Rara Lake Trekking

  • Jumla-Rara Lake Trek

    Jumla-Rara Lake Trek

Rara lake which known as Queen of lake is nepal biggest lake is in the western part of nepal.Rara
National Park is one of the finest national parks in the world. which is the habitata for musk deer, Himalayan
Black Bear, Danfe ( National bird of nepal) and other wildlife species.Rara lake trail passes through green
countryside which provides glimpses of culture and rustic life of the locals.This 14 days trek begins with
Kathmandu to Jumla via Nepalgunj and from Jumla they proceed to Rara Lake.

  • Duration:17 Days
  • Primary activity:Trekking
  • Group Size: 12 People
  • Country:Nepal
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  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
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  • Max-Altitude:3457
  • Transportation:Bus and vehicles for tranportation
  • Departure from:Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m/7773ft)
Day 05: Trek to Uthugaon (2530m/8298ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m/11480ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 07: Trek Lagna to Chautha (2770m/9085ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek to Dhotu (2380m/7806ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09: Trek to Rara Lake (2980m/9774ft), 4-5 hrs walk 
Day 10: Explore day at Rara
Day 11: Trek to Gorusingha (3190m/10463ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 12: Trek to Sinja (2440m/8003ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3270m/10725ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 14: Trek to Jumla (2370m/7773ft), 4-5 hrs walk 
Day 15: Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj
Day 16: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu 
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you’ll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgung. At Nepalgunj we will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, and stay overnight in this transit city.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m/7773ft)
After a pleasant overnight at Nepalgunj, early morning transfer to airport for the 45 minute flight to Jumla over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jumla our trekking staffs will receive you, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation, growing red rice. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district.
Day 05: Trek to Uthugaon (2530m/8298ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we start our trek by following the north bank of the Tila Khola river and then turn north following the Chaudhabise Khola passing through fields and pine forests. We will ascent up the Padmara valley. Our trail keeps following the river until we arrive at the small village of Uthugaon, where we will have a good campsite close to the school on the opposite site of the river.
Day 06: Trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m/11480ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we follow the trail through the narrow canyon to the village of Padmara. Our path then climbs to the Khali Lagna pass at 3550m/11644ft through a deep forest of pines, spurches and firs. Shortly after this pass both routes come together and the trail then descends gently through mixed forest of spruces, birches and rhododendrons to arrive at our campsite at Danphe Lagna.
Day 07: Trek Lagna to Chautha (2770m/9085ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast our trails descend steep passing through fir, birch, and walnut and bamboo forests. After crossing a bridge we follow the river downstream before starting a serious climb passing some water-driven mills to Kabra. Here is a huge overhanging rock which is the source of silajit, a mineral which is believed to have “healing” properties. Our steep climb continues for a while and then levels out before Bhara village. After this village we then descend to the Chauro Khola river to the village of Chautha.
Day 08: Trek to Dhotu (2380m/7806ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we continues follow the stream uphill to Bhulbule, the Rara National Park entrance station at 3130m/10266ft. Our path continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass 3450m/11316ft which is covered with chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and prayer flags. From the pass the route descends gently at first before dropping down precipitously through spruce forests. We camp at the small settlement of Dhotu village.
Day 09: Trek to Rara Lake (2980m/9774ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today is a short and pleasant trek with fine views to the north. We traverse a steep north facing slope from Dhotu, and cross a series of fields down to a small stream. After crossing the bridge, we climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari. From Jhyari, we climb steadily up through cedar forest to a huge meadow atop a 3050m/10004ft ridge with great overhead views of Rara Lake. We will follow the trail along to the northern side of the Lake, where the park headquarters and the camping ground are situated.
Day 10: Explore day at Rara
Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal. It is almost 13 km around the lake and a day devoted to walk around is well spent. Rara is designated a national park in 1975 and this region offers remoteness and a wilderness experience unlike any other region of Nepal, where birds, flowers and wildlife thrive. Among the mammals in this region are Himalayan bears, Serows, Gorals, Musk Deer, Red Pandas and both Rhesus and Langur Monkeys. The 180 meter deep lake is a habitat for otters and an important resting place for migrating water fowl.
Day 11: Trek to Gorusingha (3190m/10463ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After explore the Rara Lake the trail will follow the Khatyar Khola river. We will keep following this river slowly descending before we climb out following a small trail surrounded by pine, spruce and rhododendron forests. We follow our path dropping into the Ghatta valley heading towards the small settlement of Gorusingha where there are several excellent campsites.
Day 12: Trek to Sinja (2440m/8003ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our route keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorusingha following the Sinja Khola river downwards to Sinja. From the 12th to 14th century, Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western Nepal. The ruins of the old palace can be seen across the river. There is an interesting temple here dedicated to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who rides atop a tiger.
Day 13: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3270m/10725ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Today the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge. After passing a few small villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of quaint log bridges. Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn. Then the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses.
Day 14: Trek to Jumla (2370m/7773ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m/11512ft, then a pleasant descent to Jumla.
Day 15: Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj
Early morning 30 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it’s in the afternoon we will have time, few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with flight back to Kathmandu and received and transfer to your hotel.
Day 16: Leisure at Kathmandu
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Jumla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner.
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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