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 mesmerizing trek to Rara Lake is located in the remote northwest part of Nepal. The trek starts from a pulsating capital city and takes you to the remote area of Jumla. Enrooted 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 enthralling national parks to observe diverse wildlife. The national park consists of several blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests. These forests have been home to Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Panda. These forests are also home of more than 200 species of colorful birds and butterflies.
Surprisingly, Rara Lake is one of the bluest water in the world yet the lake shows three different colors in a day and the background of the lake also keeps changing. Rara Lake Trekking route is less crowded and very much off beaten trail. So, it is a great option for those who are seeking isolation and communion with nature. Throughout the trekking journey, you’ll experience the very different and unique cultures and panorama which are different from rest of Nepal. This stunning lake in the high altitude is surrounded by forests of pine, alpine meadows, juniper and spruce, while in the background one can outlook the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. In winter there is often snow on the ridges surrounding the Lake which gives the lake a heavenly look.
Get ready to admire the off beaten trail and wilderness of the beauty of serene Rara Lake with The Great Adventure Treks.
Rara Lake Trekking Highlights
• Cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley
• Enjoy a super scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice-versa
• Explore the natural beauty and tranquility of Rara Lake
• Visit Sinja valley, an important old historical place of Nepal
• Explore the rich bio-diversity of Rara National Park
• Enjoy the beautiful landscape and view of distant peaks of Dolpo and API Shripal
• Walk through beautiful pine, birch, and rhododendron forests
• Experience authentic culture and lifestyle of Jumla district
Rara Lake Trekking Difficulty
Rara Lake Trekking apparently is quite easy and appropriate for any level of trekkers. With the basic level of fitness, beginners and intermediate level trekkers can easily complete this trek. You possibly can be able to hike for 4 to 6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack. So, this trek doesn’t require any previous trekking experience and technical experience.
Best Time for Rara Lake Trekking
The Spring (September-October) and Autumn season (March-May) are the best time for Rara Lake Trekking. During this time the weather will be pleasant and you’ll get splendid views of the Himalayas reflecting in the lake. Not to forget mentioning, the area is covered by blooming colorful Rhododendrons during spring season which add unique and incomparable beauty around the lake.
Rara Lake Trekking Map:
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m/490 ft) 1 hr, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540 m/8,334 ft) 20 minutes, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055 m/10,023 ft) Tea House Accommodation.
Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980 m/9,777 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490 m/ 8167 ft) Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050 m/10007 ft) Tea House Accommodation.
Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010 m/9876 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Explore Rara Lake to explore the beauty of the lake and backdrop of the lake, communicate with the local people and learn their culture and ethnicity in detail. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440 m/ 8006 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850 m/9351 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 13: Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540 m/8334 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, Fly to Kathmandu, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 15: Final departure
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.