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Rara Lake Trek A surreal beauty of nature

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Trip Facts

Best Season :
Mar - Dec
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Altitude:
3050m, Rara Lake
Per Day Hiking:
4-5 hrs
Accomodation:
Tea house/ Camping
Transportation:
Flight, Trekking and Drive

Highlights

  • Sightseeing of UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal
  • Rara lake itself full of natural beauty
  • camping at Rara lake
  • Rara National Park
  • Explore Jumla, one of a secluded area of Nepal
 

Overview

|Rara Lake Trek, Get set for an amazing journey to one of the most remote places in Nepal and admire the fascinating beauty of azure and pristine Rara lake! Rara lake trek is a journey full of wilderness. It offers an opportunity to relish the glory of mountains, lakes, forests, valleys and remote landscape of Nepal. You can enjoy the enchanting views of secluding Karnali region as you pass by the breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, and forests. The trail to Rara Lake traverses through Rara National Park. The national park is home to various species of floras and faunas. It shelters 1074 species of floras amongst which 16 are found only in Nepal.

Besides, the national park holds the pride of having 214 species of birds and 51 species of mammals. Among them, few are rare and endangered species found in only the Karnali region of Nepal, particularly at Rara National Park.

The journey of Rara Lake Trek starts with a sightseeing tour to UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu.  Then you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Jumla. Jumla is one of the most remote places in Nepal. The trail to Rara Lake is an off beaten path. Even though the trek to Rara lake trek is famous but it has less crowd than Everest and Annapurna. So, the place has remained in its natural glory and tranquility.

Rara lake is the largest lake of Nepal that lies at an altitude of 3050m within the periphery of Rara National Park. Rara lake is located in an outstanding location amidst the snow-capped mountains of Dolpo regions and Tibetan plateaus. Due to its location, makes it one of the must-visit places in Nepal. It provides the surreal taste of natural beauty and wilderness. Besides, the trail traverses the forests of pine, conifers, birch, rhododendron and chestnut trees which is a pleasing way to taste the gorgeousness of Karnali region.

If are you willing to walk into this beautiful national park placed in between the Trans Himalayan valley  Adore the incredible views of Mother nature that you can experience nowhere but here. The raw appeal of mountains, lakes, valleys, forests, and encounter of wildlife like a Red panda, musk deer, leopards, Ghorals, Himalayan Black deer is a delight that you can get only through a trek to Rara lake. Himal Eco Trek organizes a well-planned trip to Rara Lake as your service. So, let us know if you are planning to visit Nepal to relish the outstanding beauty of Rara lake.


Detail Itinerary

A representative from Himal Eco Treks will pick you up at the airport. You will then be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu. Check in at the hotel and make yourself feel comfortable at the hotel. Our representative will let you know about the itinerary plan ahead. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel for a sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. At first, you will be transferred to Kathmandu Durbar Square for a wonderful cultural exploration. You can get some insights on art, culture, and history of Nepal as you visit the place. Then you will be transferred to Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath stupa respectively where you can enjoy the mixture of Hindu and Buddhist culture in a single go. You can also prepare for any last minute items required for trekking ahead. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel for a sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. At first, you will be transferred to Kathmandu Durbar Square for a wonderful cultural exploration. You can get some insights on art, culture, and history of Nepal as you visit the place. Then you will be transferred to Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath stupa respectively where you can enjoy the mixture of Hindu and Buddhist culture in a single go. You can also prepare for any last minute items required for trekking ahead. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Get ready for another flight to Jumla today. After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Nepalgunj airport where you catch a flight to Jumla. After the flight, you will land on one of the most remote places in Nepal. You can feel the remoteness of the place as soon as you reach Jumla. Initiating actual trekking journey, we leave Jumla and enter into the small village popular as Mircha. The village is enclosed with small walls on all side and has a number of stupas that dates back to 15th century. We further walk along a rocky trail until we reach Chala Chaur. We stop at Chala Chaur for the day.

As we leave Chala Chaur, we take a path that goes up through steep well-paved stones. On the way, we traverse through some beautiful forest of birch and pine. As we move up, we can see a slow change in the vegetation as well. The forest goes out of sight and we can find beautiful grasslands on our site. As we reach the pass, we can get some magnificent views of Mt. Kanjiroba. From the pass, we descend down along the forested area to the meadows for the night.

We follow the trail that goes along Jaljala river and traverses through the beautiful forest of pine and terraced farmland. We also visit a popular temple known as Kanak Sundari. The temple is believed to be built 300 years ago. This ancient temple is highly valued by the Hindu pilgrims. After visiting the temple, we continue through the trail along the river and cross a bridge over the river. After that, we descend down until we reach the village of Sinja. Sinja was a capital city of Malla kings during their regime. The land of Sinja is very alluvial and best for farming. As we pass Sinja village, we make our way via the trail to Botan.

Leaving Bota, we follow a trail along the Ghatta river. The landscape of Mother Nature is purely divine as you walk up to the border of Rara lake. The scenic route offers some marvelous views of valleys, forests, rivers, mountains, farmlands and many others. Today, we move ahead into the Rara National Park. We find ourselves walking into the periphery of the park. If lucky we will be able to observe the natural richness of the park from very close. The diverse variety of floras and faunas are best things to observe during your travel inside the national park.

Today, we leave Gorong Shingha and walk up towards the Ghurchimara ridge. The ridge at 3170 meters offers some fascinating views of surrounding places along with the azure Rara lake. The path looks difficult but is not as difficult as it looks. From the ridge, we descend down appreciating the glory of surrounding amidst the birch, rhododendron and bamboo forests. No sooner, we will find the outstanding lake of Rara right in front of us.

Today, we spend our full day at Rara lake. The place is so much relishing and pristine to be at. We azure and tranquil water of the lake adds peace to the mind. You can also enjoy your time by exploring the villages nearby. It can be a wonderful opportunity to be some insights on people, their culture, and custom whoever is residing in those areas. Early in the morning, you can get some fresh views of hills, mountains, and lakes. You can also opt for swimming in the lake if interested.

Today, we leave the lake and march forward towards the river camp. From the camp, we cross and ridge and make our way towards the Jhyari village. as we pass the village, we descend down to the Jhyari river and walk along the terraced farmland until we reach a valley of Dhauligar Khola.

Leaving Dhauli Khola, we walk along the farmlands and enter into the beautiful village of Pina. The village is small with a police check post and few hotels that cater the need of accommodation. We leave the village and climb up to Ghurchi Lagna Pass. From the pass, we traverse through various pastures, Chortens and narrow village to Chautha.

Today, we leave Chautha and make our way to Sinja river. We pass a clinic and hotel located in the dramatic location on the way. The clinic and hotel lies on the hanging massive of a rock at Kabra. The place is believed to be an ore for a medicinal mineral that is the cure to anything. From here, we move ahead and pass the villages of Burma and Nyawre to the pastures of Tharamara.

Leaving Tharamara, we follow a path that slopes gently upwards towards Jumla. On the way, we pass Khali Lagna and some trees of birch and pine to Danphe Lekh. From the top of the ridge, we will be able to get some magnificent views of mountains and Jumla village. we descend down from the ridge and make our way to Jumla village which is the same place where we had started our trekking journey earlier.

Today, we will take an early flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj. As we reach Nepalgunj, we take another flight in the afternoon to Kathmandu. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel. Spend the remaining time on your own.

After fifteen days long travel around Nepal and from Rara lake, we have set aside a free day in Kathmandu for you. On this day, you can either rest at your hotel to get rid of all the tiredness or else, you can enjoy sightseeing tours to Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar squares. You can also enjoy shopping at different places in Kathmandu today.

Your trip to Rara lake with us comes to an end today. We will drop you at the Kathmandu airport before your scheduled flight for your journey onwards. If you loved our companionship, we hope to see you again.


Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu with English speaking guide and a private vehicle
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • All the road transport along with picking up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • All Nepalese staff insurance
  • Tents for the camping
  • Accommodation in tea houses throughout the trek
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry fees for Rara national park
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All the essential trekking gear
  • All other government fees and taxes.

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner ) in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Nepal entry visa
  • International Airfare
  • Snacks, soft drinks during the trek
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for the guide, driver, porter or any other trekking staff

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter into Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check-in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.

Accommodation

We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay in the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses is on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in the airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in a website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty-free items prescribed by the Customs Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes, and 50 cigars. Also, you can also bring a laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential to you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes of high altitude sickness. It may be due to the lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.


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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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