16 Dec 2019 admin
Rara National Park is the smallest national park of Nepal located in the Himalayan region of Mugu and Humla district. It is a small protected area covering an area of 106 square kilometers established in 1975. The park ranges in the elevation from 2800m to 4039m maintaining its unique landscapes and amazing bio-diversity.
Rara National Park is introducing itself as a famous tourist destination in Nepal. Although it is the smallest national park, it holds the largest lake in Nepal; Rara Lake. The main attraction point of the National Park is Rara Lake itself. The beautiful green forests along with Chuchemara Peak on the southern side surround majestic Rara Lake. Likewise, peaks of Ruma Kand and Malika Kand frames the lake on the northern side. Rara Lake holds different endemic species of Fishes, Water Birds, and Frogs also.
Besides, this national park is a home of 51 different species of mammals including Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, musk deer, leopard cat, and Grey wolf, etc. Also, it is the home of 241 species of colorful birds as well as one thousand seventy species of floras. The beautiful forest covering high hills mainly consists of Rhododendron, Brown Oak, birch, blue pine, Himalayan spruce & Cyprus and Black juniper. In addition, the best season to go on a trek to the national park is in September-October & April-May.
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation with the assistance of the Nepal Army are managing this National Park from the date of its establishment. The main objective of the national park is to conserve biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and socio-economic development maintaining its unique landscapes. As this national park is a great gift from nature to us, it’s our responsibility to pay back by protecting the natural environment of the park.