Rara Lake Trek
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Rara Lake Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 3500m
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15

Overview

The Rara Lake Trek is one of the country’s most picturesque and well-known off-the-beaten-path trekking trips. Rara Lake, located in Nepal’s far western area, is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the Himalayas. Rara Lake, a Ramsar site, is a well-known religiously significant location that attracts hundreds of pilgrims every year during festivals. The Lake Trek takes you through the Annapurna region’s off-the-beaten paths and shows you the spectacular wetlands of the lake while trekking. It’s also a terrific opportunity to get to know the folks that live around the lake.

Rara Lake appears to be a sparkling glittering blue topaz in a ring of White Mountain peaks due to its placement within the White Mountain peaks. The tranquility of the lake’s surroundings is an excellent approach to immersing yourself in the natural splendor of the region. Rara Lake Trek is ideal for those looking for a different Annapurna hiking experience. The journey takes you to new and exotic destinations and sights to view.

The Rara Lake Trek takes you through the picturesque Rara National Park, allowing you to get up close and personal with the park’s unique natural flora and fauna. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife and biodiversity. Trekking through Rara National Park is a great treat because it protects numerous rare and vulnerable plant and animal species. The avifaunal life and diversity of numerous water birds that may be found all around the lake is a fascinating sight to behold. The fertile lacustrine soil around the lake is also known for growing a variety of medicinal herbs and medications.

As a result, the Rara Lake Trek includes many terrace farms and wetland farms. The lake’s natural beauty is unparalleled, and the journey’s inclusion of the people’s customs and culture adds to its enchantment and attractiveness.

The beautiful woodlands and pine and cedar forests that make up the Rara Lake Trek are fascinating to walk through. Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bears, Ghorals, Leopards, Red Pandas, and Impeyan Pheasants, Nepal’s national birds, all live in the forests. Rara Lake is also home to a diverse range of fish and aquatic life. It is rarely visited by hikers due to its off-the-beaten-path location, making it ideal for alternative Annapurna trekking options.

It is a fantastic trekking adventure because of the trek’s unity and the beautiful natural ambiance. The view of the mountain that encircles the lake is rather gorgeous. Come join us on this amazing adventure and take part in one of the most spectacular trekking journeys in the country!

We at Unique Path Trekking and Expedition provide our visitors with everything they want during the trip. Also, our experienced guide will guide you with everything. The Rara Lake Trek is one of the most anticipated treks in Nepal. Not only the trip is popular among international tourists but also famous as the national tour. Therefore, we hope that you get what you are looking for on this trip with us. And, we hope the beauty of this trek will help you realize the beauty of our country.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival

Our airport representative will greet you and transport you to your hotel in Kathmandu or to the location specified in the package. All aspects of the trip will be explored.

Day 02

Fly to Nepalgunj

To get to Nepalgunj, you enjoy a spectacular journey through the diverse topography of central and western Nepal. The hottest city in Nepal is Nepalgunj, which is located near the Indian border. You will be picked up from the airport and driven to the hotel in a private vehicle. Later in the evening, you can go to Nepalgunj’s adjacent market. Overnight in Nepalgunj.hotel in Kathmandu or according to the program. All aspects of the trip will be explored.

Day 03

Fly to Jumla

You fly from Nepalgunj Airport to Jumla airstrip in the morning for a 45-minute journey. With vistas of towering hills and enormous river networks, you fly over the Himalayan foothills. In the afternoon, you can visit the market in Jumla, the district’s capital. Tented camp for the night.

Day 04

Trek to Danfe Langa

The trail follows the Tika Khola’s north bank before ascending to another stream. Make your way to Padmara village through the narrow canyon. Climb the Khali Lagna Pass (3550m), then descend to Danphe Langa via dense pine and fir forests. Tented camp for the night.

Day 05

Trek to Chautha

To reach Lete Gad Bridge, descend through thick walnut and birch woodlands. Following the river downstream after crossing the bridge, start a steep ascent to Kabra. Chautha is only a short stroll away from here. Tented camp for the night.

Day 06

Trek to Dhotu

The walk begins by following the stream uphill until Bhulbule, where you will enter Rara National Park. You can see the region’s amazing vegetation and fauna while on this tour. Climb up to Ghurchi Langa Pass (3450m) from Rara National Park, then descend through the forest to Dhotu. Tented camp for the night.

Day 07

Trek to Rara Lake

Today’s journey will be brief. Hike from Dhotu through a steep north-facing slope and across a series of fields to a brook. Then you climb through the cedar forest to reach Jhyari settlement. Descend from the jungle to the serene Rara Lake, one of Nepal’s largest freshwater lakes. Tented camp for the night.

Day 08

Exploring Rara Lake

You’ll spend today exploring the beautiful Rara Lake and its surroundings. The lake’s splendor is dreamlike, as it reflects the verdant hills and snow-capped mountains on its surface. Relax on the ground beside the lake while reading a book, meditating, or simply taking in the peaceful atmosphere. Tented camp for the night.

Day 09

Trek to Ghorasingha

After saying your goodbyes to the lovely Rara Lake, you begin your journey back to Ghorasingha. To get to the southern side, walk past the Khatyar River and cross a bridge. You continue your journey to the southern ridge after passing through a deep woodland. Then descend to Ghatta Valley and enter Ghorasingha through the descending trail. Tented camp for the night.

Day 10

Trek to Sinja

To get to Sinja, descend from Ghorasingha and follow the Sinja River downstream. The relics of the ancient kingdom can be found in this settlement, which served as the capital of the Malla dynasty from the 12th to 14th centuries. A big temple devoted to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who mounts a tiger, can be found at Sinja. Tented camp for the night.

Day 11

Trek to Jaljala

The trail leads to Dhobi Khola after crossing Sinja Khola on a wooden bridge. Before entering the forest, pass via a succession of wood bridges and small towns. After that, you climb steeply to Jaljala, a vast meadow dotted with grazing horses. Tented camp for the night.

Day 12

Trek to Jumla

Continue rising through the forest until you reach a meadow, then descend to Chauri Khola’s few dwellings. To get to Jumla, cross a brook and then walk over a ridge before descending steeply. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore Jumla and connect with the people. Tented camp for the night

Day 13

Fly to Nepalgunj; Afternoon Flight to Kathmandu

Because there are no direct flights from Jumla to Kathmandu today, you will have to fly twice. You’ll take an early morning trip to Nepalgunj, then another flight back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can either unwind in your hotel or visit one of Thamel’s pubs and bars. In Kathmandu, spend the night in a 3-star hotel.

Day 14

Departure

Today, our airport representative will drop you at the airport for the final departure.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you. (Sample of Trekking Menu)
  • Tented camp.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress.
  • Trip Map.
  • Domestic flight tickets with airport tax.
  • Cargo charge for trekking gears and flight tickets for Nepali staffs.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide, cook, kitchen helper and porters.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works/permits and national park / conservation entry fee.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Farewell dinner in kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.(expect farewell dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages and mineral water in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

SEASONS & DEALS
February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
For the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

Trip Info

The trip embarks with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Then, from Nepalgunj trek to Danphe Langa, Chautha, Dhoti, Rara lake. After reaching the Rara Lake all the visitors will explore the place and after that the trip continues towards Ghorasingha, Sinja, Jaljala, Jumla. Then finally the trip ends with a flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time for the Rara Lake trek?

The best time for Rara Lake Trek is the spring and autumn seasons. Similarly, this is a long trek. Therefore, great care must be taken when choosing the right time for trekking. Spring and autumn are sunny and warm, so you can travel outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Also, since autumn is the festive season in the country, you can enjoy the biggest festivals in the country, Dashain and Tihar. In addition, you can travel to Nepal at this time of the year to learn about the culture and traditions of the place. Furthermore, you can explore various other festivals in the country.

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.