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Rara Lake Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Trip Name: Rara Lake Trek

Trekking Days: 10-11 days

Starting: Kathmandu

Ending: Kathmandu 

Activity: Trekking/Sightseeing

Best Seasons: Mar-Dec

Trip mode: Fully organized camp trekking

Trekking Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 16 days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Get set to admire the enthralling beauty of Nepal’s largest body of water in remote Karnali region of western Himalaya at 3000m. The trail follows an exotic route via lush forest and several rivulets. Meanwhile, you will get to explore village and local people as the trail goes through several villages as well. Rara Lake is a well kept secret of Karnali where you get dissolved in the beauty of shimmering lake and highland panorama.  Nestled at high altitude, you can enjoy the spectacular lake ringed by Rara National Park with juniper, pine, and spruce and overshadowed by high ridge of middle hill to south and enchanting snow-capped mountain to the north. This pristine blue water-lake is the home to 174 spices of brilliant-colored flowers, 51 species of mammals and 214 spices of birds. Rara Lake has been successful in maintaining its glory as it preserves highland rare wildlife including black bear, Himalayan Thar, musk deer and wild boar. Rara National Park is designated as National park in 1976.

The trek to Rara Lake instigates after a scenic flight to Jumla (1+ hour from Kathmandu). The trail goes through off the beaten track along the mountain path and some remote village that affords the stunning glimpse of culture very different from rest of Nepal. The rain fall is low in summer and is ideal for trekking on Rara. Basically, the highland ridges are covered with in winter. In autumn, the trail compliments trekkers with plethora of alpine wild flowers over Rara lake making it best season for trek.  Moreover, the sudden change in scenery view is startling and outstanding. Rara is the biggest and deepest fresh water repository of Nepal that covers around 6.1 sq miles including nearby wetland area. The fertile land of the region is famous for growing medicinal flora. The Rara Lake trek is complete itinerary package for great family trek. 

Day 01: Arrival day at Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing of UNSCEO Designated sites in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight to Nepaljung from Kathmandu

Day 04: Flight to Jumla and trek to Chala Chaur (2,900m)

Day 05: Cross a Pass

Day 06: Trek to Botan (2,600m) through Singa (2,440m)

Day 07: Trek to Rara Park

Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake (3,062m)

Day 09: Exploration and rest day at Rara

Day 10: Trek to River Camp via Jhyari (2,630m)

Day 11: Trek to Chautha (2,770m) crossing Ghurchi Lagna (3,450m)

Day 12: Trek to Tharamara (3,280m)

Day 13: Trek to Jumla

Day 14: Flight to Nepaljung and Nepaljung to Kathmandu

Day 15: Kathmandu city excursion

Day 16: Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport to Hotel pickup and drop transportation by private van
  • Accommodation and meals throughout trek
  • Kathmandu City tour
  • Flight fare – National flight as per itinerary
  • All Trekking permits and required entrance fee
  • An experienced guide, porters and their accommodation and meals
  • Trekking equipments
  • Safe drinking water –boiled/iodinate
  • First medical kit
  • All government and local tax
  • All office charge

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance charge
  • International flight fare
  • Nepal entry fare- 25$ for 15 days, 40$ for 30 days and 90$ for 100 days
  • Personal nature expenses- alcoholic beverages, mineral water, special menu, shopping, internets, laundry
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers (Tips are expected but not mandatory)

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