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Short Trek to Rara Lake-10 days

Trip Introduction

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. You will have the marvelous opportunity to visit Rara National Park, which is considered to be one of the finest parks in the world and is an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan goral, and other exotic animals. Moreover, the direct proximity rustic lives of the locals and their daily activities make you real entrance of natural and cultural world.

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.

 Trip Highlights

  • 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 back and forth Talcha & Rara Lake. 

Can I approach this trek easily?

If you have, the extreme ability to walk around 6-8 hours a day with a light daypack and passionate feeling, this trek will be highly suitable as this is moderate trek. It is fact that having walk in higher altitudes is definitely more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Therefore, you need to be prepared to adjust in the high altitude. Advance Adventure Kindly request to all the clients to prepare themselves for Short Trek to Rara Lake 10 day/s Jogging and exercising regularly at least 3 month prior to the start of the trek. If you have the subtle experiences on walking /trekking in high altitude, environment this trek will be really easier. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. To accomplish the trek you should have excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases please kindly inform us before booking the trip. We are highly conscious about your health and safety. You can have the experiences of more demanding and challenging episode while in Trek.

Customize Your Own Trek !

This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need. We are more than happy to customize this trip to your requirements. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu: Evening welcome dinner

Day 02: Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu-B

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj 1 hr flight-L/D

Day 04: Fly to Talcha 2950m 25 mins flight and trek to Rara Lake 2.5 3.5 trek-B/L/D

Day 05: Day hike to Chhuchemara Hilltop & Excursion around Rara Lake-B/L/D

Day 06: Explore around Rara Lake-B/L/D

Day 07: Trek back to Talcha-B/L/D

Day 08: Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu-B/L/D

Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu-B

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu-farewell Dinner B/L/d denotes the Breakfast ,Lunch &Dinner

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 traveling 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.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email-

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
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 08: 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 $1840 per person

What is Included?

  • 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

What is Excluded?

  • 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.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Bal Bahadur Tamang

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Bal Bahadur Tamang was born in Solukhumbu. After completing his eighth grade, he left his village and went to Jiri to work as a porter. His first experience as a porter was to carry a big sack of rice from Jiri to Lukla. He has carried as heavy as 110 kg of load on his back as a porter.

After working as a porter for some years, he met a trek company owner in Lukla and started working for them as a porter. He was later afforded the opportunity to work as a guide. He took the opportunity with both hands. As a guide, his first assignment was to lead two Canadian trekkers and an Australian trekker to the Everest Base Camp.

At present, he lives with his family in Kathmandu. He has a 12 years old son and a 7 years old daughter. He is very fond of the mountains. So much so that as soon as a trek concludes, he cannot wait for the other to begin so that he can be around the mountains again.

 his first assignment was a group of two trekkers from Canada and Australia whom he took to EBC…that being his first trip, it required him to ask a lot of questions to other fellow guides…he learnt a lot.

his family is now in Kathmandu….he has two kinds..a 12 yo son and a 7 yo daughter…and his wife…..when he is not on trek , all he does is wait for the next group to arrive so that he can go to the mountains.

He believes that it is important to give tourists a unique taste of places they visit- be it local animals or flora and fauna, celebrations or culinary experiences. He tries his best to always give the tourists a close view of the life in the Himalayas beyond just the majestic mountains.

Deepak Regmi

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Mr. Deepak is our qualified guide who have been trekking in Nepal with us for over 8 years. He is loyal, dedicated and honest guide who enjoy trekking himself and happy guiding his peoples. He is from Gorkha region, which is the route to the famous- Manaslu region trekking in Nepal. 

He has trekked over all the major trekking region in Nepal including, Everest, Annapurna, Manslu, Langtang and Upper Mustang. He is very friendly, and accommodating for guest interest so he is a perfect guide for solo trekkers to small groups. 

He is licensed and certify from Nepal Gov. Department of Tourism and Nepal Tourism Board as professioanl Trek guide for Nepal Himalyas. He has interest in travelling, photography, meeting new peoples and music.


Price US $1840

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Trip Facts
Activities Cultural Tours, Trekking & Walking in Rara Valley
Meals All Meals while on Trek & BB in City
Difficulty Easy Trek
Room Hotels/Mountain lodges
Max Elevation 4090m
Transport Private Vehicle & Flights
Group Size 2+
Best Month March-May & Sep- Dec

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