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Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek is the 'off the beaten' trekking trail in the remote Karnali region of mid- western part of Nepal. Rara Lake (3062m.) also called Mahindra Tal is the biggest lake of Nepal surrounded by the scenic national park, Rara national park (106 sq. km). The peaceful surrounding of the Lake is enhanced by the reflection of the mountains in the Lake's bright blue waters.Rara Lake Trek is a walking in the relatively unexplored and undamaged region which provides a superb experience of nature along with the glimpses of typical village cultures and their rustic way of life. It gives the experience of wilderness. Rara Lake trekking also provides the opportunity to explore the incredibly diverse Himalayan vegetation as well as observe different kinds of birds and wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan black bear ,Danfe- the national bird of Nepal etc. The main attractions of this trek are pristine Rara Lake, Rara national park, magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains, alpine meadows and forests of pine, juniper and spruce, typical village and their unique culture etc.

Rara Lake Trek commences from Jumla, after the flight from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj with lovely view of Nepal's western landscape. Then you pass through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron, pine and juniper, river gorges, gorgeous valleys with grassy expanses, passes,grassy alpine pastures and remote villages. During the trek you encounter many wild animals and birds in Rara national park like Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Black Panther, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Wild Boar, Rhesus and Languor Monkeys and numerous species of birds. In this trek you also enjoy the scene of migrant birds including water fowl, Gallinaceous birds, Coots, great-crested grebe, black-necked grebe, red-crested poacher, mallard, common teal, merganser and gulls. En route you can also enjoy the majestic views of the Himalayas like Kanjirowa, the southern mountains of Humla as well as the mountain ranges of Tibet. To get full enjoyment of Rara Lake Trek you have to visit in spring and autumn season.

Rara Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trip

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) trek to Uthugaun (2530m) 4 hours

Day 05: Trek from Uthugaun to Danphe Lagna (3500m) 5 hours

Day 06: Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) 5 hours

Day 07: Trek from Chautha to Dhotu (2380m) 6 hours

Day 08: Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) 4 hours

Day 09: Exploration Day at Rara Lake

Day 10: Trek from Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m) 5 hours

Day 11: Trek from Gorushingha to Sinja (2440m) 5 hours

Day 12: Trek from Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m) 6 hours

Day 13: Trek from Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2370m) 5 hours

Day 14: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu


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