Rara Lake Trek

Rara lake Trek is one of the popular trekking destination in Nepal. Rara lake is situated in the far western region of Nepal. The lake Rara is the largest lake of Nepal and is situated at an altitude of 2990m. The length of the lake is about 5 km and the width is almost 2 km with a depth of 167 m. Rara lake is protected by Rara national park which is considered to be the finest park in the world. The lake is the obvious focal point of the park where some well preserved forest and abundance of wildlife are found. Rara National Park has a viewpoint called Chuchemara Peak (4039m) from where you can get a spectacular view of Kanjirowa, Api and Saipal over the Himalayas horizon.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Lumbini: Driving about 8 hour by Public coach or 35 minutes flight (costs extra). Lumbini is birth place of Lord Buddha. Lumbini should not be miss while you are in Nepal. Explore the monasteries, temple, and Buddhist museum at Lumbini.
Day 2
Lumbini to Nepalgunj: After breakfast, driving about 7 hours to Nepalgunj, located near the border with India. Overnight stay at hotel in Nepalgunj.
Day 3
Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370): Morning flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla (35 minute) with spectacular views of the Himalayas. This will be a preparation day before we head out to Rara lake.
Day 4
Jumla To Padmara (2885m.): Our Rara Lake Trek starts from today. Trek about 6 to 7 hours. The trail ascends steeply through Pine forest until we reach Padmara. Overnight at camp.
Day 5
Padmara to Bumre (2919m.): Trek about 6 to 7 hrs. The trail continues ascending steeply to the Pass at 3400m and descends gently alongside. Overnight at camp.
Day 6
Bumre To Dhotu (2400m.): Trek about 6 to 7 hrs. The trail turns into a big valley then descends to cross the stream at Chautha village.
Day 7
Dhotu to Rara Lake (2980m.): Trek about 6 to 7 hrs by cross over Hyari village at 2629m.
Day 8
Rara Lake exploration: Explore the largest lake of Nepal.
Day 9
Rara Lake To Gorosinga: Trek about 6 to 7 hour. Crossing over 3658m ridge.
Day 10
Gorosinga to Sinja (2439): Trek about 6 to 7 hrs. Crossing over 3069m. ridge.
Day 11
Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (2900): Trek about 6 to 7 hrs. Cross the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge and follow the trail.
Day 12
Jaljala to Jumla (2370m.): Trek about 6 to 7 hrs. crossing over a ridge at 3506m.
Day 13
Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu: Same day connecting flight to Kathmandu.
Starting Point Nepalgunj
Ending Point Nepalgunj
Longitude 82° 00′ – 83°12′
Latitude 28° 51′ – 28° 37′
Altitude Range 2370m to 4000m
Difficulty Moderate
Trek Type Camping
Group size Minimum 2 people


Rara is wild, virgin and untouched trekking destination in the western part of Nepal. It is the best trekking route to experience the most remote version of Nepal as well as unique cultural experience. The trail to Rara Lake Trek is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The trail to Rara lake trek offers a series of picturesque villages and a huge lake once we reaches the magnificent banks of Rara lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. Flora-fauna, animals, water falls, many species of birds are found in the RARA National parks. It is an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Siberian birds and Danfe (Impean Pheasant the national bird of Nepal). While in Lake, variety of fish including snow trout can be seen in clean water lake. Adding charm to the region is its generally open and friendly people.

The trek can be organized either as a fully camping trek or a basic tea house. For the tea house treks the accommodations consist of primitive beds (mostly in very basic dormitories) and basic meals. You won’t find any showers / bathrooms and toilets are scares and very basic. Rara lake trek begins from Jumla after about 35 minutes flight from Nepalgunj.


Please contact us for Rara lake Trek cost / Rara Lake trek can now be done as a Tea house trek. Please let us know if you prefer this option.


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