Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trekking: 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:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing: World Heritage Sites
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft): 1 hour
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)
Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
Day 10:  Explore Rara Lake
Day 11:  Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
Day 12:  Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)
Day 13:  Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
Day 14:  Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
Day 15:  Final departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative who will drop you off at your hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner program.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing guided tour of Kathmandu via private transport to one of the most famous places of Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft): 1 hour
After our short excursion in Kathmandu, we take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Mid-Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an interesting Terai town that showcases the diverse culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the local market, mini-zoo and nearby villages. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes
After early breakfast, we leave the Terai plains of Nepalgunj and fly to the hilly landscape of Jumla, one of the least accessible districts in Nepal. Situated in the foothills of the Sisne Himalaya, Jumla is also the gateway for trekkers who want to explore the remote Karnali region of Nepal. Overnight in Jumla.

Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Today is the first day of our trek. We leave Jumla and ascend to Chere Chaur along the Jugad Khola. On the way, we pass Khalanga Bazar, a small marketplace for the nearby villages. We also pass a couple of villages and a temple before reaching our destination. Overnight in Chere Chaur.

Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
From Chere Chaur we take the western trail and ascend slowly until the Jaljala pass (3580m). We cross the pass and continue trekking on a relatively straight trail until reaching Jaljala Chaur. From here we ascend on a steep trail and enter the Rara Lake Circuit before reaching Chalachaur. Overnight in Chalachaur.

Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)
It is an uphill climb to Sinja Valley. On the way, we pass through several villages and walk along the Jaljala Khola (stream). Sinja Valley holds an important place in the history of Nepal. The valley houses the ancient capital city of the Khasa Kingdom that ruled this area from the 12th to the 14th century. Palaces, temples, and the ancient remains of a settlement were uncovered during excavations spearheaded by the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University. Overnight in Sinja Valley.

Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
We leave Sinja on an uphill trail alongside Hima River. From the village, we climb on a steep trail for a while followed by a relatively easy trail until Laha Village. From Laha, it is a steep climb up until Ghorosingha alongside Ghatte Khola (stream). Overnight in Ghorosingha.

Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
We begin our steep ascent after breakfast. Our trail is alongside Chuchhemara Danda from where we get to admire the Himalayan panorama, the vast and tranquil Rara Lake, and the lush vegetation of the Rara National Park. On the way to Rara Lake, we pass through Khatyar Khola Camp and a few villages including Murma. From Murma, the ascent gets a little easier. We continue walking towards Chapri village which houses the Rara National Park Head Quarter. Overnight at Rara Lake.

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake
Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal. After breakfast, we investigate the azure waters of the massive lake also referred to as Mahendra Taal (Lake) after late King Mahendra. While boating we get to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and discover quite a few varieties of fish. Chuchemara Peak lies on the southern side of the Rara Lake whereas Ruma Kand and Malika Kand peaks frame its northern area. Overnight at Rara Lake.

Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
From Rara Lake our trail is easy and we walk on a relatively straight path until Gamgadhi which is the headquarters of the remote Mugu District of Nepal. From Gamgadhi, we descend on a steep trail to Pina Village where we spend the night.

Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)
From Pina we descend and cross the Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3480 m. We continue our descent and pass through a few villages before reaching Bumra. The Bumra village is also known as Nauri Ghat.

Day 13: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
We cross two suspension bridges above Hima River and walk downhill. After walking for a few hours, we get to a hot spring where we can ease our aching body with a dip. Not long after the hot spring, we cross Danphe Lagna pass at 3691 m. After reaching Cherechaur, we follow the same trail we took couple of days back and reach Jumla. Overnight in Jumla.

Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
We take the earliest flight available to Nepalgunj from Jumla. After reaching Nepalgunj, we fly yet again to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner program to celebrate the successful completion of the Rara Lake trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final departure
Our representative will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your connecting flight home approximately 3 hours earlier than the scheduled time. Have a safe flight back home!

  • 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:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing: World Heritage Sites
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft): 1 hour
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)
Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
Day 10:  Explore Rara Lake
Day 11:  Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
Day 12:  Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)
Day 13:  Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
Day 14:  Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
Day 15:  Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative who will drop you off at your hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner program.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing guided tour of Kathmandu via private transport to one of the most famous places of Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft): 1 hour
After our short excursion in Kathmandu, we take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Mid-Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an interesting Terai town that showcases the diverse culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the local market, mini-zoo and nearby villages. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes
After early breakfast, we leave the Terai plains of Nepalgunj and fly to the hilly landscape of Jumla, one of the least accessible districts in Nepal. Situated in the foothills of the Sisne Himalaya, Jumla is also the gateway for trekkers who want to explore the remote Karnali region of Nepal. Overnight in Jumla.

Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Today is the first day of our trek. We leave Jumla and ascend to Chere Chaur along the Jugad Khola. On the way, we pass Khalanga Bazar, a small marketplace for the nearby villages. We also pass a couple of villages and a temple before reaching our destination. Overnight in Chere Chaur.

Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
From Chere Chaur we take the western trail and ascend slowly until the Jaljala pass (3580m). We cross the pass and continue trekking on a relatively straight trail until reaching Jaljala Chaur. From here we ascend on a steep trail and enter the Rara Lake Circuit before reaching Chalachaur. Overnight in Chalachaur.

Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)
It is an uphill climb to Sinja Valley. On the way, we pass through several villages and walk along the Jaljala Khola (stream). Sinja Valley holds an important place in the history of Nepal. The valley houses the ancient capital city of the Khasa Kingdom that ruled this area from the 12th to the 14th century. Palaces, temples, and the ancient remains of a settlement were uncovered during excavations spearheaded by the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University. Overnight in Sinja Valley.

Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
We leave Sinja on an uphill trail alongside Hima River. From the village, we climb on a steep trail for a while followed by a relatively easy trail until Laha Village. From Laha, it is a steep climb up until Ghorosingha alongside Ghatte Khola (stream). Overnight in Ghorosingha.

Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
We begin our steep ascent after breakfast. Our trail is alongside Chuchhemara Danda from where we get to admire the Himalayan panorama, the vast and tranquil Rara Lake, and the lush vegetation of the Rara National Park. On the way to Rara Lake, we pass through Khatyar Khola Camp and a few villages including Murma. From Murma, the ascent gets a little easier. We continue walking towards Chapri village which houses the Rara National Park Head Quarter. Overnight at Rara Lake.

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake
Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal. After breakfast, we investigate the azure waters of the massive lake also referred to as Mahendra Taal (Lake) after late King Mahendra. While boating we get to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and discover quite a few varieties of fish. Chuchemara Peak lies on the southern side of the Rara Lake whereas Ruma Kand and Malika Kand peaks frame its northern area. Overnight at Rara Lake.

Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
From Rara Lake our trail is easy and we walk on a relatively straight path until Gamgadhi which is the headquarters of the remote Mugu District of Nepal. From Gamgadhi, we descend on a steep trail to Pina Village where we spend the night.

Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)
From Pina we descend and cross the Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3480 m. We continue our descent and pass through a few villages before reaching Bumra. The Bumra village is also known as Nauri Ghat.

Day 13: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
We cross two suspension bridges above Hima River and walk downhill. After walking for a few hours, we get to a hot spring where we can ease our aching body with a dip. Not long after the hot spring, we cross Danphe Lagna pass at 3691 m. After reaching Cherechaur, we follow the same trail we took couple of days back and reach Jumla. Overnight in Jumla.

Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
We take the earliest flight available to Nepalgunj from Jumla. After reaching Nepalgunj, we fly yet again to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner program to celebrate the successful completion of the Rara Lake trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final departure
Our representative will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your connecting flight home approximately 3 hours earlier than the scheduled time. Have a safe flight back home!

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
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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