- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 4100 meters
- Trek to Nepal's biggest lake
- Authentic beauty of unexplored Karnali region of Nepal
- Fantastic panoramic views of the area
Rara lake lies on the remote Karnali zone in the north western Nepal. The region is made up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. Summer rainfall is low but winter snow can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunderstorms, the summer season is ideal for trekking. Winters are cold, but in the autumn season, trekking is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers.
The Rara Lake adventure starts with two flights - first to Nepalgunj then to Jumla, from where our trekking begins.
Please check out our Itinerary. We look forward to take you on a magnificent trek.
Our guide Guruu and our porter Dandi made this trip even more special. Due to flights being cancelled to Lukla because of inclement weather, we had to shorten the trip meaning that Guruu and Dandi had to work even harder, faster and smarter than usual. Nothing was too much to ask of the them and if I have family or friends booking similar experiences in Nepal, I would without question give them Guruus details.”
I be back soon for a longer trek.
Bengt Lindgren, Sweden”
Day 1: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 2: Fly to Jumla (2,380 m) & Trek to Uthugaun
Day 3: Trek to Danphe Lagna (3,490 m)
Day 4: Trek to Chautha (2,770 m)
Day 5: Trek to Jhedi (2,400 m)
Day 6: Trek to Rara Lake (3,062 m)
Day 7: Rest in Rara Lake & Explore surrounding
Day 8: Trek to Gorusingha (3,150 m)
Day 9: Trek to Sinja (3,190 m)
Day 10: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (2,900 m)
Day 11: Trek to Jumla (2,380 m)
Day 12: Fly to Nepalgunj & then fly back to KTM
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (international and domestic both).
- Pre-trek meeting
- Flight Kathamandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu inclusive with airport tax.
- Flight Nepalgunj - Jumla – Nepalgunj inclusive with airport tax.
- 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
- Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
- Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj with breakfast as per the programme.
- All necessary trekking permits: Rara National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- All organizational requirements.
- Hotel in KTM/Night
- Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
- Your international flight to and from Nepal.
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
- Hotels in Kathmandu.
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
- Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
- Tips for guide, porter, driver.
- Earn US$ 48+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationRecommended Gear Lists: 01.) Good wind/rain jacket 02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey 03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots 04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu) 05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband. 06.) Fleece jacket or pullover 07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 10.) Lightweight gloves 11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer 12.) Sun hat or scarf 13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 14.) Sunglasses with UV protection 15.) T-shirts 16.) Underwear 17.) Hiking shorts 18.) Lightweight cotton long pants 19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 20.) Fleece or wool pants 21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks 23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks 24.) Hiking boots with spare laces 25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: 1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter) 4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) 7.) Toiletries 8.) Small wash towel COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.