consists of 1074 species, of which, 16 are endemic to Nepal, 51 species of mammals, 272 species of birds. The Park also consists of coniferous forest. Blue pine is predominant below 3,150m, particularly around the lake where it may be mixed with oak, rhododendron, juniper and spruce. Pine forest becomes increasingly mixed with spruce and fir, Abies spectabilis at higher altitudes on the northern slopes of Chuchemara. Above 3,350m fir is the dominant conifer, while oak and birch Betula utilis are relatively more plentiful and juniper persists as a shrub. Above 3,660m fir gives way to birch-rhododendron scrub and a narrow belt of dwarf rhododendron, which fringes the alpine grassland. Rara National Park is one of the most attractive eco-tourism spot in Nepal with rich in biodiversity, natural beauty and rich-in-culture. One of the objectives of Rara National Park (RNP) is to promote eco-tourism to uplift livelihood of local natives. The Park has enormous tourism resources. Information of Rara
|Area||: 106 sq. km.|
|Lake area||: 10 sq. km.|
|Altitude||: 3060m (above the sea level)|
|No. of VDCs||: 9 (6 Mugu, 3 Jumla)|
|Buffer Zone Population||: 17,809 (8040 Female, 9769 Male)|
|Bioclimatic Zone||: Temperate to Alpine|
|Physiographic Zone||: High Mountains|
|Highest Point||: Chuchemara Peak (4039m)|
|Major Vegetation Type||: Humla-Jumla of Western Himalayan Floral|
|Biodiversity||: Mammal 51, Birds 272 and Plant 1074|
- Rara Lake - Nepal’s largest and deepest lake.
- Chhayanath, Ranimokcha, Naudhari, Chankeli, Chuchemara, Murma top and view of Himalayan Range.
- Meditational plants, evergreen coniferous forest and unique scenery.
- Religious sites.
- Unique of fishes.