The queen of lakes “Rara Lake” that nestles in the tranquil low alpine region of Wild West Nepal ringed by pine, spruce, juniper and many colorful flowering plants is the largest lake in Nepal, catering exceptional natural delights blended with the astounding panorama of Himalayan peaks.

Our short trek to Rara Lake has so many wonderful highlights in relatively short time period that exclusively offers the highlights of this incredibly beautiful lake and regions in its close proximity.

After a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu for a couple of day’s escapade in western wilderness, we fly to Nepalgunj and then to Talcha, concrete airstrip in remote west. Hours of trek brings you to Rara Lake. After a day exploration around Rara, the short trek to Rara Lake winds up as we fly back to Talcha and then simultaneously to Kathmandu.

Highlights of the Trek

  • The cultural delights of Kathmandu, where travelers get to see the ancient heritages as well as the remains of recent Earthquake in Nepal.
  • The thrilling and the scenic flight to and from Talcha Airport
  • The walk along the remote route of Rara National Park to Rara Lake from Talcha Airport
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Rara National Park, including the chirpings of colorful residential and migratory birds found inside the park.
  • The boating adventure in the crystal clear biggest lake of Nepal
  • The hike to the  Chuchemara hilltop 4090m, that provides an opportunity to savor the spellbinding views of Himalayan panorama striking Rara Lake itself and the deep valley enclosed by lush green woodlands.
  • The time frozen culture and the lifestyle of the people of the mid-hill of west Nepal during the half day trek to and fro Talcha & Rara Lake. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Kathmandu: Evening welcome dinner
  • Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu
  • Fly to Nepalgunj 1 hr flight
  • Fly to Talcha 2950m 25 mins flight and trek to Rara Lake 2.5—3.5 trek
  • Day hike to Chhuchemara Hilltop & Excursion around Rara Lake
  • Explore around Rara Lake
  • Trek back to Talcha
  • Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu
  • Free day in Kathmandu
  • Depart Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01

Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m

B/B

On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Rara Lake Trek. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 02

Kathmandu Sightseeing 

Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft  

B/B

After breakfast we depart for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “City of Temples” to Visit Durbar Square (place of Palace). The devastating quake has demolished few important monuments of the Durbar Square including with the Kasthamandap temple. However, Kumari Ghar (Home of Living Goddess), Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple stand tall and intact. Afterwards, we will take you to visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world and also be said as a monkey temple, which is located at top of the hill from where one can have a great view of Kathmandu Valley. The main stupa of it stands tall but few small monuments ringing the main stupa have fallen down during the quake.

We will drive towards Pashupatinath, which is one of the most important Hindu temples in Nepal. Surprisingly, not a single brick of this biggest Hindu Shrine has been displaced during the quake 2015. After exploring the Pashupatinath temple, we move towards Bouddhanath Temple, Bouddhanath is one of the largest Stupas in South Asia and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Boudhnath suffered negligible damage during the quake. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 03

Fly to Nepalgunj 1 hr flight

Altitude: 150m

B/B

Today until the time you are scheduled to board the flight to lowland town of west Nepal, Nepalgunj, stroll around Thamel on your own. Two hours prior to your flight time, we shall pick you up from your hotel reception and escort you to the domestic section of the airport. An hour long flight above the diverse geography of amazing Nepal brings you to Nepalgunj, the trading center of western Nepal. Get amazed to see the cultural contrast of the country in two different territories and check into your hotel.

Day 04

Fly to Talcha 2950m 25 mins flight and trek to Rara Lake 2.5—3.5 trek

Altitude: 3010m

B/L/D

After the short scenic flight above the wilderness of western Nepal, we land at the remote airstrips of Talcha. From Talcha, we begin the trek along the tranquil trails of Rara National Park, emerging frequently in the culturally opulent villages, where trekkers get to see the lifestyle very close to nomadic one. Tread along the peaceful trails dominated by low alpine woodlands and small herbs having medicinal significance. After couple of hours walk or bit more, we arrive to Rara Lake. Savor the magnificence of amazing Rara and its surrounding and at the end of the day accommodate yourselves in the teahouse at the lake shore.

Day 05

Day hike to Chhuchemara Hilltop & Excursion around Rara Lake

Altitude: 4090m

B/L/D

Today, we have a big day. We shall be involved in boating in the deep and clear Rara Lake in the morning. Then with the packed lunch, we set out for the hiking adventure over the hilltop right above the lake. A wonderful uphill walk along the pleasant forest trail brings us to Chhuchemara Hilltop, which caters the magnificence of nature in all directions. The northern side has dramatically sprawling Himalayan peaks inside Nepal as well as Tibetan territory. In rest of the direction, we sight the beautiful views of lush woodlands surrounding deep valleys and the water sparkling in the crystal clear Rara Lake suggests why we call Rara, the Queen of Lakes. Enjoy the walk o elevated landmark and savor the best of raw nature today during the walk to Chhuchemara Hilltop and from the acme of the hill. In the evening, after we are done with day’s hiking, explore around the lake and soak into the blissfully serene nature. 

Day 06

Excursion around Rara Lake

B/L/D

Today we will again explore around Rara Lake. Since the place is full of natural delights, you will have plenty of actvities to do around Rara Lake for a day. However, the best thing you can do is follow the instructions of our guide who can come up with the best activity for the day.

Day 07

Trek back to Talcha

Altitude: 2950m

B/L/D

Today, enjoy the tremendous beauty of nature at Rara Lake as the sun shines here. Then set off for the journey that retraces the trail back to Talcha. A couple of hours easy trek will bring you back to Talcha. Overnight in Talcha.

Day 07

Morning Fly to Nepalgunj; Afternoon Fly to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m

Bed & Breakfast

Today you will fly to Nepalgunj Airport after the breakfast. Then in the afternoon, we will fly to the capital. As we land the doemstic section of Kathmandu Airport, we will be escorted to our hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 09

Free day in Kathmandu; Evening farewell dinner

Altitude: 1350m

B/L/D

A free day in Kathmandu is to allow you to do activities, which you prefer doing. We have plenty of options to do in and around Kathmandu. Please let us know and we can arrange you in the best possible way. Moreover, if you decide to spend it on your own strolling in the streets of Thamel, that is also a good idea so far. In the evening, we will enjoy a farewell dinner in Kathmandu's cultural restaurant.

Day 10

Depart Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m

Breakfast

Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again. 

Price: US $ per person

Inclusions

  • Arrival airport picks up
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one the finest restaurant in thamel
  • 3 Nights at 3 star standard accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Talcha & Talcha- Nepal-Kathmandu flight, airport tax and domestic transfer
  • Teahouse accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • One Trekking guide (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained)and their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire poterage cost and all the trekking equipments for porters (one porter for each two member in a group)
  • Rara Trekking permit/TIMS Card & National Park Fee
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • One duffle Bag and T- shirt
  • Trekking Map and Adventure Certificate
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Final departure transfer

Exclusions

  • Nepal Visa
  • International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket to your Home country
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfast
  • Entire cost of beverages, mineral water and beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges
  • Tipping to the guide and porter
  • Any thing not included in trip includes list are your personal expenses
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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