Rara Lake is popular for being the largest lake in Nepal. Known as the ‘Queen of Lakes’ and later rechristened by the late King Mahendra Shah of Nepal as ‘Mahendra Daha’, the lake is situated at the altitude of 2,980 meters (9,837 ft). The lack of access and lesser crowd makes the site a clean, pristine and solitary place for the visit.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the far west region of Nepal. It is located inside the Rara National Park, which is popular for its wildlife, namely; Musk deer, Red Panda, Himalayan black bear, leopard and Himalayan goral. The Rara National Park is home to around 1,074 species of animals including 51 mammalian species and 214 species of birds.
The highest you will reach during the trek is at Daphne Langa Pass at an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,480 ft). The landscape is mostly covered by pine and juniper forests.
The 9 days of continuous trekking may prove to be strenuous for some trekkers. The trek begins from Jumla, a beautiful town in western Nepal and end at Nepalgunj. A flight will facilitate the commute to and from Kathmandu.
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Trek preparation day||–|
|Day 3||Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj||–|
|Day 4||Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla||–|
|Day 5||Trek to Uhtu Gaon 2,530 m (8,298 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Danphe Lagna Pass 3,500 m (11,480 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Chautha 2,770 m (9,058 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Dhotu 2,380 m (7,806 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Rara lake 2,980 m (9,774 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 10||Explore Rara lake||–|
|Day 11||Trek to Gorusingha 3,190 m (10,463 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Sinja 2,440 m (8,003 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 13||Trek to Jaljala Chaur 3,270 m (10,725 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Jumla 2,370 m (7,773 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 15||Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj||–|
|Day 16||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Annapurna is the best place on Earth. The route and scenery are breath-taking. The way leading from Machhapuchhre to Annapurna base camp is the best.
I had fun with my friends. The guide is the best! He helped us throughout the trip. I’d suggest you to take Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. It’s really hard to breath when you reach at the top. All in all a great experience. ~Jessica Mahut (Florida, USA)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.
|Trip Length||17 days|
|Trek Length||09 days|
|Max. Altitude||3,500 meters (11,480 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Best Month||March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 people|