Rara Lake Tour - 10 Days

Overview

Rara Lake, alternatively known as Mahendra Tal is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in districts. It was declared as a Ramsar site in September 2007. Rara Lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft.) above sea level which has a water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq. mi) with a maximum of the Himalayas of Nepal. Rara Lake is located in Rara national park in Jumla and Mugu depth of 167 m (548 ft.). Rara Lake is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. Rara national park is a protected area in the Himalayas of Nepal which was established in 1976. Rara national park covers an area of 106 km2 (41 sq. mi) in the Mugu and Jumla districts of Nepal. It is the smallest national park in Nepal. The park was established with a motive to protect the unique flora and fauna of the Humla-Jumla district. The serenity of the Rara Lake is undefinable making it one of the most amazing lakes in Nepal. The dazzling beauty of Rara Lake has been able to attract a lot of tourists in the present day in Nepal. People from all over the world climb all the way up to admire the pristine lake. Rara national park is the smallest national park in Nepal as mentioned earlier while Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. Chuchemara Hill lying at 4,087 m is the best point to enjoy magnificent views of the deep blue lake, the forested hillsides, and the snowcapped peaks. A variety of birds can be seen while trekking on the way to Rara according to seasons.

Trip Highlights

  • Nepal’s Biggest Lake
  • Stunning mountain view
  • View of Karnali Bridge
  • Hike inside the National Park
  • Hike about 2/3 hours to the Murma Top ( From where we can see the landscape view of Rara Lake)
  • Visit Lumbini, The birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha
  • Visit Chitwan National Park\Jeep Safari
  • Enjoy the cultural Show of Chitwan Tharu people

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to airport and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Mandala Holidays staff will receive you with warm welcome and escort you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Rara Lake Trekking with welcome dinner in a pleasant and authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu - Surkhet/Kohalpur.

Kathmandu to Surkhet is 605 kilometres drive. Today we have to depart at sharp 5:30 AM so that we can reach Surkhet in Time. Surkhet is around 13 hours drive from Kathmandu. We will have breakfast and Lunch on the way. Will reach Surkhet in the evening (depending upon road condition and traffic on the way). Check in at Hotel Siddhartha. Free and relax. Dinner at Hotel.

Day 3
Drive from Surkhet/Kohalpur - Kalikot/Manma.

Today we wake up early in the morning have breakfast at Hotel and get ready to drive to Kalikot. Our day journey begins at 6:30 AM in the morning. Surkhet to Kalikot is 150 kilometres drive. It takes 7 – 8 hours to reach Kalikot. This is one the scenic drive of your journey where you will be travelling through sal forest with beautiful views. Lunch will be on the way. You will reach Kalikot in the evening. Check in at Hotel Kalikot Durbar. Free and relax. Dinner at Hotel.

Day 4
Drive from Kalikot/Manma - Rara.

Wake up early in the morning. Have breakfast and get ready for our destination “Rara Lake”. We continue our day drive via Sinja and Nagma. We will have our lunch on the way. Nagma to Rara is and off-road drive. You will be travelling at the edge of Karnali River via villages and forest. It is around 4 hours drive. Upon reaching Talcha airport further you will drive around 20 – 25 minutes where we will park our Bus. From there it is around 30 minutes walk to reach lake. As we will be staying in resort on the bank of the Rara Lake so we need to walk further 2 hours. Upon reaching Rara Lake we check in at Rara Eco Resort. Free and relax. We will have dinner at Hotel.

Day 5
Rara Lake Excursion.

Wake up early in the morning, breakfast at the hotel. This day we will hike towards Murma Top (3690 m) explore the surrounding area and see the landscape views of Rara Lake & hike back to Rara Lake. You can walk around, enjoy boating, and have pictures and any other available optional tour like hike around etc yourself. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served at the Resort. Free and relax.

Day 6
Drive from Rara - Kalikot/Manma.

Wake up in the morning have breakfast and begin our returning journey. We will walk couple of hours to catch our bus where we parked. We will follow the same route while returning back as well. We will have our lunch on the way and following the same path will arrive kalikot in the evening. Check in at Hotel Kalikot Durbar. Dinner at Hotel. Free and relax.

Day 7
Drive Kalikot/Manma - Surkhet/Kohalpur.

Drive Kalikot – Surkhet. Overnight at Hotel Siddhartha

Day 8
Drive from Surkhet/Kohalpur - Lumbini.

Wake up early in the morning have breakfast & begin to our next destination place Lumbini. Distance between Surkhet to Lumbini is about 347 km. After 7-8 hours of drive, finally we will reach at Lumbini. Check in at Hotel Peaceland. Dinner at Hotel. Free and relax.

Day 9
Drive from Lumbini - Sauraha/Chitwan.

Wake up early in the morning, breakfast at hotel. 3 hours sightseeing of Lumbini including Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka pillar, International peace park, Different monasteries, Shanti Deep and many more. Back to hotel and we will have our lunch at same hotel. Drive to Sauraha. Check into Hotel at Jungle Vista. Free and relax. After dinner Tharu cultural show will be shown.

Day 10
Activities at Sauraha. Drive back to Kathmandu:

Wake up early in the morning for a bird watching after that have breakfast and your jungle activities begins. Jungle Activities like sunrise view, Jeep Safari, Local village walk. After that get ready to pack your bag and depart.

Day 11
Final departure to home.

Last day in amazing Nepal with awesome adventure around Rara Lake Trekking, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.

Inclusions

  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Rara, Lumbini, Chitwan and back to Kathmandu.
  • 9 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis on BB.
  • A bottle of mineral water per day.
  • Professional Guide
  • Sightseeing in Lumbini
  • CG Dham visit
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari
  • Tharu cultural dance

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Bar expenses
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any sightseeing, boating, horse riding or any other personal excursion cost.
  • Any cost incurred due to natural disasters like landslides, earthquakes, political unrest has to be beared by clients themself.
  • Any additional jungle activities other than mentioned above
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

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Rara Lake Tour

Trip Facts

  • Bus/Jeep
  • Min 7 pax
  • 3690 m
  • Hotel
  • September to October and April to june
  • Off Road Jeep Tour
  • National Park entry permit