Rara Lake Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Destination: Nepal
- Group size: Min 1
Motivate yourself to appreciate the captivating excellence of mid-western district of Nepal. The off beaten track, excellent landscape, wild of mountains alongside the sparkling beauty of peaceful lakes, you will get dissolved in the desire of this wonderful mix during the Rara Lake trek.Rara Lake, the largest lake of Nepal also known as Mahendra Daha is an enchanting lake located inside Rara national Park at an altitude of 2,980m.This trek through the remote wild of western Nepal to visit Rara Lake, Nepal's biggest offers a radiant affair of nature.The flawless lake and its environment draw in various wild lives and vegetation.
Rara Lake Trek offers a novel window to appreciate the wild. Various birds add music to the peaceful surrpunding. You trek through unrivaled characteristic excellence to reach Daphne Langa Pass at a height of 3,500 m (11,480 ft). The slopes are covered by pine and juniper woods and the valley contains grasslands. The trek, on occasion, can be arduous and obliges trekkers to camp in many parts.The Rara National Park is home to around 1,074 types of creatures including 51 mammalian species and 214 types of birds. Wild Bear, Leopard, Black Panther, Deer, Red Panda, Boars, etc. are among the popular sightings in the national park.The tranquil environment is amplified by the reflection of the surrounding slopes in the lake of splendid blue waters. You will visit places where you can discover eccentric religions and societies. Jungle safari can also be an enjoying thing to do. Situated to the north of the Rara lake comes surprisingly close to karnali River, one of the three major rivers of Nepal. Primary occupations of the general population living in this district for the most part are farming practices.
In spite of the fact that this trek never achieves any incredible height it involves a considerable measure of all over climbing. In any case any sensibly fit individual can do this outdoors trek at whatever time from March to October. The trek should be possible amid the rainstorm (June to September) as it sits in the Annapurna/Dhaulagiri rain shadow, however it gets somewhat frosty from November to February.
This trek should be possible remaining in tea-houses, however this is not a touristy place, an outdoors camping is common among visitors. Wildlife passionate and natural beauty admirers will find this journey inspiring and worth a trip.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Katmandu and preparation for trek
After having breakfast, you will be briefed about the composition of your team, travel equipment and nature and strategy of the trek. Then there will be a guided tour of the major landmarks and world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath. In the evening, there will be a pre talk before the trek and the last arrangement will be finished.
Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Jumla
In the morning after breakfast, we will head towards Jumla in a flight. After reaching Jumla, our very first trek towards Uthagaon begins. We will be following the trail along Chaudhabise River via Tila River to climb all the way to Uthagaon where we will be camping for the day.
Day 4: Uthagaon to Sinja khola
The trail begins up the ghurseni Khola following the Padmora Village (2900m) over the pass at 3400m and all the way down to the Sinja khola (2700m). We will be camping this day near the log bridge.
Day 5: Sinja to Ghorosingha
Decamping from Sinja town, we will be climbing tough trail close by Hima River from where we will climb on a lofty trail for some time followed by a similarly simple track until achieving Laha Community. From Laha, it is a precarious move up until Ghorosingha along Ghatte khola.
Day 6: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake
In the wake of completing our breakfast we will climb our trail along Chuchhemara Danda from where we snatch the fascinating Himalayan display, in addition to the gigantic and relieving Rara Lake with the luxurious vegetation of the Rara National Park.On the way to Rara lake, we will pass through Khattyar khola along Murma village from where the ascent gets easier to Chapri village which is situated at the Rara National Park Headquarter. We will be roaming ad enjoying ourselves around the periphery of Rara National Park until the evening.
Day 7: Explore Rara Lake
We have a whole day to relish this stunningly lovely zone. With no grazinganimals permitted inside the protected park, the forested areas have returned to their regular state and are bursting at the panoramic scene with birds and rhesus and langur monkeys. We may likewise spot red panda, red bear, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, serow, ghoral and wild hog.We will observe the sky blue waters of the huge lake additionally named as Mahendra Taal (Lake) after late King Mahendra. While boating we get the opportunity to respect the beautiful setting and serenity of the lake and find many species of fish. Chuchemara Peak lies on the southern side of the Rara Lake while Ruma Kand and Malika Kand tops casing its northern zone.
Day 8: Rara Lake to Pina
Leaving the heart of the trek Rara, we will start our trail backwards in a relatively easy pathway to reach Gamghadi, headquarter of Mugu district. From gamghadi, we will descend towards Pina village where we will be spending our night.
Day 9: Pina to Bumra
From Pina, we will trek downwards crossing the Ghurchi lagna pass at 3480m continuing our descent passing few villages until we reach Bumra which is also known as Nauri Ghat.
Day 10: Bumra to Jumla
We will continue our descent downhill crossing two suspension bridges. On the way, we pass across a hot spring where we can dip ourselves to refresh our tiring body. Then we will cross Danphe Lagna pass at 3691m and along Charechaur to reach Jumla. We will accommodate in a camp in Jumla.
Day 11: Jumla to Kathmandu
After having Breakfast, we will head towards the Jumla Airport and take on a flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. When we reach Kathmandu, we will go to our hotel and get freshened up. In the afternoon, you can visit around Thamel area and buy some souvenir for your friends and relatives.In the evening, we will serve you a traditional Nepali dinner for the farewell gesture.
Day 12: Departure
Our airport representatives will drop you off at the airport and bid you farewell after you successful and amazing trip to Nepal.
What is included?
- All airport and hotel transfers
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Accommodation and meals during the whole of the trek.
- Accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Government and local taxes
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), porters(2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, food, lodging and all equipment.
- A comprehensive medical kit
What is not included?
- Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
- International airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips for travel guides or porters