Rara Lake Trek
Rara Lake Trek
Rara Lake Trek offers a cultural and scenic adventure in Far North West around Jumla and Mugu district at Rara Lake, which is largest Lake in Nepal Himalaya. Adventure to Rara Lake Trek begins with scenic flight to Nepalgunj at Nepal Far South West around warm area at Nepalgunj city, and then taking another short flight to Jumla, a headquarter town of Jumla itself located far north west Nepal, as our walk leads to Mugu District as well. Rara Lake protected by Rara National Park which is one of smallest park of the country, where altitude range from 1,800m to 4,048 m of pristine coniferous forest, blue pine, black juniper, Himalayan spruce, oak, Himalayan cypress, and other related species. This serene wilderness an ideal habitat for musk deer, other wildlife includes Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral, Himalayan Thar and wild boar, snow trout is the only fish species recorded in the deep serene Rara Lake Trek. Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted around the lake area trekking in Himalayas.This wonderful journey starting with a scenic flight to warm tropic at Nepalgunj city in Nepals Far South West, and then taking another sweeping flight to land in Jumla where our walk begins to Rara Lake visiting, the trail leads through interesting villages of Hindu Thakuri Malla and Tibetan influenced tribes with rich old traditions and custom, walk leads with amazing views of high snowcapped mountains. After a nice great trekking reaching at Rara Lake with time to marvel its spectacular scenery and surrounding in complete wilderness with views of distant mountains, after an enjoyable time around Rara Lake our return journey heading back to Jumla via Pina 2,580m, Jhyari, Chauta 2,770 m over Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,460 m, the highest point of the journey, and then on downhill to Jumla via Tharamara 3,270 m high ridge for the flight back to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj, after a most mesmerizing and wonderful moment on Rara Lake trekking with great service and arrangement.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our Wongchhu Peak Promotion's representative will welcome you and escort you to your confirmed hotel. After wrapping up the reservation process, you can relax and get freshen up for a mini tour of Thamel. Our company's team will guide you to get familiarize with some fantastic eateries, ATMs, currency trading houses, and other spots you may require during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city
After breakfast the following morning, you will depart for a full-day city tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The high points of our sightseeing tour are the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the art history and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which exemplify ancient Nepalese culture.
Patan City's famous fine arts and historical architecture will captivate you on a visit. When you get back to your hotel, you'll have opportunity to experience the neighborhood, enjoy supper, and maybe enjoy a leisurely stroll down the famous streets. Finally, the day comes to a close with a traditional Nepalese dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunja (2,540m/8,331ft)
In order to reach this location, you first must jet to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a scorching hot city in South Western Nepal, in the Terai plains, barely 8 kilometers from the Indian border. In terms of culture, the region is more like to India than upland Nepal. You can t ake a ride in a cycling rickshaw around town. You can travel through the bazaar's hustle and bustle and observe horse carts loaded of colorful individuals on their way to or from the Indian border. The Bageshowri temple is well worth a visit and is one of Nepal's most important Hindu temples. Overnight stay at the Hotel In Nepalgunj.
Day 4: Fly to Jumla (2,540m/8,331ft) then trek to Chairiya Chaur (3,055m/10,020ft)
Early breakfast for a further quick connecting flight to Jumla, where you will be greeted by our trekking personnel who had already traveled there via a long overland drive and walks. Jumla is the main headquarter town of the Jumla district.
From Jumla, proceed the trek with a short climb through lovely farm villages to our first overnight camp at Chauriya Chaur, a lovely farm village on the way to Rara Lake.
Day 5: Trek on route Botan beneath unnamed pass (3,500m/11,480ft)
After a beautiful morning, our trip begins with an uphill climb through a serene forest of rhododendron, birch, and pine trees, followed by a journey to an unnamed green meadow hill top and a pass known as Jaljala, which offers spectacular views of Kanjiroba Himal to the north east. The walk proceeds through peaceful wilderness, then on a downhill path through cool forest for a couple of hours before arriving at the summer pasture area for an overnight camp in this lovely setting.
Day 6: Trek to Botan (2,680m/8,790ft) via Sinja Khola (2,440m/8,003ft)
The trek opens with a downhill walk to Sinja for a few hours, preceded by a downstream hike through a forest with dense pine forest and walking past landscaped farmland and courtyards, to reach Sinja village. The Sinja Village is place of Nepali language origin in 12th to 14th century consists of very old ruin temple and monuments, ancient sculptured stones covered in moss and weeds. From There the walk follows the river upstream, reaching Ganj, a small village, and then our route leads through an impressive gorge to our destination.
Day 7: Trek to Ghorosinga (3,190m/10,463ft)
As the walk progresses, our walk today is only for a half-day of 3 to 4 hours, as the morning walk begins by departing Sinja Khola and then following another stream of Ghatte Khola towards North-Eastwards towards a short uphill, then coming at a pretty tiny valley and into farm fields with ancient times water mills used for milling corns, wheats into fine flour for breads, from here approaching our overnight tented camp on the border rim of Rara National Park at a small village of Ghorosinga.
Day 8: Trek to Rara Lake (2,980m/9,744ft)
Starting the morning walk in this serene environment from Ghorosinga camp, heading uphill with a climb all the way to Chuchemara Danda at 4,260 meters, on reaching the top ridge with awesome panorama of surrounding country landscapes and beautiful scenery of snowy peaks towards north, after enjoying the magnificent views walk leads to a descend looking down at beautiful Rara Lake. crossing Khatyar Khola for an overnight camp at Rara Lake shore
Day 9: Rest day at Rara Lake for local excursion around.
Rara, also renowned as Birendra Tal, is Nepal's largest lake and is known as the "Queen of the Lakes." You can go boat ride on this lake and have a good time. The Chuchhemara peak is located on the southern side of the Lake, surrounded by Ruma Kand and Malika on the northern side. Back to the campsite after taking numerous photographs and enjoying the scenery of the surroundings. Overnight stay in a tented camp
Day 10: Trek to Pina via Jhyari (2,580m/8,462ft)
Starting the trek back with a pleasurable and delightful time in Rara lake and its surroundings, today is a new, mild trek on the path that leads to a ridge top at Jhyari small village, from here on the walk follows Jhyari Bira Khola descend for a brief duration then crossing Dhauligar Khola valley, all the way to Pina for our overnight camp, this is a small farm village with police post, homestays and tea shops.
Day 11: Trek to Chauta (2,770m/9,085ft) via Ghurchi-Lagna (3,460m/11,348ft)
Our trek proceeds from this village Pina with an uphill climb into a serene and captivating wilderness with amazing views of scenery and mountain ranges to the north, then with a steady climb to Ghurchi-Lagna pass, the highest point of this great adventure, this place with several chortens (Buddhist monuments) and decorated with prayer flags, from here our trail descends throughout all grasslands and pastures, into walnut groves, and then leading to a Chauta village for the overnight camp.
Day 12: Trek from Chauta to Tharamara (3,270m/10,725ft)
Following Sinja khola via Bumramadichaur, we pass a tiny lodge, tea-shop, and health clinic before walking under the overhanging rock at Kamra, which is a reservoir of a significant natural herbal mineral known as Silaji. The walk continues from this spot on the downhill walk towards Sinja Khola, and then reaching Nyauri village, after a nice break here, our walk continues following the river upstream and then coming to an uphill walk of about 600 meters climb to Tharamara for overnight camp, this place with nice pasture land and pristine surroundings.
Day 13: Trek back to Jumla (2,540m/8,331ft)
Our last day journey back to Jumla of this awesome excursion, morning begins with a charming downhill to a decent green valley and into postcard - perfect woodlands of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, then, at that point, coming to a fruitful horticulture tended valley. The walk leads past little towns of Patmara following a similar waterway more than halfway to Jumla town for the last overnight stop. After a magnificent circuit and around the Jumla and Muga region, and afterward back to Jumla town with late evening free for stroll to stroll around this vitally bustling market.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Morning transmit to Jumla airport as per flight time to Nepalgunj after saying goodbye to our camping company employees and porters, a quick spectacular scenery flight brings you south at Nepalgunj for a short transit stop, and then fly back to Kathmandu with panorama views of mountain ranges. On reaching to Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotels with afternoon free for stroll.
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu
A day off in Kathmandu. You can book a tour of the city of Kathmandu Valley from our guide. On this day, you can explore several museums throughout the valley, including the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the residence of Nepal's last king. You can also visit Nagarkot's hilltop. After some sightseeing in the valley's world heritage sites, you'll enjoy a farewell supper with your Nepali friends and guide. You and your guide may decide to prolong your stay for a Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and other activities.
Day 16: Departure
Finally, it's TIME TO SEE OFF. Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time, with the hope of seeing you again. You'll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal's beautiful country.
- Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM,
- Hotel in KTM (Nepali Ghar) for 2 nights pre and two nights post trek, including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
- City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Swyambhunath,
- Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour,
- Flight KTM –Nepalgunj- Jumla-KTM,
- Food and accommodation during (tea house / camping),
- Fully- licensed, English-speaking Trekking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
- All necessary paper work,
- Conservation entry fee,
- Tent during trek,
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System),
- First aid kit,
- Boiled water, tea, coffee, during trek,
- Guide & Porter during trek,
- Wongchhu Peak Promotion Duffel bag, map and Itinerary,
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- If required to change froim airplane to helicopter to/from Nepalgunj due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients,
- Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek,
- Personal trekking equipment,
- All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
- All other additional charges for additional services,
- Additional tips for tour guide,
- Personal purchases.
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
- Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
- Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
- Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Sun Cap
- Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
- Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)
- Thin fleece gloves
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
- Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
- Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
- Slipper (1 Pair)
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Trekking Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner
- Lock Carabiner
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
- Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Trails Maps
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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