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Rara Lake Trek 15 days

Duration

15 Days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

3,691m/12109ft

Trip Code

1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
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Trip Overview

Nepal is not only the country of the highest peaks, but also is a home to numerous high altitude lakes. Rara Lake is one of these miraculous gifts of nature in Nepal. The soul-soothing azure beauty of the lake at the altitude of 3010m is something very extravagant. The lake is also known as the Queen of the lakes. The exquisite flora and fauna, the beautiful lake, the lush of the temperate vegetation and the people with warm hospitality will make this Rara Lake Trek a very special journey in your lifetime. During this trek, you will also get the opportunity to enter the Rara National Park.

The Rara National Park is home to around 1,074 species of animals including 51 mammalian species and 214 species of birds. Black Bear, Leopard, Black Panther, Deer, Red Panda, Boars are the wildlife found in the national park.

Starting from a beautiful town in western Nepal named Jumla, the trek trail proceeds along a range of majestic Himalayan peaks and the daunting terrain before ending our adventure in Nepalgunj. You will get special discounts on groups. We ensure you a guaranteed departure on your chosen date. Our well-researched itineraries will help you get the ultimate adventure experience that you deserve to see and savor during this trek. 

Trip Highlights

  • The cultural delights of Kathmandu, where travelers get to see the ancient heritage.
  • The mild walking adventure that stretches along the lush vegetation of Wild West Nepal
  • The culture in the tribal villages like Bhulbhule and Khali, where trekkers get to see the culture very close to nomadism
  • The dramatic view of Rara Lake with the Himalayan backdrop and the places around it worthwhile exploring to sight rare species of flowers and animals
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Rara National Park, including the chirpings of colorful residential and migratory birds found inside the park.
  • The boating adventure in the crystal clear biggest lake of Nepal
  • The hike to the  Chuchemara hilltop 4090m, that provides an opportunity to savor the spellbinding views of Himalayan panorama striking Rara Lake itself and the deep valley enclosed by lush green woodlands.

Additional Information

If the suggested itineraries are not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490ft) 1 hour

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) 20 minutes
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)

Day 06: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)

Day 07: Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/8169ft)

Day 08: Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)

Day 09: Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake

Day 11: Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)

Day 12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)

Day 13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)

Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 15: Final departure

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 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 top most necessary to avoid from 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.

Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Nepalgunj for 1 night with breakfast
  • All domestic flight as per itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and support staffs salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation 
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Rara Lake Trek route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Mineral water
  • Hot shower 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Rara Lake Trekking route is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Rara Lake Trekking route is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and ecofriendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Rara Lake is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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