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Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trekking in Nepal located at an altitude of 3000 meter, in mid western region of Nepal. Rara Lake is recognized as a queen of opera as it offers the brilliant scenery along the routes. Rara lake is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal Himalayas and is uncrowded trekking routes can be conduct the journey either from Jumla or directly flying to Talcha airport. Beautiful Rara Lake trekking provides an excellent exploration opportunities in an untouched and wild region protected under the Rara National Park. Considered to be an off the beaten path trek destination of Nepal, Rara lake trekking is said to be most popular trekked area of western Nepal.
Rara Lake Trekking itinerary is design to focus for those beginner trekkers who have tittle time on their visiting Nepal. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional mixed ethnic group and their villages who will greet you with warm hospitality. Rara lake trek is also known as wild west exploration in Nepal can be done any time through out the year.

Rara Lake Trekking highlights

  • Discover far western Himalayas and experienced the uncrowded trail to get Rara lake.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, excellent views of Rara lake and its surrounding.
  • Rara Natural beauty is like a queen of opera
  • Experience the mixed ethnic groups people of Nepal and their culture and tradition.


Rara Lake Trekking detail itinerary

An express Rara Lake Trek compared to most walks in this region is designed for globe trotters 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 reach rara lake in a more relaxed manner walking from jumla than write us for customization itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

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

Day 2 Kathmandu city – World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.

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. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and < Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 3Kathmandu to Nepalganj city 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 2735m 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 witness the cultural delights of rural Nepal, which are extremely unique and fascinating. As we arrive on Rara lakeside, you can do boat ride to explore birds, corners of lakes, mountains and herbal plants etc.. on the most pristine lake of widespread lake is a fascinating experience. Overnight in camp at Rara Lake.

Day 5Exploration day on Rara Lake !

Today is the main day to explore around of lakes. 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 explore Rara in all sides. On 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. Than we return to our camps for the overnight stay.

Day 6Rara to Talcha trekking. 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 our hotel.

Day 7Fly back to 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 Trekking cost?

Rara lake Trek cost we offer you from USD 950 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis but if you are travelling into the luxuary style, than let us know for better service. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by 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 Trekking Cost Include:

  • 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 trekking days
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Talcha- Nepalgunj – Kathmandu as a round trip airfare with airport departure taxes.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent 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.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Rara Lake Trekking Cost Exclude :

  • 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, any 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)
  • Any 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 if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience to do Rara Lake Trekking?

Answer: Rara Lake Trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

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

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with 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 Trekking?

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 next place where you are going.

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

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

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

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/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 to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

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?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

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

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

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what 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 Trekking 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 at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

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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. Trip Duration: 8 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy
    3. Max Altitude: 2,990 m / 9,810 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 4 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 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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