Rara Lake Trek
13 days 12 nights
Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal Himalayas which was main feature of the Rara National Park, located in the Jumla and Mugu Districts. As in September 2007, the lake was declared a Ramsar site, covering 1,583 ha (6.11 sq mi). Rara Lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft) above sea level, has a water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. The park was established in 1976 to preserve the beauty of the lake and protect it from sedimentation and adverse human activities. The Park flora consists of 1074 species, of which 16 are endemic to Nepal, the fauna includes 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds.
Rara lake has been a popular destination with a very rough route in Western Nepal for trekkers. The glimpses of culture and scenery on the way are quite different from the rest of Nepal. Situated in high altitude, you can find the lake surrounded by Rara National Park with pine, spruce and juniper forest.
Rara lake Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour.
Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla 20 minutes.
Day 04: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur.
Day 05: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur.
Day 06: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley.
Day 07: Sinja to Ghorosingha.
Day 08: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake.
Day 09: Explore Rara Lake.
Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina.
Day 12: Pina to Bumra- Jumla.
Day 13: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu.