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Visit Nepal 2020

JOURNEY TO RARA LAKE

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Duration

10 Days

Max. Elevation

3700 mm

Group size

2 PAX MIN

Level
EASY
Transportation
private vechile& Domestic flight kathmandu_Nepalgunj_Talcha
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3star Hotels in Kathmandu with the local lodge on treks
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu  and all meals during the trek
Starts at
KATHMANDU
Ends at
KATHMANDU
Trip Route
Kathmandu_Nepalgunj_Talcha airport_Mugu District_Rara lake_Murma top_jumla_banke_kathmandu

Highlights

    • A picturesque location with awesome scenery of green rolling hills and snow peaks
    • Scenic crystalline Rara Lake resplendent against the backdrop of high Himalayas
    • Lovely forest of blue pine, black juniper, Himalayan spruce and Himalayan cypress
    • Pleasant hike following serene trail overlooking grand views of dramatic scenery
    • Within Nepal largest and deepest Lake Rara of great charm blessed by nature"

Vertex Holidays presents, an exclusive ‘Journey to Rara Lake’ where few visitors seldom venture around lovely areas of western Nepal. A short, scenic country walks a perfect holiday destination and get-away for families, trekkers, and travelers to rejuvenate. Journey to Rara Lake will be a great trip of less than a week, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Walk within pristine wilderness overlooking grand views of snow peaks, dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills, and serene Lake Rara. Rara the largest and deepest alpine fresh-water Lake of Nepal covers an area of 10.8 sq. k.m. Located at a height above 2,990 meters and 9, 810 feet surrounded by beautiful lush green forest. Mostly dominated by tall tree lines of blue pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce, oak, Himalayan cypress, and other species. Journey to Rara Lake takes you far from popular adventure and trekking areas, in the least unspoiled areas. Where villagers hardly see foreigners passing their way, as Rara Lake is situated on the very end of Far West Nepal. Making it least accessible for other visitors due to its remote location, but at present travel is made shorter and easier. As one takes various options to reach magnificent areas of Rara Lake and its scenic countryside. To make the best of the trip, exciting and shorter where Vertex Holidays have designed Journey to Rara Lake. Traveling by scenic flight both ways and taking a short hike to reach beautiful Rara Lake of few days pleasant walks. The adventure begins with a sweeping flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj city, facing a panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks. Includes Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu with a massive range of Annapurna with Dhaulagiri as the flight lands at Nepalgunj airport. Nepalgunj, located Nepal Far South West of the sub-tropical climate of Terai belt the low flat land of the country. From Nepalgunj, the flight continues in a smaller aircraft to reach Talcha airport the closest airport from Rara Lake. Talcha, a small town with several good hotels and lodges, near the boundary of Rara National Park. From here our walks start with picturesque scenery within a cool shade of the coniferous and deciduous forest. Then reach scenic Murma hilltop at above 3,630 m, the highest point of the journey. Enjoy grandeur views of Rara Lake down below with surrounding hills and snow mountain range. The next day few hours walks downhill reach you to our final destination at the shore of calm, serene Rara Lake. Full day in Rara Lake to explore its scenic surroundings enclosed by enchanting forest, enriched with exotic flora and fauna. After a refreshing and splendid time around Rara Lake within its magnificent green environment, the walk leads back to Talca town. For last overnight stop around remote areas of Far West Nepal Himalaya and Rara Lake. The next morning swift scenic flight takes you to warm areas at Nepalgunj, and then continue the air journey back to Kathmandu. After an overwhelming and memorable experience on Journey to Rara Lake, with the great service of Vertex Holidays and its excellent staff. Additional Information: Rara Lake, located within Nepal smallest Rara National Park covers an area of 106 sq. Km. Rara National Park an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, goral, Himalayan Thar, and wild boar. Snow trout the only fish species recorded in the lake. Resident Gallinaceous birds and migrant waterfowl are also quite commonly sighted. The great - crested grebe, black-necked grebe, and red-crested pochard are seen during winter. Other common birds are the snow-cock, chukor partridge, Impeyan pheasant, kalij pheasant, and blood pheasant. Apart from a hike, options to choose horse-riding to reach Rara Lake from Talcha Airport. A great experience, an easy and quick alternative for the trek. Which you can enjoy the view without being exhausted.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Morning free preparation for Rara Lake, afternoon fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 03: Flight from Nepalgunj to Talcha airport 2,735 m transfer to lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Murma Hill at 3,630 m and reach hotel Rara View - 04 hrs.
Day 05: Hike and explore around Rara Lake 2,990 m enjoy the views.
Day 06: Rest day at Rara Lake to relax and short walks.
Day 07: Trek to Talcha for an overnight stop - 04 hrs.
Day 08: Fly from Talcha to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu spare and contingency day. 
Day 10: Depart Nepal for international departure homeward bound.
 

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful Journey to Rara Lake. On briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. Evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music. 


Day

2

On this day in Kathmandu, allowing trekking members to prepare for the trek, with leisure morning after breakfast. As the time for flight departure transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a scenic flight of less than an hour to land at Nepalgunj city airport. During air enjoy a glorious panorama of Himalayan peaks from Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna to the Dhaulagiri range. Nepalgunj, located Nepal Far Mid-West within low land known as Terai belt of warm sub-tropical climate, on reaching Nepalgunj airport a short drive to your hotel near the city area. Enjoy an evening stroll and catch glimpse of the locals with more Indian influence due to the close border with India.

Day

3

The morning after breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Nepalgunj airport for a short flight to land at Talcha small airstrip near Rara National Park area, on reaching at Talcha meet our other field staff and porters. A short walk to the hotel near the Airport, a simple tourist standard accommodation.Talcha a small town within the district of Mugu, one of the most remote regions of Nepal Far West, here with time to explore around its interesting market to witness the local culture and colorful customs of western Nepalese people.


Day

4

Morning from the hotel/lodge at Talcha start a few hours hike on a gradual path and then climb to a ridge to reach Murma Hilltop. The highest point of the journey. The walk leads with beautiful scenery of peaks and hills as route leads into nice cool alpine tree lines to reach Murma Hilltop for overnight. From the Rara View lodge, enjoy overlooking surrounding beautiful landscapes covered within the pristine surrounding of green forest, tiers of hills with snow peaks.


Day

5

A leisure morning with grand views for breakfast, and then start the hike with Long descend to reach on the shore of huge Rara Lake, and then transfer into one of its many good simple lodges and hotels. Arriving in time for lunch and overnights, enjoy the afternoon marveling at the beauty of Rara Lake and its tranquil surroundings.

Day

6

A free day for hike and excursion around marvelous locations and enjoy the scenery of dramatic landscapes with views of high mountains. Walk around beautiful Rara Lake, the lake with few lodges built by the Park and village community for visitors.  A perfect and ideal place to enjoy a rest day. Explore around the shore of the lake, might spot some wild-life with various species of birds, including resident and migratory ducks. Climb to a tower for grand views of Rara Lake with a scenic backdrop of scenic rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks.


Day

7

Morning enjoys the panorama of stunning views of surrounding hills and mountains with Rara Lake and then ready for a return journey to Talcha, after a good breakfast walk on the gradual pleasant trail within farm areas and village to reach Talcha for last overnight stop around the great beautiful country of Rara Lake area.


Day

8

Morning as per the flight time for Nepalgunj, board in a small aircraft either Twin Otter or Dornier plane a swift short flight brings you to low warm areas at Nepalgunj. With time for refreshments or lunch before connecting into a bigger plane for a scenic flight of 50 minutes to Kathmandu, back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. After being in tranquil surroundings at Rara Lake, from the airport short drive to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.


Day

9

It is always best and wise to have a spare or contingency day, in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation at Talcha airport. Due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for small planes to operate which can happen even in the best time of the seasons. On this free day, one can enjoy individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or take a tour of Kathmandu's ancient cities site within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.


Day

10

Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure on Journey to Rara Lake, and then as a time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.


Inclusions

    • All airport Hotel Transfers
    • Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Vehicle ( Two way Jeep from talcha)
    • all accommodation during the trip
    • Experience Guide
    • Boating
    • National Park Fee
    • Both way flight tickets Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Talcha(RARA)-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
    • All government and local taxes
    • Nepal visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Insurance ( medical insurance and Travel insurance
    • Extra beverages other than specified on the included meal plan
    • Extra porter cost in the event of Landslide or road blockage
    • Others which is not included on the included items
    • Horse Riding
    • Tips for guide(s), porters, and driver(s)

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

Frequently Asked Questions

Why few foreign travels to Rara Lake and Nepal Far West?

Rara Lake, where very few travelers venture due to its remote locations and takes much time to reach there, apart from flying in. It can be costly due to airfare both ways, the cheapest is taking a long overland journey of more than 3 days to reach around Rara Lake area a tiring road journey. But Rara Lake is gaining much popularity among domestic travelers rather than a foreigner. Which you can spread the good news after having a good and enjoyable time on this Journey to Rara Lake. 

Is Rara Lake a restricted area?

No, it is not on the list of a restricted area, other close areas of Dolpo, including Humla and Limi valley, fall on a restricted area. Rara Lake is like any other normal trekking area of Nepal, where you need trekking and a national park permit only. 

Which season is best for Rara Lake Journey?

During springtime of April and May, as well in autumn/fall season from September to November months.The best time from April to May and September and October months, where days are clear for excellent views of surrounding beautiful landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. With cold morning and late afternoon till night time cold and in the shade.

Do you organize for individual or solo travelers on this Rara Lake trip?

Yes, we organize for single travelers also but the cost will be slightly higher than in a large group. It is always best to travel with an expert guide from reputed trekking agencies, to show you around for a safe and enjoyable journey to Rara Lake or any other region of Nepal Himalaya. 

How far the medical facilities on trek if someone gets very sick?

The nearest hospital and medical post is in Talcha but not up to international standard, one needs to fly back to Nepalgunj or Kathmandu. Good to know on this trip, where travelers are free from catching Altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Except for some short steep climb and descend, but it all depends upon the fitness and health of trekkers. For instance, in case some get very sick from any other medical reason or accidents and cannot continue the journey the sick person needs to be taken back to Talcha for a flight to Kathmandu. The quickest way for very sick people to be evacuated is taking helicopter service. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from health and medical insurance.

Are there any facilities to charge electronic appliances and gadgets?

Yes, there are facilities in Talcha, Murma Hill, and at Rara Lakeside lodges and hotels to charge your electronic gadgets. Some places do have electricity run by hydro or solar power to charge your cell-phone, camera batteries, and laptop, and that is where available.  On paying some fee for charging as per hour, where every overnight stops have different rates. 

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