Find Your Tour
logo

Safe Journey in the Himalayas !

Enquiry Trip-Planner →

Rara Lake Trek

Based On 1 Review

Rara Lake Trek

Trip Facts

Duration:

15 Days

Highest access:

2990 m

Group Size:

Minimum - 2 people

Location:

Rara National Park

Grade:

Moderate

Best season:

Autumn / Spring

Culture:

Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation:

As per program

Accommodation:

Standard Hotel / Lodges

Meals:

BLD

Arrival:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure:

Kathmandu

The Rara Lake is small piece of heaven on Earth and also the biggest and deepest lake in the Nepalese Himalayas. This is located in Jumla and Mugu Districts, Rara National Park in the remote area of Karnali Zone in the North-West part of Nepal. Being one of the top trekking destinations in Nepal it offers remoteness and wilderness trekking experience that is also known as “off the Beaten Path” composed up of long ridges covered with temperate alpine forest, including high valleys.
Rara Lake trekking trail is an incredible pure nature to observe magnificent views of magical mountains, lakes and alpine forest, 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 an opportunity to see the unique culture and wonderful tradition of the local inhabitants
Rara Lake lies at an elevation of 2,990 m (9,810 ft), has a water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. Climate summer is quite pleasant but winter is cold. The best visiting time to the lake is September/October, November and April to May. From December to March, the temperatures go low below the freezing point, and heavy snowfall occurs up to one meter, blocking the way to the lake. April to June is warm in this region
Rara National Park has unique floral and faunal importance with rare and vulnerable species. The park was established in 1976 to preserve the beauty of the lake and protect it from sedimentation and adverse human activities. The Park flora consists of 1074 species, of which 16 are endemic to Nepal. The fauna includes 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds.

The small domestic Air will be continuing down the runway in Talcha Airport. Air is the only mode of transportation for the tourists visiting the lake. Rara Lake is served by Talcha Airport, which is 4 km east of the lake. Nepal Airlines and Tara Air operate flights to Rara from Nepalgunj Airport. It takes approx 2 hours to reach Rara Lake from the airport on foot

  • Important place to visits at Kathmandu:

Visits world heritage sights Pasupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Durbar square, Garden of Dreams, Royal Museum, Kumari temple, Monkey Temple (Swoyambhunath), Narayanthan temple are absolutely interesting once to visits in your life time.

  • Recommended souvenirs & shopping:

We will suggest to our guests for the souvenirs of Nepal to bring in your home such as Pasmina, Thangka, Himalayan salt, Nepali Carpet, Gorkha knife, Buddhist prayer flags etc 

  • Suggestions:

Before doing activities in local area ask your guide to take permission and support local peoples and respect them properly. Use local Foods and drinks to support economy for the mountain peoples of the area. Protect wildlife and interesting Himalayan creatures
-    Carry out what you carry in
-    -Buy only what won’t pollute or carry it out
-    Use Safe drinking water (Ozonated) or purify water yourself
-    Return batteries to your home country for proper disposal
-    Minimize the use of plastic materials
-    Use the toilets in certain place, in the wild to avoid water source pollution
-    We need sustainable Tourism in Nepal, Never Trek alone, hire a guide
-    Choose reliable trekking agency with eco friendly concepts
-    Carry a good medicine kit
-    Take compulsory entry permit into conservation Area as per government rule & regulations from authorized company 

Photos & Videos

Rara Lake Trek video
video-plya-icon

Short Itinerary

Rara Lake Trek : 15 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome by members of Himalayan Magic Treks and Transfer directly to the Hotel with breakfast
Day 02: Trek permit preparation day Hotel with breakfast
Day 03: Departure from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by plane and Night at hotel
Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,370 m) and Trek to Ghukuti (2550 m) overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Trek to Tharmara (3280 m) crossing over Danfe La Pass (3400 m) 6/7 hours walk overnight at Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Chautha (2770m) 6/7 hours of walking overnight at Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Forest Camp (2940m) crossing over Churchi Lagna Pass (3460 m) 6/7 hours of walking overnight at Lodge
Day 08: Trek to Rara Lakes (3050m) 5/6 hours of walking overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Day of rest and exploration of Lake Rara overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Trek back to Gorushinga (3,000 m) crossing Ghurchi Mara (3700 m) 6/7 hours of walking overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Trek to Sinja (2,440 m) 5/6h walk overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Trek to Jaljala (3,090 m) 6/7 hours of walking overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Trek to Jumla (2,370 m) 4/5h walk overnight at Lodge
Day 14: Flight from Jumla to Nepaljung then to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel with Breakfast
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu for your return destination

Rara Lake Trek Detail Itinerary:

Please read all the information above itinerary for the accommodation in Kathmandu could be choose by yourself according to your Budget to be feat either Budget Hotels to start to 5 stars Hotel as per your request, we could arrange the packages accordingly.

Day 2 : Permit preparation for Rara Lake Trek Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
preparation

Permit preparation for Rara Lake Trek overnight at Hotel with Breakfast

Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj overnight hotel with breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel / Lodge
Elevation
150m
Day Activity
Flight

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, it takes 55 minutes fly there overnight at Hotel with Breakfast

Day 4 : Fly to Jumla 2,370 m, it takes 40 minutes fly to get there and trek to Ghukuti overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast/ lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2370m
Day Activity
Flight & Walking

Next day early morning fly to Jumla 2,370 m, it takes 40 minutes fly to get there and trek to Ghukuti overnight at Lodge 

Day 5 : Trek from Ghukutivia Danphe-La pass 3,400 m, till Nauli Ghat overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Camping
Elevation
3400m
Day Activity
walking

Trek from Ghukutivia Danphe-La pass 3,400 m, till Nauli Ghat overnight at Lodge 

Day 6 : Trek from Nauli Ghat to Bulbule overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
656m
Day Activity
walking

Trek from Nauli Ghat to Bulbule overnight at Lodge 

Day 7 : Trek from Bulbule via Ghuchhi Langa pass 3,460 m to Rara lake 2,980 m overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Camping
Elevation
2980m
Day Activity
walking

Trek from Bulbule via Ghuchhi Langa pass 3,460 m to Rara lake 2,980 m overnight at Lodge 

Day 8 : Excursion day in Rara Lake and around the area to enjoy the day overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast/ lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel /Lodge
Elevation
2990m
Day Activity
walking

Excursion day in Rara Lake and around the area to enjoy the day overnight at Lodge 

Day 9 : 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 3,700 m overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700m
Day Activity
walking

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 3,700 m overnight at Lodge 

Day 10 : Trek back to Chhala Chaur 2980 m overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Camping
Elevation
2980m
Day Activity
walking

Trek back to Chhala Chaur 2980 m overnight at Lodge 

Day 11 : Trek back to Ghukuti 2550 m overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Camping
Elevation
2550m
Day Activity
walking

Trek back to Ghukuti 2550 m overnight at Lodge 

Day 12 : Trek back to Jumla 2540 m overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2540m
Day Activity
walking

Trek back to Jumla 2540 m overnight at Lodge 

Day 13 : Fly back to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
150m
Day Activity
Fly

Fly back to Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu over night Hotel on Bed & Breakfast (Evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture)

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Flight Return

Fly back to Kathmandu over night Hotel on Bed & Breakfast (Evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture)

Day 15 : Departure to the airport for onward destination to return

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

You will take a Breakfast easily at your Hotel and check out the room then get ready for final Departure to airport 25 minutes by private transport for your onward destination

What are included in my Package?

The Trip cost will be very depending on the size of the group, duration of the trip and services basis. Make your own team to customize the price so contact us about the tour packages via Email: nabinkarki04@gmail.com with your details to obtain a quote.

  • Airport pick up and drop by private transportation with warm Welcome
  • Flight from to Kathmandu to Nepalgunj including Guide
  • Flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla including Guide
  • Return flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj including Guide
  • Return flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu round trip
  • All Ground Transportation as per program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Fresh Fruits , Choco Bars, Cheese
  • 4 nights Hotel with Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All the nights accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) during the trek
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • A porter to carry your luggage for 2 clients during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Rara National park Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  • First Aid kit , Necessary medicines
  • Guide and porter salary including Food and accommodation
  •  Himalayan Magic Treks Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • All Field Staff insurance during the trekking
  •  Himalayan Magic Trek’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Except Farewell Dinner
  • 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

Route Map

Airport Reception:

Upon your arrival at the airport our representatives person with a Himalayan Magic Treks (LOGO) sign board, to show you on your arrival exit gate. Who taking care of you with reception then safely drive to the hotel, Briefing about program details before going to Mountains. At the airport we cannot enter the interior of the airport because a person who doesn’t have a plane ticket is not allowed to enter.

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to serve the customers with the most standard level. As for the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even Mountain guest houses during the trek according to their need and requirement. We provide convenient Guest House with sound environment and hygienic foods for the guest to make healthy their trip. Everest region is popular and has wonderful accommodation facility compared to the condition of elderly times.

Meals:

We get a paradise of delicious food in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Lodge trek we get to eat Continental, Indian and Nepali menu choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our Guides (Leader) will manage and advice the Food for beloved Guests to be satisfy

Trekking Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, dangerous weather, health issues; any of these situations is 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 many years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. Our Guides are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. Our staffs have received proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas. They are also entirely aware of correct knowledge of first aid to the victims. We have never and will never compromise on the safety to our clients; therefore, we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they needs.

Field Staffs Rules:

To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need adequate number of staffs. It includes guide, porter, driver, assistant guide and so on. We provide guide in every trip while one assistant guide to every 4-9 group of guests and two with every 10 crew. As for the porters, we send 1 porter for every 2 guest. The number of porter also varies to the load of the clients; a porter’s maximum load is 25 kg. Our staffs are professional and expert guides (leader) who can speak languages like English, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other as required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demands.

Trekking Equipment:

Equipment does matter to make your trip comfortable and better so you must be serious about check list before going to trek. We advice to take general equipment for the trek click here on link about equipment lists

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which offer beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons.

Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).

Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer to trek around Upper Mustang TrekUpper Dolpo Trek and Nar Phu Valley Trek since they are rain shadow areas. Everest Trekking , Langtang Trekking , Annapurna Trekking as well as Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek are always better to trek in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trial. Nepal Trekking in Everest Base Camp does not require past experience or extreme fitness even though we have more challenging routes in different region compared to that of Everest. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day. We always provide the detail in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping and other workouts will definitely be beneficial in such challenging routes.

Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a major risk when trekking. You might experience it on any trails above 2,500 m 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 and altitude so, for this we have life saving appropriate acclimatization days during the trek, We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever the situation gets worse.

Eco Friendly:

Our only goal in the Himalayas is to leave the memories and foot prints; Himalayan Magic Treks is concerned on environment pollution issue and global warming. We are always serious and genuine about our garbage during the trek especially during camping. We collect the rubbish and dump it to the proper place to protect our environment and also appeal our clients to do the same. We partake in every program conducted in KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and other environmental conservation programs. We want to promote Safe environment act and stand against pollution & global warming.

Tailor-Made Itinerary:

Sometimes trekking in the Himalayan region passes through unexpected complication like natural calamity, health challenges and many other problems that might result to the changes of the itinerary. So, we kindly request you to cooperate with your guide and the team in such situation.

Client Reviews

Nathalie Ninane

Nathalie Ninane

France, 7th February, 2023

Trek au lac Rara

Très bonne organisation pour notre périple hors des sentiers battus sur des chemins d'un Népal pas encore courus.
Sauvage avec beaucoup de belles rencontres.

Advisor Nabin

Nabin Karki

Expert - Since: 2004

15
Days

  • Best price guaranteed
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Highly Experienced Team
  • Safe Trip Plan
MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Want To Design Your Own Trip ?

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP

Response Time 0-2 Hours , Response Rate 100%

Related Trips in Dolpo Trekking