Rara Lake Trek
Rara Lake Trekking Queen Of Lakes
Rara Lake Trek is one of “Off The Beaten Path” trek to the country’s largest lake in the less traveled far western region of Nepal. Rara Lake is the biggest lake of the country and has been given the title of “Queen Of Lakes” because of its beauty. This sparkling lake with brilliantly clear water is surrounded by equally beautiful spruce and juniper forest. Rara Lake Trek simply lacks the majestic views and star power of high mountains that are trademarks of treks in Nepal. But for nature and solitude loving trekkers, it is one of the best trek in Nepal.
The spectacular scenery and serenity of the region brings inner peace to almost every visitors. Rara Lake Trek is in Rara National Park, which is one of the fascinating national parks to observe wildlife because of the region’s solitude. The place is also a paradise for botanists as the valleys are full of blue pine, black juniper, Himalayan spruce, oak and cypress forests and many more. These forest are habitats to Ghoral, Thar, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Dear, Leopards, and also the elusive Red Panda. These same forests are also home of more than 200 species of birds. All this makes, Rara Lake Trek one of the most rewarding and fascinating treks in all the western part of Himalayas of Nepal.
Trekking to Rara lake is a divine in nature, with the small and high hills/mountains. The rich seasonal vegetation makes the trek more adventurous and a peace. With few low facilitated lodges , the camping on the bank of the lake with view of the lake. is always less described then seen. Such a short timer travelers shorter version trip is available, please let us know.
The “Rara Lake” trekking is recommended to those who truly love the nature.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by Flight Over night at Nepalgunj O/N Hotel.
- Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2370m).
Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) we take flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj over night Jumla at Camp.
- Day 05: Jumla to Danphe Langa (3500m).
Following the main street of Jumla, passing throw Jumla Bazar. After a long climb the trail passes through Sisnamul (2830m) entering a forest of big trees to Chere (3010m) which is a large horse and sheep pasture. From Chere the trail becomes steeper and climbs through meadows to Danphe Lagna offering the views of Patrasi Himal (6860m) and Jagdula Himal (5785m). The trail descends gently through a forest of spruces, birches and rhododendron and reaches Danphe Lagna Over night at Camp.
- Day 06: Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m).
Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) Descending steeply through the forest of firs, birches, walnuts and bamboo the trail comes to Hiran Duski (2840m) and then Sinja Khola. Crossing the bridge the trail follows to Nyawre (2660m). From here the trail leaves the river and starts climbing to Kabra. The steep climb proceeds to Bhara (2920m) which is a classical Tibetan village and descends to the village of Chautha Over night at Camp.
- Day 07: Chauta to Dhotu (2380m).
Chauta to Dhotu (2380m) the trail follows the uphill way crossing some fields at Chante Chaur (2940m) and climbs to Bhulbule, the Rara National park entrance station (3130m). From here, climbing gently you get to Ghurchi Lagna (3450m). From here you can observe views of Mugue Karnali River and the snowy peaks bordering Tibet. Then the trail descends through a spruce forest leading to Pina (2400m). Following the direct trail to Rara Lake through pine forest passing Jhyari Khola at 2400m you reach to the small settlement of Dhotu over night at Camp.
- Day 08: Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m).
Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) Crossing a stream and making a steep climb to the village through a cedar forest to a huge meadow you can see excellent views of Rara Lake. Descending a short distance you reach Rara Lake Over night at Camp.
- Day 09: Acclimatization in Rara Lake.
Acclimatization in Rara Lake After having breakfast you can visit all around Rara Lake which is almost 13km. In Rara Lake there found otter and different kinds of fish. This region is full of birds, flowers and wild animals over night at Camp.
- Day 10: Rara Lake to Gorosingha (3190m).
Rara Lake to Gorosingha (3190m) From Rara Lake the trail follows the Khatyar Khola to Majhghatta and climbing through the forest of pines, spruce and rhododendron you reach the meadow to a ridge at 3660m. On the ridge is Ghurchi Mara (3710m) from where you see excellent views of the western Himalaya. From here the trail drops into Ghatta valley then heads towards GorosinghaOver night at Camp.
- Day 11: Gorosingha to Sinja (2440m).
Gorosingha to Sinja (2440m) the trail leads down the Ghatta valley and then follows the Sinja Khola. After walking down the fertile valley through a heavily populated region of Brahman and Chhetri villages you can reach Sinja on the bank of Sinja Khola Over night at Camp.
- Day 12: Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m).
Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m) the trail crosses the Sinja Khola passing a few small villages through the forest of pines, birches and oaks and then climbs steeply to Jaljala Chaur Over night at Camp.
- Day 13: Jaljal Chaur to Jumla (2370m).
Jaljal Chaur to Jumla (2370m) Climbing through the forest and descending to a few houses you will get to Chauri Khola (3090m). From here descending sometime and passing the school at Ghurumati t you come to Jumla over night at Camp.
- Day 14: Fly to Nepalganj connecting flight to Kathmandu.
Fly to Nepalganj connecting flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 15: Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc.(Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 16: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
- Day NOTE:
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Airport picks up and drops by private car/Van/Bus.
- Accommodation in (2 in sharing room) Kathmandu on 3 star standard levels Hotel with breakfast,
- Kathmandu – Nepalgunj - Jumla and Jumla - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight ticket.
- Rara national park permits and Trekkers information management system (TIMS)
- Experience Government license holder trekking guide, cook and supporter porters.
- All necessary land transport for Cook staffs and porters.
- Tented Accommodation during the trek, breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea coffee while on trek, serve by our trekking cook staffs.
- Dining tent, Table, chairs, toilet tent, sleeping mat,
- Accommodation, food, salary, and insurance, for Guide cook, staffs and Porters.
- All necessary cooking gear, cooking fuel, (we use kerosene for cook food on trek)
- If need down jacket, sleeping bag, walking pole, duffel bag, we will provide without cost.
- Medicine kit (first aid kit)
- Government Taxes & Service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Mineral water, beer, coca cola, personal expenses as like telephone, laundry, bar bills, personal tips, etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overt rousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.