Rara Short Trek - 12 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 12 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 3,100m/10,170ft. Walking Per Day: 3-4 hrs
Accommodation: N/A grade Grade: Moderate
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-15
Mode: Tea-House, Home-Stay Culture: Thakur Culture, Mixed Culture

Rara short trek is a tranquil and leisurely trek with a quick and short trek to Rara Lake, the largest and also the deepest lake of Nepal. Marvelously elegant appearing Rara Lake is situated at an altitude of around 3,000 meters with an estimated area space of about 11 sq. km. Located inside the Rara park, Rara Lake in terms of visual perspective may be a very picturesque lake secluded and immaculate from the skin world.

Overview

A trip to Rara Lake is one of the foremost incredible and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range. Rara short trek to Rara Lake begins at Talcha after a pair of short flights from Kathmandu to Nepaljung then to the mountainous airport of Talcha. Whereas, Rara Lake is barely half-day trek far from the Talcha Airport.

Landscape

Enclosed by the plush vegetation all told directions, Rara Lake isn't only ringed by the pleasing woods of pine, spruce, and juniper, it also has many species of wildflowers and herbal plants prospering at its shores. Similarly, we trek to Murma top for the day exploration around this pristine Lake. As well as, for the good views of stunning Rara Lake, the luxurious forest surrounding it, and also the snow-capped mountain peaks soaring up to the skyline.

Lifestyle and cultures

Rara Lake Short Trek is simply the thing for the travel fanatics who are looking forward to remote and a grand solitude trek. During our course of the trip, we will be visiting the Murma Village where we can get glimpses into the lifestyle and cultures of individuals in small settlements who have made this heavenly place their home.

End of the trek

After exploring one more day, our short trek will come to an end with a return back to Talcha airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Nevertheless, our short trek also possesses two extra alternative routes moving through different places from the ninth. This means you shall have even plenty of opportunities to explore other unseen spots of this captivating region.

Physical Fitness and Best Season

In general, any fairly fit person can embark upon Rara Short Trek as this trek doesn’t take in many challenging topographies. Whereas, March to June and September to November will be considered because of the best trekking season for this trek. And this trek is possible to organize even during the monsoon June to September because it sits within the area area.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Kathmandu

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

      » Thamel

    • Highlights :

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

      » Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland

      » Group Photo

      » Introduction with group members and trekking crew

      » Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Kathmandu Durbar Square

      » Boudhanath

      » Pashupatinath

    • Highlights :

      » Sightseeing at Kathmandu

      » UNESCO World Heritage Sites

      » Introduction with group members and trekking crew

      » Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Nepalgunj(150m/490ft)
    • Duration :1hr Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Domestic Airport(Kathmandu – Nepalgunj)

      » Nepalgunj

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Flight

      » Marvellous View of Mountain Ranges from Plane

      » Lowland

      » Cultivation Fields

      » Unique Lifestyle and Culture

      » Unity in Diversity

     

  • Day 4 Nepalgunj – Talcha(2,752m/9,028ft)
    • Duration :50Mins Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Domestic Airport(Nepalgunj – Talcha)

      » Talcha

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Flight

      » Marvellous View of Mountain Ranges from the Plane

      » Rural Settlement

      » Virgin Route

      » Unique Lifestyle and Culture of Different Ethnic Group

      » Small Settlements

      » Apple Farms

      » High Altitude Airport

      » Monasteries

      » Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels

      » Alpine Vegetation

      » Local Wines 

     

  • Day 5 Talcha – Rara(3,100m/10,170ft)
    • Duration :3-4hrs Walk(6-7Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :348m/1,141ft
    • Location :

      » Talcha

      » Rara Circuit

      » Rara Camp Side

    • Highlights :

      » Steep Ascent

      » Rural Settlements

      » Pine and Rhododendron Forests

      » Chuchamare Danda

      » Panoramic View of Himalayan Ranges

      » Rara Lake – Nepal’s Biggest Lake

      » Lush Vegetation

      » Rara National Park

      » Mesmerizing Sunset View

      » Machan – a platform erected in a tree

      » Wooden Carvings – Art of Life Created after Death in Memory of that Person

      » Rest and Relax

     

  • Day 6 Rara to Murma Top Day Hike
    • Duration :Whole Day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-Stay
    • Ascend :620m/2,034ft
    • Descend :620m/2,034ft
    • Location :

      » Rara

      » Murma Top

      » Rara

    • Highlights :

      » Astonishing Sunrise View from Murma Top – Heaven on Earth

      » Blissful Nature

      » Jaw-Dropping Scenery of colour-changing Water of Lake(four times a day)

      » Snow Trout Fish – Sublime Fish on the Azure Water of Rara Lake

      » Honey Bees

      » Flowers

      » Pine and Rhododendron Forests

      » Great Himalaya Trail

      » Panoramic View of Himalaya

      » Greeneries

      » Peaceful and Quiet

      » Achievement of a Lifetime

      » Picturesque Views

      » Paradise like Sunset View

     

  • Day 7 Relax and Explore Rara
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-Stay
    • Location :

      » Rara Circuit

    • Highlights :

      » Sunrise View

      » Boating

      » Rest and Relax

      » Best Destination for Meditation

      » Boating

      » Pony Ride

      » Sunset View

     

  • Day 8 Rara – Talcha
    • Duration :3-4hrs Walk(6-7Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :348m/1,141ft
    • Location :

      » Rara

      » Rara Circuit

      » Talcha

    • Highlights :

      » Moderate Descent

      » Rural Settlements

      » Pine and Rhododendron Forests

      » Chuchamare Danda

      » Panoramic View of Himalayan Ranges

      » Rara Lake – Nepal’s Biggest Lake

      » Lush Vegetation

      » Rara National Park

      » Mesmerizing Sunset View

      » Machan – a platform erected in a tree

      » Wooden Carvings – Art of Life Created after Death in Memory of that Person

     

  • Day 9 Talcha – Nepalgunj
    • Duration :50Mins Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Domestic Airport(Talcha – Nepalgunj)

      » Nepalgunj

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Flight

      » Marvelous View of Mountain Ranges from the Plane

     

  • Day 10 Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
    • Duration :1hr Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Domestic Airport(Nepalgunj –Kathmandu)

      » Kathmandu

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Flight

      » Marvelous View of Mountain Ranges from Plane

     

  • Day 11 Explore Kathmandu
    • Accommodation :Hotel(3 Star Standard)
    • Highlights :

      » Shopping

      » Relaxing

      » Farewell Dinner in the Evening

     

  • Day 12 Final Departure
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

    • Highlights :

      » Souvenir Shopping

      » Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey

      » Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop (International and Domestic)
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • 2 nights Hotel in Nepalgunj
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Tent-camping during the trek
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items on the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Talcha- Nepalgunj - Kathmandu)
  • All required land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • TIMS Card, National Parks, and Special Rara National Park Permit (Mugu)
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% tax and 10% service charge
  • Farewell dinner
  • Airport pick up and drop (International and Domestic)
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • 2 nights Hotel in Nepalgunj
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Tent-camping during the trek
  • Breakfasts during the trek (BNB)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Talcha- Nepalgunj - Kathmandu)
  • All required land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • TIMS Card, National Parks, and Special Rara National Park Permit (Mugu)
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% tax and 10% service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Lunches and Dinners during the trek (except during tent-camping)
  • Travel and rescue insurance cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 12 days Rara Short Trek

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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