Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking, one of the most scenic trekking that Far Western Nepal has to offer where you can walk into serene country away from main stream of trekkers on off the beaten trail in complete wilderness of tranquil environment.
Lake Rara, the largest lake of Nepal covering an area of 10.8 sq.kms with altitude above 2,990 m, 9,867 ft, as trek leads from 1,800 m to 3, 691 m high on top scenic Daphe Lagna pass within Rara National Park.
Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking provides you awesome scenery of its beautiful landscapes with close views of Mt. Api and Mt. Saipal, Kanjiroba with Mt. Dhaulagiri towards far eastern horizon.
A great journey starting from Kathmandu with panoramic flight to land at Far Southern Terai belt of Nepal in Nepalgunj of sub-tropical climate, and then flying high to Jumla, headquarter town of Jumla district, where our walk leads into beautiful and amazing country to Lake Rara.
Walking past many Thakuri-Malla villages, one of the ancient tribe of Nepal call themselves as true and original people of Nepal.
As adventure progress past interesting farm lands and well maintained terraces walking into enchanting woodland with tall blue pines, juniper, Himalayan spruce, oaks and rhododendron tree lines to reach our main destination and highlight of the trip at Lake Rara.
One of the most beautiful lake as it changes its colors with the sunlight, where one can explore the surrounding areas of Lake Rara spotting some rare wild-life like Himalayan black bear, leopard, Goral, Himalayan Thar and wild boar.
Lake Rara with snow trout the only fish found where residential Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl, commonly seen with different species of water birds and ducks.
After a great wonderful time on Lake Rara with rest day to enjoy its magnificent surrounding, taking an alternative and scenic route back to Jumla crossing the highest hill ridge to reach at Jumla for scenic flight back to Kathmandu, then completing one of the most marvelous journey of a life time experience on Lake Rara & Jumla Trekking.
Early breakfast for another short connecting flight to Jumla, on reaching Jumla after 40 minutes on air, received by our trekking staff that has traveled here taking a long overland drive and walks, Jumla main headquarter town of Jumla district.
From Jumla start the trek with a short climb walking past nice farm villages to reach our first overnight camp at Chauriya Chaur a nice farm village on route Lake Rara.
After a pleasant first overnight stop on the high hills of western Nepal, morning starts with an uphill walk into forest of rhododendron, birch and pine trees towards a green hill top ridge, a small pass called Jaljala Bhanjyang with wonderful views of Kanjiroba Himal.
Trek continues into wilderness with downhill walk for few hours to reach a summer pasture for overnight camp, a nice spot of grassy field in the middle of nowhere.
Morning walk descends to Sinja area for few hours following Jaljala Khola (stream) downstream into forested area of dense pine forest leading to terraced farm areas a Sinja village (this was an old kingdom during Malla era), one can notice ancient rundown, ruin temples and monuments, old sculptured stones, covered with thick moss and weeds.
From here walking upstream to a small village of Ganj, after a nice stop continue walk through an interesting gorge to overnight stop at Bota village.
After steady walk for several days, a pleasant walk this morning to Ghorasinga near the entrance of Rara National Park, on leaving Sinja Khola following a stream of Ghatte Khola further north, then a short climb to reach a wonderful valley with farmlands and interesting primitive water mill.
From here walk to overnight camp at Ghorasinga on the outer rim of Rara National Park with a small police post, afternoon at leisure for short walk or just relax and catch up with the dairy.
Today walk leads to our main destination at Rara which is Nepal’s largest Lake, starting the morning walk into pristine area heading uphill to Chuchemara Danda at 4,260 meters high with great views of landscapes and snowcapped mountains, from here downhill through forest of bamboo and birch trees, crossing Khatyar Khola upstream to reach our destination at Rara Lake for overnight stops. Around this lake there is few lodge and guest built by the Park and village community for visitors.
A perfect and ideal place for rest days, morning explore this fabulous area where trekkers seldom visits, climb a wooden tower for best views of Rara Lake with surrounding beautiful rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks.
After an enjoyable and relaxing time at Rara Lake, return trek to Jumla leads via high route, morning starts with a climb walk to a ridge at Jhyari with a small farm village.
From here following Jhyari Beri Khola downstream for a short while and then crossing Dhauligar Khola valley, towards our overnight camp at Pina another nice small farm village with few moderate size houses serving as lodge, tea shops.
Morning walks leads uphill into serene woodland with gorgeous vista of mountains, and then reaching at Ghurchi- Lagna pass the highest point of this wonderful trek, the top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, walk descends across a nice grassy meadow into walnut groves heading to a steep and narrow valley to Chauta village for overnight stop, a small place with few shops, simple lodges.
After a pleasant and interesting time at Chauta village, morning trek follows Sinja khola to Bumra village leading past overhanging rock at Kamra, this is a source of an important herbal medicinal mineral called as Silaji.
From here a long descend to Sinja Khola, walking past Nyawre village, with a refreshing stop, continue walk following the river with 600 m climb to Tharamara ridge top and then heading higher at Khaligaon with fabulous views of surrounding dramatic landscapes with snow clad peaks overnight on this nice Khaligaon village.
Today the last trek of this wonderful journey heading back to Jumla, morning starts with long downhill walk to reach a green valley lined with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees, on leaving the forested area back into fertile farm country with well tended terraces, walk leads past several smaller villages of Padmara and then following the same river for sometime leading to Jumla town for last overnight.
Morning a short flight to Nepalgunj airport, and the connecting another scenic flight to reach Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience around Jumla and Lake Rara Trekking, landing at Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping.
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