Sojourn to the Rara region through thick pine and juniper forests and camp next to the sparkling rara lake at 2,990 m, walled by green hills on all sides. Boat in the clear waters, hike to nearby hills for nearer views of the mountains and lake, meet the charming local people, or just take a walk around the lake watching out for a wild flower or a rare bird on the way.
The park is surrounded by alphine coniferous vegetation and offers a representative sample of the region’s flora and fauna. More then 500 different kinds of flowers, 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds can be observed at Rara national park. As for water life in the lake, the snow trout is the fish variety recorded so far.
The rich vegetation of the park is home to the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, Himalayan Tahr, yellow-throated martin, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque and common otter. During winter the park abounds in bird varieties like coots, great-crested grebe, black necked grebe, red crested pochard, mallard, common teal, merganser and gulls. Migrant water fowls and gallinaceous birds can also be seen during certain seasons.
Rara in the far northwestern part of Nepal is the smallest national park, while the Rara lake is the biggest lake in the country. The lake is 167 m deep at some places, and drains into the rivers Mugu karnali via Nijar KHOLA. Chuchemara Hill at 4,087 m is the best vantage point to get the magnificent views of the deep blue clear lake and the forested hillsides as well as the snow capped peaks arount it.
The easiest means to reach Rara is to take a flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, from where your destination is 2-3 days walk away. You could also start this refreshing trek in the hilly village of jumla where apple orchards stretch out over the hills.
The trek leads through remote countryside toward the Tibetan border. A journey into the Jumla region and the beautiful Rara lake, is probably one of the most rewarding and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range given its un-spoilt splendor of nature.
The best time to visit the park is autumn, spring and summer. As a well-loved tourist region, tourist services and infrastructure have developed over the years. However, for best experience it is still most advisable to be self sufficent if travelling alone. Lke rara is also a popular pilgrimage site for Nepalis.
Arrival at the Int’l airport will be welcomed by our representative. Transfer & check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu
At Leisure in Kathmandu Preparation for trek. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.
Morning breakfast at hotel and check-out. Transfer to airport for a flight to Nepalgunj. Transfer & check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel, Nepalgunj.
Morning breakfast at hotel. Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla. Enjoy half day sight-seeing of and around Jumla. Overnight at Lodge, Jumla.
Breakfast at lodge. Gear up for a day trek to Naurikhola from Jumla. Overnight at tea house, Naurikhola.
Have breakfast at tea house and trek towards Bulbule from Naurikhola. Overnight at tea house, Bulbule.
Early morning breakfast at tea house. Trek for a destination Rara Lake from Bulbule. Overnight at tent, Rara Lake.
Enjoy full day sight-seeing of and around Rara Lake. Overnight at Tent, Rara Lake.
Morning breakfast at tea house. Trek back to Gorosingha via Chuchhemara (4201m) from Rara Lake. Overnight at tea house, Gorosingha.
Breakfast at tea house. Trek down from Gorosingha to Sinja. Overnight at tea house, Sinja.
After breakfast trek towards Jaljal Chaur from Sinja. Overnight at tea house, Jaljal Chaur.
Full day trekking to Jumla from Jaljal Chaur. Overnight at lodge, Jumla
Morning breakfast at lodge. Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure. Farewell!!!!
Note: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory. The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. The uncertain problems to be seen on the field would be handled by your tour leader as per the rules and regulations of the company. Please feel free to contact us for detailed itinerary
THE COST INCLUDES:
- All arrival and departure transport
- Kathmandu city tour with guide and car
- 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 10 days complete package trekking with guide and porter
- All land transport on buses
THE PRICE WILL NOT INCLUDE:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Nature of personnel expenses
- Nepal visa
- Bar and beverage bills
- Personnel clothing
- Travel insurance and
- Tips (tips are expected)