Rara Lake Trek

Duration: 13 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: By Air
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Tented Camp
  • Max Elevation: 3280m

Rara Lake is the biggest and most popular lake in the western region of Nepal. It is located in Jumla and Mugu districts of Karnali zone, perhaps the most remote and underdeveloped region in all of Nepal. However, the nature and ecological biodiversity of Jumla is worth all the adventure in Rara lake trek.

The lake is the deepest (167m) freshwater Ramsar site in Nepal and is part of Rara National Park. The park is known to have unique collection of flora and fauna such as endangered red panda, common Langur, and rhesus monkeys. The lake in particular is habitat of such as snowtrout fish, frog, gadwall, mallard, tufted duck etc.

There are two routes for Raral Lake Trek Jumla- via Bumri to the east or Sinja to the West. This off the beaten trekking trail goes through Baragaun, Pina, Gumgari all the way leading to Rara lake. Much of the track passes through rhododendron, pine, spruce and juniper forests with constant backdrop of western Himalayan peaks such as Api Himal, Saipal and Buraburi. Since the lower belt is inhabited by Khas people you will encounter many Hindu temples such as Chandan Nath Temple in Jumla.

You will return via Sinja valley which could be an attractive spot for seeing archaeological remains of medieval states. It is also one of the highest rice growing area in Nepal. From here you drop down to Jumla through Jaljale Chaur.

Highlights

  • Visit to Rara Lake
  • Trek through Rara National Park
  • Red Oanda, Coomong Langur, Mallard, Tufted duck and other rare species
  • Magnificent panorama of western Himalayan ranges such as Api Himal, Saipal, BuraBuri
  • Exploration of Sinja Valley

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Nepal
Day 02 Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Jumla (2375m)
Day 03 Trek from Jumla to Uthugaon (2535m)
Day 04 Trek from Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna (3500m)
Day 05 Trek from Danphe lagna to Chauta (2715m)
Day 06 Trek from Chauta to Dhotu (2380m)
Day 07 Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (3045m)
Day 08 Trek from Rara Lake to Ghorashinga
Day 09 Trek from Ghorashinga to Sinja (2450m)
Day 10 Trek from Sinja to Jaljala (3280m)
Day 11 Trek from Jaljala to Jumla
Day 12 Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu
Day 13 Final Departure