Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. The same evening, you and your team members will be offered typical Nepali food in a fine restaurant. You will also be briefed about the trip, and dropped at your hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300m/4,264ft)
After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world-famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world-famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel
Transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Nepalgunj, about an hour scenic flight brings you to the southern Nepal border with India. This flat land has quite tropical, hot and humid climate. Transfer to Hotel and check-in an air-conditioned room which is topmost necessary to avoid mosquito and heat.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) 20min
After early breakfast, we leave the Terai plains of Nepalgunj and fly to the hilly landscape of Jumla, one of the least accessible districts in Nepal. Situated in the foothills of the Sisne Himalaya, Jumla is also the gateway for trekkers who want to explore the remote Karnali region of Nepal. Overnight in Jumla.
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Today is the first day of our trek. We leave Jumla and ascend to Chere Chaur along the Jugad Khola. On the way, we pass Khalanga Bazaar, a small marketplace for the nearby villages. We also pass a couple of villages and a temple before reaching our destination. Overnight in Chere Chaur.
Day 06: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
From Chere Chaur we take the western trail and ascend slowly until the Jaljala pass (3580m). We cross the pass and continue trekking on a relatively straight trail until reaching Jaljala Chaur. From here we ascend on a steep trail and enter the Rara Lake Circuit before reaching Chalachaur. Overnight in Chalachaur.
Day 07: Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/8169ft)
It is an uphill climb to Sinja Valley. On the way, we pass through several villages and walk along the Jaljala Khola (stream). Sinja Valley holds an important place in the history of Nepal. The valley houses the ancient capital city of the Khasa Kingdom that ruled this area from the 12th to the 14th century. Palaces, temples, and the ancient remains of a settlement were uncovered during excavations spearheaded by the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University. Overnight in Sinja Valley.
Day 08: Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
We leave Sinja on an uphill trail alongside Hima River. From the village, we climb on a steep trail for a while followed by a relatively easy trail until Laha Village. From Laha, it is a steep climb up until Ghorosingha alongside Ghatte Khola (stream). Overnight in Ghorosingha.
Day 09: Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
We begin our steep ascent after breakfast. Our trail is alongside Chuchhemara Danda from where we get to admire the Himalayan panorama, the vast and tranquil Rara Lake, and the lush vegetation of the Rara National Park. On the way to Rara Lake, we pass through Khatyar Khola Camp and a few villages including Murma. From Murma, the ascent gets a little easier. We continue walking towards Chapri village which houses the Rara National Park Head Quarter. Overnight at Rara Lake.
Day 10: Explore Rara Lake
Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal. After breakfast, we investigate the azure waters of the massive lake also referred to as Mahendra Taal (Lake) after late King Mahendra. While boating we get to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and discover quite a few varieties of fish. Chuchemara Peak lies on the southern side of the Rara Lake whereas Ruma Kand and Malika Kand peaks frame its northern area. Overnight at Rara Lake.
Day 11: Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
From Rara Lake our trail is easy and we walk on a relatively straight path until Gamgadhi which is the headquarters of the remote Mugu District of Nepal. From Gamgadhi, we descend on a steep trail to Pina Village where we spend the night.
Day 12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)
From Pina, we descend and cross the Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3480m/11417ft. We continue our descent and pass through a few villages before reaching Bumra. The Bumra village is also known as Nauri Ghat.
Day 13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
We cross two suspension bridges above Hima River and walk downhill. After walking for a few hours, we get to a hot spring where we can ease our aching body with a dip. Not long after the hot spring, we cross Danphe Lagna pass at 3691m/12109ft. After reaching Cherechaur, we follow the same trail we took a couple of days back and reach Jumla for the overnight stay.
Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
We take a flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Amazing Nepal’s Trekking staffs.
Day 18: Final departure
Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International airport.
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