Nepal Holiday Treks and TOurs

Rara Lake Trek In Nepal

14 days
Max. Elevation
Group size

Pick up and Drop at Airport by car, domestic Air fare during Trek, vehicle For Kathmandu Sightseeing, and entrance fees in sightseeing area

Best Season
(March, April, May) and (September, October and November)

Tea house/Lodge during the trek and 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 star category hotel B/B

  • (lunch, dinner and breakfast) with 3 cup of tea or coffee during the trek
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu, Nepaljung, Jumla, Pine, Rara Lake, Ghorasain, Sinja, Chere Chaur, Jumla and Kathmandu


    • Rara Lake (2990 m), the largest lake in Nepal and one of the highest lakes in the world                             
    • Breathtaking panorama reflection of the surrounding snow- capped peaks in the crystal- clear waters of the lake
    • The Rara National park- a home to a wide range of flora and fauna
    • Spot animals such as musk deer, red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and various species of birds
    • Passes through charming villages inhabited by ethnic groups like the Thakuri and Malla
    • Interact with local communities and experience their unique culture, traditions, and their daily lives
    • Offers numerous amazing spots for photography, from vibrant color of the lake to the reflections of the surrounding peaks
    • Opportunity to witness local festivities, traditional dances, and cultural performances that celebrate the beauty of Rara Lake
    • Provides an ideal setting for relaxation and meditation 
    • Great choice for those seeking a quieter and more remote trekking experience
    • Panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains, including peaks like Ruma Kand and Malika Kand
    • Offers a diverse range of landscapes, from terraced fields and dense forests to alpine meadows and high mountain passes


Rara Lake trek in Nepal

The Rara Lake trek is a great opportunity to experience the raw natural beauty of Nepal that takes you to the pristine and serene Rara Lake which is the largest lake in the country. The trek offers stunning views of the remote and untouched landscapes of the Karnali region in western Nepal. The trail passes through remote villages, dense forests, and alpine meadows, providing a unique cultural and natural experience.

The main attraction of the trek is Rara Lake itself. It is one of the largest and deepest freshwater lakes in the Himalayas, lies at an elevation of 2990 meters (9810 feet) above sea level. The lake covers an area of about 10.8 km² during the monsoon and its size shrinks during the dry seasons. The maximum depth of the lake is 167 m.

It is a stunning high- altitude lake renowned for its breathtaking beauty, surrounded by snow- capped peaks and lush greenery. The crystal- clear waters of the lake reflect the pristine nature of the surroundings, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers, photography, and relaxation. 

In addition, Rara Lake also known as Mahendra Lake was included as part of Rara National park in 1976. It is the smallest national park in Nepal but boasts incredible biodiversity and stunning landscapes. The park consists of various species of flora and fauna. You can explore 1074 species of flora, of which 16 are endemic to Nepal; the fauna includes 51 species of mammals and 214 species of birds. The hills surrounding the Lake are covered with coniferous forests such as Black Juniper, Oak, West Himalayan Spruce, and Himalayan Cypress. You can also witness the National flower of the country Rhododendron.

Overall, the trek is considered to be moderate in difficulty, and it is suitable for those seeking a peaceful and off- the- beaten- path experience away from the more popular and crowded trekking routes. 

1) Best season to trek to Rara Lake

The perfect time for Rara Lake trekking is generally during the months of spring and autumn. These seasons offer the most favorable weather condition and picturesque landscapes, making them ideal for trekking in the region. 

Spring (March to May)

Spring is the best time to hike to Rara Lake. In contrast to the fall season, the weather is still pleasant with moderate temperatures, and the trails are typically less crowded. Rhododendron and other vibrant flowers emerge throughout the spring enhancing the splendor of the trekking adventure.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is regarded as one of the ideal season for Rara Lake trekking with sunny skies and cool temperatures, the weather is generally stable. You can witness stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding beautiful landscapes. However, you need to be more alert regarding the crowd, as you might face huge crowd due to the peak season. But this allows you to interact with the trekkers from different parts and having different culture, religion, tradition and languages.

2) Foods and Accommodation on the way to Rara Lake trekking

During the trek, you will find a variety of lodging alternatives, including tea houses, lodges, and guesthouses in the villages or towns. The teahouses provide basic yet comfortable lodging in the form of rooms or dorms for overnight stays. The lodging can range from simple rooms with beds to more luxurious accommodation with associated bathrooms. However, the degree of comfort and amenities may diminish as you travel to more rural places.

Similarly, you will find a variety of meals available at the tea houses and lodges along the trail. You can have dal bhat (steamed rice served with lentil soup) accompanied by various side dishes like vegetables, pickles, and sometimes meat or eggs, instant noodles or chowmein, dumplings filled with vegetables or meat, fried rice, porridge, soups (vegetable soups, mushroom soups or chicken soups) and pancakes and chapattis. 

Please note that the variety and availability of meals may vary depending on altitude and remoteness of the teahouses. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the options may become more limited.

3) Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness also known as acute mountain sickness can occur when ascending to high altitudes too quickly. Some common symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. To prevent altitude sickness, you have to listen to your body, drink plenty of water, avoid rapid ascents and take enough rest days to allow your body to adjust to higher altitudes. 

4) Travel insurance

For safety reason, travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Therefore, having comprehensive travel is crucial before embarking in the Rara Lake Trek. Your insurance should cover trekking at high altitudes and include helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. 

5) Guide and porter

Hiring a guide and porter can significantly enhance your trekking experience, make the journey safer, and allow you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and culture of the Rara Lake region.

When hiring a guide and porter keep in mind, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd can arrange guide and porter with their insurance for your trek. We ensure that they can offer valuable information and insights about the places you visit. They are also well- equipped to handle any emergencies that arise during the trek. At the same time having a porter to carry your belongings allows you to enjoy the trek without the burden of a heavy backpack.

Important Note

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you and mountains are calling you.

This trip is fully customization. Importantly, this trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis. Moreover, we can also customize the trip as per your needs, please contact us at Whatsapp (+977-9843770916) or email us at Let us know how we can help you, and we will do our best to give you the best customer service you’ll get anywhere else.

Furthermore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is a reputable and reliable company serving relentlessly in the field of tourism to fulfill the dreams of diverse adventure seekers around the globe into reality where they can feel most alive. So, we recommend you to reserve seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful and unforgettable trip experience.

Trip Itinerary

You will be welcomed and received by our representatives at the Airport and then be transferred to the Hotel.

One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu where you will explore and visit the UNESCO enlisted sites like the holy shrine of Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Temple also known as the Monkey Temple. You will also visit the historic Durbar Squares of Kathmandu,  before returning back to the Hotel.

Fly to Nepalgung and Explore Nepalgunj.  Overnight at local hotel.

You will enjoy the short mountain flight and reach Jumla in around thirty minutes from Nepalgunj. Your real trekking then begins from Jumla as you will carry on the trek towards the western part known as the Padma. Padma can be followed via two trails–one is Gumgarhi and the next one is Rara. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

The track beyond the Padma continues rising along the north side of Ghurseni stream. We leave the last fields at 3048 meters and climb to the first pass, Khali Langa (3545m), four kilometers from Padmara. We follow down the right bank of the stream to a foot-bridge at 3353 meters and cross it to the west side. We continue descending north for one hour through dense forest to reach a log bridge at 2743 meters over Sinja Khola, here called Lah Gad. Cross the bridge to the north side, turn west and climb to Bumra (2830m) about two kilometers further.

We cross the bridge and climb up to the hamlet of Jhari from Pina (2500m). It will take just over two hours to reach Jhari from Pina. From Jhari, we ascend west along a ridge for about 700 meters to reach a low saddle in two hours. The large lake is visible directly north of this saddle. From here, it is pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The village site of Rara (3040m) on the north side is a pleasant two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Overnight at camp.

The rest day explores the fascinating beauty of Rara area. Rara area was designated a National Park in 1975 and it takes about eight hours to walk round the lake. Overnight at Camp.

In Day 9 we also stay in Ghorasain at camp. We will start our journey from Rara lake and start to Climb Downward.There is no surpass on this high ridge and the trail goes round to the southeast at an elevation of 3749m. The trail again moves downward by the east section of Chuchemara Danda. It is the sensible and vertical slide down to Ghorasain (3271m).

A more interesting trail with the better scenic prospect is to climb Diyabala Danda due south of Ghorasain. The climb begins immediately west of Ghorasain and takes about an hour through the forest to top the crest at 5351 meters. The trail then skirts southeast above the high fields of Lumsa. There are good views to the south along the Sinja valley. Overnight Stay at Camp.

The nature of the trail is twirls and rolls all along the stream, however, it is a nice trail amidst wooded area wilderness. Lastly, the trail moves downward along the east all along the stream and crossways new kilometers to Chere Chaur (2987m). Overnight stay at a camp.

Chere Chaur is a charming Alpine grazing land anywhere flowers are in abundance all through the later summer. It offers finicky scenery of the Jumla town, the valley of Tila plus promoting than Chyakhure Lekh. The revisit to the town campsite is amusing tumble in deliberate stages. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

The Final day of our trek will back to Kathmandu.

Rest day at kathmandu and got a shopping and visit kathmandu.

May be  Final day of your trip in Nepal if you have not sufficient time to do another Trek.

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    • Pick up and Drop From Airport to hotel
    • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 star category hotel B/B
    • 3 Meals a day (lunch, dinner and breakfast with 3 cup of tea or coffee during the trek)
    • Government license holder’s English speaking guide And 1 porter for 2 guest
    • Accommodation in tea house/Lodge
    • Equipment- sleeping bag, down jackets and maps during trek
    • Domestic Air fare during Trek
    • Vehicle For Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • National park permits
    • All taxes and company service charge

Doesn't Include

      • International airfare and visa fees
      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
      • Personal expenses of bar and beverage bills, wifi, hot shower, bottle of water, extra porters, laundry or any other things which are not mentioned by the company 
      • Your trekking gears and extra nights in a certain destination
      • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue
      • Tips for your guide and porters                        
      • Entrance fees during the sightseeing
      • Extra expenses due to any event such as strikes, weather conditions, or flight delays 

    Equipment List

    Waterproof daypack

    Small waterproof bags

    Flash or torch light

    Trekking poles

    Sleeping bag

    Water bottles


    Sun hat

    Warm down jacket

    Woolen hat and scarf

    Windproof jacket

    Trekking socks

    Raincoat and rain trousers


    Antibacterial hand wash

    Travel towel

    Mouth wash

    Tooth brush and tooth paste

    Small personal power bank

    Camera and batteries

    Trekking shoes 

    Full-sleeves shirt 


    Sun lotion

    Other required equipment’s 

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