Rara National Park Trek




14 days

Trip Overview

Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Paradise

The Rara National Park Trek is an unforgettable adventure that takes you to the heart of Nepal’s natural wonders. Nestled in the remote northwest, this trek offers stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife encounters, and the breathtaking beauty of Rara Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Nepal.

Trek Through Diverse Landscapes

The journey begins in the bustling capital city of Kathmandu before whisking you away to the tranquility of Jumla. Your trek winds through charming villages like Gorusingha, Sija, and Jaljala, culminating at the serene Rara Lake.

Explore Rara National Park’s Rich Biodiversity

Rara National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Hike through verdant forests of blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendrons. Keep your eyes peeled for fascinating wildlife like Himalayan black bears, musk deer, leopards, and red pandas. The park also boasts over 200 species of colorful birds and butterflies.

Unwind by the Enchanting Rara Lake

Rara Lake’s crystal-clear waters, often described as among the world’s bluest, transform throughout the day, showcasing a mesmerizing play of colors. The surrounding scenery is equally captivating, with snow-capped Himalayan peaks framing the lake in winter.

Escape the Crowds and Embrace Tranquility

Unlike other well-trodden trails, the Rara National Park Trek offers a peaceful escape. Immerse yourself in the unique local culture and witness breathtaking panoramas unlike any other in Nepal.

Experience the Magic for Yourself

Embark on the Rara National Park Trek and discover a hidden gem in the heart of Nepal. This unforgettable adventure awaits!

Trip Itinerary

Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and extend a warm greeting. Your selected hotel will be driven to for you. When you go to the hotel, you can relax. You will participate in a brief orientation program at our office after getting refreshed. You will receive a trip briefing from our guide. The remaining time can be used to explore the neighborhood, sample genuine Nepalese food, and learn about the local way of life.

We will analyze the gear you need for the treks and, if we have any, recommend that you buy, rent, or receive it from us. The Kathmandu Valley may be explored in a single day. If you'd like, we may arrange for a tour guide to assist you as you tour Kathmandu (it costs extra).

On this day, you'll take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a popular transportation and industrial hub in far western Nepal, located in the Banke district. You'll have enough time today to tour Nepal's multiethnic city. You'll get a firsthand look at the Terai people's distinct culture and way of life, which differ greatly from those of the capital city. You can go to Grasscutters' Lane or enjoy some street food. You can also explore Royal Bardia National Park, which is about an hour's drive from Nepalgunj's main market. Elephant safaris and wildlife encounters are available here. Spend the night in Nepalgunj.

After breakfast on this day, you'll board a flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla. After a 20-minute flight, you'll arrive in Jumla at an elevation of 2,540 meters. Today, you'll notice a dramatic difference in the environment as you fly from the Terai plains to the steep terrain of Jumla. Jumla is a rural and underdeveloped Karnali region in Nepal. It is the administrative hub for the Jumla districts. You'll spend the entire day touring this undiscovered area to acclimate. Staying at Jumla for the night.

This is the day that your Rara Lake Trek officially begins.. After breakfast, you will begin your hike from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3,055 meters). Since today is the first day of the hike, you should ascend carefully and drink lots of water. On your route to Chere Chaur, you'll pass through Khalanga Bazaar, a small bazaar. You'll arrive in Chere Chaur for the night after going through several tiny settlements and a temple.

On this day, you'll take the western routes and slowly ascend through spectacular rhododendron, birch, and pine forests to Jaljala Pass (3,580 meters). Jaljala Pass provides a breathtaking view of Kanjiroba Himal. You'll cross this pass and continue your journey over a beautiful trail. After a few hours, you'll arrive at Jaljala Chaur, a summer grazing pasture. After 5-6 hours of walking, you'll reach the main Rara Circuit path and overnight at Chala Chaur (2,980 meters).

On this day, you'll go to Sinja Valley, a rural village on the Hima River's bank. The path passes through various small towns. Your journey will be accompanied by the Jaljala River.. After 4-5 hours of walking, you'll arrive at Sinja Valley (2,490 meters) for the night. From the 12th to the 14th centuries, this lovely valley served as the capital of the Malla Dynasty. As a result, trekkers will find a multitude of old temples and sites to explore in the Sinja Valley.

You'll depart Sinja for Ghorosingha after an early morning breakfast. You'll reach Laha by following the upstream trail. The journey continues from Laha to the little settlement of Gani. After a difficult descent, you'll arrive at Ghorosingha (3,050 meters) for the night.

After breakfast, you'll head out for Rara Lake (3,010 meters) by a steep ascent along the side of Chucharmare Danda. You'll enjoy spectacular Himalayan views from the top of the hill, with gorgeous deep blue peaceful Rara Lake surrounded by green hills. After admiring the scenery, you'll enter a forested route and continue your trek till you reach Majhghat. After crossing Majhghat, follow the Khatyar River to Chhapri hamlet, which also serves as the Rara National Park's headquarters. After 6-7 hours of walking, you'll arrive at your desired destination, Rara Lake. You can get a close-up view of a serene lake and the beautiful foliage of Rara National Park upon your arrival.

On this day, you'll spend the entire day exploring Rara Lake and its surroundings. After breakfast, you'll set out to explore one of Nepal's largest lakes. It is bordered by dense green forests that support a rich flora and fauna, including some indigenous bird, fish, and animal species. Murma Top offers a breathtaking view of the lake from above if you want to go on a long day trip. It will take approximately 6-7 hours to travel there and back. If you choose to stay on the lake's shore, you can take in the breathtaking view of the lake and the Himalayas. The changing light of the lake's hues, which will certainly offer you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Aside from that, on a clear day, you can enjoy short boating trips, while swimming is not permitted to avoid polluting the crystal-clear water. After admiring and photographing the breathtaking views, you'll make your way to the teahouse for an overnight stay.

On this day, you will travel towards Pina, leaving behind the lovely and pure Rara Lake. The hike today will take about 4-5 hours and will be pretty pleasant until you reach Gamgadhi, the Mugu District headquarters. You'll continue on the magnificent forest track to Jhyari Khola. And after a few short uphill walks through the pine forest, you'll arrive in Pina (2,440 meters). Stay the night in the Pina village teahouse.

On this day, you will leave Pina for Bumra after breakfast.The trail goes downhill and leads via the 3,480-meter-high Ghurchi Langna Pass. This is the trek's highest point. Colorful prayer flags can be seen, and the lovely Karnali River can be seen from the top of the pass. After taking in the scenery, you'll make your way down to Bulbule. You'll go south from Bulbule, passing via the little settlement of Chautha. After 5-6 hours of walking, you'll arrive in a lovely village in Burma (2,850 meters) for the night. Nauri Ghat is another name for this village.

You'll begin your trek from Bumra village early in the morning on this day. On the final day of your Rara Lake Trekking, you'll cross two suspension bridges across the Hima River. You can calm your body by taking a bath in Hot Spring. You'll cross Danphe Lagna Pass at 3,691 meters after relaxing in a hot spring. You'll continue your journey till you reach Chere Chaur. You'll walk on the same path you took a few days ago from this village. Finally, after 5-6 hours of walking, you'll arrive at Jumla (2,540 meters) for the night.

You'll fly to Kathmandu and then be transferred to your hotel. Our team members will receive you at Kathmandu International Airport and transport you to your accommodation. We'll have a farewell meal in the evening.

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Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up/drop
  • All inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits, entrance fees, professional guide, porter, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Accommodation at lodges en route
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with cup of  tea/coffee
  • Flight tickets for the trek group, guide & few Nepali assistance.

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu

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