Rara Lake Trek

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 3,480m
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Accommodation: $Tea-house

Trip Highlights

  • Serene and beautiful lake situated at the high altitude
  • Beautiful scenic long trails
  • Experience the first hand home stay and camping experience in one of the remotest areas
  • Explore the isolated Yari Valley

Trip Overview

Rara Lake trek is the gem of Nepal, placed beautifully in the remotest Himalayan womb. The people of Nepal have rightly named the lake the Queen of the Lakes. Located in the Rara National Park in Mugu district of western region, it is one of the rare lakes located at the most remotest areas in the entire world.

The trail to Rara Lake is entirely off the beaten track. It will surely excite those seeking discomfort and challenging themselves for a new adventure. Thus, this trekking is the most talked about trekking destination and many a lifetime opportunity that repays the hard toil in a form of a wonderful time in heaven. Though Rara National Park is the smallest park in Nepal it is the most scenic one in the country with an area over 105 square kilometers. It is identified as one of the attractive parks in the world for its unique location, ecosystem and natural beauty. The remoteness comes as a boon in disguise for the wildlife here – Himalayan black bear, musk deer, common leopards, Himalayan goral and other exotic animals are seen in this area.

This trek possess the melodrama of its own narrative display of clear high altitude lakes, with diverse flora and faunas of more than 500 different kinds of herbs and flowers well coupled with the stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Likewise, the park provides shelter to more than 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds. You can choose whether to camp or take a basic homestay to accommodate your stay. It is recommended that you choose the homestay as you get to experience the Nepali hospitality first hand and also it is less expensive.

Himalayas Hiking will make your journey a remarkable and memorable one. Your journey to Rara Lake Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. On the following day you take a flight to mountain airstrip in Jumla located at 2370m on the bank of the Tila Khola.

This journey will stick with you forever as the opportunity of self discovery in the presence of the fantastic natural lake. The vast distance you have to cover that includes several highs and lows will entice the essence of the very existence of humans, isolated settlements, their culture. The lake itself represents the level of tranquility and self sufficient amidst the dense forests in all directions.

Detail ItineraryExpand all

After few preparations, a flight to Nepalgunj. An evening walk around some monuments

Take an early flight to Jumla and start trekking towards Padmara passing the steep ascent.

Ascend towards north alongside Ghurseni river, cross Khalilanga pass. Then descend through dense forest and after crossing some bridges reach Bumra.

Continue trekking towards North to reach Ghautha Khola and climb dense forest to arrive in the valley. From here you ascend further to reach Peene.

A short hike towards the dreamland.

Even a lifetime is not long enough to spend in Rara lake. A day is pretty short but you can explore it as much as you can.

Hike around the Lake and descend to Khatyagadh . Ascend through the dense forest and to Chuchemara dara then finally reach Ghorasain

Descend to Botan valley then to Okharpati village and finally arrive at Sinja.

Cross the Sinja river and trek along the Jaljale gadh, afterwards ascend the ridge. Descend towards the beautiful meadow and reach CHere CHaur.

A pleasant descend through beautiful valley and dense rhododendron forests. Hike past couple of villages and fields following the river till Jumla.

Flight from Jumla is highly dependent on the weather condition due to extreme windy location. If possible after reaching Nepalgunj, a flight back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop
  • Ground transportation during the trip
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guesthouses on stopping point during the trip
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry fee and permits to enter into national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • Entry fee and permit fee
  • A professional and English speaking guide
  • A porter for two clients
  • Trekking Map
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs
  • A first aid medical kit
  • Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
  • Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
  • Tips for crew member
  • International Airfare/Airport tax/Visa Fee
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section

Fixed Departures

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Client Reviews

WOW! it has been an amazing experience with the team of Himalayas Hiking. Wonderful place, amazing vibes, amazing people with wonderful team. Kudos to the team Hiimalayas Hiking.

George Thompson,
UK, London
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