For nature lovers, explorers and adrenaline junkies who are always on the lookout for new terrain, we have found the best trekking spots for you! Rara Lake in Nepal, is an amazing trekking destination that offers some of the most breathtaking views you can ever imagine. The best part? The Rara Lake trek is not difficult, and not very long, but extremely gratifying that will give you memories to last a lifetime! If you are planning a trip to Nepal, and thinking of doing the Rara Lake trek, we have compiled a list of all the essential information you will need on your trek, along with a suggestive itinerary of the trek.
About Rara Lake
The famous Rara Lake is located in the Rara National Park, which is known as one of the most beautiful and scenic parks of Nepal. It is spread over an area of 106 square kilometers, not far from Kathmandu. The park is located in Mugu, a hilly district in the western part of Nepal. Rara Lake is the highest lake of Nepal and is known by the local people as the Queen of Lakes. A trip to this natural wonder from Kathmandu will take about two weeks, and on your trip, you will not only see some picturesque views but also many different species of flora and fauna.
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Why should you trek to Rara Lake?
For all of you who are second guessing and wondering why you should embark on this amazing trip and trek to Rara Lake, we have some great reasons for you to consider this trek:
· Seeing and experiencing a less explored part of Nepal is a once in a lifetime experience
· Take a break from the monotony of urban life and get in touch with nature
· Get up close to see different species of animals and plants
· Camp and watch the clear starry night sky
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Rara Lake Trek Itinerary
Here is a suggestive itinerary of your trek from Jumla to Rara Lake:
Day 1: Reach Jumla from Kathmandu, and head towards Padmara, where you will camp for the night.
Day 2: Next morning, you will depart from Padmara and head towards Khali Langa Pass, which is at an altitude of 1,161 feet. If you don’t have a guide there are plenty of Rara Lake trek maps available to help you on your journey. Along the trek, you will reach a log bridge at Shij Khola, which you will have to take and then climb to Bumra.
Day 3: From Bumra, you will have to travel to Bhargaon located at an altitude of 9,482 feet, which will take about one and a half hour to cover. From there travel north towards Gauha Khola. From there, cross the river and climb Fourth (910,171 feet). The next pit stop after that will be Pine.
Day 4: Pine to Rara Lake Following the tracking map, you should soon reach Rara Lake, as it is located no more than 10 kilometers west of Pine. This will be the best part of the trek, surrounded by beautiful views of Rara village, where you camp for the night.
Day 5: Consider this your rest day to explore and know the place better. You will have plenty of things to do, as it takes about 8 hours to walk around the lake. If you want, you can also go boating on the lake. You can camp tonight in the same place where you camped last night.
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Day 6: This is the day where you start your return journey. First, you go downstream to Khatyar Gad for an hour, and you have to cross the Murma Bridge. Continue trekking southwards through beautiful forest until you reach Ghodasan, where you will camp for the night.
Day 7: On this day, there are two routes to choose from, the most scenic of the two being the southbound Diyabala Danda trek, which takes about an hour through lush forest. From there, you will have to head towards Sinja, where you will stay the night.
Day 8: Cross Sinja Khola by log bridge and follow the stream eastwards. After crossing that and a hill of 9,400 feet, you have to descend through a pleasant wide meadow to Chere Chaur, your next stop.
Day 9: The journey from Chere Chaur to Jumla is easy and pleasant.
Day 10: You have now completed your Jumla to Rara Lake trek, and you can either fly back to Kathmandu or rest and explore Jumla.
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Now that you are aware of all the information required to do the Rara Lake trek, all that is really left to do is to customize your trip to Nepal and have the most memorable vacation and a trek that will leave you with lifelong memories. Will give.
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FAQs About Rara Lake Trek
For those who are planning to do short trek to Rara Lake in Nepal, we have answered the frequently asked questions by tourists about Rara Lake trek:
What is the cost of Rara Lake Trek?
Depending on the quality of your guides and the comfort level you are looking for, the trek will cost between Rs 1,20,000 to Rs 1,70,000.
How difficult is the Rara Lake trek?
The short trek to Rara Lake is quite easy and the Rara Lake trekking route can be easily covered by beginner and intermediate level trekkers.
At what altitude is Rara Lake situated?
Being the highest lake of Nepal, the lake stands at an altitude of 5,351 meters (17,556 ft). However, due to the duration of the trek, one will get ample time to adjust to the changing altitude.
What is the best time to trek Rara Lake?
The two best times to trek Rara Lake are:
1. September and October: To enjoy the cool, breezy climate and pleasant misty views.
2. April and May: During the summer months, the weather is nice and sunny, creating an ideal environment for trekking.
How to reach Rara Lake from Kathmandu?
You can either travel by bus from Kathmandu to Rara Lake, or you can save some time and take a flight to Jumla, from where you can start the trek.
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