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RARA LAKE TREKS WITH TENTED CAMPING 17DAYS

  • Quick Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost & Dates
  • Trip Info

Rara Lake is situated in Mugu district in the far western region of Nepal, it is the largest lake of Nepal. The length of the Rara lake is 5km and it is 2km wide. The surface is around 8 sqkm, the perimeter 9km, the elevation is around 3060m and the depth is 167m. Rara Lake is a unique spot in Nepal. The lake is situated in the Rara National Park. It protects some of the most beautiful alpine and sub-alpine flora and fauna of the Himalaya. It is so huge that other end of the lake is hardly seen. The lake is surrounded by thickly forested hills, Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters is the best vantage point to get stunning views of the lake and the snow-capped peaks around it. The National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife: musk deer, leopards, ghoral, tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda are all native. The park is also a birdwatcher's delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

Quick Itinerary

  • Day 01.Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02.Kathmandu sight seeing(full day)
  • Day 03.Fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 04.Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla 2370m.
  • Day 05.Trekking from Jumla to Danphe Lagna 3130m/5-6 hours.
  • Day 06.Trek from Danphe Lagna to Chautha 2770m/5-6 hours.
  • Day 07.Trek from Chautha to Dhotu 2380m/4-5 hours.
  • Day 08.Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake 3040m/3-4 hours.
  • Day 09.Exploring Rara Lake 3040m.
  • Day 10.Rest and explore Rara Lake as well as surrounding hills. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11.Trek from Rara Lake to Ghorasingha 3190m/4-5 hours.
  • Day 12.Trek from Ghorasingha to Sinja 2440m/4-5 hours.
  • Day 13.Trek from Sinja to Jaljala 3270m/5-6 hours.
  • Day 14.Trek from Jaljala to Jumla 2370m/3-4 hours.
  • Day 15.Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 16.Take leisure day in Kathmandu with guided half day city tour around the valley. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 17.Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival of Kathmandu

    Arrival in Kathmandu and meet with our representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink, short briefing about tour and trek, relax.

  • Day 2; Kathmandu sight seeing(full day)

    Full day Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square etc.) with Tour Guide by private car, Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 3; Fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel.

    Fight to Nepalgunj (40 minutes) which is largest town and a transit point in western Nepal.It is the gateway to remote airstrip in western Nepal, so we have to spend a night in Nepalgunj. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 4; Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla 2370m.

    Early morning flight to Jumla (35 minutes), Jumla airport is one of the best nepal’s remote airstrips-900m long and an easy approach- so flights operate more regularly than other places. This is the gateway to the wild northwest and one of the highest rice-growing areas in the world. The unique organic red rice is tastier than white rice but scorned by most Nepalis. Jumla Bazar is 10 minutes more from airport and explores the Jumla Bazar and surrounding area. Overnight at tented camp or hotel kanjiruwa room with attach bathroom.

  • Day 5; Trekking from Jumla to Danphe Lagna 3130m/5-6 hours.

    From today ourtrek starts after having breakfast, the trail to Rara follows the northeast bank of Tila river, then turn up the other small stream. The Jumla Valley disappears behind the ridge as the trail follows the river., keeping fairly level and passing through fields and pine forests. Now trek begins an ascent up the Patmara Valley and becoming steeper as the climb continues. We have our lunch in proper place. Along the Patmara valley, the canyon becomes very narrow with vertical cliffs on both sides as the trail ascends through a deep forest of pines, Finally we arrive in the last village of Patmara and we continue the trek until reaching Danphe Lagna. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 6; Trek from Danphe Lagna to Chautha 2770m/5-6 hours.

    In the morning after breakfast, the trail descent becomes steeper, through the tharmaarey forests of walnuts and bamboo and some a short level stretch the trail bumping down to sinja khola crossing it on a log bridge and follow the river downstream to Nyawri ghat. Afterwards we start climbing the vertical rocky climb of kavra. After a exuasting climb we will arrive chautha. stay overnight at a tented camp.

  • Day 7; Trek from Chautha to Dhotu 2380m/4-5 hours.

    In this day, the rocky trail follows the stream uphill, crossing it as the wooded valley becomes narrower. The climb continues to the Bhulbule where we entry our permit and above Bhulbule the trail emerges into an immense treeless meadow and climbs gently but steadily to an assortment of Chhortens, cairns and prayer flags atop the Ghurchi Lagna. From here, there are views of the Mugu Karnali River and snowy peaks bordering Tibet. The route descends gently on a broad path to a hut, and then drops 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 tented camp.

  • Day 8; Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake 3040m/3-4 hours.

    This day, cross s stream and make a steep climb to Thakuri Village of jhyari, Then continue climbing through cedar forests to a huge meadow a top ridge with a great view of Rara Lake. Descends on the northern side of the lake where camping ground is available. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 9; Exploring Rara Lake 3040m.

    Today we are exploring the largest lake of Nepal. It is almost 13km around the lake and a day devoted to making this circuit is well spent. There is a few parks wardens’ house, and the remnants of the now deserted villages of Rara and Chapra on the northern side of the lake, but otherwise it is an isolated region where birds, flowers and wildlife thrive. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 10; Rest and explore Rara Lake as well as surrounding hills. Stay overnight at tented camp.

    Day 10; Rest and explore Rara Lake as well as surrounding hills. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 11; Trek from Rara Lake to Ghorasingha 3190m/4-5 hours.

    In the morning after breakfast, we make more rewarding a circuit via a different trail. 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 a decrepit mill. A small trail leads straight up the hill, climbing through pine, then spruce and rhododendron forests. Then the route follow the main trail as it drops into the Ghatta Valley, then heads towards Ghorosingha. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 12; Trek from Ghorasingha to Sinja 2440m/4-5 hours.

    This route heads down the Ghatta Valley from Ghorosingha, then follows the Sinja Khola downstream to Sinja. It is then a short walk down the fertile valley on a renovated trail. From the 12th to the 14th centuries, Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western Nepal. The ruins of the palace can be seen across the river. The large temple at the top of a promontory is the Bhagwati Thaan, dedicated to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who rises atop a tiger. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 13; Trek from Sinja to Jaljala 3270m/5-6 hours.

    Today, the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge, and then begins a long trip up the Dhobi Khola.. From Chala Chaur, a meadow with a few herders’ huts and the trail climbs steeply to Jaljala, a gigantic meadow full of grazing horses. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 14; Trek from Jaljala to Jumla 2370m/3-4 hours.

    In this, keep climbing through forests to another pasture, just below the ridge, 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. The final descends to Jumla. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 15; Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

    Early in the morning fly to Nepalgunj and have a lunch. Then again afternoon fly to Kathmandu and our guide take you in the Hotel by private car.

  • Day 16; Take leisure day in Kathmandu with guided half day city tour around the valley. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 17; Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.

Cost & Fixed Departure

Price Standard 3 Star 4-5 Stars
USD 2,783 3,263 3,643
EUR 2,783 3,263 3,643
SFr 2,791 3,273 3,654
Standard

Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 or none, group travel in bus.

3 Star

Nice 2 to 3 star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.

4-5 Star

4 to 5 star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in private car, Jeep.

SERVICE INCLUDES

  1. Two nights hotel in Kathmandu with all vegetarian meals (twin / triple room with attached bathroom)
  2. Two nights hotel in Nepalgunj with all vegetarian meals (twin / triple room with attached bathroom)
  3. One night accommodation in Simikot or Hilsa (dormitory room) with all meals
  4. One night accommodation in Simikot or Hilsa (dormitory room) with all meals
  5. Necessary airport transfers in Nepalgunj (normal non a/c vehicle)
  6. Nepalgunj - Simikot – Nepalgunj flight ticket (fixed wing – Twin otter aircraft OR Dornier)
  7. Simikot - Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter (only 5 to 6 persons can be carried at a time)
  8. Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
  9. Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  10. Standard hotel (triple room) in Taklakot & Darchen with attached bathroom
  11. Guesthouse (dormitory room) in Chiugompa & in trekking region
  12. All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  13. Transportation in Tibet by Luxury Bus
  14. Tour around Lake Manasarovar on vehicle
  15. English speaking Tibetan guide & Nepali tour manager
  16. Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)
  17. All necessary Kitchen & camping equipments
  18. Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and kitchen equipments
  19. Oxygen & Medical First Aid Kit for emergency use
  20. Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  21. Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  22. All applicable taxes & service charges

Service Excludes

  1. International air ticket to Kathmandu & return
  2. Nepal entry visa fee for NRIs
  3. Riding Horse during the Parikrama
  4. Your travel insurance
  5. Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
  6. Personal expenses
  7. Bottled drinks (juice, alcoholic drinks, beverages, etc)
  8. Asthapad Darshan (Govt. prohibited this trip by drive, if permitted can arrange by walk)
  9. Tips for tour leader, Tibetan guide, sherpa staff & driver
  10. Extra night accommodation & meal cost in any place in case of early arrival from Kailash
  11. Extra night accommodation & meal cost in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa due to flight cancellation
  12. Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste.

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Mugum Travels & expeditions Pvt.Ltd. and charge whould be paid by the client themselves.

Tour Cancellation

  • There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation Three weeks before the tour departure date.
  • 50% two weeks prior to tour departure date and no refund there after no fefund no delay arrivals for what ever reason.