‘A scenic ride to beautiful and largest lakes of Nepal’
Rara Lake Helicopter Tour takes you flying over Nepal's Far Western Himalaya range to reach beautiful and scenic Rara Lake. It’s the country’s largest and deepest lake covering an area of 10.8 sq km. Regarding the air distance, it’s located at approx. 371 km away from the capital Kathmandu.
Due to its remoteness within the Far North West of Nepal, we operate Helicopter services to make the tour easily possible and accessible. It takes a normal scheduled flight of 50 minutes to land at Nepalgunj airport. And, we find some nice hotels around the city and stay overnight.
The next morning, we take an early Helicopter flight which takes you to land near Rara Lake at Talcha, a small airstrip. Soon then, we hike to Murma Hill, the highest spot which is approx.. 3,000 meters above sea level. Therefore, the hill offers a stunning panorama of Rara Lake and its surrounding with views of distant peaks.
Rara National Park is the smallest national park in Nepal located near the Jumla and Mugu Districts of the Karnali Zone of Nepal. Since it’s the smallest national park, it acquires an area of only 106 sq km but includes the biggest lake, Rara. So, the stunning Rara covers an area of 10.8 sq km located at 2,990 m high. The lake is surrounded by coniferous forests dominated by blue pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce, oak, Himalayan cypress, and other associated species.
The serene forest around the lake is an ideal habitat for musk deer. Nevertheless, the other animals in the park include Himalayan black bear, leopard, Ghoral, Himalayan Thar, and wild boar. And, the Snow trout is the only fish species that are recorded in the lake. Also, the resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are quite commonly sighted in this area.
Also, the great-crested grebe, black-necked grebe, and red-crested pochard are seen during the winter season. However, other common birds are the snow-cock, chukar partridge, Impeyan pheasant, Kalij pheasant, and blood pheasant.
After a great enjoyment around beautiful Rara Lake, we hike back to Talcha airport for a scenic chopper flight to reach Nepalgunj. Then soon after a small transit, we take a chopper flight back to Kathmandu. And finally, with fascinating and marvelous moments on Rara Lake Helicopter Tour, the trip ends after reaching the capital. Also, you can go through other beautiful heli tours in Nepal, Langtang Heli Tour and Everest Heli Tour.
Best Seasons for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour :
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May best time for clear views till the afternoon when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. Moreover, a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time. Another best time for clear views of peaks is October to December. With short sunlight, days can be cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.
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