Rara Lake Trek | 2790 USD

Quick Glimpse of the Trip

Primary Activity: Sightseeing, Hiking and Trekking
Duration: 15 Days Trip Code: CO-355
Trip Grade Moderate Max-Altitude: 3,480m/44,225ft
Meals: All meals during trek and BB in Kathmandu Accommodation: Lodges during trek and Hotel in Kathmandu
Group size: Minimum 2 Transportation: Private vehicle/flight
Trip Start: Kathmandu Trip End: Kathmandu
Route: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla-Chere Chaur-Chalachaur-Sinja-Ghorosingha-Rara-Pina-Bumra-Jumla -Nepalgunj -Kathmandu
Departure Dates 2017| 2018
Best Season March to May, Mid September to Mid December
Trip Notes/ Guideline on Itinerary Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Trip Highlights

  • A day trip to beautiful places in Kathmandu including Durbar square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.
  • A scenic flight to Jumla
  • Lush of rhododendron oak and juniper in the higher altitude
  • An opportunity to witness Himalayan fauna
  • Opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle.
  • Opportunity to the mesmerizing beauty of Rara lake
  • A closer insight of the Sinja Valley

Trip Overview

Nepal not only homes the highest peaks, it also is a home for numerous high altitude lakes. Rara Lake is one of these miraculous gif of nature to Nepal. The soul soothing azure beauty of the lake at the altitude as high as 3055m is something very extravagant. Rara Lake is also known as the Queen of the lakes. The beautiful lake, the lush of the temperate vegetation, the exquisite flora and fauna of this region and the people with warm hospitality makes this trek a very special journey that one will cherish all their life. During this trek you will also get the opportunity to enter the Rara National Park.

Classic Outdoors offers you 15 days standard package to Rara Lake that includes accommodation with full board meal throughout the trek along with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. You can get special discounts on groups. We ensure you a guaranteed departure on your chosen date. Our well researched itineraries will help you get the ultimate adventure experience that you deserve to see and savor during this trek. We also organize trekking to other remote regions such as Makalu Trek 24 Days and Lower Dolpo Trek 18 days.

If the suggested itineraries are not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per you need with special group discount. Kindly contact us for detail informations.You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851223737 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi and Nepali.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing: World Heritage Sites
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft): 1 hour
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes
Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)
Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
Day 10: Explore Rara Lake
Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft)
Day 13: Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final departure

Trip Includes:
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private tourist vehicle
  • A  day  of guided city tour in Kathmandu in  private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner (Day 1) and Farewell dinner (Day 14).
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel for 3 nights along with breakfast
  • Accommodation during the trek in Teahouse/Lodges
  • All standard meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), safe drinking water (use of water purifying tablets), seasonal fruits after dinner, tea/coffee(3 times a day)
  • Kathmandu –Nepalgunj-Jumla –Kathmandu flight tickets , domestic departure transfer and airport tax
  • Well experienced English speaking  trekking guides holding guide’s license (their salary ,insurance, equipments, domestic airfare, food and accommodation)
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses(salary, food, accommodation equipments and insurance)
  • All the necessary permits i.e.,(Rara National Park entrance permit) and TIMS (Trekkers security Card) permit and all the paper works
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request).Needs to be returned after trip completion.
  • Company’s duffel bag(Upon request) , and T-shirt(As a souvenir)
  • Trekking route map
  • First Aid Kit(Carried by your trek guide)
  • Arrangement of rescue helicopter service (Your travel insurance should cover this expense)
  • Necessary  local and government taxes

Trip Excludes:
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages ,confectionaries ,laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills, showers etc
  • Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Nepalgunj/Jumla
  • Extra porter if you require
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • All monuments and sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Tips of guide, porters and driver as  a token of appreciation
  • Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.

If you have any confusion or require any further information, you can Contact us or email us at inquiry@theclassicoutdoors.com.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Meals included: Dinner
Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day’s schedule on your way to the hotel. During this meeting we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip. To make you feel comfortable, we host a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meal along with cultural programs including ethnic dance and songs. Tonight, will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu. 
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing: World Heritage Sites
Total duration: 4-5 hours 
Meals included: Breakfast
After the breakfast, you will be visiting the different places in Kathmandu. There are many historic and cultural places that are of great significance in Kathmandu. You will get to see the major attractions of the city along with our professional guide and a private vehicle. The following are the major places that you will visit.
You will be visiting Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site .You, can enjoy the age old cultural heritage of the city. Boudhanath and Swayambhunath a sacred pilgrimage of the Buddhist and Pashupatinath the very famous Hindu temple e are the attraction of today’s sightseeing program. After sightseeing, you will be meeting us at our office for a prior trek meeting. You can go for shopping in the evening at Thamel which is famous for useful tourist’s products. We will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/490 ft): 1 hour
Total duration: 1 hour
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Today we will fly to Nepalgunj. Our staff will transfer you to the domestic terminal of TIA. After an hour of flight we will reach Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a big and popular city of Banke district and it is also a gateway to Jumla from where our actual trek begins. We will stay overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540m/8,334ft): 20 minutes
Total duration: 20 minutes
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Today we will fly to Jumla. A 20 minutes of scenic flight will take us to Jufal airport, Jumla. Jumla is one of the beautiful yet least accessible places of Nepal situated at the foothills of Sisne Himal. We can explore the Karnali region from Jumla. We will stay overnight at Jumla.

Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055m/10,023ft)
Total duration: 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Today is the first day of our trek and the destination is set for Chere Chaur. It takes almost 6 hours of walk to reach there. We will walk on the ascending trail along the Jugad Khola. We will walk pass Khalanga Village and many other small villages and temples before we reach Chere Chaur. We will stay overnight at Chere Chaur.

Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980m/9,777ft)
Total duration: 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
The destination for today is set for Chalachaur. We will ascend on the western trail. We will reach Jaljala Pass 3580m.From here we will continue to walk on the straight trail until we reach Jaljala Chaur. We will have to reach the Rara Circuit trail before we reach Chalachaur. The trail to Chalachaur is steep .After a few hours of walk we will reach Chalachaur and stay overnight here.

Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490m/ft)
Total duration: 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Our destination for today is set for Sinja Valley. We will walk uphill along the Jaljala Khola .En route we will pass through many villages. After few hours of walk we will reach Sinja valley. Sinja valley is of historic significance. The ancient capital city of Khasha Kingdom (12th to 14th century) is situated in this valley. Palaces, temples, and the ancient remains of a settlement were uncovered during excavations spearheaded by the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University. We will stay overnight at Sinja Valley.

Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050m/10007ft)
Total duration: 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
We will trek to Ghorosingha. We will leave the Sinja valley and take the uphill trail along Hima River. The trail is steep in the beginning and it gets easier before reaching Laha Village. After taking some rest here we will take the steep trail to reach Ghorosingha. We will stay overnight at Ghorosingha.

Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010m/9876ft)
Total duration: 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Today is the day as we get the first glimpse of the Rara Lake. So we will begin our walk right after the breakfast at Ghorosingha. We will climb the steep trails alongside Chuchhemara Danda. This trail offers an amazing view of the Himalayan panorama as well as the breath taking Rara Lake and the amazing temperate vegetation around the lake adding cherry on the top. From here we will walk towards Murma passing through Khatyar Khola. From Murma the trail is a bit easier towards Chapri village. Headquarter of Rara National park is situated located at this village. We will stay overnight at Rara lake.

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake
Total duration: 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
We will explore the lake today. Rara Lake is widely known as the queen of the lakes. It is the biggest freshwater Lake in Nepal. Water is blue and clear. Rara Lake is also known as Mahendra Taal which harbors wide varieties of aquatic flora and fauna. We can see the beautiful vista of Ruma Kand and Malika Kand to its north. After exploring the area we will stay overnight here.

Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440m/ 8006ft)
Total duration: 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
We will walk to Pina today. From Rara we will take the trails that are relatively easy and straight until we reach Gumgadi which is headquarter of Mugu District. We walk pass beautiful forest with the overwhelming view of the terrain .From Gumgadi we will walk down the steep trail to reach Pina to stay overnight.

Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850m/9351ft) 
Total duration: 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Today we will walk to Bumra. We will descend through the steep trail to reach Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3480m.From here we will continue to descend passing through many villages until we reach Bumra. This village is also called Naurighat. We will stay overnight at Naurighat.

Day 13: Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540m/8334ft)
Total duration: 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
We will trek back to Jumla from Burma. So after breakfast we will begin to descend. We will cross the suspension bridge over Hima River and then continue to descend. After few hours of walk we will reach a hot spring .This spring is believe to relief the muscle pain. We can take a dip in the water and relax for some time. From here we will walk to reach Daphne Lagna Pass at 3691 m and then will reach Chere Chaur. Following the same route back we will reach Jumla for overnight stay.

Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner
After breakfast, we will head towards the Jufal airport by our guide to take an early flight to Nepalgunj. The luggage will be taken care of by the porters .We will reach to Nepalgunj after a 20 min of flying. From Nepalgunj it takes 50minutes to reach Kathmandu. You will be escorted to the respective hotel by our staff from the airport. You will have time to rest. Since today is your last day in Kathmandu, we host a farewell dinner where you can give your feedback regarding the services that we provided during the entire trip. We will stay at Kathmandu tonight.

Day 15: Final departure
Meals included: Breakfast
This is the last day of your trip with us. You can extend you trip for one or two days to visit other interesting places in and out of Kathmandu which is completely optional. If not then one of our staff will escort you to the airport as per your scheduled departure. You can roam around the city and buy souvenirs’ and do shopping to take along with you if your flight is scheduled during late hours.
We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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Group Size During Trek
Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.
We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with. 

Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided.

Trek Guides and staff.
For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.
We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Nepal Vision trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.
•    Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
•    Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
•    Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
•    English Language KEEP
•    Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
•    Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Trip safety
Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

Climate and weather condition during trek
Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

Permits and Fees
In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

Travel Insurance
While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility. 

Altitude Mountain sickness
AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.
Classic Outdoor will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Physical Fitness
We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.
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