jumla-rara-lake

Quick visit to Rara lake - the wild west of Nepal

Rara Lake Short Trek Nepal - 06 Days

LATE KING MAHENDRA DESCRIBED RARA LAKE AS THE “ QUEEN ON LAKES
Rara National Park, Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park that spreads over an area of 106 square kilometer, is situated about 370 kilometers north- west of Kathmandu and lies in Mugu which is a mountainous district of the western region of Nepal. The undisturbed and the largest lake is also renowned as Mahendra Tal and it is shaped like an oval.
The National Park ascends from 1800meters to 4480meters forested by conifers. The pivotal of Rara National Park is the pristine Rara Lake, which stands at the height of 2990meters and spreads over 10.8 square kilometers.

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Chuchemara Dauda at the elevation of 4087meters is the best vantage point to get the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside as well as the snow-capped peaks around it. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara mirrors the snow capped Himalayas which is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forest.
More than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs including Rhododendrons, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce and Himalayan Cypress are found in this park. It is home to 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds.
During winters you will be able to witness the migratory birds from various regions around the world and during summers the Himalayan flowers surround the lake creating a vibrant landscape.


Trip Profile

• Jumla Rara Lake short trek. • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

DEPARTURE DATES

  • This trek is also available on a private itinerary basis to suit your own dates and that are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 1 or 2 people in the group.
  • Dates during, March until July and September until November is the best time to book your space with us.           
    Contact us If you would like to join us and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

Trip Details & Facts

• Rara Lake. • The lake is surrounded by richly forested hills. • Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters is the best vantage point to get stunning views of the lake and the thickly forested hillsides and the snow-capped peaks around it.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
  • Day 03 : Nepalgunj – Talcha Airport, Near Rara Mugu
  • Day 05 : Rara – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
  • Day 06 : DEPARTURE.

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  • Day 01 : Kathmandu

    • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport.
    • Check into a Hotel.
    • Visit the 2000 year old Buddhist shrine “Swyambhunath” which is situated on the top of the hill, west of the city. The temple is also known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are also many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath.
    • Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square- the Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu.
    • Visit the temple of the “Living Goddess Kumari”.
    • Visit the Jagannath temple which is a 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings.
    • Visit Kasthmandap which is a three story temple carved out of a single tree in the 12th century.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • After breakfast, visit Pashupatinath temple which is one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World along with the holy river Bagmati and the burning ghats.
    • Visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath.
    • After lunch, drive to the airport to catch a flight to Nepalgunj.

  • Day 03 : Nepalgunj – Talcha Airport, Near Rara Mugu

    • Drive to the airport to catch a flight to Talcha.
    • Arrive at Talcha.
    • Hike (trek) to Rara National Park.
    • Day 4 Explore Rara Lake
    Boating in Rara Lake for (1) one hour.
    • Camp out for the night.

  • Day 05 : Rara – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu

    • Hike from Rara Talcha Airport.
    • Fly to Nepalgunj and then get a connecting flight to Kathmandu.
    • Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Check into a hotel.
    • Visit Patan also referred to as Lalitpur.

  • Day 06 : DEPARTURE.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

What is included

  1. Accommodation in a (3) three starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek, only effortless lodges are available.
  2. Ground transportations provided.
  3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  4. Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek.
  5. Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  6. Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  7. Every single entry fees and TIMS permits will be provided.
  8. Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  9. Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek will be provided.
  10. Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  1. International Flight tickets.
  2. Museums entrance fees.
  3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverages, snack etc.
  4. Airport tax.
  5. Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  6. Personal clothing and gears.
  7. Tips to guides and porters.
  8. Cost raised by cancelations, landslides, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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