Trip Facts

  • Duration:15 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:3,190 Meter
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeFebruary to May and September to December
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Rara Lake Trek

The  Rara Lake Trek is one of the precious experiences you will gain in Nepal.  The jounrey is rewarding along the way and much more satisfying as soon as you get there. The hues and colors of Lake Rara and surroundings will fill you with amazement. It will seem as if Mother Nature herself has taken some time off to paint. Taking you through green forests, amazing valleys and pastures, you will witness the authentic lifestyle of local people. Rara is the largest lake of Nepal, lying within Rara National Park, the smallest national park of Nepal. The lake itself is surrounded by mostly conifers but the pristine water of the lake is home to the exotic snow-trout. The region is an exotic home to a number of birds and animals, too.

The Rara Lake Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Simikot. As you walk through frail trails and beautiful villages lined with woods, rivers, and pastures, you will wonder how remote and quiet it can get in the world. The population mostly lives off farming and honey-hunting. Albeit ones with a simple lifestyle, the people have set up a system of home-stays for those wanting to take a break from camping for the night. While it’s a chance to get to know their lifestyle, you will also be supporting them financially.

Unlike in other high-altitude regions of Nepal, a trek to Lake Rara is not too much challenging but a certain level of physical fitness is expected as you will be walking along rough tracks. The best months to visit is from early to late Spring for splendid views of rhododendron forests but you can also go there during autumn when the mountains are clearer than ever. You can also visit Dolpo and Rara Lake through Helicopter. That takes lesser time and provides you the areial view as well. 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the largest lake of Nepal.
  • lying within Rara National Park
  •  The smallest national park of Nepal.
  • The hues and colors of Lake Rara will fill you with amazement.


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After your arrival at the Airport you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel by our staff. After check in and some refreshments, you will meet your guide who will give a brief about your tour.

    The capital city of Nepal is a marvelous amalgamation of people and religion. You will go on a tour of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. You will be visiting Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, and other heritage sites in Bhaktapur.

      In the evening we take a scenic flight for Nepalgunj which is about 1 hour from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is one of the biggest town located in Nepal-India border in western Nepal and also gateway to Kailash via Simikot. Transfer to the hotel for night.

        After breakfast in the morning, we leave hotel for flight to Jumla. Jumla is one of the least developed districts in Nepal and most of the parts of Jumla are still undiscovered by travelers. We stay night at Jumla for acclimatization. Stay night at camp on full board meals with hot drinks.

          Today, after breakfast we begin our trek to Chere Chaur. Journey starts with ascend hike along the Jugad river. The trail passes through green forest, beautiful villages, ancient monasteries and markets with amazing landscapes views. Stay night at camp in Chere Chaur on full board meals with hot tea and coffee.

            Today is the second day of our trek, starts with hot breakfast and trail goes ascend until the Jaljala pass. Jaljala pass is not a hard such like other passes because it measures only 3,580m from sea level. Moreover, after crossing the pass trek continue straight way to Jaljala Charu. After reaching Jaljala Chaur we take rest for some moments and then trail goes ascend up to Chala Chaur. Overnight at camp in Chala Chaur on full board meals with hot drinks.

              After breakfast, today’s trek starts with ascend hike to Sinja valley which passes through several settlements, dense forest along the Jaljala stream. .Sinja is an ancient capital city of Khasa kingdom which ruled this region from 12th to 14th century. Overnight at tented camp on full board meals.

                After hot breakfast, we stretch our trek with uphill trail along the Hima River by crossing Laha village, forest and beautiful valleys. On the way we have to cross suspension bridge. Stay night on tented camp at Gorusinga with full board meals.

                  Our trek begins with hot breakfast and goes through Chuchhema Danda. Chuccheman is one of the finest view point to get the admire views of Himalayan ranges and mesmerizing Rara lake. One the way we passes through Khatyar stream and few villages including Murma. Overnight at tented camp in Rara Lake on full board meals with hot tea and coffee.

                    Today is a day to explore around Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal located at an altitude of 2,290m and has a surface of 10.8 sq km. We do boating to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and observe verities of fish. Moreover, hike around the Rake Lake for stunning views of Himalayan peaks on the southern and northern side of the Lake. Overnight at tented camp in Rara Lake on full board meals.

                      After breakfast, our trek goes to Pina village. We begin our hike with easy and straight trail until Gamgadi. Gamgadi is the headquarters of Mugu district where government offices are located. Then after, we walk down to get Pina village. Stay night at Pina village in tented camp on full board meals.

                        Today’s trek starts with descend hike by crossing Ghurchi Lagna pass (3,485m.) with beautiful mountain views and villages to get Bumra. Bumra is one of the beautiful villages in this region. This village is also known as Nauri Ghat. Overnight at Bumra in tented camp on full board meals.

                          After breakfast, we begin our final day hike along Hima River and cross suspension bridge. The trail goes to downhill then enjoy hot spring where you can take natural hot bath and get some relief your aching body. Then after we continue our hike by crossing Danphe Lagna pass (3,690m.) and reach Jumla. Stay night at Jumla in tented camp with full board meals.

                            After adventurous long hikes, we take flight back to Nepalgunj early in the morning and then in the evening we take next flight for Kathmandu on same day. We transfer to hotel form the airport for freshen up. Finally we will have farewell dinner at typical local Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance show. Stay night at hotel inclusive breakfast.

                              After breakfast we will take you to the International Airport three hours before our scheduled flight,Thank you for booking your Trip with us see you again

                              Namaste !

                                What's included


                                • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
                                • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide 
                                • 11 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
                                • Welcome and farewell dinners
                                • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                                • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                                • Down jacket and sleeping bag and other necessary trekking gears (on hire) and trekking map.
                                • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                                • First aid kit.
                                • All taxes, be it local or 13% government tax.


                                • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                                • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                                • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
                                • Excess baggage charges
                                • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                                • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
                                • Travel and rescue insurance
                                • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
                                • Tips for guides and porters.