Rara Lake Trek
 Rara Lake Trek is one of the most incredible and fascinating trekking routes of Nepal that takes the trekkers to the wonderful Rara Lake filled with supreme natural beauty and landscapes. Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal and is situated in one of the most remote parts of the country. Rara Lake Trek is situated in the western part of the nation in Mugu district, Karnali zone, known more for its remoteness. Rara Lake Trek is almost ideal for those trekkers who like to travel in solitude while marveling at the great natural beauty of the enchanting landscape. Because of its remoteness and lack of easy access, Rara Lake Trek is not that common among the trekkers. However, the trek offers unparalleled beauty of the pristine and unspoiled nature and also provides the opportunity to traverse and explore one of the most remote places of Nepal.
The major attraction of the Rara Lake Trek is of course the Lake itself and also the chance to peek at the Rara National Park. The majestic views of the snow-capped mountains, several dense forests of pine, juniper, rhododendron, among others, while hiking along the way are the features of the Rara Lake Trek. During summer, rainfall is low and the weather is almost ideal for trekking. Trekking along Rara Lake Trek becomes difficult in winter because of snow. Rara Lake is located at an altitude of almost 3000 meters and the lake is huge with length of 5kms and width of 3 kms. Also the Rara National Park is home to several rare species of flora and fauna in Nepal ranging from musk deer to the rare red panda. The trek starts from Nepalgunj when we take a flight to Jumla and start the trek towards the beautiful lake located in a secluded region of the western Nepal.

Itinerary outline
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Jumla and trek to Padmara (3017m)
Day 05: Trek to Bumra (2830m)
Day 06: Trek to Pine (2430m)
Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake (2990m)
Day 08: Exploration around Rara Lake
Day 09: Trek to Ghorasain (3270m)
Day 10: Trek to Sinja (3100m)
Day 11: Trek to Chere Chaur (2980m)
Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2514m)
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the TIA in Kathmandu, our travel representatives and members will pick you up at the Airport and take you to the Hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The next day you will be sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley visiting the beautiful temples, monuments, monasteries and world heritage sites in the Capital city. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
The next morning you will be taking a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. 35-minutes of flight from Kathmandu will take you to the Tarai city of western Nepal. The rest of the time you will be sightseeing around the beautiful city of Nepalgunj, enjoying the temples like Bageshwori. Also the bordering town of Rupediya is also one of the attractions of Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Jumla and trek to Padmara (3017m)
On the fourth morning, we catch a flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. A 30-minute flight from Nepalgunj takes us to Jumla district, with the town being the administrative headquarters of Karnali Zone. Our trek now starts from Jumla as we make our way towards Padmara. The trail from Jumla to Padmara is wonderful and full of natural beauty as we cross pass Tila River on the way. We also come across several Pine and Juniper forests along the way. After almost 5 hours of comfortable trek we reach Padmara, a Chhetri village, where we will be staying overnight in a camp.

Day 05: Trek to Bumra (2830m)
The trail that follows beyond Padmara continues along the north side of Ghurseni stream. We reach to the altitude of almost 3500 meters on the day as we cross Khali Langa (3545m) which is situated four kilometers from Padmara. Crossing past many local villages, rivers and forests, we reach the village of Bumra (2830m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 06: Trek to Pine (2430m)
We take tea and breakfast in the morning and resume our trek. The trail beyond Bumra goes high and below for several times before we reach a village named Bhargaon in about two hours. The view of the landscape on the way is quite beautiful as we also get the chance to see the wonderful snow-fed mountains. Trekkers will have the ample opportunities to take pictures of the landscapes while on the way. Six hours of trek from Bumra, and crossing several settlement areas will take us to Pine (2430m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake (2990m)
The most important day of the trek comes on the seventh day of the travel as we embark on our trek to Rara Lake from Pine. The trail from Pine is relatively easy and it is a short and pleasant trek. We cross several small rivulets, fields, rhododendron forests and reach the small village of Jhari. As we descend from Jhari, we start to get glimpses of the magnificent lake as our excitement now starts to increase with every step. Further few hours trek from Jhari, we finally reach the elusive Rara Lake blessed with immense natural beauty. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 08: Exploration around Rara Lake
We will spend the next day resting and exploring around the vicinity of wonderful Rara Lake. The lake is located amidst the hills and the mountains form its backdrop. The bluish shimmering water in the large lake and the beautiful landscape around makes for a breathtaking and wonderful view. It nearly takes around eight hours to completely explore the lake. Rara National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Nepal. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 09: Trek to Ghorasain (3270m)
After spending a day at the Rara Lake, the next day we start our return tour from the wonderful lake. We come across several makeshift log bridges on our way and cross many such small rivulets and ravines. We steadily climb along the way while still playing hide and seek with the views of Rara. By the time we reach Ghorasain (3270m), we will have left Rara Lake, even the occasional glimpse of the wondrous lake. Overnight stay at a camp.
Day 10: Trek to Sinja (3100m)

The trail from Ghorasain to Sinja is continuously downhill. We walk for several hours the west of Ghorasain and reach the historically and culturally rich Sinja valley. Sinja is considered as one of the oldest valleys in Nepal and is home to the Sinja culture of the Karnali region. Before reaching Sinja, we cross Okharpati, another beautiful village in the region. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 11: Trek to Chere Chaur (2980m)
The next day we resume our trek from Sinja. Soon, we cross a makeshift bridge over Sinja River and follow along the bank until we reach Lamathada. Then we ascend the ridge for a brief period before again descending to the same stream. We descend towards east along a wide range of meadow. Further descending from there leads us to Chere Chaur (2980m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2514m)
Upon having breakfast in the morning, we resume our downhill climb to Jumla. Chere Chaur is a delightful place with rich pastures and vegetation. It also provides a bird’s eye view of the Jumla town and Tila valley. Few hours of trek from Chere Chaur is enough to take us to Jumla. Overnight stay at a camp.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
The next day, we will catch a flight to Nepalgunj in the morning. Once our flight for Kathmandu is ready, we board another flight for the Capital the same day and reach the Valley after the wonderful Rara Lake Trek. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be returning back to your home country by catching an international flight from Kathmandu Airport.