Rara lake trek Jumla – trekking to Rara lake National Park
New Rara Lake trek is a popular trekking route in dolpa region Western Nepal. Rara National Park is one of the finest national parks in the world. The coniferous forest of this park is a comfortable habitat for musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear and other wildlife species. Danfe, the national bird of Nepal can be seen in this park. The Rara Lake has also variety of fish and snow turtle. The Rara Lake is the centerpiece of the Rara National Park. The Trans Himalayan valley with forests and alpine meadows is also a part of the National Park. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal and it is in the Karnali zone situated at an altitude of 2990m, lake covers an area of 10.8 sq km. The Rara Lake is 5 km long and 3 km wide. The maximum depth of this lake is 167m. Wilderness and isolation travel destination Karnali, Jumla and Rara Lake are still comparatively unexplored and provide the glimpses of typical villages’ cultures and their rustic way of life.
The trekkers take the flight from Kathmandu to Jumla via Nepalgunj and from Jumla they proceed to Rara Lake. Rara lake trail passes through green countryside which provides unusual glimpses of culture and scenery really different from that found elsewhere in Nepal. Sinja valleys, highest human settlement of the world are major attraction of this trip. Trekkers enjoy the views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Rara lake trek is one of the best trekking trips in western Nepal. This is an off the beaten path trail with a lot of different natural scenes. The trekkers reach the banks of this magnificent lake after trekking through the mountain paths and passing through various picturesque villages. The lake as well as surrounding forest is beautiful and calm, it is a favorite destination of bird watchers. The lower and upper routes of the Great Himalaya trail make cross roads at Rara Lake. From this Lake the trekkers can proceed further either to Humla through the ancient salt route or any of the adventurous routes to nearby Dolpa. This trekking trip offers scenery and culture that are quite different from the other treks in Nepal.
The Rara Lake trek surrounded with beautiful forests of pine, spruce, juniper and host verity of unique flora and fauna. This park has 1074 different species of flora, 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds. The majority of the local people are agriculturists. They also rear goats and extract medicinal herbs and plants sell them. Thakuri is the prominent community here. The Thakuri Baba Temple is in the south east corner of the Rara Lake trek. September to October and April to May are the best the best months of the year for this moderate trek; good health and physical condition enough. Rara Lake trek can be either camping or home stay basic trek. Home stay trek is more affordable with simple accommodation and Nepalese dishes. Check new Rara lake tour package detail with cost for Nepali travelers.
Cost NRS: 35000 per person (if you are more than 6 people in a group)
Cost NRS: 40000 per person (if you are 4/5 people in a group)
Cost NRS: 45000 per person (if you are only 2 people in a group)
Rara lake trek itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Surkhet (Birendranagar)
Day 02: Drive from Surkhet to Kalikot (Manma)
Day 03: Drive from Kalikot to Jumla (Sinja valley)
Day 04: Sinja valley to Rara lake via Talchha Airport
Day 05: Rara lake Excursion
Day 06: Drive from Rara Lake to Kalikot via Khalanga
Day 07: Drive from Kaikot to Surkhet
Day 08: Drive from Surkhet to Kathmandu
Private vehicle Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Hotel accommodation during trip / in case hotels are full you have to be flexible to stay at tent in Rara lake
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Rara lake area
All local meals and accommodation during Rara lake trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by gov. of Nepal
Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Hot shower, battery recharge during Rara lake trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc
Personal Rara lake trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price includes section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Rara lake trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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