Rara Lake Trekking – 15 Days
Rara Lake Trekking is hands down one of the most beautiful treks that take you to Rara Lake in Nepal. It is one of the largest lakes in Nepal. Every year, thousands of visitors visit the lake from all over the world.
Rara Lake lies at an elevation of 2,990 meters with an area of 10.8 km square. It is beautifully surrounded by green hills and Rara National Park, makes it a good trekking destination. Also, the view of snow-clad Himalayan peaks enhances the beauty of Rara Lake.
This fascinating trek to Rara Lake lies in the remote northwest part of Nepal. The trek starts from a vibrant capital city and takes you to the remote area of Jumla. Enroute you’ll pass through some interesting village of Gorusingha, Sija, Jaljala, and finally trek ends at the tranquil heaven that is Rara Lake.
Besides, Rara Lake Trek also lies in Rara National Park which is one of the most alluring national parks to observe diverse wildlife. The national park consists of several blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests. These forests are home to Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Panda. These forests are also home to more than 200 species of colorful birds.
Rara Lake Trekking Highlights
- Enjoy a super scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice-versa.
- Visit the largest lake in Nepal whose size is approx 13 KM.
- Watching different varieties of birds during the trail.
- Exploring isolated and mysterious beauties of remote Nepal.
Rara Lake Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Cultural heritage sites tour in Kathmandu
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural, and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla
Day 5: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur
Today, after breakfast we begin our trek to Chere Chaur. The journey starts with an ascending hike along the Jugad river. The trail passes through the green forest, beautiful villages, ancient monasteries and markets with amazing landscapes views. Stay the night at camp in Chere Chaur on full board meals with hot tea and coffee.
Day 6: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chala Chaur (2980m.)
Today is the second day of our trek, starts with hot breakfast and trail goes ascend until the Jaljala pass. Jaljala pass is not hard such as other passes because it measures only 3,580m from sea level. Moreover, after crossing the pass trek continue straightway to Jaljala Charu. After reaching Jaljala Chaur we take rest for some moments and then the trail goes ascend up to Chala Chaur. Overnight at camp in Chala Chaur on full board meals with hot drinks.
Day 7: Trek from Chala Chaur to Sinja Valley (2485m)
After breakfast, today’s trek starts with ascending hike to Sinja valley which passes through several settlements, the dense forest along the Jaljala stream. .Sinja is an ancient capital city of Khasa kingdom which ruled this region from the 12th to 14th century. Overnight at tented camp on full board meals.
Day 8: Trek from Sinja Valley to Gorusinga (3050m.)
After hot breakfast, we stretch our trek with an uphill trail along the Hima River by crossing Laha village, forest, and beautiful valleys. On the way, we have to cross a suspension bridge. Stay the night on tented camp at Gorusinga with full board meals.
Day 9: Trek from Gorusinga to Rara Lake (3010m.)
Our trek begins with a hot breakfast and goes through Chuchhema Danda. Chuccheman is one of the finest viewpoints to get the admire views of Himalayan ranges and mesmerizing Rara lake. One the way we pass through Khatyar stream and few villages including Murma. Overnight at tented camp in Rara Lake on full board meals with hot tea and coffee.
Day 10: Rara lake exploration day
Today is a day to explore around Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal located at an altitude of 2,290m and has a surface of 10.8 sq km. We do boating to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and observe verities of fish. Moreover, hike around the Rake Lake for stunning views of Himalayan peaks on the southern and northern side of the Lake. Overnight at tented camp in Rara Lake on full board meals.
Day 11: Trek from Rara lake to Pina (2435m.)
After breakfast, our trek goes to Pina village. We begin our hike with an easy and straight trail until Gamgadi. Gamgadi is the headquarters of the Mugu district where government offices are located. Then after, we walk down to get Pina village. Stay the night at Pina village in a tented camp on full board meals.
Day 12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2850m.)
Today’s trek starts with the descending hike by crossing Ghurchi Lagna pass (3485m.) with beautiful mountain views and villages to get Bumra. Bumra is one of the beautiful villages in this region. This village is also known as Nauri Ghat. Overnight at Bumra in a tented camp on full board meals.
Day 13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2514m)
After breakfast, we begin our final day hike along Hima River and cross the suspension bridge. The trail goes downhill then enjoy hot spring where you can take a natural hot bath and get some relief your aching body. Then after we continue our hike by crossing Danphe Lagna pass (3690m.) and reach Jumla. Stay the night at Jumla in a tented camp with full board meals.
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 15: Departure
- 45$ guide wage per day (group size below 10) for group size above 10 - 15 the guide wage is 50$
- Porter wage 25$ per day
- 50$ TIMS Card and Special Area Permit for each individual
- Insurance for local staff
- International airport pick up and drop
- All Hotel accommodations during the trip
- Trekking Equipment
- Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu or during the trip
- Airlines and land transport costs during the trip
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Entry visa fee
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
- Tips & Gratuities to porters and guides