16Nights/17Days
Duration
Kathmandu, Nepalgunj
Location
Tour Highlight
  • Explore the majestic landscapes of the wild west.
  • Discover the divinely gifted sites of Rara Lake after a worthwhile challenging
  • Experience a recharge within yourself with the serenity of magical time at the lake.

Lake Rara remain untouched from the rest of the world, thus is one of Nepal’s hidden treasure.  It is one of the major destination of the western Nepal which lies in the Rara National Park.  The whole region is remarkably beautiful and thus rewards every trekker who dares to take the challenge of venturing into the unknown and discover the divine lake. The whole trek route remain a little rough because of lack of sufficient physical facilities and this is also one of the reasons that makes it more close to nature. The rout passes through some high passess. But the challenging itself is an interesting part of the trekking, as you would enjoy exploring your new limits beyond what you have set for yourself.   The trail will take you through beautiful forests, sing with birds on your way and get candid to wild animals.

Also be ready to be amazed by the warmth and heart warming hospitality and culture of the local people you will meet on your way.

Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car
1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by our representatives and be transferred to your hotel.

A brief orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide.Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast your tour around Kathmandu will commence where you will be accompanied by a guide of your lingual preference. The tour will include a visit to the following places:
  • Boudhhanath: A major Buddhist stupa located at the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
  • Pashupatinath: The most revered temple by Hindus in Nepal, the temple carries a significance of mystical proportions and is a site to many important life events of Hindus.
  • Swayambhunath: Sitting atop a hill, it is the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is one of many sites of Nepal included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square: Durbar Square or the Palace Square is ancient courtyard the then Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley which is abundant is breathtaking architecture.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

3

Flight to Nepalgunj

You will be taking a brief flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is a city in western Nepal, which lies near to the Indian Border and thus is an economic hub. You will spent your day by city tour, sightseeing, shopping or just rest. Your accommodation Package for Nepalgunj will be: 2-star hotel in Nepalgunj – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Nepalgunj.

4

Flight Nepalgunj - Jumla

Towards the north lies Jumla district, where you will fly from Nepalgunj while kicking off your trip for the day. Jumla sits at an At an altitude of 2,514m Jumla provides slightly thinner air than Nepalgunj. Jumla is popular for a Kala Marshi rice variety, a unique red rice that has a special taste, and which exclusively grows only at higher altitude like that of Jumla, you can go ahead to try some! This day you will prepare for the coming days of trek. You will get an accommodation package of 2-star hotel in Jumla – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Jumla.

5

Trek from Jumla to Padmora

Trek from Jumla to Padmora is an ascending trek, as we will be moving towards higher altitudes, and towards north. The trail is a long ridge trail which passes through beautiful pine forests. You will pass through a high valley and then descend down to the river below.

You will ascend again, then descend and then the trail will pass through few passes before you reach your final destination of the day Padmora(3,800m). You will be pleased to visit Buddhist chortens and Hindu temple that is a speciality of the village. You will also enjoy finding out about the cultural mix of people from different cultures. Here available to you is an accommodation Package: Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Padmora.

6

Trek from Padmora to Bhadgaon

You will start by heading west along the ridge to Padmora, this trail offers you beautiful vista of snow capped mountains of the upper Dolpo regions. You will continue with another trail which will descend you to the valley, in this route you will get to see beautiful forests of pines and oaks.

Continue trekking down and you will pass through forests, cultivated terraces before you finally cross a bridge over the small Nyawer Khola River. After this, you will reach Bhadgaon, which is an interesting village, such far away from the cities. You will have an accommodation Package: Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Bhadgaon.

7

Trek from Bhadgaon to Pina

Your trek today starts descending westwards, and soon you will turn north and start ascending upwards to the Chautha Khola Valley towards Bhulbule(3,130m). This is the entrance to Rara National Park, after your permits are taken care of you will continue on the trail which passes through a deep forest.

You will head for the top of the valley and the Ghurchi La Pass (3,460m). From here you will descend through more forest and then ascent and then again descend to finally reach Pina(3,050m). After a seven to eight hours of walk this day you will be provided with an accommodation Package of  Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Tent Pina.

8

Trek from Pina to Gamgadhi

You will walk today, alongside the flowing waters of the Gum Khola River. This trail will take you to your destination of the day Gamgadhi(2,400m). This trail will take you throgh a jungly walk through forests of Juniper and rosy walk through rhodendron forests and an interesting trek through terraced farmlands. You will enjoy your time at Gamgadhi village which is again an economic hub for people of the region. Your accommodation Package for the night is Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Gamgadhi.

9

Trek from Gamgadhi to Lake Rara

Finally the day has come when you will reach Rara, but remember the whole day of effort is still awaiting. The upcoming trail is an ascending trail from Gamgadhi and makes you climb higher and higher. A small tip, remember if you are struggling while climbing look around and the panaroma of the Dolpo region will make your pain vanish. Your eyes will sparkle and dazzle to see the first view of our gem Rara Lake (3,060m).

You will walk nearer to lake and relax yourself with the view of what you climbed up for. Your accommodation Package for the night is Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at around Rara Lake.

10

Acclimatization at Lake Rara

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lake and the surroundings. You will feel like your whole body and soul is healing. Forget that you belong to another world and enjoy your time around the serenity in nature’s lap.

You can take some scenic photographs, this will be one of the moments when even the worst photographer will turn a pro. By the end of the day you will also be acclimatized to the environment. Your accommodation Package : Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at around Rara Lake.

11

Rara Lake circuit and to Jhyari

Today is the day to explore the area, to see the Lake from different angles. You will complete a circumnavigation of the lake in the morning. You will walk along the shore of the Lake through beautiful Forest. Watch out for wild animals, as this is also a conservation area. While enjoying the elploration, you will descend to a tiny settlement of Jhyari (2,600m) where your day will end.. Your accommodation Package: Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Jhyari.

12

Trek from Jhyari to Bhadgaon

Your return Trek starts this day. First you will walk back to Pina and via Ghurchi La Pass (3,460m), you will descent steep down to Bhadgaon. The accommodation Package at Bhadgaon Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Bhadgaon.

13

Trek from Bhadgaon to Padmora

You will return the same way you came from Bhadgaon to Padmora (3,050m)you can even retrace your steps. Through the Khari La Pass (3,050m) you will be back to Padmora. Your accommodation Package includes Tent – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Padmora.

14

Trek from Padmora to Jumla

You will walk the same trail back to Jumla from Padmora. The familiarity of the trail will make it easier this time. Your accommodation Package includes 2-star hotel in Jumla – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

Overnight stay at Jumla.

15

Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight

You can connect your flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu and make it to Kathmandu this day itself.  Your accommodation will include a 2/3-star hotel in Thamel – Breakfast – Dinner.
16

Kathmandu bound for a day

You will have a free day today in Kathmandu. You can take a day rest, shop around, or just enjoy yourself in the city. In the evening you will be given a farewell dinner to celebrate your achievements of the trek.
17

Final Departure

You are ready to leave on the 17th day from Nepal, just to come back again for another interesting trek in the Himalayan Country.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transportation by private vehicle
  • Accommodation 2/3-star in kathmandu; 2-star in Nepalgunj/Jumla; tent on trekking trail
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu escorted with English speaking guide – all entrance fees
  • Domestic return flights Kathmandu-Jumla
  • Hire of down jacket and sleeping bag
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits
  • Rara National Park pernit and fee and TIMS
  • All cost for a Langtang Ri staff – trained and licensed Guide and one porter between two trek clients; 10kg load limit per client
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation and insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staff
  • Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew
  • Tents, mattress, cooking utensils and camping equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Drinking water; hot shower; electricity during trek
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client’s insurance
  • Personal gears and clothing
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section