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Jumla - Rara Lake Trek

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 which provides unusual glimpses of a culture and scenery quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal and which eventually culminates to the Rara Lake 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 track' 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.

Itinerary:

Day 01 - Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 - Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04 - Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla & trek to Chala Chaur [2900m]
Day 05 - Cross a Pass
Day 06 - Trek via Sinja [2440m] to Botan [2600m]
Day 07 - Trek to Rara Park border
Day 08 - Trek to Rara Lake [3062m]
Day 09 & 10 - Rest days at Rara
Day 11 - Trek via Jhyari [2630m] to River camp
Day 12 - Across Ghurchi Lagna Pass [3450m] to Chautha [2770m]
Day 13 - Trek to Tharamara [3280m]
Day 14 - Trek to Jumla
Day 15 - Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 16 - Depart Kathmandu

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