Rara Lake Trek

Price starts from

USD 2960

Meal

Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full meals on a trek

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Transportation

Flight and Private Transport

Accommodations

Hotel and Lodge

Activity

5-6 hours walk

Max Altitude

3,055m/10,023ft

Trip Grade

Moderate

Best Time

March to May & September to November

Overview

Most trekkers coming to Nepal do not keep an eye on the far-western region for trekking. The center west and eastern regions of the nation are the most popular destinations for trekkers. To be honest, the far western region of Nepal also has a lot to offer for trekkers. In this region, you can find pristine sites and natural attractions that go through the off-beaten path and rugged trails. Among many of them, the Rara Lake trek is one of the most interesting treks in Western Nepal. The trek leads you to the remote Karnali regions around Jumla and Mugu.

The most intriguing aspect of this trek is that it passes by Rara Lake, the largest lake in the nation. Surprisingly, it happens to be in the nation's smallest national park. The sights and landscape along the paths on this trip happen to be especially different from those in other regions of the nation. The lake, which is slightly above sea level, is encircled by stunning pine, spruce, and juniper trees. Along with the lake's allure and beauty, it also represents the region's equal importance of its flora and wildlife. The 1070 plant species found there, including rhododendron, fir, birch, blue pine, spruce, juniper, and Himalayan cypress make this trek one of the most amazing experiences you can take on. Also, you can find three species of fish, 241 species of birds, two species of reptiles and amphibians, and 51 species of mammals in this region.

Well, the trek begins with a flight to Nepalgunj and then on to Jumla. Starting our trek, we will head on through the paths toward Chere Chaur and Chalachaur ultimately arriving at Sinja Valley and Rara Lake. After exploring the lake we descend to beautiful villages like Pina, Burma, and Jumla. Trekking through these paths, we will also explore passes like Ghurchi Lagna Pass (3480m) and Danphe Lagna Pass (3691m). Finally, we will return to Jumla and catch two flights, first to Nepaljung and finally to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

As it is your day of arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked up at Tribhuvan International Airport by one of our staff today. He will welcome you courteously and take you to the hotel where you will reside for the day. As soon as you've checked in, you may relax and settle down in your hotel room. After spending a considerable amount of time at the hotel, you will need to be prepared for the trip briefing at our office. We will talk about the details of our Rara Lake trek during this quick meeting. Throughout the entire conversation, you are invited to ask any questions you may have. After this session, my guide will check your gear and suggest you if you need any additional gear. If so,  you can go to a shop near by. Overnight in the hotel. 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m/4,264ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

One of our employees will visit your place today in the morning. He will gather the paperwork you need to obtain the necessary permits and cards. After breakfast, you'll be ready and eager to tour the city's historic landmarks. The trip will take us close to half a day to complete. We will specifically visit four historical locations that are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout our trip. The major stops on the journey will include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You might also choose Patan Durbar Square instead of another location.

After seeing these places, we will return to our office to prepare our clothes and gear for the trek. You will receive (a sleeping bag, and a down jacket), however, you must return them when your trek is finished. Once the preparation is finished, you may relax and pass the time at one of the surrounding cafés or restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m/4,264ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

We will go to Kathmandu's domestic airport early this morning after an enjoyable breakfast at our hotel. We'll be taking a one-hour flight to Nepalgunj which is one of the biggest cities of Terai. While on this flight you will enjoy the breathtaking views of Nepal's plain, hilly, and Himalayan landscapes. As soon as we arrive in Nepalgunj, we will head inside the town to view some of the local attractions, including a Muslim bazaar and a small zoo. After arriving at our hotel we will prepare for the flight to Jumla tomorrow. Overnight at the hotel in Nepalgunj.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

150m/492.12ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Similarly to yesterday, we will have an amazing breakfast in this hot region and get ready for the flight to Jumla. For the flight, we will head to Ranja airport in Nepalgunj. Boarding onto the plane, we will leave the Terai plains and again enter the hilly region. Enjoying the views of the three different regions, we will now land at the Jumla airport within 20 minutes. Upon reaching the Jumla airport, our crew members will help you to settle into the lodge. After making yourself comfortable here, we will head out to explore the villages. Here, you may learn more about the isolated way of life, culture, and practices of residents in Jumla. Overnight at the lodge in Jumla.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,540m/8,334ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After spending numerous days, you will finally begin your Rara Lake Trek today. Without wasting any time we will start our trek right after breakfast. Our destination for the day is Chere Chaur, which is reached through a straightforward route that includes an uphill and then passes through a few settlements. On the route, you will explore the traditional houses and temples in one of the villages Sisnamul. From this place, you will continue through the forest and meadows until you finally arrive at Chere Chaur. Cherechaur will welcome the beautiful views of the Jumla Valley. Here you will spend the remaining time exploring the surroundings and later come for an overnight stay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3,055m/10,023ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today we will head to Chalachaur. You will have two trial options to reach Chalachaur. You can either take a route through Jaljala Pass or pass from Daphe Lagna Pass. Following the trail through the west of the Chere chaur, we will ascend the way up to the Jaljala Pass. Upon reaching this pass we will be welcomed by the dazzling views of the high mountains. From this pass, you will move further and leave behind these scenes and head towards the large meadow of the Jaljaa chaur. From here, you will pass through the steep trail that goes along the Syaula River and eventually reach Chalachaur. Chalachaur is part of the Rara National Park. Overnight at the lodge in Chalachaur.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,980m/9,777ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We will do an uphill climb toward Sinja Valley today. We will pass through several villages and Jaljala Khola on the way. It goes through scenic landscapes, pine slopes, and stunning gorges. After trekking for about seven hours through multiple settlements, you will eventually arrive at Sinja Valley. Sinja Valley was the capital of the Malla dynasty which ruled back from the 12th to 14th century. Here you will explore several temples, palaces, and villages that are present in this valley. In addition to that, paddy fields here enhance the looks of the valley even more. Overnight at the lodge in Sinja Valley.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,490m/8,169ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Starting the walk from Sinja after breakfast, we will continue to Ghorosingha. We will follow the trail which leads to the Hima River. From the river, we will follow the upper trail which goes towards the east side to reach Laha. Before arriving in Ghorosingha from Laha, the trip passes through the village of Gani and ascends a difficult path. Ghorosingha is welcomed by a sizable campsite with an army post. Enjoy the remaining time exploring Ghorosingha's beautiful surroundings. Overnight at the lodge in Ghorosingha.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3050m/10,006ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We will start our journey with an ascent along Chucharmare Danda, where you will get amazing views of the mountains with the special Rara Lake and lust hills. Following the path along the gorgeous views, you will enter the forested trails until Majhghat and the river which leads you to Chhapri village. Chhapri village is marked as the headquarters of Rara National Park. Arriving here, you will get a fantastic close-up view of the lake with the surrounding lust forests. Enjoying the atmosphere here, we will spend the night in a teahouse near Rara Lake.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3,010m/9,875ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

As you should know, Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. Today, we will have a wonderful time here as we take a boat ride and wander around the lake watching the birds and the surrounding Mountain views. It will be a marvelous experience for you to explore this pristine lake. In addition to that, we will also ascend Murma hill which will take you about 6-7 hours. Here on the trail, if you are lucky you will get to see Langurs, Himalayan Thars, and musk deer. From the top of Murma Hill, you can enjoy the fabulous views of the lake and the mountains. After engaging in adventure throughout the day, we shall return to the tea house for the night.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3,010m/9,875ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today, we will sadly leave this lovely place and proceed to Pina. We will be going straight and comfortably along the trails till we reach Gamghadi. Gamghadi is the district headquarters of the Mugu district. From this place will descend the trail of Pine, Juniper, Oak, and Rhododendron forests to Jhyari Khola. After short ascending from here, we will eventually arrive at the plain path, a pine forest, and the settlement of Pina. Overnight at the teahouse in Pina.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,440m/8,006ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

From Pina today, we will Descend and cross Ghurchi Lagna Pass situated at 3480m. This pass is very famous as the best viewpoint of the Karnali River. It offers you the best views of the vibrant prayer flags and the peaks situated on the Nepal and Tibet border. After enjoying the amazing views, we will head back to Bulbule. From this point, we will go southward through the field until we reach the tiny settlement of Chautha. Then after some time, you will reach the picturesque village of Burma for an overnight stay of around 5 to 6 hours of trekking.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,850m/9,351ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today is the last trekking day of your Rara Lake trek journey. We will start an early morning trek toward Jumla today. Following the path you will cross two Suspension bridges over the Hima River. Trekking downhill you will also reach a hot spring where you could take a bath and relax for a bit. Enjoying here for a while you will then cross the Danphe Lagna pass(3691m). From the pass, we will take some time to take in the surroundings before descending to Chere Chaur. Again from Cherechaur, we descend to Jumla by using the path that winds alongside the Jugad River. Overnight at the teahouse in Jumla.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,540m/8,334ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We will catch a morning flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj first. Then after you reach Nepalgunj you catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Through both of these flights, you will get to enjoy the different landscapes which will be a memorable experience for you. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be taken to one of the town's comfortable hotels. Finally, you may relax for a moment here before continuing to the nearby markets to do your shopping. After finishing things up, we'll go out to dinner and spend our last few moments together. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m/4,264ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

As your trek to Rara Lake draws to a conclusion today, you will bid your last farewell to this wonderful mountainous country. Before saying farewell, you can connect with other fellow trekkers and get your photos from them. About three hours before your flight, an official representative will drive you off at the airport while saying farewell and wishing you a happy journey. We sincerely hope that once you return home, you'll think about visiting Nepal once more in the future. Happy travels till then!

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast

Date & Cost

August,2024

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Useful info

What to Pack for Rara Lake Trek 

Clothing:

  1. Waterproof and windproof jacket
  2. Insulated jacket or fleece for warmth
  3. Moisture-wicking base layers
  4. Quick-drying trekking pants
  5. Waterproof and windproof pants
  6. Thermal socks
  7. Comfortable trekking boots
  8. Hat or cap for sun protection
  9. Gloves (consider both lightweight and warm gloves)

Equipment:

  1. Backpack with a rain cover
  2. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  3. Trekking poles
  4. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  5. Sunglasses with UV protection
  6. Water purification tablets or a water filter
  7. Trekking map and guidebook
  8. Camera and/or binoculars

Personal Items:

  1. Personal identification and necessary permits
  2. Cash (there may not be ATMs along the route)
  3. Passport-sized photos for permits
  4. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  5. First aid kit (bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, blister treatment, etc.)
  6. Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  7. Insect repellent

Miscellaneous:

  1. Lightweight and quick-drying towel
  2. Snacks and energy bars
  3. Trekking snacks (nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, etc.)
  4. Trekking poles
  5. Multi-tool or knife
  6. Portable charger for electronic devices
  7. Travel adapter if you have electronic devices with specific plugs
  8. Basic repair kit for your gear

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