Rara Lake Trek
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeOn Budget, Romantic, Trekking
Activity Level Challenging
Rara Lake Trek
The off beaten track, amazing scenery, jungle of mountains together with the shimmering elegance of tranquil lakes, you’ll get dissolved from the excitement of this gorgeous combination throughout the Rara Lake trek.
Rara Lake Trek requires travellers to Rara National park and allow you to respect the glistening splendor of Rara Lake that is located beneath the woods in the background of exquisite Himalayas.
Rara National Park was created in 1976 with a purpose of maintaining the calm and well maintained Rara Lake out of adulteration and sedimentation. This fresh water lake has managed to keep its glory between the park which preserves around 1,000,004 species of flowers, 51 species of mammal and 202 species of birds.
The fertile soil in the area makes the park a fantastic property for growing medicinal plants. Just take an off-beaten trail to observe the glory of largest Lake of Nepal that sparkles brightly in between a verdant woods below the color of white bright mountains. Rara Lake Trek can be a very best trek for several of the nature lovers and privacy travellers.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing day tour
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft)
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft)
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3,055m/10,023ft)
Day 06: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2,980m/9,777ft)
Day 07: Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2,490m/8,169ft)
Day 08: Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10,006ft)
Day 09: Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3,010m/9,875ft)
Day 10: Explore Rara Lake Area
Day 11: Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2,440m/8,006ft)
Day 12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2,850m/9,351ft)
Day 13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft)
Day 14: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 15: Departure day
- Welcome and farewell dinners & Airport pick up and drop.
- Accommodation standard hotel in Kathmandu and neat and clean twin one bed during trekking.
- Meals during the trek (Three time meal- lunch, dinner)
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- All experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.
- Sleeping bag and down jacket (to be returned after the trip).
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All local Government and local taxes
- All transportation cost, fees and tax for arriving or leaving Nepal
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival and late departure.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
- Nepal Entry Visa
- Airport/Hotel porterage
- Trekking porterage
- Optional tours and activities
- All items not specified in “COST INCLUDES”
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Alpine Glacier Treks welcomes you to Nepal. At the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, our company representative, waiting your arrival outside the luggage hall, will meet and greet. The same person will escort you to the hotel in Kathmandu, in a private car. In the afternoon, we will meet at our office, where you will be introduced to your trekking guide, other team members and briefed regarding the trek. After the meeting, we will take you to one of the best typical Nepali restaurants for welcome dinner, hosted by the company. While having dinner, along with the typical Nepali cuisine, you will also be entertained with ethnic music and cultural dance. In case of a delayed flight, the dinner and the meeting will be postponed for the next day. Overnight in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. (Dinner)
Kathmandu Sightseeing day tour
Kathmandu Sightseeing day tour Breakfast at the hotel and we will take you for a day tour of Kathmandu city. It is basically a tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Kathmandu. The temple of Pashupatinath, Stupa of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are to name a few. These are culturally and historically sites in Kathmandu. You will get a chance to witness ancient art, architecture and the beliefs, religious practices, culture, tradition and lifestyle of people in the capital city of Nepal. After the tour, we will conduct a final meeting at our office, before the trek to finalize the clothing and trekking gears (if required). After the meeting is over, you will be taken back to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast)
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft)
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft) 1 hour After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport, to board a flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is one of the biggest cities located in the Terai plains of Nepal. After about an hour of scenic flight, the plane lands on the Ranjha Airport in Nepalgunj. You can enjoy the view of a very beautiful landscape, the contrast between hilly region and Terai plains, while flying from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. From the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Nepalgunj (in a private vehicle). The remaining day will be spent exploring the mini zoo, the Muslim market, and the nearby Tharu villages. Overnight in a tourist standard hotel in Nepalgunj. (Breakfast)
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft)
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) 20mins After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Ranjha Airport in Nepalgunj to board an aircraft to Jumla. Now, leaving the Terai plains we will again fly towards the hilly region of Nepal. After about 20mins of scenic and thrilling flight, the aircraft lands on the Jumla Airport. The aerial view of the terrain is simply mesmerizing. From the airport, we will be guided to the lodge in Jumla. We will rest for some time, have lunch and then set out to explore the settlement of Jumla. While exploring the area, we will get a chance to witness the settlement, remote lifestyle, housing style, culture, tradition, and the local language of the people in Jumla. Overnight in a very basic lodge in Jumla. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3,055m/10,023ft)
Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3,055m/10,023ft) From this day, the entire trail is on foot. Therefore, after breakfast at Jumla, without wasting much time, we will head towards today’s destination, Chere Chaur. Initially, a fairly easy but a steady climb will take us through the villages, Campus, Karnali Technical Institute and Khalanga Bazaar to the Jugad Valley. The trekking continues through the small settlement of people exhibiting traditional houses and temples to Sisnamul. From Sisnamul, the trail passes through the forest and meadows as we continue to Chere Chaur. Chere Chaur, a high altitude meadow greets us with a very beautiful view of the Jumla Valley. The remaining time will be spent exploring the area. Overnight in a very basic tea house in Chere Chaur. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2,980m/9,777ft)
Trek from Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2,980m/9,777ft) Today our trekking continues till Chalachaur. From Chere Chaur you have two trail options: one leads to Jaljala pass, and the other leads to Daphe Lagna Pass. However, following the trail leading west of Chere Chaur, we will first climb all the way up to the Jaljala pass on a steep trail. The Jaljala pass greets us with distant views of beautiful high altitude mountains. Leaving both the pass and the view behind, we will now continue on a moderately easy trail towards the gigantic meadow at Jaljala Chaur. Continuing further, a steep trail, along the Syaule River will finally take us to Chalachaur. The remaining day will be spent enjoying and capturing the beauty of the area. Overnight in a basic teahouse in Chalachaur. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2,490m/8,169ft)
Trek from Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2,490m/8,169ft) After breakfast, our journey starting Chalachaur ends at the Sinja Valley situated at the bank of the Hima River. The trail to Sinja Valley passes through a number of small settlements. The trail is accompanied by Jaljala River. Soon, we will reach a settlement of Brahmin and Chhetri at Sinja Valley. The Sinja Valley, the capital of the Malla Dynasty from 12th -14th century offers a number of remains of ancient palaces, temple and the settlement to the trekkers to explore. The beautiful paddy fields, add more beauty to this settlement. After exploring the area, we get back to the tea house for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10,006ft)
Trek from Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10,006ft) After breakfast, starting Sinja, our walk continues till Ghorosingha. The trail, following the Hima River, heads east till Laha. On the way it also passes the settlement of Gani. From Laha, the trail heads west. Continuing alongside the Ghatte River on a steep trail, we reach Ghorosingha. A big camp site with an army post marks the arrival of Ghorosingha. The remaining time can be spent exploring the beautiful setting of Ghorosingha. Overnight at a very basic teahouse in Ghorosingha.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3,010m/9,875ft)
Trek from Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3,010m/9,875ft) Today we reach the destination of this trekking. After breakfast, we climb the steep trail alongside Chuchamare Danda. As we reach the top of the hill, we will be greeted with a very beautiful view of the Himalayas, Rara Lake and the vegetation of the Rara National Park. Leaving the hill, we now enter the meadows on the ridge. Now through the forest of rhododendron, pine and spruce, we will continue towards Majhghat. As we cross Majhghat, following the Khatyar River, through the Chhapri village, which is also a headquarter of the Rara National Park, we hike up to the Rara Lake. We will enjoy the serene setting of the Rara Lake and spend the night in a teahouse near the Rara Lake. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Explore Rara Lake Area
Explore Rara Lake Area Today we spend our day exploring the Rara Lake and the surrounding area. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. It is surrounded by dense forest that houses a number of plants and animals. Lucky ones get to spot otters, langur, Himalayan Thar, musk dear and many other animals. The exploration of the area starts with a boating trip around the Rara Lake, where along with the beautiful setting of the lake, one can also enjoy a variety of fishes. After the boating trip, we will visit the village of Murma, hike up to the Murma Top and enjoy the view of the lake and the western mountains. After enjoying the day, we will now get back to the tea house for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2,440m/8,006ft)
Trek from Rara Lake to Pina (2,440m/8,006ft) Today, leaving the beautiful Rara Lake area, we trek to Pina. The trail is straight and easy until Gamgadhi. Gamgadhi is the headquarter of the Mugu District. From Gamghadi, the trail descends through the forest of Pine, Oak, Juniper, and Rhododendron to Jhyari Khola. From Jhyari Khola, a short uphill walk leads us to a level path that passes through the pine forest to Pina. Overnight in a tea house in Pina. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Pina to Bumra (2,850m/9,351ft)
Trek from Pina to Bumra (2,850m/9,351ft) After breakfast, we leave Pina for Bumra. We will continue through the forest of spruce up the Ghuruchi Lagna Pass. This pass is a famous viewpoint of the Karnali River and the peaks situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet. After enjoying the view from the pass, we will walk all the way down to Bulbule. From Bulbule the southward walk continues through the fields and small settlement around Chautha, before reaching Bumra. Overnight in a basic teahouse in Bumra. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft)
Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) After breakfast at the hotel, starting Bumra, we will walk all the way down to Jumla. From Bumra, we first ascend to the suspension bridge across the Hima River. We will cross the bridge and head towards another bridge, cross this as well and then through the forest of birch, walnuts, fir and bamboo, we continue down till Himdhuski. From Himdhuski, walking past Tharmari and Khali Gaon, we climb up to the Danphe Lagna Pass. We will spend some time enjoying the surrounding views from the pass and then descend to Chere Chaur. From Chere Chaur following the trail along the Jugad River, we walk down to Jumla. Overnight in a teahouse in Jumla. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) After breakfast at Jumla, enjoying the beautiful landscape once again, we will fly to Nepalgunj, early in the morning. From Nepalgunj, we will again fly to Kathmandu. From the airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel, in a private vehicle. The remaining day is yours. You can either spend the resting at the hotel or strolling around the markets in Kathmandu. Overnight in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast)
Departure day Today is the last day of the trip. If your flight is scheduled early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport in a private vehicle. However, if your flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping during the day and collect some souvenirs for your friends and family. Moreover, if you are looking to extend your holiday, Alpine Glacier Treks will suggest and make some good arrangements of adventure activities and trips to that suit your budget and requirements.
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