|Airport name||Talcha airport|
|Elevation AMSL||8920 ft /2719 m|
|Location||Mugu (district), Karnali (zone)|
|Airlines||Nepla Airlines, Tara airlines|
|Free baggage||20-25 kg depending on the type of ticket and the airlines.|
|Flight duration||about 36 minutes from Surkhet|
Rara is a village development committee in Mugu District in the karnali zone of north-western Nepal. Rara Lake and Rara National park are two most attractive place for tourism.
Rara National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of Nepal and was established in 1976. Covering an area of 106 km2 (41 sq mi) in the Mugu and Jumla districts, it is the country’s smallest national park. Its main feature is Rara Lake at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft). The park was established to protect the unique flora and fauna of the Humla–Jumla Region of Nepal. One thousand and seventy species of flora are estimated from Rara National Park. Rhododendron, fir, brown oak, birch species,west Himalayan spruce, black juniper, Himalayan cypressare, spruce and pine are some of the vegetation found in this National Park. Fifty-one species of mammals, 241 species of birds, two species of reptiles and amphibians, and three species of fish have been recorded from the park including musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Indian leopard, jackal, Himalayan tahr, yellow-throated marten, otter, dhole, gray langur, and rhesus macaque.
The Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the Nepal Himalayas. Rara Lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft) above sea level, has a water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. It drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River.The climate of Rara is pleasant during the summer, but becomes very cold during the winter, because of the altitude. The best times to visit this place are in September, October, April, and May.
Flights to Rara
Due to unavailability of any facility of transportation, Rara regions can be reached only flights from Surkhet or Nepalgunj. It covers 116 km distance with a duration of 38 minutes. Tara Air operates only 3 times per week in this route.
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