Rupa Lake is third largest lake (by area) of the Pokhara, located at the boundary of Rupa Rural Municipality and Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski district, at an altitude of 600 m from sea level, under Gandaki Province. It has an area of 115 ha with 30 sq km as watershed area. From the Bhanjyang of Begnas Lake, it takes about 8 minute (2 km) downhill cycling to reach upstream side (Talbesi Steel Truss Bridge) of Rupa Lake which is located at the south east part of Kaski district (Border of Pokhara Metropolitan City and Rupa Rural Municipality). From Talbesi, one can hike or do cycling (about 6 km) to reach downstream side of the lake. The Rupa Lake Restoration and Fishery Co-operative is conserving this lake and its office is at the south east shoreline of the lake (2 km north from Kholakochheue).

Rupa is historically known as a site, where famous Rishi called Chewan practiced Yoga at the bank of lake for long time. The Rupa Lake Area has lush-green forest (Schima-Castanopsis dominated forest) around and great Himalayan view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Mt. Dhaulagiri and so on with their shadow falling on the water surface of the lake.

The unique feature of the Rupa Lake is its colour changing ability of the water with the change in solar angle. The fish species found here include Tilapia, Rahu, Naini, Bhakur, Sahar, Hilemachha, Bighead etc. Rupa supports a number of floral and faunal species. In Rupa, species of 2 toads and 4 frogs, 14 reptiles, 104 birds including 14 migratory birds, and 34 mammals, 138 species of butterfly, 22 native and 7 exotic fish species, 36 species of water birds (about 19 percent of the total 193 wetland-dependent birds found in Nepal) are found. Boating and Bird-watching can be done in Rupa Lake as birds like Great Egret, Pied and Common King-fisher, Wooly-necked Stork, Wagtail, Indian Pond Heron etc. are found here. There are few hotels, lodge, restaurants and khaja-ghar in the eastern bank of Rupa Lake which serve fresh fish of Rupa Lake, the main product of Rupa that is popular in the whole Pokhara valley and nearby districts.