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Rara Lake Trekking

Overview

Trip Information

Adventure Pilgrims Trekking invite you to do the Rara Lake Trekking in far west of Nepal where are not many people has been it is really cool with Nature and crystal clear lake and sky.

More species of birds (236) nest around Rara Lake Trek than people visited in 2010 (170). Yet the largest lake in Nepal, ensconced within its smallest national park, is only three hours walk from an airstrip. It’s a beautiful, calm haven surrounded by forests and a paradise for bird watchers.

Mugu was once part of the Malla or Khas kingdom of the Karnali River basin, which reigned between the 12th and 14th centuries. Artefacts abound – you may see ancient shrines to the local deity ‘Masta’, wooden effigies of spirits festooned with bells, flowers, and cloth, and rock pillars etched with figures of the sun and the moon. Southern Mugu has rugged ranges forested with ancient blue pine, spruce, and cedar, and is inhabited by Hindu Chhetris, Brahmins and Thakuris.

The northern reaches of Mugu are less frequented. As with Dolpa to the east and Humla to the west, it lies in a vast rain shadow zone. It is arid, less intensively farmed and sparsely populated with people of Tibetan origin. One of the more unusual drivers of the local economy is the medicinally valuable Yarchagumba fungus, which grows out of the head of a caterpillar and can be worth over US$5000 per kilogram ( about 10 times the average annual income of a Nepali ).

The Great Himalaya Trail’s lower and upper routes make a crossroads at Rara Lake. From here, trekkers can head along the old salt route to Humla, the royal highway to the plains, or take any of several adventurous paths Dolpa.While facilities are still basic, the area is an adventurer’s dream – authentic culture, a wealth of natural beauty and the trails largely to yourself.Rara Trekking:

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu 
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night.

Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel. 

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 
You have a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. O/N at Nepalgunj.

Day 04 : Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m)
You take a further flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. O/N at Jumla.

Day 05 : Jumla to Danphe Langa (3500m)
Following the main street of Jumla, passing the red-roofed hospital, the wide level trail leads to the college building and passes a collection of western-style houses. After a long climb the trail passes through Sisnamul (2830m) entering a forest of big trees to Chere (3010m) which is a large horse and sheep pasture. From Chere the trail becomes steeper and climbs through meadows to Danphe Lagna offering the views of Patrasi Himal (6860m) and Jagdula Himal (5785m). The trail descends gently through a forest of spruces, birches and rhododendron and reaches Danphe Lagna. O/N at Danphe Lagna.

Day 06 : Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m)
Descending steeply through the forest of firs, birches, walnuts and bamboo the trail comes to Hiran Duski (2840m) and then Sinja Khola. Crossing the bridge the trail follows to Nyawre (2660m). From here the trail leaves the river and starts climbing to Kabra. The steep climb proceeds to Bhara (2920m) which is a classical Tibetan village and descends to the village of Chautha.O/N at Chautha.

Day 07 : Chauta to Dhotu (2380m)
The trail follows the uphill way crossing some fields at Chante Chaur (2940m) and climbs to Bhulbule, the Rara National park entrance station (3130m). From here, climbing gently you get to Ghurchi Lagna (3450m). From here you can observe views of Mugue Karnali River and the snowy peaks bordering Tibet. Then the trail descends through a spruce forest leading to Pina (2400m). Following the direct trail to Rara Lake through pine forest passing Jhyari Khola at 2400m you reach to the small settlement of Dhotu. O/N at Dhotu. 

Day 08 : Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m)
Crossing a stream and making a steep climb to the village through a cedar forest to a huge meadow you can see excellent views of Rara Lake. Descending a short distance you reach Rara Lake. O/N at Rara Lake.

Day 09 : Acclimatization in Rara Lake
After having breakfast you can visit all around Rara Lake which is almost 13km. In Rara Lake there found otter and different kinds of fish. This region is full of birds, flowers and wild animals. O/N at Rara Lake.

Day 10 : Rara Lake to Gorosingha (3190m)
From Rara Lake the trail follows the Khatyar Khola to Majhghatta and climbing through the forest of pines, spruce and rhododendron you reach the meadow to a ridge at 3660m. On the ridge is Ghurchi Mara (3710m) from where you see excellent views of the western Himalaya. From here the trail drops into Ghatta valley then heads towards Gorosingha. O/N at Gorosingha.

Day 11 : Gorosingha to Sinja (2440m)
The trail leads down the Ghatta valley and then follows the Sinja Khola. After walking down the fertile valley through a heavily populated region of Brahman and Chhetri villages you can reach Sinja on the bank of Sinja Khola. O/N at Sinja.

Day 12 : Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m)
The trail crosses the Sinja Khola passing a few small villages through the forest of pines, birches and oaks and then climbs steeply to Jaljala Chaur. O/N at Jaljala Chaur. 

Day 13 : Jaljal Chaur to Jumla (2370m)
Climbing through the forest and descending to a few houses you will get to Chauri Khola (3090m). From here descending sometime and passing the school at Ghurumati t you come to Jumla. O/N at Jumla.

Day 14 : Jumla to Nepalgunj
Fly back to Nepalgunj. O/N at Nepalgunj.

Day 15 : Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel B.B. O/N at Kathmandu. 

Day 16 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.

What's Included

Included in the Cost

  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide ( Kathmandu , Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) depends on your time frame.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
  • Airport transfers

Not Included in the Cost

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Airport departure tax to be paid in rupees on your departure in domestic airport
  • you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu .
  • Rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Weather permitted travel delays .

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Trip Fact

  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Group size: Min 2

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