Nepal’s monsoon season has ended, drawing back tourists to the desolated Rara lake in Mugu district.
Tourists are resuming visits to this famous tourist destination located in far Western Nepal owing to the friendly-climate.
Mid-September marked the beginning of the three most suitable months to visit this water-beauty. Moreover, regular flights and good roads are beckoning a large number of tourist arrivals to the lake.
Monsoons Hit Rara Lake Tourism
Monsoons had hit Rara tourism, severely. Roads on several sections were affected due to landslides. Hotels and home-stays in the region became desolate with no activity in sight.
But now the situation is slowly improving post monsoon climate and the site including the Rara National Park is thriving with a few foreigners & significant number of domestic tourists.
According to National Park authorities, currently over 150 new domestic tourists are visiting the park each day. These include tourists from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Butwal, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Bhaktapur.
Hotels and Home-stays are also operating in full swing.
What Makes Rara Special?
Rara lake is considered as the largest lake in Nepal with an altitude of 2,999 m above sea level and a surface area of 10.8 sq km.
This beautiful lake is characterized by pristine water, a scenic backdrop and several indigenous varieties of fish.
Rara National Park Official Prithvi Lam Nepal said, visitors have taken up to camp fires and local food along the lake, besides sightseeing and boating.
Additionally, locals have started rearing horses to conduct horse rides for tourists and add extra income.