JUMLA - RARA LAKE TREK
Off the beaten track¶ trek in the far west wilderness of Nepal ± 16 days
This trek through the remote wilderness of western Nepal offers a superb experience of nature and a visit to Rara Lake, Nepal's Largest Lake at 3062 meters. Beginning thetrek from the mountain airstrip of Jumla after flying from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, thetrail passes through green countryside which provides unusual glimpses of a cultureand scenery quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal and which eventuallyculminates to the Rara Lake National Park. This beautiful high altitude lake issurrounded by alpine meadows and forests of pine, juniper and spruce, whilst in thebackground you can view the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Theentire route is 'off the beaten track' which involves the crossing of Ghurchi Lagna passat 3450m on the way to Rara Lake and a few ridges at around 3000 meters when hikingon the way back. Any physically fit person can do this moderate trek anytime in March to May andOctober to early December.
> TRIP FACTS
Trip duration: 16 DaysGrade: Moderate to fairly challenging -Grade Explanation Activity: Sightseeing & trekkingStarts in: KathmanduEnds in: KathmanduTrek type: FOT (Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek) Accommodation: Hotel, campingTransportation: Flights, private car or tourist busMaximum altitude: 3450m
> OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrival KathmanduDay 02 - Sightseeing in KathmanduDay 03 - Fly Kathmandu to NepalgunjDay 04 - Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla & trek to Chala Chaur [2900m]Day 05 - Cross a PassDay 06 - Trek via Sinja [2440m] to Botan [2600m]Day 07 - Trek to Rara Park border Day 08 - Trek to Rara Lake [3062m]Day 09 & 10 - Rest days at RaraDay 11 - Trek via Jhyari [2630m] to River camp