Facts of the Trip

Duration: 16 Days

Highest access: 3700m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Rara National Park

Grade: Classic & Easy

Best season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Flight/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Home stay

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Rara Lake Trek
  • Rara Lake Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Rara Lake Trek is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake, clear and high altitude lake in the Nepal Himalayas. It is situated in the remote area of Karnali Zone in the North-West part of Nepal.Being one of the best trekking destinations of the western Nepal it offers remoteness and wilderness experience unlike any other in Nepal, that is also known as theoff the Beaten Path”.

Dolpo Rara Lake Trek is composed up of long ridges covered with temperate forest, alpine pastures, including high valleys. During the summer season rainfall will be low but in a winter snow can be heavy and tenacious. Since, the region is fairly high and free form monsoon thunder storms and the summer season is an ideal trekking destination for the trekkers. This trekking trail is rewarded with the abundance of alpine flowers, Rara National park is the place of wild exports dreamland, whereas, different types of animals such as Gaur, Serow, Musk Deer, yellow- Throat Martin, enormous species of the birds like Implying Pheasant, Kalij and Dove could be frequently seen. 

Rara Lake trekking trail is one of the most incredible and enthralling treks in high Himalayan which is considered as quiet strenuous trekking trial of western Nepal. Thus this trekking trail is specially designed for those trekkers who are seeking for wilderness and remoteness experience, where you can observe the glimpses of cultures, exotic scenic different from rest of other countries. Likewise the Rara Lake is the center lake of this trekking trail which is one of the Biggest Lake of the Nepal. After lots of up and down walking through the forests and isolated villages lead to Rara Lake. On the way to this trail you can have a best opportunity to observe the unique culture and wonderful tradition of the local inhabitants; also it is taken as perfect destination for birdwatchers and wilderness

Trip info:


We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the rising destination in the world Dolpo region collecting many tourist. so, there obviously better Lodge and facilities in compared to previous times. Since, Rara Lake Trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the camping trek we get to eat from Continental, Indian and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our camping cook are well trained and certified from Nepal Academy of Tourism and hotel Management.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.      

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.


Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Dolpo Rara Lake Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots. 

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming. 

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: info@himalayanmagictreks.com.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Rara Lake Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m). Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Permit preparation Day in Kathmandu overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Day 03
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj , it takes 55 minutes flying to get there overnight at  Hotel on Bed & breakfast plan
Day 04
Next day fly to Jumla (2,370m), it takes 55 minutes flying to get there trek to Ghukuti overnight at  Home stay (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05
Trek from  Ghukutivia Danphe-La pass (3,400m), till Nauli Ghat overnight at Home stay (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 06
Trek from Nauli Ghat to Bulbule overnight  at Home stay (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 07
 Bulbule via Ghuchhi Langa pass (3,460) m to Rara lake 2,980m overnight  at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 08Rest day in Rara Lake for excursion
Day 09
Trek Back to Malika Bota ( This is really special day for the one of the best panoramic view of Dolpa Himalayan Range and we will cross the pass Chhuchimara pass (3,700m) overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 10
Trek back to Chhala Chaur overnight at Home stay (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 11
Trek back to Ghukuti overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 12
Trek back to Jumla overnight at  Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 13
 Reserve Day encase of flight cancel or bad weather to be sure for international flight 
Day 14Fly back to Nepalgunj again fly back to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan
Day 15
Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour like wise Pashupatinath (cremation place), Boudhanath stupa Stupa & Swaymbhunath (Monkey Temple) then back to Hotel evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture.
Day 16
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Jumla/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Sightseeing Tour around the Kathmandu valley( World heritage sites)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Flight fare all of you
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage 
  • All Field Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.
  • Tour certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant.

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips