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Rara Lake Trekking - 11 days

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11 days
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All ground transportation as per itinerary.
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2 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalganj / 8 nights during trek.
3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During Rara trek.
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Nepalgunj-Jumla-Danphe Lagna-Chautha-Dhotu-Rara Lake-Pina-Bumra


             Rara Lake:
    • Experience the pristine beauty of Nepal's largest lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush forests.
             Remote Villages:
    • Encounter traditional Nepali villages along the trekking route, offering insights into local culture and lifestyle.
    • Explore diverse ecosystems, including alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, and high-altitude landscapes.
             Panoramic Views:
    • Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan range, including views of snow-capped peaks such as Chuchemara Peak and Ruma Kand.
The Rara Lake Trekking is a captivating journey through the remote wilderness of western Nepal, culminating in the breathtaking beauty of Rara Lake, the largest lake in Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 2,990 meters (9,810 feet) above sea level, Rara Lake is a hidden gem nestled amidst the serene tranquility of the Himalayas.

The trek begins in Jumla, a picturesque town in the Jumla District of Nepal, accessible via a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by a connecting flight to Jumla. From Jumla, you embark on an adventurous odyssey through rugged landscapes, dense forests, and traditional Nepali villages.

As you traverse the undulating trails, they are treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and pristine alpine meadows. Along the way, encounters with local villagers offer insights into the rich cultural heritage of the region, characterized by traditional farming practices, colorful festivals, and warm hospitality.

The highlight of the Rara Lake Trek is undoubtedly the majestic Rara Lake itself. Surrounded by emerald forests and framed by towering peaks, the crystal-clear waters of Rara Lake reflect the azure skies above, creating a mesmerizing tableau of natural beauty. Trekkers have ample time to explore the tranquil shores of the lake, go boating on its pristine waters, or simply bask in the serenity of this remote Himalayan sanctuary.

In addition to Rara Lake, the trek also offers opportunities to explore nearby attractions such as Murma Top, a vantage point offering panoramic views of the lake and surrounding landscape. You may also encounter diverse wildlife, including Himalayan tahrs, musk deer, and a variety of bird species, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.

Accommodation along the trekking route ranges from basic teahouses to camping under the starlit sky, providing you with a choice of immersive experiences in nature. Permits for the Rara National Park are required and can be obtained through Nepal Everest Adventures ensuring the conservation and protection of this pristine wilderness.

Overall, the Rara Lake Trek offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the raw beauty of the Himalayas, discover hidden gems off the beaten path, and unforgettable memories amidst the natural splendor of Rara Lake and its surrounding landscapes.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the trek and tour. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking.

Trip Itinerary

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in the Terai region of Nepal. Transfer to your hotel and rest.

Take an early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, the starting point of the  trek. Explore Jumla town and its surroundings. Overnight stay in Jumla.

Begin trekking from Jumla, ascending through forests of pine and oak.Pass through several small villages and terraced fields. Camp at Danphe Lagna, a beautiful meadow known for its bird population.

Continue trekking through forests and meadows, with occasional views of snow-capped peaks. Descend to the village of Chautha, located on the banks of the Sinja Khola River. Camp at Chautha and rest for the night.

Trek through lush forests and along the Sinja Khola River. Pass through small villages and terraced fields. Camp at Dhotu, a scenic spot with views of the surrounding hills.

Trek to Rara Lake, the highlight of the trek. Ascend gradually through forests and meadows. Arrive at Rara Lake and set up camp on its shores. Spend the rest of the day exploring the area and enjoying the breathtaking views.

Spend the day exploring the area around Rara Lake. Optional hikes to nearby viewpoints for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Relax by the lakeshore and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

Trek back towards Jumla, descending through forests and meadows. Camp at Pina, a small village nestled amidst hills and fields. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Continue trekking towards Jumla, passing through villages and farmland. Camp at Bumra, a scenic spot with views of the surrounding hills. Reflect on the experiences of the trek so far.

Trek back to Jumla, retracing your steps through forests and meadows. Arrive in Jumla and celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight stay in Jumla.

Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring  Kathmandu.

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    • Arrival/departure transfers by private car/Jeep
    • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During the trek
    • Domestic Flight Kathmandu/ Nepalganj/ Jumla /Kathmandu
    • Rara National Park permit fee
    • Accommodation in tea -house (lodge) on twin sharing basis on trekking
    • A Professional English speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter for 2 people (each porter can carry only 18 kg luggage)
    • Trekking staff wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
    • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit)
    • Government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare
    • Nepal Entry Visa and Visa extension fee
    • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
    • Single supplement in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast / Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/ boiled water), laundry
    • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Donation & tips, etc.
    • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost include'


    Rara Lake Trek Map

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