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Jumla Rara Lake Trekking

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Jumla Rara Lake Trek

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip duration: 14 Days

Accommodation: Tourist standard in Kathmandu/Nepaljung with BB plan and Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and breakfast in Kathmandu/Nepaljung

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus

Maximum Altitude: 3350m

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Group size: 2-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Check list
  • Altitude Map

Jumla Rara Lake trekking takes you to the remote and untouched Mugu district, which is relatively unexplored by tourists and even unknown to Nepali people. Rara Lake is biggest lake in Nepal. Rara national park is the smallest and most beautiful national park in Nepal, covering an area of 106 sq. km. The attraction of the park is pristine Rara Lake also called Mahendra tal is the biggest lake in Nepal. 

The southern part of Mugu has rugged mountain topography with forests of Blue Pine, Cedar and Spurse inhibited by Bhrahmins Chhetri and Thakuris. Whereas, the northern part of Mugu falls on the rain shadow part and inhibits Semi- arid desert vegetation where Tibetan origin people live. In Mugu was the capital of Malla and Khas in 11th to 14th century. Kingdom in the Karnali river Basin where today you will get to see ancient shrines of deity, wooden carvings, bells, flowers and cloth, and pillars of rock carved with sun and the moon. Surprisingly, the local economy of these people runs by the very important medicinal herb Yarsa Gumba which is found in altitude of 3000 to 5000 meter.

Rara trek starts from Jumla which is a Trans Himalayan village after you take a flight from Kathmandu to Jumla. Passing through the lush forest of pine, rugged mountain, viewing spectacular Dhaulagiri range you will reach Rara National Park. In Rara national park Rara Lake surrounded by hills forested hills and peaks like Chankheli (3,201 m.) appears huge in between Mugu Karnali gorge. Rara lake side is paradise for bird watchers as more than 236 species of birds have been reported to inhibit in lake vicinity.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing day

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (150 m).~ 1 hour in flight

Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2,514 m) and Trek to Danphe Lagna.~ 30 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek

Day 05: Trek to Chautha (2,770 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 06: Trek to Dhotu (3,190 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 07: Trek to Rara Lake (3,040 m).~ 4-5 hours

Day 08: Exploration day at Rara Lake

Day 09: Trek to Ghorasingha (3,231 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 10: Trek to Sinja (2,438 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 11: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3,350 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Jumla (2,370 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 13: Fly to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure day

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us for your departure date.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the route.

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Upon your arrival we assist you from international airport to our hotel. After getting rest and refreshed we will take you to the dinner with complete Nepali cuisine and live cultural shows. Rest overnight.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Today we provide you a full day cultural and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. We let you explore the artistic and ancient temples and stupas, and some of the world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. Rest overnight.

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj (150 m) for 1 hour.
Today early morning we take scenic flight from Kathmandu all the way to Nepalgunj. The city located near border of Nepal and India. We explore around the busy markets of Nepalgunj , visit mini zoo and observe the culture of local people specially Tharu community and rest overnight.

Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,370 m) and Trek to Danphe Langa (3,130 m).
Today after breakfast we fly from Nepaljung all the way to Jumla for 30 minutes. We take 30 min flight from plain Terai to hilly site of Karnali Zone Jumla. Jumla is least accessible district of nepal. It is located in foothills of Sisne Himalaya. This is the gateway to very remote place of Karnali zone. Trek to Danphe Langa. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 05: Trek from Danphe Langa to Chautha (2,770 m).
Today we trek from Danphe Kanga all the way to Chautha (2,770 m). After short brief and breakfast we start trail to Danphe Langa pass (3,691 m). From here we can see beautiful landscape and mountains. After Danphe Langa pass we descend through thick forest to reach Lete Gad River Bridge. Next we cross the bridge and short climb will lead us to Chautha through Naurighat. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Chautha to Dhotu (3,190 m).
Today we trek to Dhotu (3190m). We start our trail continuely fallowing the stream uphill to Bhubule and Rara national park; which is situated in 3130 m. after entrance to national park trail climb up to Ghurchi Langa Pass (3450 m); which is covers with chortens, prayers flags and assortments. Next trail goes desend through forest. Next few walk will lead us to Dhotu. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 07: Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (3,040 m).
Today we trek to Rara Lake (3,040 m). After breakfast we start short and pleasant trail with great view to north. We cross fields down to the small streams steep moves to north. After crossing the bridge we ascend to the Thakuri village of Jhyari (2,630 m). After leaving Jhyari trail climb up through ceder forest and huge meadow (3,050 m) with the great view of Rara Lake. Descend to Rara lake explore around and rest overnight.

Day 08: Exploration day in Rara Lake.
Today we acclimatization by exploring around Nepal’s biggest Lake. Rara Lake covers 1583 hectors and 170 m deep. This place is announced as a national park in 1975. Here we can see different wild endangered animals such as musk deer, red panda, Himalayan beers, serous, ghorals, rhesus and langurs. Also this place is important resting place for migrated water fowls. Rest overnight.

Day 09: Trek from Rara Lake to Ghorusinga (3,271 m).
Today we trek to Ghorasain (3,271 m). We start fallowing stream of Khatyar Gad and cross along bridge to the Southside to climb steadily through dense forest. Next we will be reach 3,658 m. route continue to ridge to south with the view of mountains. Next we descend by the east side of Chuchemara Danda and descend to Ghorasain. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 10: Trek from Ghorasain to Sinja (2,438 m).
Today we trek to Sinja (2,438 m). Trail descends to Botan valley. After valley trail climb west of Ghorasain and walk almost 1hour through forest to the top crest (5,351 m). When we reach south east high field above the Lumsa; here we can get the good view of Sinja valley. Next trail descend to Okharpati village and almost 2 hours walk will lead us to Sinja. In 12th to 14th century Sinja was the capital of Malla dynasty. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 11: Trek from Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3,350 m).
Today we trek to Jaljala Chaur (3350m). We start trail crossing bridge of Sinja khola through wooden bridge and pass several villages. We pass through pine birch, oak forest, barley and corn fields. Next trail goes up Jaljala Chaur; meadow with full of horses. Descend to settlement of Jaljala and rest overnight.

Day 12: Trek from Jaljala to Jumla (2,370 m).
Today we trek to Jumla (2,370 m). Trail climb through forest and meadows and head to the ridge at (3,510 m) and continue pleasant descend to Jumla. This is our finishing destination of our trek. Enjoy last night in Jumla and rest overnight.

Day 13: Fly Jumla - Nepaljung - Kathmandu.
Today early morning after breakfast we fly a scenic flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj and then fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure Farewell!!!
Today yarsa trek will assist you to the international airport for your departure. There will be the small farewell program before your departure to the destination.

Cost Include:

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • All accommodation with breakfast at Tourist standard HOTEL in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fee and tourist charge and National Park Permits fee throughout the trek.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • All national transportation fee.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Extra food and beverage charge.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Emergency rescue charge.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

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