Rara Lake Trek - 13 Days

Deepest lake in Nepal
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$1638
  • 2 PAX US$1510
  • 3 PAX US$1422
  • 4 PAX US$1399
  • 5-10 PAX US$1365
  • 11-20 PAX US$1334
Price Per Person US$ 1334 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron, providing habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.
  • Encounter rare species like musk deer, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and different bird species.
  • Explore several traditional villages inhabited by ethnic communities such as the Thakuri, Magar, and Brahmin-Chhetri.
  • Spend the night camping under the starry skies near Rara Lake.
  • Experience the true culture and way of life in Jumla district.
  • Enjoy Rara Lake’s serenity and beauty in their natural state.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and distant views of Mount Shripal and Dolpo.
  • Check out the rich biodiversity at Rara National Park.
  • Visit the Sinja Valley, a place with significance in Nepal’s past.
  • Experience a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice versa.
  • Visit the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural sites.

Rara Lake Trek Overview:

Rara Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal’s far western Karnali Province’s Mugu district. As the deepest lake in Nepal, it is situated at a height of 2,990 meters (9,810 feet) above sea level and has a maximum depth of roughly 167 meters. Also, in terms of volume, it is Nepal’s largest lake. The lake has an area of 10.8 square kilometers (4.2 square miles), is 5.1 kilometers (3.2 miles) long, and 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) wide. The stunning Himalayan mountains, some of whose summits reach 4,000 meters (13,120 feet) above sea level, encircle the lake. Alpine woods, lush slopes, and lovely meadows surround the lake, attracting a variety of flora and fauna, including uncommon species of birds and animals.

Rara Lake Trek

Several little streams and rivers feed Rara Lake, and the Nijar River, which is the lake’s primary outflow, eventually merges with the Karnali River. The lake is a significant source of freshwater for the nearby inhabitants, who depend on farming and animal raising for their subsistence. RARA LAKE is still a relatively undiscovered and pristine destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers because of its isolated position and challenging access. Red pandas, musk deer, and black bears are just a few of the many endangered species that call this area home.

It was designated as a Rare National Park. The park offers a number of lovely hiking routes, including the Rara Lake Trek, which leads travelers through some of Nepal’s most breathtaking scenery.

The Rara Lake Trek is a journey that showcases the natural wonders of the region. The trekking trail winds through dense forests, fragrant pine trees, and vibrant rhododendron blooms (during the spring season). Along the way, trekkers are treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and rolling hills. The picturesque landscapes offer endless opportunities for photography and moments of awe-inspired contemplation.

Cultural encounters are also an integral part of the Rara Lake Trek. As trekkers pass through local villages, they have the chance to interact with the hospitable inhabitants and gain insights into their traditional way of life. The region is inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, including Thakuri, Magar, and Brahmin-Chhetri, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. This cultural immersion adds depth and richness to the trekking experience.

Camping by the shores of Rara Lake trek is a highlight of the trek. Setting up camps near the tranquil waters and spending evenings under the starry sky is a truly magical experience. The peaceful ambiance and the reflection of the mountains in the lake create a serene atmosphere that is unmatched.

The Rara Lake Trek is suitable for both experienced trekkers and those seeking an introduction to trekking in Nepal. While the trek poses some challenges due to the remote location and rugged terrain, the rewards are immense. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the lake and witnessing its pristine beauty is unparalleled.

Overall, the Rara Lake Trek offers a unique opportunity to explore an untouched and scenic corner of Nepal. With its stunning natural beauty, cultural encounters, and sense of adventure, this trek is a must for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Culture:

The Rara Lake Trek allows you to experience the rich cultural tapestry of the region. As you traverse through the trek, you will encounter traditional villages inhabited by various ethnic communities such as Thakuri, Magar, and Brahmin-Chhetri. These communities have preserved their unique customs, traditions, and way of life for generations. You can witness the locals in their traditional attire, participate in local festivals and rituals, and gain insights into their daily activities. The warm hospitality of the people will make you feel welcome and provide a deeper understanding of the local culture. Interacting with the locals and learning about their traditions adds a fascinating dimension to your trekking experience.

FLORA & FAUNA FOUND IN RARA LAKE TREK:

Flora:

Forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron form a large portion of the landscape in the area surrounding Rara Lake, which is characterized by alpine and sub-alpine vegetation. Together with the variety of wildflowers, visitors can find Himalayan blue poppies, primroses, and iris.

Fauna:

Many rare and endangered kinds of wildlife can be found in the Rara National Park. These are some illustrations of the local fauna:
Red Panda: This little, arboreal creature is one of the park’s top drawcards and is considered endangered.
Musk Deer: These timid creatures are killed for their musk, which is utilized in conventional medicine. Another endangered species is the musk deer.
Snow Leopard: These secretive big cats are considered fragile and are located in the park’s high-altitude sections.
Black Bear: Known for their unique black fur, these bears can be seen all across the park.

RARA LAKE TREK EQUIPMENTS:

Visitors planning a Rara Lake trek, should ensure that they are properly equipped with appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, and a good quality trekking pole. Visitors should also consider carrying a first-aid kit, a map, a compass, and a headlamp or flashlight.

BEST SEASON TO TRAVEL RARA LAKE:

The seasons from September to November and from March to May are ideal for hiking to Rara Lake since they are typically dry and clear. The region sees significant snowfall from December to February, and the monsoon season (June to August) brings significant rains that make navigating the hiking routes challenging.

ALTITUDE SICKNESS IN RARA LAKE:

Rara Lake is located at a high altitude, so anyone hiking there should be mindful of the possibility of getting altitude sickness. Visitors should properly acclimatize by spending a few days at lower altitudes, consuming lots of water, abstaining from alcohol, and quitting smoking in order to prevent altitude sickness. Visitors should promptly descend to lower elevations if they have severe altitude sickness symptoms.

Accommodation:

During the Rara Lake Trek, we will arrange comfortable accommodation for you along the route. We have selected the best available tea houses and lodges that provide cozy rooms and basic amenities. You can relax and rejuvenate in these tranquil mountain accommodations after a day of trekking.

Meals:

To keep you energized throughout the trek, we provide delicious and nourishing meals. Our experienced cooks will prepare a variety of dishes, including local Nepali cuisine and international options. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks and hot beverages along the way. We are also sensitive to dietary requirements and can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and other special meal requests.

Guides:

Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. That’s why we provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the Rara Lake region. Our guides will accompany you throughout the trek, sharing their expertise about the local culture, flora, and fauna. They will ensure that you have a smooth and enriching trekking experience.

Permits and Facilities:

As part of our service, we will take care of obtaining the necessary permits required for the Rara Lake Trek. This includes the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and Rara national park  conservation permits. You can focus on enjoying the trek while we handle the paperwork and logistics.

In addition, we also provide certain facilities to make your journey more comfortable. These may include transportation from the airport to the starting point of the trek, porter services to carry your heavy luggage, and necessary equipment rentals if needed.

At Touch the Himalayas, we strive to exceed your expectations and make your Rara Lake Trek a truly remarkable experience. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring your safety and satisfaction throughout the journey.

All the trip grading can be view here.

If you have any confusion for booking process please visit our booking process.

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Itinerary

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Day
01

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 150 m/ 492 ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 2,750 m/ 9,022 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 3,410 m/ 11,187 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 2,440 m/ 8,005 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3,180 m/ 10,433 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 2,990 m/ 9,809 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 2,990 m/ 9,809 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 2,440 m/ 8,005 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 2,850 m/ 9,350 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 2,540 m/ 8,333 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
13
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Accommodation in Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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