Magical Rara Lake
Magical Rara Lake Trek, into the wild west Nepal!
18 Days trip
Lake Rara, at an elevation of 2,980m is the biggest lake in Nepal that lies within the Rara National Park, located in the remotest corner of West Nepal near Nepal and Tibet border. This area is still remain least explored and truly pristine that makes it one of the wildest parts of Nepal making a great and unique tourist destination. The intact natural alpine forest and the area has a wealth of historical significance with unique western Nepali culture. The scenery and mountain views along with the wild animals and birds make this a unique area for visitors who are looking for something different away from the much-travelled area.
The trekking starts after a short flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. Trekking days are normally about 6-7 hours long, though this can vary. You begin trekking after a hearty breakfast, stop for lunch in the middle of the day and in the afternoon where tea or coffee and cookies will be waiting for you upon your arrival in the camp. Meals consist of three courses mainly of local dishes, but you will be surprised at the tasty treats our experienced expedition cook will serve.
Accommodation is in a tent on twin sharing basis, with a warm sleeping bag, inner liner and insulated mattress provided (if you wish extra comfort, you can bring your own blow-up mattress too). For drinking water, boiled water is provided after the meals, so make sure to bring a one or two-liter water bottle. A dug-out toilet tent will be set up near the camp.
Why trek to Rara!
Rara National Park is the smallest national park but in its heart, there you visit the most pristine and magical lake, Rara Lake. The park includes a trans-Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. Being among the local people with their distinctive culture and traditions gives the visitor a unique experience and makes for an unforgettable and wonderful holiday.
The people here are very behind-the-times, even primitive, and this gives the trekker a glimpse backwards in time and a chance to reflect on the differences of modern society and development. The great high mountain scenery enchants and fascinates as always. Like most of Nepal, Rara National Park is a naturalist’s paradise. Animals like the Serow, Musk deer, Yellow-throated Marten and a wide variety of birds such as the Impeyan pheasant or Himalayan Monal, Kalij and many other species of birds can be seen along the trail and around the lake. The lake at 2,980m also hosts snow trout that are endemic species.
Trekking to this destination offers the best in scenery and you are very much off-the-beaten-track, with the trek going through one of the most pristine and finest national parks in the world. At the same time, the western Nepal cultural experience is unique and is quite different from that of rest of Nepal.
Level of grade
Moderate to strenuous at some points.
Food and accommodation
All meals are included on the trip apart from meals in Kathmandu. Your accommodation is in spacious two-person tent with a mattress sleeping bag
Best time to trek to Rara
The recommended time to travel to Rara is the months of February to June, and September to November. In a slight rain shadow, this area tends to be a little drier than other parts of Nepal, even during the monsoon months.
Minimum of 6 persons required
~Hotel on BB plan
~Half day heritage tour
~All land transportation
~An experienced & qualified English-speaking trek guide/leader and other staffs
~Trekking equipment and gears
~Permit or any other applicable government taxes
~3 nights Bardia national park experience
Does NOT include
~Your travel insurance and cost incur due to any unforeseen events
~Cost of personal nature
~International flights, visa or airport tax etc.
~Bottled drinks and beverages
~Meals in Kathmandu and
~Extra porterage and tipping
15 Sept – 04 Oct
09 Oct – 28 Oct
28 Mar – 16 April
11 April – 30 April and 21 April-10 May
15 Sept – 04 Oct
09 Oct – 28 Oct
Given trip, the itinerary can be customized according to the time you have and can be just Rara only too. It’s best to do the camping mode but for small group and budget trip. For small group size, the lodge and homestay trip option can be also arranged.For more information and detail please feel free to contact us: [email protected] or [email protected]
IncludedMagical Rara Lake
Kathmandu for heritage sightseeing
Trek to Chautha
To Nepalgunj and Bardia national park
Day in Bardia
Day in Bardia
Return to Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu
Level of grade Moderate to strenuous at some points.
Food and accommodation All meals are included on the trip apart from meals in Kathmandu. Your accommodation is in spacious two-person tent with a mattress sleeping bag
Best time to trek to Rara The recommended time to travel to Rara is the months of February to June, and September to November. In a slight rain shadow, this area tends to be a little drier than other parts of Nepal, even during the monsoon months.