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Off the beaten track' trek in the far west wilderness of Nepal – 16 days

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.


Trip duration: 16 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging - Grade Explanation
Activity: Sightseeing & trekking
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: FOT (Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek)
Accommodation: Hotel, camping
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Maximum altitude: 3450m


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

Camping (FOT)
Price per person on twin sharing:
2 persons: USD 2645
3-5 persons: USD 2495
6-9 persons: USD 2335
10-14 persons: USD 2175

Single supplement: USD 70 per person

Fully Catered Camping Trek (FOT)
National park fees
All domestic airfare
Airport transfers and escort
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entry fees.
3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on double sharing with breakfast
Transfers as per the itinerary in private vehicle

International flight & departure tax
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Tips, any expenses of personal nature,
Client's insurance

Please contact us at enquiry@explorehimalaya.com for more information.

All details about this trip (including the detailed itinerary and general information) are accessible from the "trip dossier" webpa

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This article was published on 2010/10/04