Rara Lake Trekking

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Duration

18 Days

DIFFICULTY

moderate

GROUP SIZE

1-12

MAX. ALTITUDE

3,190m

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Accomodation

Tented camp

Meals

Breakfast Launch Dinner

Walking per day

6-7 Hours

Overview


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.

Essential Information to Help Your Nepal Trip

Arrival Point: You will land at the Kathmandu International Airport and meet our office representative. You can follow our office representative by your name on the signboard the representative will display near the exit point of the airport.

In case of a change in plan or a delayed flight, please let us know. We will arrange the airport pick-up accordingly.

Visa: If you come to Nepal without a visa, you can get an arrival visa at the Kathmandu International Airport. The visa costs USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for the visa.

Payment: 15% of the total trip cost is required in advance. The down payment is for confirming the reservation officially. Please visit the front page of our website. You can pay online by clicking the PAY Now on the right corner below the website. https://www.nepalmtlovers.com/

Payment of the Balance Trek Cost: The remaining amount will be paid upon arrival. You can pay cash or online. The choice is yours.

A Briefing about the trek: Once you are properly settled in your hotel, our office representative/s will brief you on the trek. This briefing is a part of the trekking preparation to give you the trekking information.

Hotel: You can get normal to star hotels and resorts based on your requirements in the city area, but during the trek, you will stay in a tourist-standard hotel. The tourists in the Camping Trek will stay in tents.

Room Arrangement: Normally we keep two people in a room if they are friends or family members. Single, twin, or family accommodation will depend on your preference.  The solo tourist will have to pay a single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person: Our experienced trekking guide/s leads the trek with the help of porters and helpers. If you are on a camping trek, we send a big team of guides, porters, cooks, Sardars, and helpers.

Currencies: American Dollar (USD), Australian Dollar (AUD), European EURO, Canadian Dollar, and UK Pound Sterling are major accepted currencies in Nepal.

ATM: You can get ATMs in all city areas in Nepal and some trekking routes, but in some high mountainous areas, you may not get ATMs or reliable services even if you get an ATM. Better you keep some cash.

Drinking Water: You will get mineral, filtered, and boiled water in the city areas. In the trekking sites, you will have mineral water and boiled water. You will get very fresh water from the tap in the mountain areas. We advise you to use water purification even if the water is safe. The use of natural water will certainly contribute to preserving the environment.

Food: Tourists can get continental and Nepali food in the cities and during the trekking. Nepali food often contains Dal (lentil soup), rice (brown or white), different vegetables, sweet/sour fresh pickles, and green salad. Meat/eat/fish on top of the set Nepali food for non-vegetarians.  You can try food prepared by indigenous groups like Newari Food and Thakali Food which are very famous in Nepal. Nepali food is very safe as is made up of fresh materials and ingredients.

Laundry Service: Laundry facilities are available in the cities but not in the trekking sites.

Group Size of Your Trek: There will be a maximum of 12 persons in one group. If you are more than 12 people, we will split you into two groups and both groups can trek together.

High Altitude Sickness: Normally altitude sickness affects some trekkers when they reach 3000m high. Rare tourists have felt it below 3000m. Before the trek starts, you will be requested to inform your guide if you face high altitude symptoms. S/he will tell you what to do to recover.

First Aid Kit: We send some basic medicine to the trek. If you have been taking regular medicine, please bring them with you as the quality and brand of your medicine may not be the same if you buy in Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Trekkers must have travel insurance. You can email us the insurance documents or give us the printed copies when you arrive.

Luggage: Our porters take not more than 15 kg. Thus, we suggest you carry only the essential belongings. Your remaining luggage will be stored in Kathmandu or in the hotels in the local towns where you start the trek.

View of Mt. Everest: Trekkers will of course see Mt. Everest during the Everest trek and many other treks in Nepal. In some treks, the voyagers may have limited or no view of Mt. Everest. For them, we recommend taking mountain flights that approach close to Mt. Everest.

Personal Expenses: On the trek, you do not’ need more money as you will not have different activities that require money like, shopping, Disco, or Casino, but in tourist cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you may wish to shop for handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelry, and handcrafts.

TIPS: Tipping is not mandatory, but it has been one of the attractions to make the Guide and porters continue to be involved in tourism. TIPS are appreciated and dignified.

Rules and Regulations

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

1. If the balance payment is not paid before you depart for trekking, the booking will be canceled without a refund.

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

3. If government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee increase after you book the trek, you will pay the increased costs.

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

5. Please report your valid complaints to our company. We will welcome them and process them with the necessary actions.

6. You are responsible for the safety of your travel documents during the trek.

 

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Oxygen Level


From: $2,024

The initial price based on 1 adult with the lowest price in low season
No. of People Price per person
2 - 2
  $1,974
3 - 3
  $1,939
4 - 6
  $1,899
7 - 12
  $1,864

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

 

What to Expect?


 

 

Food Menu


Breakfast

1. Muesli/Cornflacks served with milk
2. Oat porridge
3. Boiled / Fried eggs
4. Vegetable/Cheese/ Cheese Tomato omellette
5. Jam/Honey/Butter toast
6. Plain/Cheese/French toast
7. Tibetan bread with Jam/butter/honey
8. Pan cake with jam/honey

Tea/Coffe

1. Milk/Black/Zinger/Lemon Tea

Lunch /Dinner

1. Vegetable/Chicken noodle soup
2. Tomatto/Mushroom soup
3. Garlic soup
4. Hot/sour soup

Steak/Sizzler

1. Buff/chicken steak
2. Buff /Vegetable momo

Pizza/ Spaghetti

1. Pizza Margarita
2. Pizza Himalayan
3. Spaghetti alla Bolognaise
4. Spaghetti Carbonara

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Gear List


  • 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
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate, trekking agency, and private phone number of your director
  • Pen and notebook
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and rain coat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Your regular medicine

SUPPORT


Essential Information to Help Your Nepal Trip

Arrival Point: You will land at the Kathmandu International Airport and meet our office representative. You can follow our office representative by your name on the signboard the representative will display near the exit point of the airport.

In case of a change in plan or a delayed flight, please let us know. We will arrange the airport pick-up accordingly.

Visa: If you come to Nepal without a visa, you can get an arrival visa at the Kathmandu International Airport. The visa costs USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for the visa.

Payment: 15% of the total trip cost is required in advance. The down payment is for confirming the reservation officially. Please visit the front page of our website. You can pay online by clicking the PAY Now on the right corner below the website. https://www.nepalmtlovers.com/

Payment of the Balance Trek Cost: The remaining amount will be paid upon arrival. You can pay cash or online. The choice is yours.

A Briefing about the trek: Once you are properly settled in your hotel, our office representative/s will brief you on the trek. This briefing is a part of the trekking preparation to give you the trekking information.

Hotel: You can get normal to star hotels and resorts based on your requirements in the city area, but during the trek, you will stay in a tourist-standard hotel. The tourists in the Camping Trek will stay in tents.

Room Arrangement: Normally we keep two people in a room if they are friends or family members. Single, twin, or family accommodation will depend on your preference.  The solo tourist will have to pay a single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person: Our experienced trekking guide/s leads the trek with the help of porters and helpers. If you are on a camping trek, we send a big team of guides, porters, cooks, Sardars, and helpers.

Currencies: American Dollar (USD), Australian Dollar (AUD), European EURO, Canadian Dollar, and UK Pound Sterling are major accepted currencies in Nepal.

ATM: You can get ATMs in all city areas in Nepal and some trekking routes, but in some high mountainous areas, you may not get ATMs or reliable services even if you get an ATM. Better you keep some cash.

Drinking Water: You will get mineral, filtered, and boiled water in the city areas. In the trekking sites, you will have mineral water and boiled water. You will get very fresh water from the tap in the mountain areas. We advise you to use water purification even if the water is safe. The use of natural water will certainly contribute to preserving the environment.

Food: Tourists can get continental and Nepali food in the cities and during the trekking. Nepali food often contains Dal (lentil soup), rice (brown or white), different vegetables, sweet/sour fresh pickles, and green salad. Meat/eat/fish on top of the set Nepali food for non-vegetarians.  You can try food prepared by indigenous groups like Newari Food and Thakali Food which are very famous in Nepal. Nepali food is very safe as is made up of fresh materials and ingredients.

Laundry Service: Laundry facilities are available in the cities but not in the trekking sites.

Group Size of Your Trek: There will be a maximum of 12 persons in one group. If you are more than 12 people, we will split you into two groups and both groups can trek together.

High Altitude Sickness: Normally altitude sickness affects some trekkers when they reach 3000m high. Rare tourists have felt it below 3000m. Before the trek starts, you will be requested to inform your guide if you face high altitude symptoms. S/he will tell you what to do to recover.

First Aid Kit: We send some basic medicine to the trek. If you have been taking regular medicine, please bring them with you as the quality and brand of your medicine may not be the same if you buy in Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Trekkers must have travel insurance. You can email us the insurance documents or give us the printed copies when you arrive.

Luggage: Our porters take not more than 15 kg. Thus, we suggest you carry only the essential belongings. Your remaining luggage will be stored in Kathmandu or in the hotels in the local towns where you start the trek.

View of Mt. Everest: Trekkers will of course see Mt. Everest during the Everest trek and many other treks in Nepal. In some treks, the voyagers may have limited or no view of Mt. Everest. For them, we recommend taking mountain flights that approach close to Mt. Everest.

Personal Expenses: On the trek, you do not’ need more money as you will not have different activities that require money like, shopping, Disco, or Casino, but in tourist cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you may wish to shop for handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelry, and handcrafts.

TIPS: Tipping is not mandatory, but it has been one of the attractions to make the Guide and porters continue to be involved in tourism. TIPS are appreciated and dignified.

Rules and Regulations

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

1. If the balance payment is not paid before you depart for trekking, the booking will be canceled without a refund.

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

3. If government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee increase after you book the trek, you will pay the increased costs.

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

5. Please report your valid complaints to our company. We will welcome them and process them with the necessary actions.

6. You are responsible for the safety of your travel documents during the trek.

 

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