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Jumla RaRa Lake Trekking

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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 the trek from the mountain airstrip of Jumla after flying from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, the trail passes through green countryside. Jumla – Rara Lake Trek throughout caters unusual glimpses of a culture and scenery quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal and eventually culminates to the Rara Lake inside Rara National Park. This beautiful high altitude lake is surrounded by alpine meadows and forests of pine, juniper and spruce, whilst in the background you can view the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

The entire route is ‘off the beaten trail’ which involves the crossing of Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3450m on the way to Rara Lake and a few ridges at around 3000 meters when hiking on the way back.

Any physically fit person can do this moderate trek anytime in March to May and October to early December.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu / Nepal Gunj one hour By airplane.
Day 02: Nepal Gunj / Jumla 2370m.aand Ghumurti 2540m. About 2 hours.
Day 03: Ghumurti / Danchelagna 3130m about 6 hours.
Day 04: Danche lagna / Chautha 2770m. About 6 ½ hours.
Day 05: Chautha / Dhotu 2380m. About 6 hours.
Day 06: Dhotu / RaRa lake 3060m. About 3 hours.
Day 07: Rara Excoriation day around Rara Lake.
Day 08: Rara /Gossaim 3190m. About 7 hours.
Day 09: Gossaim / Sinja 2440m. About 4 hours.
Day 10: Sinja / Jal Jala chour 3270m. About 6 ½ hours.
Day 11: Jal Jala / Jumla 2370m. 6 hours.
Day 12: Jumla / Gothi chour 2780m. About 7 hours.
Day 13: Gothichour / Naphukana 2990m. About 7 hours.
Day 14: Naphu kana / Chaurikot 3070m. About 6 ½ hours.
Day 15: Chaurikot / Kai gau 2610m. About 5 hours.
Day 16: Kai gau / Toijem 2910m. About 4 hours.
Day 17: Toi jem / Kag marala phedi 4240m.about 6 hours.
Day 18: Kagmarala / Lasa about 4150m. About 8 hours.
Day 19: Lasa / Armi camp 3150m.about 6 hours.
Day 20:Armi camp / Ringmo Phoksindo Lake 3600m. 6 hours.
Day 21: Day Excoriation around the Lake.
Day 22: Ringmo Phoksindo / Bagala phedi 4150m 5 hours.
Day 23: Bagala Phedi / Bagala pass 5070m.7 hours and Pelungtang, 4465m.
Day 24: Pelungtang / Numala Pass 5190m.7 hours, Jaglung Gompaabout 4520m.
Day 25: Jaglung Gompa / Dho 4150m. 5 hours.
Day 26: Dho / Mahala Phedi 4250m.7hours.
Day 27: Mahala phedi / Mahala pass 5190m and Charkhala Phedi 4290m7 ½ hours.
Day 28: Charkhala phedi /Charkhala pass 5035m and charkha village 4050m 6 hours.
Day 29: Charkha village /Yak Kharka 4250m about 6 hours.
Day 30: Yak Kharka /Bhery Kharka 4670m. 4 hours.
Day 31: Bhery Kharka / Thula 5400m. and 8 hours Sangdaphedi 4450m.
Day 32: Sangda phedi / There is one longpass 5200m and Hidden valley 44250m 8hours walk up and down valley.
Day 33: Hidden valley / Thapa pass 5200m camp with excoriation 7 hours walk.
Day 34: Thapa pass / Thapa peak 6012m climb and kalopani camp 5000m.8 hours walk all together.
Day 35: Kalopani / Marpha 2670m. 6 hours.
Day 36: Marpha Jomshom 2750m 2 hours.after,lunch excoriation to Village.
Day 37: Jomshom / Pokhara 920m. by airplane 25 minute flying.
Day 38: Pokhara / Kathmandu By Tourist Bus 6 hours Drive.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu / Nepal Gunj one hour By airplane.
Day 02: Nepal Gunj / Jumla 2370m.aand Ghumurti 2540m. About 2 hours.
Day 03: Ghumurti / Danchelagna 3130m about 6 hours.
Day 04: Danche lagna / Chautha 2770m. About 6 ½ hours.
Day 05: Chautha / Dhotu 2380m. About 6 hours.
Day 06: Dhotu / RaRa lake 3060m. About 3 hours.
Day 07: Rara Excoriation day around Rara Lake.
Day 08: Rara /Gossaim 3190m. About 7 hours.
Day 09: Gossaim / Sinja 2440m. About 4 hours.
Day 10: Sinja / Jal Jala chour 3270m. About 6 ½ hours.
Day 11: Jal Jala / Jumla 2370m. 6 hours.
Day 12: Jumla / Gothi chour 2780m. About 7 hours.
Day 13: Gothichour / Naphukana 2990m. About 7 hours.
Day 14: Naphu kana / Chaurikot 3070m. About 6 ½ hours.
Day 15: Chaurikot / Kai gau 2610m. About 5 hours.
Day 16: Kai gau / Toijem 2910m. About 4 hours.
Day 17: Toi jem / Kag marala phedi 4240m.about 6 hours.
Day 18: Kagmarala / Lasa about 4150m. About 8 hours.
Day 19: Lasa / Armi camp 3150m.about 6 hours.
Day 20:Armi camp / Ringmo Phoksindo Lake 3600m. 6 hours.
Day 21: Day Excoriation around the Lake.
Day 22: Ringmo Phoksindo / Bagala phedi 4150m 5 hours.
Day 23: Bagala Phedi / Bagala pass 5070m.7 hours and Pelungtang, 4465m.
Day 24: Pelungtang / Numala Pass 5190m.7 hours, Jaglung Gompaabout 4520m.
Day 25: Jaglung Gompa / Dho 4150m. 5 hours.
Day 26: Dho / Mahala Phedi 4250m.7hours.
Day 27: Mahala phedi / Mahala pass 5190m and Charkhala Phedi 4290m7 ½ hours.
Day 28: Charkhala phedi /Charkhala pass 5035m and charkha village 4050m 6 hours.
Day 29: Charkha village /Yak Kharka 4250m about 6 hours.
Day 30: Yak Kharka /Bhery Kharka 4670m. 4 hours.
Day 31: Bhery Kharka / Thula 5400m. and 8 hours Sangdaphedi 4450m.
Day 32: Sangda phedi / There is one longpass 5200m and Hidden valley 44250m 8hours walk up and down valley.
Day 33: Hidden valley / Thapa pass 5200m camp with excoriation 7 hours walk.
Day 34: Thapa pass / Thapa peak 6012m climb and kalopani camp 5000m.8 hours walk all together.
Day 35: Kalopani / Marpha 2670m. 6 hours.
Day 36: Marpha Jomshom 2750m 2 hours.after,lunch excoriation to Village.
Day 37: Jomshom / Pokhara 920m. by airplane 25 minute flying.
Day 38: Pokhara / Kathmandu By Tourist Bus 6 hours Drive.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights all round trip 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 38 Days
Accomodation: Tenting -Guest house
Seasons : June/ July / August/ September
Type: Moderate to hard
Activities : Hiking- Trekking - sightseeing
No. of Pax : 06-15
Starts From : Jumla
Ends at : Pokhara

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