Rara Lake via Flight - 8 Days


  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Jumla
  • Max. Altitude: 3710m/12171ft
  • 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 which is well known for the queen of all Lakes described by our late King Mahendra and biggest and deepest lake in Nepal with the fresh water. It is situated at Jumla and Mugu district which lies on the western part of Nepal and it 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. RARA Lakes itself is in Rara National, where we can find unique flora and fauna with the different species and it has fauna includes 51 species of mammals and more than 214 species of birds.

The main profession of the people around the area is Agriculture, where they grow different kind’s herbs for own livelihood and take care of Goats and grow them to sell in the market to generate the income sources. Also, Thakur Baba Temple is situated in the Southeast corner of the Lake and Local people believe that the god Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding.


Outline Itinerary

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

Day 2: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj Fly (150m/492ft) and, next flight to – Talcha Airport (2950m/9678ft)

Day 3: Early Morning visit to Rara Lake

Day 4: Hike Back to Talcha Airport and Fly to Nepalgunj. Drive to Bardia National Park

Day 5: Full day Jungle Activities at Bardia National Park

Day 6: Drive to Nepalgunj (45km, 30 mins) and fly to Kathmandu

Day 7: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Final 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.

On the second morning, you will board a flight to Nepaljung (150m/492ft). Upon arrival transfer to board your connecting flight to Talcha Airport. 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. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

The distance between Talcha Airport and Rara Lake is 8 km. By drive, it will take 30-45 minutes to reach the beautiful lakeside. In this day, you will explore Rara Lake and can do photography. We will explore around Rara Lake. Since the place is full of natural delights, you will have plenty of activities 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. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast, hiking commence to Talcha Airport and, Fly to Nepalgunj, our representative will escort you towards Bardia National Park. Bardia National Park is one of the finest and largest wildlife reserve in Nepal that has been a Haven to various rare species of animals and birds. It lies near the southern border in the far north west region of Nepal and covers an area of around 968 sq. km. Lying on the low land of Terai, the National Park forms a transition between plains of India and outer foothills of Himalayas. The vegetation in the national park varies from lush dense forests to grasslands, woodlands and riverine which makes it favorable home to diverse range of faunas found in various kinds of vegetation. Overnight stay at Jungle Lodge.

After breakfast, Elephant Safari, after Lunch, Bird Watching and jungle walk in Bardia National park. Jungle Safari on Elephant’s back supplies a prominent view of the Park. Enter the national park in the early morning. Spend entire day in the jungle, covering the main rhino and tiger habitats. Jungle walks can be replaced by full-day jeep safari or rafting. Overnight stay at Jungle Lodge.

After Breakfast, Drive to Nepalgunj (45km, 30 mins) and then transfer to the Airport to connect flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple. 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

  • Flight from Nepalgunj to Talcha Airport with panoramic mountain views
  • Trail through the forests of Pine, Rhododendron, Juniper, Oak
  • Explore Rara Lake, Nepal’s biggest freshwater Lake, also known as Queen of the Lakes
  • Wilderness and solitude travel

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