Rara Lake Trek in the northwest of Nepal

Rara Lake Trek is suitable for both the first time trekker and seasoned veteran of Himalayan traveler who prefers unspoiled culture, nature and uncrowded trail in Nepal. Rara is the largest Lake in Nepal which lies in the remote Karnali region of Nepal. It is situated at elevation 2990m with 5.1km length, 3km wide, 167 depth and area of 10.8 sq. km. There is a stunning view of Rara Lake, villages of Bajura, Jumla, Dolpa, Mugu districts and snowy peaks from Marma Top (3692m). This is circuit trekking into the Rara National Park that is home of several protected wildlife. This trek begins from the Airstrip of Jumla and hiking to Sinja valley (the ancient winter capital of the Malla Kingdom) where can see authentic culture. Then, heading to Chuchemara danda (4039m) that provides an excellent backdrop of Rara Lake with surrounding forested hills and snow peaks around it. There is snow trout fish in the Lake but fishing is prohibited. Many migratory birds otter in the Lake during the winter. There blooms colorful Himalayan flowers in the summer.

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Highlight of Rara Lake Trek:
Duration : 13 nights/14 days.
Trek start/end : Jumla Airport.
Grade : Moderate.
Trek style : Camping organized trip.
Trek season : September to December and April to June.
Activities: Walking/Trekking.
Highest elevation : Chuchemara Danda 4039m.
Ethnic group : Majority of Chhetiri.
Culture : Mixed culture.

Itinerary of Rara Lake Trek:
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Trek brefing, preparation and visit Sawayambunath (Money Temple) in the afternoon.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Nepalganj flight in the afternoon.
Day 4: Fly to Jumla 2370m.
Day 5: To Jaljal Chaur 3270m/5hrs.
Day 6: To Sinja 2440m/6hrs.
Day 7: To Gorusingha 3050m/5hrs.
Day 8: To Rara Lake 2990m/5hrs via Chuchemara Danda 4039m.
Day 9: Explore Rara Lake.
Day 10: A day hiking to Murma Top 3690m/3hrs and decent to Rara Lake.
Day 11: To Dhotu 2380m/4hrs.
Day 12: To Chutha 2770m/6hrs.
Day 13: To Dhanphe Langa 3500m/6hrs.
Day 14: To Jumla 2370/7-8hrs.
Day 15: To Nepalganj flight.
Day 16: To Kathmandu flight.
Note: Trek itinerary can be changed for interested side trips and extra days for acclimatization if needed.

We offer camping organized trip to Rara Lake. Please inquiry for cost.
Cost includes :
1) Airport pick up and departure.
2) Two nights accommodation (Standard double or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2* Hotel at Thamel (Tourist center)/Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
3) Rara National Park entry fee.
4) Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
5) Kathmandu to Nepalganj to Kathmandu by flight.
6) Nepalganj to Jumla to Nepalganj by flight.
7) Camping meals for client: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trekking days. Cook (chef) prepares fresh western, Nepali, Indian and Tibetan meals during the terkking days.
8) Accommodation in Nepalganj.
9) Nepali Staffs: An experience guide, cook and necessary porter.
10) Food, fuel and kitechen equipment for camping.
11) Member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent and toilet tent for camping service.
11) Daily salary and meals for guide, cook and necessary porters.
12) Insurance of guide, cook and porters.
Cost does not include :
1) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
2) Personal trekking equipment of clients.
3) Snack, Juice, Coca, Fanta, Sprite, Beer, Whiskey and Mineral water during the trekking days.
4) Personal Insurance of clients such as medical, emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue), flight and trek cancellation etc.
5) Expenses for personal nature: Hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/film watching, postage, telephone calls and email/Internet etc.
6) Accommodation during the trekking days.
7) Tips for guide, cook and porters.
8) Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. (City tour guide and transportation can arrange on request of clients).

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Trekking gears for Rara Lake Trek:
Trekking shoes and sleeping bag and some other trekking stuffs require for Rara Lake Trek. We will be sent a detailed equipment list upon trip booking.
Note: We have sleeping bag and down jacket renting facilities without fixed deposit for our clients.

Upcoming Trip for Rara Lake Trek:
Trip Departure Date: Trip departure on client's request date.
Trip Booking Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available.