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  • Duration17 Days / 16 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3600 M (11,811 ft)

The high-altitude paradise destination of Rara Lake trekking is one of the more popular trekking routes in Nepal, that's blanketed by a serenity you can find nowhere else on Earth. Surrounded by Rara National Park, one of the country's finest National Parks in the country and this is as close to utopia as you're going to get. This park is one of the best places in Nepal to visit and enjoy some of its amazing wildlife from musk deer, leopards, gorals, tahr, Himalayan black beer, and the rare red panda. , amongst other things.

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The Rara Lake is the centerpiece of the Rara National Park, lies at an altitude of 2,990m (9,810ft) above sea level and also an ideal location for the bird watcher. Nepal's largest lake, Rara Lake is 5km long and 3km wide, its maximum depth at 167km. The area around the Lake itself is a heaven on earth. Its high altitude views, crystal clear water with breathtaking reflections of the Himalayan mountain ranges cast off from it, surrounding juniper forest and the nearby Cypress Lake is an ideal spiritual getaway for locals and foreigners looking to unplug themselves away from the pressures of modern-day life. It's as close to a fairy tale as one can get here in Nepal.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • This area lies on the rollicking Great Himalayan Trail Exploring the world's longest trekking trail.
  • Explore Nepal's largest lake and take this opportunity to practice yoga at the same time.
  • Rara Lake is surprisingly untouched by commercial tourism.
  • The lake has amazing reflections of surrounding snow-capped mountains.
  • Nepalese proudly calls Rara Lake the Queen of Lakes and is a heaven on earth.
  • It is home to amazing wildlife, birds, and home to the rare Red Panda.
  • Enjoy pristine forests, enchanting lakes and witness the rustic life of the locals.

Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu City Tour.
    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1350 M
    • Kathmandu City
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu fly to Nepalgunj.
    • Lodge
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 150 M
    • Nepalgunj
  • Day: 4
    NepalGunj Fly to Jumla.
    • Lodge
    • Fly
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2390 M
    • Jumla
  • Day: 5
    Jumla Trek to Charya.
    • Home Stay
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3010 M
    • Charya
  • Day: 6
    Charya Trek to Kharka.
    • Home Stay
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3600 M
    • Kharka
  • Day: 7
    Kharka Trek to Botan.
    • Home Stay
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2500 M
    • Botan
  • Day: 8
    Botan Trek to Ghorasain.
    • Home Stay
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3190 M
    • Ghorasain
  • Day: 9
    Ghorasain Trek to Rara.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2980 M
    • Rara
  • Day: 10
    Exploring Rara Lake.
    • Lodge
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3000 M
    • Rara Lake
  • Day: 11
    Rara Lake Trek to Jhuari.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3050 M
    • Jhuari
  • Day: 12
    Jhuari Trek to Chauta.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3460 M
    • Chauta
  • Day: 13
    Chauta Trek to Tharamare.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2920 M
    • Tharamare
  • Day: 14
    Tharamare Trek to Jumla.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3600 M
    • Jumla
  • Day: 15
    Jumla Fly to Nepalgunj - Fly back Kathmandu.
    • Hotel
    • Fly
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 16
    Kathmandu rest day.

    Extra day reserved in case flight canceled from Jumla to Nepalgunj

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • 150 M/1300 M
    • Nepalgunj / Kathmandu
  • Day: 17
    Final Departure.


    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Rara National Park Conservation fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking Map of Rara trek
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips For guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred by roadblock due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes,
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.