Rara lake Trekking 

A trek to Rara lake is one of the most incredible and fascinating destination in all the Himalayan range lie northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali district. These area is rich of birds as more species of birds (236) nest around Rara lake than people visiting in 2010 (170). Yet the largest lake (10.8 sq.km.) in Nepal ensconced within its smallest national park. It is a beautiful, calm heaven surrounded by forests and a paradise of bird watchers. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude travel, this trek can be an ideal choice. It is the ideal habitat for the musk deer, Ghoral, leopards, Thar, Himalayan black bear, rare red panda and other faunae. The Danfe (Impeyan Pheasant) the national bird of Nepal, flies above while a variety of fish, the snow trout, inhabit the Rara lake. November and April will be the best time to visit birds and wildlife during their seasonal migration.

The route is very much “off the beaten track” and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of Nepal. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara, which mirrors the snow capped Himalayas is ringed with blue pine, black juniper forest and Himalayan cypress. Rara is popular serenity pilgrimage for Nepalese. In summer rain fall is low, and idea for trekking.

Nepal alternative treks has been offering Rara Lake Camping Trek each season since it has opened to tourists. Our dedicated and professional team will ensure your trip to Rara lake with great care, safety and warm hospitality. 

Trip Duration      11 days Trekking
Max. Altitude: 3457 m.
Minimum Altitude: 600 m.
Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking 
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Plane/overland 
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the Month
Group Size: 2 persons (minimum) to 14 persons (maximum)
Best season: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Early Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj ( 150m./495ft.) 40 minutes by flight
Fly to Nepalgunj, which is located to the Indian border in the western Terai. Stay overnight there at hotel. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Nepalgunj - Jumla over flight and trek to Chere Chaur (3055m./10081ft.) 2 hours walk

We fly morning to Jumla. It is town which is in a valley and their paddy is cultivated (making Jumla the highest place on earth where it is grown). We begin our trek today towards Chere Chaur. We leave Jumla and ascend to Chere Chaur along the Jugad Khola. We pass Khalanga Bazzar, a small market place for the nearby villages. We walk through a couple of villages and a temple before reaching our destination. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Chere Chaur - Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft) 5 hours walk

The trail lead us to west and ascend slowly until the Jaljala pass (3580m). After we cross the pass, continue walk on a relatively straight trail until reaching Jaljala Chaur. We ascend on a steep trail and enter the Rara Lake Circuit before reaching Chalachaur. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Chalachaur - Sinja Valley (2490m/8217ft.) 5 hours walk

We walk through several villages and  pass the Jaljala Khola (stream). Sinja Valley is the historical place of Nepal. This is the ancient capital city of the Khasa Kingdom that ruled this area from the 12th to the 14th century. Palaces, temples, and the ancient remains of a settlement were uncovered during excavations spearheaded by the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sinja - Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft.) 5 hours walk

Leaving Sinja on an uphill trail alongside Hima River, We climb on a steep trail for a while followed by a relatively easy trail until Laha Village.  Continue climb up until Ghorosingha alongside Ghatte khola (stream).

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ghorosingha - Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft) 4 hours walk

After breakfast, We ascend steep up. Our trail is alongside Chuchhemara Danda from where we get to admire the Himalayan panorama, the vast and tranquil Rara Lake, and the lush vegetation of the Rara National Park. We pass Khatyar Khola Camp and a few villages including Murma then we gradually ascend towards Chapri village which houses the Rara National Park Head Quarter. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Rara Lake exploration

Rest day and explore Rara area- Rara area was designated a National Park in 1975 and it takes about eight hours to walk round the lake. Now have two days set aside to explore the area, including the old village of Rara. We can also climb up to the wooden observation tower behind the post office for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Rara Lake - Pina (2440m/ 8006ft.) 5 hours walk

The trail is easy and we walk on a relatively straight path until Gamgadhi which is the headquarters  of the remote Mugu District of Nepal. We descend on a steep trail to Pina Village.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Pina - Bumra (2850m/9351ft.) 6 hours walk

We descend and cross the Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3480 m. again descent and pass through a few villages. The Bumra village is called as Nauri Ghat.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Bumra - Jumla (2540m/8334ft) 5 hours walk

At the begining of day, we cross two suspension bridges above Hima River and walk downhill. We get an apportunity to a hot spring where we can ease our aching body with a dip. We cross Danphe Lagna pass at 3691 m. We follow the same trail begun our journey and reach Jumla. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Jumla - Nepalgunj by flight and connection flight to Kathmandu

We take the earliest flight available to Nepalgunj . After reaching Nepalgunj, we will have connection flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch

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