Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek

A lifelong experience you will never forget

12 Days

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Accommodation: Hotel, Homestay

Trip Overview

Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake trekking is arguably one of the most beautiful trekking trips to Lake Rara in Nepal. The pristine Lake Rara is the central attraction of this trek and is considered the Queen of the Lake. Rara Lake is 2,990m above sea level and covers an area of ​​10.8 sq. kilometers. Authentic culture of wild Rara and Sinja Valley Trek in western Nepal, vibrant natural beauty, hidden valleys and stunning walks to beautiful lakes give insights into Rara National Park. Rara Lake Sinja Valley trekking in Jumla is one of the most rewarding remote trekking routes in western Nepal. The historic and isolated settlements of Jumla and the Rara lake that surrounds it, the authentic Buddhist and Hindu culture and the splendor of the Rara lake seem like a gift from God.

The Sinja Valley itself is one of Jumla’s most secret and bio-diverse valleys. It is also the place of origin of Nepali Language, locally also known as Khas Bhasa. The Rara Lake Trek is a GHT- the lower and upper routes of the Great Himalaya Trail form an intersection. From here trekkers can head along the old salt route to Humla, the royal highway to the plains. One of the more unusual divers of the local economy is the medicinally valuable Yarchagumba fungus. The fungus grows out of the head of a caterpillar and can be worth high value.

Main Features of Rara and Sinja Valley Trek are:

  • Seeing and feeling the less-explored aspects of Nepal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Explore the natural beauty and tranquility of Lake Rara
  • Visit the Sinja Valley, an important ancient historic site in Nepal
  • Untouched flora and fauna protected around the national park
  • Walk through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests
  • Experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of the Jumla district

How to Trek Lake Rara

Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and then to Jumla and start trek through the Sinja Valley. The trekking area is mostly dry and far away, but the trails are relatively good. Next begins a forested area dominated by pine, spruce and juniper trees. ChucheMara Hill (4,087m) is a high-pass trek and offers an impressive panorama of the lake and the snow-capped Himalayas. The biodiversity of this national park is undisturbed and you can see 500 species of plants and flowers. In addition to that, the cultural aspect of the locals is another great attraction of trekking. The Rara Trek one of the short and moderate hike suites for short and wilderness holiday seekers those who love nature, culture, not touristic and nature beauty of Nepal.

Rara Lake Trek Difficulty

Trekking on Lake Rara is obviously very easy and suitable for all trekkers. From beginners to advanced, you can complete this hike with a basic level of fitness. With a light daypack, you may be able to hike on rugged terrain for 5-7 hours. Therefore, this trekking does not require any previous trekking or technical experience.

Best Time Rara Lake Trekking

The Spring (September-October) and Autumn (February-May) seasons are the best time to trek on Lake Rara. During this period, the weather is fine and you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas reflected in the lake. Needless to say, the area is covered with colorful rhododendrons that bloom during the spring season, giving the lake a unique and unparalleled beauty.

Trip Grading


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  • Trip Code: NFH
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Start/End: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 2-14
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Homestay
  • Best Season:
    Feb. to May, Sept to Nov.
  • Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 7 Hours

Detailed Itinenary

Arrival in: Kathmandu | Departure from: Kathmandu


What’s Include

  • Airport pickup, drop and all ground transport by private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu and Nepaljung with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Rara Lake trek.
  • All necessary paper works for Rara National Park Entry Permit and TIMS card.
  • A highly experience and knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport to Arughat/Beshshishar and insurance.
  • Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Emergency life saver oxygen and mask support.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 person group.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant.

What’s Not Include

  • International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International
  • Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.
  • Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
  • Excess baggage more than 12 kg.(If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)

Departure Dates

The given prices is per person and exclude international flights. Fixed departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable for you, please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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