About Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek is rewarding trail as the site introduces trekkers with the beauty of remote area of this Himalayan nation. The beauty of the lake is awe-inspiring and due to this it (lake) is regarded as Queen of Lakes by Nepalese. A simple quotation by the founder of GORP Bill Greer illustrates the beauty of Rara Lake Trekking: "A shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks".

After experiencing Rara Lake Trekking Trekkers say that Rara Lake is a giant mirror reflecting silver like shinning clouds and blue sky. It is such a lake that immerses you in its lap leaving its deep impression in you forever. The narrow trail, mules carrying goods to locals, winding rivers, greenery and the mountains above your head describes the beauty of Rara Lake Trekking. The spectacular landscapes of Rara are not simply defined verbally.

Among several lakes in the country this lake is located in highest altitude. The lake is situated at an altitude of 2,990m. Rara Lake is protected by Rara National Park. The park inhabits endangered species like musk deer. It also shelters Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan goral and other animals.

The trek to Rara Lake is not only limited within the boundary of lakes and animals but it also gives an opportunity to get acquainted with local people. The authentic culture and tradition of the area is fascinating for the trekkers. The smiles in the face of local people are the greatest mode of welcome for tourists. Mixed groups of people inhabit here especially, Brahmin and Kshetriya.

The trekking begins from Kathmandu sightseeing. It further takes you to Nepalgunj by flight and to Jumla. It is a moderate trek with rewarding views of snow-capped peaks.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla
  • Day 5Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur
  • Day 6Chere Chaur to Chalachaur
  • Day 7Chalachaur to Sinja Valley
  • Day 8Sinja to Ghorosingha
  • Day 9Ghorosingha to Rara Lake
  • Day 10Explore Rara Lake
  • Day 11Rara Lake to Pina
  • Day 12Pina to Bumra
  • Day 13Bumra to Jumla
  • Day 14Fly to Nepalgunj/ fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 15Departure to your country

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Nepalgunj.
  • Kathmandu-Nepalgung-Kathmandu flight fair.
  • Nepalgunj-Jumla flight fair.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Regulus Nepal Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • All necessary paper work and permits.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs ).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu  because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Travel and rescue Insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.