RARA LAKE TREK (THE WILD WEST OF NEPAL) - 14 Days

Trip Code NDC-1030
Trip grade Moderate

Quick facts

  • Max. Altitude:
    4,400m/14,436ft
  • On Trek:
    8 Days
  • Trek Style:
    Tea House/Hotel/Lodge
  • Trek Starts From:
    Jumla
  • Trek Ends At:
    Jumla
  • Best Seasons:
    September/October and April to May.

Trip Overview

Lying in the wild west of Nepal, Rara Lake is as breathtaking as it is isolated. Situated at an altitude of 2986m the lake covers 10 km in length, 3 km in width and 167 meters in depth, making it the largest lake of Nepal. Pine, spruce and juniper forest surrounding the lake along with the reflections of snow capped peaks in the deep blue water makes the view even more scenic and magnificent.  

Also called the queen of Lakes, Rara lies in remote region ensconced within its smallest national park of Nepal. Covering mere 10.8 sq.km , the Rara National Park is home to 1074 species of flora, of which 16 are endemic and 51 species of fauna including musk dear, Himalayan black bear, goral, leopard and much more. With more than 200 species of bird, it’s a paradise for birdwatcher as well. 

The trek will begin from Jumla, one of the least developed region of Nepal.  You will then be passing through series of picturesque villages with glimpse of different cultures, high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures before you finally catch the glimpse of the pristine lake.

If you love to travel off the beaten path, this will be one of the most incredible and fascinating trip you will ever take.

This trek can be done during any part of the year except from December to Feburary.

Trip itinerary

  • 01 Arrival and Transfer to Hotel.

  • 02 Kathmandu Heritage Tour

  • 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

  • 04 Fly to Jumla from Nepalgunj after breakfast. Half day sightseeing in Jumla. Overnight at lodge.

  • 05 Trek to Naurikhola from jumla. Overnight at tea house.

  • 06 Trek towards Bulbule. Overnight at tea house in bulbule.

  • 07 Trek to Rara lake. Overnight at a tea house.

  • 08 Rara lake exploration day. Overnight at a tea house.

  • 09 Trek back to Ghorasain via Chuchhemara from the lake. Chuchhemera hill is a vantage point to have an un-obstructive view of the magnificent lake. Overnight at a tea house.

  • 10 Trek back to Sinja from Ghorasain. Overnight at a tea house.

  • 11 Trek to Jaljala chaur from Sinja. Overnight at a tea house.

  • 12 Trek down to Jumla. Overnight at a lodge.

  • 13 Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu from there. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 14 Farewell dear friend.

Trip Includes & Excludes

Includes

  • All Airport / Hotel transfers
  • 3/4 star hotel in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj (breakfast included)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner breakfast in KTM
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights and airport taxes
  • An experienced and certified trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their full expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag. (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bag, Trek map, T-shirt & group Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes such as National park permit, TIMS
  • Full day cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu on day 02 (including entrance fees)
  • All necessary paper work and permits(ACAP and upper mustang special trekking permits)

Excludes

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges during domestic flights. Airlines rate for excess weight excluding 15 KGS permitted varies mostly ranging from 1-2 USD per KG.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of late departure and early arrival.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Expenses occur due to the case of early return from mountain to Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary which includes accommodation and meals
  • Personal expenses such as Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Gratitude for guides and porters

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