Jumla Rara lake trekking, Rara shortest trek, combine Rara with bardiya National park
Want to visit Rara lake of Nepal? Late King Mahendra of Nepal discribed this as queen of the Lakes..
A 6 days quick visit to Rara lake - the wild west of Nepal one of the most beautiful non touristic trekking area with National park and lake
Rara National Park, Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park that spreads over an area of 106 sq km is situated about 370 km north- west of Kathmandu and lies in Mugu a mountainous district of the western region of Nepal. The National Park ascends from 1800m to 4480m forested by conifers. The pivotal of Rara National Park is the pristine Rara Lake, which stands high at the self of 2990m and spreads over 10.8 sq km. The clear, high altitude lake of Rara, which mirrors the snow capped Himalayas is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forest. The undisturbed largest lake also renowned as Mahendra Tal is of oval shape. This tortoise blue lake is surrounded by richly forested hills. Chuchemara Dauda at the elevation of 4087m is the best vantage point to get the magnificient views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside as well as the snow-capped peaks around it.
More than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs including Rhododendron, the national flower, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce and Himalayan Cypress are found in this Park. It is the home of 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds. During winter birders can enjoy with many migratory birds. In summer Himalayan flowers surround the lake creating a colorful landscape. Aware of the beauty of the pristine Rara Lake and keeping in account the importance of the National Park, regular flights are operated to Mugu District to the only existing Talcha Airport from where it is few hours walk to the National Park. Those interested for trekking, it is two days trek from Jumla to this interesting National Park.
We want our valuable clients not to miss the opportunity of being at this Paradise and captivating the scenic glimpses of the place, request you all to get lost for few days in the aroma of this natural heaven. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude, do experience this tour to Rara lake.
Day 1. Kathmandu
Arrive at T I A Kathmandu. Transfer from airport to the Hotel. Check in at the Hotel. P M: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square- The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2. Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast visit Pashupatinath temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning ghats and also visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath, After lunch drive to Airport to connect flight to the Nepalgunj Airport. Arrive at the most important town in western Nepal, Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a densely crowded city and represents every possible ethnic groups in Nepal. There are Hindu temple and mosques, an interesting places to visit. Explore the Nepalgunj city. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 3 Nepalgunj – Talcha Airport, Near Rara Mugu
After breakfast at the Hotel at Nepalgunj. Drive to Airport to connect flight to Talcha Airport. Arrive at Talcha, We then start with our hike ( trek) to Rara National Park. Rara National Park, Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park that spreads over an area of 106 sq km is situated about 370 km north- west of Kathmandu and lies in Mugu a mountainous district of the western region of Nepal. The National Park ascends from 1800m to 4480m forested by conifers. It is known as the Qeen's of the lakes.Overnight stay at the camp / simple lodge.
Day 4 Explore Rara lake area
After breakfast go for Boating in Rara Lake for 1 hour - the queen of the lakes. The pivotal of Rara National Park is the pristine Rara Lake, which stands high at the self of 2990m and spreads over 10.8 sq km. The undisturbed largest lake is also renowned as Mahendra Tal is of oval shape. This tortoise blue lake is surrounded by richly forested hills. Chuchemara Dauda at the elevation of 4087m is the best vantage point to get the magnificient views of the deep blue clear lake and highly forested hillside as well as the snow-capped peaks around it. Hike to this Dauda, catch the glimpse of the magnificent mountain views. Dinner and Overnight at Camp.
Day 5. Rara / Nepalgunj/ Kathmandu
After breakfast, hike from Rara Talcha Airport. Fly to Nepalgunj and then make a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu. Hotel Check In.
PM: Patan is often referred to as Lalitpur, which means “city of beauty”. Patan has a long Buddhist History and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas erected by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka around 250 BC.
Visit Patan City second largest city of valley including Royal Palace, Bhimsen temple, Manga Hiti, King Yogaendra Malla’s Statue, Krishna temple, Taleju temple, 15th century Golden Temple and Mahaboudha Temple known as temple of 10,000 Buddha, Kumbeshwar Temple. Bishwakarma Temple, Uma Maheshwar Temple.
Day 6 Departure To Airport
AM: Breakfast at Hotel. Free time till departure to Airport
Note: The Rara lake short itinerary we suggested here is assuming that the flight is on time and weather is good. The trek is based on simple home stay style trek. Kinldy allow 2 or 3 days extra incase the flight get cancelled or delayed. Also need to buy extra Insurance to cover this delay or helicopter charter price some thimes.
Rara lake is also known as the Queen of the Lakes. The centrepiece is the pristine Lake Rara, also Known as Mahendra Tal, the biggest lake in Nepal. The lake is surrounded by richly forested hills, Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters is the best vantagepoint to get stunning views of the lake and the thickly forested hillsides and the snow-capped peaks around it.
Twin sharing price: USD 1187 per person for whole trip ( min 2 person in the team)
Single suppliment: USD 487 per person
"Amazing place, pictures donot do justice to beauty of RARA. I doubt if there is any lake in the world that comes par to RARA. I visited RARA in 1997 and spent two nights there. It is one of the most cherished memory of my life. I can’t wait to go back again"
- Mriti, Palo Alto, March 29, 2006
We have the following dates scheduled for this Rara lake Jumla Trek 2014, that are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 persons in the group. The trek is also available on a private basis to suit your own dates.
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Availability: Every week through out the year how ever ( Dec - Feb) is not recommended.
Style: Guided trip, fully supported Camping Trek
Maximum elevation: 4400 Mtr - some pass
Accommodation: 3 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge / tanted camp available
Transport: Car / Bus / internal flight, included
Meals included: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Note: The cost include permit fee, The Rara lake trek involves walking of 5 - 6 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from Min 2600m to Max 4400m ( pass), The local flight is from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Talcha airport Please bear in mind the if the weather goes bad we might have to add 1 or 2 days in the trip.
The Rara lake trek can combine with Bardiya National park also