Rara Lake 13 Days Trek 12 Days

Trip Code : HH/ET-03
Duration : 12  Days



Rara Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal's far western Karnali Province's Mugu district. As the deepest lake in Nepal, it is situated at a height of 2,990 meters (9,810 feet) above sea level and has a maximum depth of roughly 167 meters. Also, in terms of volume, it is Nepal's largest lake (548 feet). The lake has an area of 10.8 square kilometers (4.2 square miles), is 5.1 kilometers (3.2 miles) long, and 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) wide. The stunning Himalayan mountains, some of whose summits reach 4,000 meters (13,120 feet) above sea level, encircle the lake. Alpine woods, lush slopes, and lovely meadows surround the lake, attracting a variety of flora and fauna, including uncommon species of birds and animals.

Several little streams and rivers feed Rara Lake, and the Nijar River, which is the lake's primary outflow, eventually merges with the Karnali River. The lake is a significant source of freshwater for the nearby inhabitants, who depend on farming and animal raising for their subsistence. Rara Lake is still a relatively undiscovered and pristine destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers because of its isolated position and challenging access. Red pandas, musk deer, and black bears are just a few of the many endangered species that call this area home. It was designated as a Rare National Park. The park offers a number of lovely hiking routes, including the Rara Lake Trek, which leads travelers through some of Nepal's most breathtaking scenery.



Forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron form a large portion of the landscape in the area surrounding Rara Lake, which is characterized by alpine and sub-alpine vegetation. Together with the variety of wildflowers, visitors can find Himalayan blue poppies, primroses, and iris.


Many rare and endangered kinds of wildlife can be found in the Rara National Park. These are some illustrations of the local fauna:
Red Panda: This little, arboreal creature is one of the park's top drawcards and is considered endangered.
Musk Deer: These timid creatures are killed for their musk, which is utilized in conventional medicine. Another endangered species is the musk deer.
Snow Leopard: These secretive big cats are considered fragile and are located in the park's high-altitude sections.
Black Bear: Known for their unique black fur, these bears can be seen all across the park.


  • Experience the true culture and way of life in Jumla district.
  • Enjoy Rara Lake's serenity and beauty in their natural state.
  • Travel through gorgeous birch, pine, and rhododendron forests.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and distant views of Mount Shripal and Dolpo.
  • Check out the rich biodiversity at Rara National Park.
  • Visit the Sinja Valley, a place with significance in Nepal's past.
  • Experience a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice versa.
  • Visit the Kathmandu Valley's cultural sites.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m) and transfer to hotel

​When you land in Kathmandu, a driver will pick you up and take you to your accommodation. The rest of the day can be used to explore the city and get ready for the hike.

Day 2: Fly to Nepalgunj (150 m) and overnight stay

You will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in the western Terai area of the country. At Nepalgunj, you'll stay the night in a hotel.
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Day 3: Fly to Jumla (2,370 m) and trek to Chere Chaur (3-4 hours, 2,750 m)

You will fly on another flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, a small town in the Karnali region of Nepal. Starting from Jumla, you will hike through fields and forests to Chere Chaur, where you will spend the night.
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Day 4: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (7-8 hours, 3,410 m)

You will continue trekking through beautiful pine forests and cross several rivers and streams to reach the village of Chalachaur, where you will spend the night.

Day 5: Trek to Sinja Valley (5-6 hours, 2,440 m)

Trekking in the stunning Sinja Valley will allow you to experience the area's distinctive culture as you travel through several old temples and traditional towns. You will camp out overnight next to the river.

Day 6: Trek to Ghorosingha (5-6 hours, 3,180 m)

To get to Ghorosingha, a little settlement at the foot of the Himalayas, you must hike through stunning forests, cross a number of streams, and traverse suspension bridges. A campsite is where you'll spend the night.

Day 7: Trek to Rara Lake (6-7 hours, 2,990 m)

The highlight of the walk is the gorgeous Rara Lake, which you will reach after ascending through lovely hills and forests. You will camp out overnight close to the lake.

Day 8: Rest day at Rara Lake, explore the area.

The lovely Rara Lake and its surrounds will be the focus of your day's exploration. You may go for a climb in the adjacent hills, take a boat trip on the lake, or just unwind and take i

Day 9: Trek to Pina (5-6 hours, 2,440 m)

To get to the village of Pina, where you'll spend the night, you must hike through lovely slopes and woodlands that are all on the descent.

Day 10: Trek to Bumra (2,850 m)

To get to Bumra, a little village situated at the base of the Himalayas, you must hike through lovely forests and cross a number of rivers and streams. You'll stay the night at a campground.

Day 11: Trek to Jumla (2540 m)

We return to Jumla, where we started the walk, on the last day. You must travel through beautiful meadows and woodlands in order to reach Jumla, where you will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 12: Fly back to Nepalgunj and onward to Kathmandu.

From Jumla, you'll fly to Nepalgunj, and then from Nepalgunj, you'll fly to Kathmandu. The remainder of the day can be used to explore the city or go souvenir shopping.
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Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu.

You will be driven to the airport in preparation for your trip out.
NOTE: Itinerary changes are possible based on your needs.

What's included

  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day of the tour
  • The trek's tea house or camping accommodations
  • Knowledgeable porters and guides for treks
  • All required trekking licenses (TIMS card, Rara National Park permit, etc.)
  • Transfers to and from the trailhead are included with all ground transportation.
  • An emergency oxygen cylinder and first aid equipment
  • Rescue arrangement, if necessary
  • Insurance for trekkers' guides

What's not included

  • Flights from abroad to Nepal as well as internal flights within Nepal
  • Visa costs and travel insurance
  • Outside of the trekking region, lodging, meals, and transportation in Kathmandu or nearby cities
  • Personal trekking gear, such as boots, clothing, sleeping bags, and personal medications
  • Bottled water, alcoholic beverages, and other personal costs
  • Gratuities for tour guides, porters, and other employees
  • Any extracurricular activities or outings not included in the trekking itinerary
  • Any expenses brought on by unanticipated events like airline delays, cancellations, or emergency evacuation.

Good to Know


Visitors must get permits from the Nepal Tourism Board or the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu to access the Rara National Park and trek to Rara Lake. Moreover, visitors must purchase a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which costs USD 10 per person per week. Permits cost about USD 30 per person. 


Visitors planning to trek to Rara Lake should ensure that they are properly equipped with appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, and a good quality trekking pole. Visitors should also consider carrying a first-aid kit, a map, a compass, and a headlamp or flashlight.


It is possible to hike to Rara Lake without a guide, however it is strongly advised that you work with a local who is knowledgeable with the area's geography and culture. Depending on the length of the trek and the services offered, guides and porters can be hired in Kathmandu or Jumla.


The seasons from September to November and from March to May are ideal for hiking to Rara Lake since they are typically dry and clear. The region sees significant snowfall from December to February, and the monsoon season (June to August) brings significant rains that make navigating the hiking routes challenging.


Rara Lake is located at a high altitude, so anyone hiking there should be mindful of the possibility of getting altitude sickness. Visitors should properly acclimatize by spending a few days at lower altitudes, consuming lots of water, abstaining from alcohol, and quitting smoking in order to prevent altitude sickness. Visitors should promptly descend to lower elevations if they have severe altitude sickness symptoms.