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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 / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Jumla - Chere Chaur - Chalachaur - Sinja Valley - Ghorosinghe - Rara Lake- Pina - Bumra - Jumla - 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

Discover the beauty of Rara Lake on our Rara Lake Trek & Tour. Explore Nepal's Far North West, home to the stunning Rara National Park. From dense forests to snow-capped peaks, immerse yourself in nature's tranquility. Book now for an unforgettable adventure!
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: 11 Days, with flights both ways.
Total Trip: 14 Nights / 15 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

3*** Hotel

Meals

Welcome Dinner

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

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

After breakfast, you'll catch a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a bustling city in the southwestern region of Nepal. Upon arrival, you'll check into your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore the city or relax.

Max. altitude

150m / 492 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

In the morning, you'll take a short flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, a picturesque town in the remote western region of Nepal. Upon arrival, you'll check into your accommodation and have the rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the surroundings.

Max. altitude

2,540m / 8,333 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Today marks the beginning of your trekking adventure. You'll start your journey from Jumla and trek to Chere Chaur. The trail offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape and passes through forests, villages, and meadows. You'll spend the night at a teahouse in Chere Chaur.

Max. altitude

3,055m / 10,023 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Continuing your trek, you'll make your way from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur. The trail winds through beautiful scenery, including lush forests and terraced fields. Along the way, you'll encounter local villages and experience the hospitality of the Nepali people. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Chalachaur.

Max. altitude

2,980m / 9,777 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Today's trek takes you to the historic Sinja Valley, once the capital of the Malla Kingdom. The trail offers cultural insights as you pass ancient temples, ruins, and traditional villages. You'll camp overnight in Sinja Valley, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

Max. altitude

2,490m / 8,169 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Leaving Sinja behind, you'll trek to Ghorosingha, a charming village nestled amidst verdant hills. The trail gradually ascends, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Upon reaching Ghorosingha, you'll settle in at a teahouse for the night.

Max. altitude

3,050m / 10,007 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Today, you'll trek to the jewel of the region, Rara Lake. The trail leads through pristine forests and alpine meadows, with glimpses of the shimmering lake ahead. Upon arrival, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the turquoise waters surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Overnight camping by the lakeshore.

Max. altitude

3,010m / 9,875 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

You'll spend the day exploring the tranquil surroundings of Rara Lake. You can take leisurely walks along the lakeshore, soak in the serene atmosphere, and capture stunning photographs of the natural beauty. Overnight camping at Rara Lake.

Max. altitude

3,010m / 9,875 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Leaving Rara Lake behind, you'll trek to Pina village. The trail descends through lush forests and terraced fields, offering glimpses of rural life in the mountains. Upon reaching Pina, you'll settle in at a teahouse for the night.

Max. altitude

2,440m / 8,005 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Continuing your trek, you'll make your way from Pina to Bumra. The trail winds through picturesque landscapes, including forests, streams, and small settlements. You'll spend the night at a teahouse in Bumra.

Max. altitude

2,850m / 9,350 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Today marks the final day of your trekking adventure. You'll trek back to Jumla, where you'll bid farewell to the rugged wilderness and stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Jumla, you'll check into your accommodation and have the rest of the day free to relax and reflect on your journey.

Max. altitude

2,540m / 8,333 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

1,350m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

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.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

NA

Meals

Breakfast
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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-Jumla and vice-versa.
  • 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. 

Trip Info

Upcoming Departure Dates

1 Sep 2024
From Kathmandu
15 Sep 2024
To Kathmandu
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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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