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Rara Trekking

Rara trekking is an adventure guided trip that is interesting off the beaten track in the northwestern region of Nepal. It is an impressive journey along a remote area with tranquility. In Rara trekking the mountain holiday starts after Nepalgunj-Jumla flight. The settlement of Thakuri people along a trail offers to study village lifestyle. Rara is the name of the large lake and the national park. Tourist may enjoy a wildlife and exquisite nature with snow-clad mountains, including Chuchemara Takura (4087 m), Rum Kandh (6731 m) and Malika Bandh (3444 m).

Rara trekking is an opportunity to visit the National Park, established in 1975, which covers an area of 106 Sq km and spreads Mugu and Jumla district of Nepal. The biggest lake (10.8 Sq Km) in Nepal situated at 3050 m above the sea level. It is 167 m deep. The lake drains into the River Mugu Karnali via Nijar Khola. The lake is surrounded by a coniferous forest with a blue pine, juniper, spruce, rhododendron, oak, and the cypress tree. There are an army post and tea shops. An isolated and wilderness area with the flora and fauna are exquisite. Trekking takes five hours to walk around the lake that is 13 km long hiking trail. An annual festival falls in July and August. Locals celebrate the festival with worshiping the God Thakur (God Kumara, son of the God Shiva).

Rara trekking is recommended to explore the red panda, Himalayan black bear, tahr, musk deer, and the leopard.  There are found 272 species of resident and migrant birds, such as black-necked grebe, coots, great-crested grebe, mallard, common teal, gulls, and waterfowl. The three species of snow trout are recorded in the lake. September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best time for hiking. Helicopter tour in Nepal is highly recommended there. Contact in Yeti Trail Adventure for the trip experience. Contact us for the trekking cost, itinerary, map, package, and extra information. The day to day Rara Trekking Itinerary is given below.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj – 50 minutes by flight

Day 03: Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370 m) – 35 minutes by flight

Day 04: Jumla to Padmora (2900 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Padmora to Bharagaon (2920 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Bharagaon to Pina Village (2400 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 07: Pina to Gum Ghadi (1980 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 08: Gum Ghadi to Rara Lake (3050 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 09: Rest Day at Rara Lake

Day 10: Rara Lake to Jhyari (2630 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 11: Jhyari to Bharagaon (2920 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 12: Bharagaon to Padmora (2900 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 13: Padmora to Jumla (2370 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 14: Jumla to Nepalgunj – 35 minutes by flight

Day 15: Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
When the flight arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport, take the 6 km car ride with our guide, takes 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Check in hotel and guide will brief the programs. Stay overnight at a hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj – 50 minutes by flight
The flight takes 50 minutes with a view of the countryside, snow-capped mountains, and forests. Stay overnight at lodge in Nepalgunj.

Day 03: Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370 m) – 35 minutes by flight
The flight takes 35 minutes with the view of Dudukundari Himal, Sisne Himal, and forest. Stay overnight at camp in Jumla.

Day 04: Jumla to Padmora (2900 m) – 5/6 hours
The walk with a flat trail in the beginning, then route climbs uphill with a pine, spruces, firs forest. You will reach the last village Padmora in the valley. The Chhetris with mixed castes live here with the Hindu and Buddhist practice.

Day 05: Padmora to Bharagaon (2920 m) – 5/6 hours
Ascend a couple of hours to the Kharila pass (3050 m). The path descends Nyawre village (2660 m) with Newar and Chhetri people and potato field. Climb gradually uphill and across a suspension bridge over the Nyawre Khola, then walk continues with the forest of pine, oak, firs to the Bharagaon village with the Tibetan people. Here are wheat field, monastery and chorten with prayer flags.

Day 06: Bharagaon to Pina Village (2400 m) – 5/6 hours
This trail extends to the large valley then, cross a suspension bridge. Hike uphill to the check post of National Parks in Bhulbule at 3130 m above the sea. Entry your permit and climb gently to the treeless meadow at the Ghurchi Lagna pass (3450 m) with the chorten, cairns and prayer flag. The views of snowcapped peaks and River Mugu Karnali are beautiful. Climb downhill through the spruce forest to the trail junction in 45 minutes, then follow straight to the Pina village.

Day 07: Pina to Gum Ghadi (1980 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk through the pine forest to the Jhyari Khola. Cross a wooden bridge, then walk uphill and downhill. Musk deer, mountain pheasant can be seen here. Trek continues to the Gum Ghadi town where the Gurung and Sherpa people live. Buddhist shrines are here. This is the headquarters of Mugu district in Nepal.

Day 08: Gum Ghadi to Rara Lake (3050 m) – 4/5 hours
Descend and ascends to the village and forest. You can glimpse the Rara Lake on the way. The trail continues to reach the Rara Lake. It is the largest lake in Nepal. Enjoy quiet and beautiful nature. Stay overnight at a camp in Rara Lake.

Day 09: Rest Day at Rara Lake
Take a little Hike around the lake. Enjoy a fresh air, clean water with exploring the alpine wildlife. Take a plenty of photos from the rest of the life. This is a Shangri-La landscape. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 10: Rara Lake to Jhyari (2630 m) – 6/7 hours
Walk downhill to the pine forest. The hike continues and crosses a wooden bridge over the Jhyari Khola to reach the Jhyari village. It is a Thakuri and Gurung village with the Buddhist shrines in there.

Day 11: Jhyari to Bharagaon (2920 m) – 5/6 hours
Take downhill and uphill to the Ghurchi Lagna pass (3445 m). Hike uphill and downhill to the Bharagaon. It is a classic Tibetan village with Buddhist shrines. Stay overnight at camp in Bharagaon.

Day 12: Bharagaon to Padmora (2900 m) – 5/6 hours
Climb down a hill to the Khari La pass and Climb steeply down to the Cheery. Follow a flat trail that leads to the Padmora. It is a large village of the Hindu and Buddhist follower.

Day 13: Padmora to Jumla (2370 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk downhill with the forest, villages, ridges, and hills to the Jumla. Stay overnight at camp in Jumla.

Day 14: Jumla to Nepalgunj – 35 minutes by flight
The flight takes 35 minutes with the aerial views of countryside, jungle and mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 15: Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
A flight takes 50 minutes to Kathmandu with aerial views of village, jungle, mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
Airport is 6 km far, which takes 25 minutes car drive. Get airport 3 hours before your flight. Hope you enjoyed trekking trip in Nepal and welcome back again with the new program. We wish you safe and happy flight.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by car with professional tour guide.
  • Five night’s hotel with breakfast in twin sharing bed in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj.
  • 12 night’s in the tent with twin sharing bed in Mountain
  • Professional trekking guide & necessary porter.
  • Lodge, food, salary, transport and insurance to porter, cook, Sherpa, helper and guide.
  • Farewell meal and breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card.
  • Camping gears, cook, Sherpa, helper, fuel in the Mountain.
  • Flight ticket from and to Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Jumla with airport tax.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the mountain.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell meal.
  • International airfare with departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry, hot shower and battery charge in the mountain.
  • Tip to guide and porter.
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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 17 days
  • Activities : Sightseeing and Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude : (3450 m)Ghurchi Lagna Pass
  • Trek Grade & Mode : Hard / Camping Trek
  • Himalayan Sights : Chuchemara Takura (4087m), Rum Kandh (6731m), Malika Bandh (3444 m)
  • Valley & River : Mugu Karnali River and Jhyari Khola
  • Transportation : Private vehicle/flight
  • Trek start and end : Jumla (2370 m)
  • Accommodation : 5 night’s hotel in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj, 12 night’s in Mountain
  • Meals : Full board, farewell meal in Kathmandu
  • Best Time : April/May/October/November

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