Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake is one of the most incredible and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range lie northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali. It is the highest lake in Nepal and proudly addressed by the Nepalese as the Queen of Lakes. The lake is surrounded by richly forested hills, Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters is the best vantage point to get stunning views of the lake and the thickly forested hillsides and the snow-capped peaks around it. During your trek, you will also be entering the Rara National Park which is considered to be one of the finest parks in the world and is an ideal habitant for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan goral, the rare red panda, and other exotic animals and more 214 species of birds. More than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs including Rhododendrons, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce and Himalayan Cypress are found in this park. The park is also a birdwatcher’s delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHT

TRIP ITINERARY

As you will arrive in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our agent from Nepal Para Treks at the Kathmandu International Airport and then you will move to the hotel. You will be for a short time described about your travel around and then rest at the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
You will have an awesome experience to going around Kathmandu valleyfor sightseeing. Specially, the tour includes visit to cultural heritage sites enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list. In Kathmandu – you will visit the Hindus’ holiest place Pashupatinath; the world’s major Stupa, Boudhanath; Swoyambhunath Stupa which is popular as monkey temple falls at the hillock; and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. In Bhaktapur, you will explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square and see the beauty of different shrines having attractive arts. Similar experience can be expected when visiting Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel again.
Fight to Nepalgunj (40 minutes) which is largest town in western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla and further to Tibet. In Nepalgunj, we visit the Local Market, Mini-Zoo and nearby Villages. Stay at Nepalgunj.
After early breakfast, we will flight to Jumla duration of 35 minutes. Jumla is also the gateway for trekkers who want to explore the remote Karnali Region of Nepal. Jumla Bazzar is 10 minutes more from airport and explores the Jumla Bazzar and surrounding area .Overnight at Jumla.
Today, we will start trek after having breakfast, the trail to Rara follows the north Bank of Tila Khola, then turn up the other small stream and keeping fairly level and passing through fields and Pine Forests. The trek now ascends steeply through the narrow gorge of the Ghurseni Khola, keeping all the time to its right slope. Along the Padmara Valley, the canyon becomes very narrow with vertical cliffs on both sides as the trail ascends through a Deep Forest of Pines, Spruces and Firs. Finally we will arrive in the last village of Padmara and we will continue the trek until reaching Danphe Langa. Stay overnight at tented camp.
We will start our trek after breakfast the trail descend steep passing through Fir, Birch, and Walnut and Bamboo Forests and some a short level stretch the trail zigzags down to the Sinja Khola, crossing it on a log bridge and follow the river downstream to Nyawre. Stay overnight at hotel.
Today ,we will move onto the Dhotu with the rocky trail and crossing to the Wooded Valley, the climb continues to the Bhulbule where we will make entry of our permit and gradually uphill to the Bhulbule with the assortment of Chhortens and prayer flags on the top of the Ghurchi Lagna. From here, there are views of the Mugu, Karnali River and Snowy Peaks bordering Tibet and the route precipitously down a rough trail through Spruces Forests. Follow the direct trail to Rara Lake, which stays more or less level through Pine Forests, and then descend to the Jhyari Khola and another stretch of easy walking leads to Dhotu. Stay overnight at Dhotu Hotel.
After having breakfast we will cross a watercourse and make a steep climb to Thakuri Village of Jhyari, in a scenic Wood of Giant Cedars. Then continue climbing through Cedar Forests to a huge Grazing Land on the top of ridge with a great view of Rara Lake. We will start to descend on the northern side of the lake where camping ground is available. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Today, we are exploring the largest lake of Nepal and also referred to as Mahendra Taal (Lake) after late king Mahendra. It is almost 13km around the lake and a day devoted to making this circuit is well spent. While boating we will get to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and discover quite a few varieties of fish. Chuchemara Peak lies on the southern side of the Rara Lake whereas Rama Kunda and Malika Kunda peaks frame its northern. Overnight at Rara Lake.
In the morning after having breakfast we will start our trek the trail gradually flat and sometimes little ascent and decent to reach at Ghorasain .From the bridge at the western end of Rara Lake the trail follows the Nisa Khola and the trail ascends to Murma. Then the trail descends gradually to the river, cross the river on a Log Bridge, and then cross another stream beside an Old Mill. A small trail leads straight up the Hill, climbing through Pine, then Spruce and Rhododendron Forests and then cross meadows to ridge from where views of western Himalaya in clear weather and Rara Lake far below as the trail skirts the head of a huge valley to the peak of the Ghurchi Mara. Then the route follow the main trail as it drops into the Ghatta Valley, then heads towards Ghorasain. Stay overnight at Ghorasain.
In the early morning having breakfast, there is trail down the Ghatta Valley from Ghorosingha, then follows the Sinja Khola downstream to Sinja. A more interesting trail with better scenic prospect is to climb Diyabala Danda due south of Ghorasain. It is then a short walk down the fertile valley, on a renovated trail through a heavily populated region to the Brahmin and Chherti Village of Sinja, on the Banks of the Sinja Khola. The ruins of the palace can be seen across the river. The large temple at the top of a cape is the Bhagwatithan, dedicated to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who rises atop a tiger. Overnight at Sinja.
In this day, we will cross the log bridge over Sinja Khola on a Wooden Plank Bridge to the east and follow the South Bank of Jaljale Gad beyond Kotgaon near Lamathada the trail crosses the Sinja Khola. Then the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of Log Bridges and passing a few Scattered Houses and Barley and Corn Fields. We will descend east along a wide grazing land into the headquarters of Ju Gad that drains to Jumla town. Descend east along the stream and transverse to Chere Chaur and then a meadow with a few herders’ huts and the trail climbs steeply to Jaljala, a gigantic meadow full of Grazing Horses. Overnight at Jaljala.
Today, we will keep climbing through forests to another meadow, just below the ridge, and then descends to a few houses of Chauri Khola. Cross a stream and Contour around the head of Valley, staying high eventually crossing another ridge to rejoin the upward high trail at Chere and finally descends down to Jumla. Stay overnight at Jumla.
Early in the morning flight to Nepalgunj and have a lunch. Then again afternoon flight to Kathmandu and our guide take you to the Hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu with farewell program.
Our trip will come to an end today after having breakfast. Our leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our office vehicle around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Note : The itinerary we have made is based on our previous experiences and clients' reviews. This itinerary can be customized according to your interest, schedule and budget.

 Accommodation and meals

Staying in Kathmandu will be standard room with bed and breakfast plan and simple teahouse during the trekking. We will have dinner and breakfast in teahouse and lunch on the way. In Kathmandu, only breakfast is included. For Lunch and dinner you can calculated about 10-15 dollar per meal.

Staff arrangement

Our goal is to make the tour successful, enjoyable and memorable. That is why we hire very experienced, helpful and skillful trekking leader as well as trekking crews. The Trekking leader should take trekking guide training, wilderness first aid training, knowledge of flora and Fauna as well as strong communication skills.

Similarly we hire mostly trekking crews from local areas. They are well paid. Their food, accommodation and equipment are arranged by company.

Travel Insurance

The personal travel insurance is compulsory when you travel to Nepal. It should cover minimum high altitude sickness, accident, illness and stolen, lost and delayed baggage. you should know that where you are trekking or climbing and how high are the trekking routes are and the policy should cover the evacuation by the Helicopter in emergency.  We do not arrange travel insurance of travelling partner. We organize only the insurance of trekking crews.

Cost Includes

  • Transportation cost as per program
  • Sightseeing cost with private Vachiles and Tour Guide
  • Entry fees in Historical Monument
  • Hotel in kathmandu bb basis and twin sharing (3 star level)
  • Domestic flight for client
  • Flight Fair for Guide and assistant Guide
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • TIMS CARD and ACAP fees
  • German/English speaking Guide ,his wages, food and accommodation
  • Necessary trekking porter wages, food and accommodation(one porter for 2 client)
  • Full Meal planning (Bed,Breakfast,Dinner but tea cofee ,water etc should pay self)
  • comprehensive Medical kids
  • Insurence of trekking staff
  • A trekking Map
  • Service charge,Goverment Tax and Vat
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