Rara Lake Trek
Situated about 370 km. north-west of Kathmandu, Rara is Nepal’s smallest and most scenic national park covers 106 square km. Much of the park is at an altitude of about 3,000 meters forested by conifers. The park was established in 1976 and protects some of the most beautiful alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems of the Himalaya. The centerpiece is the pristine Lake Rara, also Known as Mahendra Tal, the biggest lake in Nepal. The lake is surrounded by richly forested hills, Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters is the best vantage point to get stunning views of the lake and the thickly forested hillsides and the snow-capped peaks around it.
Rara comes within the catchment area of the Karnali River, one of the three main river systems of Nepal. The habitat supports animals like the red panda, black bear, yellow-throated martin, ghoral, serow and musk deer. There have also been reported sightings of leopard and wolf. The lake attracts migrant wildfowl like teals, pochards and mallards. Resident birds include the Impeyan, kalij and blood pheasant as well as others like the chukkor partridge.
Rara area is covered with coniferous forest filled with Rhododendron, black juniper, west Himalayan spruce, oak and Himalayan cypress. During a Rara jungle Safari you will encounter with the endangered animals. You will enjoy the scene of migrant birds including water fowl, Gallinaceous birds, Coots, great-crested grebe, black-necked grebe, red-crested pochard, mallard, common teal, merganser and gulls. The animals inhabiting this region are red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, Himalayan Thar, wild yellow-throated marten, wild dog, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque and many others.
One of the best ways to overlook the flora and fauna is by walking deep into the jungle through fine grassland and typical villages where you can find unique religions and cultures, as well as abundant wild life. The Rara trek is also famous for bird watching in Nepal.
- Duration: 23 days
- Region: Jumla/Mugu region
- Trip Type:Camping Trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Free Day in kathmnadu
Day 2: Preparation day for trekking and briefing of the trek
Day 3: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by Flight and stay overnight at Nepalgunj
Day 4: Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m) by flight
Day 5: Trek Jumla to Chauriya chaur (3010m)
Day 6: Chauriya chaur to Jaljala Chaur (3270m)
Day 7: Jalajala Chaur to Musedani (3100m)
Day 8: Rest Day at Musedani
Day 9: Musedani to Okharpata (3070m)
Day 10: Okharpata to Chuchamare Danda (3785m)
Day 11: Chuchamare Danda to Murma (3200m)
Day 12: short hike from Murma to Rara Lake (2980m)
Day 13: Rest Day at Rara Lake. Overnight at Rara Lake on camp
Day 14: Rara Lake to Gamghadi (2025m)
Day 15: Gamghadi to Pina (2800m)
Day 16: Pina to Bulbule (3120m)
Day 17: Bulbule to Bumra (3000m)
Day 18: Bumra to Daphe Lagna Camp (3846m)
Day 19: Daphe Lagna Camp to Jumla (2370m)
Day 20: Jumla to Nepalgunj by Flight
Day 21: Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by Flight
Day 22: Rest Day at Kathmandu.
Day 23: Departure