Rara Lake Trek – 14 Days

Trip Overview

Rara Lake Trek is a newly introduced trekking route in Nepal. This trek takes you to the solitude of the western part of Nepal where you can enjoy the wilderness and experience unique terrain. The trip starts taking a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu-the capital city of Nepal and ends there. You will take a fight to Jumla from Nepalgunj before starting your actual trek.

Lying on the heart of Jumla district, nestled comfortably between the verdant vegetation at the height of 2990m; Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal. Jumla is a remote and underdeveloped area but has a flourishing culture and tradition. The trail to Rara is an ideal choice for adventure seekers but is rarely visited since it is not easily accessible. Easygoing Khas people, with amazing cultures are unique than the rest of Nepal, reside in these lively valleys. The primary occupation of these people is agriculture. They are friendly and welcoming. This region also hosts unique flora and fauna.

Rara Trek offers everything for tourists- the thrill of the exciting adventure in the wilderness, the steep gorge and the soft drenching fog flowing along the tracks. The narrow unusual path where sunlight slips through the bulky branches and dots the debris of leaves. Moreover, the trek also provided you with the tinkling calmness of the solitude, the freshness and purity of the air. The icy mists swirl around the neck of the mountains. Immaculate mirror-like stretch of water in Rara Lake glitter in the scintillating Sun rays. A profound sense of serenity and purity engulfs you as you gaze down the lake from the dizzying ledge.

Anybody with good physical fitness and good endurance capacity can go for this trek. Spring and autumn are the suitable seasons to embark on this trip. With our professional team, Nepal Peak Adventure is dedicated to offering you this fantastic opportunity to create a memory to cherish forever.

Outline Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m) 1-hour flight

Day 04: Fly to Jumla and trek to Padmara (2540m), 20 minutes and 3/4 hour trek

Day 05:  Trek to Bumra (2830m) – 4/5 hour

Day 06:  Trek to Pine (2430m) – 4/5 hour 

Day 07:  Trek to Rara Lake- 3/4 hour 

Day 08: Rara Lake (2990m) - Exploration of Rara Lake and surrounding area

Day 09:  Trek to Ghorasain (3271m) - 4/5 hour

Day 10: Trek to Sinja – 4/5 hour

Day 11:  Trek to Chere Chaur (2987m) – 5/6 hour

Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2514m) – 4/5 hour

Day 13: Fly to Nepaljung and take a subsequent flight to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 14: Final Departure

Cost Includes

Airport pick-up and drop off facility

Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program

3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast

Kathmandu-Nepalgunj- Jumla round trip airfare and domestic transfer

Teahouse/tented accommodations during the trek

All three meals of the day while on the trek and hot drinks three times a day

The expense of a trekking guide

Expenses of a porter (one porter for every two trekkers) 

Trekking Permit and all other necessary documentation for the trek

All the taxes related to the trek as applicable. 

Down Jacket, sleeping bag and a duffle bag (upon request) for the trekking purpose only

A T-shirt as a souvenir

Trekking map and a trekking completion certificate

Group medical Kit Box

The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter evacuation service (It should be covered by your insurance policy) 

Cost Excludes

Nepal Visa

International flight ticket to and from Nepal

Meals in Kathmandu besides welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfast

The entire cost of beverages except mentioned in the inclusion list while on the trek

Your travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation service)

Tipping to the guide and porter

Anything not included in trip includes list are considered as your personal expenses

Itinerary

When you arrive at Kathmandu, we will pick you from the airport and escort you to a hotel. After you freshen up, we will brief you about the trek at the hotel. Together, we will go for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant tonight. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today, you will spend time traveling around Kathmandu, gazing at the old temples and pagodas. You will visit UNESCO world heritage sites located at Kathmandu. The fascinating monuments and Buddhist cultures will take you back through the dim mist of time to the golden days of Kathmandu.
After an hour-long flight, you will find yourself descending at Nepalgunj- a tropical city. Nepalgunj lies in the southwest part of Nepal and borders India. You can stroll in the town in the evening. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
You will fly to Jumla from Nepalgunj today. The flights to Jumla are delayed and canceled sometimes due to adverse weather. We anticipate your patience in such a situation. After arriving at Jumla, you will walk towards Padmara. You will walk eastwards to Dansanhu. From here, you will take an extended walk to Urthu. After crossing Chaudbise area, a steep path leads you to today’s destination, Padmara
About an hour ascend takes you to Khali Langa from Bumra. After that, you will descend towards north through the vast forest until you reach Sinja Khola. You will cross the Sinja River through a bridge and walk towards Bumra where you halt for the day.
From Burma, you will walk through the edges of the river until you reach Bharagaon. From here, you will move to Ghautha Khola. From Ghautha Khola, you will clamber up to Chautha. Then, you will walk through narrow gorges until you finally reach Pine for the overnight stay.
From pine, you will turn west and take a trail slanting a sharp slope. You will pass through long fields, and then a switchback path leads you to a stream. You will pass through a bridge and ascend the village of Jhari. Following a ridge, you will clamber until you reach a ledge from which you can see the Lake. Now, you will slowly descend, passing through the meadows that border the south of the Lake. Finally, you will reach your destination.
Today is a rest day. You will give a rest to your weary elbows, recoil your tired muscles, and roam around the pristine Rara Lake. Rara offers unspoiled beauty of nature that includes emerald woods, unique topography, and snow-capped mountains.
Walking the passage of the lake, you will follow the trail to Khatyar. You will cross the bridge and travel southwards. You will keep walking southwards through dense forest. You will continue uphill and will be rewarded with mountains views. Then, you will turn climb uphill then descend sharply by the east side of Chuhemaru dada until you reach Ghorasain.
Today, you will resume the trek following a path to the valley of Botan. Then, you will ascend Diyabala Danda in the south of Ghorasain through the forest. After that, you will walk on an edge above the high fields of Lumsa before descending to Okharpati village. You descend deeper for about two hours until you reach Sinja.
You will cross a bridge and walk on the south bank of Jaljale Gad- a local stream. Then you will elevate briefly before lowering down the same stream. You will walk vigorously through the winding trail for about nine kilometers. Then, you will ascend through the vast fields. Finally, you will descend following a stream until you reach Chere Chaur.
Today is the final day of your actual trek. You will have a pleasant walk through a lush forest and local settlement. You will also enjoy the beautiful landscape of the region. After walking along the Jugad River, you will arrive in your today’s destination, Jumla.
From Jumla, you will fly to Nepaljung and take a subsequent flight to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Together, we will go for a farewell dinner tonight. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today is the last day of your Nepal trip for this time unless you prolong your trip. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure.

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