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Rara Lake Trek

Price Starts From

$2845 / per person

Duration

16 Days

Best Season

March - Nov

Grade

moderate

Max Elevation

2990 Meters

Group Size

2-12 Pax

Overview

Rara Lake Trek is a natural delight for those who would love to dissolve into the serene and scenic beauty of mountains, lakes and lush nature. It takes you to the far northwest region of Nepal, in the Mugudistrict, to relish the tantalizing glory of Rara lake. Rara lake Trek is the largest lake nestled in the lap of Nepalese Himalayas at an altitude of 2990 meters above sea level. Covering an area of 10.8 sq. km, the lake is a natural pride with a blue shimmering lake in the shadows of beautiful Himalayas. The lake lies in one of the remote sections of Nepal with a pristine environment all around which is a plus point for every enthusiastic trekker out there.

The trail to Rara Lake goes through the boundary of Rara National Park which is a living showcase to varieties of floras, faunas, birds, and butterflies found in different ecological regions and climatic conditions. Rara lake Trek allows you to walk through the dense forests along an off beaten route with striking views of mountains on sight. Do not get surprised if you get a glimpse of musk deer, leopard, goral, Himalayan black beer, red panda or lophophores on your way because the national park is home to many species of plants, birds, animals, and reptiles. As per the latest survey, around 1074 species of flowers, 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds have been noticed in that area.

Rara Lake has been described as a shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks by Bill Greer, the founder of the Great Outdoors Recreation Pages. The description gives us an idea about the heavenly beauty of Rara Lake. Besides the off beaten nature of Rara Lake Trek, the trek allows us an opportunity to cross GhurchiLagna Pass at an elevation of 3450 meters. The trail to Rara lake undulates up and down via charming villages, dense forests and lots of ridges. Rara Lake Trek is probably one of the difficult treks that requires a lot of stamina and endurance capacity but the captivating beauty that this trek possesses is beyond any difficulty.

World Alpine Trek is pleased to escort for your journey to Rara lake. If you are interested in the trek, let us know for more details. We even have other off beaten trekking packages to cater to your lust for mountains, nature, and adventure.

  • Day 1 :  
    Welcome to Kathmandu

    The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

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  • Day 2 :  
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, fine culture and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts and carvings in the palaces, temples and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)

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  • Day 3 :  
    Fly to Nepalgunj

    In the early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport for a flight to Nepalgunj. It’s a fifty minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj lies in southwestern Nepal close to the Indian border. It is one of the hottest cities in Nepal. As soon as you land in the airport, you can feel the instant heat of the place. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Nepalgunj. Stay in the hotel till evening. In the evening, you can explore the city and visit the Bageshwori temple. Tonight at a hotel in Nepalgunj(Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 4 :  
    Fly to Jumla and trek to ChalaChaur

    We take an early flight to Jumla today. It’s a thirty-minute flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla. As we land in the Jumla airport, we meet our trekking crew and prepare entire luggage before trekking. We enjoy our lunch together and start walking for a general warm-up. We traverse towards the north and after an hour we come across a small village called Micha. The village has small walled enclosures with some Buddhist stupas. The stupas are very old and date back to the 15th century. From the village, we walk along a rock-strewn path to ChalaChaur. Tonight we stay at ChalaChaur. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 5 :  
    Cross a pass

    Leaving ChalaChaur, we follow a trail that goes up along the steep stones. We pass the forests of pine, birch, and rhododendron to a pass called Khali Langa pass. From the pass, we can get some stunning views of Kanijroba in the east. We descend down from the pass and walk along a forested area to flat meadows. We set up our tent somewhere in the meadows and stay there at the campsite for the night. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 6 :  
    Trek to Botan via Sinja

    We follow a trail that runs along the JaljalaKholaand traverses through the forests of pine and terraced farmland. On the way, we pass Kanaksundari temple. It is an old temple in that region that dates back to three hundred years. The temple holds a high significance amongst Hindu pilgrims. The trail drops down to a river and crosses a bridge over the river to Sinja village. Sinja village used to be the capital place of the region during the Malla reign. The village preserves some history of Malla kings and their era. After lunch in the village, we head towards Botan. Tonight, we stay at Botan(Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 7 :  
    Trek to border of Rara National Park

    We leave Botan and continue through a trail along Ghattakhola. A trail is an untouched form of mother nature, so pure and pious. With the scenic route, we march ahead through the terraced farmlands and forests to the boundary line of Rara National Park. Rara National Park is a living house of a rich ecosystem. It treasures many species of floras, faunas, birds, and butterflies. Today, we explore the periphery of the park and spend our time in the divinity of Mother Nature. Tonight, we stay at Gorosingha in Rara National Park (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 8 :  
    Trek to Rara Lake

    We continue through the trail that leads us to Rara Lake. We walk out of Gorosingha and climb up to Ghurchi Mara ridge at an elevation of 3710 meters. It’s around one and a half-hour walk to the ridge. From the ridge, we can enjoy some amazing views of lush forests, hills, and RaraLake. We drop down from the ridge and pass the forests of bamboo and birch to Khatyarkhola. We cross the river and walk upstream to Rara Lake. Tonight we stay at RaraLake (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 9 :  
    Rest day in Rara

    Rara lake is a magnificent lake located at an altitude of 3000 meters in the mid-western region of Nepal. It is a heavenly place that offers spectacular views of mountains, lake, hill and lush forests at once. The serene and azure lake amidst the lush landscape with towering mountains on sight, it is a marvelous place to be at. Today, we spend our day exploring the lake and its periphery region. There is an old village a Rara nearby. We even visit that village. We climb up to a view tower that offers some stunning views of lakes, hills, and mountains. Tonight we stay at Rara Lake (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 10 :  
    Trek to river camp via Jhyari

    We wake up in one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Nepal. We enjoy our breakfast amidst the amazing landscape and continue towards river camp. We climb up on a ridge and enter into the village of Jhyari. We stretch our footsteps along the banks of the Jhyari river and pass the terraced farmland on the way. We keep moving forward until we arrive at the Dhauligarkhola valley. Upon arrival, we select a perfect camping site near the river. As we set up the tents, we can witness the exotic nature and charismatic beauty of Himalayan peaks. Tonight we stay at river camp (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 11 :  
    Cross GhurchiLagna pass and trek to Chautha

    We leave Dhauligarkhola and walk through the lush landscape through terraced farmland to the village of Pina. There is a police post and a few hotels/ lodges in Pina. From Pina, we continue our climb up to GhurchiLagna Pass. as we move ahead, we come across several chortens, pastures, and narrow valleys. Finally, we climb up steep through a sloppy path to the village of Chautha. Tonight we stay at Chautha (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 12 :  
    Trek to Tharamara

    Leaving Chautha, we follow a trail through the northern bank of Sinjakhola. We pass a hotel and health post that lies just below the huge hanging rock at Kabra. This place is very popular for Shilajit. Shilajit is a liquid extracted from the molten rock masses and has a high medicinal value in Ayurveda. This place is well known for Silajit extraction. Moving forward, we pass the village of Burma and Nyawre. Further, we climb up until we open up to the pastures at Tharamara. Tonight we stay at Tharamara(Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 13 :  
    Trek to Jumla

    Our trail gently slopes upward towards Jumla. We pass tall trees of a birch on the way to Khali Lagna and DanpheLekh. We climb up to a ridge from where we can get some spectacular views of mountains, hill, and valleys. From the ridge, we descend down to the campsite spot where we had stayed on the first day of our trek in ChalaChaur. From here, we retrace our steps back to Jumla. Tonight we stay at Jumla. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 14 :  
    Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

    Today, we take an early flight to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, we again take a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel for check-in. check-in the hotel and spend the time on your own at the hotel. You can relax to soothe all the tiredness due to the long day trek. Tonight we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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  • Day 15 :  
    Leisure Day

    After fourteen days long journey, today is a free day in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – you can either explore some unexplored UNESCO listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

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  • Day 16 :  
    Departure day

    Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

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Inclusion

  • Airport pick up/ drop facility.
  • Flight to/from Nepalgunj.
  • Flight to/from Jumla.
  • All ground transportation during the trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Sleeping bag if you require.
  • Trekking completion certificate from company.
  • All government taxes.
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses/ tented camps during the trekking journey.
  • Trekking permit.
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients).
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs.
  • First aid kit.

Exclusion

  • Travel Insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.
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