Short Trek to Rara Lake 8 Days trip code: EH0102

Best Months

March-May | Sept-Nov

Duration

8 Days

Grade / Difficulty

Easy

Accomodation

Hotels/Local Tea-houses

Max Elevation

4087m

Description

A short trek to Rara Lake is a wonderful getaway to Nepal's one of the hidden gems, where nature prevails 

Rara Lake, the Queen of Lakes lies inside the smallest and the most colorful National Park of Nepal, Rara National Park. Trek to Rara Lake could be undertaken either from Jumla, which is long trek or from Talcha, which is a quick getaway trip. Short Trek to Rara Lake is ideal for those trekkers having limited time or health issues to trek long hours for multiple days.

Lying at the altititude of 2990m, Rara Lake is Nepal's one of the pristine lakes ringed by the mountains of Western Himalayas. It is a beautiful and widespread natural water reservior that has multi colored flowers blooming at its bank.  The dense woodlands of conifer and fir trees is the home to over 215 species of birds and 20 species of mammals. The national Park is also the suitable habitat for more than 500 species of flower and herbal plants that include Rhododendrons, Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce and Himalayan Cypress among others. During Winter the snow covered lake neighborhood is the temporary habitat for migratory birds from around the world. Chuchemara Hill 4087m overlooking Rara Lake is the vanage point for the best view of Rara Lake and around. The hilltop caters exceptional views of Himalayan peaks and lush vegetation encircling the beautiful Rara Lake. Moreover, the crystal clear mirror of snocapped Himalayan peaks and gree woods falling in the Lake is an awesome view. The trek also highlights the glimpse of authentic remote culture of farflung western hills of Nepal.

Short Trek to Rara begins with the flight to Talcha airstrips via Nepalgung and explores around the region for three days before we fly back to Kathmandu from Talcha via Nepalgunj. It is a fully organized camping trek and hence trekkers get opportunity to experience the camping stay in the wilderness.

Bullet point Highlights

  • The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The culture close to nomadic like in the remote villages around Rara Lake
  • The view of Rara Lake blended perfectly with Himalayas, green woods and colorful flowers
  • The sightings of bird species residential and migratory
  • Hike to Chhuchhemara Hilltop for the best view of Rara Lake & surroundings

 

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COST INCLUDES

 

  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Talcha & back flight
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Nepaljung with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
COST EXCLUDES
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses
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Trip Overview

Day 01:

Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for Short Rara Lake Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:

Fly to Nepalgunj 1 hr flight

Today we don’t have any other plans except flying to the western lowland town of Nepaljung. Hence we have a free day in a way. During the free time we can stroll around the bustling tourist hub Thamel. As the time for our flight approaches closer we drive to the domestic section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Almost an hour long flight brings us to the western border town Nepaljung. As you exit out of the airport you shall once again get the cultural shock. Welcome to diverse Nepal and witness the geographic and cultural diversities of the country. We shall check into our hotel in town for the overnight stay.  

Day 04:

Fly to Talcha 2720m 30 minutes flight & trek to Rara Lake 290m 3-4 hrs Trek

Today we begin the trek. Prior to the trek we enjoy a short scenic flight that takes us to the mountainous airport of talcha. The flight to Talcha is an awesome journey catering incredible views of Nepal’s untouched wilderness. On arriving Talcha the Trek begins. Frequent uphills and downhills walk through the dense woods of low alpine forests we head towards Rara Lake. Throughout the trek we emerge out to nomadic highland hamlets. The trek is a pleasant jungle walk that highlights several species of birds, species of herbal plants and the panorama of snow capped peaks. After 3-4 hours of walk we arrive to Rara Lake. Welcome to the Queen of Lakes. Crystal clear blue water surrounded by oak and pines with colorful herbal flowers at its shores, Rara lake seems like a myth. However, myths are sometimes realities and Rara Lake is one of them. Overnight in the tented camps of Rara Lake .

Day 05:

Explore around Rara Lake; Day Hike to Chuchemara Hill 4087m

Today we shall enjoy soaking in the nature around Rara Lake. Exploring around the lake is a wonderful morning exploration. Watch out for beautiful and rare species of birds and flowers. Feel the excitement of boating in tranquil clear water of the lake and savor the view of magnificent nature dominated by lush vegetation and elevated Himalayan peaks beyond the green hills.

 

In the afternoon we hike uphill towards Chhuchemara Hill with the packed lunch. The hike to Chhuchemara hill is a steady uphill climb through the trails inside wood. Hence this pleasant walk caters tremendously wonderful jungle vibe where chirps of birds and activities of highland mammals can be witnessed. After a couple of hours walk we reach the top of the hill that caters outstanding view of untouched nature 360 degree. Himalayas within Nepalese territory and beyond border in Tibet soar high up to skies in north. In rest of the directions the views of deep valleys, widespread clean Rara Lake and the green vegetation can be observed. Folks you are in the heaven where nature absolutely dominates the modernity. Then you will walk down to Rara Lake. Explore around once again during the sunset. Overnight in the camps at lakeshore.

 

Day 06:

Trek back to Talcha

Today, after having the wonderful sunrise view at Rara Lake and exploring around for one last time we begin the trek back to Talcha. On a retracing trail the trek stretches all the way back to Talcha where we shall stay for the night.

Day 07:

Fly from Talcha to Nepalgunj and then take a connecting flight to Kathmandu

Today on a first flight from Talcha fly to Nepaljung. Boarding the connecting flight, we land at Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, we shall be escorted to our designated hotels. Evening time is allotted free for your individual activities.

Day 08:

Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

 

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