|When To Visit?
The best season to visit the park is October-December in the fall and March-May
in the spring. From late December-February the park remains mostly covered with
snow and after late May the monsoon commences.
What To See?
The park consists mostly of the coniferous type of forestations. The
surroundings of Rara Lake are covered with blue pines up to 3200 m. Other kinds
of trees like the Black Juniper, West Himalayan Spruce, Rhododendron and Oak
are the associated plantations in the level. Above the mentioned height, to a
level of 3350m. vegetation like the Spruce, Fir, Indian Horse-Chestnut,
Himalayan Poplar and Walnut are commonly found in the park.
The park is found to be one of the perfect habitats for the Musk Deer. Other
animals like the Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Jackel, Ghoral,
Yellow Throated Morten, Wild Bear, Common Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Wild Dog, etc
can also be spied. Concerning aquatic creatures, the lake contains Snow Trout
Fishes and different varieties of Cots.
This park consists of different varieties of resident birds and migratory birds
according to the different seasons. Birds like the Great Crested Grebe, Black
Necked Grebe, Red Crested Pochard, Mallard, Common Teal, Merganser, Gulls, etc
are mostly seen in the winter season. Other common birds are the Snow Cock,
Dhukoor Patridge, Imperyon Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, etc.
How To Travel?
Fly to Jumla from
Pokhara. The trek lasts for two and a half days
to reach the park or fly to Surkhet and trek for ten days to hit the park.