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.


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)

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the itinerary.
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
  • Necessary permits for trek & climbing.
  • Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla & return from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).
  • Fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 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 Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your equipment for trekking and climbing.
  • 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, medicine if necessary.
  • Your Nepal Visa Fee.


Reliance Trekking will provide duffle bag during the trek. It needs to be returned after the trek

  • You need to bring your sleeping bag for the night
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  • Daypack
  • Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
  • A pair of half gloves
  • The warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
  • Hand
  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner
  • Center Body
  • Down jacket
  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket
  • Lower Body
  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants
  • Feet
  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
    Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
  • Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/You need to bring your own but if you do not have on your own and it is to be chargeable during the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Reliance Trekking company’s team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  3. Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  4. Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  5. Pocket knife.
  6. Water purification Iodine tablets
  7. Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group’s general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day’s plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Reliance Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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Rara Lake Trek
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