Rara National park is located in the North Western high mountains of Nepal. The park was gazette in 1976 to conserve the unique beauty of lake Rara. And to protect the representative flora nad fauna of the Humla Jumla region. The lake is situated at an elevation of 2980m. and is oval shaped with an east-West axis, and has a maximum length of 5km and a width of 3km. Surrounded by magnificent confir forests, it is Nepals biggest lake (10.8sq.km) with a depth of 167m. During winter, bird lovers can enjoy many migratory birds. In summer, Himalayan flowers surround the lake creating a colorful landscape. The elevation of the park ranges from 2800m to 4039m. Chuchemara peak (4039m) is the highest point in the park. Located on the southern side of the lake; it provides an excellent backdrop to Lake Rara and gracefully mountain panoramic of Mugu Himal. The majority of the vegetation in the park is dominated by blue pine. Interspersed amongst the pines, are found several species of rhododendrons.
The park is home to around 20 different species of mammals. They include musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan thar, Yellow throated marten, Otter, Wild dog, Rhesus macaque and Red panda. The park has recorded 272 species of birds. Some of the important species include coots, snow cock, different species of pheasants, grebes, mallard, common teal, red crested and gulls During winter, many migratory birds join the residential gallinaceous.