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Rara Lake Circuit (15)

Basic Info ( RLC )

Duration 15
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate vehicle, Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Jumla both way flight
Altitude 3050m/10007ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj, Tea house/Lodge or tented camp during trek
Best Seasons Autumn (October to December)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals Welcome & Farewell Dinner at Kathmanud, All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day)

Basic Intro

Rara lake trekking is the right choice for the trekkers who want to explore rural area of Nepal and learn the traditional culture of Nepal. Rara Lake is one of the Biggest and the deepest lake in Nepal. The Rara Lake with the altitude of (2,990m/9,810ft) above from sea level and with the area of 10.8km is also popularly known by Queen Lake of world. Rara Lake is situated in the Mugu District of Nepal and located in the Rara National Park. 15 Days Rara Lake circuit not only provide beauty of Queen Rara Lake, but also provide the landscape, high hills,  White snow peaks and Green forest of Rara National Park where you can encounter the unique floral and faunal, musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and much more endanger plants and animals.

15 Days trek start form visiting UNSCO world heritage site in Kathmandu followed by flying to Nepalgunj and Jumla. From Jomla we start out trek and walk to Chauriyachaur, Bumra, Pina and to Rara Lake on on 7th day of our tour, while on 8th day we have full day for exploring the Rara Lake. Then we continue our trek to Gorusingha, Hatsinja, Jalijali Chaur and Jumla where we make our Rara Lake Circuit trek complete.

Day 01:- Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:- Kathmandu Sightseeing: 6-8 hours Tour.

Day 03:- Fly to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft):1 hrs flight.

Day 04:- Fly to Jumla, trek to Chauriyachaur(3055m/10,023ft): 30 minut flight, 4 hour trek.

Day 05:- Chauriyachaur to Bumra (2850m/9351ft): 6-7hours Trek.

Day 06:- Bumra to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 07:- Pina to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 08:- Explore Rara Lake 

Day 09:- Trek to Gorusingha(3050m/10007ft): 5-6hrs trek. 

Day 10:- Gorusingha to Hatsinja(2490m/ft). 4-5hrs trek 

Day 11:- Hatsinja to Jalijali Chaur(2980m/9,777ft): 4-5 hrs trek 

Day 12:- Jalijali Chaur to Jumla : 5-6 hrs trek

Day 13:- Fly to Nepaljung, Fly back to Kathmandu 

Day 14:- Rest Day, Shopping Day 

Day 15:- Depature 


Includes


Airport Pickup/Drop.

3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj

Full Day Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing with Guide and Entrance fee.

Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Kathmandu.

Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jumla both way flight ticket.

Accommodation in Tea house/ lodge or tended camp during trek.

All necessary equipment for tented camp.

All meals during trek(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner per day)

An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, Flight, Food and Lodge.

Four seasonal sleeping bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

A comprehensive medical kit

All government and local taxes


Not Includes


Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).

International airfare to and from Kathmandu.

Excess baggage charges.

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)Tips for guides and porters


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Rara Lake Circuit. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.