Rara Lake Trek

Rara lake Trek remain untouched from 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 route passes through some high passes. 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.

The clear, high altitude lake of Rara, which mirrors the snow capped Himalayas is ringed with blue pine, black juniper forest and Himalayan cypress Lake Rara is a popular serenity pilgrimage for Nepalese. In summer rainfall is low, and ideal for trekking. In the winter there is often snow on the ridge surrounding the lake, in the autumn season trekkers are rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Rara Lake trek is five kilometers long and two kilometers wide and is the largest lake in Nepal. The national Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife: musk deer, leopards, ghorals, tahr, Himalayan black beer, and the Rar are all native. The park is also a bird watcher’s delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

Tour Highlight
  • 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.
  • Outstanding landscapes and mountain views during the trek.
  • Explore an isolated and mysterious beauties of remote Nepal.
Rara lake trek
Rara lake trek

Additional information

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

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by TravHill representatives and be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drink followed by orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide. Evening is free to explore as own. Overnight stay at your hotel.



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.
  • 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.


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. Overnight stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals: Breakfast only


Flight from 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. Overnight stay at Jumla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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 specialty of the village. You will also enjoy finding out about the cultural mix of people from different cultures. Overnight at Tent at Padmora.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight stay at Bhadgaon (tent)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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). Overnight stay at Pina in Tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight in a Tent at Gamgadhi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight stay at around Rara Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight stay at around Rara Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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 exploration, you will descend to a tiny settlement of Jhyari (2,600m) where your day will end. Overnight stay at Jhyari.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight stay at Bhadgaon (tent).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight stay at Padmora.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


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. Overnight stay at Jumla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight

You can connect your flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu and make it to Kathmandu this day itself.  Overnight at Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Free Day at Kathmandu

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.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner


Final Departure

After Breakfast – free time till departure –  A representative from TravHill Dot Com will transfer to Airport for onward destination with sweet memories of Nepal. We will drop you to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Cost Includes

  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla-Kathmandu)
  • Airport Shuttle Services (Domestic & International) by private transport
  • Hotel Accommodation with Daily Breakfast at Kathmandu & Nepalgunj (3 Star/ Tourist Budgeted Hotels)
  • Local Sightseeing on day 2 in a private transport with a private tour guide
  • Accommodation in tent throughout the trek (includes: tents, mattress, cooking utensils and camping equipment)
  • Full Board Meals throughout the trek
  • Cook/ Porter/ Experienced Licensed Holder Guide throughout the trek (includes their food, lodging & salary)
  • TIMS and Permits included (Rara National Park)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • 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
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not specified in cost include section