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RARA Lake Trekking

RARA Lake Trekking

Wilderness Trekking
Rara lake
Rara Lake trek
Rara Lake trekking


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Trip Facts

Duration : 13 Days Max-Altitude : 3139m Program Type :Home Stay/Camping Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
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Rara Lake Trekking

off the beaten trail trekking of Nepal, it is challenging and rewarding trekking destinations of western part of Nepal, this trekking is can do simple home stay trip also if there is just 1 to 4 pax, But if you are planning with group or searching deluxe -comfortable then you need to do Camping trek, we lead this trekking since 2006 till now and most of our customer love this trekking because of wilderness and natural beauty with panoramic Himalayan views, the National Park ascends from 1800m to 4480m forested by conifers.

The pivotal of Rara National Park is the pristine Rara Lake, which stands high at the self of 2990m and spreads over 10.8 sqr km. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara, which mirrors the snow capped the Himalayas is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forest. The undisturbed largest lake also renowned as Mahendra Tal is of oval shape.

This tortoise blue lake is surrounded by richly forested hills. Chuchemara Dauda at the elevation of 4087m is the best vantage point to get the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside as well as the snow-capped peaks around it. so if you planning to do such a fabulous and wilderness trekking then please contact us and let’s feel close with the natural beauty of the western part of Nepal

Equipment for Rara Lake Trek

Recheck your Equipment after planning to Rara Lake Trek, Make sure you have enough gear to be warm and comfortable but without overloading. Usually, you will experience warm days and cold nights depending on altitude and the time of year, For footwear, best walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof, warm socks, Gaiters for the winter season, loose casual trousers, Thermal Leggings, a Long skirt for women, trousers, and Waterproof trousers. For body Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton, Thermal shirt, warm shirt, possibly Fleece, Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper. Windproof, waterproof outer higher altitudes, Down jacket Down Sleeping Bag (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply) and for head and hand, Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking, Sunglasses or goggles, Warm gloves, sun cream. for more info please contact us 


Respect privacy when taking photographs during the Rara Lake Trek, Respect local traditions, customs, and values, holy places. Monastery, temples, Refrain from giving money to children as it encourages begging, Let the Himalayas change you – Do not change them, Protect the natural environment, use dustbin for dry paper or burn and packets in a safe place, Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet upon arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to Hotel. A short briefing will be followed by necessary formalities and rest of the program. Depending on your arrival time you will have choice of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time free for leisure
  • Day 02: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Monkey temple, Buddha Nath and  Patan city where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on my guided tour.
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj after breakfast and Overnight at a local hotel in Nepalgunj.
  • Day 04: By flight. Jumla town (2340m) is in a valley and their paddy is cultivated (making Joomla the highest place on earth where it is grown). The town is the administrative headquarters of the Karnali Zone. From Jumla we start walking towards Padmara. There are two tracks leading north to Gumgarhi and Rara. One is a trail leading directly from the north of the town. The other is more popular trek route that turns east of the town towards Dan Sandhu (2347m) at the confluence of Tila Nadi with Chaudbise Khola. We transverse northeast along the right side of the Chaudbise Khola through pine forests. Two hours further is Urdu (2520m) at the confluence of Chaudbise Khola and Ghurseni Khola. The bridge leads east to Chaudbise area. The trek now ascends steeply through the narrow gorge of the Ghurseni Khola, keeping all the time to its right slope. Padmara (3017m), a Chhetri village at the head of the valley is one hour beyond the canyon head. Overnight at camp
  • Day 05: The track beyond Padmara continues rising along the north side of Ghurseni stream. We leave the last fields at 3048 meters and climb to the first pass, Khali Langa (3545m), four kilometres from Padmara. We follow down the right bank of the stream to a footbridge at 3353 meters and cross it to the west side. We continue descending north for one hour through dense forest to reach a log bridge at 2743 meters over Sinja Khola, here called Lah Gad. Cross the bridge to the north side, turn west and climb to Bumra (2830m) about two kilometres further. Overnight at camp
  • Day 06: The track beyond Bumra keeps high above the river and skirts two small spurs to reach Bhargaon (2890m) in 1.5 hours. After one kilometre at the end of the fields, the track turns north into the tributary stream of Ghautha Khola. We cross the stream by a log bridge to the west side and climb to Chautha (3100m) in a forest clearing. After an hour the valley opens out into a pleasant meadow. We keep to the left stream until a western tributary joins it. Before reaching Ghurchi Langna (3457m) we climb up the narrow gully on the northeast slope and skirt north across a series of spurs to reach Pine (2430m) Overnight at Camp.
  • Day 07: RARA LAKE is only eight kilometres west of Pine. It is a short, pleasant trek with fine views to the north. From Pine, we take a trail turning west that transverse a steep north-facing slope. After crossing a stretch of fields, we climb a small spur and descend to the stream. We cross the bridge and climb up to the hamlet of Jhari from Pina (2500m). It will take just over two hours to reach Jhari form Pina. From Jhari, we ascend west along a ridge for about 700 meters to reach a low saddle in two hours. The large lake is visible directly north of this saddle. From here, it is pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The village site of Rara (3040m) on the north side is a pleasant two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Overnight at camp.
  • Day 08: Rest day and explore Rara area- Rara area was designated a National Park in 1975 and it takes about eight hours to walk round the lake. Overnight at camp.
  • Day 09: We walk the lake outlet (2980m) and follow the downstream of Khatyar Gad for an hour. There is a log bridge over the stream below Murma (3139m). Cross the bridge to the south side and climb steadily over the 400 meters to reach an open clearing at 3277 meters. The trail continues climbing south through dense forest until the tree line is reached at 3658m. The ridge continues to the south for another 200 meters but it is the pleasant trail with a distant view of the mountains. There is no pass on this high ridge and the trail turns south-east at an altitude of 3749m and descends by the east side of Chuchemara Danda. It is a fairly steep descent to Ghorasain (3271m). Overnight at camp.
  • Day 10: From Ghorasain there is the trail down the valley to Botan (2895m). A more interesting trail with the better scenic prospect is to climb Diyala Danda due south of Ghorasain. The climb begins immediately west of Ghorasain and takes about an hour through a forest to top the crest at 5351 meters. The trail then skirts south-east above the high fields of Lumsa. There are good views to the south along the Sinja valley. The trail descends to Okharpati village (3100m) on a high shelf above Mindrabali Gad. The descent from Okharpati to Sinja takes less than two hours. Overnight at camp.
  • Day 10: We cross the log bridge over Sinja Khola to the east and follow the south bank of Jaljale Gad beyond Kotgaon near Lamathada. We follow the stream for another five kilometres due east. Then we ascend the ridge (2865m) briefly to descend to the same stream again. The trail clings to the south side of the stream all the way for another nine kilometres. The trail twists and turns along the stream but it is a pleasant trail amidst forest wilderness. Finally, the trail climbs east along a gully to ascend a pass at 3597m. We descend east along a wide meadow into the headquarters of Ju Gad that drains to Jumla town. let's east along the stream and transverse another kilometer to Chere Chaur (2987m). Overnight at camp.
  • Day 11: Chere Chaur is a delightful alpine pasture where flowers are in profusion during later summer. It provides good views of the Jumla town, Tila Valley and Chyakhure Lekh beyond. The return to the town camp is pleasant descent in slow stages.Overnight at camp.
  • Day 12: fly back to Nepalganj and connecting flight to Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 13: Departure Day from Nepal to your home country. we provide you free transport to international Tribhuvan airport.

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick up/ drop by private car/Van. Bus, depending on group size.
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodation as per your requested peace and clean.
  • All land transfer and flight as per given itinerary.
  • Rara National Park permits and TIMS permits fees.
  • Accommodation and 3 times meal a day during the trekking.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide, Sherpa. Cook and necessary porters.
  • Two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent and toilet tent
  • All program according to Itinerary on full board.
  • Staff Wages, equipment, insurance, transportations and other facilities

Cost Excluded

  • Travel Insurance (which is covering helicopter rescue).
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All bar bill.
  • Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.


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