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Rara Lake Trek15 Days

Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Adventurous
Accommodation Camping Basis
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Rara Lake trek is, undoubtedly, the most beautiful and the largest lake located in the northwest part of the Mugu district of Nepal. Rara Lake is considered the bluest lake of Nepal however; it shows three different colors in a day. Also, the background of the lake changes frequently. It is beautifully surrounded by Rara National park. The colorful forest surrounding Rara lake is home to different species of floras, faunas, and birds. The lake holds different endemic species of fishes, frogs, and water birds.

The beautiful Rara Lake trek starts with a flight from the vibrant capital Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to the Remote area of Jumla. During the flight, we can observe a lovely view of Nepal’s western landscapes. Jumla is the gateway to the wild-northwest of Nepal. Since it was an important kingdom at the time of the unification of Nepal; it has its own historic values. An off the beaten trail trek of 4 to 5 hours every day from Jumla passing through many beautiful settlements. Walking on the ridges covered with forests and alpine pastures will always keep you energetic. Scenery and culture on the way are different from the rest of the areas of Nepal. Distant glimpses of snow-capped mountains like Dand API Saipal is mesmerizing. Thakuri society is dominant in this community with their different traditional and cultural values.

As amusement comes with hard work, Rara lake trek is a slightly difficult trek than other sites of Nepal. Since it is located in a remote area of Nepal, lack of accommodations and health service makes this trek more difficult. It will be perfect trekking with the help of Trekking Company. So get ready to enjoy the majestic Rara Lake trek with Nepal Dream Path as we offer amazing economic packages with experienced guides, porters, and required permits.

Short Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (150m)
Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2540m) and Trek to Chauriya Chaur (3055m)
Day 05: Trek from Chauriya Chaur to Chautha (2807m)
Day 06: Trek from Chautha to Jhyari (2635m)
Day 07: Trek from Jhyari to Rara Lake (3010m)
Day 08: Rara Lake Exploration day
Day 09: Trek from Rara Lake to Gorosingha (3050m)
Day 10: Trek from Gorosingha to Sinja (2490m)
Day 11: Trek from Sinja to Chala Chaur (2980m)
Day 12: Trek from Chala Chaur to Chere Chaur (3055m)
Day 13: Trek from Chere Chaur to Jumla
Day 14: Early morning flight to Nepalgunj and Afternoon flight to Kathmandu
Day 15: International Departure

Detail Itinerary

1 hr drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

A very warm welcome to you to the beautiful city Kathmandu! Upon your arrival, our representative from Nepal Dream path will receive you at Tribhuvan airport and Transfer you to the Hotel in a comfortable private vehicle. In the afternoon, we will organize a welcome dinner and inform you of all the necessary information you need to have during your stay in Nepal. We will introduce you to all the individuals that are going to be part of this Rara lake trek. Overnight at Hotel!


Today, we will take you sightseeing of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu with our well-trained guide.  Visiting Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main highlights of the day. Overnight at Hotel!


30 min fly BB plan Hotel/Resort

We will fly from Kathmandu to the main business and transportation hub of Nepal, Nepalgunj. As it is directly connected to the India border, it is the main pass to export/import goods in/from the country.

You can enjoy a semitropical warm climate along with different cultures and traditions of far southwest Nepal. Also, you can visit local markets, mini zoo and indulge yourself in the street food. Overnight stay in Hotel!


05 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After having breakfast, we will have short and scenic flight to Jumla. Jumla is a gateway to the Karnali region and one of the least accessible districts of Nepal. On reaching Jumla, you can feel drastic change in landscapes as we fly from plain Terai to Hilly landscapes of Jumla.


06 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Chauriya Chaur, Our path will ascend up to Kaligaon (3685m) via beautiful Daphe Lagna Pass, which is also the highest point of this trek. From the top of this pass, we can witness the mesmerizing view of the surrounding hills and mountain peaks. From Kaligaon, we will follow the downstream trail that leads us to the beautiful village of Chautha for overnight stay.


5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Chautha, we will follow a rocky uphill trail to Bhulbule where we entry our Rara National Park permit. We will continue uphill to an assortment of Chhortens, cairns and prayer flags atop the Ghurchi Lagna. From here, we can enjoy the magnificent views of the Karnali River and snow-capped mountains bordering Tibet. Our path will descend passing many spruces and pine forests to Jhyari. Overnight stay at Jhyari!


3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camp on Rarashore

Today, we will continue our Rara Lake trek following up trail passing through the green Cedar forest to Rara Lake viewpoint from where we can enjoy a distant glimpse of your dream destination Rara Lake. Then, with full excitement, we will descend to the northern side of Rara Lake where camping is allowed.


Today after having breakfast, we will spend our whole day exploring Rara Lake and surrounding. We can visit a wooden view tower for panorama of the emerald picturesque lake. Also, we can go hiking in the surrounding hills and witness different species of floras, faunas, and birds. Boating on the crystal clear water of the lake watching various types of endemic fishes, water birds and frog will make you feel like you are in heaven. The greenery of the forest surrounding Rara Lake being covered by surrounding mountain peaks, one cannot expect more than this from nature. Overnight camping at Rara Lakeshore!


6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

On this day, leaving behind the majestic Rara Lake, we will trek to Gorosingha. We will continue our Rara Lake trek uphill through Chapri village, headquarter of Rara National Park. From there we will ascend crossing many beautiful settlements and Khatyar Khola camp to Chuchemara Danda. From there, enjoying the beautiful distant panorama of the Himalayas, we descend to Gorosingha for overnight stay.


4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

On this day, after having breakfast, we’ll leave Gorosingha for Sinja. Following the downstream trail, we’ll reach a small settlement of Gani. From Gani, the Rara Lake trek continues to Laha. Further, we’ll continue following downhill trails leading Sinja valley for an overnight stop. Sinja valley is a beautiful settlement located at the bank of Hema River. Sinja valley used to be the capital of the Malla Dynasty from 12th-14th century and offers lots of historic and religious places to explore to the trekkers.


4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

Leaving beautiful Sinja valley behind, we’ll head towards Chala Chaur passing many small settlements. The trail goes back and forth across Jaljala River.

Finally, after a trek of 4-5 hours, you’ll reach Chala Chaur for an overnight stay.


5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Chala chaur, the Rara Lake trek goes downhill to the Jaljala Chaur that will present you gigantic meadow full of horses. After some rest at Jaljala chaur, we will hike on a moderate straight trail until Jaljala pass (3580m) that offers you a beautiful view of Mt. Kanjiroba. From Jaljala pass, we will descend downhill passing through beautiful rhododendron, Birch and Pine forest until Chere Chaur. Chere Chaur is a high altitude meadow that offers a gorgeous view of Jumla. Overnight stay at Chere Chaur!


05 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

This walk is the final day of our Rara Lake trek as we will trek back to Jumla. From Chere Chaur, our path gradually climbs up passing through green forests, ancient monasteries, and beautiful villages all the way to Khalanga Bazaar.  Khalanga Bazaar is a small marketplace for the peoples living in the surrounding villages. From here, we will continue downhill until Jumla for the overnight stop.


20 min and 30 min fly BB Plan Hotel/Resort

After having breakfast at Jumla, we will fly back to Nepalgunj in the early morning. After the days of the Rara Lake trek, today we will spend our day resting at hotel in Nepalgunj and enjoying the city. In the afternoon, we will have another flight to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj. On reaching Kathmandu, our representative from Nepal Dream Path will transfer you to the Hotel! We will organize a farewell dinner at Night as you are spending your last night in Nepal and to celebrate the success of your trek. Overnight at Hotel!


Today, with a heavy heart we will transfer you to Tribhuvan international airport about 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time. Farewell and have a safe journey back to your home. Hope we will meet again and have a great time together.


Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Head light
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleecy jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Wind breaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Rain coat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals included during the Rara Lake trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out the agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid kit.