Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek

Duration
17 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate, Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    3500 m
  • Group Size
    02 - 20 People
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

Get set to admire the fascinating beauty of far western region of Nepal. The off beaten track, beautiful scenery, wilderness of mountains along with the shimmering beauty of serene lakes, you will get dissolved in the lust of this beautiful combination during the Rara Lake trek.

Rara Lake Trek takes you to Rara National park and let you admire the shimmering beauty of Rara Lake that lies amidst the forest in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. Rara National Park was established in 1976 with a motive of preserving the serene and well preserved Rara Lake from adulteration and sedimentation. This pristine fresh water lake has been able to maintain its glory in between the park that preserves around one thousand and seventy four species of flowers, fifty one species of mammal and two hundred fourteen species of birds. The fertile land in the region makes the park a good land for growing medicinal plants. People who engaged in agriculture cultivate medicinal plants and sell them for earning.

Rara National Park is mostly a coniferous forest that provides home to the animals like musk deer, Himalayan black deer, Ghoral, leopards, red panda, the national bird of Nepal – Danfe (Impeyan pheasant), varieties of fish like snow trout and many more. Take an off beaten track to view the glory of biggest Lake of Nepal that sparkles brilliantly in between a lush forest under the shade of white glittering mountains. Rara Lake Trek can be a best trek for all the nature lovers and solitude travellers.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Flight Kathmandu-Nepalganj

Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla & trek to Chala Chaur (2900m)

Day 05: Cross a Pass

Day 06: Trek via Sinja (2440m) to Botan (2600m)

Day 07: Trek to Rara Park border

Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake (3062m)

Day 09: Rest days at Rara

Day 10: Trek via Jhyari (2630m) to River camp

Day 11: Across Ghurchi Lagna pass (3450m) to Chautha (2770m)

Day 12: Trek to Tharamara (3280m)

Day 13: Trek to Jumla

Day 14: Fly to Nepaljung – Kathmandu

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Transfer to the International Airport for your home departure. B. “Farewell”

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
  • One night accommodation in Nepaljung at hotel Batika
  • KTM - Nepalgunj - Jumla - Nepalgunj - KTM airfare including departure tax
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
  • Special trekking permit (Rara Lake trek is in restricted zone, we need special permit to visit this area)
  • Rara Lake national park entry fees
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during Lowe dolpo trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - Shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.