Rara Lake - the biggest and deepest lake in Nepal is one of the best destinations in Nepal to visit. Rara Lake is situated in the Far Western Region of Nepal. Rara Lake is also known as Mahendra Tal and is situated in a totally remote region where the trekkers must use off beaten and rough trails. The trek takes you remote areas of the Karnali Zone in the western part of Nepal, where you can observe the unique cultures and sceneries. While undertaking this trek, one can experience different varieties of Flora and Fauna. The trail goes through forests of fir, pine, spruce, juniper, cedar, birch, and rhododendron which offer the trekkers to see various mountain wildlife including musk deer, goral, thar, Himalaya black bear, cats, wolves and the red panda. Furthermore, the trek goes through the Rara National park. Though the route to Rara is full of hurdles, the views you get from this place is a piece of a heaven and a sheer moment of bliss.
The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Jumla via Nepalgunj. Form Jumla the trek leads you through Padmara, Bumra, Pine, Rara Lake, Chorasain, Sinja and Chere Chaur before returning to Jumla to fly back to Kathmandu using the same route.
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
Welcome to the capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. After reaching the hotel you can rest and relax as you might be having a Jet Lag. Later on, you can stroll around the city. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Kathmandu.
After your breakfast, our office representative will come to receive you in the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Nepalgunj. Make sure to get a seat on the right side of the plane as from this side you will be able to observe the magnificent snow clad mountains ranging from the north to the Far East. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, you will be transferred to your hotel. There will be time in the evening to stroll around the town, which is only three kilometers from the Nepal-India border, and explore the surroundings before getting back to the hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Have your breakfast in the morning and then you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Jumla. Jumla town is the administrative headquarters of the Karnali Zone. From Jumla you'll start walking towards Padmara. You will walk through Dansanhu, the confluence of Tila and the Chaudbise River before walking through a pine forest to reach Urtus, the next confluence of Chaudbise Khola and Ghurseni Khola. A bridge leads east to the Chaudbise area, from where you will ascend steeply through a narrow gorge of the Ghurseni Khola. From Ghurseni Khola, Padmara village lies just one hour ahead. After reaching Padmara, check-in to the lodge and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
After your breakfast, you will walk towards Burma along the Ghurseni stream and commence climbing the first pass, Khali Langa (3545 m), which is about 4 kilometers far from Padmara. Later on, you will follow the right bank of the stream and continue walking down for one hour through a dense forest to reach a log bridge over the Sinja Khola. You will cross the bridge and start walking up to reach Bumra, which is about two kilometers further. After reaching Bumra, check-in to the hotel and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Have your breakfast and start to walk a trail which is just above the river bank for about one and a half hour to reach Bhargaon (2890 m). Now, the trail continues to the branch streams of the Ghautha River. You will cross the streams using a log bridge and start heading up towards Chautha. After an hour walking from Chautha, the valley opens up into a pleasant meadow. Now, you will climb up the narrow gorge on the northeast slope and head north to Pine. Once you reach to Pine, explore the surroundings and have some rest in your tent. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.
Have your breakfast in the morning and head towards Rara Lake. It is only eight kilometers west of Pine which makes it a short, pleasant trek with wonderful views along the way. From Pine, you will walk through a trail following is steep north-facing slope which leads to the flat meadow and then descends to the stream. You will cross the stream and climb up to the hamlet of Jhari (2500m), which will take about two hours. From Jhari, you will ascend west along a ridge to reach a low saddle. From here, you can see the view of the large lake towards the north. From here, it is pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The village site of Rara (3040 m) on the north side is a pleasant two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.
Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal and it is the center of attraction in Rara National Park. It is so huge that the end of the lake is hard to see and it's oval shape with the east-west axis has a maximum length of 5 km and a width of 3 km. The depth of Rara Lake is 167 m. The lake is surrounded by forests and green hills. Chuchemara Danda (at 4087 m) is the best place to see the panoramic view of the lake and the snow-capped peaks along with the nearby green surroundings. If you wish to round the lake, it will take about eight hours to walk around it. Explore the surroundings and have some rest in your camp. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.
Have your breakfast in the morning and later on today, you will leave the periphery of Rara and commence walking through the outlet of Rara lake by following the downstream of Khatyar Gad for an hour. Cross the stream using a log bridge to the south side and climb gradually uphill through a dense forest until the tree line is reached. The ridge continues to the south for another 200 meters but it is a pleasant walk with an isolated view of the mountains. Now, you will descend by a steep trail from the east side of the ridge to reach Ghorasain. After reaching Ghorasain you can rest in your tent. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.
After your breakfast, you will leave Ghorasain behind and you will start walking for Sinja. You will descend down through the valley to Botan (2895 m). From Botan, you will climb to the Diyabala Ridge. This ridge lies south of Ghorasain and offers beautiful panoramic views of the surroundings. From Diyabale Danda, the trail leads to the high fields of Lumsa and then descends to Okharpati village on a high shelf above Mindrabali Gad. While walking, you can observe the panoramic view of the Sinja valley. Finally, you have to descend to the Sinja village, which takes about 2 hours. After reaching Sinja you can explore the surroundings. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.
You will have your breakfast in the camp and commence walking to Chere Chaur. Your walking begins with crossing a log bridge over Sinja Khola to the east and follow the bank of Jaljale Gad. After following the river bank for some time, you will start ascending over the ridge (2865 m). Continuing the trail, we will finally descend down into the headquarters of Ju Gad, that drains to Jumla town and one more kilometer walk leads us to the beautiful Chere Chaur. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.
Have your breakfast in the morning and start your hike through a delightful alpine pasture; Chere Chaur. Chere Chaur provides a good view of Jumla town, Tila valley, and Chyakhure hill. After a few hours you will reach Jumla, check-in to the lodge, have some rest and later on explore the surroundings. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Today is your last day in the western region of Nepal, you will go to the Jumla airport to catch the flight to Nepalgunj, form where you will fly back to the capital city Kathmandu. After you arrive Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Today, you will have your Breakfast in the hotel and you will be transferred to the International airport to catch the flight to your onward destination, regarding your flight schedule. We hope you enjoyed your time in Nepal and have a safe journey onwards.
|All transportation by private vehicle|
|2-nights accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu including breakfast.|
|1-night accommodation in Nepalgunj in a room only basis.|
|Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel, lodge or camp|
|Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj- Jumla & Jumla-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide|
|Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients.)|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.|
|National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS card|
|Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills.|
|Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.|
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