Rara Lake Trek

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Rara Lake Trek


New Rara Lake trek is a popular trekking route in dolpa region  Western Nepal. Rara National Park is one of the finest national parks in the world. The coniferous forest of this park is a comfortable habitat for musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear and other wildlife species. Danfe, the national bird of Nepal  can be seen in this park. The Rara Lake has also variety of fish and snow turtle. The Rara Lake is the centerpiece of the Rara National Park. The Trans Himalayan valley with forests and alpine meadows is also a part of the National Park. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal and it is in the Karnali zone situated at an altitude of 2990m, lake covers an area of 10.8 sq km. The Rara Lake is 5 km long and 3 km wide. The maximum depth of this lake is 167m. Wilderness and isolation travel destination Karnali, Jumla and Rara Lake are still comparatively unexplored and provide the glimpses of typical villages’ cultures and their rustic way of life.

The Rara Lake trek surrounded with beautiful forests of pine, spruce, juniper and host verity of unique flora and fauna. This park has 1074 different species of flora, 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds. The majority of the local people are agriculturists. They also rear goats and extract medicinal herbs and plants sell them. Thakuri is the prominent community here. The Thakuri Baba Temple is in the south east corner of the Rara Lake trek. September to October and April to May are the best the best months of the year for this moderate trek; good health and physical condition enough. Rara Lake trek can be either camping or home stay basic trek.Home Stay Trek is more affordable with simple accommodation and Nepalese dishes. Check new Rara lake tour package detail with cost for Nepali travelers.

Group Size

Trek Grade

Maxi. Altitude

Trek Start

Trek End

Hotel Accomodation

02-12 Pax Max


5525 mt.




Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Surkhet (Birendranagar)
Day 03: Drive from Surkhet to Kalikot (Manma)
Day 04: Drive from Kalikot to Jumla (Sinja valley)
Day 05: Sinja valley to Rara lake via Talchha Airport
Day 06: Rara lake Excursion
Day 07: Drive from Rara Lake to Kalikot via Khalanga
Day 08: Drive from Kaikot to Surkhet
Day 09: Drive from Surkhet to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure transfer to airport onward to flight.

Trip Duration:

10 Days

Best Time : 

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)



Highest access of the trek:

3'710 meters


Mixture of different ethnic groups, Magar and Gurung at lower and Tibetan origin at higher

Mode of trekking tour:

Camping, Homestay, Teahouse/Lodge

Himalayan sights:

Western Himalayan ranges surrounded the lake

Most Attraction of the trek:

This route is a still relatively unexplored trekking trail in Nepal. Rara is Nepal’s largest lake lies at an altitude of 3050 meters within the boundary of Rara National Park. The surface of this lake is around 8 square km.


Service Included

  1. Two airport transfer: Airport / Hotel / Airport by private car.
  2. One full day city sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary by private car.
  3. Kathmandu / Surkhet / Kathmandu by Vehicle.
  4. Two night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis.
  5. 10 days complete trekking arrangement on tea house trekking on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  6. Trekking English speaking Nepali guide for trekking.
  7. National Park Fees
  8. One porter for two pax clients for luggage carries.
  9. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for trekking.
  10. Insurance for trekking crew's only for trekking period.
  11. Farewell Dinner before group departure.
  12. City entrance fees for sightseeing.
  13. City tour guide charge.
  14. All Government Taxes & VAT.

Service Excludes

  1. Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  3. Hot and cold shower, battery recharge trek.
  4. Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
  5. Personal trekking equipments/gears.
  6. Tips for guides, porters and driver.

All others expenses not mentioned on price include section.