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Rara Lake Trek 15 Days 14 Night

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Rara Lake Trek, We offer a cultural and scenic adventure in Far North West of Nepal around Jumla and Mugu district at Rara Lake, which is the largest Lake in Nepal Himalaya of 10.8 km)at an altitude 2,990 meters high, located within the pristine environment, where few western trekkers venture due to its remoteness. Adventure to Rara Lake Trek begins with the flight to Nepalgunj at Nepal Far South West around  Nepalgunj city. By taking another short flight to Jumla, a headquarter town of Jumla itself located far northwest Nepal, our walk leads to Mugu District as well. Dolpo shy phoksondu trek

Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted around the lake area. Taking another sweeping flight to land in Jumla where our walk begins to Rara Lake visiting. The trail leads through interesting villages of Hindu Thakuri Malla and Tibetan-influenced tribes with rich old traditions and customs. This walk leads with amazing views of high snow-capped mountains. Jaljala Guerilla Trek

After an enjoyable time around Rara Lake our return journey heading back to Jumla via Pina 2,580 m, Jhyari, Chauta 2,770 m over Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,460 m. The highest point of the journey, and then on the downhill to Jumla via Tharamara 3,270 m high ridge for the flight back to Kathmandu. Through Nepalgunj, after a most mesmerizing and wonderful moment on Rara Lake trekking with great service and arrangement of Sange Sherpa Adventure.

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Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.

Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel. On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Sange Sherpa AdventureTrek guide or staff will receive you with a warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for a group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Rara Lake Trekking with welcome dinner in a pleasant and authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program.

Day 02:
Morning free and then fly to Nepalgunj city on route Dolpo.

Morning free and then fly to Nepalgunj city on route Dolpo. In Kathmandu morning free with preparation for Rara Lake Trekking, as per the flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for sweeping 50 mins flight to Far South West Nepal at Nepalgunj city, a warm semi-tropical climate area close to Indian border on reaching at Nepalgunj transfer to a nice hotel within the city area, with time for a short walk around.

Day 03:
Fly to Jumla 2,540 m then trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 – 05 hrs.

Fly to Jumla 2,540 m then trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 – 05 hrs. Early breakfast for another short connecting flight to Jumla, on reaching Jumla after 40 minutes on air, received by our trekking staff that has traveled here taking a long overland drive and walks, Jumla main headquarter town of Jumla district. From Jumla start the trek with a short climb walking past nice farm villages to reach our first overnight camp at Chauriya Chaur a nice farm village on route Rara Lake.

Day 04:
Trek on route Botan beneath unnamed pass 3,500 m.

Trek on route Botan beneath unnamed pass 3,500 m. After a lovely morning, our journey starts with an uphill climb into rhododendron, birch, and pine tree-lined serene forest and then heading towards an unnamed green meadow ridge top and a pass sometimes it’s called Jaljala offering fabulous views of Kanjiroba Himal towards North East. The walk continues through the tranquil wilderness than on the downhill path for a couple of hours through cool forest and reaching on the summer grazing pasture area for the overnight camp in this nice, pleasant spot.

Day 05:
Trek to Botan 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m – 06 hrs.

Khola 2,440 m – 06 hrs. Today’s walk leads to a downhill walk to Sinja for a few hours and then following Jaljala Khola (stream) downstream through a forest with dense pine forest and walking past terraced farm fields and terraces, to reach Sinja village, with a very old ruin temple and monuments, ancient sculptured stones which are covered in moss and weeds, and from here the walk follows the river upstream, reaching at Ganj a small village and then our route leads through an impressive gorge to our overnight camp at Botan village, with time for a short walk around.

Day 06:
Trek to Ghorasain 3,190 m – 04 hrs.

Trek to Ghorasain 3,190 m – 04 hrs. As the walk progress, our walk today is only for half-day of three to four hours, as the morning walk starts after leaving Sinja Khola then following another stream of Ghatte Khola towards North- Eastwards towards a short uphill, then coming at the pretty small valley and into farmlands with primitive water mills which is used for grinding corns, wheat’s into fine flour for bread, from here reaching our overnight camp on the border rim of Rara National Park at a small village of Ghorasain, this place with a police post, after the camp is set, afternoon free for a short walk around and just relax and catch up with the dairy.

Day 07:
Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m – 06 hrs.

Trek to Rara Lake 2,980m – 06 hrs. Walk today heading to our final destination on Nepal largest lake at Rara, starting the morning walk in this serene environment from Ghorasain camp, heading uphill with a climb all the way to Chuchemara Danda at 4, 260 meters, on reaching the top ridge with an awesome panorama of surrounding country landscapes and magnificent views of snow-capped mountains towards north, after enjoying the marvelous views walk leads to a descend looking down at beautiful Rara Lake through a forest of bamboo and birch trees, then crossing at Khatyar Khola walking along upstream of this crystal clear stream to our overnight camp at Rara Lakeshore.

Day 08:
Rest day at Rara Lake for a local excursion around.

Rest day at Rara Lake for a local excursion around. After a week of a good walk, a rest day here at Rara is an ideal spot for local exploration and to relax, after a leisure morning an optional walk around or climb a wooden tower for a panorama of the emerald picturesque lake and surrounding hills with distance snow-capped mountain views.

Day 09:
Trek to Pina via Jhyari 2,580 m – 05 hrs.

Trek to Pina via Jhyari 2,580 m – 05 hrs. Morning starting the journey back with an enjoyable and pleasant time in Rara lake and its surrounding, today a good, moderate trek on the path leading to a ridge top at Jhyari small village, from here onwards walk follows Jhyari Bira Khola downstream for a short time than crossing Dhauligar Khola valley, following this Dhauligar Khola (stream) all the way to Pina for our overnight camp, this is small farm village with police post and some houses serving as lodge and local tea shops.

Day 10:
Trek to Chauta 2,770 m via Ghurchi-Lagna 3,460m – 06 hrs.

Trek to Chauta 2,770 m via Ghurchi-Lagna 3,460m – 06 hrs. From this village Pina, our walk continues with an uphill climb into the tranquil and enchanting forest with excellent views of landscapes and mountains towards the north, then with a gradual climb to reach Ghurchi- Lagna pass the highest point of this fabulous journey, this place with several chortens (Buddhist monuments) and festooned with prayer flags, from here our route descends across alpine meadows and pastures, into walnut groves and then leading to a steep and narrow valley all the way to Chauta village for the overnight camp, this small place with shops and houses serving as a lodge for local and individual travelers and trekkers.

Day 11:
Trek to Tharamara 3,270 m – 06 hrs.

Trek to Tharamara 3,270 m – 06 hrs. After a nice stop in this village of Chauta, our journey leads following Sinja Khola through Bumra and then past a small lodge and tea shop and health clinic walking under the overhanging rock at Kamra, this is a source of an important herbal medicinal mineral called Sivaji. From this spot on the downhill walk towards Sinja Khola, and then reaching Nyawre village, after a nice break here our walk continues following the river upstream and then coming to an uphill walk of about 600 meters climb to Tharamara for overnight camp, this place with nice pasture land with the pristine surrounding.

Day 12:
Trek back to Jumla – 06 hrs.

Trek back to Jumla – 06 hrs. Our final day trek back to Jumla of this wonderful trip, the morning starts with a pleasant descend to a nice green valley and into pristine alpine forests of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, then reaching to fertile agriculture tended valley, then walk leads past little villages of Padmara following the same river most of the way to Jumla town for the last overnight stop, after a wonderful circuit and around the Jumla and Muga area, and then back to Jumla town with late afternoon free for a walk to browse around this main busy market town.

Day 13:
Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. Morning as per the flight time to Nepalgunj transfer to Jumla airstrip after bidding farewell to our camping staff and porters, a short scenic flight brings your south at Nepalgunj for short transit stop and then fly back to Kathmandu with panorama views of mountains during airborne and then on reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer back to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 14:
In Kathmandu free day with an optional sightseeing tour.

Day 14: In Kathmandu free day with an optional sightseeing tour. Nepal Base Camp Trek reserves this day as a contingency or free day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Jumla, which can occur sometimes due to bad and unfavorable weather conditions which are beyond our control. If all goes well using this spare day for an optional tour at places of interest around old heritage sites of Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur, with the rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 15:
Final Departure to your home.

Final Departure to your home. One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country. Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will always be ready to help you travel around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.

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Equipment List

Nepal Trekking Equipment List

This piece info is creating data on consumer goods and equipment needs, For those that would love an extra detailed discussion for equipment for the Nepalese Himalayan Trek.
The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate


  1. Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  2. Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling.
  3. Warm socks for colder areas.
  4. Gaiters, in case of rain or snow


  1. Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  2. Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  3. Long skirts for women as an alternative to trousers.
  4. Waterproof trousers


  1. Selection of T-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  2. Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  3. Warm shirt, possibly fleeces, for colder areas.
  4. Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  5. Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  6. Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  1. Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  2. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  3. Sunglasses or goggles.
  4. Warm gloves

Other items

  1. Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters.
  2. Daysack to be carried personally.
  3. Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  4. One litre water bottle.
  5. Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  6. Sleeping bag, 4 seasons.
  7. Torch, ideally head torch.
  8. Digital Camera and spare battery and battery charger! – For those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalayas.
  9. Toilet items and towel.
  10. Large handkerchief/bandana for neck

Optional items

  1. Binoculars
  2. Books (see Recommended Reading)
  3. Altimeter
  4. Compass
  5. Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.

Peak Climbing

  1. fleece trousers
  2. Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
  3. Ice axe, and ski poles (note – ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
  4. Climbing harness
  5. 2 x tape slings
  6. 2 x screw gate karabiners
  7. Descended/abseil device
  8. Ascender

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What is Included

  • All local transfers, pick up drops
  • Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
  • National park Conservation Fee, including Humla and Rara National Park Permits, special permits etc.
  • Tented camp accommodation during the trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 1-night accommodation in Nepalganja, 2 nights accommodation in Simikot/JumlaKathmandu on Standard hotels/lodges.
  • Services of English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter for two people and the maximum weight carry by one porter is a total of 25kg)
  • Accommodation, meals (warm daily cooked meals in campsite, insurance, equipment and allowance of guide and porters, Yaks and Yakmans.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
  • All tents for camp including kitchen, dining, and staffs tents
  • Just in case of any emergency, backup and supports such as any alternative arrangement services, helicopter booking, alternative flight booking, etc.
  • First Aid-medical services
  • All cooking and kitchen utensils
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.

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What is Excluded

Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.

Insurance with helicopter evacuation.

International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).

Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).

Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)

Personal travel insurance and medical bills.

Personal trekking equipment.                    

Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

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