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Rara Lake Trek - 15 days

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Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
3691m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Car/Van, Public Bus, or Flight
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Jumla
Ends at
Jumla
Trip Route
Jumla-Ganj-Rara Lake-Pina-Kaligaon-Jumla .

Highlights

    • Start exploring Kathmandu city- the city of history, culture, and arts. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu- in the Terai region of Nepal. 
    • Fly to Jumla from Nepalgunj and back to Nepalgunj with the views of excellent views. 
    • Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Rara trekking regions.
    • Visit the historical kingdom of Malla Kings. 
    • Collect the best views of Api and Saipal to Kagmara range of peaks.
    • Visit the largest lake in Nepal- Rara lake.
    • Create a lifetime experience with A1 Trek. 

Rara Lake Trek 

Rara Lake is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal. Located in the remote Rara National Park in the western Himalayas, it is a popular tourist destination. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and dense forests, the lake is an important part of the local culture and environment.

Rara Lake is settled in the lap of the majestic Himalayan Mountain range and has an elevation of 2,990 meters. Its crystal-clear waters are mesmerizing deep blue, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush green vegetation. The lake is surrounded by vibrant rhododendron forests, giving it a unique charm.

Rara Lake Trek is an incredible journey that takes you through the remote and beautiful Rara National Park in western Nepal. Located in the far northwest corner of the country, the park is one of the most pristine and untouched areas of Nepal. This trek is suitable for anyone looking for a challenge and an unforgettable experience.

During the trek, you will be able to explore the stunning scenery of the Rara National Park, including its lake, the largest and deepest lake in Nepal. You will also be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Nepalese Himalayan range. You will also be able to experience the local people’s unique culture and their old-style way of life.

The Rara Lake trek begins in the Jumla district, and you will make your way through the dense forests and rolling hills of the region. Along the way, you will enjoy the abundant wildlife and lush vegetation of the park. As you reach the lake, you will be able to take in the spectacular views and the peaceful atmosphere of the area.

The Rara Lake Trek is a great way to explore the remote in Nepal’s remote and beautiful areas to experience the distinctive culture of the local people and the stunning scenery of the Nepalese Himalayan range. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a beginner, this trek will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Rara lake Trek Route 

The trek starts from Jumla, a small town in western Nepal. From here, travelers will trek through the dense forests of the Rara National Park, passing through several villages along the way. The trail is quite steep in places, so trekkers should be prepared for a challenging trek.

The trek continues towards Rara Lake. As you reach the lake, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding hills. The lake is surrounded by mountain peaks, giving trekkers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayan range.

From Rara Lake, trekkers can explore the area and visit nearby villages. As you trek, you will pass through terraced fields and the villages of Chhumgaon, Phalguna, and Chhinchu. During the trek, you will be able to spot a variety of wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan black bears, and a variety of birds.

After exploring the area around Rara Lake, trekkers can return to Jumla via the same route. The trek usually takes 6 to 7 days, and walking time is about 6/8hours, it depending on the fitness level of the trekkers. The trek is suitable for all ages and levels of experience, making it an ideal choice for those looking for an adventurous and rewarding trekking experience. 

Best season 

The best season to do the Rara Lake Trek is during the months of April, May, and October. During these months, the weather is generally mild and the trails are less crowded. The days are sunny and the nights are cold and crisp. This is the best time to experience the beauty of Rara Lake and the surrounding area.

The trek begins from the village of Jumla and leads to the stunning Rara Lake. The trail passes through deep forests, high mountain passes, and beautiful villages. Trekkers can expect to encounter a variety of wildlife, including pheasants, deer, and rare birds. Along the way, trekkers can also enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.

The Rara Lake Trek can be completed in a week or two depending on the route and the trekker's fitness level. It is best to be well-prepared for the trek before the start of the journey. Trekkers should bring enough food, warm clothing, and a first-aid kit. Additionally, it is important to hire a guide and porter to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

In conclusion, the best time to do the Rara Lake Trek is during the months of April, May, and October. These months offer the best weather conditions and the trails are less crowded. Trekkers should be well-prepared for the trek and it is recommended to hire a guide and porter for the journey. With the right preparation and the right attitude, the Rara Lake Trek can be an unforgettable experience. 

Difficulty 

The trek can be done in six to seven days, starting from Jumla and ending in Rara Lake. The first day involves an easy climb of three to four hours to reach the village of Jumla. The next few days involve a gradual ascent through the forests of Rara National Park, with several stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas. The highest point of the trek is around 3,300 meters (10,800 feet) above sea level. 

The terrain of the trek is mostly flat, but there are some sections of moderate climbs and technical descents. The trail can be slippery due to mud and lose rocks, especially during the monsoon season. The altitude can also be a challenge, with some trekkers experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness. 

Overall, the Rara Lake Trek is a moderate trek in terms of difficulty. It requires a moderate level of physical fitness and the ability to hike for several hours a day. With proper preparation and an experienced guide, this trek can be enjoyed by anyone with a sense of adventure. 

Accommodation 

If you choose a teahouse trek, you can stay in the cozy and comfortable teahouse lodges. These lodges are equipped with basic amenities like bedding, blankets, and hot showers, and some even offer breakfast and dinner. Most of these lodges are family-run, so you can expect a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

You can pitch your tent at designated camping sites if you prefer camping on your trek. Most camping sites are situated in front of the breathtaking lake, offering stunning views of the lake and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. You can also hire a cook to prepare meals for you during your stay. 

If you are looking for a luxurious experience, you can stay at a mountain resort. These resorts are equipped with modern amenities and offer a variety of services like massage, hot showers, and laundry. These resorts provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a restful night after a day of trekking. 

No matter what type of accommodation you choose for your Rara Lake Trek, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience. So don’t hesitate to make your booking and start your journey to this magical destination. 

Cost 

The cost of the Rara Lake Trek depends on several factors, including the duration and type of trek, the group size, the accommodation, and the transport and activities. The basic cost of the trek is around US$699 to 2299/- per person for a 10-15 day trek. This includes accommodation in basic teahouses, food and snacks, and basic equipment. 

The cost can explode depending on the type of accommodation you choose, the transport and activities you wish to do, and other add-ons like insurance. You can also expect to pay extra for any additional services such as guides, porters, and trekking permits. The cost of the trek may also vary depending on the time of year, as prices tend to be higher during peak season. 

Overall, the cost of the Rara Lake Trek is an investment well worth it for an unforgettable experience. The cost includes all the essentials for a safe and enjoyable trek and provides an opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world. 

Package for Nepali 

The Rara Lake Trek package is designed to provide the best experience in this remote area. You will be guided on a 15-day trek to explore the high-altitude meadows and the pristine lake. Along the trek, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and take in the beauty of the surrounding environment.

The trek starts from the village of Jumla and passes through the Rara National Park, giving you the chance to experience the unique flora and fauna of the region. You will also have the chance to explore the local villages and learn about their lifestyle and culture. As you reach the end of the trek, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Rara Lake, which is the largest lake in Nepal.

The Rara Lake Trek package includes accommodation in local lodges and teahouses, all meals during the trek, a certified guide, and all necessary permits. An experienced guide will help you with the route of the trails, while the teahouses will provide you with the opportunity to sample local cuisines and enjoy the hospitality of the local people.

If you are looking for an unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal, the Rara Lake Trek is a perfect choice. So don't wait, book your Rara Lake Trek package now and get ready to explore this beautiful region. If you need any services you can contact us. 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Food: Not Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get insights into the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can do the preparation for the trekking. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You will be having time for further preparation in Kathmandu. Then after you will be taking a scenic flight to Nepalgunj. You will be then transferred to a hotel. In your free time, you can walk around the local market in Nepalgunj. You will be staying at a hotel in Nepalgunj. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Jumla. After forty minutes of scenic flight, you will be arriving at Jumla airport, the trek will then begin. Following the farm villages and the small local villages, you will be reaching Chauriya Chaur for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The walk begins with an uphill walk inside the rhododendron forest. The walk inside the cool dense forest gradually takes you to a ridge called Jaljala Bhanyjyang. The places offer a wonderful view of Kanjiroba Himal. From the top then you will be taking a downhill trail to reach Bota for the overnight. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Following the downstream inside the forested area of the pine tree, you will be arriving at Sinja village. Sinja was an old kingdom. You can see so many old temples ruin, monuments, and several other things around the old palace complex. You will be spending some time at Sinja to learn the historical aspects of the place. Then after you will be walking further to Ganj for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Following a wonderful water stream on the northern face, you will you taking a short climb to arrive at a wonderful valley with few local houses and farmlands. From there on you will be making a final push to reach Ghorasinga. It is a small village in the lap of the hills. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The big day is here as you will be trekking to Rara lake this day. From Ghorasinga, you will be taking an uphill to Chuchemara Danda, the ridge offers wonderful views of white mountains and exciting landscapes. From there taking a descending route, you will be getting to Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. In your free time, you can collect good views and can walk near the lake. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The day is dedicated to exploring Rara Lake. You can go around the lake and enjoy the magnificent views of green hills, white mountains, and the amazing Rara Lake. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Upon enjoying the fantastic days at Rara lake, today you will be starting your journey back. The route first takes you to Jhyari village. There onwards following the Jhayri Beri Khola downstream you will be trekking to Pina for the overnight. Pina is a small village with few houses with local lodges to stay in. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The first section of the walk is towards Gurchi Lagna pass at 3500 meters above sea level. The ridge offers wonderful views of snowcapped mountains, diverse landscapes, and the green vegetation around.  Upon enjoying the greater views at Gurchu Lagna, you will be descending down to Chauta for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The walk starts after breakfast, following Sinja Khola and then to Burma village. Along you will be passing Karma where the herbal medicine Silaji can be found. The walk continues through Nyaware village and then to a ridge. From the ridge, the swift descent takes you to today’s night stop Khaligaon. Khalligaon is a small village with few teahouses. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

On the final day of the trekking, this day you will be trekking back to Jumla. The route to Jumla includes a few local villages, the forested area, and farmlands. Upon arriving at Jumla, you can explore the local Bazar. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After enjoying a fantastic trip to Rara lake, you will be returning back to Kathmandu this day. First, take a swift flight from Jumla airport, and get back to Nepalgunj. From there, you will be taking a connecting flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can do some last-minute shopping around the hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope to see you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: not included.

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle. 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (city tour guide and private vehicle included).
    • Flight (Kathmandu/Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj/Kathmandu and Nepalgunj/Jumla and Jumla/Nepalgunj). 
    • An experienced trekking guide and his all expenses during the trekking. 
    • Porter(s) and their all expenses during the trekking. 
    • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek. 
    • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
    • All the permits are needed for the trek. 
    • All the government taxes and company service charges. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Nepal visa fees and travel insurance. 
    • Food and drinks in Kathmandu. 
    • Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • Personal expenses (Wifi, hot water, laundries, beverages etc) of any kind. 
    • Tipping 
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list. 

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, a1trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name and stamp.  

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