Asiana Treks

Rara Lake Trekking

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Destination
Jumla Region Trek
Duration
14 days
Group size
1 - 10
Level
Moderate
Max. Elevation
2991 m / 9812 ft
Best Season
March to may/September to November
Accomodation
Teahouse
Meals
B/L/D/ while in Trekking
Transportation
Local bus/Private car/ van/Plane
Starts / Ends
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Adventurous and beautiful trekking trails. 
    • Remote but welcoming experience of the villages.
    • Visit Rara National Park
    • The sight of several species of birds and animals.
    • Discovering the least fortunate and debased Karnali region.
    • Camping near deep blue Rara Lake.

Overview

Overview

Rara Lake trekking is the shortest and most pristine trek in the Far-west of Nepal. Trek to Rara Lake at an elevation of 2990m is the least frequented route since it introduces trekkers to the wildest adventure and provides a nomadic experience. In fact, the serene and vivid Rara Lake is the largest lake (10.8 sq. Km) in Nepal with 167 m of depth.

The striking and imperishable beauty of the trails enchants travellers all the way with its remarkable and sheer nature. At first, the trek to Rara National Park starts on a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and on 18 seated aeroplanes from Nepalgunj to Jumla. Infamously, Jumla is also popular for its organically produced apples in the month of July and August. The city looks astonishing during winter since it is covered with white snowflakes.

The trails that follow the Jugad Khola along with the farmlands and authentic remote villages in the forested region are a rewarding experience. The Rara National Park is untouched and has not been despoiled by the herds of trekkers since many tourists did not visit it. As of now, Jumla Rara Trek is the most looked-for trekking and it’s added to the bucket list of many people across the world. 

The excursion in Rara National Park caters to beautiful pines forest with 214 species of bird, common langurs, red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, leopard, wild boar, etc. Finally, the tranquil Rara Lake spellbound travellers with its splendid beauty surrounded by green lands and mountains. The lake is the untroubled reflection of the creation of nature. The recompensing experience of the trek is boating in the lake to all corners reflecting the sky below as if you are in the sky flying on a boat. 

 Whilst the excursion of Rara National Park and Rara Lake, people also can hike to Chuchemara Hilltop at a steep elevation of 4090m. The panoramic view from the hilltop is incredible providing the magnificent sight of incredibly tall and snow-covered mountain peaks. The overall experience is worthwhile, adventurous, captivating, and full of primitive Nepal lifestyle and landscape.

Trip Itinerary

When you Land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and assist with your transfer to a centrally located hotel in Kathmandu. After you have settled into your comfortable rooms and refreshed, our guide or tour escort will provide you with essential information about your upcoming trek, the Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking. They will ensure you have all the details to make your trip enjoyable and memorable.

Start your journey by taking a 40-minute flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Enjoy stunning views of the valley during the flight. Spend your first night at a hotel in Nepalgunj.

Take a 35-minute flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. Savor breakfast upon arrival. Begin your trek to Uthugaon, walking alongside the Tila Khola River and passing through a pine forest and meadows. Stay overnight at a lodge in Uthugaon.B/L/D.

Enjoy a Hike through a ravine to Padmara Village, ascend to Khali Lagna Pass, and explore a dense forest. Rest at Danphe Lagna for the night.B/L/D.

Today to get closer to Rara Lake explore through birch, bamboo, and fir-filled forests and cross Sinja Khola via a log bridge. Stay overnight in Chautha. B/L/D.

Embark on a scenic trek from Chautha to Dhotu, passing through remote villages and dense forests. Cross Ghurchi Lagna Pass and arrive at Dhotu Village. Spend the night in a lodge in Dhotu. B/L/D.

After five days of trekking, you'll finally reach Rara Lake. Traverse steep hills, a small village in Jhyari, and a forest rich in cedar and birch. Marvel at the beauty of Rara Lake's north face.B/L/D.

Enjoy a day exploring the picturesque Rara Lake. Activities include horse riding, boating, and wildlife watching. Spend the night in a camp by the lake.B/L/D.

Leave Rara Lake behind and trek to Ghorasingha, following Khatyar Khola River. Experience the beauty of spruce, pine, and rhododendron forests. Overnight stay in Ghorasingha.B/L/D.

Start your trek to Sinja after breakfast in Gurusinha. Explore ethnic communities along the way and learn about their culture. Stay in a guest house in Sinja. B/L/D.

Walk from Sinja to Jaljala, crossing wooden bridges and enjoying the forested landscape. Reach Jaljala Chaur, a meadow, and stay in a guest house for the night. B/L/D.

The trek back to Jumla is primarily downhill and relatively easy. Enjoy the journey through the forest and meadows. End your trek in Jumla.B/L/D.

Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, relishing the scenic views during the flight. Return to your hotel in Kathmandu to conclude your Rara Lake trek. Enjoy your journey through the beautiful landscapes and cultural experiences of the Rara Lake region!

On your final day in this fascinating and culturally rich country, you'll be transferred to Kathmandu International Airport for your international or connecting flight back home. Please let me know if you need any further information or assistance! see you soon.

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Includes

    • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at the 3-star category with breakfast.
    • Round trip transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
    • Domestic flight Kathmandu Nepalgunj- Jufal- go and back.
    • She Phoksundo National Park permit.
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide.
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation and transportation of our trekking crew.
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek.
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Culture programme with farewell dinner.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Your Travel/Medical insurance.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and  hotshower while on the trekking.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Bar bills and laundry and battery charges during trek.
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
    • Donations to the local organization and Personal trekking equipment.
    • Gratitude to guide and porter.

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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
Footwear:
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
Backpack:
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
Electronics:
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
Miscellaneous:
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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