A journey to Rara lake is one of the most incredible and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range lie northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali. If you are looking of 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 forest and Himalayan cypress Lake Rara 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, 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: musk deer, leopards, ghorals, tahr, Himalayan black beer, and the rare red panda are all native. The park is also a bird watcher’s delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.
|Rara Lake Trek|
|Primary activity:||Trekking and Hiking|
|Group size:||2-12 people|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek|
|Accomodation:||3-star accomodation in Kathmandu and camping while trekking.|
|Transportation:||Private vehicle, Tourist bus, & Aeroplane|
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)|
|Day 02||Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek|
|Day 03||Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour|
|Day 04||Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes|
|Day 05||Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)|
|Day 06||Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)|
|Day 07||Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)|
|Day 08||Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)|
|Day 09||Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)|
|Day 10||Explore Rara Lake|
|Day 11||Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)|
|Day 12||Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)|
|Day 13||Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)|
|Day 14||Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu|
|Day 15||Final departure|