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Rara Lake Trek

Trip Code: KRT

16 Days

Rara Lake

Trekking to Rara Lake in a far remote Trans-Himalayan valley of Jumla district in the Karnali region is a fascinating journey. If a traveler is looking for wilderness and solitude journey in Nepal, this trek would be an ideal option. The route is very much 'off the beaten track' and one can experience unique cultures, tradition and amazing scenery not similar to any parts of Nepal. This trek is named after a beautiful high altitude lake ‘ Rara’ surrounded by alpine meadows and forests of Pine, Juniper, and Spruce.  In fact,  the lake is five kilometers long and two kilometers wide and considered the largest lake in Nepal. Rara  Lake is Nature’s Retreat to every senses– the sight, the feel and the smell that makes every trekker proud of being in this place. Heaven is a myth but Rara is real.
The views of magnificent snow-capped peaks (Sisne, Kanjirobe HImal) in the background are exhilarating. We cross over Ghurchi Lagna Pass at 3450m while heading towards Rara Lake and trek through a few ridges of 3000m elevation. This trek is fairly high and free from monsoon thunderstorms; the summer season is actually the best time to visit. During autumn season trekkers are rewarded with the abundance of alpine flowers.

Rara National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see the natural habitats of different species of wildlife like  Musk deer, Leopards, Ghorals, Tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare Red Panda. The park is also famous for bird watching, especially during the months of  November to  April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration. The journey to Rara Lake is accessible by flying to Jumla via Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and begins the trek.

Trip Highlights

Isolated and unexplored trekking route in the far-western Nepal, experience indigenous Tibetan culture, tradition and lifestyle, Two groups of ethnic Tibetans- Rungba and Drok inhabit, population is sparse, Explore ecosystem of the area teeming with varied flora & fauna. 1,000 year old Buddhist monasteries dot the Shey and Ban Tshang Valleys

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Series Start End Price Per Person Status Book Here
KRT811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Tue ,Apr 03, 2018 USD 3370 Available Book Now
KRT815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Tue ,Apr 24, 2018 USD 3370 Available Book Now
KRT816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Tue ,May 01, 2018 USD 3370 Available Book Now
KRT817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Tue ,May 08, 2018 USD 3370 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing, Hotel
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj / Hotel
  • Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Danphe Langa (3130m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chautha (2770m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Dhotu (3190m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake (3040m)
  • Day 09: Explore around Rara Lake
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorusingha (3271m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Sinja (2438m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3350m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Jumla (2370m)
  • Day 14: Fly Jumla to Nepalgunj & Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu, hotel
  • Day 16: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 1 Night standard hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj on BB basis
  • Flight Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Jumla & Jumla - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Domestic Airport Arrival/Departure Transfer
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Rara National Park Permit Fee
  • Special Permit Fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on trek
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients allowed taking only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Karnali, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 16 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 11 Days
  • Camping Trek: Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu : 04Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Nepalgunj : 01Night
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May &  Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu & camp on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Included, except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Maximum elevation: 3350 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,- 20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPPG guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)

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