Rara Lake Trek

Duration:
15 Days 14 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Mugu-Rara
Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Altitude:
3270m
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Description

Rara Lake Trek is one of the most adventurous and incredible treks in the far northwest region of Nepal. The lake is situated at the height of 2980 meters from the sea-level in an isolated and pristine environment. Rara Lake Trekking Route traverses the most remote areas in the country which remain far from the touch of modern luxuries. An ideal trek for those aspiring to unravel the pristine nature, the trail is full of delightful scenes of the enchanting Himalayas and offers serenity to a degree none can dare to even compare to.

Trek to Rara Lake is challenging and is mostly along the off beaten routes which reward us with the spectacular scenery of the high peaks covered with snow. Our journey of Rara Lake Trek Itinerary starts with the scenic flight to the warm tropic city of Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is considered as the gateway for many trekking trails of Karnali region. We will take a short sweeping flight to Jumla from where our trekking starts to Rara Lake. We begin the trek as we head to Danphe Lagna on the first day. Passing Chautha, we reach Dhotu as we get close to the lake. With enchanting Himalayan country throughout the trek, we explore the magnificent Rara Lake. After having our fill of the calm environment around the lake, we descend to Jaljala via Sinja. The trek finally culminates as we fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu. All along the trek, the trails pass through the narrow rocky paths, unique villages of Hindu Thakuri and Malla tribes following a distinct culture and blissful lake environment. Walk along these trail rewards us with the stunning views of the mountains of this region. This incredibly beautiful lake is preserved by Rara National Park which is one of the smallest park having least diversities of floras and faunas as compared to the other parks in Nepal but still we may get a chance to view some of the endangered animals like musk deer, leopards, Ghoral, Thar, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda.

Alpine Adventure Team has been involved in the travel and tourism to a plethora of destinations in the country. We provide the best of transportation and accommodation services along with experienced local guides to add more authentic taste to the journey.

Itinerary

Day 1; Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative will be waiting to welcome you there. He will transfer you to the hotel and after you have freshened up, our staff will take you to our office for completing some necessary formalities and we will give a short brief about the trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2; Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 150m
In the early morning, we will drive to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport and fly to Nepalgunj. An hour-long flight to western Nepal will take us to Nepalgunj. It lies in the western Terai belt of Nepal and is the gateway to Simikot, Humla. On reaching Nepalgunj we will visit the local market, mini zoo and other places nearby Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at Nepalgunj.

Day 3; Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla 2540m.
Today, we will fly to Jumla which one of the least accessible places in the Karnali region. It is famous among trekkers as Jumla is the gateway of many trekking routes. Albeit small, it is one of the most beautiful towns in this region. We can explore the areas around the town where we can find a thick spread of Hindu temples. Overnight stay at Jumla.

Day 4; Trek from Jumla to Danphe Lagna 3691m/5-6 hours.
Initially, our trail mostly follows the north bank of Tila Khola and then continues along the bank of other small streams. The trail ascends along the pine and oak forests to Patmara Valley making the canyon narrows with the vertical cliff standing on both sides. We will continue to trek along the deep forests of pine and oak leading us to the Danphe Lagna. Overnight stay at Danphe Lagna.

Day 5; Trek from Danphe Lagna to Chautha 2807m/5-6 hours.
Our trail descends steeply downwards along the dense forests of firs, birches, walnuts and bamboo to Gagre Khola. It is a beautiful river which we need to cross on a wooden log. Following the bank of Gagre Khola, we will head towards to Bumra. From here, the trail becomes seriously challenging and descends until Chautha. Overnight stay at Chautha.

Day 6; Trek from Chautha to Dhotu 2380m/4-5 hours.
The trail ascends up to Bhulbule where we will record our entry and ascends along the treeless meadows encountering Chortens, Prayer flags and cairns to Ghurchi Lagna. The views of Mugu Karnali River and the beautiful snow-capped mountains are marvelous. From here, the trail descends steadily along the spruces forests following the main trail to Jhyari Khola and then to our destination Dhotu. Overnight stay at Dhotu.

Day 7; Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake 3040 m/3-4 hours.
We will leave Dhotu in the early morning and continue to trek to Rara Lake. Crossing a stream we start to ascend along the steep climb to Thakuri Village. From Thakuri village, we continue to climb along the cedar forests to the large meadow where the Rara Lake is situated. The view of the fresh blue water with stunning snow-capped mountains on the backdrop is mesmerizing. Enjoying the magnificent views we will descend along the northern side of the Lake to the camping site. Overnight stay at Rara Lake.

Day 8; Exploring Rara Lake 2980m
Today we will be exploring the Beautiful Rara Lake vicinity. It is one of the most beautiful and Largest Lake in Nepal. Its circumference is near 3 km. We will walk around the lake enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains and lakes. Rara Lake appears as a blue Nymph, situated in a peaceful environment and playfully teasing with the beautiful Himalayas. It is an isolated place with the beautiful sites of birds, wildlife and flowers. Overnight stay at Rara Lake.

Day 9; Trek from Rara Lake to Ghorosingha 3050m/4-5 hours.
We will continue through the bridge at the western end of the river leading us to the bank of Nisa Khola which ascends to Murma. From Murma, we will descend steeply to a river bank and cross a wooden log bridge over the stream. Enjoying the beautiful mountain views we will ascend along the trail to Ghatta Valley, and finally to Ghorosingha. Overnight stay at Ghorosingha.

Day 10; Trek from Ghorosingha to Sinja 2490m/4-5 hours.
The trail descends steeply downwards along the trail following the Ghatta Valley. The trail mostly descends along the fertile farmlands and dense forests to the famous Sinja Village. This village is believed to be the capital of the Malla Dynasty during the 12th and 13th century. On reaching Sinja we will visit the temples nearby the bank of Sinja Khola. Overnight stay at Sinja.

Day 11; Trek from Sinja to Jaljala 3270m/5-6 hours.
This day the trail descends along the cantilever bridge over the Sinja Khola and then continues along the bank of Jaljala Khola. Crossing few suspension bridges and farmlands of corn, barley, rice etc we will reach Chala Chaur. From Chala Chaur, we will ascend and we will finally reach the Jaljala. Overnight stay at Jaljala.

Day 12; Trek from Jaljala to Jumla 2540m/3-4 hours.
We will leave Jaljala early in the morning and climb along the forests of pine and junipers and then descends along the few houses of Chauri Khola. From Chauri Khola we will ascend uphill to Chere and the finally descend to Jumla. We follow the Jugad River on the final stages of the trek. Overnight stay at Jumla.

Day 13; Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu.
In the early morning, we will fly back to Nepalgunj and have our lunch. In the afternoon, we will fly back to Kathmandu. On both the flights, the aerial views of the gorgeous landscapes, winding rivers, and the distant Himalayas keep us company. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you back to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14; Take leisure day in Kathmandu
This day is especially sanctioned to explore the Kathmandu valley. The valley is a home to seven world heritage sites and you will be exploring several of them on this day. Some of the destinations are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These sites reflect the culture and traditions of the people in the valley and have a great impact on their lifestyle as well. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15; Final Departure from Kathmandu
In the early morning, we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight bidding you a final goodbye.

Location

Cost Details

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 3 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing tour as per above program and all entrance fees.
* Round trip domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla and back to-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Tented accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All camping equipment (Tents, Mattresses and Kitchen Utensils).
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Rara National Park Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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