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Rara Lake - 16 Days

Rara Lake
Rara Lake
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  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 10 (Maximum)
  • Maximum Height : 2,990 m (9,810 ft)
  • Trek Starting Point : Pokhara – Beni
  • Trek Ending Point : Beni – Pokhara
  • Recommended Season : Spring, Autumn and Winter
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Rara Lake lies in Mugu District, Karnali Zone and far western north part of Nepal. This trek begins from the mountain airstrip of Jumla after flying from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, the trail passes through green countryside. Rara Lake Trekking is one of the finest trekking route in Nepal for adventure enthusiastic. Rara Lake is located at an altitude of  2,990 m (9,810 ft)  surrounded by snow covered Himalayan peaks, pine, west Himalayan spruce, Oak, Rhododendron and black Juniper forest. The whole part of biggest lake in Nepal can be seen from the Murma top along with most of the villages in Mugu. Rara National Park is considered as one of the finest parks in the world and is an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan goral, and other exotic animals. The major attraction of the Rara National Park is the largest lake of Nepal. Rara lake trek is not so hard and not so easy. The best month fir this trek is March to October and September to November.   

Trip Highlights

  • Mountain view of  Mt. Api and Saipal and more.
  • Mixed culture and traditions
  • Inhabited both Hindu people
  • House of  Jumleli  and Mugeli people
  • Temperate to Alpine forests
  • River & lush of  pine and fir of   forest 
  • Very rich in flora and fauna
  • Waterfalls and Suspension bridges along the way to cross the river
  • Origin and Civilization of Khas (Kshetrya ) Communiy
  • Nepal’s ethnic Jumleli  and Mugeli culture
  • Area of  apples
  • Famous  and biggest Rara  lake in Nepal

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (150m) fly

Day 04: Nepalgunj – Jumla (2370m)

Day 05: Jumla – Danphe Langa (3000m)

Day 06: Danphe Langa – Chutha (2370m)

Day 07: Chutha – Dhotu (3250m)

Day 08: Dhotu – Rara Lake (3040m)

Day 09: Rest and explore the Surrounding of Rara Lake

Day 10: Rara – Gorusingha (3000m)

Day 11: Gorusigha – Sinja (2440m)

Day 12: Sinja – Jhaljhale Chaur (2900m)

Day 13: Jhaljhale Chaur – Jumla (2370m)

Day 14: Jumla – Nepalganj (150m), fly – Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 15: Free day

Day 16: Kathmandu departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers 
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodations in Nepalgunj
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Air ticket Kathmandu -  Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Air ticket Nepalgunj – Rara - Nepalgunj
  • Rara  National park  permit and TIMS Permits
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • An English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the way to trek 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee) during the meal time.
  • Purified/Iodine  Drinking water
  • All lodge accommodations on twin sharing basis ( private room share toilet) 
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
Cost Excludes
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Tour guide 
  • Food in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Boiled  / bottled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Net / Wi-Fi charges
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation charges
  • Tips

Trip Note

Trekking distances and times are approximate: times differ widely from group to group. 

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