Jumla Rara Lake Trekking

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 10 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation By Air
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
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Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 3800
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Trip Highlights

  • Free Cancellation
  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secure Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • View of Rara Lake (the deepest and biggest freshwater lake in Nepal)
  • Beautiful fishes in the lake and other mammals, reptiles, amphibians on land
  • Cultural variation with varying lifestyles of people following Hinduism and Tibetan families
  • Elephant Ride on Bardia National Park
  • Glorious hillside and snowcapped peaks surrounding the environment.

Jumla Rara Lake Trekking is the most aspiring off beaten trek in Nepal encountering the splendid natural beauty enclosed inside Rara National Park. Isolated mountainous hamlets, extreme wilderness, of sub-tropical woods, untouched and nomadic lifestyle of people are its major attractions. Rara National Park is known as the smallest national park in Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 2990m with the total area of 10.8 square kilometers in Mugu district of western Nepal. This trek can be done throughout the year but the main constraint remains road transportation.

Beautiful description of Rara Lake by GORP founder Bill Greer “a shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks”

During Rara Lake Trek, the splendid numbers of vegetation and wilderness include 500 varieties of blossoming flowers (like national flower Rhododendron, oak, black juniper, west Himalayan spruce, and Himalayan cypress, fir, birch), 214 species of birds (Himalayan snowcock, chukar partridge, kalij, etc.), 20 species of mammals (red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, etc.), and also other species like reptiles and amphibians. Rara Lake itself is known as the Queen of Lakes. It is the deepest and biggest freshwater lake in Nepal. The trekking route encloses all these specialties that are not found in any other regions of Nepal. The obliging local inhabitants are also the major attractions who are mainly Hinduism and Tibetan families.

Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition offers you grandiose opportunity to explore this beautiful Rara Lake Trek of Nepal with an organized itinerary at best negotiable costs. According to our itinerary of Jumla Rara Lake Trek, on the way, you pass through Jumla, Danphe Langa, Dhotu to Rara Lake, and return back to Kathmandu passing through Gorusingha, Sinja, Jaljila chaur, Jumla, and Nepalgunj. This flexible itinerary can be modified according to your demand. Once you book the trek, then there will be no need of worrying further about it as all the preparations and arrangements will be done by the company itself. Enjoy the trip with NTA at your own flexibility.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu (1300m) to Nepalgunj (152m)
  • Day 02:Fly to Jumla (2370m) and then trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m)
  • Day 03:Danphe Lagna to Dhotu (2380m)
  • Day 04:Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m)
  • Day 05:Rest day at Rara Lake
  • Day 06:Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m)
  • Day 07:Gorusingha to Sinja (2440m)
  • Day 08:Sinja to Jaljila Chaur (3270m)
  • Day 09:Jaljila Chaur to Jumla (2370m)
  • Day 10:Jumla to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu (1300m) to Nepalgunj (152m) On the first day of Jumla Rara Lake Trek, we drive you to the airport for a short scenic flight to Nepalgunj. It is an hour flight with astonishing views of mountains, forests, and river valleys, monuments, hills and city lights. You will stay at the hotel in Nepalgunj. It time support, you can explore the area and enjoy the day/night.
  • Day 02:Fly to Jumla (2370m) and then trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m) On this day of Jumla Rara Lake Trekking, we drive you to the airport for a short scenic flight to Jumla. It takes 30 minutes to reach Jumla. On the way, you will be able to observe the beautiful view of mountains, river valleys, and forests. After landing in Jumla, we begin our trekking to Uthugaon. The trail leads to Uthugaon enjoying scenic beauty along the way. It is around 3-4 hours of trekking to reach the destination. You lodge overnight in Danphe Lagna.
  • Day 03:Danphe Lagna to Dhotu (2380m) Today, we start our trek with descending to through steep hill passing via fir, birch, walnut, and bamboo forest. After crossing the bridge, we march following the river downstream and pass from some water mills to Kabra. In Kabra, there is a huge overhanging rock which is the source of Shilajit (a mineral with healing properties). Now, our steep uphill climb starts and stops at Bhara village. We again start descending to Chauro Khola River to the village of Chautha. From here, we follow the stream uphill to Bhulbule (the Rara National Park Entrance Station at 3130m) and continue the climb to Ghurchi Lagna Pass (3450m) which is covered with Chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and prayer flags. Again downward trial starts gently at first before a precipitous walk through the spruce forest. This is the most exhausting day as the trial will take about 10 hours to complete. Finally, we reach Dhotu and stay overnight in tented camp.
  • Day 04:Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) Today comes the day when we will finally reach to the most beautiful place in our whole trek, Rara Lake. We have a short and pleasing trek crossing the steep north facing slope from Dhotu, forwarding to series of fields down to the small stream. We climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari after crossing the bridge. From Jhyari, we climb straight upward to a huge meadow atop a ridge through the beautiful Ceder forest, with the grand overhead view of Rara Lake. This day, we will walk for about 5 hours and finally reach the destination. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 05:Rest day at Rara Lake Today we take rest as well as explore the area around Rara Lake which is the largest lake in Nepal extending almost 13 km2 in the area designated in the national park in 1975. This region offers remoteness and a wilderness experience unlike any other regions of Nepal where birds, flowers, and wildlife flourish. Some animals inhabited in this area are bears, Serows, Ghorals, Musk Deer, Red Pandas, and both Rhesus and Langur monkeys. The lake is a habitat for otters and is an important resting place for migrating waterfowl. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 06:Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m) This day we start our trial after breakfast in the camp itself. Our trial will take 5 to 6 hours to complete and it follows the Khatyar Khola River and we descend slowly following the river before climbing uphill. This trail passes through the territory surrounded by pine, spruce and Rhododendron forests. We follow our route dropping into the Ghatta Valley heading towards the small settlement of Gorusingha. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 07:Gorusingha to Sinja (2440m) From Gorusingha, we keep our path forward down the Ghatta valley, following the Sinja Khola River downwards to Sinja. We will walk for about 6 hours to reach Sinja from Gorusingha. From 12th to 14th century, Sinja was the capital of the Malla Dynasty that ruled western Nepal. The disintegration of old historic palaces can be seen across the river. There is also an interesting temple dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, known as the goddess of justice who rides atop a tiger. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 08:Sinja to Jaljila Chaur (3270m) Today the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge. After passing a few small villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of quaint log bridges. Most of the trek passes through the forest of pine, birch and oak, and fields of barley and corn. Then the trek makes a steep climb to Jaljala chaur (a gigantic meadow full of horses) which is our destination for today. The trek for this day completes after 7 hours of walk through the beautiful land. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 09:Jaljila Chaur to Jumla (2370m) This trail passes through the forest to another meadow, just below the ridge at the height of 3510m, then the pleasing descent to Jumla. It will take about 5 to 6 hours to reach Jumla from Jaljila Chaur. Stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10:Jumla to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu Waking up early in the morning and having breakfast is followed by a sweeping wonderful flight of approximately 40 minutes to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of snow-capped mountains and peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight to Kathmandu, you will be provided several opportunities. If it’s afternoon time, we will have time to have a refreshment in a comfortable hotel at Nepalgunj, and after that connect with the flight to Kathmandu. But, if there is no time then we will directly take flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu immediately after landing at Nepalgunj. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transported safely to your respective hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop facility by private tourist vehicle.
  •   Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two star hotel in Kathmandu.
  •   Lodges, Guest house accommodation during the trek.  (8 nights in a local lodge/teahouse while on trekking)
  •   Trekking Map
  •   2 nights in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  •   NTA licensed English speaking guide.
  •   Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears on HIRE.
  •   Local area permit and other necessary paper work.
  •   An experienced licensed holder Guide and Needed Porters as per as your group size. (MOSTLY 2 guest=1 porter)
  •   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •   FAREWELL dinner program in typical Nepali surrounding.
  •   All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  •   Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.  (Requires approximately USD 15 to 30 per person per day)
  •   Lunch and Dinner while on Trekking. 
  •   Extra Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  •   All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees in city
  •   Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  •   International airfare and airport departure tax.
  •   Any expense of personal nature.
  •   Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  •   Personal trekking Equipment.
  •   Tips for trekking staff and driver. (TIPS ARE ONLY EXPECTED NOT MANDATORY )
  •   Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Inclusive cost heading’.
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  • Trek to deepest and biggest Lake of Nepal
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    Trek to deepest and biggest Lake of Nepal

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    Nepal is a beautiful country. Almost all part of Nepal is beautiful. This time I went for Rara trek. I enjoyed the trip a lot. I viewed many beautiful wild animals and birds, tropical forests with blossoming flowers and herbs, mountains and many more. The way was a little slippery but overall it was fun. I also insisted on my guide to organizing a dive to Rara Lake. It was so difficult so it could not happen. But still, another adventure was very good. I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for organizing such a beautiful trip for me. God bless you and see you soon!