Rara Lake Trek

   15 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-147)

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Rara Lake is Nepal’s biggest Lake, located in the Mugu district of Karnali zone in Nepal. Situated at the altitude of 2,990m above the sea level, the lake is surrounded by the pine, spruce and juniper forest of the Rara National Park. The Rara Lake Trek or trekking to this hidden gem of Nepal, promises unlimited adventure, culture and panoramic geographical landscape, so beautiful and serene that it will make you want to come back to this place again and again. 

Despite being one of the most famous trekking routes in the western Nepal, the trail is the least visited trekking trail in Nepal. Although the place is very remote and not easily accessible, the destination, that is, the Rara Lake and the trail leading to the destination is all worth your effort.

The standard 15 days Rara Lake Trekking package by Amigo Treks and Expedition, allows you to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu; Nepalgunj- one of the biggest cities in Nepal’s Terai region; scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Jumla; trail leading through the forest of Pine, Rhododendron, Juniper, Oak; ancient remains of the Malla civilization in the Sinja Valley; the Rara National Park featuring a wide variety of plants and animals and the Rara Lake itself –the biggest Lake in Nepal. This package ensures bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj and full board (meal+accommodation), during the trek; an English speaking guide, all ground transportation and the domestic flight tickets. Moreover, this trekking package is a fully customizable package, therefore, we can sit together and design a new package considering your personal needs, requirements and budget, with 100% guarantee on departure. The company also offers special discount, if you bring a group along with you.

The trekking starts with a flight to Nepalgunj and then to Jumla. From Jumla, the trail passes through Chere Chaur, Chala Chaur, Sinja Valley, Gorosingha, Rara Lake, Pina, Bumra and back to Jumla circling the Rara Lake. From Jumla, a flight back to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu will bring the Rara Lake trek to an end. 

Spring and Autumn are the best season to plan a trek to Rara Lake. This trekking in Nepal does not require any technical training or prior experience. Moreover, if you are looking to explore more we suggest you to go for Khaptad-Rara Trek. Enjoy!    
 


Trip Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Special travel permit
  • Kathmandu-Nepaljung (to Jumla) and return to Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodations on a trek (Lodge/Tea house/Tent)
  • Fresh seasonable fruits after dinner (while on a trek)
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only)
  • Purified drinking water (medicated safe to drink) during the trek
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Amigo duffel bag if required
  • Trekking route map

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and  alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla (only 15 kg included)
  • Extra porter if you required (it cost USD20 per day)
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (aprox USD25 per person)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tipping to staff (as an appreciation)

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing day tour

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft) 1 hour

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) 20mins

Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3,055m/10,023ft)

Day 06: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2,980m/9,777ft)

Day 07: Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2,490m/8,169ft)

Day 08: Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10,006ft)

Day 09: Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3,010m/9,875ft)

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake Area

Day 11: Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2,440m/8,006ft)

Day 12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2,850m/9,351ft)

Day 13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft)

Day 14: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 15: Day 15: Departure day

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our company representatives will greet you and transfer you to the hotel booked for you in Kathmandu. You can freshen up and rest for some time. In the afternoon, a meeting will be conducted at our office to introduce you to the guide and brief you regarding the trek. After the meeting, we will take you for a welcome dinner at one of the finest typical Nepali restaurants. The dinner is hosted by the company. While having dinner, you can also enjoy ethnic music and cultural dance. However, if the your flight arrives late, both meeting and the dinner will be scheduled for the following day. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Typical Nepali food, cultural music and dance and a comfortable accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.)
 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, today, we will go for a day tour. We will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The sites include the temple of Pashupatinath, Stupa of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. These are culturally and historically rich site in Kathmandu. If you do not want to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, we have Bhaktapur Durbar Square or Patan Durbar Square as an optional sites for you, depending upon your interest. After spending a few hours exploring these sites, we will get back to our office for the final preparation of the trek. The night will spent in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: The exhibition of ancient art and architecture in the Kathmandu Durbar Square, most created by the Malla dynasty rulers during the 12th and 18th century; Pashupatinath – the oldest and the most important temple of Lord Shiva; Swyambhunath –the famous Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, which is famous among Nepali Buddhist and Boudhnath- one of the largest stupas in South Asia, built on the salt trade route to Tibet, which is famous among the Tibetan Buddhists.)
 

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft) 1 hour

After breakfast, leaving the beautiful Kathmandu Valley, located in Central Nepal, we fly to the flat Terai plains of Western Nepal, Nepalgunj. It takes about an hour to reach reach Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. The flight is  very scenic and interesting. At Ranjha Airport in Nepalgunj, a private vehicle will be ready awaiting our arrival. We will now be transferred to the hotel booked for us in Nepalgunj. While in Nepalgunj, we will visit the very famous Muslim market, mini zoo and the nearby Tharu villages.  The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Nepalgunj.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: A scenic flight to Nepalgunj; collection of animals in the Mini Zoo, Muslim market and the settlement, housing style, lifestyle, culture and tradition of Tharu people.)
 

Day 04: Fly from Nepalganj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) 20mins

After breakfast at the hotel, we are transferred to the Ranjha Airport to board an aircraft to Jumla. Jumla has a Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) airport, therefore, we fly from Nealgunj to Jumla on a STOL aircraft. Leaving the Terai plains we now fly to the hilly landscape of Jumla situated on the foothills of Sisne Himalaya. It takes about 20 mins to reach Jumla from Nepalgunj.  After reaching Jumla, we spend the rest of the day exploring the surrounding area and getting prepared for the next day’s walk. The night will be spent in a tea house in Jumla. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

(Highlights of the day: An experience of flying a STOL aircraft and landing on STOL airport; beautiful aerial view of the landscape; and the settlement in Jumla.)
 

Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3,055m/10,023ft)

After breakfast at Jumla, today, we hike all the way up to Chere Chaur. Starting with a level walk through the northern part of the town, the trail climbs steadily up the Jugad Valley past  Khalanga Bazaar, which is a small market for people living in the nearby villages, Campus and Karnali Technical Institute. Then walking past  a couple of villages with traditional houses and a temple, we arrive Sisnamul, after which, a walk through the forest and meadows will finally take us to Chere Chaur. Chere Chaur is  a high altitude meadow from where one can enjoy a splendid view of the Jumla Valley. The evening will be spent exploring the Chere Chaur area. The night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Chere Chaur. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Local market, villages exhibiting traditional houses, settlement and lifestyle of people, the company of Jugad River, temples, the soothing forest and meadows and the splendid view of the Jumla Valley.)
 

Day 06: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2,980m/9,777ft)

After breakfast at Chere Chaur, following the western trail, we will first hike up to Jaljala pass (3,585m). Crossing the pass, we will now continue on a moderately straight trail until Jaljala Chaur that presents you with a pretty gigantic meadow. Here, you can also spot horses grazing. From here, we will continue on a steep trail, along the Syaule River, until we reach Chalachaur. The evening will be spent exploring the area and the night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Chalachaur.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful distant views of high altitude mountains and surrounding hills from the Jaljala pass; ridges and streams below them; a pretty settlement of Chauri Khola and the forest and huge meadows.) 
 

Day 07: Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2,490m/8,169ft)

After breakfast at the Chalachaur, today, we trek from Chalachaur to the Sinja Valley. Sinja, once a capital of the Malla Dynasty from 12th -14th century, is a small village situated on the bank of the Hima River. It is mainly occupied by people belonging to Brahmin an the Chhetri community. Leaving Chalachaur, we will continue our trekking towards the Sinja Valley, along the  Jaljala River, past several small settlements of people. At Sinja Valley, we will explore the remains of ancient palaces, temples,  and  settlement, that were uncovered during the excavation lead by  the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University. The paddy fields, add more beauty to this valley. We will explore the areas and spend the night in a very basic tea house in Sinja.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: The company of Jaljala River and small settlements, while on the trail; beautiful green paddy fields, the shrine of the Masta-Bhavani cult, stone temple, fountain and pillar probably dating back to the Khas Malla dynasties, ancient royal palace-the summer capital of Khas Malla rulers in Sinja, the temple of Uma Maheshwar inside the temple, statue of deity of Buddhist origin in the shrine of the ancient royal palace and the typical houses of Sinja Valley.)
 

Day 08: Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10,006ft)

After breakfast at Sinja, today, we walk all the way up to Gorusingha situated on the bank of Ghatta Khola, providing a great site for camping. Following the trail along the Hima River, we will first head east towards Laha past Gani. Initially, the trail is steep, which later becomes relatively easy. From Laha, a steep trail, heading west  alongside Ghatte River will finally take us to Ghorosingha. An army post that looks like a Holywood ranch marks the arrival of Ghorosingha. The night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Ghorosingha.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

(Highlights of the day: Scenic trail along the Ghatta and Sinja Khola, the company of Sinja and Ghhata River, and the beautiful camping site at Ghorosingha.)
 

Day 09: Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3,010m/9,875ft)

After breakfast at Ghorosingha, we walk from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake. Initially, the ascent from Ghorosingha alongside the Chuchamare Danda is steep. The highest point of the Chuchamare Danda provides the beautiful view of the panorama of the western Himalayas, Rara Lake and the flourishing vegetation of the Rara National Park. The trail now enters the meadows on the ridge and continues towards Majhghat through the forest of pine, spruce and rhododendron. You will be crossing a stream, before reaching Majhghatta. Following the Khatyar River, we will now walk all the way up to Rara Lake, past Chhapri village that houses the headquarter of the Rara National Park. The night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Rara.     

Meals included: Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Mind bowing panorama of  the western Himalayas, view of Rara Lake and the vegetation of the Rara National Park; dense forest of pine, spruce, rhododendron and birches and the scenic Ghatta valley.)
 

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake Area

Rara Lake is the biggest Lake in Nepal. The surrounding dense forest provides the right environment for birds and animals to flourish. If you are lucky you will get to spot otters, rhesus, langur, Himalayan Thar, serows, musk deer and so on. Today, we utilize the day to wander around the lake area. We go boating around the lake  and enjoy the very beautiful settings of the lake and a few varieties of fishes as well. If time permits, we will also visit the village of Murma and hike up to Murma Top, to enjoy the stunning view of the lakes and the surrounding mountains.  After spending the day exploring the Rara Lake Area, the night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Rara. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Tranquil picturesque setting of the Rara Lake area, dense forest with a variety of wildlife, stunning views of the Lake and surrounding mountains.)
 

Day 11: Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2,440m/8,006ft)

Today, we trek from the Rara Lake to Pina. After breakfast at Rara Lake, a relatively easy walk on a straight path will first take us to Gamgadhi – the headquarter of the Mugu District. From Gamghadi, the trail descends through the forest of Pine, Oak, Juniper, Rhododendron to Jhyari Khola.  From here, a short uphill walk and then on a level path through the pine forest will finally take us to Pina. The night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Pina. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Forest of Pine, Oak, Juniper, Rhododendron; musk deer and pheasants; the district headquarter of Mugu; traditional settlement of people and temples en route.) 
 

Day 12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2,850m/9,351ft)

Today, we walk from Pina to Bumra, also known as Nauri Ghat. After breakfast, continuing on a circuit trail, we walk all the way through a spruce forest up to the Ghuruchi Lagna Pass, that greets us with fluttering prayer flag and the view of Karnali River and snowy peaks bordering Tibet and Nepal. After enjoying the view from the pass, we walk all the way down to Bulbule and then further south to Bumra past the fields around Chautha and few small settlements. The night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Bumra.

Meals included: Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: View of the Karnali River and snow-capped peaks bordering Tibet and Nepal; Chortens, cairns and prayer flags; spruce and pine forest and meadows and the experience of rocky trail.)
 

Day 13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft)

Last day of the trek and we walk from Bumra to Jumla. After breakfast, leaving Bumra, we first hike up to the suspension bridge located at the altitude of 3,681m. Crossing this bridge, we walk further to cross another bridge across the Hima River and continue downhill through the forest of fir, birch, walnuts and bamboo to Himdhuski. From here, the gradually rising trail will take us to the Daphe Lagna Pass past Tharmari and Khali Gaon. Enjoying the view from the pass, we will now descend to Chere Chaur and then to Jumla along the Jugad River. The night will be spent in a very basic tea house in Jumla.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: The company of Hima River; forest of fir, birches, walnuts and bamboo; traditional villages exhibiting traditional houses and lifestyle of people.)
 

Day 14: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Today, we will first fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then we will fly to Kathmandu. From the Kathmandu airport, we will transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. You can freshen up and rest your tired muscles. You can spend the remaining time as per your wish. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. 

Meals: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: Scenic flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.)
 

Day 15: Departure day

Today is the last day of the trip. As per your flight schedule, we will transfer you to the airport (in a private vehicle). If your flight is scheduled in the evening, you can spend a few hours strolling the popular markets in Kathmandu. Moreover, if you are looking to extend your stay in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition will also make arrangements for some top adventure activities in Nepal.  

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