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Rara Lake Trekking

  • 16 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public Bus/ Airplane

Accommodation: Tented Camp+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 3,450m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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“A enchanting lake with a best scene to get rejuvenated……………come and explore its amazing beauty …..”

A standout amongst the best ends for trekking inside the Western Kingdom of Nepal, Rara trekking extinguishes the enticement of a wonderful read of the Himalaya Mountains in conjunction with the social view that is plainly various. Rara Park encompasses the trekking space, and throughout this stop dwells Nepal's biggest lake - the Rara Lake. The track is nearly clear and wash, and is relatively straightforward. On the way, one may witness memorable presentations of clear high elevation lake resting inside the peace and serenity around the evergreen pine backwoods. The backwoods here are blended with pine, spruce and juniper trees, and from this timberland you'll have the ability to see amazing perspectives of the mountain range monsters which will keep you in wonderment.

The Rara Lake runs profound until 167 meters beneath the surface in a few spots. This water huge empties into the watercourse of Mugu Karnali by means of the Nijar Khola. Harbouring an overabundance of flower and faunal species, the Rara Park gives surroundings for numerous helpless plants and creatures; together with animals much the same as the bear feline, regular monkey, rhesus monkey, and botanical species like bush, juniper, oak, spruce and Cyprus. Jumla, the locale for Rara Trekking, is eminent for being one around the territories in Kingdom of Nepal with high rice-development. It’s on the banks of the Tila Khola and is at the top of 2370 meters. Taking a flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj is that the most normal because of get to Rara.

Come and join Nepal Mother House for the wonderful trekking journey to this amazing beautiful lake place. We believe you deserve the best services so our team and guides are qualified and decade experience to give you all the comfort and satisfaction.

Trip Highlights

  • Nepal’s largest Lake “Rara” is most incredible and fascinating trekking with snow-capped.
  • Located far northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali.
  • An ideal choice of wilderness and isolation travel in Nepal Himalaya.
  • Excellent exploration opportunities to Napal’s finest National park.
  • Remote rural life hood and which is situated at an altitude of 2,990 meter.
  • “Off the Beaten Trail” alpine meadows and forests, verities wield animals, un-spoilt culture.
  • Fly Kathmandu to Nepaljung and to Jumla by plane.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj -1 to 1 ½ hours

Day 04:Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) -45 minutes

Day 05:Trek Jumla to Uthugaon (2530m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 06:Trek Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna (3500m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 07:Trek Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 08:Trek Chautha to Dhotu (2380m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 10:Rest and explore day at Rara

Day 11:Trek Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 12:Trek Gorusingha to Sinja (2440m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 13:Trek Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m) – 6 to 7 hours

Day 14:Trek Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2370m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 15:Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj -30 minutes flight

Day 16:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • 3 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with Tea, coffee each meal.
  • High quality camping equipments quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Jumla and Jumla to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu by plane.
  • Trekking Permit, paper work and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Cards.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A Porter (between 2 people) Each Porter carry Max.20 to 25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • 1 Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Duffle Bag during trek and first Aid medical kid.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • Tipping for crew and personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears and optional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj -1 to 1 ½ hours As per the day’s flight schedule, we will transfer to the domestic airport for a one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. We will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, and stay overnight in this transit city.

Day 04 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) -45 minutes After a lovely overnight stay in Nepalgunj, we make an early morning transfer to the airport for the 45 minute flight to Jumla over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. Then, our trekking staffs, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply, will receive you. Jumla is located in a delightful valley and here are some of the highest limits of paddy cultivation, growing red rice. This is also the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district.

Day 05 : Trek Jumla to Uthugaon (2530m) – 4 to 5 hours We start our journey by following the north bank of the Tila Khola River and then turning north to follow the Chaudhabise Khola, passing through fields and pine forests. Then we will ascend upwards the Padmara valley. The trail keeps following the river until we arrive at the small village of Uthugaon, where we will have a good campsite close to the school on the opposite side of the river for an overnight stay.

Day 06 : Trek Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna (3500m) -4 to 5 hours Today, we follow the trail through the narrow canyon to the village of Padmara. Then we climb up to the Khali Lagna pass at 3,550m through a deep forest of pines, spruces, and firs. Soon after this pass, both routes come together and the trail descends gently through mixed forest of spruces, birches and rhododendrons to arrive at our campsite at Danphe Lagna.

Day 07 : Trek Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) – 5 to 6 hours Our trails descend steeply passing through fir, birch, walnut, and bamboo forests until a bridge. Then we follow the river downstream before starting a serious climb passing some water-driven mills to Kabra. Here you can see a huge overhanging rock which is the source of Silajit, a mineral which is believed to have healing properties. Now, from here, our climb continues for a while and then levels out before Bhara village and then descend to the Chauro Khola River to the village of Chautha for our overnight stay.

Day 08 : Trek Chautha to Dhotu (2380m) – 5 to 6 hours We continue following the stream uphill to Bhulbule, which is Rara National Park entrance station at 3,130m. Then trail continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3,450m, which is covered with chortens (round stone Buddhist reliquary mounds) and prayer flags. From the top, we descend gently at first before dropping down steeply through spruce forests. Our camp will set at the small settlement of Dhotu village.

Day 09 : Trek Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) - 4 to 5 hours This is a short and pleasant trek with fine views to the mountains. We traverse a steep north facing slope from Dhotu, and cross a series of fields down to a small stream. After crossing the bridge, the trail climbs up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari and again climbs steadily up through a cedar forest to a huge meadow atop a 3,050m ridge with great overhead views of Rara Lake. We will follow the trail along to the northern side of the Lake, where the park headquarters is located and our camp is to be set up.

Day 10 : Rest and explore day at Rara This is the goal of our trip. As the largest lake in Nepal, it is almost 13 km around the lake and a day devoted to walk around it is well spent. Rara is designated a national park and since 1975 this region has offered remoteness and a wilderness experience unlike any other region of Nepal. Here birds, flowers and wildlife flourish while the Himalayan bears, Serows, Gorals, Musk Deer, Red Pandas and both Rhesus and Langur Monkeys are the main attraction of this trek. The 180 meter deep Rara Lake is a habitat for otters and an important resting place for wandering water fowl.

Day 11 : Trek Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m) – 5 to 6 hours After explore the Rara Lake the trail will follow the Khatyar Khola River and slowly descend before we climb out following a small trail surrounded by pine, spruce and rhododendron forests. Then, we follow the trail dropping into the Ghatta valley heading towards the small settlement of Gorusingha where we can see several excellent campsites.

Day 12 : Trek Gorusingha to Sinja (2440m) – 5 to 6 hours Today, our journey keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorusingha following the Sinja Khola River downwards to Sinja. Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty 12th to 14th century, which ruled western Nepal. We can see remains of the old palace across the river. That is not all there is however. There is also an interesting temple here dedicated to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who rides atop a tiger.

Day 13 : Trek Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m) – 6 to 7 hours After breakfast, the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden plank bridge and passes a few small villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of old-fashioned log bridges. Today, most of the trek goes through forest of pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn. At last the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses. We make camp at Laljala Chaur.

Day 14 : Trek Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2370m) – 4 to 5 hours This is our last day of the trek. At first we keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3,510m then a pleasant descent to Jumla to camp overnight. We will celebrate this last day with all our crew.

Day 15 : Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj -30 minutes flight Today, early in the morning, we take a 30 minute sweeping flight to Nepalgunj, over the Himalayan foothills. We can catch stunning views of the snow capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj the flight to Kathmandu depends on the connecting flight schedule. If our flight is in the afternoon, then we will have time, a few hours, for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 16 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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