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Rara Jumla Trek – 12 Days

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Trip Highlights

Trip Code: NHN 2942 Duration: 12 Days Trekking
Region: Rara Jumla Trek Maximum Altitude:  3,500 M. / 11,550 Ft.
Start: Kathmandu –  Nepalgung End:  Nepalgung –  Kathmandu
Best Season: Sep – Nov,   March – May Trekking Type: Tea House / Camping
Group Size: Min 2 Price From: $ 1300 /Person

Rara Jumla Trek is a popular trekking rout in dolpa regionWestern Nepal. Rara national park is one of the finest national parks in the world. The coniferous forest of this park is a comfortable habitat for musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear and other wildlife species. Danfe, the national bird of Nepal can be seen in this park.

The Rara Lake has also variety of fish and snow turtle. The Rara Lake is the centerpiece of the Rara National Park. The Trans Himalayan valley with forests and alpine meadows is also a part of the National Park. Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal and it is situated in the Karnali zone at an altitude of 2990m. The lake covers an area of 10.8 sq km.

The lake is surrounded by richly forested hills: Chuchemara Danda at (4,087m) is the best vantage point to get stunning views of the lake and the thickly forested hillsides and the snow-capped peaks around it. Much of the park is at an altitude of about 3000m forested by conifers. It is a Nepal’s largest lake and it lies at an altitude of 3050m with 167m depth. It is surrounded by verdant alpine meadows and steep densely forested ridges abundant with wildlife. The lake is stunningly beautiful, with unbelievably tranquility, a paradise untouched. The region around Jumla and Rara Lake is still relatively unexplored.

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Day 01: From Kathmandu, fly to Nepalgunj (1,610 m.)

Day 02: Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,730 m.)

Day 03: Trek  Jumla to Danphe Lagna Camp (3,500 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

Day 04: Trek  Danphe Lagna  to Chautha (2,770 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

Day 05: Trek  Chautha to Dhotu (2,400 m.) – 04/06 hrs. Walk.

Day 06: Trek  Dhotu to Rara Lake (2,980 m.) – 03/04 hrs. Walk.

Day 07: Rest day at Rara Lake

Day 08: Trek  Rara to Gorosingha (3,00 m.) – 04/05 hrs. Walk.

Day 09: Trek  Gorosingha to Sinja (2,440 m.) – 04/05 hrs. Walk.

Day 10: Trek  Sinja to Jaljala (3,270 m.) – 05/06 hrs Walk.

Day 11: Trek  Jaljala Chaur  to Jumla  (2,370 m.) – 03/04 hrs. Walk.

Day 12: Morning fly to Nepalganj and next fly to Kathmandu same day.

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Day 01: From Kathmandu, fly to Nepalgunj (1,610 m.)

As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj transfer to the domestic airport for one half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. At Nepalgunj you will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India. Here it is quite hot and tropical in character.

Day 02: Fly to Jumla (2,730 m.)

Spend the day exploring Jumla and getting final supplies for the trek. Jumla town (2340m) is in a valley and their paddy is cultivated (making Jumla the highest place on earth where it is grown). The town is the administrative headquarters of the Karnali Zone.

Day 03: Trek  Jumla to Danphe Lagna Camp (3,500 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

Unless there is heavy snow, the route taken will be via the high trail, passing through pastures, meadows and forests of spruce, rhododendron and birch. If the upper trail is closed, the lower trail will be used, which will add 3 to 4 hours to the day’s trek.

Day 04: Trek  Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2,770 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

Descend through forest, then follow the Sinja Khola (river), before climbing steadily to the Tibetan-like village of Bhara. From there, descend to the tiny settlement at Chautha.

Day 05: Trek  Chautha to Dhotu (2,400 m.) – 04/06 hrs. Walk.

Entering the Rara National Park today, the trail climbs into a very large meadow to the pass at Ghurchu Lagna (3450m). From here there are great views of the mountains near Tibet. After the pass, the trail descends, following the old trade route to Mugu, before splitting to the trail to Rara Lake.

Day 06: Trek  Dhotu to Rara Lake (2,980 m.) – 03/04 hrs. Walk.

Overnight at campsite. Climb through forests to a ridge with great views of the lake, before a further 2 hours to the campgrounds at the north end of the lake, which is the largest in Nepal.

Day 07: Rest day at Rara Lake.

A well earned rest day to explore and climb up to the wooden observation tower for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills. You can visit the National Park Headquarters and a leaflet about the National Park can be obtained there. You can swim in the lake (allowed) – it is piercingly refreshing.

Day 08: Trek  Rara to Gorosingha (3,00 m.) – 04/05 hrs. Walk.

We walk the lake outlet (2980m) and follow the down stream of Khatyar Gad for an hour. There is a log bridge over the stream below Murma (3139m). Cross the bridge to the south side and clime steadily over the 400 meters to reach an open clearing at 3277 meters. The ridge continues to south for another 200 meters but it is pleasant trail with distant view of the mountains. There is no pass on this high ridge and the trail turns south-east at an altitude of 3749m and descends by the east side of Chuchemara Danda. It is a fairly steep descent to Ghorasain (3271m).

Day 09: Trek  Gorosingha to Sinja (2,440 m.) – 04/05 hrs. Walk.

The route keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorosingha following.The Sinja Khola River downwards to Sinja, from the 12th to 14th century, Sinja Was the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western part of Nepal. You can see the ruins of the old palace across the river.

Day 10: Trek  Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3,270 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

From Sinja, the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge. After passing few small villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of quaint log bridges, Most of the trek is through forest of Pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn, then the trail make a steep Climb to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses.

Day 11: Trek from Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2,370 m.) – 03/04 hrs. Walk.

The final day’s trek climbs through forest to a ridge at 3510m, before descending to Jumla.

Day 12: Fly to Nepalganj/Kathmandu

We take the earliest flight available to Nepalgunj from Jumla. After reaching Nepalgunj, we fly yet again to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner program to celebrate the successful completion of the Rara Lake trek.

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Price Include:

☛ Pickup / Drop international airport and Domestic airport by private tourist vehicle.Car, van or bus. (Depends on size of group.)
☛Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj.
☛ Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
☛Special Trekking Permit and all local conservation fees.
☛ TIMS (Trekking information management system) Fee.
☛Flight fare from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jumla / Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu, Including airport departure taxes.
☛ Allowance, all food, accommodation, flight ticket Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Jumla / Jumla – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu. And domestic Airport tax of guide.
☛ Service of Nature Hike Nepal Licensed English speaking trekking guide.
☛The required number of local staff, porters We provide 1 porter for 2 Persons (Maximum weight carried by one porter is total 25 Kg).  Or Yaks or Jhopkey (Strong Animal similar to Yak) to carry your luggage during the trek.
☛ Allowance, all food, and accommodation of Porters.
☛ Insurance of guide and porters.
☛ All applicable government taxes and service charge.

Note: You can ask us for, Standard twin sharing accommodation in a star hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast included. Or  Accommodation as per your requested peace and clean.

Cost Excludes: 

☛ Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu
☛ Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
☛ Bottle Drinks (Mineral waters, any cold drinks and alcoholic drinks) during your trek.
☛ Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, Telephone calls etc.
☛ Nepal Visa fee.
☛ Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

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  • Just wanted to throw out a small plug for Ganesh and Gabish – a father and son owned trekking company in Nepal. In 2013, Susanne and I were lucky enough to have Ganesh as a guide for our quiet two week hike through the Tsum Valley. He really is fantastic at his job and has an amazing singing voice (a bonus on long days of hiking)!!! Many trekking providers are not owned by their guides, so your money does not always go into the pockets of those that work the hardest. If any of you guys out there are considering a holiday to Nepal or know someone who is, you should get in touch with Ganesh and Gabish at Nature Hike Nepal – – and hopefully Ganesh will be free to show you around !! – Dan and Sussanne

  • We trekked with Ganesh in November of 2014 when we did the Everest Base Camp trek for our honeymoon. What an amazing experience! Ganesh was so knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy.

    His English is great and he is a very good communicator. He took such good care to make sure we had a wonderful experience. When we started the trek, Ganesh was our guide. By the time we finished the trip, Ganesh was our friend. I’ve recommended Ganesh to several friends that visited Nepal after us and they all share the same feedback about Ganesh. He is fantastic!! – Mary Messer


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