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Jumla To Rara Lake Trek



Rara Lake Trek is an amazing journey to the queen of Lakes in Nepal that is located in the far western region in Nepal. The trek goes through the arid but the wonderful landscape of the remote countryside, including the Sinja valley that is the origin place of Nepali language. The trail is off-the-beaten and includes several passes to enter into the Rara National Park.


The trek begins from Jumla after a picturesque flight from Nepalgunj. The continuous trek through the arid, hilly slope and following the River, it takes you some of the spectacular valleys, like Sinja. Walking on the solitary path, you will be greeted by the uniquely chirping birds and the wild animals can be seen while walking. Danphe, the national bird, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, pine and juniper forest makes the Rara National Park a home of diverse flora and fauna. Rara Lake, the ultimate destination of this trek, is the biggest and deepest Lake in Nepal, which was described as the queen of Lakes and the heaven on earth. Spending an extra day around the Rara Lake, exploring its beauties, you can enjoy boating, horse riding, jungle walk, bird watching and many more. The trek uses a different trail to Jumla and fly back to Nepalgunj. As an option, you can also fly from the Talcha airport, which is about 3 hours walk from Rara Lake.


Reliance Trekking operates Rara Lake Trekking with professional guide, cost and itinerary. We recommend March to May and September to November as the best seasons for this trekking. Please, feel free to contact us for more details about the trek.


Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred to  the hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast  included)


Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)


Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 meters).

From Kathmandu, we fly to Nepalgunj that takes about an hour. This town is located close by the Indian border, which is the gateway of the quick transportation in Karnali zone. After a short rest in the hotel, visit the local market. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Fly  from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2514 meters).

Having breakfast at the hotel, we fly to Jumla, which lies in the Karnali zone in the heavily remote area of Nepal. It is famous for the apple orchard that is supplied in Nepal. It is amazing to take a rest and visit around the local market. Overnight at hotel.


Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3050 meters).

Trekking from Jumla embarks after heading towards the gradual ascending trail following the bank of the Jugad River. The trek is amazing to walk through the unique landscape and some monasteries can be seen along the trail. We reach to Chere Chaur for overnight. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 06: Trek from Chere Chaur to Chala Chaur (2980m.)

Having breakfast at the hotel/lodge in Jumla, we begin to trek crossing the JJaljala pass that heights 3580 meters altitude. The trail is pretty easy, but the landscape is almost arid that's why Karnali is facing food shortage every year. We take a rest at Chala Chaur today. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 07: Trek from Chala Chaur to Sinja Valley (2485m).

Having breakfast at the campsite, the journey begins with a climb towards the historic valley of Nepal, known as the Sinja valley. This was the Khas Rajya and regarded the origin of the Nepali language. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 08: Trek from Sinja Valley to Gorusinga (3050 meters).

The wonderful breakfast energizes us to follow the trail passing Laha village and heading through the trail beside the River. Crosiing the bridge and getting the unique scenery of the remotely located terraced hillside, we reach to Gorusinga and rest. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 09: Trek from Gorusinga to Rara Lake (3010 meters).

The journey from Gorusinga embarks after the breakfast that ascends towards the ridge of Chuchema hill. The excellent scenery of the Himalayas and the queen of Lakes can be seen. Passing through the Murma village, we encounter with the queen of Lakes-Rara. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 10: Rara lake exploration day.

This is an amazing day to enjoy exploring the Rara Lake. You can enjoy boating, horse riding, walking around and enjoy bird watching. The Himalayan views from the horizon peep you that offer the stunning scenery. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek from Rara lake to Pina (2435m.)

After having  breakfast at Rara Lake, we begin to trek towards the Pina village. This magnificent trek leads us gradually to the district center, Gamgadhi. Taking pictures, we set out to further walk to Pina and rest. Overnight at tented camp.


Day12: Trek from Pina to Bumra (2850m.)

Trekking from Pina, we begin to hike towards the uphill trail and reach to the Ghurchi Langa Pass of 3490 meters. The picturesque scenery of the Himalayas and countryside can be explored. Then we hike down towards the Bumra village, located at the junction of two streams. Overnight at tented camp.


Day13: Trek from Bumra to Jumla (2514m)

Beginning the trek following the Hima River after the breakfast, we cross the River and walk through the downhill route. Enjoying the hot spring on the way helps to get relief from the muscle ache and avoids tiredness. After breakfast, we begin our final day hike along Hima River and cross suspension bridge. Crossing the Danphe Langa Pass of 3690 meters, we reach to Jumla and rest. Overnight at hotel/lodge.


Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

A short and picturesque flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu concludes your Rara Lake Trek and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel (breakfast included).


Day 15: Departure day your Destination

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights, one night on Nepalgunj, on BB basis as per the itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Flight From Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Via Jumla & return from Jumla to Nepalgunj Via Kathmandu
*Accommodation & transportation on  guest houses during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea, Coffiee, hot chocolate and Boiled Water).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced guide and porters services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
*International airfare and departure airport tax
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary.

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Duration 15 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 3685m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Lekhnath Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 01 4427245

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