15 DAYS
Duration
8/10
Physicality
Nepal
Destination

The Rara Lake is called the “queen of lakes” because she lies majestically high in the throne of hills with the Himalayas as her bejeweled crown. Travellers say that you can experience heaven on earth at this place. At 3010 meters above the sea, the Rara Lake is a formidable place to be. It is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal formed by Himalayan glacier. The lake is surrounded by forests and mountain peaks which make it look like a place straight out of myths. You will have to trek amid beautiful landscape for five days to reach there and you get to spend a two nights at the lakeside. Trekking along several rivers, passing through villages and climbing hills make the trip even more interesting. Come with us to Rara lake trek to enjoy  magnificent nature together.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
DEPARTURE TIME TBA
INCLUDEDReceive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
 Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
 Fully paid round tickets for Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and return flights. Round tickets for Nepalgunj-Juphal flight and back.
Stay at teahouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis.
Local government-licensed guides.
 Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
Fees for entering Rara National Park and for Trekkers’ Information Management System card.
A souvenir from us.
 We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner
 All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.
 Rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
NOT INCLUDED

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
Any insurance
International air-fare
Visa arrangements
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
 Trekking equipment.

Additional information

Self Drive or Private TourFor self drive or private tours please contact us for prices and availability

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Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu (1300m) (-/-/-)

Our guide will meet you at Kathmandu airport and take you to your hotel. You will then have free time to relax.

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Day 2: Sightseeing In Kathmandu. Pre-Trip Meeting (B/-/-)

We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.

We visit another World Heritage Site of BoudhanathStupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.

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Day 3: Fly From Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m) (B/-/-)

We take a one hour flight to Nepalgunj in the southern plains of Nepal. Nepalgunj is the biggest city in the region and shares its southern border with India. It is hot and humid in Neplagunj but you can visit around town in the evening.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

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Day 4: Fly To Jumla (2,540m) (B/L/D)

We fly northwards from Nepalgunj to Jumla which lies high above the hills. You will reach Jumla in 20 minutes where a cold and chilly weather will be waiting for you. The trekking trail to the Rara Lake in Mugu district begins here.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Nepalgunj to Jumla: 20 minutes

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Day 5:Trek To ChereChaur (3,055m) (B/L/D)

We follow the JugadKhola River uphill as we head towards ChereChaur. The river bank trail passes through several beautiful villages where we can stop for rest. Khalanga Bazaar is the busiest town in the way where we can stop for lunch, snacks or tea.

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Day 6:Trek To Chalachaur (2,980m) (B/L/D)

We begin early as we have to do a lot of climbing this day. We begin by ascending to the Jaljala Pass (3,580m). Beyond the pass is the JaljalaChaur from where the ascent gets steeper. As we reach Chalachaur, we will have entered the Rara Lake Circuit.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 7 hours
Difficulty: Hard

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Day 7:Trek To Sinja Valley (2,490m) (B/L/D)

The Jaljala Khloa River will lead us uphill towards the Sinja Valley. There are several villages along the way which keep the tiring journey interesting. Sinja Valley was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Khasa between the 12th and 14th century. The ruins of structures from those times are still seen here.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking:
Difficulty:  Medium

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Day 8: Trek To Ghorosingha (3,050m) (B/L/D)

There is another river to follow this day – the Hima River. The first part of the trek goes along a steep slope which gets gentler as we reach the village of Laha. From Laha, the trail again gets steeper as we follow the Ghattekhola River till Ghorosingha.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking:
Difficulty:   Hard

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Day 9: Trek To Rara Lake (3,010m) (B/L/D)

This is the day we reach the queen of lakes. We begin by climbing up cliff of the ChuchhemaraDanda. From the top, you can see the Rara Lake resting majestically in the distance along with the Himalayas in the backdrop. That will be motivation enough for you to continue further as we pass villages and lush green vegetation till we finally arrive at the Rara.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking:
Difficulty:   Hard

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Day 10: Explore Rara Lake (B/L/D)

The biggest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal the Rara Lake is spread over 6.11 square miles. The lake is surrounded by alpine forests while the snow-capped Himalayas adorn its background. Spend hours watching the blue lake soaking in the tranquility of the place.

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Day 11: Trek To Pina (2,440m)(B/L/D)

Leaving the Numa La Base Camp behind and continuing forward for 7 hours we will reach Pelung Tang. We have to cross the Numa La pass which lies above 5,181 meters on our way. The view from this high is what makes the trip worth all the trouble.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 7 hours
Difficulty:   Hard

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Day 12: Trek To Bumra (2,850m) (B/L/D)

Another day of heavy descent but first we have to climb up the GhurchiLagna Pass (3,480m). We pass several villages on our way down finally arriving at Bumra where we spend the night.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking:
Difficulty:   Medium

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Day 13: Trek To Jumla (2,540m) (B/L/D)

This is the last day of trek. We cross the Hima River and climb down till we reach a natural hot spring. You might want to take a dip as the water can provide a relief from all your pain and fatigue. Moving on, we will have to cross the DanpheLagnaPass and get to ChereChaur on its other side. The downhill trek from ChereChaur to Jumla will be the last of it.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking:
Difficulty:   Medium

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Day 14: Fly To Nepalgunj. Then Fly To Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner (B/-/D)

A 20-minute flight takes us to Nepalgunj. We will fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner to end you vacation in Nepal.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Jumla to Nepalgunj: 20 minutes
Transfer from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu: 1 hour

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Day 15: Final Departure (B/-/-)

We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be gone with recollections of your Himalayan journey to keep you busy throughout the flight. Goodbye.

  • You will trek in rocky landscape so trekking here is not straightforward. Be prepared to trek right after breakfast till lunch and again till the evening and then some. But our guides will help you and you can complete this tour with little bit of lower body strength and plenty of determination.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • For the Nepalgunj-Juphal flight, flights are always scheduled early in the morning in this region because high winds in the ThuloBheri Valley begin around 10 am, making later flights impossible.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.
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