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Rara Lake Tour - Himalayan Forever
Rara Lake Tour - Himalayan Forever
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Max. Elevation
3780 m / 12401 ft
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $250)
Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu /
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Talcha - Murma Hill - Rara Lake - Talcha - Nepaljung - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • A heavenly and a paradise on earth truly a picturesque and blissful location.
  • Explore the largest Rara Lake of Nepal within beautiful scenic surroundings.
  • Enjoy the grand panoramic views of snow peaks from the high Murma Hill.
  • Enchanting woodland of coniferous lined with tall pines, firs and spruce trees.
  • Journey to Rara Lake a marvelous country to experience once in a life time.
  • Marvel at the crystal clear waters of Rara Lake, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush greenery.
  • Trek through the picturesque Rara National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan wildlife such as red pandas and musk deer.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Chuchemara Peak and Ruma Kand.
  • Spot a variety of bird species in the park, including colorful Himalayan monals, pheasants, and various migratory birds.
  • Interact with the local Thakuri and Magar communities, experiencing their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality.
  • Engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, and boating on the tranquil waters of Rara Lake.

Overview

Rara Lake Journey with Himalayan Forever Treks leads to mesmerizing experience around the most beautiful location on earth. 
Located in Nepal's Far North West within the districts of Mugu and Jumla, one of the remote countries of Nepal. Where Rara National Park is situated, in the smallest park in the country with the largest Rara Lake in Nepal. A land of spectacular scenery enriched with lovely landscapes covered in dense green forest. Includes blue pines, black juniper, Himalayan spruce, and cypress, makes a perfect habitat for endangered wild animals and exotic bird life.
Rara Lake Journey is an ideal holiday vacation around the mountain wilderness in the least visited part of Nepal. Where travelers will be engulfed with amazing awesome scenery from the start to the end of the walks.
Rara Lake and the Park area of 106 sq. km at 2,990 m / 9.810 feet with the country’s biggest lake. Which covers 10.8 sq. km in length surrounded by tiers of green hills and snow-capped peaks. A blissful land far from modern civilization where visitors will enjoy the tranquil harmony of pristine natural surroundings.
Rara Lake Journey starts with a sweeping flight to Nepalgunj and then on connecting smaller aircraft to land at Talcha airport. The entrance of Rara National Park, where the hike takes you on the high scenic hills of Murma.
Murma Hill is the highest point of Rara Lake Journey, an exciting spot facing the glorious vista of Rara Lake. Along with spectacular landscapes and scenery covered in dense green woods in contrast to distant white snow peaks. 
The hike continues after staying in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge in Murma Hill, heading down towards Rara Lake. The highlight of the adventure is amidst a magnificent location, encircled by a sweeping panorama of brilliant scenery.
Enjoy the full day in complete bliss of scenic surroundings of picturesque Rara Lake, with the sound of silence. Around the lake visitors often catch glimpses of exotic birds like crested grebe, red crested pochard, and some wild ducks.
After a marvelous tour of Rara Lake return journey to Talcha for a swift flight to Nepalgunj city. Enjoy the low-warm sub-tropical climate after being in the cooler hills of Rara Lake, from Nepalgunj a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu our exciting Rara Lake Journey concludes, after wonderful, mesmerizing moments around the Far North West Nepal.

1. The Best Time to Visit Rara Lake Tour
The best time to visit Rara Lake with a Jeep tour is during the dry season. The road from Nagma to Rara Lake is quite rough, and during the rainy season, it may become blocked. The optimal visiting periods are from September to November and April to May. From December to February, temperatures drop below freezing, and heavy snowfall, up to one meter, may block the road to the lake. April to June brings warmer weather to the region.

2. Boating in Rara Lake
Boating in Rara Lake is a wonderful experience. The lake is vast and stunning, offering a great opportunity to explore its beauty from the water. Renting a boat allows you to venture into the various corners of Rara Lake, where you can encounter rare flowers, plants, and different species of fish. If you're fortunate, you might even catch a glimpse of a Red panda.

It's advisable to embark on your boating adventure in the morning when the wind is calmer, as it tends to pick up in the afternoon. Boating on Rara Lake is the perfect way to start your day, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serenity and splendor of this beautiful lake.

3. Horse-Riding along the Banks
Embark on an exciting adventure with horse riding along the banks of Rara Lake. This thrilling experience allows you to explore the enchanting surroundings of the lake in a unique way. A designated path encircles the lake, offering breathtaking views and a memorable journey.

Guides are available to accompany you on this horse riding excursion, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. As you ride through the forest, you'll be surrounded by the sounds of nature, with the majestic blue lake beside you. Keep an eye out for rare flowers and plants along the way, adding to the magic of the experience.

While you may not feel like a cowboy, riding a horse in this picturesque setting will make you feel incredible. The serene atmosphere, with only the sounds of the wind, the woods, and the rhythmic steps of your horse, creates a peaceful and unforgettable experience.

There are open spaces along the route where you can pick up the pace and enjoy a faster ride. Horse riding at Rara Lake comes highly recommended for those seeking an adventure amidst the beauty of nature.

4. Rara Lake Trekking Difficulty
For those seeking a more active exploration, Rara Lake Trekking provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the region. The trek is considered moderate in difficulty, making it accessible to a wide range of enthusiasts. Trekkers navigate through alpine meadows, dense forests, and charming villages, experiencing the diversity of the terrain.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: In best available Lodges.
Trekking Grade: Moderate walks with touch of altitude. 
Area of Trekking: Nepal Far North West around Mugu district.
Highest points: Murma Hill at 3,780 m / 12, 401 feet high. 
People and culture: Populated by Hindu people of Roka, Malla Thakuri, Hamal and Chettries, Bharamins with few Tibetan origin tribes of Buddhism religion.
Trekking duration: 05 / 06 Days, with flights both ways.
Total Trip: 09 Nights / 10 Days from arrival to main departures.
Best Seasons:
The best time of the year to visit Rara Lake from spring of March to May; where days are longer with enough sunlight hours. An enjoyable time for views and walks, cold morning, late afternoon and night time.
The next best season is autumn / fall from September to November; where days are crystal clear for exciting views of surrounding landscapes scenery.
Much cold morning, late afternoon till night time the days are shorter due to sun-light hours.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will meet you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge.

Includes details of the local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice Nepali Restaurants.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide meets the group at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel for lunch, and the get ready for exciting scenic flight to Nepalgunj city around Nepal Far Mid-South West for overnight halt. The next morning taking a short flight to Talcha around Rara Lake and Mugu district.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Morning at Nepalgunj hotel, transfer to the city airport for connecting flight to Rara Lake area at Talcha small airport. During this short flight facing panorama of Mt. Api and Shaipal Himal with breathtaking scenery of Nepal Far North West.

After approx. 45 minutes, the small aircraft makes a soft landing at Talcha airstrip, received by our guide and staff. All trekking staff taking an overland from Nepalgunj after days of journey to Talcha to meet the group. 

The guide will transfer you to a simple local lodge at Talcha Town Bazaar for overnight stop. Afternoon free for short walks around the streets of Talcha, a great way to observe the local cultures of Far West Nepalese.

Max. altitude

2,260m / 7,415 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Start the day, having breakfast following our native guide of the area as morning walk follows on gradual winding trail. The route leads into lovely cool forest and spread out farm villages, continue hike with climb of few hours. Then reaching a tranquil area on the high hill of Murma, a small settlement with few nice lodges.

Rest of the day enjoy the views of marvelous scenery of Rara Lake and it’s beautiful landscapes. Being on the highest spot of wonderful Rara Lake Journey the trip of enchantment.

Max. altitude

3,780m / 12,402 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Today the walk takes you to our main highlight at beautiful Rara Lake. Morning enjoy breakfast with the backdrop of stunning panoramic views of surrounding dramatic scenery. Leaving the highest spot of Murma Hill, downhill through dense cool forested trail, lined with blue pines, firs, cypress trees.

On reaching at the base of a hill walk on the shore of Rara Lake and transfer into a nice lodge. Situated near the shore line of Lake Rara and its magnificent surroundings of coniferous green forest.

Max. altitude

2,990m / 9,810 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Enjoy the leisure morning amidst striking location of Rara Lake within beautiful and scenic landscapes. A pleasant nature walks of few hours around the lake side might catch glimpse of some wild-life. As the areas is a habitation of different types of birds, with various species of ducks.

Explore around and marvel the grand vista of high snow-capped peaks against the green rolling hills. Truly a haven to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Max. altitude

2,990m / 9,810 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

After a fabulous time at Rara Lake, return journey to Talcha, will be a long and interesting walks. Heading past farm land and traditional rural villages and hamlets, as the trail enters enchanting woods. Then slowly the lovely day hike ends on reaching Talcha for last overnight stop. Enjoy the final day around Rara Lake and its scenic surroundings.

Max. altitude

2,752m / 9,029 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Morning as time for flight time from Talcha to Nepalgunj city airport, a short walk to the airport terminal. As the small aircraft arrives from Nepalgunj, and then get on board for sweeping short scenic flight to land at Nepalgunj city airport. 

A short stop at Nepalgunj airport for the connecting flight to Kathmandu, from here on a big airplane. A panoramic flight of less than an hour reaches Kathmandu, from the airport in Kathmandu domestic air terminal. A short drive back to your hotel, having rest of the day free at leisure for individual activities.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and enjoyable time on Rara Lake Journey.

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Includes

  • All Arrival and Departures transfer in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj city from airport to hotel vice-versa.
  • 3*** (Three Star Category) Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary with private transport. Service of Tour / City guide and his wages.
  • Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Talcha and vice-versa.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Tourist Standard Hotel in Nepalgunj city on Bed / Breakfast basis. (For single room supplement and to upgrade the standard of hotels at extra cost).
  • Full board trekking around Rara Lake, includes twin sharing accommodation on best available local lodge or guest houses.
  • Includes all meals breakfast, lunch and dinner on Rara Lake Journey. Single room supplement at extra cost on top of trip price.
  • Applicable trekking permits for Rara Lake with National Park entrance fees.
  • Service of trekking guide and porters or pack animals to carry heavy luggage, wages, insurance and transportation, food allowance for the trekking staff.
  • Group welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical / Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and at Nepalgunj hotels.
  • Expenses of personal nature, laundry service, hard / soft drinks as well gratitude or tipping after rendering the best services by guides, porters.
  • Personal trekking gear, sleeping bags, down jackets etc.
  • Personal medical kit as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal reasons or being sick, all expenses to be borne oneself, as well for accompanying guide / staff to Talcha, Nepalgunj or return to Kathmandu. In this case might require fastest transportation or Helicopter Service. No refund is entertained by Himalayan Forever Treks. All extra expenses to be claimed through your insurance. 

Upcoming Departure Dates

5 May 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions

Rara National Park and Mugu area is located north-west Nepal approx. 371 km air distance from Kathmandu. The road distance is about 863.9 km. taking few days of drives via Nepalgunj city and by air 55 minutes flight to Nepalgunj city airport? From Nepalgunj approx. 45 minutes flight to Talcha airport, where our trek starts and ends.

Although a remote and Far from the main cities of Nepal, on least visited region by foreign visitor. The trek to Rara Lake and Murma Hill offers nice and simple lodge accommodation with basic meals menu. On Rara Lake Journey staying overnights in local Lodges and Guest Houses.

As season wise, during spring and autumn the best time for trekking, most days are fine and clear. To enjoy views and pleasant walks, however can expect snow on higher altitude sometimes. But bright and sunny days in best seasons from March to May. As well in autumn / fall from September to November, in spring season, above 2,000 m high. Minimum temperatures of minus 0° and maximum of 20° Celsius not adding extra wind-chill factor. In autumn the sun rise late by 5:30 a.m. and sunsets by 5 p.m. makes the morning and night time much colder with minimum temperatures from minus 5° to 10° Celsius. 

Depending upon altitude wise. Maximum of 15° to 20° Celsius, around high altitude above 2,500 the sunlight gets bright with strong UV. Trekkers needs to carry sun-blocks and wearing sun-hats to block the sun against the UV rays around higher altitude, especially in direct sunlight of afternoon.

Due to its remote location and taking much time to reach on overland, the only fastest means by air. This is why Rara Lake is visited region of Nepal by foreign travelers. But over the past few decades it is getting more popular among domestic Nepali tourist rather than western visitors. 

Lodge in Talcha and Murma has hydroelectricity or solar power, where visitors can charge electronic items. For Internet and Wi-Fi can get interrupted does not receives or works. But the cell-phone gets better networks than internets or Wi-Fi, the only good place is Nepalgunj city.

Rara Lake is located in the remote northwestern region of Nepal, in the Rara National Park.

The journey often involves a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by another flight to Jumla. From Jumla, there's a trek to Rara Lake.

The tour typically takes around 10-14 days, depending on the chosen route and itinerary.

The tour is considered moderate, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness.

Permits required include the Rara National Park Entry Permit and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Side trips to Murma Top and Sinja Valley can be considered for those seeking additional experiences.

The journey involves flights to Nepalgunj and Jumla, followed by a trek to reach Rara Lake.

While there is no strict age limit, participants should be in good health and able to trek for several hours each day.

Weather conditions, especially during the monsoon season, can impact the trek. Checking the weather forecast is advisable.

Rara National Park is home to various wildlife, including Himalayan black bears, red pandas, and a variety of bird species.

Trekkers have the opportunity to interact with local communities, including the Thakuri and Magar ethnic groups, and experience their unique culture and traditions.

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