Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking

16 Days

Trip Facts

  • Bus-Jeep-Car-Plane
  • 1 to 8
  • 3300 meter/10824 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Lake Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 14
  • 70

Rara Lake is one of the most famous place of interest in Nepal, whereas Jaljala is a village believed as communist ore before Maoist came into peaceful politics in 2008. Mentioning as Lake Trek as well as a village trekking; Rara lake Jaljala trekking trail is one of the less visited, new trekking destination in Nepal.

Rara Lake being accessible with bumpy road way access, many local tourists takes the tour of this largest lake of Nepal. With many interesting feature of lake, like some mentioned below, Rara lake has been one of the must go place for Nepalese. Along with Rara lake tour, Rara lake jaljala trekking package is our special itinerary for your best experience in Nepal Travel.

Interesting facts of Rara Lake:

  • Rara lake changes 7 different colors in a day, everyday
  • Rara lake is announced as a new & emerging tourist destination by Nepal government in 2020
  • Lake is a fresh water, nature reservoir lake
  • Reflection of mountain range on the lake is not different from Phewa Lake with Annapurna Mountain in it; but the nature around the lake with mountain reflection on its still water is unbeatable beauty.
  • Geography of lake itself is strange and best insight of your travel
  • Rara Lake is largest lake of Nepal, probably in the world
  • People do boating on Rara lake
  • Rara lake is inside – Rara National Park area & also conserves many flora and fauna in its wild womb
  • You can sleep on the tent by the lake in the nature, however, there are hotels and home stays near the lake
  • National park of Rara is conserved by Nepal Army

One of the largest lakes, Rara is situated in Nepal with 5km length and 3 km wide at the altitude of 2995m. This Rara Lake Trek is into the wilderness of Rara National park. Rara national park is smallest National park of Nepal, where Rara Lake itself is a biggest lake of Nepal.

Around the lake there are settlement of locals, during the trekking Rara Lake, we will pass through those villages. The depth of Rara Lake at around 200m gives deep blue color on sight.

Why Rara Lake?

If you are looking for non-crowded trekking in stunning Himalaya this can be your wise selection. Rara Lake is located in the remote Himalaya of Karnali in Nepal, simple but hard life and beautiful nature of the region is extraordinary.

Rara Lake Trek explores: Musk deer, Leopard cat, Ghoral, Tahr, gray wolf, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard and the rare red panda which are all native of this area. Rara Lake itself is really wide and lengthy to prove it a biggest lake.

As Rara Lake Trekking trail offers sight of 300 different types of bird species, it is regarded as one of the peaceful place for bird watching. Reflection of the surrounding mountains on the Rara Lake is another awesome picture you can screen.

Apart from the natural scenery, Rara lake trekking is combined with the culture and antique tradition of Himalayan people. Their warm well come to trekkers is another stunning practice among locals.  And the reflection of the surrounding Himalaya by this deep lake is most attractive part being at Rara.

Why is Rara Lake Jaljala trekking special?

Trekking to Rara Lake alone is interesting but when trekkers get to walk along the local villages filled with charming people in their simple mountain life, makes trekking experience better without a doubt. Jaljala is a local village in our Rara Lake trekking itinerary, which is special because of the historic moment in Nepal in the history.

Rara Lake lies in the western region of Nepal, far from Capital of Nepal, during Maoist insurgency, these villages used to be under control of rebellions. That is why this trekking route is also famous as communist trekking trail of Nepal or historic war trekking trail.

Being frank with you, the trekking route does not have any proper evidence to show you residue of war time. Neither it has any museum but the story you hear from our guide will certainly give a tentative flash back to those time in these villages.

To add, even though the village is famous as war time route, Rara lake Jaljala trekking trail is naturally beautiful and local people are welcoming.

Below is the suggested itinerary for Rara Lake trekking, but this can be customized as per your necessity and requirement in Himalaya.

Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1380m)
  • Day 2 – Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with guide in A/C car, Pre-trip meeting and official arrangement
  • Day 3 – Fly to Nepalgunj.
  • Day 4 – Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla airport and short hike to Uthugaon.
  • Day 5 – Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna(3130m)
  • Day 6 – Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m).
  • Day 7 – Chautha to Dhotu (2380m).
  • Day 8 -Dhotu to Rara lake (3040m).
  • Day 9 – Rest, acclimatize, explore and relax at Rara Lake.
  • Day 10 – Rara Lake to Ghorasingha (3190m).
  • Day 11 – Ghorasingha to Sinja (2440m).
  • Day 12 – Sinja to Jaljala (3270m).
  • Day 13 – Jaljala to Jumla
  • Day 14 – Fly Jumla -Nepalgunj -kathmandu.
  • Day 15 – Rest at Thamel and shopping on your own or a spare day for the trek
  • Day 16 – Our vehicle will drop you to Tribhuwan international airport for onward destination.

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Cost of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking– Nepalgram Adventure

S.No. Luxury  All Incl Service
1 Cost (in USD $) Details 2020 1075 625
2 Licensed Guide 
3 Accommodation during trek Standard Private Shared
4 Transportation to trek start point Private Shared Shared
5 Shower
6 Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service Private Private ×
7 Hotel at KTM/Pokhara 5 Star Standard ×
8 Food on trek(BLD) Unlimited Meal 3 Meal ×
9 Desert From Menu Fresh Fruit ×
10 Soft drink unlimited 1 ×
11 Porter Private Shared ×
12 Company Cap & T-shirt ×
13 Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned ×
14 Hard drink Local Brand × ×
15 Warm up hike  √ × ×
16 Farewell party/dinner  √ × ×
17 Buffer day for trek  √ × ×
18 Food in the city × × ×

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.

Overview

Largest lake of Nepal, Rara is famous for its interesting phenomenon of changing color with the change in time – within a day. The reflection of mountains on the blue water of this lake is miraculous.

Either helicopter tour or jeep tour to rara has been a big thing by far, but trekking to rara lake an extra mileage of exploration of this part of Nepal. Less touristy area with of the beaten trails; rara is not just scenic but also overwhelmed with beautiful people with antique culture and tradition.

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

 

All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $1075 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking – All inclusive package

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, rara national Park entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking – All inclusive package

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning is included, however.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $625 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works, rara national Park entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $2020 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking for Luxury Package

  • 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paper works, rara national Park entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking Itinerary

• Altitude - 1380 meters • Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time • Activity – Relax at hotel Company representative will assist you and check in to Hotel.
• Altitude - 1380 meters • Special – Kathmandu City tour • Time – Full day • Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Tour will be with a local (licensed) guide in A/C car. Our guide will take you to major 4 destination of Kathmandu. Swyambhu famous for self-created Buddhist stupa, Boudhnath famous for stupa built on the relics of Kanakmuni Buddha, Pashupatinath famous for Hindu cremation and a holiest place in for Shivaism and Kathmandu Durbar Square famous for the living goddess “Kumari”. Our aim is to give our clients an exotic experience.
• Altitude - 2540 meters • Special – Scenic view from plane • Time – 1 hour flight • Activity – Flying in plane 1 hour scenic flight from Kathmandu will take you to Nepalgunj.
• Altitude - 2530 meters • Special – Scenic view from plane and during hike • Time – 45 minutes flight and 3/4 hours trek • Activity – Flying in plane and short walk After early breakfast, we leave the Terai plains of Nepalgunj and fly to the hilly landscape of Jumla, one of the least accessible districts in Nepal. Situated in the foothills of the Sisne Himalaya, Jumla is also the gateway for trekkers who want to explore the remote Karnali region of Nepal. After reaching to Jumla, you will start your hike. 3 to 4 hours of hike will take you to Uthugaon.
• Altitude - 3130 meters • Special – khali lagna pass (3550 meters) • Time – 5/6 hours • Activity – Climbing khali lagna pass and trekking through deep fine and fir forests Today, it can be a tough hike. The path will ascend to the Khali Lagna pass through the deep forest of pines, spurches and firs. Shortly afterwards, the trail descends gently through the forest to arrive at the campsite at Danphe Lagna.
• Altitude - 2770 meters • Special – lete gad bridge and river • Time – 5/6 hours • Activity – Walking downhill and uphill The trail descends to meet the banks of the Sinja Khola after departing from Danphe Langa. We cross the river on a wooden bridge and follow the river's banks to Nyawer, a bustling village. After a quick pit stop in the town, we begin our trek through the lovely green forests before descending to Chautha.
• Altitude - 2380 meters • Special – Exploring flora and fauna of rara national park and Ghurchi langa pass • Time – 4/5 hours • Activity – Ascend Ghurchi langa pass and walking downhill After breakfast we ascend to Bhulbule, the Rara National Park entrance station at 3130m/10266ft. Our path continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass 3450m/11316ft which is covered with chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and prayer flags. From the pass we descend gently at first before dropping down steeply through spruce forests. We camp at the small settlement of Dhotu village.
• Altitude - 3040 meters • Special – Rara National Park • Time – 3/4 hours • Activity – Trekking downhill from the forest to reach Rara lake Today is one of the shortest days of the treks, as we travel to Rara Lake. As we ascend to Jhyari, the track leads us deeper into the magnificent Rara National Park, which is home to a diverse range of flora and animal. We pass through several bustling hamlets, including the original Thakuri village, which provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the local culture and way of life. We arrive at Rara Lake, where we will camp for the night, after passing through lush green trees.
• Altitude - 3040 meters • Special – Exploring Rara lake along with the surrounding hill views and wildlife of Rara national park • Time – Full Day (Exploring & Rest) • Activity – Rest, Acclimatize and Explore the Rara lake We have allocated the whole day to explore our beautiful destination. We will walk around the lake which will take around 8 hours and rest for some time. We will visit the old village of Rara and climb up the observation tower behind the postal office for even more beautiful view of the serene lake and surrounding peaks and hills.
• Altitude - 3190 meters • Special – Ghatta Valley • Time – 4/5 hours • Activity – Crossing the bridge and pass through dense forest The path is narrow to Ghorasingha. Despite being the path narrow, the view from the trail is so beautiful as well as the trail is peacefull. While walking you will pass through pine and rhododendron forest. Once you reach to the village, you will find it less populated. The greenery and the view of hill from the village is amazing.
• Altitude - 2440 meters • Special – Exploration of large temple in sija • Time – 4/5 hours • Activity – Walking back from ghorasingha and follow sinja river downstream You will be trekking down to Ghatta valley from Ghorasingha and following the sinja river down stream you will head towards to sinja. Today you will be passing through Brahmin and Chhetri settlement.
• Altitude - 3270 meters • Special – view of grazing horses • Time – 5/6 hours • Activity – Passing through bridges and villages Today you will be passing through different villages and bridges. After crossing the bridges you will ascend uphill and reach to Jaljala.
• Altitude - 2370 meters • Special – Exploring the town of Jumla • Time – 3/4 hours • Activity – Trekking uphill through forest and downhill You will be trekking uphill following the trail inside the forest and descend downhill to reach to Jumla.
• Altitude - 1380 meters • Special – Scenic view from plane • Time – 1 hour and 45 minutes flight • Activity – Flying in Plane Firstly, you will fly from jumla to Nepalgunj. Once you reach Nepalgunj you will fly back to Kathmand from there.
• Altitude - 1380 meters • Special – Shopping • Time – Full/Half Day (as per your choice) • Activity – Shopping and Relax at hotel
• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time • Activity – Flying back to origin or next destination Our representative will drop you the airport. We are happy to have you and take you in this tour. But time has come to farewell you with promise to see you again. Have a safe travel back.

Cost Details of Rara Lake Trekking - General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, rara national Park entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Details of Rara Lake Trekking - General Exclusions

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning is included, however.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking FAQs

What is the best time to visit Rara Lake?

Like other trekking in Nepal Rara Lake trekking is best in the autumn & spring season. But to look at the greenery of the region & witness the snowfall by the Rara Lake – you have to visit in the different season.
Visiting Rara Lake in monsoon will allow you to see the greenery of the region whereas winter is best time to see the snowfall by the lake of Rara.
Rara lake trekking is not recommended during monsoon but Rara lake tour can be done in monsoon as well. Winter trekking in Rara lake trekking trail is possible with few hurdles along the trekking route.
In collusion – if you are doing Rara lake tour – throughout the year is perfect. The lake has different taste of beauty in the different seasons. Whereas – Rara lake trekking is best in other months than monsoon. Monsoon in Nepal starts from end of May and lasts till early September

What is famous about Rara Lake famous?

Rara Lake is believed to change its color in 7 different forms. Also the location of lake is right next to the snowcapped mountains. Camping by the side of Rara Lake, staying at the standard hotels by the lake, boating on the Rara Lake & size of the lake has made Rara lake a special lake of Nepal.
Villages around the Rara Lake are also strong reasons to make it famous.
Murma top is one of the best location to witness the great view of Rara Lake. Including all these reasons – Rara Lake is famous not only among domestic tourists but also with foreign travelers.
Murma is the nearest village from Rara lake. This village has home stays for tourist and trekkers.

Does it snow in Rara Lake?

Yes. Mostly in the winter – Rara Lake witness heavy snowfall. During winter – snowfall is by the lake. It is best time to visit Rara Lake in winter if you love to play with snow or walk in the snow fall.

How far is Rara from Kathmandu & How do you get to there?

Rara Lake is in the western Nepal whereas Kathmandu is in the central Nepal. Thus Rara Lake is multi day drive or 1 hour’s flight from Kathmandu and 30 minutes hike to get by the lake.
Getting to Rara Lake by road is possible but it takes more than 4 days to get there. Shortest way to get to Rara Lake is by flight and it takes 2 plane rides to get to the Rara lake side. You have to take flight from Kathmandu to NepalJung for with the first plane and take another plane to Talcha airport before hiking for 30 minutes to get by the Rara Lake.

Is Rara lake Beautiful?

Certainly yes. Rara Lake is a beautiful and largest lake of Nepal. 7 different colors of Rara lake is appealing reason to justify it as beautiful Lake of Nepal.

How is the weather at Rara Lake in winter?

It snows and temperatures goes below zero during winter at Rara Lake.

Which district is Rara National Park in?

Rara Lake lies in both Mugu and Jumla district of Nepal.

Which mountain is near to Rara lake?

Chuchemara peak (4039 m) is the nearest peak to Rara Lake but however you can see range of white Himalaya from the Rara lake. The reflection of snow line is amazing thing to see during your Rara lake visit.

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Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking
From $625
/ person for Guide+B/B Trip
From $2,020
/ person for Luxury Package

Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking Trip Info

  • Bus-Jeep-Car-Plane
  • 1 to 8
  • 3300 meter/10824 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Lake Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 14
  • 70

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