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Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, situated in Mugu district in the far western region of Nepal. It takes around 3 to 4 days of walking to reach Rara from Jumla.
The surface is around 8 square kilometer and the perimeter 9 kilometer. The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and it is 2 kilometers wide, the altitude around 3060 meter and the max. depth is 167 meter. Trekking in Rara Lake offers the best scenery on the earth. The trail is very much "off the beaten path" and affords glimpses of the distinct culture of the local people.
The people are a mix of ethnic groups, such as the Magar, Gurung and hill people of Hindu caste origin. The lake itself is perched on a high shelf at 2,980 meters and is protected by Rara National Park, which covers an area of 106 sq. kilometers. It is a good opportunity to see wildlife such as musk deer, leopards, ghoral, tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda inside the park. The park is also a birdwatcher's delight, especially during November and April when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Half day Kathmandu sightseeing and special permit preparation day
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 12hrs.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m.)
Day 05: Trek to Patmara (2920m.)
Day 06: Trek to Bhargaon (2690m.)
Day 07: Trek to Pina (2380m.)
Day 08: Trek to Gumgarhi (2580m.)
Day 09: Trek to Rara Lake (3060m.)
Day 10: Rest/ Exploration at Rara Lake.
Day 11: Trek to Jhari (2500m.)
Day 12: Trek to Bhargaon (2690m.)
Day 13: Trek to Patmara (2920m.)
Day 14: Trek to Jumla (2370m.)
Day 15: Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj (approx. 35 minutes.)
Day 16: Drive from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure

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Trip Facts

Duration:18 Days

Trek Grade:Moderate

Highest Alt:3060 m.

Trek Style:Camping

Best Season:
March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov

Group Size:Min 2 & Max 16 Pax

Travel Mode: Drive in /out

Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs per day

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