Rara Lake (Unsung Destination) Virgin West

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Rara Lake (Unsung Destination) Virgin West

Rara Lake (Unsung Destination) Virgin West is a popular trekking route in Nepal. Located in western part of Nepal with an elevation of 2,990 m (9,810 ft) above from Sea level. Rara Lake is the deepest freshwater lake in Nepal. It has emerged from the Snow clad peak’s glaciers. Encircled by the Rara National Park which is renowned for the smallest National park though it is known as one of the best and finest parks in the world.

Rara Lake (Unsung Destination) Virgin West has a remote area which is still unrevealed by foreign travelers. Only a few numbers of tourists visit this area due to which trekking around this area is very low compared to other parts of the country. These areas were opened to foreigners only in the 1980s. Though it lacks in tourism infrastructures, It offers adrenaline adventure to junkies who pursue it. Rara is rich in terms of natural attractions and tourism products.

Rara Lake keeps on changing its color every hour. This lake has a major significance role to be as mirrors to surrounding snow-clad peaks. Therefore it is proudly addressed as the Queen of Lakes. Rara National Park is a homeland to more than 214 species of birds and more than 20 species of mammals. Trekking around this region provides an opportunity to see Musk Deer, Himalayan black bear, Snow Leopard, Himalayan goral and other animals.

Trekking around Rara Lake provides a unique opportunity to explore around remote trails which offers a thrilling adventure. The 11 days trek allows you to witness lifestyle, culture, and traditions who live in rural area. The starting point of this treks begins from Kathmandu airport with an hour of flight to Nepalgunj and then to Jumla. After reaching Jumla your final destination will be fantastic Rara Lake which allow you to get indulge yourself in a beauty of nature. Exploring around this lake offers crystal clear views of water in a Lake. Surrounding Peaks, sounds of wild animals in a jungle. People who are inhabitants of these regions are involved in animal husbandry, agriculture and extracts medicinal herbs and sell them to fulfill their regular demand.

Hospitality in these regions is adaptable where every trekker are greeted with a cheerful smile of warm-hearted people who are inhabitants of this region. Rara Lake (Unsung Destination) Virgin West is a trekking paradise destination which allows witnessing wilderness of the remote area.

As per the quote of Bill Greer founder of GORP Rara Lake has been described as “A Shimmering Blue Jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks”.

Nepal Wonders Treks & Expedition P. Ltd offers a tailor-made itinerary to ensure that the trip goes far better than expected. Our Highly motivated guides and porters provide full support, information. So that you could enjoy your trip without any worries.

Package inclusions and exclusions

Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tented camp
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu –Nepalgunj – Jumla - Kathmandu) including guide
  • All Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee
  • Highly experienced trekking guide and necessary porters during the trek,
  • All necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary of guide and porters
  • 4- Nights Hotel accomdoation in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj on B/B plan as per the itinerary
  • All government Taxes
  • Company Service Charge
Whats not included in this tour Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge for camera during the trek
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter
  • Personal trekking equipment for the trek.
Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu

After your arrival in Kathmandu. Check in at your Hotel. After refreshment briefing for the program. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

After breakfast check in at airport. It takes approximately an hour flight to reach Nepalgunj which is located in western part of Nepal. It is a gateway to Humla, Simikot and Nepal India border. In evening time explore around local market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla - DanpheLagna (3300m)

Early morning after breakfast check in at the airport for flight to Jumla. Trekkers can enjoy aerial views of SisneHimal, Dudu Kundari Himal and other unnamed peaks. After an hours walk we will reach to DanpheLagna for our accommodation. Overnight atTented Camp.

Day 04
DanpheLagna - Chautha (2770m)

On this day trails descend gently towardsTharamara (3280m) Trail passes through fir,Birch, and walnut and bamboo forests, crossing a bridge. Overnight at Lodge/Tented camp.

Day 05
Chautha - Dhotu (2380m)

After breakfast walk towards Dhotu the entrance gate of Rara National Park entrance. Trail passes throughGhurchiLagna pass (3450m) which is covered with an assortment of chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and different colorful prayer flags. From the pass descends towards Dotu passing through the spruce forests. Overnight at Lodge/Tented Camp.

Day 06
Dhotu - Rara Lake (2980m)

From Dhotu, we follow the trail which power up towards steep north facing slope and crosses a series of fields down to a small stream. Crossing the bridge, we climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari (2630m). From Jhyari, we climb steadily up through cedar forest to a huge meadow atop a 3050 meter ridge with great overhead views of Rara Lake. Overnight at Lodge/Tented Camp.

Day 07
Rest Day in Rara Lake (2980m)

Rara Lake is the largest and deepest lake in Nepal which is almost 13 km around the lake Boating around the Lake. This trek allows to witness, remoteness and a wilderness of nature beauty including birds, flowers and wildlife thrive, among the Mammals in this region are Himalayan bears, musk deer, and red Pandas etc. It is 170 meter deep. Overnight at Lodge/Tented Camp.

Day 08
Rara Lake - Gorosingha (3190m)

After Breakfast  we will follow the trail which passes through KhatyarKhola River. Descending slowly towards Gorosingha. Trail offers a views of rhododendron forest, wild animals. Overnight at Lodge/Tented Camp.

Day 09
Gorosingha - Sinja (2440m)

The route keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorosingha following.The SinjaKhola River downwards to Sinja, from the 12th to 14th century, Sinja used to be  the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western part of Nepal. Still the  ruins of the old palace can be seen across the river. Overnight at Lodge/Tented Camp.

Day 10
Sinja - JaljalaChaur (3270m)

From Sinja, the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden bridge. After passing through few villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of quaint log bridges, Most of the trek is through forest of Pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn, then the trail make a steep Climb to JaljalaChaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses. Overnight at Lodge/Tented camp

Day 11
JaljalChaur - Jumla (2370m)

On this day trail passes through forest to another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m, then a trail descent to Jumla. Overnight at Lodge

Day 12
Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

After breakfast fly to Nepalgunj. Connecting flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13
Free day in Kathmandu

Sight seeing, Shopping

Day 14
Final Departure

Departure to onward destination

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  • Trip profile
    Rara Lake (Unsung Destination) Virgin West
  • Trip Level
  • Duration
    14 Days /13 Nights
  • Trip Type
    Camping Trek
  • Best Season
    February-March/September - November
  • Altitude
    34803/44225 ft
  • Transportation
  • Group Size
  • Start/Enf of Trek

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