Kathmandu Surkhet Jumla Rara - 9 Days


  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Jumla
  • Max. Altitude: 2990m/9809ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House/Camping
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

RARA Lake, the deepest Lake in Nepal, which covers water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. The main profession of the people around the area is Agriculture, where they grow different kind’s herbs for the daily livelihood. Also, care of goats and sell them to the market to generate the income sources. Similarly, we have an opportunity to see Thakur Baba Temple and situated in the Southeast corner of the Lake, all the locality believe that the god Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding.

As, RARA Lakes is a very popular destination by having a rough route from the Western part of Nepal for trekkers, the cultural and scenery of the glimpsed on the way is quite different from the others part of Nepal, You can find the lake surrounded by Rara National Park with pine, spruce and juniper forest. The view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks enhances the attraction of trekkers. The trek commences by taking flight with flight to Jumla (over an hour flight from Kathmandu) or from nearer Nepalgunj.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4264 ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj Fly (150m/492ft) and next Drive to Kalikot via Surkhet (242 Km/ 7 Hrs)

Day 3: After breakfast, drive to Talcha Airport

Day 4: Early Morning head to Rara Lake

Day 5: Explore Rara Lake (Boating, Cycling, Horse riding, Jungle Walking, Village Tour and short hiking in Murma Top)

Day 6: Drive to Khalanga Bajar, Jumla

Day 7: Drive to Surkhet (340 km/ 7 Hrs)

Day 8: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 9: International Departure

Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 13m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and you will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast at the Hotel at Kathmandu, our representative will escort you to the Airport to take Nepaljung flight and it takes 45 minutes to land at Nepaljung Airport. In the same day you will drive to Manma, Kalikot by private Jeep via Surkhet (242 Km/7 Hrs). Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

Wake up early in the morning. Have breakfast and get ready for our destination Talcha Airport also known as Rara Airport. We continue our day drive via Sinja and Nagma. You will be traveling at the edge of Karnali river via villages and forest. It is around 4 hours drive. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast drive around 20 - 25 minutes where we will park our Jeep. From there it is around 30 minutes walk to reach the lake. As we will be staying in Camp/ Guest House on the bank of the Rara Lake so we need to walk further 2 hours. Rest of the day free to explore the Lake. Overnight stay at Camp / Local Guest House Lodge.

This day you can explore the Rara lake by doing activities like Boating, Cycling, Horse riding and Jungle walk along with other amusement activities. Overnight stay at Camp / Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast, your drive will be for 7 hours to reach Jumla. Upon arrival transfer to Lodge. Explore the surrounding. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

Drive to Nepaljung via Surkhet (340 km/ 7 Hrs). Overnight stay at Hotel in Nepalgunj. 

Our representative will take you towards Domestic airport of Nepaljung to board your onward flight to Kathmandu. Our office staff will wait for you at the airport to pick you to the Hotels. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.

Inclusion

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • All Domestic airfare and airport tax as per the Itinerary
  • Hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing, BB basis
  • Fooding,  lodging and other expenses of  trekking crew
  • Fooding (3 meals a day) and lodging for the clients in trek days (Twin Sharing/Dormitory)
  • All Camping charge
  • Official expenses
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • National Park fees, TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu 
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa cost:- http://greatnepaltreks.com/nepal-visa-information/
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in above include section

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


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Trip highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla 
  • Trail by the Chortens, Mani Walls, Prayer Flags
  • Rara Lake, Nepal’s biggest freshwater lake also known as Queen of Lakes
  • The trail that chases the final stage of world’s one of the longest trekking trail- Great Himalayan Trail
  • Wilderness and solitude travel through Isolated Yari Valley

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