Introduction:

Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions present a wonderful trekking journey in the Far North Western at Jumla & Lake Rara, this fascinating trip begins with a scenic flight to Nepal’s south west low area at Nepalgunj then another short flight to the Himalayan North Mid Hills at Jumla then heading north through magnificent remote country side, farm villages and valleys with fabulous scenery of snow capped peaks of Dolpo and Tibetan mountain ranges, then reaching at our adventure destination at Lake Rara the largest lake in Nepal within its National Park.

The views and scenery, tranquility of this region is awesome amidst its enchanting forest and landscapes, with overnight stop here for two nights to explore around this magnificent largest lake in Nepal.

After a wonderful time at Lake Rara return to Jumla by an alternative route offering you the best of this beautiful country, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions Jumla & Lake Rara concludes with a memorable journey at Jumla with a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Highlights: “Largest lake in Nepal, pristine forest, stunning landscapes, magnificent scenery, far west Himalaya range, lest frequented region, remote, isolated traditional villages, high passes in complete wilderness.”

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jumla 2,370m. begin trek to Charya Chaur 2,800m.
Day 05: Trek to camp beneath the unnamed grassy pass  3,500m. 6 hrs walk.
Day 06: Trek to Botan. 2,680m. via Sinja Khola. 2,440m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Rara Border.3,190m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake. 2,980m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day at Rara Lake.
Day 10: Trek to River Camp or Pina via Jhyari 2,580m.
Day 11: Trek to Chauta 2,770m. via Ghurchi Lagna Pass 3,460m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Tharamara. 3,270m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Jumla 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Fly Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Day 15: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport our GA staff will receive will transfer you to respective Hotels, in the Hotel our guide will brief of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking / Camping, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: In Kathmandu.
After first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Nepalgunj an hour scenic flight, at Nepalgunj with time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, it is quite hot and tropical.

Day 04: Fly to Jumla 2,370m. begin the trek for more inrek to Charya Chaur 2,800m.
After an overnight at Nepalgunj, morning transfer to airport for half hour flight to Jumla the Himalayan foothills with views of  snow capped peaks, on reaching at Jumla, our trekking staff will meet and guide you to the camp with a short trek to Charya Chaur, Jumla is the largest upland town in the Karnali District, Nepal’s less populated an administrative zone and is only accessible on foot or by air, from Jumla trek to the camp at Charya Chaur high above the Karnali Technical College.

Day 05: Trek to camp beneath the unnamed grassy pass 3,500m. 6 hrs walk.
Day begins with a climb through birch and pine forests to the unnamed grassy pass also known as Jaljala with views of Kanjiroba Himal to the east, with its twin peaks, afternoon descent through serene forests and  to a suitable campsite for the overnight on the pastures with relatively moderate day walk.

Day 06: Trek to Botan 2, 680m. via Sinja Khola. 2,440m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Morning walk leads to descend to Sinja by following the Jaljala Khola downstream through beautiful forests of pines, rhododenron and terraced farmland. Just before the final descent to Sinja the trail passes the 300 year old Kanaksundari Temple Sinja was once ancient, thriving winter capital of the Malla kings dating from medieval times. Khasa kingdom can still be seen alongside the trail on its steep, low knob. The trail passes south to the main river, crossing a bridge through bedrock. Sinja village rests upon a small alluvial plain on the west bank of the clear Lah Gad River, just north of Sinja stone-bound aeries once used by meditating re-annunciates are visible along the rock walls, then following the river upstream passing by the small village of Ganj through a spectacular gorge to the campsite at the village of Botan.

Day 07: Trek to Rara Border 3,190m. 3 – 4 hrs.
A short walk today to the entrance of Lake Rara  National Park, our route leaves the Sinja Khola from Botan to follow the Ghatte Khola north and then walking towards north-eastwards up a beautiful miniture valley through farmland and past primitive flour mills to enter the Rara National Park at the Ghorasain police post, with enough time for short walk around  to explore.

Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m. 6 – 7 hrs.
On leaving Ghorasain campsite our route leads to a climb all the way to the Chuchemara Danda ridge at about 4,260m which will take us nearly 2 hours, the climb is not too hard and on reaching the crest of the ridge an excellent panorama can be seen against the northern horizon. Descending the trail northwards, Rara Lake will soon be seen to the north-east and the trail passes through bamboo and birch forests before crossing the Khatyar Khola which is followed upstream to our overnight camp near the shore of Rara Lake.

Day 09: Rest day at Rara Lake.
A rest day to explore and climb up to the wooden observation tower for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills. The National Park Headquarters can be visited and a leaflet about the National Park can be obtained there. Swimming is allowed in the lake and is refreshing.

Day 10: Trek to River Camp or Pina via Jhyari 2,580m.
A short day on leaving Rara Lake cross a ridge to the Jhyari village following  Jhyari Bira Khola (stream) for short while, trek crosses into the Dhauligar Khola valley to the overnight camps beside the river.

Day 11: Trek to Chauta 2,770m. via Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,460m. 5 – 6 hrs.
From this camp on the Dhauligar Khola, walk leads through farmland to the village of Pina where there is a small local hotel, the long climb from Pina is mostly through forests with fine views to the north The Ghurchi pass is marked by several chortens and the trail then descends across alpine pastures, through walnut groves and to a steep narrow valley all the way to the Chauta village for overnight stop, where there are shops and local hotels.

Day 12: Trek to Tharamara 3,270m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Journey from Chauta follows the northern bank of the Sinja khola through Bumra and past the small hotel and health clinic under an overhanging rock at Kamra, source of the important medicinal mineral, Silaji. Then descend to the Sinja Khola the route passes the Nyawre village with hydroelectricity, walk to the bridge upstream before climbing for some 600meters to the pasture at Tharamara, for the overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Jumla 5 – 6 hrs.
GA last day of trekking leads towards a beautiful valley with alpine pastures through a lovely forest and to a farmed valley,  It has nice little villages of Padmara and the trail is not too steep, following the same river all the way down to Jumla, on reaching Jumla rest of the afternoon can be spent visiting the busy market town.

Day 14: Fly Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
A 30 minutes morning sweeping flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking striking views of the snow capped peaks, on arrival at Nepalgunj  connecting the flight to Kathmandu after a wonderful, memorable trip to Jumla and Lake Rara with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 15: At leisure in Kathmandu.
A day in Kathmandu, a tour in and around Kathmandu Valley on request.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you with a complimentary transport to the airport for your final departure from this magnificent country, Nepal.

RARA NATIONAL PARK
AREA (106 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Rara National Park is located in north-west Nepal about 371 km air distance from Kathmandu. Most of the park, including Lake Rara, lies in Mugu District: a small area is within Jumla District of Karnali Zone. This is the smallest park in Nepal, containing the country’s biggest lake (10.8 sq kms) at an elevation of 2,990m.

FEATURES: Park elevations range from 1,800m. to 4,048m. The park contains mainly coniferous forest. The area around the lake is dominated by blue pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce, oak, Himalayan cypress and other associated species.

At about 3,350m. pine and spruce give away to fir, oak and birch. Deciduous tree species like Indian horse-chestnut, walnut and Himalayan popular are also found.

A small portion of the park serves as an ideal habitat for musk deer. Other animals found in the park include Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral, Himalayan Thar and wild boar. Snow trout is the only fish species recorded in the lake. Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted in this area.

The great – crested grebe, black-necked grebe, and red-crested pochard are seen during winter. Other common birds are the snow cock, chukor partridge, Impeyan pheasant, kalij pheasant and blood pheasant.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport (Domestic only)
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help
  • Restricted Area Permit
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu .
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs.
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jumla 2,370m. begin trek to Charya Chaur 2,800m.
Day 05: Trek to camp beneath the unnamed grassy pass  3,500m. 6 hrs walk.
Day 06: Trek to Botan. 2,680m. via Sinja Khola. 2,440m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Rara Border.3,190m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake. 2,980m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day at Rara Lake.
Day 10: Trek to River Camp or Pina via Jhyari 2,580m.
Day 11: Trek to Chauta 2,770m. via Ghurchi Lagna Pass 3,460m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Tharamara. 3,270m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Jumla 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Fly Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Day 15: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport our GA staff will receive will transfer you to respective Hotels, in the Hotel our guide will brief of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking / Camping, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: In Kathmandu.
After first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Nepalgunj an hour scenic flight, at Nepalgunj with time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, it is quite hot and tropical.

Day 04: Fly to Jumla 2,370m. begin the trek for more inrek to Charya Chaur 2,800m.
After an overnight at Nepalgunj, morning transfer to airport for half hour flight to Jumla the Himalayan foothills with views of  snow capped peaks, on reaching at Jumla, our trekking staff will meet and guide you to the camp with a short trek to Charya Chaur, Jumla is the largest upland town in the Karnali District, Nepal’s less populated an administrative zone and is only accessible on foot or by air, from Jumla trek to the camp at Charya Chaur high above the Karnali Technical College.

Day 05: Trek to camp beneath the unnamed grassy pass 3,500m. 6 hrs walk.
Day begins with a climb through birch and pine forests to the unnamed grassy pass also known as Jaljala with views of Kanjiroba Himal to the east, with its twin peaks, afternoon descent through serene forests and  to a suitable campsite for the overnight on the pastures with relatively moderate day walk.

Day 06: Trek to Botan 2, 680m. via Sinja Khola. 2,440m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Morning walk leads to descend to Sinja by following the Jaljala Khola downstream through beautiful forests of pines, rhododenron and terraced farmland. Just before the final descent to Sinja the trail passes the 300 year old Kanaksundari Temple Sinja was once ancient, thriving winter capital of the Malla kings dating from medieval times. Khasa kingdom can still be seen alongside the trail on its steep, low knob. The trail passes south to the main river, crossing a bridge through bedrock. Sinja village rests upon a small alluvial plain on the west bank of the clear Lah Gad River, just north of Sinja stone-bound aeries once used by meditating re-annunciates are visible along the rock walls, then following the river upstream passing by the small village of Ganj through a spectacular gorge to the campsite at the village of Botan.

Day 07: Trek to Rara Border 3,190m. 3 – 4 hrs.
A short walk today to the entrance of Lake Rara  National Park, our route leaves the Sinja Khola from Botan to follow the Ghatte Khola north and then walking towards north-eastwards up a beautiful miniture valley through farmland and past primitive flour mills to enter the Rara National Park at the Ghorasain police post, with enough time for short walk around  to explore.

Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m. 6 – 7 hrs.
On leaving Ghorasain campsite our route leads to a climb all the way to the Chuchemara Danda ridge at about 4,260m which will take us nearly 2 hours, the climb is not too hard and on reaching the crest of the ridge an excellent panorama can be seen against the northern horizon. Descending the trail northwards, Rara Lake will soon be seen to the north-east and the trail passes through bamboo and birch forests before crossing the Khatyar Khola which is followed upstream to our overnight camp near the shore of Rara Lake.

Day 09: Rest day at Rara Lake.
A rest day to explore and climb up to the wooden observation tower for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills. The National Park Headquarters can be visited and a leaflet about the National Park can be obtained there. Swimming is allowed in the lake and is refreshing.

Day 10: Trek to River Camp or Pina via Jhyari 2,580m.
A short day on leaving Rara Lake cross a ridge to the Jhyari village following  Jhyari Bira Khola (stream) for short while, trek crosses into the Dhauligar Khola valley to the overnight camps beside the river.

Day 11: Trek to Chauta 2,770m. via Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,460m. 5 – 6 hrs.
From this camp on the Dhauligar Khola, walk leads through farmland to the village of Pina where there is a small local hotel, the long climb from Pina is mostly through forests with fine views to the north The Ghurchi pass is marked by several chortens and the trail then descends across alpine pastures, through walnut groves and to a steep narrow valley all the way to the Chauta village for overnight stop, where there are shops and local hotels.

Day 12: Trek to Tharamara 3,270m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Journey from Chauta follows the northern bank of the Sinja khola through Bumra and past the small hotel and health clinic under an overhanging rock at Kamra, source of the important medicinal mineral, Silaji. Then descend to the Sinja Khola the route passes the Nyawre village with hydroelectricity, walk to the bridge upstream before climbing for some 600meters to the pasture at Tharamara, for the overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Jumla 5 – 6 hrs.
GA last day of trekking leads towards a beautiful valley with alpine pastures through a lovely forest and to a farmed valley,  It has nice little villages of Padmara and the trail is not too steep, following the same river all the way down to Jumla, on reaching Jumla rest of the afternoon can be spent visiting the busy market town.

Day 14: Fly Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
A 30 minutes morning sweeping flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking striking views of the snow capped peaks, on arrival at Nepalgunj  connecting the flight to Kathmandu after a wonderful, memorable trip to Jumla and Lake Rara with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 15: At leisure in Kathmandu.
A day in Kathmandu, a tour in and around Kathmandu Valley on request.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you with a complimentary transport to the airport for your final departure from this magnificent country, Nepal.

RARA NATIONAL PARK
AREA (106 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Rara National Park is located in north-west Nepal about 371 km air distance from Kathmandu. Most of the park, including Lake Rara, lies in Mugu District: a small area is within Jumla District of Karnali Zone. This is the smallest park in Nepal, containing the country’s biggest lake (10.8 sq kms) at an elevation of 2,990m.

FEATURES: Park elevations range from 1,800m. to 4,048m. The park contains mainly coniferous forest. The area around the lake is dominated by blue pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce, oak, Himalayan cypress and other associated species.

At about 3,350m. pine and spruce give away to fir, oak and birch. Deciduous tree species like Indian horse-chestnut, walnut and Himalayan popular are also found.

A small portion of the park serves as an ideal habitat for musk deer. Other animals found in the park include Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral, Himalayan Thar and wild boar. Snow trout is the only fish species recorded in the lake. Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted in this area.

The great – crested grebe, black-necked grebe, and red-crested pochard are seen during winter. Other common birds are the snow cock, chukor partridge, Impeyan pheasant, kalij pheasant and blood pheasant.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport (Domestic only)
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help
  • Restricted Area Permit

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu .
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs.
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Camping or on basic Teahouse /Lodge.
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • All year round (except from June till mid September).
  • Hindu Khas Chettri, Brahmins, Dalit & Lama Bhotias of Bon & Buddhist culture and religions