Kathmandu Surkhet Jumla Rara - days


Trip highlights

  • The vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
  • Nepalgunj, one of the biggest cities in Nepal’s Terai region
  • Flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla with panoramic mountain views
  • Trail through the forests of Pine, Rhododendron, Juniper, Oak
  • Villages through the trail route with their lifestyles, culture, and religion
  • Trail by the Chortens, Mani Walls, Prayer Flags
  • Rara Lake, Nepal’s biggest Lake at an altitude above 3,200 m
  • Explore the Least visited trekking trail of Nepal
  • The lake itself serene and beautiful surrounded by numerous wild colorful flowers
  • The trail that chases the final stage of world’s one of the longest trekking trail- Great Himalayan Trail
  • The trek hosted by native, crew members comprising native guides, cooks and porters- the
  • opportunity to know about the place from the mouths of natives
  • Isolated Yari Valley
  • Properly tailored day to day activity so that trekkers have enough time to acclimatize properly
  • Remote part of Nepal
  • Wilderness and solitude travel
  • Green valley’s with different cultures of people

Trip facts

  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Domestic airplane and private vehicles
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

RARA Lake, the deepest Lake in Nepal, which covers water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. The main profession of the people around the area is Agriculture, where they grow different kind’s herbs for the daily livelihood. Also, care of goats and sell them to the market to generate the income sources. Similarly, we have an opportunity to see Thakur Baba Temple and situated in the Southeast corner of the Lake, all the locality believe that the god Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding.

As, RARA Lakes is a very popular destination by having a rough route from the Western part of Nepal for trekkers, the cultural and scenery of the glimpsed on the way is quite different from the others part of Nepal, You can find the lake surrounded by Rara National Park with pine, spruce and juniper forest. The view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks enhances the attraction of trekkers. The trek commences by taking flight with flight to Jumla (over an hour flight from Kathmandu) or from nearer Nepalgunj.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Nepaljung, Drive to Surkhet 3-4 hour

Day 3: After breakfast, drive to Talcha Airport, overnight at Hotel

Day 4: Early Morning heading to Rara Lake B/F, Lunch at Rara Lake Overnight at Rara Lake

Day 5: Explore Rara Lake (Boating, Cycling, Horse riding, Jungle Walking, Village Tour and short hiking in Murma Top)

Day 6: After breakfast 7 hour drive to Jumla Khalanga Bajar Overnight at Jumla

Day 7: Early Morning B/F then Drive to Surkhet Overnight at Surkhet

Day 8: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 9: International Departure

You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Your Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary. There will be a welcome dinner tonight where you will enjoy local cuisine and folk dance, overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast at the Hotel at Kathmandu, our representative will escort you to the Airport to take Nepaljung flight and it takes 45 minutes to land at Nepaljung Airport. In the same day you will drive to Surkhet by private Jeep for 3-4 hrs.Drive to Kalikot 5 hour drive to Kalikot Overnight at local Hotel. Manma the capital of Kalikot District headquarter. Drive to Kalikot takes 5 hours and you have great opportunity experience with local community member. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel and your drive will commence towards Talcha Airport and overnight at Hotel
The distance between Talcha Airport and Rara Lake is 8 km. By drive, it will take 3-45 minutes to reach the beautiful lake side. In this day, you will explore Rara Lake and can do photography. Overnight at Camping
This day you can explore the Rara lake by doing activities like Boating, Cycling, Horse riding and Jungle walk along with other amusement activities.
After breakfast, your drive will be for 7 hours to reach Jumla and can explore at Jumla. Overnight at hotel
Drive to Nepaljung via Surkhet and overnight at Hotel in Nepaljung
Our representative will take you towards Domestic airport of Nepaljung and take your flight to Kathmandu. Our office staff will wait for you at the airport to pick you to the Hotels. Remaining day you can do own city tour and rest at Hotel.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.

Inclusion

  • National park fees
  • Accommodation in Local Hotels in Nepaljung and during drive
  • All domestic airfare
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entry fees
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu on double sharing with breakfast
  • Transfers as per the itinerary in private vehicle

Exclusion

  • International flight
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature
  • Client’s insurance
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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


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