8 days
Duration

Rara Lake Treks is one of the most famous camping trekking destinations in Nepal which offers the remote wilderness of western Nepal and a superb experience of nature and a visit to Rara lake.

Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, situated in Mugu district in the far western region of Nepal, near Gam Ghadi (district-headquarters of Mugu) and Talcha airstrip. It takes around 3 to 4 days of walking to reach Rara from Jumla.
The surface is around 8 square kilometer and the perimeter 9 kilometer. The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and it is 2 kilometers wide, the altitude around 3060 meter and the max. depth is 167 meter. Trekking in Rara Lake offers the best scenery on the north – western most side of Nepal. The peaceful surroundings are enhanced by the reflection of Ghurchi Lekh in its blue waters. Chankheli peak (4,201 m) looms in the north across the deep Mugu Karnali gorge. The trail is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of the distinct culture of the local people.

The people are a mixture of ethnic groups, such as the Magar, Gurung and hill people of Hindu caste origin. Of particular interest are the Thakuri, the royal family caste. Again they are quite different in culture and language to their cousins further east.

The lake itself is perched on a high shelf at 2,980 meters and is protected by Rara National Park, which was established in 1976. The Park, covers an area of 106 sq. kilometers. 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, ghoral, tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda are all native. The park is also a birdwatcher’s delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

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Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

You’ll fly into Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan airport. Our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel by private bus. Before we head out for dinner, your trip leader will meet you for a
briefing and answer any questions. Dinner in a restaurant in the Thamel district.

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Day 2:

Kathmandu: Sightseeing

The day is free to explore Kathmandu, take excursions into the Kathmandu valley, shop, visit the spa, have a massage or just read a book. Click on the link for more Details about Kathmandu.

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Day 3:

Kathmandu 1400m – Nepalgunj 150m

After having a wonderful Breakfast will head to airport with our bag packs. It takes 55 minutes by plane from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Mostly the flight for Talcha will be mostly in the morning you will have to stay in a hotel at Nepalgunj. The hotel is 10 to 15 min drive from the airport. Or The travel can be done by bus or small vehicles that take 12 to 14 hours from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. If we take the night bus then we reach Nepalgunj by the day but cannot get the plane for Dolpo so will have to stay in hotel for a night.

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Day 4:

Nepalgunj – Talcha – Trek to Rara 2980m

It takes 45 minutes to fly from Nepalgunj to Talch. While flying, you will see romantic views from the plane. After having lunch 3-4 hours trek to Rara Lake. Rara is the biggest lake of Nepal that gives satisfaction with its magnificent look. The lake is surrounded by forest and different kinds of flowers can be seen by the side. People can cycle around the lake. Boating facilities are also available. There is a hotel by the side but camping is also available.

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Day 5 :

Rara – Murma Top day hike.

Walking uphill from the lake you get to Murma top. One can see beautiful view of whole lake. Moreover all the villages are also seen from here. One can be satisfied with views from this place. It is very good spot for the photographers too.

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Day 6 :

Rara – Talcha

This day you can again explore the lake and then trek to Talcha the airport to fly out next day.

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Day 7 :

Talcha – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.

Taking a 45 minutes flight from Talcha you can get into the fternoon flight for Kathmandu on the same day from Nepalgunj.

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Day 8 :

Departure

Farewell, Namaste!

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