Rara Trek - 18 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Photography, National Park Visit, Cultural Insight, Food and Cuisine, Homestay, Meditation, Honeymoon and many more
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
18 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House, Home-Stay
Max-Altitude
3,700m/12,140ft
Daily Walking
4-5 hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Thakur Culture, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

With so many magical and memorable trekking experiences in Nepal, it can be hard to know which Himalayan adventure holiday to choose. If what you seek is a blissful escape and a chance to see nature at its most magnificent, then you need to follow the path less travelled to Rara Lake.

Exploring the unspoilt and extreme beauty of nature in the Rara National Park is an experience you will carry with you for the rest of your days. It is the perfect holiday for anyone who wants to walk off the beaten trail, meditate in the Himalayas, or simply immerse themselves in a multitude of nature's greatest achievements.

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Duration:Half Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • 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

3. Kathmandu – Nepalgunj(150m/490ft)

  • Duration:1hr Flight
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • 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

4. Nepalgunj – Jumla(2,370m/7,775ft)

  • Duration:45Mins Flight
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Domestic Airport (Nepalgunj – Jumla)
  • Jumla

Highlights:

  • Scenic Flight
  • Marvellous View of Mountain Ranges from the Plane
  • Rural Settlement
  • Virgin Route
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture of Different Ethnic Group
  • Kalimarshi Rice – High Altitude Rice Fields
  • Temples
  • Gateway to Karnali Region
  • Introduction with Caravan Team
  • Brahmins and Kshetris

5. Jumla – Chauriyachaur(3,010m/9,875ft)

  • Duration:5-6hr Walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:640m/2,100ft

  • Jumla
  • Khalanga Bazaar
  • Ghughuti
  • Sinemul
  • Chauriyachaur

Highlights:

  • Rara National Special Permit Start Point
  • Jugad River Bank
  • Bare Green Fields
  • Rhododendron Flowers
  • Sheep and Domestic Goats
  • Bushes
  • Jaw-Dropping Scenery
  • Ancient Monasteries
  • Amazing Landscapes
  • Small Settlements with Brahmins and Kshetris

6. Chauriyachaur – Jaljala Chaur(3,270m/10,728ft) via Jaljala Pass(3,700m/12,140ft)

  • Duration:6-7hr Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:690m/2,264ft
  • Descend:430m/1,410ft

  • Chauriyachaur
  • Dhimchaur
  • Bhadali
  • Jaljala Pass
  • Jaljala Chaur

Highlights:

  • Bare Fields
  • Wetlands
  • Green Meadows
  • Jaljala Pass
  • Blissful Nature
  • Amazing Landscape
  • Jaljala Lake
  • Wildlife
  • Herbs and Vegetations  

7. Jaljala Chaur – Sinja Valley(2,490m/8,170ft)

  • Duration:5-6hr Walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:130m/426ft
  • Descend:910m/2,985ft

  • Jaljala Chaur
  • Syaule
  • Garja
  • Musedani
  • Dhobighat
  • Hatsinja

Highlights:

  • Dense Forests
  • Sinja Valley – the Ancient Capital City of Khasa Kingdom which ruled this region from 12th to 14th Century
  • Small Rural Settlements with Brahmins and Kshetris
  • Place of Nepalese Language Origin
  • Bare Fields
  • Barley and Wheat Fields
  • Herbs and Medicines including Brown Rice
  • Temples
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture
  • Blissful Nature
  • Various Festivals
  • Wooden Carvings – Art of Life Created after Death in Memory of that Person 

8. Sinja Valley – Gorusingha(3,600m/11,811ft)

  • Duration:5-6hr Walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:1,110m/3,642ft

  • Hatsinja
  • Agaon
  • Bota
  • Rotgaon
  • Gorusingha

Highlights:

  • Religious Temples
  • Uphill Trail along Hima River Bank
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Bushes Walk
  • Blissful Nature
  • Small Settlements
  • Wildlife and Birds including Danphe/Lhophophorus – the National Bird of Nepal
  • Herbs and Vegetations including Shilajit and so many Medicinal Herbs
  • Wooden Carvings – Art of Life Created after Death in Memory of that Person

9. Gorusingha – Rara Lake(3,100m/10,170ft)

  • Duration:6-7hr Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:185m/607ft
  • Descend:685m/2,247ft

  • Gorusingha
  • Chuchamare Danda
  • Murma
  • Chhapri
  • Rara

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   

10. Rara Lake Exploration Day

  • Duration:Whole Day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:620m/2,034ft
  • Descend:620m/2,034ft

  • 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
  • Boating
  • Achievement of a Lifetime
  • Picturesque Views
  • Paradise like Sunset View
  • Rest and Relax
  • Best Destination for Meditation

11. Rara Lake – Pina(2,450m/8,038ft)

  • Duration:6-7hr Walk(13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Descend:650m/2,132ft

  • Rara Lake
  • Karki Bada
  • Gamgadhi
  • Shri Nagar
  • Kala Potal
  • Pina

Highlights:

  • Moderate Walk
  • Gamgadi – Headquarter of Mugu District
  • Small Settlements
  • Prayer Flags
  • Wildlife and Vegetations
  • Cultivate Fields
  • Blissful Nature
  • Terraced Fields
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Traditional Houses

12. Pina – Bumra(2,850m/9,350ft) via Ghurchi Lagna Pass(3,446m/11,305)

  • Duration:5-6hr Walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:990m/3,250ft
  • Descend:590m/1,935ft

  • Pina
  • Ghurchi Lagna Pass
  • Bulbule
  • Chautha
  • Bharbhare
  • Kopra Odar
  • Bumra

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking View from Ghurchi Lagna Pass
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Wildlife including Danphe(National Bird of Nepal)
  • Herbs and Vegetation
  • The core area of Rara National Park
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Ups and Downs
  • Kopra Odar –amazing Cave
  • Terraced Fields
  • Prayer Flags
  • Rara National Park Special Permit Exit Point

13. Bumra – Patmara(2,910m/9,547ft) via Khali Lagna Pass(3,642m/11,950ft)

  • Duration:7-8hr Walk(13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:792m/2,600ft
  • Descend:732m/2,401ft

  • Bumra
  • Bhiunala
  • Himdhuski
  • Tharmari
  • Daphe Lagna Camp
  • Khali Lagna Pass
  • Patmara

Highlights:

  • Suspension Bridge
  • Cross a River with Azure Water
  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Steep Ascent
  • Small Settlements bounded by Jungles
  • Yak and Sheep Shelters
  • Wooden Carving
  • Green Wide Bare Meadows
  • Eagles and other Birds
  • Moderate Descent
  • Underdeveloped Kshetri Village
  • Art of Life
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture
  • Traditional and Typical Way of Living

14. Patmara – Jumla(2,370m/7,775ft)

  • Duration:6hr Walk(12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:540m/1,771ft

  • Patmara
  • Urthu
  • Jumla

Highlights:

  • Noticeable Difference in Cultivate Fields within just 10m Distance
  • Wooden Bridges
  • Dense Population
  • Rural Civilization
  • Downtown Area
  • Kalimarshi Rice    

15. Jumla – Nepalgunj

  • Duration:45Mins Flight
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Domestic Airport (Jumla – Nepalgunj)
  • Nepalgunj

Highlights:

  • Scenic Flight
  • Marvelous View of Mountain Ranges from the Plane

16. Nepalgunj – Kathmandu

  • Duration:1hr Flight
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Domestic Airport(Nepalgunj –Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Flight
  • Marvelous View of Mountain Ranges from Plane

17. Explore Kathmandu

  • Accommodation:Hotel(3 Star Standard)

Highlights:

  • Shopping
  • Relaxing
  • Farewell Dinner in the Evening  

18. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport pick up and drop (International and Domestic)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation Local Homestay and Tent camp
  • Professional English speaking guide and required Porters
  • Meals during the trek (Full Board)
  • Domestic flights
  • TIMS Card, National Parks and Special Rara National Park Permit
  • Rescue service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% tax and 10% service charge
  • Farewell dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • 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

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While you are on Rara Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug. And if you also stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Rara Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

The trails of Rara Trek are not so crowded as well as not deserted. During the off-season, there will be only a few trekkers but during the pick-season, there will be trekkers from different parts of the world. 

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Rara Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
 

Rara Trek is not a high altitude trekking; therefore altitude sickness should not be a problem. However, you must be physically fit and should be ready to take up challenges out in front of you while walking on the rural off the beaten trails.

Yes, you will need a special permit for Rara Trek because of its existence within the Rara National Park, you would need to request for Rara National Park Special Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

 

Yes, Rara Trek is totally safe for solo trekkers and solo female trekkers without a doubt because the people are really co-operative and humble and there would be other trekkers as well along the trail. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Rara Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

During Rara Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

Rara Trek is accessible anytime around the year but if you visit during spring months of March, April and May, you will be blessed with blossoming rhododendron trees. And during the autumn season, weather is fine with crystal clear magnificent landscape and neighbouring Himalayan views.

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

 

Rara trek is a moderate trek which is not so difficult in itself because it is not even high-altitude trekking. On the other hand, our highly experienced trekking staffs belonging to the same region will take care of you pretty well so as to ensure that you won't face any difficulties during the trek.

Trekking in majestic Rara is like watching a beautiful piece of art. As a painter dissolves several colours and creates magic on his canvas; in the similar passion, nature has blended its colours and created heavenly site offering an exclusive opportunity for visitors to witness the amazing beauty of nature. While we walk through lush green forests, invest our energy to get on top of the valley, across pasture lands and culturally rich villages; the authentic lifestyle of local inhabitants is experienced personally with utmost simplicity. 

Generally, Rara Trek is 18-24 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

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