Ramarosan is the home of 12 wetlands and 18 patches of meadows (locally known as patans) with stiff rocky cliffs. It is situated in Achham District of Nepal. The whole area’s altitude variation varies from 2050m to 3792m above sea level. These 12 wetlands and 18 patches of meadows are the main attraction for tourism. Locals believe that to explore all the 12 lakes and 18 meadows one needs at least 3 days.
RamaRoshan lies 42 km away from the district headquarter of the Achham district, Mangalsain and is easily accessible by a graveled motorable road. The area itself lies in the middle of 3 districts, Accham, Bajura and Kalikot.
Name Behind Ramarosan
There have been various stories regarding the name of RamaRoshan. Some believe that ‘Rama’ and ‘Roshan’ are the two flatlands within a distance of half an hour hence the name RamaRoshan has been derived. In the other story, Rama is a name of different deities and Roshan means the panoramic places and since the deities used to come to that region, the name RamaRoshan has remained. Also, the name of the area is derived from the name of King Rama. Rama used to arrive at a beautiful location named Roshan, hence the word “Ramaroshan” remained.
The vegetation of Ramarosan Area
Many plant species are present in the region around Ramarosan. The lakes were often filled by various forms of flowers. Most wild beasts graze in the Ramaroshan grassland. The upland is a rising plain and grassland intermingled with the woodland of oaks and conifers. There is a wide diversity of plants on the Khaptad plateau, from subtropical forests in the lower altitudes to temperate forests.
Wildlife in Ramaroshan Site
The area is a habitat of Nepal’s national bird Danphe, other various birds such as Munal, Kaalij, Dhukur, etc. and different wild animals such as tiger, deer, wild boar, beer, wild cat, musk deer, etc.
Major Attraction of Ramarosan
The major attraction of RamaRoshan in the meadows (flatland) and the pond itself. There are huge flatlands adjoining the hills and lakes from where one can go on a hike to nearby districts. A perfect day starts with a hike to the pond itself and exploring the hills. Except for the birds and animals, the area is covered by different varieties of flora and some huge streams.
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To the North, there is an impressive series of sedimentary rock cliffs. These are regularly climbed by the locals, who climb about 100 meters to harvest honey! This area also has a spectacular view! You will be able to see the Budhiganga basin, along with the majestic peaks of Mount Api, Mount Saipal, and Badi Malika Temple. Jigale lake is the largest lake in this area which has the shape of the English letter C whereas Taune lake is the smallest one. Among the 18 patans, Kinemine patan is the largest patan, possibly the largest patan in the Achham District through which the Kailash river flows. This place is surrounded by a forest. Terraced hill slopes with the lush green landscape surrounding the enchanting Ramaroshan Lake attract everyone. On the route to Ramarosan, travelers come across the forest of Rhododendron.