Ra Ra Lake Trekking which is in Jumla offers the best scenery on the north-western most side of Nepal. Within its confines lie the Rara national park, the smallest park in Nepal, where in turn the countrys largest lake, the Rara Lake can be found (10.8 sq. km. At 2,990 meters). Considered one of the finest parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in coniferous forest and is the ideal habitat for the musk deer, Himalayan black bear and other faunae. The Danfe (Impeyan Pheasant) the national bird of Nepal, flies above while a variety of fish, the snow trout, inhabit the Rara lake. Adding charm to the region are its generally open-hearted and friendly people. The trek can begin in Jumla (over an hours flight from Kathmandu) or from the nearer Nepalgunj.
Rara is a good destination point for trekking in the west. The trail of Ra Ra Lake Trekking is very much "off the beaten path" and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The centerpiece of the park is the biggest lake of Nepal. Along mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages, one reaches the magnificent banks of Rara lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures
Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: It takes about 40 minutes.
Day 02:Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m.):
Day 04:Trek from Patmara to Bhargaon (2690m.):
Day 05:Trek from Bhargaon to Pina (2380m.):
Day 06:Trek from Pina to Gumgarhi (2580m.):
Day 07:Trek from Gumgarhi to Rara Lake (3060m.):
Day 08:Rest at Rara Lake:
Day 09:Rest at Lo-Manthang to explore.
Day 10:Trek from Rara Lake to Jhari (2500m.):
Day 11:Trek from Jhari to Bhargaon (2690m.):
Day 12:Trek from Bhargaon to Patmara (2920m.):
Day 13:Trek from Patmara to Jumla (2370m.):
Day 14:Fly from Jumla to Nepalgunj.
Day 15:Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: It takes about 40 minutes. This flight offers you enchanting aerial views of the jungles and Himalayan Range. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 02Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m.): This day you can enjoy the views of Sisne Himal, Dudu Kundari Himal and other unnamed Himalayas
Day 04Trek from Patmara to Bhargaon (2690m.): Trek through steep ascent path for early two hours. After you cross Kharila pass (3050m.), the trails go down gently until you reach Nyawer (2670m.). This is a small village with terraces, trails go gently up crossing suspension bridge over Nyawer Khola (stream) to Bhargaon. Move through forests covered with pine, oak, juniper, bamboo and other local vegetation. Bhargaon is relatively a big village where there are monasteries, chorten, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.
Day 05Trek from Bhargaon to Pina (2380m.): move through gently ascent until you cross a suspension bridge. Again you trek through ascent path and reach check point of Rara National Park at Bhulbule (3130m.). The trails up to Ghurchi La Pass (3460m.) are steep ascent. Then the trails turn steep downhill all the way to Pina. Enjoy forests covered with pine, oak, juniper, rhododendron, bamboo, wild animals and local birds.
Day 06Trek from Pina to Gumgarhi (2580m.): cross wooden bridge over Jhari Khola (stream) and follow mostly ascent path. At some place the trail goes downhill. On the way, you can observe musk deer, pheasant in forests covered with pine, juniper, oak, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. You come across several villages rich in terraces, monasteries, chortens, prayer flags, mani walls and people following Tibetan life style. Gumgarhi is yet another village mostly inhabited by Sherpa, Gurung and other castes.
Day 07Trek from Gumgarhi to Rara Lake (3060m.): The route is mostly downhill and goes uphill for some distance. You come across villages and forests. This day you can enjoy the sight of magnificent lake which is Rara. Naturally built Rara Lake is the biggest lake of Nepal.
Day 08Rest at Rara Lake: On this day trekkers can walk around the lake to see the wild animals, birds and beauty of nature.
Day 10Trek from Rara Lake to Jhari (2500m.): To reach Jhari, you trek through steep descent path following forests, wooden bridge over Jhari Khola and villages. Jhari is a small village where you can enjoy monasteries, chortens, prayer flags and houses of Tibetan style.
Day 11Trek from Jhari to Bhargaon (2690m.): The route in the beginning moves downward and after some distance turns up until you cross Ghurchi La Pass (3460m.). You pass through forests covered with pine, oak, rhododendron, juniper, green hills and several villages.
Day 12Trek from Bhargaon to Patmara (2920m.): follow steep descent path all the way to Khari La Pass and then the route turns steep down up to Cherry (2009m.). Now the route moves through gently flat land all the way to Patmara.
Day 13Trek from Patmara to Jumla (2370m.): trek through steep descent path all the way to Jumla passing splendid views of green hill, forests, villages and ridges.
Exploring tranquil Rara Lake, stunning Himalayan panorama, exploring typical village people and their way of life.