Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trekking

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Rara Lake trekking is a less touristic trekking that starts from Jumla and ends at Jumla district in mid-western region of Nepal. Rara trek is full of spectacular scenery, including beautiful huge hills although limited views of snowcapped peaks. The main focus of the Rara Lake trekking is to view the very popular and beautiful Rara Lake in remote Nepal which is rarely visited by the tourists.

Rara Lake lies in the Rara Lake National Park area, designated in 1975. In most of Rara Lake trekking, the tourists observe the forest like fir, pine, spruce, juniper, cedar, birch, and rhododendron. The Rara Lake National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see mountain wildlife including musk dear, goral, thar, Himalaya black bear, cats, wolves and the red panda.

Autumn and spring are the best seasons to trek to Rara Lake.

Rara Lake Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the airport and picked up by our office representative in a private car and brought to hotel
Day 02: Briefing about the Rara Lake trekking, trekking gears and necessary preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and overnight at hotel
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,370m) and trek to Ghumurti (2,540m)
Day 05: Trek to Danphe Lagna (3,130m)
Day 06: Trek to Chautha (2,770m)
Day 07: Trek to Dhotu (2,380m)
Day 08: Trek to Rara Lake (3,060m)
Day 09: Excursion in Rara Lake
Day 10: Trek to Majhgatta (3,130m)
Day 11: Trek to Gorosingha (3,190m)
Day 12: Trek to Sinja (2,440m) through Botan (2,680m)
Day 13: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3,270m) through Chalachaur (2,890m)
Day 14: Trek to Ghumurti (2,540m)
Day 15: Trek to Jumla (2,370m)
Day 16: Fly back from Jumla to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu and drop off at the hotel
Day 17: Rest or full day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Shopping can be done on request. Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program, music and dance
Day 18: Drop off at the airport and fly back to selected destination

Trip Cost:USD 2024 per person

Cost includes:
Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodation and three meals per day in Kathmandu and during the trekking
Trekking guide and porters (Cook and sardar in the case of camping trek)
National parks’ fees and government royalties
Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
Insurance of our trekking staff members
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary

Cost excludes:
International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
All kinds of drink during trekking and travel stay with us
Travel insurance and cost of medical services of tourists
All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
Other personal expenses and tips
Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency

Useful Information on Rara lake trek
Trekking Essentials

Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
Repair and medical kit
Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
Handkerchief and toiletries
Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your director
Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
Pocket knife with opener and scissors
Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
Umbrella and rain coat

Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal

Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.

Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.

Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.

Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.

Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person: Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.

Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.

Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.

Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.

Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.

Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.

Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.

Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.

Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.

View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.

Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.

Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.

Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.

Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.

Rules and Regulation

Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.

1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.

2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.

3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.

4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.

5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.

6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.


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