About Rara Lake Trekking
Rara Lake Trekking is short and an exciting adventure into the highland forest and scenic landscape that surrounds this beautiful lake. Rara Lake is Nepal’s largest lake and located in a spectacular alpine setting. The short journey is ideal for trekkers looking to get away from it all in a remote part of the Himalaya. Rara Lake is located in the northwest of Nepal, and because it is isolated and difficult to reach, it sees only a handful of tourists each season. The unspoiled landscape of pine forest and mountain meadows will be unforgettable.
Rara Lake Trekking passes into the pristine Rara National Park. To the north is the border with Tibet. We begin the Rara Lake trekking journey to this area with ascenic flight to Jumla, a splendid town and one of the largest in the northwest. From here, we meet our full crew and trek north through picturesque villages and rural farmland. Along the way, the cultural interaction and insights on this route cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes.
Rara Lake Trekking path travels through a beautiful landscape that will be unforgettable. We cross a pass before arriving at the uninhabited lake area with a nearby park office. Visitors to this region will mostly have the remote trails to themselves! The natural beauty and peaceful setting in the faraway hills can give you an overwhelming sense of being truly away from worldly cares and concerns. Our camp near the shore and next to the blue waters of alpine Rara Lake (2980 mt, 9,840 ft) will be unforgettable as the trek is off the beaten path.
Mountain views include the Himalayan peaks of Dolpoto the east, the stark landscape of Humla to the west and Tibet to the north. Rara National Park is home to rare, alpine wildlife including the snow leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, musk deer, wild boar and more as well as many species of birds.
Rara Lake Trekking is a camping journey. High Camp Adventure will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
On our way back to Jumla, we take a different route for a circuit journey that visits additional remote villages and scenic meadows.
There are numerous options in the west of Nepal to explore including Dolpo, Rukum and the Guerrilla Trek, Khaptad National Park and more. If you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey into this area, then we can arrange the details!
Please Note: OurRara Lake Trekking has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.