Rara Lake Trekking 14 Days

Rara Lake Trek Information

Nepal has numerous beautiful attractive touristic destinations for trekking in Nepal other than Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu and Mustang. The trail less explored and the place less visited yet abundance of attractions ranging from forests, rivers, lakes, villages, hills, pastures to the snow capped lofty mountains. Rara Lake Trek which lies in the western region of Nepal is the best off the beaten trekking path of Nepal. Backpacker Treks & Expedition offers this amazing package to witness the best virgin land of Nepal.

Rara Lake Trek is also one of the restricted trekking trails of Nepal that is incredible and fascinating and promises a lot of adventure for prospective trekkers. Rara Lake Trek takes the trekkers to the wonderful Rara Lake that boasts of supreme natural beauty and landscapes. Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal, situated in one of the most remote parts of the country. Rara Lake Trek is located in the western part of Nepal in Mugu district of Karnali zone, more known for its remoteness. Rara Lake Trek is an ideal trekking destination for those trekkers who like to travel alone while enjoying the great natural beauty of the enchanting landscape. Because of its remoteness and lack of easy access, Rara Lake Trek is not so popular among the trekkers. However, the trek offers unparalleled beauty of the pristine and unspoiled natural landscape and also provides the opportunity to traverse and explore one of the most remote and virgin places of Nepal.The major attraction of the Rara Lake Trek is of course the Rara Lake itself, and also the chance to explore the Rara National Park. The majestic views of the snow-clad mountains, several dense forests of pine, juniper, rhododendron, among others, while moving up the trail are the features of the Rara Lake Trek. During summer, rainfall is low and the weather is the most ideal for trekking. Trekking along Rara Lake Trek becomes difficult in winter because of heavy snowfall. Rara Lake is located at an altitude of almost 3000 meters and the lake is huge with length of 5kms and width of 3 kms. Also the Rara National Park is home to several rare species of flora and fauna in Nepal ranging from musk deer to the rare Red Panda. The trek starts from Nepalgunj when we take a flight to Jumla and start the trek towards the beautiful lake, perched in the secluded region of the western Nepal.

Backpacker takes you to this off the beaten trek following the expertly designed small group adventure trek package for the unique and never before experienced trekking in Nepal package. Book this trek to the enchanted land of Nepal in competitive price with us.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly to Jumla and trek to Padmara (3017m)

Day 05: Trek to Bumra (2830m)

Day 06: Trek to Pine (2430m)

Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake (2990m)

Day 08: Exploration around Rara Lake

Day 09: Trek to Ghorasain (3270m)

Day 10: Trek to Sinja (3100m)

Day 11: Trek to Chere Chaur (2980m)

Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2514m)

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the TIA in Kathmandu, our travel representatives and members will pick you up at the Airport and take you to the Hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The next day you will be sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley visiting the beautiful temples, monuments, monasteries and world heritage sites in the Capital city. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
The next morning you will be taking a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. 35-minutes of flight from Kathmandu will take you to the Tarai city of western Nepal. The rest of the time you will be sightseeing around the beautiful city of Nepalgunj, enjoying the temples like Bageshwori. Also the bordering town of Rupediya is also one of the attractions of Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Jumla and trek to Padmara (3017m)
On the fourth morning, we catch a flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. A 30-minute flight from Nepalgunj takes us to Jumla district, with the town being the administrative headquarters of Karnali Zone. Our trek now starts from Jumla as we make our way towards Padmara. The trail from Jumla to Padmara is wonderful and full of natural beauty as we cross pass Tila River on the way. We also come across several Pine and Juniper forests along the way. After almost 5 hours of comfortable trek we reach Padmara, a Chhetri village, where we will be staying overnight in a camp.

Day 05: Trek to Bumra (2830m)
The trail that follows beyond Padmara continues along the north side of Ghurseni stream. We reach to the altitude of almost 3500 meters on the day as we cross Khali Langa (3545m) which is situated four kilometers from Padmara. Crossing past many local villages, rivers and forests, we reach the village of Bumra (2830m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 06: Trek to Pine (2430m)
We take tea and breakfast in the morning and resume our trek. The trail beyond Bumra goes high and below for several times before we reach a village named Bhargaon in about two hours. The view of the landscape on the way is quite beautiful as we also get the chance to see the wonderful snow-fed mountains. Trekkers will have the ample opportunities to take pictures of the landscapes while on the way. Six hours of trek from Bumra, and crossing several settlement areas will take us to Pine (2430m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake (2990m)
The most important day of the trek comes on the seventh day of the travel as we embark on our trek to Rara Lake from Pine. The trail from Pine is relatively easy and it is a short and pleasant trek. We cross several small rivulets, fields, rhododendron forests and reach the small village of Jhari. As we descend from Jhari, we start to get glimpses of the magnificent lake as our excitement now starts to increase with every step. Further few hours trek from Jhari, we finally reach the elusive Rara Lake blessed with immense natural beauty. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 08: Exploration around Rara Lake
We will spend the next day resting and exploring around the vicinity of wonderful Rara Lake. The lake is located amidst the hills and the mountains form its backdrop. The bluish shimmering water in the large lake and the beautiful landscape around makes for a breathtaking and wonderful view. It nearly takes around eight hours to completely explore the lake. Rara National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Nepal. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 09: Trek to Ghorasain (3270m)
After spending a day at the Rara Lake, the next day we start our return tour from the wonderful lake. We come across several makeshift log bridges on our way and cross many such small rivulets and ravines. We steadily climb along the way while still playing hide and seek with the views of Rara. By the time we reach Ghorasain (3270m), we will have left Rara Lake, even the occasional glimpse of the wondrous lake. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 10: Trek to Sinja (3100m)
The trail from Ghorasain to Sinja is continuously downhill. We walk for several hours the west of Ghorasain and reach the historically and culturally rich Sinja valley. Sinja is considered as one of the oldest valleys in Nepal and is home to the Sinja culture of the Karnali region. Before reaching Sinja, we cross Okharpati, another beautiful village in the region. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 11: Trek to Chere Chaur (2980m)
The next day we resume our trek from Sinja. Soon, we cross a makeshift bridge over Sinja River and follow along the bank until we reach Lamathada. Then we ascend the ridge for a brief period before again descending to the same stream. We descend towards east along a wide range of meadow. Further descending from there leads us to Chere Chaur (2980m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2514m)
Upon having breakfast in the morning, we resume our downhill climb to Jumla. Chere Chaur is a delightful place with rich pastures and vegetation. It also provides a bird’s eye view of the Jumla town and Tila valley. Few hours of trek from Chere Chaur is enough to take us to Jumla. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
The next day, we will catch a flight to Nepalgunj in the morning. Once our flight for Kathmandu is ready, we board another flight for the Capital the same day and reach the Valley after the wonderful Rara Lake Trek. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be returning back to your home country by catching an international flight from Kathmandu Airport.

Price: US$ 2150.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
    (Note:-Pick up -Welcome you in Tribhuban International Airport and transfer your Hotel by our responsible person.
  • Domestric drop /Pickup -Airport drop and pick UP as a flight indicated in your itinerary.
  • Drop to Airport: - Drop with privet car and until last minute with responsible person of Backpacker Treks and Expedition.
  • Trip information and sight seen:
    (Note:- Backpacker Treks and Expedition provides you trip management information and introduce with your trekking guide at the time of remaining payment of the trip after you arrival.
  • Accommodation and Meals:
    (Call twins sharing basis) / (Single room also provide with extra charge)
    1. Kathmandu: - Three (3 ***) star deluxe twins sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with B.B
    2. Trekking: - As possible as neat and clean accommodation during the trek.
    (Break fast, Lunch and Dinner)Three times meals are includes during your Trek only Breakfast are included in KTM).
  • Hot Drinks :-( Note hot drinks we provide as a cup basis in food time during your trekking).
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner:
    (Note: - We will take you one of the typical Nepali restaurants. But alcohol and beverage are not included).
  • Flight and transportation:
    (Note: - Airport for domestic flight as for itinerary).
  • Trekking permit and National Park Fee:
    (All Government taxes, TIMS and Permit as well as company charge).
  • First Aid:
    (Note: - Medical kid box during the trip)
  • Trekking Crews:
    1. Guide: - Government license holder with experience of mountain and well trained English speaking.
    2. Assistant Guide:- Backpacker Treks and Expedition provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per group volumes.
    3. Porter: - We provide one porter for two people to support you to carry trekking luggage. (Bag per porter carries 30 kg).
  • Insurance:
    (Guide and Porter: - Backpacker Treks and Expedition provides insurance for our guide and porter as per state law).
  • Trekking Equipment:
    Backpacker Treks and Expedition duffel bag and t-Shirt, Trekking map. (Note: - Down jacket for seasonal, sleeping bag which need to be return after the trek).
  • Certificate:
    (Adventure achirement certificate of Backpacker Treks and Expedition)
  • Other:
    (All applicable government and local taxes as per itinerary)

Cost Excluded »

  1. Visa :-( Nepal entry visa fee)
  2. Airfare :-( International air fee).
  3. Meals :-( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner)
  4. Drinks:-
    1. All cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
    2. Drinking Water also not included in trip cost.
  5. Insurance:
    (Note: - You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Optional Excursion: We provide such service with extra charge.
    (Note:- Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
  7. Trekking Equipment:
    (Note: - Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole).
  8. Tipping:
    (Note: - Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
  9. Others:
    1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
    2. During your trek hot shower is not included.
    3.Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
  10. 4. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

Female trekking guide - As mentioned earlier, we have a team of very experienced manpower who have worked in the tourism sector for many years. Likewise, we have very much experienced trekking guides who know every detail that is to be known regarding trekking and tours. In addition, we also boast of female trekking guides with fair bit of prior experience in the field of tourism. The number of female trekking guide has increased in the tourism sector in Nepal over the years and we also boast of an experienced core team of female trekking guides with considerable experience. Availability of female trekking guides might prove to be comfortable for the female trekkers if they want to share anything private or personal, and this is one of the advantages of having female trekking guides in the travel crew.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail.