Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Jumla- Chere Chaur- Chala Chaur- Sinja Valley- Ghorosingha- Rara Lake- Pina- Bumra- Jumla- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu
The trek on Jumla Rara Lake is most popular among the trekking peaks of Nepal. You will get the chance to reach Rara Lake which is Nepal’s largest lake. It is fun to embark on the western region of Nepal that is protected by Rara National Park. On the way, you will be walking through the forests of pine, juniper, and spruce. Similarly, you may view the magnificent views of the snow-capped Himalayas.
The trek also takes us to Nepalgunj, Jumla, Chere Chaur, and Chalachaur regions. This visit will allow travelers to get familiar with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture. This is a very long trek for those who are trekking for the first time. However, you will be benefitted when you get the chance to circle the Jumla and Rara regions. Some trekkers may also prefer a shorter trek. The gradual development and road access to Jumla have several striking climbing routes. They have become endangered. This allows escaping the major road sections and traversing on the beautiful unexplored remote regions of Nepal. The trek also involves the crossing of Gurchi Lagna passes at 3450m on the way to Rara Lake. You may also have to climb a few ridges at around 3000 meters when hiking on the way back.
Throughout this tour, you will visit the amazing villages and towns of the Jumla and Rara regions. You will also get the opportunity to explore places like Ghorosingha, Rara Lake, Pina, and Bumra, etc. The villages are renowned for their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality. Hence, you will gain both pieces of knowledge as well as good experience from this trip.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
Upon your arrival at TIA (Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu), our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be taken to your respective hotel. After the check-in process, you can rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will start a guided tour to some historical attractions in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. In the evening we take you for a short tour to Thamel, which is the main tourist hub in Kathmandu. We will make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money exchange, supermarket, gear shops, and other necessary things you might need for your trip. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Today, we will be flying to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu for about an hour. Nepalgunj is the popular city of Nepal located in the western region. This flight will offer you in-flight views of the green forests and Himalayan Range. Nepalgunj is located in the southern region of Nepal. So, it is normally called the Terai area. We check in hotel in Nepalgunj and visit the local market for food hunt and shopping. Overnight stay will be at a local lodge.
We fly to the hilly landscape of Jumla after breakfast early in the morning. You are in a completely different landscape within some minutes. This is what we talk about the varied landscape of Nepal. You land on a very remote land area of the Far-eastern region of Nepal. Trekkers may enjoy the view of Sisne Himal, Dudu Kundari Himal, and many other mountains that are not even named. Overnight stay will be at a local lodge in Jumla.
On this day, we will be trekking to another beautiful region of Far-eastern Nepal. The place called Chere Chaur emerged as an important village recently. On the way, you may observe green forests, rivers, waterfalls, and rhododendron. All those natural beauties will make your day. Similarly, you will get the opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of local people residing there. Trekkers may also interview them regarding their lifestyle if they know the Nepali language. Overnight stay will be at a local lodge at Chere Chaur.
On this day, we trek along a steeply ascending path. You need to trek for early 2 hours, the path goes down gently until we reach another village called Chalachaur. The trek is a little rocky and slippery. However, the trek is highly rewarding with all those beauties around. You will be guided by our professional coaches in difficult situations. After a 5-6 hours trek, we will be arriving at our final destination called Chalachaur. We will stay overnight at Chalachaur.
Today, trekkers will be heading down the Ghatta Valley. We will follow the path of the Sinja Khola River. Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty from the 12th to 14th century. They ruled western Nepal. You may also observe the ruins of the old palace across the river. You will find an interesting temple dedicated to Bhagwati, the Goddess of justice. Overnight stay will be at Sinja Valley.
The path today, will follow the Khatyar Khola river. It is from the bridge at the western end of Rara Lake. We descend through this river and climb up to the small path. The path is surrounded by pine, spruce, and rhododendron forests. In this way, trekkers will move ahead towards Ghatta valley. This will take us to the small settlement of Ghorosingha. Overnight stay will be at this place.
This day, all the interested travelers will cross a stream and make a steep climb. We will reach to Thakuri village of Jhyari. Then, trekkers continue climbing through cedar forests. This will take us to a huge meadow a top ridge with a great view of one of the largest lakes, Rara. On the northern side of the lake, a camping ground is available. Stay overnight at this place. We may take a homestay or stay at a local lodge.
We have separated one complete day for exploring Rara Lake. This day is very important for most of the trekkers as it is this place that feels heavenly. You may explore the lake shoreline and surrounding environment. There are various places to explore like National Park headquarters, wooden observation tower, and surrounding hills. Swimming is also allowed in Rara lake. However, protective measures need to be taken if someone is interested in swimming. We spend another second night at this beautiful place.
After exploring the beautiful Rara Lake, we head to another village in this region called Pina. Today, we will be leaving our path off to Rara lake and continue a short walk up to our destination. We will have a gradual ascent on this trip and the way goes more right behind the hill. In this way, our journey takes us to Pina where we will stay overnight at a local lodge. A hike to the Pina will provide you a good view of natural beauty such as hills and mountains.
We will take breakfast early in the morning. On this day, trekkers will move ahead towards Burma. Burma is around 102 Km away from Birendranagar, which is the capital of the Mid-western region. Slowly, our trekking journey is getting over as we arrive in the urban region of Nepal. After a few hours of travel, we reach our final destination called Burma. If we arrive early, you may explore the local culture of this region or go for a food hunt. Overnight stay will be in Burma.
Today is the last day of our trek. We keep climbing through forests and meadows. In this way, we head to the ridge at 3510m. We continue a pleasant descent to Jumla. Jumla is a very beautiful place in the mountain region and is also world-famous for culture, tradition, scenic beauty, etc. Jumla will be the finishing point of our trek. After that, we say good-bye to our crew members. However, we will be prepared for our next trip tomorrow.
We say goodbye to the stunning Jumla region after breakfast. After that, we fly towards Nepalgunj. Then, we fly back to Kathmandu which takes about an hour. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the remaining day off to rest or do some reminder shopping. We may also go for a short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful journey. The overnight will be at Kathmandu.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Our representative will guide us to the airport about 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have an abundance of time to map our next adventure in the astonishing country of Nepal.
Before starting your trek to Jumla Rara Lake trek, you need to take both mental and physical training. This helps to withstand extreme weather and adventure in this region. We provide the best guides for you. All our trek guides are authorized and licensed by Nepal Government and reputed organizations such as Nepal Trekking Association. We suggest you choose guides who are licensed and authorized by the Nepal Government; along with those who have years of experience and are fluent in various languages including English, Chinese, Japanese and more.
Altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
The most significant things to be included on the backpack are:
You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Jumla Rara Lake trek in Nepal.
You can enter Nepal by land as well as flight. Several airlines have direct flights to Kathmandu from many different countries like London, Paris, Doha, Osaka, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. One representative from our office will be at the airport to pick up. So, you can easily enter this beautiful country.
You don’t have to be a marathon runner. However, you need to be mentally and physically prepared while you are trekking in the mountainous regions. You may have to walk for 5-7 hours per day depending on your speed. Individuals need no such detailed skills for trekking in mountainous regions of Nepal. However, we will be providing orientation before the trek.
We will organize a porter for you so that you can hike back to Lukla. The porter will be carrying your duffel bags. Similarly, we will provide a stipend to cover your lodges and meals. Our staffs will meet you at Lukla, arrange tickets and assist you to make the safe flight back to Kathmandu.
It is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance. You need to make sure that it covers emergency evacuation at high altitude. Altitude sickness may attack you though you are physically fit. The only solution is to take time and walk slow. If you feel uncomfortable, it is suggested to go lower elevation.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemic or catastrophes, etc.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit other trekking sites may include an additional charge.
15 Days from US $13000
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