Rara and Jumla trek – 14 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/DR-01
Duration : 14 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Scenic Flight
  • Stunning Mountains Views
  • Witness wildlife and Bird species
  • Visit National Park
  • Explore breathtaking Rara Lake
  • Encounter with unique culture and traditions of Native People
  • Isolated Yari Valley
  • The trail that chases the final stage of world’s one of the longest trekking trails- Great Himalayan Trail
  • The lake itself serene and beautiful surrounded by numerous wild colorful flowers

Trip Information

This amazing trek of Rara and Jumla is one of the most famous treks in the remote wilderness of far-western region of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 2990 meters, Rara Lake is extremely beautiful and tranquil lake with its crystal-clear water which is really spectacular to witness. It is one of the most fascinating treks that offers us to explore one of the biggest lakes in Nepal and enjoy with the virgin natural beauty and cultural uniqueness which is still unexplored in the area. Many adventurous trekkers love this trek due to its charming trekking routes, bird watching, camping and many more. The biggest lake called Rara Lake lies inside the smallest Rara National Park makes this area into a blessed natural wonder filled with a different kind of flora and fauna.  
This astonishing trek takes you to the unique spot in the remote location and pride in western Nepal. Exploring hypnotic aura and bewitching charm of the Rara Lake is one of the best calm heavens in the controlled region. Besides this lake, we will also get chances to explore wonderful forest rounded the Rara Lake and enjoy the bird creeping. The Rara National Park is a small park in Nepal, where we can find an ideal habitat rare and endanger wildlife such as; the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and various flora. Trekking through quite off beaten trail with the natural and cultural encounter, we will reach to Rara Lake and enjoy with the natural surroundings. The amazing reflection of the snow-capped Himalayas in the gorgeous lake provides you with an ideal feeling throughout your journey. The Rara and Jumla trek is considered as it is one of the rewarded treks which offers you the Rara National Park, magnificent snow-capped peaks, peaceful surrounding, numerous rare and endangered flora and fauna, delightful and enchanting abundant wildlife, gorgeous Rara lake, and many more to enjoy your trip.
After the pleasing flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu, we will begin our journey to Rara and Jumla trek. The glorious views of Dhaulagiri range, and attractive Nepal’s western landscapes and green mountain below is our sweet beginning of Rara and Jumla Trek. As you reach to near Indian Border, again you will take a connecting flight of Jumla. You will stroll around Jumla Valley and begins the official trek from here. The journey to Rara and Jumla trek allows you to enjoy with the physical natural setting of clear high summits of lakes mingled with juniper, spruce, pine and rhododendron forests with overwhelming views of snow-capped Himalayans is really awe-inspiring.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03:  Nepaljung - Fly Jumla - Danphe Lagna (3300m)
Day 04: Danphe Lagna - Chautha (2770m)
 Day 05: Chautha - Dhotu (2380m)
Day 06: Dhotu - Rara Lake (2980m)
Day 07: Rest Day in Rara Lake (2990m)
Day 08: Rara Lake - Gorosingha (3190m)
Day 09: Gorusingha - Sinja (2440m)
Day 10: Sinja - Jaljala Chaur (3270m)
Day 11: Jaljal Chaur - Jumla (2370m)
Day 12: Jumla to Back Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner.
Day 14: Final Destination

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.
  • Our representative will greet you and he/she will drop you at your hotel.
  • Hotel checkout and take a rest and be refresh.
  • Our representative will provide you with a brief explanation of the Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park. 
  • Enjoy welcome dinner.
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Half day visit major world heritage sites of Kathmandu such as; Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa.
  • Be ready for the next day trek. 
  • Overnight at the same hotel.        

Day 3: Nepaljung - Fly Jumla - Danphe Lagna (3300m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Take an air flight to Jumla from Nepalgunj. 
  • Around 45 minutes scenic flight offers you a magnificent aerial view of Sisne Himal, Dudu Kundari Himal, and so many other peaks.
  • Officially begin your trail towards Danphe Lagna, situated at the summit of 3300m from Jumla. 
  • Stay overnight at Danphe Lagna. 

Day 4: Danphe Lagna – Chautha (2770m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Chautha, located at the altitude of 2770m. 
  • Witness two tea shops in Tharamara which is situated at the summit of 3280m.
  • The further trail will pass Fir, Birch, walnut and beautiful bamboo forests and you will cross a 2680meter bridge. 
  • Reach Chautha village.
  • Stay overnight at Chautha. 

Day 5: Chautha – Dhotu (2380m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek leads us to the entrance station called Ghurchi Lagna Pass of the Rara National Park. 
  • The place Ghurchi Lagna Pass is very famous for its natural decoration which is covered with an assortment of Chhortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) with different colorful flags. 
  • Continue trail through the spruce forests and eventually you will reach small village namely Dhotu, situated at the altitude of 2380m. 
  • Stay overnight at Dhotu.

Day 6: Dhotu – Rara Lake (2980m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek and depart Dhotu.
  • Continue our gentle trek to the north facing slope by crossing a series of beautiful fields and bridge. 
  • The further pleasing trail will lead us to the beautiful Thakuri village of Jhyari, situated at an altitude of 2630m. 
  • Ascend up through the magnificent cedar forest and ultimately, we will reach to the Rara Lake, situated at the summit of 3050m.
  • Stroll around and explore the Rara Lake.
  •  Stay overnight over there. 

Day 7: Rest Day in Rara Lake (2990m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Explore the Rara Lake, the largest Lake in Nepal.
  •  This beautiful Lake has a deep freshwater and situated at the altitude of 2990m. 
  • The surface of this amazing Rara Lake is around 8 square Kilometer which is also considered as a unique spot in Nepal. 
  • The Lake is situated in the National Park which offers you to visit different flora and fauna such as; various bird species, rhododendron flowers, wildlife; Himalayan bears, Red Panda and musk deer and so on.
  • Have an experience of remoteness and a wilderness in the Rara Lake. 
  • Stay overnight at Rara Lake. 

Day 8: Rara Lake - Gorosingha (3190m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trail towards Gorosingha which is located at the elevation of 3190m. 
  • Begin our trail from the bridge at the western end of the Rara Lake follow the Khatyar Khola River which is surrounded by Pine, spruce and rhododendron forests.
  • Trek will follow the Khatyar Khola River. 
  • We will keep following this river slowly descending before we Climb out following a small trail surrounded by pine, spruce and rhododendron Forests. 
  • Overnight at Gorosingha. 

Day 9: Gorusingha - Sinja (2440m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Begin trek towards Sinja, situated at the elevation of 2440m. 
  • The way to Sinja always display pleasing Ghatta valley from Gorosingha following.
  • Get chances to witness the beautiful Sinja Khola River downhill to Sinja, and explore Sinja, the capital of the Malla dynasty.
  • Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace situated across the river. 
  • Overnight at Sinja.

Day 10: Sinja - Jaljala Chaur (3270m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Depart Sinja and head towards Jaljala Chaur, situated at the summit of 3270m. 
  • The trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge. 
  • The further trail passes few small but beautiful villages.
  • Cross back and forth across the river, most of the trek is through forest blend of Pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn.
  • Continue trail makes a gradual ascent to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses. 
  • Overnight at Jaljala Chaur.

Day 11: Jaljal Chaur - Jumla (2370m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Begin a gentle trail onwards Jumla.
  • Have a real wilderness experience of nature. 
  • Passes through the green countryside which also provides you unusual glimpses of a culture and beautiful forest meadow and reaches Jumla. 
  • Overnight at Jumla.  

Day 12: Jumla to Back Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

  • Morning breakfast.
  • End your trek and return back to Nepalgunj and then Kathmandu. 
  • Around 45 minutes air flight for Nepalgunj will once offer you stunning mountains vistas and some lively settlements. 
  • Again, take connecting flight around 30 minutes for Kathmandu.
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Kathmandu Rest Day and enjoy farewell dinner

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Rest and recall all the memories which you were captured during the trek. 
  • Do some shopping in the vibrant Thamel market.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali restaurant which represents typical Nepal culture. 
  • Overnight you will stay in the same hotel.

Day 14: Final Departure.

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Today is your last day in Nepal.
  • Our representative will help you to reach you towards your final destination with the beautiful memories of Nepal.
  • You will be transferred to the airport within 3 hours of your flight.
  • Wish you a safe flight.

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