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1192
16 Days
Availability : Feb – May & Sep - Nov
Kathmandu
Rara Region
Tour Details

Rara Lake trekking offers remote wilderness of western Nepal offers a superb experience of nature. Rara Lake is Nepal’s largest lake which is situated at an elevation of 3,062 meter. Beginning the trek from Jumla, the trail passes through green countryside which provides unusual glimpses of culture and scenery quite different from elsewhere in Nepal. The trek eventually culminates to the Rara National Park. The entire route is ‘off the beaten track’ which involves the crossing of Ghurchi Langa pass at 3,450m on the way to Rara Lake and a few ridges at around 3,000m when hiking on the way back.

Trip Fact

Country

Nepal

Accomodation in trek

Tea House / Guest house

Max Altitude

3500 M. /44225Ft.

Activities

Trekking & culture tour

Transportation

Flight

Grade

Moderate

Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4264 ft.

Upon arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu (1300M) you will be received by our representative at the arrival gate and will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Included: – Accommodation in hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu, Patan sightseeing and trekking preparation in Kathmandu (1,300m)

The second morning after your breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual places in Kathmandu valley. The tour covers UNESCO World Heritage Sites including historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Buddhist Shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (the Largest Stupa in the World), and Pashupatinath (Hindu’s holiest pilgrimage site).
Patan, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, in particular its tradition of arts and crafts. After heritage sightseeing, you will meet your trekking guide for briefing to help for final preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Included: – Breakfast & heritage sightseeing.

Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj you will be transferred to the domestic airport in Kathmandu. It is a-one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. At Nepalgunj we will have time in the late afternoon to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern part of Nepal bordering India. Overnight stay in Nepalgunj.

Included: – Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation in hotel.

Day 04Fly to Jumla: (2,370m)

We take an early morning flight to Jumla which will fly over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jumla, our trekking staff will receive you, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply. Jumla is the administrative headquarter of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district.

Included: – Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 05Trek to Uthugaon (2,530m): 4-5 hrs

We commence our trek in the morning, following the north bank of the Tila Khola, passing through fields and pine forests. The trek will ascend up the Padmara valley. Our trail keeps following the river until we arrive at the small village of Uthugaon, where we have a campsite close to the school on the opposite side of the river. Overnight stay at Uthugaon.

Included: – Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 06Trek to Danphe Lagna (3,500m): 4-5 hrs

Our trek today will be through the narrow canyon to the village of Padmara. The trail climbs to the Khali Lagna pass at 3,550m through a deep forest of pines and firs. Shortly after this pass two paths come together and the trail then descends gently through mixed forest of spruces, birches and rhododendrons ultimately arriving at our campsite at Danphe Lagna. Overnight stay at Danphe Lagna.

Included: – Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 07Trek from Chautha (2,770m): 5-6 hrs

The trek today descends steep passing through fir, birch and walnut and bamboo forests. After crossing a bridge we follow the river downstream before starting a serious climb. Here is a huge overhanging rock which is the source of Silagit, a mineral which is believed to have healing properties. Our steep climb continues for a while and then leaves out before Bhara village. We then descend to the Chauro Khola village of Cahutha. Overnight stay at Cahutha.

Included: – Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 08Trek to Dhotu (2,380m): 5-6 hrs

We trek uphill to Bulbule, the Rara National Park entrance station which is situated at an altitude of 3,130 meters. Our path continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass (3,450m) which is covered with Chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and prayer flags. From the pass the trail descends through spruce forests. Tonight we camp at the small settlement of Dhotu village.

Included: – Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 09Trek to Rara Lake (2,980m): 4-5 hrs.

Starting in the morning, we traverse a steep north-facing slope from Dhotu and cross a series of fields down to a small stream. We now climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari. We again climb steadily up through cedar forest to a huge meadow. We will follow the trail along the northern side of the Rara Lake, where the park headquarters and the camping ground are situated, for us to spend night.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 10Explore day at Rara Lake

Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal. It is almost 13 km around the lake. Thus, a day devoted to walk around is well spent. Rara was designated a national park in 1975. This region offers remoteness and wilderness experience unlike any other region of Nepal. The Rara Lake is 180-meter deep.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 11Trek to Gorusingha (3,190m): 5-6 hrs

This day our trail will follow the Khatyar Khola. We will keep following this river mildly descending before we climb out following a small trail surrounded by pine, spruce and rhododendron forests. The trail will drop into the Ghatta valley heading towards the small settlement of Gorushigha. Overnight stay at Gorushingha.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 12Trek to Sinja (2,440m): 5-6 hrs

Our route keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorusingha, following the Sinja Khola downwards to Sinja. From the 12th to 14th century, Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western Nepal before Prithvi Narayan Shah unified this nation. The ruins of the old palace can be seen across the river. Overnight stay at Sinja.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 13Trek to Jaljala Chaur: (3,270m)

In the beginning, we cross Sinja Khola and follow several ups and downs on the way. Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn. The trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow where horses are see grazing. Overnight stay at Jaljala Chaur.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 14Trek to Jumla (2,370m): 4-5 hrs

We keep climbing through forests to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3,510m, then a pleasant descend to Jumla. Overnight stay in Jumla.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in lodge.

Day 15Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

We take an early morning 30 minute sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj, over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow-capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu, we can have time in the afternoon for refreshment in the comfort of a hotel in Nepalgunj. We then connect with flight back to Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in hotel

Day 16Leisure day in Kathmandu.

It is also spare day in case of bad weather in Jumla. You may have full day today as spare, time to explore Kathmandu and last day shopping. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Included: – Breakfast & accommodation in hotel.

Day 17Kathmandu departure or trip extensions by adding optional activities.

You have option today to extend your programme. Three are many fun & exciting adventures, Everest flight, white water rafting, wildlife safari in Chitwan national park, Pokhara excursion & paragliding or Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight

Included: – Breakfast, lunch & accommodation in lodge.

Note: The above itinerary is the standard that we offer. It can be customized as per your interests.

Service Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer as per tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj with breakfast.
  • All meals (breakfast lunch & dinner) during the trip.
  • Lodge to Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu –Nepalgunj - Jumla - Kathmandu)
  • An experience English speaking trekking guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • Rara restricted area permit.
  • Tims (trekking information management system) fee.
  • Guide & porter foods accommodation, salary & insurance.
  • All government & Local taxes.

Service excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • International airfare & airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All kinds of cold drinks like water, coke, Fanta juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Rescue armament in case if emergency.
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