Explore Rara Lake Trekking

Explore Rara Lake Trekking

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction:

Rara Lake is widely popular as a biggest fresh-water lake located in the Jumla and Mugu district of Nepal inside Rara National Park. Rara Lake stands in the altitude of 3,010m with a maximum length- 5.1 km (3.2 mi), maximum width 2.7 km (1.7 mi), Surface area 1,061 has (2,620 acres) and maximum depth 167 m (548 ft). Explore Rara Lake Trekking in Nepal is an amazing experience for unlimited panorama, beautiful mountains and unique opportunity in the less beaten and remote area of Nepal.
Remarkably, Rara Lake is one of the bluest water in the world still the lake shows three different colors in a day and the background of the lake also keeps changing. Isn't that astounding? Rara Lake Trekking route is less busy and very much off the beaten trail. So, it is a great choice for those who seek isolation and union with nature. Throughout the journey, you’ll experience the very unique cultures and panorama which are different from the rest of Nepal. This incredible lake in the high altitude is surrounded by pine forest, alpine meadows, juniper, and spruce, while in the background one can observe the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the great Himalayas. In winter there is often snow on the ridges surrounding the Lake which gives the lake a heavenly look.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Rara Lake Trekking contains the remote and mysterious land of Mugu and Jumla which is relatively less explored by foreign trekkers.
  • Rara Lake is Nepal’s largest lake with a circumference of approximately 13km. it is home to otters and the fish.
  • Explore the cultural villages combined with Buddhist, Hindu, Shamanism and ancient Bonpo religion.

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude)

Land at Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel or resort by our tour representative. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Relax.

Day 02 Guided tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage sites

Spend the day on the guided tour of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the social and historical heart of Nepal. Visit its world’s heritage sites like Bauddhanath, the Tibetan Buddhist landmark, and Pashupatinath. Also, visit other world heritage sites- Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and more. Additionally, meander through city bazaar to purchase some customary items of Nepal.

Day 03 Flight: Kathmandu to Nepalganj (45 min flight)

Today we take 45 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, situated in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj is an intriguing Terai town that features the different culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the neighborhood market, villages, and mini-zoo.

Day 04 Flight: Nepalgunj to Juphal (2,475m/8,118ft altitude) (45 min flight)

Today we again take a flight to Jhupal after breakfast. The town is flawlessly situated in the Himalayan foothills, with perspectives of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna crests to its north. A day at leisure.

Day 05 Trek: Jumla to Uthugaon (2,530m/8,096ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs trek)

We begin our trek through the Tila Khola River north bank and after that turn north via the Chaudhabise Khola. Pass through pine forests and fields. Then we will climb the Padmara valley. Our trail continues through the waterway until reaching the small Uthugaon village.

Day 06 Trek: Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna (3,500m/11,480ft altitude) 4-5 Hrs. trek Full Board Tea Houses are not available–Tented Camps

After breakfast, today we begin the trek going by the north bank of Tila Khola, and another little stream. We continue with the trail that goes through the river, fields and pine backwoods. Then the trek climbs to the Padmara Valley and gets more extreme as the trail continues. Along the Padmara valley, the gorge turns out to be narrower with vertical hills on the two sides as the trail climbs through the profound pines, firs, and spruces forest. We touch base in the last village of Padmara. Later, we proceed with the trek until achieving Danphe Langa.

Day 07 Trek from Lagna to Chautha (2,770m/9,085ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs. trek

Today, the trail goes deep down, through woods of firs, walnuts, birches, and bamboo and somewhere in the range of a short level route the trail crisscrosses down to the Sinja Khola. After crossing it on a log bridge take after the waterway down to Nyawre. Afterward, we proceed with the genuine climb, going over a ridge within a side valley. Then the steep ascend proceeds for some time and the trail reaches to a large valley. At last, go down until achieving Chautha.

Day 08 Trek from Chautha to Dhotu (2,380m/7,806ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs. trek Full Board Tea Houses are not available–Tented Camps

Today, the rough trail goes the uphill stream, cross it as the lush valley progresses toward becoming smaller. The ascend proceeds to the Bhulbule where we get our permit. Then the trail heads into a huge treeless glade and ascensions consistently to a settlement of Chhortens, prayer flags, and cairns on the Ghurchi Lagna. From here, we see the Mugu Karnali River and frigid pinnacles at the border of Tibet. Afterward go down slowly on a wide path then steep downward trail to a rough track through spruces woods. Take the trail to Rara Lake, via pine forests, and afterward go down to the Jhyari Khola with another easy strolling heading to Dhotu.

Day 09 Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (2,980m/9,774ft altitude) 4-5 Hrs trek

Today, cross the stream and make a lofty move to Jhyari- Thakuri Village, in a beautiful forest of large cedars. Then keep ascending through forests of cedar until a large knoll with an extraordinary perspective of Rara Lake. Go down on the northern side of the lake for camping at the Rara Lake.

Day 10 Free day at Rara Lake (Full Board Tented Camps)

Today, we set out to meander around the Lake. We get the chance to see the wonderful panoramas every way around the place. Toward the north, we will view snowcapped tops giving brilliant background to blue turquoise Rara Lake. As well as visit the rich vegetation of Rara National Park. This area offers a wilderness environment found nowhere else in Nepal, where flowers, birds, and wildlife flourish. We could locate the lovely green slopes holding dazzling Rara Lake in the center. What’s more, we could enjoy the lovely view of the entrancing lake itself.

Day 11 Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3,190m/12,824ft altitude)

5-6 Hrs. trek After breakfast, we head from the western end of Rara Lake; the trail takes the Nisa Khola and rises to Murma. The trail then drops steadily to the waterway, cross the waterway through a log bridge, and after that cross another stream adjacent to a mill. A little trail goes up to the slope, moving through forests of a pine, rhododendron, and spruce. Now the trail turns out to be a less steep climb, cross glades. Here you have stunning perspectives of western Himalaya in the clear climate and Rara Lake far underneath. Then, the trail heads from the enormous valley to the peak of the Ghurchi Mara. Later the path takes the main track as it drops into the Ghatta Valley. Reach towards Ghorusingha.

Day 12 Trek: Gorusingha to Sinja (2,440m/8,003ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs. trek)

Today trail goes down from Ghorosingha to the Ghatta Valley, Then a trek to the Sinja Khola down to Sinja. Further, a short stroll goes down the fertile valley, on a trail through an intensely populated locale to the Chherti and Brahmin village of Sinja, on the Sinja Khola bank. You can visit the large temple Bhagwati at the highest point of a projection.

Day 13 Trek: Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3,270m/10,725ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)

to an enormous knoll full of grazing horses and the steep climb to reach Jaljala Chaur.

Day 14 Trek Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (5-6 Hrs trek)

Today, continue to ascend through the backwoods to another knoll, just beneath the ridge. Then go down through a couple of houses at Chauri Khola. Cross a river and trail around the head of the valley, going at an elevation. In the end, cross another ridge to reconnect to the upward steep trail at Chere. Finally, descend to reach Jumla.

Day 15 Flight: Jumla to Nepaljung then flight to Kathmandu

Today take an early morning flight to travel back to Nepalgunj. After lunch, take another flight for Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to the Hotel.

Day 16 Free day

Today is free for personal activities. Or our tour representative can help you to customize additional city tour.

Day 17 Takeoff from Tribhuvan International Airport

After breakfast transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport. Way back to home with lifetime memories of your adventure.