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Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake, they called it, swarga ko apsara, meaning beauty queen of heaven, because it’s the most beautiful place. It converts its color according to sunlight. Rara Lake is largest in Nepal with area of 10.8sq at the altitude of 2990m from the sea level.

How to reach Rara Lake

There are many option to reach Rara Lake, we have only two option for you. First option is take a private car and reach close to Rara Lake. Other option is take Kathmandu-Nepalgunj flight and from Nepalgunj-Talcha Airport or do the same with your return, or Kathmandu-Surkhet, Surkhet-Talcha depending on the availability of the flight.

Vicinity attraction

Rara Lake is located west north in Nepal and there is a seasonal flight from Nepalgunj Airport to Talcha Airport. Rara Lake is protected by Rara National Park and is the habitat of animals like Wild Boar, Himalayan Thar, Leopard, and Himalayan Black bear, Ghoral are found in vicinity. Its forest is filled with blue pine, black juniper, Himalayan spruce, Oak, Himalayan Cypress.

Itinerary of option 1,

  1. Kathmandu to Surkhet, a day ride in car,
  2. Surkhet to Kalikot, Manma, a day ride in car, 249km,
  3. Kalikot to Rara,
  4. Sightseeing and resting in Rara Lake,
  5. Rara Lake to Kalikot,
  6. Kalikot to Surkhet,
  7. Surkhet to Kathmandu,

Itinerary of option 1, Trekking

Day 1, Take a first flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Jumla, as soon as we land in Jumla we will hike toward Chhere Chaur, we will stay here.

Day 2, ChhereChour to Chautha, we hike up and down, and through the village, it is around 7 hours walk and we will stay in Chautha. Chautha height is 2807m.

Day 3, Chautha to Jhyari,

Day 4, Jhyari to Rara Lake,

Walking through the jungles and wilderness, we will arrive in Rara Lake, queen of lakes. From the ridge we will see the beautiful mountain all around and the snowcapped Himalayas. Mountains and jungles and the lake in the middle is precious. We set up the camp in ideal place, or stay in hotel. Explore the lake in boating.

Day 5, Excursion around the Rara Lake, climb to Chuchemara hilltop which is 4090m in height. It is 2 hours going up and one hour coming down. This day is special for all. It is good to be there. Return to camp and rest.

Day 6, Rara to Talcha, Talcha to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu,

Itinerary of option 3,

Day 1, Kathmandu-Nepalgunj by flight.

Day 2, Nepalgunj-Talcha by flight, and walk three hours, reach Rara Lake.

Day 3, Excursion Sightseeing in Rara Lake.

Day 4, Walk three hours and reach Talcha Airport and fly to Nepalgunj.

Day 5, Nepalgunj-Kathmandu by flight.

Insurance

FYI, we don’t arrange travel insurance. Your package is exclusive of expenses that might occur during the trip, like immediate rescue, treatment cost, air ambulance, extra days and expenses due to bad situation.

Equipment & Medics

  1. Flash Light, Sun glass,
  2. Aspirin and ibuprofen and anti-diarrhea pills, cold medicines, water bottle.
  3. 1 skin-blister repair kit,
  4. Compass or GPS, power converter,
  5. Folding knife, Binoculars, Nail clipper,

Packing list

  1. Head Scarf, Cap to cover your head in cold,
  2. Full sleeve t-shirts and jacket, waterproof jacket is recommended.
  3. Hand gloves, inner wears, hiking trousers, quick dry towel,
  4. Hiking shoes and socks,
  5. Earphones, Tissue Paper, Deodorant,
  6. Zip locks, Sun cream, toothbrush and paste, Shop & Shampoo,

Documents

  1. Valid Passport and photocopies and some copies of your photos, airlines tickets.
  2. Your insurance documents.
  3. Some Nepali Cash and ATM cards.
  4. Map.

Rara Lake, they called it, swarga ko apsara, meaning beauty queen of heaven, because it’s the most beautiful place. It converts its color according to sunlight. Rara Lake is largest in Nepal with area of 10.8sq at the altitude of 2990m from the sea level.

Day 1
Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla (Option 1 Itinerary)

Take a first flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Jumla, as soon as we land in Jumla we will hike toward Chhere Chaur, we will stay here.

Day 2
Chhehere Chour to Chautha

ChhereChour to Chautha, we hike up and down, and through the village, it is around 7 hours walk and we will stay in Chautha. Chautha height is 2807m.

Day 3
Chautha to Jhyari,

Hike whole day,

Day 4
Jhyari to Rara Lake,

Walking through the jungles and wilderness, we will arrive in Rara Lake, queen of lakes. From the ridge we will see the beautiful mountain all around and the snowcapped Himalayas. Mountains and jungles and the lake in the middle is precious. We set up the camp in ideal place, or stay in hotel. Explore the lake in boating.

Day 5
Rara Excursion

Excursion around the Rara Lake, climb to Chuchemara hilltop which is 4090m in height. It is 2 hours going up and one hour coming down. This day is special for all. It is good to be there. Return to camp and rest.

Day 6
Rara to Talcha, Talcha to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu,

Pack up your belongings and head to Talcha Airport for Nepalgunj, and from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Includes and Excludes

  • • All the surface transportation including airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • • National park and trekking permits and other essential entry fees.
  • • An English-speaking license holder trekking guide.
  • • Required supporting porters to carry your foods, luggage and camping equipment.
  • • An expert trekking cook.
  • • All the trekking and camping equipment such as tents, kitchen utensils etc.
  • • Domestic flights tickets as per the itinerary.
  • • One night tourist category hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj city.
  • • Full board meals with hot tea and coffee during the trekking days.
  • • Tented camp twin sharing accommodation during the trek.
  • • A comprehensive medical kit box.

Excludes

  • • International airfare
  • • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • • Riding horse along the trek
  • • Restaurant food bills, if the client decide to go other restaurant during the trek
  • • Extra night hotel Nepalgunj due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu
  • • Tips to staffs
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Few Q & A

What equipments and Medics should I need to bring along?

1. Flash Light, 2. Sun Glasses, 3. Aspiring and Ibuprofen, Anti-Diarrhea, Cold medicines and water tablet. 4. 1 blister skin repair kit, 5. Compass or GPS or power converter, 6. Folding Knife, 7. Binocular, 8. Nail Clipper.

What should I pack?

1. Head Scarf, Cap to cover your head in cold, 2. Full sleeve t-shirts and jacket, waterproof jacket is recommended. 3. Hand gloves, inner wears, hiking trousers, quick dry towel, 4. Hiking shoes and socks, 5. Earphones, Tissue Paper, Deodorant, 6. Zip locks, Sun cream, toothbrush and paste, Shop & Shampoo,

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Price From USD 1,000 USD $ 900/person
900$ for Car
Total $ 900 USD

Trip Facts

  • Flight
  • 2+
  • 4090m
  • Hotel, Tea Houses,
  • 7D / 6N
  • Medium
  • Oct through May
  • Kathmandu/Kathmandu