Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trek in Nepal is located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, in the mid-western region of Nepal. Mystical Rara Lake is recognized as a queen of opera as it offers the brilliant scenery of the lake, a range of mountains, high hill station, lush green forest, vegetation, and landscapes. 

Enchanting Rara lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal Himalaya and is uncrowded trekking routes can conduct the journey either from Jumla or directly flying to Talcha airport. Beautiful Rara Lake provides an excellent exploration opportunity in an untouched and wild region protected under the Rara National Park, Nepal.

Considered to be an off the beaten path trek destination of Nepal, Rara lake trek is said to be the most popular trekked area of far western Nepal.

Rara Lake is one of the new promoting travel destinations locating in far west Nepal. The rara lake connects travelers with a local tour guide in Nepal. Nepal Rara lake private tour includes enjoying the local culture, mystical landscapes, scenic beauty, busy city roads of Kathmandu valley and many more exploration around.

One can land in Rara on a similar night from Kathmandu by flight. Furthermore, Kathmandu to rara lake distance is 375 kilometers. In addition, jumla to rara lake distance 27.6 kilometers but kathmandu to rara lake distance by road is 1017.3 kilometers.

Basically to reach Rara lake is to take an early departure from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and with a short journey get a trip to Talcha airport. With this schedule, you can arrive Nepalgunj before 10 AM and Talcha flight before 3 PM with 40 min flight. You need to walk for around 3 hours upon landing in Talcha to achieve the lodging in Rara which is 9 kilometers.

There are 2 guest houses Daanfe inn and Village Heritage Resort offers good accommodation with a delicious meal. I remained in the second one which has just 2 rooms with an appended restroom. It is said that Daanfe has more stays with the connected washroom. The rooms in these inns are just basic under the standard accommodation.

Temperature is commonly cold so pre-booking to guarantee rooms and furthermore return flights are suggested. In the event that you are passing by your 4WD, at that point, you can drive near Rara and from the last purpose of the street to approach 2 hours to achieve the Hotel.

Why Rara Lake is the best popular as a queen of opera?

Destination Rara Lake is just awesome. It is a Nepal’s wonder and lies in Mugu district in the western part of Nepal. Mystical rara lake is the highest lake in the country and very beautiful lakes like a queen of lakes. A trek to this natural wonder takes about two weeks, from Kathmandu. On your journey, you will witness not only some picturesque views but also many different species of flora and fauna.

Solid transportation, esp. via air is a must. Stuck at Talcha airplane terminal from 1 to several days because of sporadic flights for different reasons is normal. It’s simple and efficient if flights are solid in which case one can reach Rara from Ktm. Around the same time and reach Ktm. from Rara on another equivalent day through Nepalgunj.

The far western part of Nepal is diversity for the landscape including flat land with the high Himalayas. Hike Rara is an unquestionable requirement to go place in Nepal. Exceptional and adored it.

The best time to visit Rara lake with Guide is either in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) in this time the weather is very clear. So you can see the pristine Himalayas and beautiful landscapes. 

What are the best and possible activities for tourist?

The 2-3 full day staying at Rara lake is just sufficient. Drifting almost half day including lining up (1 hr one way + return 1 hr walk 1 way), cycling around, horse riding (it very well may be finished going someplace),

– to see whole Rara lake and the scene you have to move to Murma top which is 5 km tough goes for 3 hours hiking or pony ride one way. We purpose you to climb riding horse as you won’t get drained when you reach there and return crisp later. It cost around nepali rupees (Rs) 1800-2200 for 1 way pony riding.

You should walk when you return as it is troublesome and hazardous riding horse soaks downhill. Watching the whole Rara lake from this top is entrancing as should be obvious just nature and no man-made structures. Moreover, there is no hydroelectricity supply, so Sun oriented power introduced in lodgings permits versatile charging and lights. By and the large portable system works there.

Another reality – Talcha plane terminal is seen to be another particularly problematic air terminal for landing and take off in view of its exceptional geographical territory. It’s close to nothing (clearly for STOL) a bit inclination detest Lukla. As a result of the closeness of mountain nose at the north side of the runway, the plane should turn legitimately when it takes off and ought to arrive same way (Can’t go straightforwardly to the runway from far away).

Trek from Jumla to Rara Lake itinerary is designing to focus for those beginner trekkers who have little time on their visiting Nepal. The trail takes you through a fascinating traditional mixed ethnic group and their villages who will greet you with warm hospitality. Rara lake trek is a wilderness exploration in Nepal and possible to do any time throughout the year.


Rara Lake Trek itinerary details

An express trek to Rara Lake comparing to most walks in this region is designed for world travelers who wish to hike into the wild west of Nepal but are walking with limited time wise than take this special short itinerary. However for travelers who wish to hikes rara lake in a more relaxed manner but if you wish to commence this trip from Jumla than request us for tailor-made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Kathmandu city – World Heritage sites (1,348m) sightseeing, 6 hours.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last-minute questions answered. After lunch, we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. We visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa.

Day 3Kathmandu to Nepalganj flight. Transfer to your hotel.

We take an hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj city of west Nepal. Nepalgunj is a big town is also a gateway to Simikot of Humla. The town itself is an interesting Terai town of Nepal with influences from both the Nepal hills and plains well as local Hindu & Muslim cultures. Get experience visiting some sightseeing places in Nepalgunj with our guide. We prepare for your tomorrow’s flight to Talcha Airport.

Day 4 Again, today fly to Talcha Airport, 35 minute

After breakfast at Nepalgunj, we fly to Talcha airport. Talcha airstrips located at an altitude of 2,735 meters above sea level. As we are landing in Talcha, we organized our trekking gears and began our journey to Rara lake. The easy journey goes through the beautiful forested region and we get to witness the cultural delights of rural Nepal, which are extraordinarily unusual and fascinating. As we arrive on Rara lakeside, you can do the boat ride to explore birds, corners of lakes, mountains and herbal plants, etc.. on the most pristine lake of a widespread lake is a fascinating experience. Overnight in camp at Rara Lake.

Day 5Exploration day | Rara Lake day tour

Today is the main day to explore around area lake. We ascend roughly about 2 hours up the Chuchemara Hill which is located at an altitude of 4090m. From this hill, you can get almost the best view to exploring Rara on all sides. In the north direction, you can see some white mountains backdrop to Rara Lake and lush vegetation of Rara National Park. You can also see the beautiful green hills in the middle of stunning Rara Lake, and on your down, you could see the mesmerizing view of the lake itself. After Chhuchemara hill station hiking, we begin to explore around the nearby vicinity.

Day 6Rara to Talcha trek. And fly back to Nepalgunj city.

Today, we trek back along the retracing trail to Talcha airstrips. Do not forget to look back and around for the last view of Queen of opera means the queen of Rara lake. On our arrival to Talcha airstrips, we fly with 18 seater twin otter aircraft to Nepalgunj city. On our arrival in Nepalgunj city, we, are transferred to our hotel.

Day 7Fly back to Kathmandu.

After breakfast in the morning, we fly back to Kathmandu city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with us. Overnight at Kathmandu..

Day 8Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!


How much does Rara lake trek cost?

Hike to Rara lake trip is available now on USD 950 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis but if you are traveling into the luxury style, let us know for better service. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu, and tourist standard accommodation in Nepaljung airport and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Rara lake trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within Bed with Breakfast Plan.
  • 2 night Tourist standard accommodation in Nepalgunj within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek.
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Talcha- Nepalgunj – Kathmandu as a round trip airfare with airport departure taxes.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Rara national park entrance permits and TIMS permits for Trek to Rara lake
  • Kathmandu and Nepalgunj domestic airport transfer .
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Travel Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Rara Lake Trekking Cost Excludes :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Rara lake Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Rara Lake Trek?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Rara lake lodge trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and available local lodges on trekking. The room along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this Rara Lake Trek solo?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in far western region trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Rara Lake Treks?

Answer: All the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Rara Lake Trekking group?

Answer: Most of the places, you can buy bottled mineral water to drink but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Rara lake trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Rara Lake Trekking agency?

Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees along with you to maintain your daily expenses because credit cards work only in the bigger cities.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Rara Lake Trekking guide?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for lodge style Rara Lake Trek ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Do you recommend any Rara videos?

Answer: Yes, you can watch Rara official videos promoted by Nepal Tourism board

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on Rara Lake Trek.

Rara lake trek highlights

  • Discover far western Himalayas and experienced the uncrowded trail to get Rara lake.
  • Excellent views of Rara lake and its surrounding.
  • Natural beauty of Rara lake is like a queen of opera
  • Undergo the mixed ethnic groups people of Nepal and their culture and tradition.
Rara lake trek notes

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Rara lake trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We believe in the quality of services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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Finally…. we did our trekking to Rara lake Trekking. It has long flight journey for us, and its really worthy…. to see spectacular view all the way and beautiful rara lake.

Together with gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey and route, no doubt they have experience and make our trekking much easier. – Lukas Michael, Totanheim, Germany

Trip Price : USD 950 Per Person

    1. Duration of Trek: 8 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy
    3. Max Altitude: 2,990m/9,810 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 4 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-15 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House / Tent
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car / Plane/bus

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