Rara Lake Trekking

Why Rara Lake Trekking?

 “Experience beautiful country of Jumla and Mugu districts around Far North West Nepal On quiet and peaceful trail to Nepal’s largest and magnificent Lake Rara with glorious views.Adventure of a lifetime experience within  Nepal Far West Himalaya on least visited region,Explore time forgotten farm villages within early kingdom of Nepal of Malla regime.Walk on old classic trail visiting lovely Thakuri-Malla farm villages with neat tended terraces.Within undisturbed and pristine surrounding facing incredible views of valleys and mountains,Crossing high hills facing incredible panorama of marvelous landscapes with Rara Lake.Fabulous walks to scenic Rara Lake surrounded within pristine green coniferous forest.In the country of old Malla Thakuri of Hindu religion with history of first Nepalese origin”

Trip Outlook:

Trek Mode:                             Hotels, local lodge and camping on treks.
Trek Grade:                             Moderate to Adventurous.
Highest Altitude gain:             At
above Daphe-Lagna above 3,691 m high.
Activities:                                Sightseeing tour, exciting flights and scenic walks.
Area of Trekking:                    Nepal Far North West Himalaya around Jumla and Mugu district.
People and Culture:                Populated by Malla Thakuri and Roka Chettries with Brahmin of
                                                strong Hindu religion includes Magar tribes with traditional farm
Start & End of treks:               From Jumla to Jumla with flights from Kathmandu /
Trekking duration:                  10 Nights and 11 Days with flights and Jumla to Jumla.
Total Trip:                               15 Nights and 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons:                                  April to May and September to November months.


Rara Lake Trekking, a wonderful place to be if your are dreaming for a most scenic spot in Himalaya or in this world, where this fascinating walk leads you to pristine country full of beautiful scenery, with mind-blowing views of snow mountains to rolling green hills to valley in the harmony of local ancient culture.

Rara Lake Trekking, certainly delights you as soon you set foot around Nepal Far Western region at Jumla after taking a flight from Kathmandu with transit at Nepalgunj city, at Jumla within alpine cooler climate where walks starts to our fantastic destination at Rara Lake.

As journey progress walking into interesting villages with well tended farms fields and terraces, where this remote end of Nepal was once a flourishing kingdom around Malla regime that ruled parts of Nepal including Kathmandu since 6th to 17th Century, till Shah Monarchy took over.

Walking into gorge and valley passing several old villages of Sinja with historical background then entering into cool shade of alpine woodland to reach at beautiful Rara Lake surrounded by great beautiful scenery with forest of pines-spruce and oaks tree lines.

Rara Lake falls within Rara National Park one of smallest park of Nepal within Himalaya region area of 106 sq.kms which is within another district called Mugu within Karnali Zone of Nepal Far West with Nepal largest lake of about 10.8 sq. kms wide ranging from 1,800 m to above 4,000 m, where Rara Lake is at 2,990 m high.

Blessed with magnificent scenery with lake-mountains surrounded by enchanting forest of deciduous trees like chestnut, walnuts, Himalayan popular, spruce and oaks includes cypress and varieties of species.

Rara national park where wild animals and bird life are found, like Himalayan black bear, leopard, Goral, Himalayan Thar and wild boar.  Snow trout is the only fish species recorded in the lake. Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted in this area.

Birds-life includes crested grebe, black-necked grebe, and red-crested pochard are seen during winter, other birds are snow-cock, chukor partridge, Impeyan pheasant, Kalij pheasant and blood pheasant.

After a lovely and fascinating time around Rara Lake heading back to Jumla taking a scenic alternative route through high ridges and hills covered within beautiful woodland to reach back into farm village and then at Jumla for panoramic flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, with amazing experience and memories on Rara Lake Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:            Reach Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

Day 02:            In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparations for the trek.

Day 03:            Fly to Nepalgunj city around Far Western Nepal - 50 mins on air.

Day 04:            Fly to Jumla 2,475 m start walk to Chauriya Chaur 3,045 m - 04 hrs.

Day 05:            Trek on route Bota crossing Jaljala pass at 3,585 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06:            Trek to Botan 2, 680m via SinjaKhola2,440 m -06 hrs.

Day 07:            Trek to Ghoraisinga 3,045m close to Rara Lake - 06 hrs.

Day 08:            Trek to Rara Lake 2,980 m - 05 hrs.

Day 09:            Rest day at Rara Lake to explore around its beautiful country.

Day 10:            Trek to Pina 2,440m via Jhyari 2,635 m- 05 hrs.

Day 11:            Trek to Chauta 2,807 m via Ghurchi-Lagna pass 3,480 m.

Day 12:            Trek to Khaligaon 3,685 via Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs.

Day 13:            Trek back to Jumla via Daphe-Lagna 3,691 m - 06 hrs.

Day 14:            Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 15:            Free day at leisure with options for extra sightseeing tour.
Day 16:            Depart for International flights homeward bound.

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Trip Detail and Dossier:


Day 01: Reach Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our representative and guide, then transfer for short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city and to your hotels.


After checking into your pleasant rooms then join in for group briefing regarding Rara Lake Trekking with other useful information to make your stay in Nepal with us more enjoyable and worth-while.


Evening includes group dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs as entertainment.


Day 02:  In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparations for treks.

Morning after breakfast in the hotel, our tour guide will take you in the heart of Kathmandu city, for exciting historical and heritage tour of old Durbar (royal palace and courtyard) square of great importance.


Tour includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings.


As tour continues towards famed landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa, facing all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, as tour continues towards famed landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa, facing all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.


Afternoon tour of famous Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and visit Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the largest dome shaped monument in Asia of Buddhist religion and culture, after an exciting tour back to hotel preparation for Rara Lake Trekking.


Morning preparation and getting ready for sweeping scenic flight towards Nepal Far West at Nepalgunj, located on low areas known as Terai belt, the flat land of Nepal with sub-tropical temperature.

As per the time for air journey transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for 50 minutes flight

Nepalgunj city, which is close to border of UP, a state India, during flight excellent views of Mountains, at Nepalgunj in a nice hotel for overnight halt.    

Day 04: Fly to Jumla 2,475 m start walk to Chauriya Chaur 3,045 m - 04 hrs.

After early breakfast then connect with flight to Jumla for Rara Lake Treks, on reaching Jumla meet our trekking / camping staff, and then starts walk past lovely farm villages with time to enjoy around Jumla, headquarter town of the district Jumla.

As walk proceed heading higher trail offering grand views of nearby snow clad peaks and rolling green hills landscapes till a small place at Chauriya Chaur is reached for overnight stop.

Day 05: Trek on route Bota crossing Jaljala pass at 3,585 m - 06 hrs.

After a wonderful first overnight, start the morning with uphill climb into rhododendron, birch and pine forest to reach a ridge top, this is a small pass called Jaljala Bhanjyang with views of Kanjiroba Himal.

Continue walk into wilderness starting with downhill for few hours to a summer pasture for overnight camp on a nice grassy field in the middle of nowhere.

Day 06: Trek to Botan 2, 680m via Sinja-Khola 2,440 m -06 hrs.

Morning on downhill walk to old kingdom of Sinja following Jaljala Khola (stream) then into dense pine forest leading to terraced farm village at Sinja (this was a former old kingdom during medieval Malla period), observe this ancient rundown temples and monuments, old sculptured stones, covered in thick moss and weeds.

From here walk upstream to a small village of Ganj, and then continue to reach an interesting gorge and then reaching at Botan village for overnight halt.

Day 07: Trek to Ghorasinga 3,050m near Rara Lake - 06 hrs.

A lovely walk to Ghorsain to reach near the entrance of Rara National Park, after leaving Sinja Khola following Ghatte Khola (stream) further north, and then with short climb to scenic valley within farm areas, here witness interesting primitive water grinding mill.

Walk continue to Ghorasain a small village for overnight stop, located on outer rim of Rara National Park, afternoon free to explore around or just relax and catch up with your dairy.

Walk reaching our major destination at Rara Lake, morning walk begins with climb to Chuchemara Danda at 4, 260 meters high, offering grand views of mountains and then downhill into forest of bamboo and birch trees, crossing Khatyar Khola to reach our destination at Rara Lake for overnight stops.

A perfect spot for rest and free day to explore this marvelous surrounding area where western trekkers seldom visits, a climb to a wooden tower for best views of Rara Lake with beautiful rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks.

Day 10: Trek to Pina 2,440m via Jhyari 2,635 m- 05 hrs.

After enjoyable and pleasant time at Rara Lake, return journey to Jumla taking a high route, where morning starts with a climb to a ridge called Jhyari a small farm village.

Following Jhyari Bira Khola downstream then cross Dhauligar Khola valley leading to our overnight stop at Pina, a nice small farm village with few moderate size houses serving as lodge, tea shops.

Morning leading to a climb up into pristine woodland with fabulous views of mountains to reach at Ghurchi- Lagna pass, highest spot of this adventure the top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags. After a lovely time with views descend to a grassy meadow with walnut groves then walk into a narrow valley to Chauta village for overnight stop with few simple lodges to stay if not in tents.

Day 12: Trek to Khaligaon 3,685 via Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant time at Chauta village, morning walk follows Sinja khola to Bumra village

leading past overhanging rock at Kamra, a source of important herbal medicinal mineral called

Silaji.  From here long downhill walk to Sinja Khola, walking past Nyawre village, with some

refreshing stop, and then climb to Khaligaon after walking past Tharamara ridge top for

overnight camp.


Last day walk of the wonderful adventure where route takes you back at Jumla, morning starts with a descend towards green valley lined with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, on leaving the forest area back into fertile farm country with well tended fields.

From here walk past few small villages of Padmara and then following the same river for some time to reach at Jumla town for last overnight.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to respective hotels.

Morning taking an early flight to reach back at Kathmandu from Jumla with short transit at

Nepalgunj city, where you can enjoy refreshing breaks before flight to Kathmandu.


As per the flight time for Kathmandu on large plane facing panorama of snow-capped peaks all

the way to Kathmandu, and then transfer to your respective hotels.


Day 15:Free day at leisure with options for extra sightseeing tour.

Reserved as free and or contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Jumla which happens sometimes due to Himalayan bad and unfavorable, unpredictable weather.

To be safe and secure having an extra day in Kathmandu, if all goes well as per our itinerary days, enjoy this free day for individual activities or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour around places of great interest visiting Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur.


Day 16: Depart for International flights homeward bound.

Final and last day in Nepal, country of high Himalaya and varied culture, after a memorable experience and great scenic adventure on Rara Lake Trekking, and with your time for international flight our staff transfer you to the airport for  homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective destinations.

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