15 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Trip Mode: Hotels & basic lodge and camping on route
Highest altitude gain: 3,460 m at Ghurchi Lagna pass.
Seasons: March to June & September to November.
Group : 2-30
“least visited and undisturbed area of Rara Lake, Far North West Nepal, in tranquil environment with enchanting alpine forest and views, captivating panorama of western Himalayan peaks, exploring traditional villages of Thakuri and Malla Hindu tribes”
A fascinating trek to Rara Lake at 2,990 m high, country’s largest lake of 10.08 sq. kms located at Nepal’s Far North West around Mugu district and small portion within Jumla District of Karnali Zone, where this exciting and fabulous trek to Rara Lake starts and ends with Nepal Adventure Team and its expert team of staff and guide.
Rara Lake trekking offers fantastic views of hidden peaks of Api and Saiphal, Kagmara Himal, Kanjibroba. After a flight to Nepalgunj and Jumla, journey leads through interesting villages and heavily cultivated farms with amphitheater of terraces, trekking through beautiful enchanting woodlands of rhododendron, spruce, maples, oaks, pines and fir trees to reach at Rara National Park and beautiful Rara Lake. This beautiful lake is surrounded with heavily woodland, and is home to many wild life and exotic birds and also an ideal habitat for musk deer.
Heading back to Jumla over a high pass 3,460 m pass of Ghurchi Lagna to conclude this marvelous Rara Lake trek with a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj city with wonderful memories exploring around Rara Lake with great services of Nepal Adventure Team and its expert staffs.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:Morning sightseeing tour afternoon fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 03:Fly to Jumla 2,370m trek to Charya Chaur 2,800 m - 04 hrs
Day 04:Trek on route Botan camp beneath unnamed pass 3,500 m.
Day 05:Trek to Botan 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m - 06 hrs.
Day 06:Trek to Ghorasain 3,190 m - 04 hrs.
Day 07:Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m - 06 hrs.
Day 08:Rest day for excursion around the lake.
Day 09:Trek to Pina via Jhyari 2,580 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10:Trek to Chauta 2,770 m via Ghurchi-Lagna 3,460m - 06 hrs.
Day 11:Trek to Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs.
Day 12:Trek back to Jumla - 06 hrs.
Day 13:Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 14:In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.
Day 15:International departure for home ward bound.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. At Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport received by Nepal Adventure Team staff for transfer to respective hotels, after refreshment our guide will brief regarding hotel, Kathmandu and Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa.
Day 02Morning sightseeing tour afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. Morning our city guide will receive you for a tour around Kathmandu visiting places of interest. Kathmandu Valley is renowned steeped with World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing tour return back to hotel. Afternoon depart for Rara Lake trek, a scenic flight of 50 mins to Nepalgunj, located close to India border then transfer to respective hotels for overnight stop.
Day 03Fly to Jumla 2,370m trek to Charya Chaur 2,800 m - 04 hrs Morning transfer back to Nepalgunj airport for another scenic short flight to Jumla, a large hill town and headquarter of Karnali zone, where our trekking staff will meet for the trek. From Jumla start the trek with a short climb walking past nice farm villages to reach our first overnight camp at Charya Chaur a small lovely farm village.
Day 04Trek on route Botan camp beneath unnamed pass 3,500 m. After a pleasant overnight camping, morning starts with an uphill walk into forest of rhododendron, birch and pine trees towards a green hill top ridge, a small pass called Jaljala Bhanjyang with wonderful views of Kanjiroba Himal. Trek continues into wilderness with downhill walk for few hours to reach a summer pasture for overnight camp, a nice spot of grassy field in the middle of nowhere.
Day 05Trek to Botan 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m - 06 hrs. Morning walk descends to Sinja area for few hours following Jaljala Khola (stream) downstream into forested area of dense pine forest leading to terraced farm areas a Sinja village (this was an old kingdom during Malla era), one can notice ancient rundown, ruin temples and monuments, old sculptured stones, covered with thick moss and weeds. From here walking upstream to a small village of Ganj, after a nice stop continue walk through an interesting gorge to overnight camp at Botan village.
Day 06Trek to Ghorasain 3,190 m - 04 hrs. After steady walk for several days, a short walk this morning for few hours to Ghorsain near the entrance of Rara National Park, on leaving Sinja Khola following a stream of Ghatte Khola further north, then a short climb to reach a wonderful valley with farmlands and interesting primitive water mill. From here walk to overnight camp at Ghorrasain on the outer rim of Rara National Park with a small police post, afternoon at leisure for short walk or just relax and catch up with the dairy.
Day 07Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m - 06 hrs. Today walk leads to our destination at Nepal’s largest Rara Lake, starting the morning walk into tranquil area heading uphill to Chuchemara Danda at 4, 260 meters high with great views of landscapes and snowcapped mountains, from here downhill through forest of bamboo and birch trees, crossing Khatyar Khola upstream to reach our destination at Rara Lake for overnight stops. Around this lake there is few lodge and guest built by the Park and village community for visitors.
Day 08Rest day for excursion around the lake. A perfect and ideal place for rest days, morning explore this fabulous area where trekkers seldom visits, climb a wooden tower for best views of Rara Lake with surrounding beautiful rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks.
Day 09Trek to Pina via Jhyari 2,580 m - 05 hrs. After an enjoyable, relaxing time at Rara Lake, return trek to Jumla leads via high route, morning starts with a climb walk to a ridge at Jhyari with a small farm village. From here following Jhyari Bira Khola downstream for a short while and then crossing Dhauligar Khola valley, towards our overnight camp at Pina another nice small farm village with few moderate size houses serving as lodge, tea shops.
Day 10Trek to Chauta 2,770 m via Ghurchi-Lagna 3,460m - 06 hrs. Morning walks leads uphill into serene woodland with gorgeous vista of mountains, and then reaching at Ghurchi- Lagna pass the highest point of this wonderful trek, the top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, walk descends across a nice grassy meadow into walnut groves heading to a steep and narrow valley to Chauta village for overnight stop, a small place with few shops, simple lodges.
Day 11Trek to Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs. After a pleasant and interesting time at Chauta village, morning trek follows Sinja khola to Bumra village leading past overhanging rock at Kamra, this is a source of an important herbal medicinal mineral called as Silaji. From here a long descend to Sinja Khola, walking past Nyawre village, with a refreshing stop, continue walk following the river with 600 m climb to Tharamara ridge top for overnight camp.
Day 12Trek back to Jumla - 06 hrs. Today the last trek of this wonderful journey heading back to Jumla, morning starts with long downhill walk to reach a green valley lined with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, on leaving the forested area back into fertile farm country with well tended terraces, walk leads past several smaller villages of Padmara and then following the same river for sometime leading to Jumla town for last overnight.
Day 13Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel. Farewell, to most of the NAT trekking and kitchen staff includes porters, . morning after breakfast walk to an air- field for a short scenic flight to Nepalgunj, afternoon catch another flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to respective hotels, after a most memorable and fascinating Rara Lake Trekking.
Day 14In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour. Nepal Adventure reserves this day as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Jumla which might occur sometime due to unfavorable bad weather conditions, if all goes as per the planned itinerary relax for individual activities or last day shopping souvenirs, or one can book for another interesting tour around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan.
Day 15International departure for home ward bound. Last day in amazing Nepal as per international flight time NAT staff transfer you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great and remarkable trip to Rara Lake with grand services of Nepal Adventure Team its guides and staff.
The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.
The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.
The following dates are the fixed departure dates and a common schedule. If you want a special and private package we can arrange one for you.