Rara Lake view at Evening

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Rara Lake Journey


‘a short picturesque journey to Nepal Far West around largest Rara lakes’

Trek at Glance:

Mode of accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu-Nepalgunj with local lodge on walks.

Trekking Grade: Moderate with ups and down-hill with touch of high altitude.

Area of Trekking: Far North West at Mugu district of Karnali zone

Highest elevation gain: At Murma Hill 3,780 m and Rara Lake 2,990 m.

Daily Walks: Minimum 4 hrs to maximum 6 hrs.

Journey duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days (with flights both ways)

Total Trip: 10 Nights and 11 Days (arrival to final departure)

Best Seasons for Rara Lake Journey:

Best time to visit is from March to May and from September to November , April and May during spring times when days are much longer with sunlight hours and quite warmer during the day, but cold in the morning and night times with chances of snow sometimes.

During September to early November ,the days are much clear day for views and walks but shorter day with sunlight hours due to autumn season freezing temperatures during morning and night time, can expect snow on treks sometimes around higher elevation.

People and Culture:

Around Rara Lake and Mugu district populated by Hindu Roka and Malla, Chettris with Bhramins and Dailits includes few Magar and Bhotia people of strong Tibetan influence practice both Buddhism and ancient Bon sect of pre-Buddhism.

On this journey ,you can witness typical Nepalese rural farm villages of interesting cultures of both Hindu and with some Buddhism religions, the area around Nepal Far West from Jumla and Mugu areas, where Nepalese language originated known as ‘Khas’.

Additional Information on Rara Lake Hike:

Rara Lake Hike takes you around remote areas of Nepal Far Western Himalaya where flights involves before and after the journey to reach the starting point and end of walks, an interesting and exclusive adventure on least ventured region of Nepal wilderness.

Rara Lake area falls within a country of ancient Nepalese origin dominated by Khas Chettris known as Thakuri,Malla and Rokas with Bhramins and Dalits tribes of Hindu religion,it is believed that Nepali languages spread from the this region of Far Western Nepal.There is the old kingdom of Malla regime which is now at ruined situation that falls within Jumla on walks to Rara Lake around Sinja village area.


Rara Lake Journey is a short hike of few days within Nepal Far North Western Himalaya, one of the most remote areas of the country, as well the origin of Nepalese language which was an ancient kingdom of Malla regime.

Journey to Rara Lake,probably is the best way to enjoy perfect wilderness and tranquility within its pristine environment, very refreshing country to experience once in your lifetime, where the route to Rara Lake has been made easier and possible for interested travelers.

Rara Lake Journey takes you to picturesque country around Mugu district located within great Karnali Zone where one can explore remote rural farm villages with traditional heritage farm life as it was past hundreds of centuries and untouched by outside world of modernization.

Rara Lake is the largest and deepest lake of Nepal at 9.8 sq. km situated at the height of 2,990 m within Rara National Park, the smallest park of the country covering an area of 106 sq.km.

On this journey to Rara Lake,you will enjoy its beautiful surrounding serene forest filled with blue pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce, oak, Himalayan cypress and other associated species.Some section of the park serves as an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral, Himalayan tahr and wild boar.In the lake Rara, snow trout is the only fish species recorded which makes a great feed for resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted in this area.

Due to its remoteness,Rara Lake Journey involves both ways flight from Kathmandu to reach at Nepalgunj city at first within Low warm sub-tropical areas of Nepal Far South West, and then taking another short scenic flight to reach Rara areas at Talcha town,a small airport.

From here our adventure and walks starts heading first to a view point hill of Murma at 3,780 m the highest spot of the journey offers mind-blowing views of surrounding beautiful landscapes with high snow-capped peaks.

Then our hike takes you to our ultimate destination around picturesque Lake Rara, here with time to spend a day to explore and marvel its magnificent surroundings then heading back to Talacha town for return flight to Kathmandu.

Truly a great wonderful journey to Rara Lake, over the years only few groups of foreigners seldom visits Lake Rara, where you can take this marvelous opportunity and enjoy this mesmerizing journey to Rara Lake, worth a life-time experience.

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:         Main arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m via various airlines.

Day 02:         In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Day 03:        Fly to Nepalgunj city 50 minutes on air and transfer to hotel.

Day 04:        Fly to Talcha 2,260 m with overnight stops in local lodge.

Day 05:        Walk to Murma Hill Top 3,780 m- 05hrs.

Day 06:        Hike to Rara Lake 2,990 m - 04 hrs.

Day 07:        Morning at Rara Lake enjoy beautiful surrounding.

Day 08:         Hike to Talcha town- 06 hrs.

Day 09:         Fly to Kathmandu from Talcha via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.

Day 10:         Free and Contingency day in Kathmandu.

Day 11:         International departure to respective countries homeward bound.

Options for Overland to Rara Lake:

Leads to a long driving journey on four wheels either taking a Jeep or local Bus to reach Talcha town village outskirt of Rara Lake:

Day 01:         Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj drive to Surkhet transfer to hotel.

Day 02:         Drive to Kalikot, Manma with district headquarters via Dailekh.

Day 03:         Drive to Talcha or at Gamdadhi Bazaar.

Day 04:         Drive to Rara boundary at Milichaur and walk to Murmatop-04 hrs.                      

Day 05:    Spend day at Rara with marvelous times.

Day 06-8:     Back to Kathmandu on the same route or taking flight from Talcha or Nepalgunj airport. 

Trip Extension in Kathmandu:

People with more time in Nepal can enjoy staying in Kathmandu for other adventure sports activities rafting, mountain biking, Mountain flight, Para-gliding and sightseeing tour or just relax and enjoy shopping souvenirs.

Main Highlights:

  • Tranquil surroundings on less ventured region by main flow of visitors
  • Enjoy walk into serene woodland of tall coniferous and deciduous trees
  • Journey to Far North Western Himalaya around country largest lake Rara  
  • Picturesque scenery of beautiful landscapes and views of snow-capped peaks
  • Explore scenic Rara Lake with refreshing moment around pristine environment

For people with interest on longer days trekking of more than a week duration from Jumla to Rara Lake and back via high pass.A perfect adventure for interested people where one can enjoy camping in complete wilderness of high mountains within beautiful and scenic Rara Lake surrounded by pristine forest.

Outline Itinerary:  

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

Day 02:         In Kathmandu with half day tour and flight to Nepalgunj.

Day 03:        Fly to Jumla 2,540 m then trek to Chauriya Chaur 3,055 - 05 hrs.

Day 04:        Trek on route Bota via Jaljala pass at 3,585 m - 06 hrs.

Day 05:        Trek to Bota 2, 680m via Sinja Khola 2,440 m -06 hrs.

Day 06:        Trek to Ghorasinga 3,050 m near Rara Lake - 06 hrs.

Day 07:        Trek to Rara Lake 2,980 m - 06 hrs.

Day 08:        At Rara Lake rest day for excursion around the lake

Day 09:        Trek to Pina 2,440 m via Jhyari 2,635 m- 05 hrs.

Day 10:        Trek to Chauta 2,807 m via Ghurchi Lagna pass 3,480 m.

Day 11:        Trek to Khaligaon 3,685 via Tharamara 3,270 m - 06 hrs.

Day 12:        Trek back to Jumla via Daphne Lagna 3,691 m - 06 hrs.

Day 13:         Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.         

Day 14:        International departure home ward bound.


No. of Days :
11 D
No. of Nights :
10 N
Min Age :
16 Yrs
Max Age :
100 Yrs
Min Weight :
20 Kg
Max Weight :
100 Kg
Min Pax Per Booking :
2 Pax
Max Pax Per Booking :
16 Pax
Available Group Capacity :
100 Pax
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Rara Lake trek
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Beautiful Rara Lake day view
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Mules carrying food supply at Rara, Mugu district
Man Riding Horse at Rara Lake
group of people join Rara Lake trekking
Rara Lake view at Evening
Traditional Nepali Bridge on way to Rara Lake

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