Rara Trekking

Rara Trekking

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34 Night| 35 Days|Cost Per Person $ 2799 to $ 3149

Rara Trekking : Jumla and Rara lie in the remote Karnali zone in the north-west of Nepal. The region is made-up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. Summer rainfall is low, but winter snow can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunder-storms, the summer season is ideal for trekking. Winters are cold, but in the autumn season, trekking is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. The former village site of Rara (3040m.) is two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Designated a National Park in 1975, Rara boasts an abundance of wildlife, including aquatic birds and rich forest around its large lake at a height of 2980 meters. This is an ideal place to relax for a day or two days.


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Kathmandu USD USD $ 40 USD USD $ 40 USD USD $ 75 USD USD $ 95


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Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.


Trekking permit arrangements & Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.


Kathmandu - Nepalgunj Tibet visa. Arrangements

Afternoon flight to Nepalgunj, where we spend the night.


Nepalgunj - Jumla

Fly to Jumla. The town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of rice paddy cultivation in the world. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone. The day can be used incase of delay in flight for Jumla that the other day we will start walking..


Jumla - Danphe Langa

From Jumla there are two tracks to Rara. Normally people trek the lower route. The trail follows the Tila river, passing through a patchwork of fields and fragrant pine forest. Arriving at Uthugaon, the trail climbs up the Gursini Khola valley, passing through a deep forest of pine, spruce and fir to the village of Padmara. The climb continues in forest over the pass at 3400m and descends to Danphe Langa, where we spend the night.


Danphe Langa - Chautha

The trail descends through fir, birch, walnut and bamboo forest. After crossing a bridge we climb to the classic Tibetan style village of Bhara and then descend to Chautha.


Chautha - Dhotu

The trail climbs to the Gurchilanga pass through forest and grassy meadows, passing a few local teahouses.


Dhotu - Rara lake (3040 m.)

It is a short, pleasant trek with fine views to the north. From Dhotu, we traverse a steep north-facing slope and cross a series of fields down to a small stream. Crossing the bridge, we climb up to the hamlet of Jhari (2500m.) From Jhari, we climb steadily up a ridge to a low saddle, from which there are fine views of the beautiful Rara Lake. From here, it is a pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The former village site of Rara (3040m.) is two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Designated a National Park in 1975, Rara boasts an abundance of wildlife, including aquatic birds and rich forest around its large lake at a height of 2980 meters. This is an ideal place to relax for a day or two.


Rara Lake Rest and explore Rara Lake.


Return trek to Sinja.

DOLPO TREK Dolpo is located inside the Shey-Phoksumdo National Park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan Plateau. Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal: time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard. A trek through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten.


return trek to Sinja.

return trek to Sinja.


return trek to Sinja.

return trek to Sinja.


Chaurikot - Veri river Side

We hear the roar of the mighty Veri flowing down below and above us to the west are the Quagmire ranges. We pass villages inhabited by people of the blacksmith and tailor casts.


Veri River Side - Garpung Khola

Today we climb gradually through lots of thorn bushes. We see Hanging Glacier Peak


Garpung Khola to Kagmara

We start the trek following the river upstream. We finally cross the river by a small wooden bridge over huge rocks. This is Impeyan Pheasant (the colourful national bird of Nepal) country and just above us is the Kagmara peak (5880m.)


Kagmara La Phedi

We follow the Garpung Khola. The trail becomes steeper and we come to a rocky area. The Himalayan mouse-hare can be spotted here.


Kagmara La

The climb is strenuous until we reach the Kagmara La (pass) at an altitude of 5115m. We descend, following the river and camp on a grassy spot.


Pungmo (3050 m.)

We follow a trail parallel to Dorjam Khola and soon cross it. We re-enter civilisation as we see yak herds from nearby Tibetan settlements. The area is covered in juniper, birch and apple trees.


Pungmo - Phoksumdo Lake (3600m)

Following Dorjam Khola, again we climb to Sumduwa, the headquarters of the Shey - Phoksumdo National Park. Then we proceed to the ice-cold, turquoise blue lake itself. The lake is surrounded by big red and yellow arid mountains.


Phoksumdo Lake

Today we rest to admire the beauty of this great lake. We visit nearby villages inhabited by Bon and Buddhist Settlers.


Ringmo - Silver forest

Ringmo - Silver forest


Silver forest - Gondla

Silver forest - Gondla


Gondla - Shey Gompa

Gondla - Shey Gompa


Shey Gompa - Langma Sisa Bhanjyang

Shey Gompa - Langma Sisa Bhanjyang


Langma Sisa Bhanjyang - Numla Bhanjyang

Langma Sisa Bhanjyang - Numla Bhanjyang


Numla Pass Base Camp (5190m)

The narrow valley becomes wider and is surrounded by glaciers and blade-shaped rock cliffs. We have incredible views of the Kanjiroba massif to the west. We descend to Poyon Khola (4450m) and proceed on to the next pass which we shall cross the next day. This is blue sheep country.


Numla Pass Base Camp - Dho Tarap

We ascend to the top of the Numla pass which opens on to the beautiful valley of upper Tarap. We proceed on to the village of Dho Tarap and camp near the river.


Dho Tarap

We rest today, a chance to become acquainted with the Dolpo people.


Cave Camp

We follow the Tarap Khola on rugged trails as the valley narrows to a deep gorge. We shall be camping for the night in a large cave.


Cave Camp To Lahini

Although the distance is short to Lahini we will come to the most difficult part of the trek today. We have to descend to a canyon, on a trail that is normally washed-out.


Lahini - Tarakot ( 2400 m )

Suddenly we come to a wide valley. This is musk deer country. Here Laskap Khola joins the Tarap Khola. We climb up to Kamigoan (2950m,) the winter residence of the Dho Tarap people then we proceed on to Tarakot at the confluence of the Tarap and Baglung Kholas.


Tarakot - Dunai (2150m)

We continue along the Baglung Khola and across the bridge to reach Laban, from where we proceed to the district headquarters, Dunai.


Dunai - Jhupal

It is half day walk up to Jhupal, where we spend the night.


Jhupal - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Fly to Nepalgunj and overnight here or perhaps take an afternoon flight to Kathmandu.


Final Departure.

All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom

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