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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.