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Rara Lake Trek

Well, Rara Lake is situated in the remote north-west part of Nepal. And Rara Lake Trek is truly a off-the-beaten-track trek in Nepal and it will take you to the secret trail of remote Nepal. In fact Rara is the largest lake in Nepal which is located in the altitude of 2980m. Rara Lake Trek begins from Jumla which is known as the largest upland hill town in the west Nepal. Actually, the region around Jumla and Rara Lake is still considered to be relatively unexplored. 
Rara Lake is so beautiful and tranquil. People compare its beauty as nymph of heaven. Well, Rara Lekake is protected by Rara National Park which is rich is biodiversity and is home of many wild animals and birds. The national park consists of Himalayan Black Bear, Black Panther, Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Red Panda, Rhesus, and Languor Monkeys along with numerous species of birds. Besides, Rara Lake Trek provides the glimpses of typical village cultures and their rustic lifestyle. Anyone who are looking for the wilderness and solitude travel, Rara Lake Trek can be the best choice for them. You can explore amazingly diverse Himalayan vegetation and beautiful valleys. We will also be enjoying the magnificent views of Dolpo and great mountains. 
You will have great time trekking into Nepal Rara Lake with Coldfeet Adventure Nepal during Nepal holidays. We heartily welcome you all for wonderful trek in a Rara Lake, an unspoiled pristine clear lake in Dolpo region.  
Type of Trek: Teahouse 
Trekking Level: Strenuous
Duration of Trek: 10 Days 
Tour Duration: 15 Days 
Route of Trekking: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla-Rara Lake-Jumla-Nepaljung-Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 3550 meters above sea level
Short Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trip
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) and trek to Uthugaun (2530m) 4 hours
  • Day 05: Trek from Uthugaun to Danphe Lagna (3500m) 5 hours
  • Day 06: Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) 5 hours
  • Day 07: Trek from Chautha to Dhotu (2380m) 6 hours
  • Day 08: Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) 4 hours
  • Day 09: Exploration Day at Rara Lake
  • Day 10: Trek from Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m) 5 hours
  • Day 11: Trek from Gorushingha to Sinja (2440m) 5 hours
  • Day 12: Trek from Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m) 6 hours
  • Day 13: Trek from Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2370m) 5 hours
  • Day 14: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
  • Details Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Check List
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trip
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Today, as per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj,we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj, where we will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India. We will stay overnight in the hotel at Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) and trek to Uthugaun (2530m) 4 hours
After a pleasant overnight at Nepalgunj, we transfer to the airport early in the morning for the flight to Jhupal which take around 45 minutes. Then, we will ascent up the Padmara valley. Our trail keeps following the river until we arrive at the small village of Uthugaun where we will have a good campsite close to the school on the opposite site of the river.
Day 05: Trek from Uthugaun to Danphe Lagna (3500m) 5 hours
Today, after breakfast, we follow the trail through the narrow canyon to the village of Padmara. We then climb to the Khali Lagna pass at 3550m through a deep pine and firs forest. Shortly after this pass, both routes come together and the trail then descends gently through birches and rhododendrons forest to arrive at our campsite at Danphe Lagna.
Day 06: Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m) 5 hours
This day, after having our morning breakfast, we descend steeply passing through birch, fir and bamboo forests. And after crossing a bridge, we follow the river downstream before starting a serious climb passing some water-driven mills to Kabra. Well, here is a huge overhanging rock which is the source of Silajit which is a mineral which is believed to have healing properties. Our steep climb continues for a while and then levels out before Bhara village. After this village we then descend to the Chauro Khola River to the village of Chautha.
Day 07: Trek from Chautha to Dhotu (2380m) 6 hours
Today, after taking our breakfast, we continue to follow the stream uphill to Bhulbule which is the Rara National Park entrance station at 3130m. Our path continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass 3450m which is covered with chortens and prayer flags. From the pass the route descends gently at first before dropping down precipitously through spruce forests. We camp at the small settlement of Dhotu village.
Day 08: Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m) 4 hours
Today is going to be a short and pleasant trek with fine views to the north. Well, we traverse a steep north facing slope from Dhotu and then cross a series of fields down to a small stream. And, after crossing the bridge, you will climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari. Then from Jhyari, you will climb steadily up through cedar forest to a huge meadow atop a 3050m ridge with great overhead views of Rara Lake. Here, we will be following the trail of the northern side of the lake.
Day 09: Exploration Day at Rara Lake
Today will be the exploration day at Rara Lake. So, after taking our morning breakfast, we can visit all around Rara Lake which is almost 13km. We can find Otter and different kinds of fishes in the lake. We will explore around the area including the old village of Rara where we can also climb up to the wooden observation tower behind the post office for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills. We can even visit the National Park Headquarters. In fact, swimming allowed in the lake and it’s all refreshing and perfect way for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek from Rara Lake to Gorusingha (3190m) 5 hours
Today, it is gonna be more rewarding trek to make a circuit via different trail. We follow the trail from Khtyar Khola to Majhghatta from the western end of the lake. Then, we will take a lower trail that descends gradually to the river leading straight up to the hill climbing through pine and rhododendron forests. Approx. 5 hours of trek today will bring you to Gorusingha. We will stay overnight at Gorusingha.
Day 11: Trek from Gorushingha to Sinja (2440m) 5 hours
Today, we will follow the Sinja Khola downstream to the Sinja. After that, we will be following a varied trail with scenic views climbs Lumsa. After approx. 5 hours of trek, we reach at Sinja where there is an Old Malla Durbar and Tripura Sundari Temple. We will stay overnight at Sinja.
Day 12: Trek from Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3270m) 6 hours
From Sinja, we then cross the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge and we then start a long trip up to the Dhubi Khola. Just after passing a few villages, we cross back and forth across the river on a series of bridges. The trek of approx. 6 hours will bring us to Jaljala Chaur for our overnight stay.
Day 13: Trek from Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2370m) 5 hours
Today, we will keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow which is just below the ridge at 3510m. We then will reach at a pleasant descent to Jumla. We will stay overnight at Jumla. 
Day 14: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Today, in the morning, you will take a short scenic flight for around 45 minutes from Jumla to Nepalgunj. On arrival at Nepalgunj, you then will connect to the scheduled flight to Kathmandu today. Well, in the remaining time, you can explore the city or go for last minute shopping. We will also be celebrating our farewell dinner. 
Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!
Cost Includes:

Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath, Patan Durbar Squire,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
English speaking qualify Guide and Assistant Guide
Porter one for two people
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
Transport by air from Kathmandu/Nepaljgunj/Dunai/Kathmandu
All necessary special Permit and Tims
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases

Cost Excludes:
Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Bottle water
Any beverage
(up to 5600./18372ft.)

# Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Thermals
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication
Optional Items
# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet

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