Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Once you arrive at the premises of International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be received by staff member from ‘Himalayan Recreation Treks’ and then transferred to the hotel through the bustling streets of Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be briefly explained about your itinerary package which will be followed by the welcome dinner.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
A government registered guide will take you on a ride through several World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour on second day concludes with visit to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square premises which holds sites like Basantapur Museum and home of Living Goddess- Kumari.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj:
It takes about an hour of flight to arrive at the Airstrip of Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj exists near to the Indian border and is the hub of Western Nepal. The unpredictable weather in Jumla often leads to delay or cancel of the flight. So, we will stay overnight at the hotel in Nepalgunj city on the 3rd day.
Day 04: Fly to Jumla:
30 minute of pleasant flight with view of mountains and the landscapes will convey us to Jumla. Disembarking at Jumla, we will stay in a local hotel as we will begin our trekking towards Rara Lake only in the next day. Exploring the nearby places is a great way to utilize the spare time.
Day 05: Trek to Pathmara:
The exciting trekking begins only in the fifth day. Walking along the Tila River, we will pass through fields and arrive at forest of pine, spruce, juniper and fir. We will arrive at the village of Pathmara once we make our way out of those woods.
Day 06: Trek to Newrigard:
Trekking on 6th day begins early in the morning. It takes about 6hours of pleasant walk through series of ups and downs to arrive at Newrigard. We will spend the night in a tented camp at Newrigard.
Day 07: Trek to Chautha (Bulbule):
Leaving Newrigard behind, we will continue our journey through the woods. Enjoying the chirping of several local birds along the way, we will make a steep climb to Chautha (Bulbule) where we will be staying overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Pina:
Walking past the local teahouses, we will pursue the path along woods to arrive at Gurchilanga Pass. We will have gratifying views of the surrounding landscapes before lowering down to the treeless plain land which exists halfway to the pass. We will be staying at Pina for the night.
Day 09: Trek to Gamgadhi:
Continuing our journey from Pina, we will follow the trekking trail that meanders upward and downward and passes through few dispersed settlements to arrive at Gamgadhi. Gamgadhi is the district headquarter of Mugu district. We will stay overnight at Gamgadhi.
Day 10: Trek to Rara Lake:
Much awaited Rara Lake can be accessed on the 10th day. Walking through the easy trail, we will cross the bridge. Crossing the bridge, we will have a short trek to saddle. Saddle offers the finest view of Rara Lake. Two hours of walk from Saddle will take us to the western bank of Rara Lake.
Day 11: Rest day in Rara Lake:
We will devote the whole day in admiring the beauty of Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the biggest Lake of Nepal which stretches itself to 9.8 sq. km. of an area. We will be setting our camp at the edge of Rara Lake for the night.
Day 12: Trek to Gorosingha:
From Rara Lake, we will follow the straight trail for about 15minutes from where the trail starts raising upward. We will reach Gurchimara (3710m) and enjoy some wonderful sights before lowering down to Gorosingha that positions itself at 3190m altitude.
Day 13: Trek to Sinja:
Leaving Gorosingha, we will choose the ascending trail to Lumsa. From Lumsa, we will have a gentle descent to the Vilage of Sinja which is basically the Thakuri Village. Ancient Malla Durbar and Tripura Sundari Temple are some visit worthy sites around Sinja Village.
Day 14: Trek to Jaljala:
The trail follows through the jungle that comprises of pine and birch woods. Exiting from the forest, we will continue our walk through the fields of barley and corn from where the trail raises steeply to Jaljala. We will spend the night at Jaljala which is located at 2370m altitude.
Day 15: Trek to Chere Chaur:
Walking past Jaljala, we will cross the verdant forest and arrive at the settlement made up of few houses. Later, we will be taking the downward trail to Chere Chaur. Chere Chaur exists at the close proximity of Chauriya Chaur. We will be staying overnight at Chere Chaur.
Day 16: Trek to Jumla:
Taking light lunch at Chere Chaur, we will proceed through woods and choose the downward trail to Jumla. The weather always remains unpredictable in Jumla. So delay and cancellation of flight is a common practice. We will take flight to Nepalgunj only in the next day.
Day 17: Fly: Jumla-Nepalgunj- Kathmandu:
45 minutes flight from Jumla with view of mountains will shift us to Nepalgunj. Disembarking at Nepalgunj, we will take an hour long connecting flight to Kathmandu. Landing at the domestic Airport of Kathmandu, we will head to the hotel where we will spend the pleasant night.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu:
This is the leisure Day. You can either take rest and soothe your tired limbs or explore around the streets of Thamel. Thamel is a bustling area with several tourist markets where you can buy varieties of souvenirs and handicraft goods.
Day 19: Final departure:
19th day will conclude our adrenaline ‘Jumla Rara Lake Trekking’. Our staff will assist in your last moment preparation and then convey you back to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will take flight to your desired next destination. We are happy to serve you.