Rara Lake Trek

A journey to Rara Lake is one of the most incredible and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range. It lies northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude travel, this trek is an ideal choice. The route is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of Nepal. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara, which mirrors the snow capped Himalayas is ringed with blue pine, black juniper and Himalayan cypress trees. Rara Lake is a popular serenity pilgrimage for Nepalese. In summer rainfall is low and ideal for trekking. In the winter there is often snow on the ridge surrounding the Lake and in the autumn season trekkers are rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Rara Lake is five kilometers long and two kilometers wide and is the largest lake in Nepal. The National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife such as musk deer, leopards, ghorals, tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda are all native to this area. The area is also a bird watcher’s delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

Best season :     Mar – Dec

Trekking duration : 10 – 11 Days.

Trekking grade : C (Strenuous)

Mx. Elevation : 3,710 m.

Starting from : Nepalgunj

Ending Point : Jumla – Nepalgung – kathmandu by flight.

Day 1: Arrive In Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj

Day 5: Padmara – Bumra

Day 6: Gumra – Pine

Day 7:PINE – Rara Lake

Day 8:     Rara Lake

Day 9: Rara Lake – Ghorasain

Day 10: Ghorasain – Sinja

Day 11: Sinja – Chere Chaur

Day 12: Chere Chaur – Jumla

Day 13: Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by flight