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Rara Lake Trek

Trip code
Package name Rara Lake Trek
Duration 15
Max. elevation 3691 m
Level Easy
Transportation <p>Private Car/Van, Public Bus, or Flight<br></p>
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Trip route Jumla-Ganj-Rara Lake-Pina-Kaligaon-Jumla .
Cost USD 1,350 per person



Rara Lake Trek

The Rara Lake trek takes you to the largest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal. Rara Lake is Located in the remote part of Rara National Park in the western Himalayas, it is a popular tourist target for Nepali people and foreigners.

Bordered by snow-capped peaks and bushy forests, the lake is an essential part of the local nation and environment. Rara Lake is settled in the lap of the majestic Himalayan Mountain range and has an elevation of 2,990 meters.

Its crystal-clear waters are mesmerizing deep blue, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush green vegetation. Rara Lake Trek is an incredible journey that takes you through the remote and beautiful Rara National Park in western Nepal.

This trek is suitable for anyone looking for a challenging and unforgettable experience. You will be able to experience taking in the breathtaking views of the Nepalese Himalayan range. You will also be able to experience the local people’s unique culture and their old-style way of life.

The Rara Lake Trek is a great way to explore the remote in Nepal’s remote and beautiful areas to experience the distinctive culture of the local people and the stunning scenery of the Nepalese Himalayan range and wildlife sanctuary.

Rara Trek Route

The route starts in Jumla, a small town in western Nepal. From here, travelers will trek through the dense forests of the Rara National Park, passing through several villages along the way. From Tha Rara Lake trek, the route heading up to the Lower Dolpo Trek and higher is known as Upper Dolpo Trek

The trek continues towards Rara Lake. As you reach Rara Lake, you will see breathtaking views of the huge lake and surrounding hills with pine and juniper trees. From Rara Lake, trekkers can explore the area and visit nearby villages. As you trek, you will pass through terraced fields and the villages of Chhumgaon, Phalguna, and Chhinchu.

During the Rara Lake Trekking, you will be able to spot a variety of wildlife animals like Musk deer, Himalayan Black bears, and many types of birds which is the eye-catching view of nature. After exploring the area around Rara Lake, trekkers can return to Jumla via the same route. The trek usually takes 6 to 7 days, and walking time is about 6/8hours, depending on the fitness level of the trekkers.

Trek to Rara Lake is suitable for all ages and levels of people and nowadays it’s becoming more popular among local people. It is an ideal choice for those who are looking for an adventure and rewarding adventure trekking of Nepal.

Rara Trek Difficulty

The Rara Lake trek is quite easy and appropriate for any level of trekkers. At the basic level of fitness, beginners and intermediate-level trekkers can easily complete the Rara Lake Trekking.  You can hike for 5 to 6 hours over in a hilly region with a light-day backpack. 

For beginners, this trek is sweet and the family trip is also wonderful it is a bit far away but if you are looking for adventure and natural beauty don’t miss this trek. This trek is not like the Upper Dolpo trek this trek can be done by beginners. 

Best Time for Rara Lake Trek 

The best time to visit Rara Lake is in the Months of Spring March to May and early winter the month from October to December. Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest lake in Nepal which lies in the far northwestern part of Nepal. It is located between Jumla and Mugu District. Normally, the Rara Lake trek can be done at any time of the year. It depends on your choice and holiday.

Accommodation of Rara Lake 

First of all, if you choose a teahouse trek, you can stay in the cozy and comfortable teahouse lodges. These lodges are prepared with basic facilities like comfortable bedding, blankets, hot showers, and food. In a mountain area, most of the hotels or guesthouses are run by family members which is why they keep fire chimneys in the dining hall and a friendly atmosphere.

You can pitch your tent at designated camping sites if you prefer camping on your trek. Most camping sites are situated in front of the breathtaking lake, offering stunning views of the lake and the surrounding Nepal Himalayan peaks.

Resorts also provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a restful night after a day of trekking. No matter what type of accommodation you choose for your Rara Lake Trek. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience. So don’t hesitate to make your booking and start your journey to this magical destination.

Rara Lake Trek Cost

The cost of the Rara Lake Trek depends on several factors, including the duration and type of trek, the group size, the accommodation, and the transport and activities. The basic cost of the trek is around US$699 to 2299/- per person for a 10-15 day trek. This includes accommodation in basic teahouses, food and snacks, and basic equipment.

The cost can explode depending on the type of accommodation you choose, the transport and activities you wish to do, and other add-ons like insurance and permit costs.  Generally, prices become lower if the size of the group(Pax) is large. You can also expect to pay extra for any additional services such as guides, porters, and trekking permits.

Overall, the cost of the Rara Lake Trek is an investment well worth it for an unforgettable experience. if you want any other adventure activity like Everest Region Trekking, Annapurna Region Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, or Manaslu Trek you can contact us at Adventure A One Trek for the best trekking, peak climbing, and tour services. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu( 1,350 m / 4,430 ft) and transfer to Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or walk around the local market in your free time. 

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and preparation.

The full-day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get insights into the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can prepare for the trekking.

Day 3 : Fly to Nepalgunj (150m./492ft).

You will have time for further preparation in Kathmandu. Then you will be taking a scenic flight to Nepalgunj. You will be then transferred to a hotel. In your free time, you can walk around the local market in Nepalgunj. You will be staying at a hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 4 : Fly to Jumla (2,540 m/8333ft.) then trek to Chauriya Chaur (3,055/10022ft./5/6 hours trek).

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Jumla. After forty minutes of scenic flight, you will be arriving at Jumla airport, the trek will then begin. Following the farm villages and the small local villages, you will be reaching Chauriya Chaur for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Day 5 : Trek Trek to Bota via Jaljala pass at (3,585 m/11761ft./5/6 hours trek).

The walk begins with an uphill walk inside the rhododendron forest. The walk inside the cool dense forest gradually takes you to a ridge called Jaljala Bhanyjyang. The places offer a wonderful view of Kanjiroba Himal. From the top, you will be taking a downhill trail to reach Bota for the overnight. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 6 : Trek to Ganj(2, 680m/8792ft./5/6 hours trek).

Following the downstream inside the forested area of the pine tree, you will be arriving at Sinja village. Sinja was an old kingdom. You can see so many old temples ruins, monuments, and several other things around the old palace complex. You will be spending some time at Sinja to learn the historical aspects of the place. Then you will be walking further to Ganj for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Day 7 : Trek to Ghorasinga (3,050m/10006ft./5/6 hours trek).

Following a wonderful water stream on the northern face, you will you taking a short climb to arrive at a wonderful valley with few local houses and farmlands. From there on you will be making a final push to reach Ghorasinga. It is a small village in the lap of the hills. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Day 8 : Trek to Rara Lake (2,980m/9776ft./5/6 hours trek).

The big day is here as you will be trekking to Rara Lake this day. From Ghorasinga, you will be taking an uphill to Chuchemara Danda, the ridge offers wonderful views of white mountains and exciting landscapes. From there taking a descending route, you will be getting to Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. In your free time, you can get good views and can walk near the lake. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 9 : Rara Lake Excursion.

The day is dedicated to exploring Rara Lake. You can go around the lake and enjoy the magnificent views of green hills, white mountains, and the amazing Rara Lake. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 10 : Trek to Pina (2,440m/8005ft./5/6 hours trek).

Upon enjoying the fantastic days at Rara Lake, today you will be starting your journey back. The route first takes you to Jhyari village. There onwards following the Jhayri Beri Khola downstream you will be trekking to Pina for the overnight. Pina is a small village with few houses with local lodges to stay in. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Day 11 : Trek to Chauta (2,807 m/9209ft./5/6 hours trek).

The first section of the walk is towards Gurchi Lagna which is 3500 meters above sea level. The ridge offers wonderful views of snowcapped mountains, diverse landscapes, and the green vegetation around.  Upon enjoying the greater views at Gurchu Lagna, you will be descending to Chauta for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Day 12 : Trek to Khaligaun (3,550/11644ft./5/6 hours trek).

The walk starts after breakfast, following Sinja Khola and then to Burma village. Along you will be passing Karma where the herbal medicine Silaji can be found. The walk continues through Nyaware village and then to a ridge. From the ridge, the swift descent takes you to today’s night stop Khaligaon. Khalligaon is a small village with few teahouses. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 13 : Trek back to Jumla (2540m./8333ft./5/6 hours trek).

On the final day of the trekking, this day you will be trekking back to Jumla. The route to Jumla includes a few local villages, a forested area, and farmlands. Upon arriving at Jumla, you can explore the local Bazar. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj airport.

After enjoying a fantastic trip to Rara Lake, you will be returning to Kathmandu this day. First, take a swift flight from Jumla airport, and get back to Nepalgunj. From there, you will be taking a connecting flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can do some last-minute shopping around the hotel. 

Day 15 : Final departure .

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your return flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope of seeing you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”


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