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Rara Lake Trek

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Price starting from

$2,585 USD 1,847

per person


15 days

Max. Elevation


Group size

2+ Above

Private vehicle and Flight mentioned as your itinerary
Best Season
March-may, September-November
Three-star hotels in Kathmandu; and teahouse lodges during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu; three meals per day (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, and cup of tea) during the trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla-Charya Chau-Unnamed Pass-Sinja Khola-Ghorasain-Rara Lake-Pina-Chauta-Tharamara-Jumla-Kathmandu


  • Cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Enjoy a super scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice-versa.
  • Explore the natural beauty and tranquillity of Rara Lake.
  • Visit Sinja valley, an important old historical place in Nepal.
  • Explore the rich bio-diversity of Rara National Park.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape and view of the distant peaks of Dolpo and API Shripal.
  • Walk through beautiful pine, birch, and rhododendron forests.
  • Experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of the Jumla district.


Rara Lake Trek is a marvelous walk that leads to Nepal Far North West around a peaceful and serene country. One of the most scenic adventures within the Himalayas region, its tranquil surroundings are the charm of Rara Lake Trek.

Rara Lake the largest and deepest lake in Nepal, is located in a beautiful spot encircled by rolling green hills. Facing views of snow-capped peaks amidst a lovely forest, this scenic area falls within Rara National Park and covers 106 sq. km. That extends from the district of Jumla to Mugu, an isolated and remote corner of the Himalayas.

Where fewer foreigners seldom venture, but gain much popularity among domestic travelers. Less visited by the main flow of trekkers makes this adventure at Rara Lake quite special and unique, walking into a pristine environment. Rara Lake covers 10.8 sq. km within the smallest park in Nepal at an altitude of 2,990 m high.

Surrounded by beautiful woodland lined with blue pine, black juniper, and oak with Himalayan cypress, which makes excellent habitat for wildlife. Rara Lake and its scenic surrounding are covered mainly with coniferous forest, higher up spruce gives away to fir and birch trees.

Journey to Rara Lake which is about 371 km, air distance from the capital Kathmandu, where exciting flight involves both ways. The other option is taking a long overland ride of more than 8 hours to Nepalgunj city. Where one needs to transfer on a local jeep or similar vehicle to reach Rara Lake, then start the walk.

Rara Lake Trek can be done in various ways taking shorter or longer routes over a week. Depending upon one interest and time available, a week-long trek begins from the Jumla, taking a flight from Nepalgunj. A city in Far South West Nepal, which one can reach by driving or taking a scenic flight from Kathmandu.

On reaching Jumla town airport, where walk leads you north over the green hills of Jaljala pass at 3, 585 m high. Rewards with a magnificent panorama of Jumla and Mugu country beautiful landscapes with views of high snow-capped peaks. Then walk to the old ruined historical kingdom of Malla times at Sinja, following the stream to reach Ghorasinga. Located just on the border of Rara National Park, a walk leads toward the main highlight of the journey. Finally reach Rara Lakeshore, where you can spend overnights in a local lodge with rooms facing grand scenery.

A great marvelous spot to spend an extra day exploring this beautiful countryside, adorned with awesome mountain views. On a rest day hike to Murma Hill-top 3, 780 m high offers dramatic views of Rara Lake. Overlooking grand lovely surroundings of green hills with snow-clad peaks, and then head back to the end of the walks.

Take an alternative route to Talcha, a small farm town with an airstrip, where a scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu. An enjoyable Rara Lake Trek of 15 days, with an exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great heritage interest. 

Best Time for Rara Lake Trekking:

Beautiful and very scenic Rara Lake trekking, best in the springtime of March to May and during autumn or fall season from September to November months.

Spring is lovely and much prettier with long sunny days, the afternoon can be much colder and in nighttime till the next morning. A lively time when wildflowers are in blossom makes the walk more enjoyable with clear views of the amazing scenery that surrounds the Rara Lake areas.

The next best season of autumn is from September to November when days are crystal clear for views and as well for pleasant walks. However, much cold in the late afternoon nights till morning time. Can expect snowfall sometimes during the walk to Rara Lake. 

How Difficulty walking Rara Lake Trek:

Rara Lake trekking is Moderate and suitable for hikers of any level. With a basic level of fitness, beginners and intermediate-level hikers can easily complete this hike. You will probably be able to walk 5 to 7  hours on hilly terrain with a light day pack. Therefore, no previous hiking experience or technical experience is required for this trek.

Health and Medical Evidence / Support Information Rra Lake Trek:

We need to know about our health and medical information during our Rara Lake trek. As mentioned earlier, our teams are experienced travelers and have been pursuing passenger ambitions for a long time. We specialize in adventure travel and best of all we have a lot of local knowledge of the Himalayan region as we have been guiding for over a decade, which stands as a key factor in revealing the standard services we have been providing.

Our customers. The most important thing we believe in is customer safety and satisfaction. We offer an exceptional range of quality services and we personally care for our customers during the Poor trip. Each of our guides carries a medical kit bag for any kind of bad condition during our journey and all of them are given trained medical aid especially “first aid

Height and compatibility Rara Lake Trek:

There is no other way but to make time to prepare for the heights. Being in a very good physical condition will help reduce the fatigue that people often feel, but it will not stop the disease of altitude. All of our itineraries are designed to accommodate proper adaptation and preparation during travel to ensure perfect health.

If you follow our lead, you can easily avoid Acute Mountain Sickness. Walking above 3,000 meters can attract AMS or other similar medical conditions. Oxygen available at this altitude is comparatively less than sea level. The higher you go, the less oxygen you will get.

Equipment & Packing List for Rara Lake Trek:

The following list is a guideline to help you pack for Rara Lake Trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 16 kg or 34 pounds. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day-pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -23 degrees C or 30 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag, A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksacks covers (optional); Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Note:  mark the item we will provide you in service. If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you on trekking.

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, itinerary, or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

Trip Itinerary


You will be picked up by our representatives at Tribhuwan International Airport after you’ve landed in Kathmandu valley. You will then be transferred to a hotel where you can refresh yourself. Our guide will greet and brief you on the culture, and regarding your trek.


After your breakfast, our guide will take you on a short tour of the popular destinations in Kathmandu. The holy land of Lord Shiva, the Pashupatinath, the Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), and Bouddhanath (Little Tibet) can be visited in a short duration. You will get back to the hotel and pack your gears for your trek. Through a short afternoon flight, you will reach Nepalgunj for an overnight stay.


After your breakfast, you will head for a short scenic flight to Jumla. The airport of Jumla rests on a large hill and you will pass through amazing scenery. Our trekking staff will pick you up and trek you through farm villages reaching Charya Chaur for your first overnight camping.



After the wonderful overnight camping, you will trek uphill walking into a forest of rhododendron, birch, and pine. A short hike through the forests leads to a small pass called Jaljala Bhanjyang. The pass offers wonderful views of Kanjiroba Himal.

The trek continues downhill and reaches a large grassy field. The field appears out of nowhere and so derives its name. You will stay overnight in this summer pasture.



Morning trek will descend to Sinja Khola. You will follow the Jaljala stream into a dense forest of pine. The forest leads to Sinja village through the terraced farms.

The village was an old kingdom many years ago and you can find ancient rundowns, ruins, monuments, and old sculptures covered with thick moss and weeds. Walking upstream from Sinja village leads to Ganji. You will rest for a while and pass through the gorge to camp overnight at Botan village.


After a steady walk for a few hours, you will reach Ghorsain near the entrance of the Rara National Park. The trek passes through Ghatte Khola, wonderful farmlands, and primitive water mills. You will shortly reach your destination in Ghorassain and can relax or take a leisure walk around the place.


You will walk into the tranquil area heading uphill to Chuchemara Danda (4260m) with amazing views of landscapes, and snow-capped mountains. Next, you will descend through the dense forest of bamboo and birch trees. Crossing Khatyar Khola reaches the largest lake of Nepal, the Rara Lake. There are few good lodges and guest houses built for the visitors.


You will explore the wonderful lake today. There is a wooden tower with the best view of Rara Lake, surrounding green hills, and snow-capped peaks. The area around the lake is amazing for excursions and rest.


You will head towards the starting point of Jumla enjoying the amazing vistas and wonderful scenery on the way. The trek begins with a climb to a ridge at Jhyari. Next, you will follow Jhyari Bira Khola downstream. Passing Dhauligar Khola Valley, you will reach Pina for an overnight stay. Pina is a small farm village with lodges, tea shops, and moderate houses.


Morning trek into the serene woodland reaches Ghurchi Lagana Pass. The pass offers a wondrous vista of mountains and Buddhist prayer flags. Descending across a grassy meadow and a steep trail into a narrow valley of Chauta for an overnight stay.


You will trek following the Sinja Khola to Burma village past the overhanging rock at Kamra, a source of the important herbal mineral, Silaji. Descending Sinja Khola and walking past Nyawre village, a short climb reaches Tharamara ridge.


You will trek downhill reaching a green valley of rhododendron, oaks, and pines forest. Leaving the forested area back into fertile farmland with well-tended terraces. Following the trail, you will cross several small villages reaching Jumla.


You will catch a flight to Nepalgunj after your morning breakfast and grab another flight to Kathmandu on the same day. The short flight takes you through amazing landscapes making it an amazing flight.


A day is reserved for unforeseen situations of flight delay or cancellations at Jumla. If you arrive early in Kathmandu you can relax, go sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, or shop for souvenirs.


The amazing journey of Rara Trek has come to an end. You will be dropped off at the airport several hours before your flight. You will have a lot of time to recall the wonderful journey you’ve lived here in Nepal. With the grand farewell of our team, you will board the flight willing to come back for another wonderful adventure in Nepal.


  • International & Domestic airport pick up and drop by private transport as per itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets+Airport taxes for both ways (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Nepaljung -Jumla-Nepaljung, and back to Kathmandu).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing (Private car+tour Guide).
  • Three-night three-star accommodation on B/B plan at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Guide during the trek with Medical kits (his salary, food, insurance, accommodation, Our Company Sherpa guide their flight tickets).
  • Your food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner cup of tea) during the trek in the guest houses.
  • Porters (their salary food, insurance, accommodation, 1 porter for two clients).
  • Your accommodation in the mountain (Normal but neat & clean on a twin sharing basis) in the teahouse during the trek.
  • Permit fees (Rara National Park).
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Rescue Arrangements for emergency evacuation (just in case you have any problem in the mountain during your trek rescue help from our company but money paid by your insurance company, need personal insurance).
  • All Government tax.
  • International flight ticket and Nepali visa-free.
  • All bar bills during the trek (soft drinks, hot drinks & alcoholic drinks).
  • Monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance is required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Sweets, cigarettes, Telephone bills, hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge, Down jacket, your personal expenses, and equipment during your trek. beyond I mentioned above in a price included a section.
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond hiker Himalaya.
  • Tips for field staff (Driver, Guide, porter).


    • Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Sleeping bag during the treks, (to be returned after the trip completion).
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Rara lake Trekking map.
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rara Lake is located in Nepal Far West and to reach the trekking point involves flight both ways, becomes more expensive than another main trekking region, the cost comes to higher. On route to Rara Lake, there are only a few available lodges for an overnight stop of simple food and accommodation.

Minimum age of 16 and onwards, and not older than 65 years, should be in good physical shape and in sound health to cope with high hills and altitude.

From the last village and town atJumla, there is no electricity to charge your gadgets, where one needs to carry a portable solar panel that can fit outside your day pack, while you trek the sunlight can power your solar panel to use at the end of the day. But at Rara Lake and in the end at Talcha, there is electricity to charge your electronic items.

Depending upon the seriousness of the illness, if it’s a critical situation the client needs immediate evacuation for medical help, by any means of fast transportation. The fastest way in Nepal Himalaya and on Rara Lake Trek is using a Helicopter Service. Our guide will inform the head office to arrange a Helicopter to evacuate the sick person. From the nearest spot where a helicopter can land and then fly to Kathmandu or at Nepalgunj city, and admit to the best hospitals for further treatment.  

Staying in the best simple lodge were available around main large villages, most overnights spending in tented camping. Hiker Himalaya will provide full camping facilities includes two-men tents, dining tent as per the size of a group with separate kitchen tents backed by a camping staff of expert cooks, kitchen crews, guides, and porters to carry all camping gear and food throughout the journey.

Food will be of excellent standard served from our kitchen tent by our chef, with variation from continental, Chinese, Indian, and Italian to Tibetan and Nepalese meals. Includes good breakfast, light lunch, and a great main course at dinner time. However, at Rara lake and in Talcha staying in a local simple lodge, with basic meals to order.

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