Rara lake photo


This extremely beautiful and tranquil lake with its crystal clear water lies inside The Rara National Park in the region of Jumla.Rara is pristine and remains totaly unspoilt by tourism.Situated at an altitude of 2,990 mtrs it is surrounded by spruce and juniper forest it is also the largest lake in Nepal. The best way to reach Rara is to take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla from where Rara is as short as 2-3 days walk away the trek below however  provides an opportunity to truly experience the surrounds of the national park. The trek starts at Jumla where many apple orchards are in evidence. The trail leads through remote countryside toward the Tibetan border before entering Rara National Park,the smallest national park in Nepal at only 106 sq kls. Rara is surrounded by blue pine, black juniper, west himalayan spruce, oak and Himalayan cypress, it remains a popular pilgrimage site for Nepalis.

Very few tourists and natives visit Rara Lake and there are no tourist facilities either along the trekking route or inside the park. Camping is the only option and trekkers must be self-sufficient in all their needs.

The region of Rara was designated a National Park in 1976 it is located in Mugu and Jumla District five hundred and fourty five kms west from Kathmandu and it covers an area of 106 sq km.

A. Itinerary in Detail ( Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome from airport and transfer to Hotel. Introductory program and briefing.

Day 02: City tour in The Kathmandu Valley / includes visits to many historical and architectural monuments.

Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunja / overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Jumla – Padmara / overnight

Day 05 : Padmara – Newrigard / overnight

Day 06 : Newrigard – Chautha (Bulbule) / overnight

Day 07 : Chautha – Pina / overnight

Day 08 : Pina – Gamgadhi (District headquarters of Mugu District) / overnight

Day 09 : Serthung village- Laba / overnight

Day 10-11 : Day hiking round rara lake / overnight

Day 12 : Rara – Goru shain / overnight

Day 13 : Goru shain – Shingja (Old Mall Durbar & Tripura Sundari Temple) / overnight

Day 14 : Shingja – Jaljala / overnight

Day 15 : Jaljala -Chere Chaur / overnight

Day 16 : Chere Chaur relaxation day

Day 17 : Chere Chaur – Jumla / overnight

Day 18 : Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flights / transfer to Hotel.

Day 19: As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport / flight to onward desxtination

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.


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