Magical Rara Lake
Magical Rara Lake Trek
Rara lake, into the wild west Nepal!
Lake Rara (2,980m) is the biggest lake of 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 explored very less and truly pristine that makes it one of the wildest parts of Nepal making a great destination. The unspoilt natural forest is of alpine type and the area has a wealth of historical significance and unique western Nepali culture. The scenery and mountain views along with the wild animals and birds, makes this a unique area for visitors who are looking for something different away from the much-travelled area. This is an adventure in an area with the least tourists that has stayed intact in terms of culture and natural environment.
- Biggest lake of Nepal
- Unique west Nepali culture
- Pristine and natural areas
- Great scenery and views
Itinerary outline: Magical Rara Lake
Day01: Arrive Kathmandu and hotel
Day02: Kathmandu for heritage sightseeing
Day 03: To Nepalgunj by flight, o/n hotel
Day 04: To Jumla, explore and acclimatize
Day 05 to Day11: To Chere, Chautha, Dhoti, Rara
Day 13: Trek back to Jumla via Sinja valley
Day 14: To Nepalgunj and Bardia national park
Day15- Day17: Jungle activity and relaxation
Day18: Return Kathmandu and hotel
Day19: Free day in Kathmandu
Day20: Trip concludes.
Note: Above trip 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]
Magical Rara Lake Adventures
Rara is located in the remotest part of the Karnali zone, in the north–west of Nepal, close to Tibet. 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 up.
Sleeping in a tent, this will be shared by two people, 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 it’s 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 the one of 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 Adventure
Nepal is a hilly and mountainous country and trekking means going up and down through many hills, valleys, forests, pastures and ridges, which offers some challenge for everyone – though for some it can seem just a piece of cake! Some level of physical and mental fitness is important, especially as this trek is totally in the remotest part of the country, but most people find it reasonably easy and enjoyable. This trek can be categorised as moderately easy to strenuous at some points.
Food and accommodation
All meals are included on the trip apart from meals in Kathmandu. Our experienced trekking cook and his assistants will be serving you with the best possible blend of local food making sure it’s clean, tasty and hygienically prepared.
Your accommodation is in spacious two-person tents with all the equipment such as a sleeping bag with inner-liner and sleeping mat provided.
Best time to come
The recommended time to travel to Rara is the months of February to June, and September to October. 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
INCLUDES in the cost
• Tourist boutique accommodation on BB plan in Kathmandu
• Nepalgunj – tourist standard hotel on full board
• Guided heritage sightseeing tour
• All land transportation & domestic flights as per itinerary
• An experienced & qualified English speaking trek guide/leader, cook, porters & support staff
• Trekking equipment and kitchen utensils
• Trekking permit or any other applicable government taxes
• Staff insurance
Does NOT include
– Your travel insurance and cost incur due to any unforeseen events, and cost of personal nature, flights, visa or airport tax etc., bottled drinks and beverages and meals in Kathmandu and extra porterage and tipping at the end
DEPARTURES Rara Adventure
28 Mar – 16 April
11 April – 30 April and 21 April-10 May
15 Sept – 04 Oct
09 Oct – 28 Oct
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