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Rara Lake Trek

16 days

Trip Highlights

Embark on an awe-inspiring Rara Lake camping trek, immersing in the tranquil beauty of Nepal’s largest lake. Let the crystal-clear waters mirror your aspirations, inspiring you to dream big.

Trek through untouched landscapes, where rhododendron forests and rugged terrains unfold. Embrace the solitude, as Rara’s wilderness rejuvenates your soul and offers a rare connection with nature.

Camp under the starlit Himalayan sky, reflecting on your journey’s challenges and victories. As you conquer Rara’s high altitudes, let the sense of achievement fuel your passion for exploration and personal growth.

Trip Facts

Region Dolpo and Far Western Nepal
Max Elevation 3130 m
Mode of trek Teahouse and Tented
Full Board
Best Season
September to November and March to May
USD 2375

Trip Overview

Rara National Park, Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park, established in 1976. The Park, covers an area of 106 sq. kilometers and situated about 370 kilometers north- west of Kathmandu and lies in Mugu which is a mountainous district of the western region of Nepal. More than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs including Rhododendrons, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce and Himalayan Cypress are found in this park. It is home to 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds.

The national park is related with Rara lake the largest lake in Nepal. Rara Lake is five kilometers long and two kilometers wide and spreads over 10.8 square kilometers. The trek to rara offers the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside as well as the snow-capped peaks around Rara Lake. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara mirrors the snow capped Himalayas which is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forest.

If you are looking for wilderness and solitude and do not mind the initial travel, this trek is an ideal choice. Below is a suggested 16 day itinerary. We can arrange longer itineraries from Jumla to Simikot via Rara Lake on request.

Rara Lake trek Itinerary Outline

Day 01 – Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 02 – Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu-1 hr flight . Overnight at a hotel.

Day 04 – Fly to Jumla (2,540m) 20 minute. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 – Trek to Danphe Lagna (3130m). Overnight at tented camps.

Day 06 – Trek to Chautha (2770m) . Overnight at tented camps.

Day 07 – Trek to Dhotu (2400m). Overnight at tented camps.

Day 08 – Dhotu to Rara Lake (3062m) Overnight at tented camps.

Day 09 – Explore Rara Lake.

Day 10 – Trek to Gorosingha (3000m). Overnight at tented camps.

Day 11 – Trek to Sinja valley (2440m). Overnight at tented camps.

Day 12 – Trek to Jaljala Chaur (2900m). Overnight at tented camps.

Day 13 – Trek to Jumla. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 – Fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 15 – Fly to kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 16 – Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the Rara lake Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Rara lake trekking is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus,
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in
    Kathmandu(3nights) and Nepalgunj (2nights) breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Breakfast and tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Round trip from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jumla – Napalgunj  –Kathmandu .
  • Dolpo special trekking permit and all necessary permits.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge.
  • Official expense :

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Terms of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
    Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Dear guest, should you require additional accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, we are pleased to offer the following rates: US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room, both inclusive of breakfast.

Rara Lake trek Equipment check list

Duffel bag ( Company provide complementary)

Day pack

Down Jacket and Sleeping bag 4 season ( if you need nice and clean down jacket and sleeping bag company provide which needs to be returned after the trek)

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )

Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

windproof pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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