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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy individual activities or shopping. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.
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.
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.