Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking

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Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking, one of the most scenic trekking that Far Western Nepal has to offer where you can walk into serene country away from main stream of trekkers on off the beaten trail in complete wilderness of tranquil environment.

Lake Rara, the largest lake of Nepal covering an area of  10.8 sq.kms with altitude above 2,990 m, 9,867 ft, as trek leads from 1,800 m to 3, 691 m high on top scenic Daphe Lagna pass within Rara National Park.

Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking provides you awesome scenery of its beautiful landscapes with close views of Mt. Api and Mt. Saipal, Kanjiroba with Mt. Dhaulagiri towards far eastern horizon.

A great journey starting from Kathmandu with panoramic flight to land at Far Southern Terai belt of Nepal in Nepalgunj of sub-tropical climate, and then flying high to Jumla, headquarter town of Jumla district, where our walk leads into beautiful and amazing country to Lake Rara.

Walking past many Thakuri-Malla villages, one of the ancient tribe of Nepal call themselves as true and original people of Nepal.

As adventure progress past interesting farm lands and well maintained terraces walking into enchanting woodland with tall blue pines, juniper, Himalayan spruce, oaks and rhododendron tree lines to reach our main destination and highlight of the trip at Lake Rara.

One of the most beautiful lake as it changes its colors with the sunlight, where one can explore the surrounding areas of Lake Rara spotting some rare wild-life like Himalayan black bear, leopard, Goral, Himalayan Thar and wild boar.

Lake Rara with snow trout the only fish found where residential Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl, commonly seen with different species of water birds and ducks.

After a great wonderful time on Lake Rara with rest day to enjoy its magnificent surrounding, taking an alternative and scenic route back to Jumla crossing the highest hill ridge to reach at Jumla for scenic flight back to Kathmandu, then completing one of the most marvelous journey of a life time experience on Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotel and lodge / camping on route trekking.
  • Total Trip : 14 Nights & 15 Days
  • Higest Point : Crossing over Daphe Lagna pass at 3,691 m / 12, 180 ft high.
  • Trip Grade : Moderate with Ups & Down path with touch of altitude.
  • Season : March to May and September to November months.
  • Trekking : 14 Nights & 15 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Day 01:            Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour afternoon fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 03:            Fly to Jumla 2,540 m then trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 - 05 hrs.
Day 04:            Trek on route Bota via Jaljala pass at 3,585 m - 06 hrs.
Day 05:            Trek to Bota 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m -06 hrs.
Day 06:            Trek to Ghorasinga 3,050m near Rara Lake - 06 hrs.
Day 07:            Trek to Rara Lake 2,980 m - 06 hrs.
Day 08:            At Rara Lake rest day for excursion around the lake
Day 09:            Trek to Pina 2,440m via Jhyari 2,635 m- 05 hrs.
Day 10:            Trek to Chauta 2,807 m via Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,480 m.
Day 11:            Trek to Khaligaon 3,685 via Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs.
Day 12:            Trek back to Jumla via Daphe Lagna 3,691 m - 06 hrs.
Day 13:            Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 14:            In Kathmandu free day with optional tour.
Day 15:            International departure for home ward bound

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

 

On reaching your hotel check into your rooms, after rest and refreshment join in the main hall or lobby to join with other members of Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking for briefing of treks with do's and don'ts.

 

Evening includes welcome group dinner in a nice restaurant introducing you with typical Nepali cuisine with folk dance program of all parts of Nepal as entertainment.

 

Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour afternoon fly to Nepalgunj.
Morning activities starts after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, after lunch transfer to airport for the flight to Nepalgunj around Far Southern West Nepal.

 

On reaching at Nepalgunj airport, then transfer to respective hotels with time for walk around the city of Nepalgunj which is close to India border of UP (Utter Pradesh). 

 

Day 03:            Fly to Jumla 2,540 m then trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 - 05 hrs.
Early breakfast for another short connecting flight to Jumla, on reaching Jumla after 40 minutes on air, received by our trekking staff that has traveled here taking a long overland drive and walks, Jumla main headquarter town of Jumla district.

From Jumla start the trek with a short climb walking past nice farm villages to reach our first overnight camp at Chauriya Chaur a nice farm village on route Lake Rara.

Day 04:            Trek on route Bota via Jaljala pass at 3,585 m - 06 hrs.
 After a pleasant first overnight stop on the high hills of western Nepal, morning starts with an uphill walk into forest of rhododendron, birch and pine trees towards a green hill top ridge, a small pass called Jaljala Bhanjyang with wonderful views of Kanjiroba Himal.
Trek continues into wilderness with downhill walk for few hours to reach a summer pasture for overnight camp, a nice spot of grassy field in the middle of nowhere.

Day 05:            Trek to Bota 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m -06 hrs.
Morning walk descends to Sinja area for few hours following Jaljala Khola (stream) downstream into forested area of dense pine forest leading to terraced farm areas a Sinja village (this was an old kingdom during Malla era), one can notice ancient rundown, ruin temples and monuments, old sculptured stones, covered with thick moss and weeds.

From here walking upstream to a small village of Ganj, after a nice stop continue walk through an interesting gorge to overnight stop at Bota village.

Day 06:            Trek to Ghorasinga 3,050m near Rara Lake - 06 hrs.
After steady walk for several days, a pleasant walk this morning to Ghorasinga near the entrance of Rara National Park, on leaving Sinja Khola following a stream of Ghatte Khola further north, then a short climb to reach a wonderful valley with farmlands and interesting primitive water mill.

From here walk to overnight camp at Ghorasinga on the outer rim of Rara National Park with a small police post, afternoon at leisure for short walk or just relax and catch up with the dairy.

Day 07:            Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m - 06 hrs.

Today walk leads to our main destination at Rara which is Nepal’s largest Lake, starting the morning walk into pristine area heading uphill to Chuchemara Danda at 4,260 meters high with great views of landscapes and snowcapped mountains, from here downhill through forest of bamboo and birch trees, crossing Khatyar Khola upstream to reach our destination at Rara Lake for overnight stops. Around this lake there is few lodge and guest built by the Park and village community for visitors.

Day 08:            Rest day for excursion around the lake.
A perfect and ideal place for rest days, morning explore this fabulous area where trekkers seldom visits, climb a wooden tower for best views of Rara Lake with surrounding beautiful rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks.

Day 09:            Trek to Pina 2,440m via Jhyari 2,635 m- 05 hrs.
After an enjoyable and relaxing time at Rara Lake, return trek to Jumla leads via high route, morning starts with a climb walk to a ridge at Jhyari with a small farm village.

From here following Jhyari Beri Khola downstream for a short while and then crossing Dhauligar Khola valley, towards our  overnight camp at Pina another nice small farm village with few moderate size houses serving as lodge, tea shops.

Day 10:            Trek to Chauta 2,807 m via Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,480 m.
Morning walks leads uphill into serene woodland with gorgeous vista of mountains, and then reaching at Ghurchi- Lagna pass the highest point of this wonderful trek, the top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, walk descends across a nice grassy meadow into walnut groves heading to a steep and narrow valley to Chauta village for overnight stop, a small place with few shops, simple lodges.

Day 11:            Trek to Khaligaon 3,685 via Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs.
After a pleasant and interesting time at Chauta village, morning trek follows Sinja khola to Bumra village leading past overhanging rock at Kamra, this is a source of an important herbal medicinal mineral called as Silaji.

From here a long descend to Sinja Khola, walking past Nyawre village, with a refreshing stop, continue walk following the river with 600 m climb to Tharamara ridge top and then heading higher at Khaligaon with fabulous views of surrounding dramatic landscapes with snow clad peaks overnight on this nice Khaligaon village.

Day 12:            Trek back to Jumla - 06 hrs.
Today the last trek of this wonderful journey heading back to Jumla, morning starts with long downhill walk to reach a green valley lined with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, on leaving the forested area back into fertile farm country with well tended terraces, walk leads past several smaller villages of Padmara and then following the same river for sometime leading to Jumla town for last overnight.

Day 13:            Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotels.
Morning a short flight to Nepalgunj airport, and the connecting another scenic flight to reach Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience around Jumla and Lake Rara Trekking, landing at Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping.

Day 14:            In Kathmandu free and spare day for individual activities.
A free and relaxing day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.

Day 15:            International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you with farewell garland or Buddhist silk scarf 'Khada' for your safe and good journey, after a wonderful memories of Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking.

Trek in Nepal largest Lake Rara of great beauty with wild flora-fauna and rare vegetations
On least visited areas by other trekkers into enchanting country with beautiful scenery
Fantastic panorama of rolling green hills and mountains with deep wide valleys
From green forested areas to scenic verdant valley within picturesque lake Rara
Explore ancient Hindu tribal villages of Takuri-Chettries villages of interesting culture
Crossing Daphne Lagna pass offering breathtaking views and panorama of scenic country