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Rara Lake Trek. - 15 days

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Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
3691m
Group size
2 Pax
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Car/Van, Public Bus, or Flight
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Jumla
Ends at
Jumla
Trip Route
Jumla-Ganj-Rara Lake-Pina-Kaligaon-Jumla .

Highlights

    • Start exploring the Kathmandu city- the city of history, culture, and arts. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu- in the Terai region of Nepal. 
    • Fly to Jumla from Nepalgunj and back to Nepalgunj with the views of excellent views. 
    • Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Rara trekking regions.
    • Visit the historical kingdom of Malla Kings. 
    • Collect the best views of Api and Saipal to Kagmara range of peaks.
    • Visit the largest lake of Nepal- Rara lake.
    • Create a lifetime experience with A1 Trek. 
Rara Lake Trek is one of the newly open trekking routes in Nepal. Rara lake Trekking covers the Biggest lake in Nepal, this trip includes of exploring the natural and cultural wonderful of the Mugu and Jumla districts. The fascinating Rara lake trek also allows to cross high passes as well. One of the high pass traveler crosses is at 3691 meters above the sea level. 
The route to Rara lake also allows to visit the older Malla kingdom of Nepal. The remaining of the kingdom back in the 6th to 17th century can be explore during the trek. Whereas, the diverse landscapes, the greater mountain views, and the local villages are also the part of the great trek. The trek to Rara Lake starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. 
Furthermore, a short flight goes to Jumla from Nepalgunj. Jumla onwards, crossing the several local settlements and collecting the diverse landscapes views, the trek gradually rises to several passes and ridges. With the greater views of Api and Saipal to the Kagmara Himal range and the mesmerizing views of the waterfalls, the trek finally rewards with the exploration of Rara Lake. 
Like other trekking in Nepal, Rara Lake Trek is also a seasonal trekking. The best time to trek to Rara Lake is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Although trekking to Rara is also doable in the months of winter (December to February) as it is a low elevation trip. But trekking Rara in the months of the monsoon (June to August) is not recommended. 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

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 can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Food: Not Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 


The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore 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 the insights of the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can do the preparation for the trekking. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You will be having time for further preparation in Kathmandu. Then after 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. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Jumla. With 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 to Chauriya Chaur for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

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 then you will be taking a downhill trail to reach Bota for the overnight. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

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 ruin, 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 after you will be walking further to Ganj for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Following a wonderful water stream in the norther face, you will you taking a short climb to arrive a wonderful valley with few local houses and the 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. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

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 the wonderful views of white mountains and the exciting landscapes. From there taking a descending route, you will be getting to Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the biggest lake of Nepal. In the free time, you can collect the good views and can walk near the lake. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The day is dedicated to explore the 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. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

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. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The first section of the walk is towards Gurchi Lagna pass at 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 down to Chauta for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

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

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

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, the forested area, and the farmlands. Upon arriving at Jumla, you can explore the local Bazar. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After enjoying a fantastic trip to Rara lake, you will be returning back 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. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

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

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: not included.

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle. 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (city tour guide and private vehicle included).
    • Flight (Kathmandu/Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj/Kathmandu and Nepalgunj/Jumla and Jumla/Nepalgunj). 
    • An experienced trekking guide and his all expenses during the trekking. 
    • Porter(s) and their all expenses during the trekking. 
    • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek. 
    • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
    • All the permits are needed for the trek. 
    • All the government taxes and company service charges. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Nepal visa fees and travel insurance. 
    • Food and drinks in Kathmandu. 
    • Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • Personal expenses (Wifi, hot water, laundries, beverages etc) of any kind. 
    • Tipping 
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list. 

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, a1trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name and stamp.  

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