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Rara Lake Trekking

DURATION15 Days ATTITUDE3710m. STARTS ATKathmandu ENDS ATKathmandu GRADEMedium GROUP SIZE2-14 pax ACCOMODATIONHotel and Tented camp MEALSBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner TRANSPORT Jeep / Flights

Trip Highlights

  • Visit largest lake of Nepal which size is approx 13 KM.
  • Watching different varieties of birds during the trail.
  • Outstanding landscapes and mountain views during the trek.
  • Exploring an isolated and mysterious beauties of remote Nepal.
  • Visit UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.

Trip Overview

Rara lake trekking is an excellent destination to trek in western part of Nepal. It is totally “off the beaten path” and offers glimpses of a culture and scenery quite unlike any of those in the rest of the country. Starting the trek from the mountain airfield of Jumla after flying from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, the track passes through a green geography, eventually culminating in the Rara National Park. Rara Lake Trekking is one of the finest trekking route in Nepal for adventure enthusiastic. Rara Lake is located at an altitude of  2,990 m (9,810 ft)  surrounded by snow covered Himalayan peaks, pine, west Himalayan spruce, Oak, Rhododendron and black Juniper forest.

The glorious Rara Lake and the view of snowcapped Himalayan peaks enhanced the attraction of trekkers. The whole part of biggest lake in Nepal can be seen from the Murma top along with most of the villages in Mugu. The natural beauty of the lake will makes us forget all the hardship of long trek we had and delight a heart with a view from the Murma top. If you reach Rara Lake someday then you should not miss the view from the Murma top. In comparison to other places Rara remains unexplored and unknown. Rara lake of Mugu is a precious charm of Karnali. Once be aware about the radiant of the lake, we get the feeling of coin badly one in the lifetime. The splendid Rara valley in prettiness seasonally the cold snowing surrounding in the winter turn into the colorful treasures of wild flower in the spring. The color of grace is glorious in the morning, shining in the day and sublime in the evening.

The major attraction of the Rara National Park is the largest lake of Nepal. It is measured approximately thirteen  kilometer. Rara lake lies in Mugu District, Karnali Zone and far western north part of Nepal. Walking along a mountainous trail that passes several picturesque villages, one finally reaches the magnificent banks of the Rara lake. The Rara National Park is also home to a Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges that are covered with forests and alpine pastures.

Rara national park is anticipated by the year of 1975. Rara lake trek is not so hard and not so easy. It is categorized in medium class. You may plan to do Rara lake trek this route March to October and September to November. Rara trek is known as a bird watching trek in Nepal. It is also famous trekking in Nepal for wilderness lover. In this region, villages are isolated so far. It will be life time memorable moment if you choose Rara jungle Safari.

If you do believe in the world there is heaven that may be one of them Rara lake trek. It is calm and awesome scenery with it’s mesmerizing mountain views back side of the lake. Rara Lake is called Rara Taal in Nepali. Rara National Park is includes the Trans Himalayan valley route known The Great Himalaya Trail of Nepal.

Check out our designated itinerary bellow for  Rara Lake Trek or kindly send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.


Day01 : Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (1350m.) After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transfered to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Rara Lake Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighbourhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast.
Day02 : Cultural heritage sites tour in Kathmandu The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.
Day03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m.) In the evening we take a scenic flight for Nepalgunj which is about 1 hour from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is one of the biggest town located in Nepal-India border in western Nepal and also gateway to Kailash via Simikot. Transfer to the hotel for night.
Day04 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2514m.) After breakfast in the morning, we leave hotel for flight to Jumla. Jumla is one of the least developed districts in Nepal and most of the parts of Jumla are still undiscovered by travelers. We stay night at Jumla for acclimatization. Stay night at camp on full board meals with hot drinks.
Day05 : Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3050m.) Today, after breakfast we begin our trek to Chere Chaur. Journey starts with ascend hike along the Jugad river. The trail passes through green forest, beautiful villages, ancient monasteries and markets with amazing landscapes views. Stay night at camp in Chere Chaur on full board meals with hot tea and coffee.  
Day06 : Trek from Chere Chaur to Chala Chaur (2980m.) Today is the second day of our trek, starts with hot breakfast and trail goes ascend until the Jaljala pass. Jaljala pass is not a hard such like other passes because it measures only 3,580m from sea level. Moreover, after crossing the pass trek continue straight way to Jaljala Charu. After reaching Jaljala Chaur we take rest for some moments and then trail goes ascend up to Chala Chaur. Overnight at camp in Chala Chaur on full board meals with hot drinks.
Day07 : Trek from Chala Chaur to Sinja Valley (2485m) After breakfast, today’s trek starts with ascend hike to Sinja valley which passes through several settlements, dense forest along the Jaljala stream. .Sinja is an ancient capital city of Khasa kingdom which ruled this region from 12th to 14th century. Overnight at tented camp on full board meals.
Day08 : Trek from Sinja Valley to Gorusinga (3050m.) After hot breakfast, we stretch our trek with uphill trail along the Hima River by crossing Laha village, forest and beautiful valleys. On the way we have to cross suspension bridge. Stay night on tented camp at Gorusinga with full board meals.
Day09 : Trek from Gorusinga to Rara Lake (3010m.) Our trek begins with hot breakfast and goes through Chuchhema Danda. Chuccheman is one of the finest view point to get the admire views of Himalayan ranges and mesmerizing Rara lake. One the way we passes through Khatyar stream and few villages including Murma. Overnight at tented camp in Rara Lake on full board meals with hot tea and coffee.
Day10 : Rara lake exploration day Today is a day to explore around Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal located at an altitude of 2,290m and has a surface of 10.8 sq km. We do boating to admire the picturesque setting of the lake and observe verities of fish. Moreover, hike around the Rake Lake for stunning views of Himalayan peaks on the southern and northern side of the Lake. Overnight at tented camp in Rara Lake on full board meals.
Day11 : Trek from Rara lake to Pina (2435m.) After breakfast, our trek goes to Pina village. We begin our hike with easy and straight trail until Gamgadi. Gamgadi is the headquarters of Mugu district where government offices are located. Then after, we walk down to get Pina village. Stay night at Pina village in tented camp on full board meals.
Day12 : Trek from Pina to Bumra (2850m.) Today’s trek starts with descend hike by crossing Ghurchi Lagna pass (3485m.) with beautiful mountain views and villages to get Bumra. Bumra is one of the beautiful villages in this region. This village is also known as Nauri Ghat. Overnight at Bumra in tented camp on full board meals.
Day13 : Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2514m) After breakfast, we begin our final day hike along Hima River and cross suspension bridge. The trail goes to downhill then enjoy hot spring where you can take natural hot bath and get some relief your aching body. Then after we continue our hike by crossing Danphe Lagna pass (3690m.) and reach Jumla. Stay night at Jumla in tented camp with full board meals.
Day14 : Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj After adventurous long hikes, we take flight back to Nepalgunj early in the morning and then in the evening we take next flight for Kathmandu on same day. We transfer to hotel form the airport for freshen up. Finally we will have farewell dinner at typical local Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance show. Stay night at hotel inclusive breakfast.
Day15 : Departure to your home. After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Himalaya, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again some day…



  • All the surface transportation including airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • National park trekking permits and other essential entry fees.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive bed and breakfast.
  • 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 equipments 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.
  • Farewell dinner program in typical Nepali local restaurant.


  • 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
  • Kathmandu sightseeing {it will be extra because we should arrange according your staying in Nepal}
  • 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