Rara Lake Trek [15 Days] - Adventures Snow Mountain

Rara Lake Trek [15 Days]

 Trip Duration: 15 Days                                           Max-Altitude: 3,700m/12,140ft

 

INFO –

Rara Lake Trekking, despite being the smallest national park of Nepal, having been covered the area of 106 sq. km. is one of the most scenic national parks located north –west of capital city, Kathmandu, situated in mountainous district, Mugu. The most tranquil and serene oval-shaped lake offers a great variety of floras and faunas around it. The immaculate hidden lake in western Nepal, Rara Lake stands at the elevation of 2,990 meters and spreads over 10.8 square kilometers. The lake and its surrounding is famous for Himalayan endangered species of plants and animals. The encounter with pristine Rara Lake , deep and dense forest and amazing species of plants and animals will be an astounding experience for the travelers in this trekking.

OUTLINED ITINERARY

Day Destination Altitude Duration
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m
Day 2 Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 165m 45 min
Day 3 Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla and trek to Charya Chaur 2370m/3010m 20 min/ 3-4 hrs
Day 4 Trek to Kharka 3700m 5/6 hours
Day 5 Trek to Botan 2680m 6/7 hours
Day 6 Trek to Ghorasain 3190m  3/4 hours
Day 7 Trek to Rara Lake 2980m  6/7 hours
Day 8  In Rara Lake
Day 9 Trek to Jhyari 2630m
Day 10  Trek to Chauta  2770m  5/6 hours
Day 11 Trek to Tharamara 3280m  5/6 hours
Day 12 Trek to Jumla 2370m  5/6 hours
Day 13 Jumla to Nepalgunj connecting Kathmandu  20min/45min
Day 14 Kathmandu, leisure day
Day 15 Final departure from Kathmandu

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, we receive you at Kathmandu airport and drive to hotel. Free day on your own and tour briefing in the afternoon.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (165m)
Today, we take a short flight along the south side of the Himalayas, with great views of the Annapurna in particular. Arriving in Nepalgunj, a town in the ‘Terrai’ on the border with India, we check in at the group hotel.

Day 03: Nepalgunj to CharyaChaur (3010m) via Jumla.
We have an early morning flight to Jumla (2370m) in the foothills of the remote Sisne Himalaya. On arrival, we meet our trek crew and porters and walk for approximately 3 – 4 hours to Charya Chaur (3010m) where we set up our first camp.

Day 04: Trek to Kharka (3700m, 5/6 hours)
From Charya-Chaur we climb the forested slopes of the Jaljala Lek on a good trail to the grassy ridge crest at approximately 3700 metres. Descending the other side of the ridge through more forest we make our camp in a kharka (grazing area) at approximatly 2800 metres.

Day 05: Trek to Botan (2680m, 6/7 hours)
We continue the descent from the jaljala Lekh, following the fall of the Syaule Khola to a junction with the Sinja Khola (2490m). Here we turn east and following the river upstream, ascend to the village of Botan (2680m).


Day 06: Trek to Ghorasain(3190m, 3/4 hours)

We climb beside the Ghatte Khola to the boundary of the Rara National Park where there is a check post at Ghorasain (3190m). We make camp here close to the checkpost.

Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake (2980m, 6/7 hours)
From Gorosingha the trail climbs to a saddle above the Ghatta Khola and then traverses the Chuchuemara Danda westwards to reach an alpine-like ridge. We descend through forests of rhododendron, then birch and finally oak, amid spectacular scenery to reach the shores of Rara Lake (2980m). We now follow a shoreline trail taking us to the north side of the lake and our camp.

Day 08: In Rara Lake.
A day to explore the lake and its environs. The wildlife here protected by the park include bears, cats, wolves and deer. Overnight camp at the lake.

Day 09: Trek to Jhyari (2630m)
After retracing our steps to the southern shore, we begin our trek out by a different route, climbing to a meadow at 3050 metres and descending via the village of Jhyari (2630m) to a riverside camp at 2580 metres.

Day 10: Trek to Chauta (2770m, 5/6 hours)
We climb up to the Ghurchi Lagna Pass (3460m) bedecked with chortens and prayer flags, then descend to the park boundary at Bulbule. Beyond here the trail enters a narrow wooded valley before reaching Chauta (2770m).

Day 11: Trek to Tharamara (3280m, 5/6 hours)
Crossing the Chauri Khola the trail climbs to the village of Bhara (2920m) and then descends through Kabra to Nyawre (2660m) on the Sinja Khola. The day ends with a climb through forests of bamboo, walnut, birches and fir to the tiny hamlet of Tharamara (3280m).

Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2370m, 5/6 hours)
Following the stream, we ascend through forests of rhododendron, birch and spruce to the Danphe Lagna pass (3720m). From the pass we descend through meadows and more forest to Jumla (2370m).

Day 13: Jumla to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
We take the early morning flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj, where we connect with our onward flight to Kathmandu. Arriving in the city we check into our hotel and this evening we enjoy dinner in one of the excellent restaurants in Thamel.

Day 14: Leisure In Kathmandu
This is a contingency day in case of delays to our flight from Jumla. There is an optional complimentary half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. This evening we have a farewell dinner.

Day 15: Kathmandu airport

After breakfast, our vehicle will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for you final departure back home. Our goodbyes and farewell bade for you with our warm gratitudes. Have a safe journey!

Thank you very much!

Inclusion:

  • Airport Pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  •  Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  •  Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle.
  •  All Meals-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
  •  Lodges, twin sharing guest houses accommodation during the trek.
  •  Licensed English speaking guide.
  •  The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two guests).
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  •  Flight Pokhara to Jomsom including Airport Tax.
  •  Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  •  All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  •  Official expenses.

Exclusion:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  •  Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  •  Nepal visa
  •  Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  •  Personal trekking Equipment
  •  Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Cost Includes.