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Rara Lake Trekking

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Rara
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Group Size
    01
  • Max Height
    3050m.
  • Activity
    Rara Lake Trek
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea House
  • Best Season
    Sep-Dec & Mar-May
  • Start / End Point
    Seshi Sahar to Pokhara
  • Meals Included
    B.L.D.
  • Transportation
    Bus or Flight
  • Activity Per Day
    Approx. 6-7 hrs walking

Trip Overview

Rara Lake, Nepal’s largest and deepest lake with an area of 10.8 sq. km at the height of 2,990 m. The beautiful serene lake is surrounded by an enchanting forest of blue pine, oaks, firs, and Himalayan spruce. Which makes an excellent habitat for mountain wild animals and exotic birdlife around the tranquil environment of Rara Lake. Rara Lake lies within Rara National Park, the smallest part of the country covering an area of 106 sq. km. Located Nepal Far West within Karnali Zone in the district of Mugu and Jumla, an ancient kingdom of the Malla regime. Where the Nepali language was originated populated by Hindu tribes of Malla Thakuri and Rokyas Chettries and Dalits.

Rara Lake Trekking begins with a swift panoramic flight from Kathmandu reaching Nepal Far South West at Nepalgunj city airport. The air journey continues from Nepalgunj heading towards a mountainous and hilly region of Nepal Far North West at Jumla. The headquarter town of Jumla district, where adventurous walks take you to the remote countryside and around hill farm villages.

The Short 9 Days Rara Lake Trekking From Kathmandu

9 Days Rara Lake Trekking leads to a short circuit of week duration, starting from Jumla town to Mugu district. During the trek heading towards high green hills within dense alpine tree lines and crossing passes facing delightful scenery. Walk from Jumla leads to Sinja the lost kingdom of the Malla Dynasty who ruled most parts of Nepal. As well the Kathmandu valley during 1201 to 1779 AD at present the old historical site lies in ruin. The adventure leads to a high Jaljala pass at 3,585 m and then finally reaches picturesque Rara Lake.

At Rara Lake enjoy the free day to explore its lovely areas within spectacular scenery. After an amazing moment in the most beautiful surrounding then return journey on an alternative short route to Talacha village. Spend the last night around Rara and the Nepal Far West region, and then fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights:

  • Adventure around Nepal’s largest and most scenic picturesque Rara Lake.
  • Enjoy the walk off the beaten trails seldom ventured by the main flow of trekkers.
  • Within pristine country in the close harmony of the high snow-capped mountain range.
  • Enchanting woodland covered in blue pine, juniper, spruce, oaks, and birch trees.
  • Trek from the remote town of Jumla to beautiful Rara Lake around Far West Nepal.

Short Trek Profile of Rara Lake
Trekking Mode:               In local lodges and tented camping.
Trekking Grade:              Moderate to Adventurous.
Highest Spot:                    On top Chuchemara Danda 4,260 m and Jaljala pass at 3,585 m / 11, 762 feet.
Area of Trekking:            Nepal Far North West around Jumla and Mugu districts.
Trekking Days:                 07 Nights and 08 Days with flight both ways.
Total Trip:                          11 Nights and 12 Days from arrival to final departures.

Best seasons:

For Rara Lake Trekking, the best time is in the spring and autumn seasons. The best and high time is from late spring, most days are clear and fine for pleasant walks and views, and this is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. Can get cloudy in the afternoon with chances of snow above 2,000 m higher. Cold in the morning and nighttime, longer days full of sunshine.

The other best season is in autumn, from September to November, most days are crystal clear with blue sky. Chances of snow sometimes on higher altitude above 2,000 m.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek preparation and fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 03: Fly to Jumla 2,540 m, trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek on route Bota via Jaljala pass at 3,585 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Bota 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m -06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Ghorasinga 3,050 m near Rara Lake – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake 2,980 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: At Rara Lake rest day for an excursion around the lake
Day 09: Trek to Talcha village 2, 260 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel.
Day 11: In Kathmandu free day at leisure.
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, received by our guide for a short transfer to your hotel in the center of the city. The briefing provides by our guide regarding the hotel, treks, and local lodges. The evening group welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant as an introduction to local foods with cultural folk programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek preparation and fly to Nepalgunj.
Morning free in Kathmandu for trek preparation, after a leisure morning having rest and packing for the trek. Afternoon transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Nepalgunj city airport. Located Nepal Far South West around low warm sub-tropical climate. During the flight of 50 minutes enjoy super views of the Himalayan range, on reaching at Nepalgunj airport transfer to a nice hotel close to the city with time to browse around the streets of Nepalgunj.

Day 03: Fly to Jumla 2,540 m then trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 – 05 hrs.
Start the adventure by having an early breakfast, transfer to Nepalgunj airport for a short connecting flight on a small aircraft flying above the high rolling green hills to land at Jumla airport. The headquarter town of Jumla district, as a walk, starts with a short climb past farm villages then reaches our first overnight camp at Chauriya Chaur a nice farm village.

Day 04: Trek on route Bota via Jaljala pass at 3,585 m – 06 hrs.
From this camp, after a pleasant overnight halt adventure continues heading further north, as route leads into forested high ridge lined with a tall tree of birch and pine trees, and reaching a pass at Jaljala Bhanjyang facing grand vista of Kanjibroba Himal towards east. After enjoyable scenic views downhill for a few hours then reached a nice grassy field to set our overnight camp.

Day 05: Trek to Bota 2, 680 m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m -06 hrs.
Walk today is on a moderate winding path, with much down reaching at Sinja area after hours of the walk following the Jaljala Khola / stream within dense pine forest towards neatly terraced farm fields at Sinja village. This was an ancient kingdom of the Malla Dynasty, here you will notice the old rundown, ruin temples and monuments with old sculptured stones covered in thick moss and weeds.
The adventure continues heading upstream to the small village of Ganj, having a refreshing possible lunch stop, and then heading towards an interesting gorge then reaching our overnight camp near Bota village.

Day 06: Trek to Ghorasinga 3,050 m near Rara Lake – 06 hrs.
From here onward on the trail to Rara Lake, a lovely morning walk leads you to Ghorasinga at the entrance of Rara National Park. As the walk follows past Sinja Khola and Ghatte Khola heading due north. A short climb reaching a lovely valley within a farm area for overnight camp at Ghorasinga. Located on the rim of Rara National Park with a small police post.

Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake 2,980 m – 06 hrs.
Finally trek today leads to our main target and highlight of the adventure at Rara Lakeshore with many good lodges to stay. The morning begins with a steady climb uphill to Chuchemara Danda at 4,260 m, the highest point of the adventure.
Enjoy the grand glorious vista of surrounding spectacular landscapes with an array of snow-capped peaks. From the top of Chuchemara Danda/ridge, then downhill to a forest of bamboo and birch trees, as walk leads to cross Khatyar Khola then at Rara Lake for overnight stops. Spend the overnight in a nice simple lodge, where meals are served by our camping staff and cook.

Day 08: Rest day for an excursion around the lake.
After five days of continuous walk, enjoy the deserving rest at Rara Lakeside, the highlight of the adventure. Morning with time to explore around and climb to a tower for panoramic views of Lake Rara and its lovely surrounding of rolling green hills and distant snow-capped peaks.

Day 09: Trek to Talcha town- 06 hrs.
After a wonderful experience at Nepal’s largest and picturesque lake Rara, return
the journey takes you to an alternative short route to the village of Talcha, a place with a short airstrip, where regular flight reaches you to Nepalgunj and then back at
Kathmandu. Overnight in a local lodge at Talcha and then bid farewell to our
porters and camping staff with last night around the Rara area.

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel.
Early morning after a good breakfast, walk towards an airfield for a short flight to Nepalgunj, on arrival at Nepalgunj city airport with time for rest and refreshment before connecting another flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer back to your hotels, rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 11: In Kathmandu free day with a sightseeing tour.
Reserved an extra or spare as a contingency day in Kathmandu, where sometimes the flight to and from Jumla and at Talcha, can get delayed or lead to cancellation depending upon the weather condition. Sometimes the weather can be unpredictable for flight to the mountainous region like the Jumla and Mugu areas of western Nepal. If all goes as per our standard itinerary days enjoy free time in Kathmandu for a leisure tour around world heritage sites or just relax and recall the memories of Rara Lake Trekking.

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, as per your international flight time our staff and guide transfer you to the airport for homeward bound or to the next port of call, after an amazing and memorable adventure on Rara Lake Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Three-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu at a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Rara National Park, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Return connecting flights between Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Jumla
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement

Cost Not Included:

  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc
  • Tips to staff

Rara Lake Trek Map

Rara Lake Trek Map

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Ak Pk boss
Ak Pk boss
2022-07-11
We completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Anjan from Nepal High Trek and Expedition, in May. It was incredibly beautiful and very well organised. Anjan took care of everything from airport transfers to accommodation and food. Anjan even helped us organise a little side trip to Pokhara at the end of our stay. The advantage of trekking with Nepal High Trek and Expedition is that you go with your own private group, you trek at your own pace and you get an amazing experience at a great cost (much cheaper than the big trekking companies). I highly recommend Anjan and Nepal high trek and expedition. I will be back to trek with Anjan again in the future.
Christian Pirotte
Christian Pirotte
2022-07-06
Anjan and Pawan orchestrated a life changing trip. From beginning to end, they had a handle on all the logistics, even with the monsoon season continuously complicating travel. Pawan was extremely accommodating and managed the pace of our trek to make it as painless as possible. Anjan was fantastic at communicating, punctual, and extraordinarily personable. I highly recommend Nepal High Trek--Pawan and Anjan will ensure a memorable trip.
Manju Gurung
Manju Gurung
2022-06-22
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Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
2022-06-22
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Oliver Simon
Oliver Simon
2022-02-07
My first trek in Nepal was great, all thanks to Mr. Anjan. Nepal High Trek & Expedition provided a good rate, comprehensive package and good company by Mr. Anjan himself! Throughout the trek, my friend and I felt very safe, thanks to his professionalism and knowledge about the terrain, the mountains, and the region. There was never a point where we felt that anything was amiss and it was wonderful. I liked that everything was provided for in your package price – from airport transfer, accommodation to daily meals and even toilet roll! It makes things so much easier this way and you can hike in peace without any worries. He also provided trekking poles which helped a lot. Mr. Anjan was knowledgeable about the mountains and where we were going. He kept the pace slow and steady as we gained altitude. Our porter that accompanied us was good company as well and so strong, carrying our heavy bags over the rocky terrain. Mr. Anjan also made sure that we were well looked after each day, settling our meals and making sure we had blankets to tide us through the cold nights! All your needs are taken care of. If you are going on a trek to Nepal, I highly recommend Mr. Anjan and his company. You’ll surely be in for a fantastic time. Cheers! Name: Audrey NG
Robbin Leonel
Robbin Leonel
2022-02-05
Especially a lot of thanks to Nepal High Trek & Expedition as organized a wonderful and experience guide for Everest Base Camp Tour in April 2018. Our trip of a lifetime was made even more special after meeting our amazing guide and Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We could not have asked for a better guide than Pawan. He looked after us every step of the way, organizing every aspect of the trek. His friendly, positive attitude totally made the trek for us all. Would not want to do a hike with anyone else.
Kerraynn Hayes
Kerraynn Hayes
2022-02-05
In 20118 completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek walk over about 21 days with two friends (we are all over 50 years old) and with Anjan as our guide. As a professional tour guide in Australia, I know how hard it is to make such a trip work and I recommend him without reservation. We had the best time of our lives and throughout the walk, Anjan was a complete professional making it one of the most carefree holiday of my life. Apart from being a great and friendly source of information on the country and its people, he smoothed out all the little problems that come up on this kind of adventure. Thanks so much, Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team.
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
2017-07-24
It was the first time I visited Nepal with my mother and the experience was enthralling. The Nepal High Trek team has arranged every accommodation possible to make sure my old mother does not feel exhausted. During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, I was able to explore the ravishing beauty of Nepal. Looking forward to plan my next trip with them.

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”

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