Grade

Adventurous

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

35000

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$2,968

*All Price are in USD*

Jumla & Rara Lake Trek – Trip Overview

Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. The late King of Nepal Mahendra Shah was so fascinated by its beauty that it called Mahendra Daha (Daha Means Lake). The enchanting lake is located in the Rara National Park at an altitude of 2,980 meters (9,837 feet). The clean lake and its surroundings attract many wild animals and families with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Rare Lake Trek offers unique windows for guests to enjoy the desert. Numerous birds add music to the quiet environment. The mountains are covered by pines and juniper forests, and most of the valleys below are grasslands. Sometimes hiking can be difficult and requires hikers to camp in many places. The Lara National Park has approximately 1,074 species of animals, including 51 mammals and 214 species of birds. Black bears, leopards, black panthers, deer, red pandas, wild boar, etc. They are among the popular attractions of national parks. From a beautiful city called Jumla, in western Nepal, follow a series of majestic peaks of the Himalayas and the overwhelming landscape of the Dolpo area, then end our adventure in Nepalgunj.

The Jumla and Rara Lake trek passing through the magnificent remote countryside, farm villages and valleys with the fabulous scenery of snow-capped peaks of Dolpo and Tibetan mountain ranges reach of the site of the largest lake in Nepal within its National Park.

Trip Profile

  • The Rara National Park
  • Numerous birds add music to the serene surrounding
  • Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla(2370m/7773ft)

Day 05: Trek to Uthugaon (2530m/8298ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m/11480ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek Lagna to Chautha (2770m/9085ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Dhotu (2380m/7806ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Rara Lake (2980m/9774ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 10: Explore day at Rara

Day 11: Trek to Gorusingha (3190m/10463ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek to Sinja (2440m/8003ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 13: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3270m/10725ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 14: Trek to Jumla (2370m/7773ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung

Day 16: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

Accommodations

We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Nepalgunj and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.

Meals

All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Nepalgunj only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer a welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.

Can I accomplish this trek?

Rara Lake trek is a spectacular trip which is a moderate and suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health.  To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health, However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. If you have some query please directly E-mail us at info@himalayanadventurenepal.com any time. Your happiness is our success.

  • Days
    17
  • Nights
    16
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    35000
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
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      Day 1
      Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
      Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan Intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
      Day 2
      Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
      After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
      Day 3
      Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
      As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgung. At Nepalgunj we will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town, which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, and stay overnight in this transit city.
      Day 4
      Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m/7773ft)
      After a pleasant overnight at Nepalgunj, early morning transfer to airport for the 45-minute flight to Jumla over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jumla our trekking staffs will receive you, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation, growing red rice. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district.
      Day 5
      Trek to Uthugaon (2530m/8298ft), 4-5 hrs walk
      After breakfast we start our trek by following the north bank of the Tila Khola river and then turn north following the Chaudhabise Khola passing through fields and pine forests. We will ascent up the Padmara valley. Our trail keeps following the river until we arrive at the small village of Uthugaon, where we will have a good campsite close to the school on the opposite site of the river.
      Day 6
      Trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m/11480ft), 4-5 hrs walk
      After breakfast we follow the trail through the narrow canyon to the village of Padmara. Our path then climbs to the Khali Lagna pass at 3550m/11644ft through a deep forest of pines, spurches and firs. Shortly after this pass both routes come together and the trail then descends gently through mixed forest of spruces, birches and rhododendrons to arrive at our campsite at Danphe Lagna.
      Day 7
      Trek Lagna to Chautha (2770m/9085ft), 5-6 hrs walk
      After breakfast our trails descend steep passing through fir, birch, and walnut and bamboo forests. After crossing a bridge we follow the river downstream before starting a serious climb passing some water-driven mills to Kabra. Here is a huge overhanging rock, which is the source of silajit, a mineral that is believed to have "healing" properties. Our steep climb continues for a while and then levels out before Bhara village. After this village we then descend to the Chauro Khola river to the village of Chautha.
      Day 8
      Trek to Dhotu (2380m/7806ft), 5-6 hrs walk
      After breakfast we continues follow the stream uphill to Bhulbule, the Rara National Park entrance station at 3130m/10266ft. Our path continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass 3450m/11316ft which is covered with chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and prayer flags. From the pass the route descends gently at first before dropping down precipitously through spruce forests. We camp at the small settlement of Dhotu village.
      Day 9
      Trek to Rara Lake (2980m/9774ft), 4-5 hrs walk
      Today is a short and pleasant trek with fine views to the north. We traverse a steep north-facing slope from Dhotu, and cross a series of fields down to a small stream. After crossing the bridge, we climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari. From Jhyari, we climb steadily up through cedar forest to a huge meadow atop a 3050m/10004ft ridge with great overhead views of Rara Lake. We will follow the trail along to the northern side of the Lake, where the park headquarters and the camping ground are situated.
      Day 10
      Explore day at Rara
      Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal. It is almost 13 km around the lake and a day devoted to walking around is well spent. Rara is designated a national park in 1975 and this region offers remoteness and a wilderness experience unlike any other region of Nepal, where birds, flowers, and wildlife thrive. Among the mammals in this region are Himalayan bears, Serows, Gorals, Musk Deer, Red Pandas and both Rhesus and Langur Monkeys. The 180-meter deep lake is a habitat for otters and an important resting place for migrating waterfowl.
      Day 11
      Trek to Gorusingha (3190m/10463ft), 5-6 hrs walk
      After explore the Rara Lake the trail will follow the Khatyar Khola river. We will keep following this river slowly descending before we climb out following a small trail surrounded by pine, spruce and rhododendron forests. We follow our path dropping into the Ghatta valley heading towards the small settlement of Gorusingha where there are several excellent campsites.
      Day 12
      Trek to Sinja (2440m/8003ft), 5-6 hrs walk
      Our route keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorusingha following the Sinja Khola river downwards to Sinja. From the 12th to 14th century, Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western Nepal. The ruins of the old palace can be seen across the river. There is an interesting temple here dedicated to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who rides atop a tiger.
      Day 13
      Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3270m/10725ft), 6-7 hrs walk
      Today the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge. After passing a few small villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of quaint log bridges. Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn. Then the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses.
      Day 14
      Trek to Jumla (2370m/7773ft), 4-5 hrs walk
      Keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m/11512ft, then a pleasant descent to Jumla.
      Day 15
      Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj
      Early morning 30 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it's in the afternoon we will have time, few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with flight back to Kathmandu and received and transfer to your hotel.
      Day 16
      Leisure at Kathmandu
      It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jumla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner.
      Day 17
      Departure from Kathmandu
      Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
      Cost Included
      • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
      • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
      • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
      • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
      • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
      • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
      • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
      • Official expenses.
      • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
      • Day guided city tour
      • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
      • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
      • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
      • All government and local taxes
       
       
      Cost Not Included
      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
      • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
      • International airfare and airport departure tax
      • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
      • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
      • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
      • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
      • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
      • World heritage entrance Fees.
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        Included
        During your trek what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:   Cost Includes   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
        • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
        • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
        • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
        • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
        • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
        • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
        • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
        • Official expenses.
        • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
        • Day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
        • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
        • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
        • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
        • All government and local taxes
         
        Not Included
        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
        • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
        • International airfare and airport departure tax
        • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
        • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
        • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
        • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
        • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
        • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
        • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
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