Introduction to Rara Lake Trek
Rara Lake Trek is a trip to Nepal’s highest and biggest lake located in the far west of Nepal. The trail crosses the lush green jungle, taking you on a journey of flora and finally to the Rara Lake. In the water of Rara Lake, you see the reflection of the majestic Himalayas. The lake is situated at an altitude of 2,990 meters and surrounded by mountains is beautiful. It is also unique which will be one of the most beautiful things you have seen in your life.
Rara National Park was established in 1976 to preserve the beautiful lake between the park and the various plants, animals, and birds in the park. The park conserves about a thousand and fourteen species of flowers, two hundred and fourteen species of birds, and fifty-one types of mammals, along with Rara Lake. Medicinal plants are cultivated in the fertile land of this region and those who are involved in agriculture cultivate and sell medicinal plants.
Popular off-the-beaten trail of Nepal
Rara Lake Trek is an off-the-beaten trail and the trip provides a glimpse of the stunning Himalayan scenery, beautiful landscapes, rhododendron jungle, mixed culture, and lush valleys. This trek will help you walk the solitary path. You will follow the off-the-beaten trail and enjoy the beautiful gifts of nature. The Rara National Park you walk in is home to animals such as musk deer, Himalayan black bears, leopards, Himalayan goral, red pandas, etc.
The culture, traditions, and scenery are very different from the rest of the country. The unique cultures, traditions, and daily lives of the people in this remote area give the visitor a unique experience and make the holiday enjoyable. September to October and April to May are the best months of the year for this moderate-level trek. Good health and physical condition are sufficient to complete the Rara lake Trek.
This is a non-technical trip and is suitable for average trekkers without prior trekking experience. The Rara Lake Trek can be either camping or a homestay trek. For more affordable trekking it is better to trek with simple accommodation and Nepalese local dishes. For all nature lovers and remote solitude travelers, the Rara Lake trek can be the perfect trek.
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Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj - 1 hour.
Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m) - 20 minutes.
Jumla to Bumra (2,850m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Bumra to Pina (2,440m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Pina to Gamagadhi (2,095m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Gamagadhi to Rara Lake (3,010 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Explore Rara Lake.
Rara Lake to Khatyar Khola Camp (2,965m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
Khatyar Khola Camp to Ghoro Singha (3,050m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Ghoro Singha to Sinja (2,490m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Sinja to Chala Chaur (2,980m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Chala Chaur to Chauriya Chaur (3,055 m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Chauriya Chaur to Jumla (2,540m) -
Fly Jumla to Nepalgunj - 20 minutes.
Fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu – 1 hour.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex