Magical Rara Lake

per person

Into the wild west Nepal 
19 Days trip with Magical Rara and Bardia National Park wildlife safari tour

Lake Rara, at an elevation of 2,980m is the biggest lake in Nepal, in Rara National Park, located in the remotest fringe of West Nepal near Tibet border. This area is still is the least explored and truly pristine, that makes it one of the wildest parts of country, making a great and unique tourist destination. The intact natural alpine forest with a wealth of historical significance and  unique western Nepali culture. The scenery and mountain view along with the wild animals and birds make this a great 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.

Bardia national park
Bardia national park is the perfect area and location after Rara trek, to chill out and nature safari trip in Nepal, as its located in the same regions of the country. The park is one of the best known for diverse natural biodiversity with Royal Bengal Tiger, One -horned Rhino, Swamp Deer and many other species and many other wildlifes.

Why trek to Rara!
Rara National Park is the smallest national park but in its heart, there you visit the most pristine and the biggest lake in the country, the magical, “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.


Given trip itinerary can be customized according to the time you have. The best mode is camping but for small group less then 4/5 can be also lode on lodge way, that is still very basic.For more information and detail please feel free to contact us: [email protected] or [email protected] 

  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    Magical Rara Lake
Arrive Kathmandu
Meet in Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon- trip orientation and welcome dinner in the evening
Kathmandu for heritage sightseeing
To Nepalgunj
Fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel
To Jumla
Flight to Jumla and overnight lodge, afternoon - relax and explore around.
To Chere
Start trek to Chere below the pass and overnight camping. with the view of Jumla valley
Trek to Chautha
Trek to Chautha and overnight camping
To Jhyari
Trek to Jhyari via Dhotu and overnight camping
To Rara
Trek to Rara lake in Rara national park and overnight camping
At Rara
Day in Rara to visit the top of one of the highest point for the view of the lake and surrounding - a great scenery and return to Rara and overnight lodge
To Ghorsain
Bid goodbye to this heavenly place and trek to Ghorasain, overnight camp
To Sinja
Trek to Sinja valley. a beautiful valley of this area, that is believed to be the place of origin of Khas group of people in Nepal. overnight camp
To Jaljale
Trek to Jaljale Chuar and overnight camping
To Jumla
Trek back to Jumla and celebrate. overnight hotel
To Nepalgunj and Bardia national park
Flight back to Nepalgunj and transfer to the wildlife resort/hotel near Bardia National Park
Day in Bardia
Start exploring the Bardia National Park for more wildlife and birds, overnight resort
Day in Bardia
Continue exploring the Bardia National Park for more wildlife and birds, overnight resort
Return to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Evening -farewell dinner....
Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu to relax or explore around
Trip concludes
Your great Rara, Nepal trip concludes today for you to join another tour with us or fly back home or other destination Other options day tour to multi-day tours or trek in Everest, AAnnapurnaa or Langtang etc.


Rara. the biggest lake is located in the west Nepal close to Tibet
Magical Rara Trip COST
From US$3195 to 3594/person, Minimum of 4 persons required. This first cost (US$3195) is without Bardia national park visit and second (US$ 3594)one is all-inclusive as per given itinerary!


  • Hotel on BB plan
  • Half day heritage tour
  • All land transportation
  • Domestic flights
  • 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
  • Staff insurance

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
Magical Rara trip DEPARTURES 
DEPARTURES Summer 2023 and 2024 11 April - 30 April  | 21 April-10 May | 07 May - 26 May
Autumn 2019 15 Sept – 04 Oct | 09 Oct - 28 Oct
Note: Given trip, can be customized according to your requirement. It's best to do the camping style but for the 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]