Rara Lake Trekking is hands down one of the most beautiful treks that take you to Rara Lake in Nepal. It is one of the largest lakes in Nepal. Every year, thousands of visitors visit the lake from all over the world.
Rara Lake lies at an elevation of 2,990 meters with an area of 10.8 km square. It is beautifully surrounded by green hills and Rara National Park, makes it a good trekking destination. Also, the view of snow clad Himalayan peaks enhances the beauty of Rara Lake.
This fascinating trek to Rara Lake lies in the remote northwest part of Nepal. The trek starts from a vibrant capital city and takes you to the remote area of Jumla. Enroute you’ll pass through some interesting village of Gorusingha, Sija, Jaljala and finally trek ends at the tranquil heaven that is Rara Lake.
Besides, Rara Lake Trek also lies in Rara National Park which is one of the most alluring national parks to observe diverse wildlife. The national park consists of several blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests. These forests are home to Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Panda. These forests are also home of more than 200 species of colorful birds.
Well, Rara Lake is one of the bluest water in the world. But at the same time, the lake shows three different colors in a day and background of the lake also keeps on changing.
Rara Lake Trekking route is very much off beaten and less crowded. So, it is a great option for those who are seeking isolation and communion with nature. During the trekking journey, you’ll experience the quite different and unique culture and scenery from the rest of Nepal.
Get ready to the admire the off beaten trail and wilderness of the beauty of serene Rara Lake with The Great Adventure Treks.
Rara Lake Trekking Highlights
- Cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley
- Enjoy a super scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice-versa
- Explore the natural beauty and tranquility of Rara Lake
- Visit Sinja valley, an important old historical place of Nepal
- Explore the rich bio-diversity of Rara National Park
- Enjoy the beautiful landscape and view of distant peaks of Dolpo and API Shripal
- Walk through beautiful pine, birch, and rhododendron forests
- Experience authentic culture and lifestyle of Jumla district
Rara Lake Trekking Difficulty
Rara Lake Trekking is quite easy and suitable for any level of trekkers. With the basic level of fitness, beginners and intermediate level trekkers can easily complete this trek. You should be able to do hike for 4-6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack. So, this trek doesn’t require any previous trekking experience and technical experience.
Best Time for Rara Lake Trekking
The Spring (September-October) and Autumn season (March-May) are the best time for Rara Lake Trekking. During this time the weather will be pleasant and you’ll get splendid views of the Himalayas reflecting in the lake.
Likewise, during spring season the whole area is filled with blooming colorful rhododendron flowers which add unique beauty around the lake.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m/490 ft) (1 hrs)
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft) (20 minutes)
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055 m/10,023 ft)
Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980 m/9,777 ft)
Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490 m)
Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050 m/10007 ft)
Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010 m/9876 ft)
Day 10: Explore Rara Lake
Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440 m/ 8006 ft)
Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850 m/9351 ft)
Day 13: Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540 m/8334 ft)
Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final departure