TRIP HIGHLIGHT :
We Himalayan Discovery Nepal Trekking team organize Rara Lake Trek, one of the best destinations for trekking in western Nepal .This area is surrounded by Rara National park. It is the largest lake in Nepal surrounded by Rara National Park. The route is well off the beaten track and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from other parts of Nepal. The trek offers a dramatic display of clear high altitude lakes mingled with pine, spruce and juniper forests as well as breath taking views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks.Rara Lake is as deep as 167 meters in some places, and drains into the river Mugu Karnali via Nijar Khola. The Rara National Park is the home of endangered red panda, common langur, and rhesus macaque. Rhododendron, juniper, oak, spruce and Cyprus are the rich vegetations of this area.
Minimum Gropup size : 4
Grade : Moderate Area : RARA NATIONAL PARK
Best time : Feb- Nov
Accomodation : Camping
Taken care by :Professional Trekking Guide and Porters(Carry your luggage)
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at (1'365m. 4'478ft.)
flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
Day 02: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances.
Day o3: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Nepalgunj, which lies close to the Indian border in the western Terai.
Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla and to Chala Chaur at (2'900m. 9'514ft.) about 5 hpurs Trek
We take a thirty-minute scenic flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla. On reaching Jumla, we interact with the trekking crew and begin our trekking after lunch. We traverse northwards out of the Jumla Valley. Soon after trekking for an hour, we encounter a small village of Micha bearing a small walled enclosure and a number of Buddhist stupas. These stupas were erected at around late 15th century, in the memory of important dignitaries of the region.
Day 05: Chala Chaur - Cross a Pass about 7 hours Trek
Leaving Chala Chaur and follow a trail moving along path of steep stones. While ascending, we cross through birch, pine forests and grassy pass. From this point Kanjiroba becomes visible in the east with its twin peaks towering over the adjacent area. Further on, we descend as the trail opens into lush forests.
Day 06: Cross a Pass via Sinja at (2'440m. 8'005ft.) to Botan at (2'600m. 8'530ft.) about 7 hours Trek
Today, we walk along the Jaljala Khola through pine forests of and terraced farmland. En route the trail passes the 300 year old Kanaksundari Temple. The temple holds immense religious significance for Hindus. The route further bends along the main river. Crossing a thick plank bridge, we finally descend to reach Sinja village. Sinja village rests upon a small alluvial plain on the west bank of the clear Lah Gad River, also called the Sinja Khola. Sinja was once the ancient capital of the Malla kings. There are stones lying along the trail that foretell the history of Malla dynasty.
Day 07: Botan - Rara Park border
Leaving Sinja Khola, we follow the trail along Ghatta Khola amid the unparallel beauty of nature. The sinuous route winds up into terraced farmland and beautiful valley. Soon we find ourselves within the territory of Rara Lake National Park. We come across primitive flour mills and police post on the way. Rara Lake National Park houses unique and rich ecosystem. We can spend half an hour exploring the beauty of the park or simply doing whatever we feel like. We spend the night in Gorosingha.
Day 08: Rara Park border - Rara Lake at (3'062m 10'045ft.) about 7 hours Trek
We walk away from Gorosingha and ascend to the Ghurchi Mara ridge for about one and half hour. The trail is not as strenuous as it looks. On reaching the crest of the ridge, we get to experience an excellent panorama to the north, flaunting irresistible beauty and charm. As the trail descends, Rara Lake becomes visible on the northeast. The trail further passes through bamboo and birch forests before crossing the Khatyar Khola. We then follow the river upstream to Rara Lake, where we savor the most fascinating trekking experience amid the beauty of nature.
Day 09-10: At Rara lake for day exploration
Now have two days set aside to explore the area, including the old village of Rara. We can also climb up to the wooden observation tower behind the post office for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills.
Day 11: Rara lake - Jhyari at (2'630m. 8'628ft.) about 8 hours Trek
Leaving Rara Lake and continue skirting along the target destination. On crossing a ridge, we enter the village of Jhyari. Strolling by the Jhyari Khola, the trail further follows terraced farmlands. As we approach Dhauligar Khola valley, we find a suitable camp site near the river bank.
Day 12: Jhyari - Ghurchi Lagna pass at (3'450m. 11'318ft.) - at (2'770m. 9'087ft.) about 8 hours Trek
Leaving Ghurchi than we pass through farmland and then enter the village of Pina. Pina has a police post and some hotels. We than continue climbing to the Ghurchi Lagna Pass and come across several small chortens, alpine-like pastures, walnut groves and a narrow valley. Finally, the steep slope guides us into the village of Chautha where we conclude the trek of the day.
Day 13: Chautha - Tharamara at (3'280m. 10'761ft.) about 7 hours Trek
Today our trail follows the northern bank of the Sinja Khola passing through the hotel and health clinic under the massive overhanging rock at Kabra. Silaji found in this area is the source of the important medicinal mineral which is believed to cure almost anything. The route then pass through the villages of Bumra and Nyawre, before climbing to the pasture at Tharamara.
Day 14: Tharamara - Jumla about 7 hours Trek
We following the trail gently sloping upwards, we march towards Jumla. We meet tall birch trees on our way to the Khali Lagna and Danphe Lekh. we can have the most spectacular views of the mountain ridges to the south Jumla. we descend steeply to the first night's campsite. Utmost caution is required while trekking along this trail. We then follow the same route back to Jumla.
Day 15: We fly from Jumla - Nepalgunj - kathmandu
We take a flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight.
Day 16: Departure Kathmandu
Our support team will take you to the international airport for your flight back home
OR : If you have some free time when you finished the trekking to back pokhara you can enjoy with some adventre activities :like Paragliding ,Ultralight flight ,Rafting ,Jungle safari trip or what ever you like to do .For extend your holiday please we can support you to organize the trip for you .Let us know about that .
Package cost include Rara Lake Trekking Trekking
Arrival and Departure transportation to /from Kathmandu International airport .And all the local transportation Domestic Flight Kathmandu -Nepaljung -Kathmandu
Cost Excludes for Rara Lake Trekking Trekking
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If any resion if you are sick and any accident in the mountain we will operate an immediate rescue .Regarding the billing and claiming the amount our helocoptor company will take care .For the purpose you most have an insurence to cover an all medical and rescue .