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.


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.

Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1380m)

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Day 2
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with guide in A/C car, Pre-trip meeting and official arrangement

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Kathmandu City tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage site

Day 3
Fly to Nepalgunj.

• Altitude – 2540 meters
• Special – Scenic view from plane
• Time – 1 hour flight
• Activity – Flying in plane

Day 4
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla airport and short hike to Uthugaon.

• 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

Day 5
Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna(3130m)

• 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

Day 6
Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2770m).

• Altitude – 2770 meters
• Special – lete gad bridge and river
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Walking downhill and uphill

Day 7
Chautha to Dhotu (2380m).

• 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

Day 8
Dhotu to Rara lake (3040m).

• Altitude – 3040 meters
• Special – Rara National Park
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Trekking downhill from the forest to reach Rara lake

Day 9
Rest, acclimatize, explore and relax at Rara Lake.

• 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

Day 10
Rara Lake to Ghorasingha (3190m).

• Altitude – 3190 meters
• Special – Ghatta Valley
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Crossing the bridge and pass through dense forest

Day 11
Ghorasingha to Sinja (2440m).

• Altitude – 2440 meters
• Special – Exploration of large temple in sija
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Walking back from ghorasingha and follow sinja river downstream

Day 12
Sinja to Jaljala (3270m).

• Altitude – 3270 meters
• Special – view of grazing horses
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Passing through bridges and villages

Day 13
Jaljala to Jumla

• Altitude – 2370 meters
• Special – Exploring the town of Jumla
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Trekking uphill through forest and downhill

Day 14
Fly Jumla -Nepalgunj -kathmandu.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view from plane
• Time – 1 hour and 45 minutes flight
• Activity – Flying in Plane

Day 15
Rest at Thamel and shopping on your own or a spare day for the trek

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Shopping
• Time – Full/Half Day (as per your choice)
• Activity – Shopping and Relax at hotel

Day 16
Our vehicle will drop you to Tribhuwan international airport for onward destination.

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin or next destination

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).

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Rara Lake Jaljala Trekking
From $ 930.00
per Person for Service Trip
From $ 1,470.00
per Person for All Inclusive Trip
From $ 1,890.00
per Person for All Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)

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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