• Rara Lake's beautiful face and tranquility
  • Exploration of Sinja Valley, a prominent old historical site in Nepal
  • Reveal Rara National Park's diverse flora and faunas
  • Incredible scenery and breathtaking glimpses of the Dolpo and API Saipal peaks
  • Stroll through lovely pine, birch, and rhododendron forests
  • Information of Jumla's real culture and way of life

About Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek, without a doubt, is among the most magnificent trekking trails that lead to the outstanding blue water lake in Nepal. Rara is one of Nepal's largest lakes, but it is also one of the country’s most secluded and less frequented hiking paths. Thousands of visitors come to the lake yearly from all across the planet. Rara Lake has a surface area of 10.8 km2 and is nestled at an altitude of 2,990 meters.

Rara Lake is also located in Rara National Park, which is among the most amazing national parks to attend if you want to see a range of species. Diverse blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests might well be spotted in the national park. Himalayan Black Bears, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Pandas are among the additional creatures that inhabit this territory. Besides, mostly pine forest is inhabited by 214 birds, including a huge proportion of migratory birds. Bird watchers can expect to encounter water birds, coots, common teal, blood pheasants, and indeed the Danfe, Nepal's national bird.

Except for the lake, this journey crosses via dry landscapes due to its geographical location in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains. From the lake area, views of Chucchemara Peak, Ruma Kand, and Malika Kand could be seen.

Surprisingly, Rara Lake has some of the bluest water in the world, but it transforms colors three times a day, and the background of the lake changes too though. The Rara Lake Trekking trail is far less traveled and off of the beaten path. As a result, it is an excellent option for individuals preferring solitude and communication with nature. Across the hike, you will witness incredibly varied and interesting cultures and panoramas that are just not found elsewhere in Nepal. This breathtaking high-altitude lake is surrounded by pine, alpine meadows, juniper, and spruce woods, also with spectacular Himalayan snow-capped hills mostly in the background. In the winter, the lake’s slopes are often clothed in snow, granting the lake a stunning view.

Prepare to be wowed by the off-the-beaten-path splendor of pristine Rara Lake with The Hikers Heaven Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Detail itinerary
  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1330 m)
  • Day 2Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu (1330 m)
  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m)
  • Day 4Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2540 m)
  • Day 5Hike from Jumla to Patmara (2920m)
  • Day 6Hike from Patmara to Bhargaon (2690m)
  • Day 7Hike from Bhargaon to Pina (2380m)
  • Day 8Hike from Pina to Gumgarhi (2580m)
  • Day 9Hike from Gumgarhi to Rara Lake (3060m)
  • Day 10Rest at Rara Lake (3060 m)
  • Day 11Hike from Rara Lake to Jhari (2500m)
  • Day 12Hike from Jhari to Bhargaon (2690m)
  • Day 13Hike from Bhargaon to Patmara (2920m)
  • Day 14Hike from Patmara to Jumla (2370m)
  • Day 15Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu (1300 m)
  • Day 16Departure

Tips & Ideas

Rara Lake Trekking Difficulty

Rara Lake Trekking considered being relatively simple and effective for adventurers of all levels. This voyage is effectively performed by beginner and professional visitors with a basic level of fitness. You might only be able to walk for four to six hours around hilly slopes with a light day backpack. As a result, no experience of trekking or practical expertise is essential for this journey.

Best Time for Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trekking is generally done mostly in spring (September-October) as well as autumn (November-December) (March-May). The weather and temperature will be favorable during this season, so you'll get breathtaking views of the Himalayas reflected mostly in the lake. Not to mention, during the spring season, the landscape is coated in flowering multicolored Rhododendrons, which also offers a specific and unparalleled charm towards the area's picturesque views.

Accommodation and Food for Rara Lake Trekking

Although formal trekkers hotels have still not been established along the Rara Lake Trekking route, night halts should be made at a tented camp. Therefore, for the night stay, we will be provided you with comfortable twin-sharing sharing tents featuring mattresses as well as sleeping bags. Unless otherwise mentioned or clients have a special request, we will provide you tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj under 3-star classifications.

Because the Rara Lake trip is a camping trek, our executive chef prepares wonderful meals for you through the trek. Day after day, staff prepare a different dish and provide you three times with a hot, freshly prepared meal usually includes tea, coffee, chocolate, and soup. Throughout the walk, you will experience Nepali foods such as Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup and seasonable veggies), along with Chinese, Continental, and Indian cuisines.

Health and Fitness for Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trekking is a suitable hike appropriate for someone who likes walking and therefore can walk for at minimum 5-7 hours per day for a light day pack. Stepping at high altitudes is more physically challenging than walking at lower altitudes; yet, anyone can complete this trek satisfactorily unless you're in better health, have medium physical fitness, and have a good attitude, self-confidence, and strong commitment. It is a smart option to work out and jog consistently for the next few weeks ahead of the event to develop your strength and confidence. Previous hiking experience would indeed be beneficial; however, it is not essential for this excursion. Individuals with pre-existing health complications, such as heart, lung, or blood issues, should seek medical advice before proceeding to the next phase.