Rara Lake Trek

15 Days
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Rara Lake Trek – 15 Days is a famous trekking trail in Dolpa Region, western Nepal. Rara Lake is the largest Lake in Nepal and it is in the Karnali Zone located at an altitude of 2990m, the lake covers an area of 10.8 sq KM.  The Rara Laka is 5 Km long and 3 KM wide. The maximum depth of this lake is 167m. Wilderness and isolated tour destination Karnali, Jumla and Rara Lake are still moderately unknown and provide a glance of typical villages’ cultures and their rural way of life.

Rara National Park is one of the best national parks in Nepal. The picturesque forests of this national park are a relaxed habitat for musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear, and other wildlife species. Danfe, the national bird of Nepal can be seen in this national park. Rara Lake has also a selection of fish and snow turtle. The Rara Lake is the showpiece of the Rara National Park. The Trans Himalayan Valley with forest and alpine pastures is also a part of the national park. The Rara Lake Trek – 15 Days starts by the flight from Kathmandu to Jumla via Nepaljung and from Jumla they proceed to Rara Lake. Rara Lake Trail passes through green countryside which offers strange glances of culture and landscape really different than elsewhere in Nepal.  Sinja Valleys, the highest habitant of the world are the main attractions of this trip. Travel enthusiasts enjoy the views of snow-covered peaks. Rara Lake trek is one of the best trekking trails in Western Nepal. This is an off the beaten path trail with many different natural prospects. The trekkers appear the banks of the splendid lake after trekking through the Himalayan trails and following the several scenic villages. The lake, as well as nearby forest, is beautiful and calm and it is the desired destination of bird lovers. The lower and upper path of the Great Himalayan trail creates crossroads at Rara Lake. From this lake, the trekker can carry on ahead either to Humla following the ancient salt route or any of the daring paths to nearby Dolpa. This Rara Lake – 15 Days trip offers scenery and culture that is quite different from the other treks in Nepal.


The Rara Lake trek surrounded with beautiful forests of pine, juniper, spruce and host variety 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 community is in the field of agriculture. They also rear goats and remove medicinal herb and plants to sell them. Thakuri is a well-known society there. The Thakuri Baba temple in the southeast corner of the Rara Lake Trekking.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking
  • Max. Elevation: 3270m


  • Airport transfers – Pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking
  • Accommodation in tea house or lodges during trekking
  • Flight ticket from KTM – Nepalgunj – Jumla and Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • English speaking license holder trekking guide and his all expenses
  • 1 Porter – 2 Trekkers and his all expenses
  • TIMS and National park permit fees
  • Two nights’ standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • One day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Supporting staffs (Trekking guides, cook and porters) and their necessary insurance, accommodation, meal, allowance and salaries


  • International Flight and Departure Tax
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears and clothing such as sleeping bag, walking stick and etc
  • Travel/Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Rescue if needed
  • Personal expenses caused by weather, laundry telephone call, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips and etc.

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