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Rara Lake Trekking

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Package name Rara Lake Trekking
Duration 11
Max. elevation 3440 m
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary.
Accomodation 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalganj / 8 nights during trek.
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Nepalgunj-Jumla-Danphe Lagna-Chautha-Dhotu-Rara Lake-Pina-Bumra
Cost USD 1,880 per person



The Rara Lake Trekking is a captivating journey through the remote wilderness of western Nepal, culminating in the breathtaking beauty of Rara Lake, the largest lake in Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 2,990 meters (9,810 feet) above sea level, Rara Lake is a hidden gem nestled amidst the serene tranquility of the Himalayas.

The trek begins in Jumla, a picturesque town in the Jumla District of Nepal, accessible via a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by a connecting flight to Jumla. From Jumla, you embark on an adventurous odyssey through rugged landscapes, dense forests, and traditional Nepali villages.

As you traverse the undulating trails, they are treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and pristine alpine meadows. Along the way, encounters with local villagers offer insights into the rich cultural heritage of the region, characterized by traditional farming practices, colorful festivals, and warm hospitality.

The highlight of the Rara Lake Trek is undoubtedly the majestic Rara Lake itself. Surrounded by emerald forests and framed by towering peaks, the crystal-clear waters of Rara Lake reflect the azure skies above, creating a mesmerizing tableau of natural beauty. Trekkers have ample time to explore the tranquil shores of the lake, go boating on its pristine waters, or simply bask in the serenity of this remote Himalayan sanctuary.

In addition to Rara Lake, the trek also offers opportunities to explore nearby attractions such as Murma Top, a vantage point offering panoramic views of the lake and surrounding landscape. You may also encounter diverse wildlife, including Himalayan tahrs, musk deer, and a variety of bird species, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.

Accommodation along the trekking route ranges from basic teahouses to camping under the starlit sky, providing you with a choice of immersive experiences in nature. Permits for the Rara National Park are required and can be obtained through Nepal Everest Adventures ensuring the conservation and protection of this pristine wilderness.

Overall, the Rara Lake Trek offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the raw beauty of the Himalayas, discover hidden gems off the beaten path, and unforgettable memories amidst the natural splendor of Rara Lake and its surrounding landscapes.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in the Terai region of Nepal. Transfer to your hotel and rest.

Day 2 : Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,370m)

Take an early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, the starting point of the  trek. Explore Jumla town and its surroundings. Overnight stay in Jumla.

Day 3 : Jumla to Danphe Lagna (3,440m)

Begin trekking from Jumla, ascending through forests of pine and oak.Pass through several small villages and terraced fields. Camp at Danphe Lagna, a beautiful meadow known for its bird population.

Day 4 : Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2,770m)

Continue trekking through forests and meadows, with occasional views of snow-capped peaks. Descend to the village of Chautha, located on the banks of the Sinja Khola River. Camp at Chautha and rest for the night.

Day 5 : Chautha to Dhotu (2,900m)

Trek through lush forests and along the Sinja Khola River. Pass through small villages and terraced fields. Camp at Dhotu, a scenic spot with views of the surrounding hills.

Day 6 : Dhotu to Rara Lake (2,990m)

Trek to Rara Lake, the highlight of the trek. Ascend gradually through forests and meadows. Arrive at Rara Lake and set up camp on its shores. Spend the rest of the day exploring the area and enjoying the breathtaking views.

Day 7 : Exploration Day at Rara Lake

Spend the day exploring the area around Rara Lake. Optional hikes to nearby viewpoints for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Relax by the lakeshore and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

Day 8 : Rara Lake to Pina (2,440m)

Trek back towards Jumla, descending through forests and meadows. Camp at Pina, a small village nestled amidst hills and fields. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Day 9 : Pina to Bumra (2,850m)

Continue trekking towards Jumla, passing through villages and farmland. Camp at Bumra, a scenic spot with views of the surrounding hills. Reflect on the experiences of the trek so far.

Day 10 : Bumra to Jumla

Trek back to Jumla, retracing your steps through forests and meadows. Arrive in Jumla and celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight stay in Jumla.

Day 11 : Jumla to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring  Kathmandu.


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