Tour Operator ! Jungle safari in Nepal
Parks in Nepal ! Safari in Nepal
Area : 106 sq. km Established : 1976
Location : Rara
National Park is located in North-West Nepal
about 371 km. air distance from Kathmandu. Most
of the park, including Lake Rara, lies in the
Mugu District; a small area in the Jumla District
of the Karnali Zone. This is the smallest
park in Nepal, containing the country's
biggest lake (10.8 sq. km.) at an elevation
of 2990 m.
Park elevations range from 1800 m. to 4048 m.
The park contains mainly coniferous forest.
The area around the lake is dominated by blue
pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce,
oak, Himalayan cypress and other associated
species. At about 3350 m. pine and spruce give
way to fir, oak and birch. Deciduous tree species
like Indian hours-chestnut, walnut and Himalayan
popula are also found. A small portion of
the park serves as an ideal habitat for musk
deer. Other animals found in the park include
Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral,
Himalayan tahr, and wild boar. Snow trout
is the only fish species recorded in the lake.
Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl
are of interest to park visitors. The great-crested
grebe, black-necked grebe, and red-crested pochard
are seen during winter. Other common birds are
the snow cock, chukor partridge, Impeyuan
pheasant, kalij pheasant, and blood