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Rara Lake Tour

Rara Lake Tour

Rara Lake Tour; The Hidden Treasure of Nepal


Rara is the biggest and most astonishing lake of Nepal and is also Himalayan treasure of Nepal. Rara is the biggest lake of Nepal. It includes towering hills and is amazingly spectacular. The area covered by the lake is about 10.4 sq km (4 sq miles). Moreover, Rara Lake Tour provides you with the once in a lifetime experience. It is at an altitude of 3049 m. Regarding its etymology, the Bhote people from Karandara used to come here with their yaks and sheep from the south, the Hindus came here and sacrificed he-goats to worship. Moreover, the Bhotes then started to call this lake ‘Ra’-‘Rat because ‘Ra’ means ‘he-goat’ and ‘Ra’ means ‘to roast’. Moreover, The length of Rara is five km and the breadth is 2 km.

Rara Lake Tour

Camping in Rara Lake 


The hills in its periphery have forest of pine or coniferous trees that adds to the panorama of this region to make the Rara region a ‘slice of paradise’. Towards the south in Millichaur has a small airport.Rara lies in the lap of Chayanath Himalayas and Chuche Mare Lek.  Rara is accessible in three days trek from Jumla. Rara is included in world Ramsar (swamp) Region. Similarly, the periphery of Rara is an ideal habitat for the endangered animals like Red Panda also popular because of places and temples like Murmatap, Gamghadi, Chayanath Temple, Khatyady Mugu Valley and Chankeli Mountain. Furthermore, People come here to collect Yarchagumba during the rainy season. Moreover, A fair is held in this lake on Sharawan Sakranti. Thousands of people congregate here. Towards the north is the Rara Village and to the west is the Chapru Village.

Moreover, Rara Lake Tour offers astonishing and spectacular views and breathtaking clean water makes you to compare your desired paradise. Furthermore, Pine forests or coniferous trees are integrating to its panorama and region become slice of paradise of the Nepal not only karnali. Rara is in the lap of Chayanath Himalayas and Chuche Mare lek . It lies inside the Rara National Park a most minute national park in the remote north west of the country in the karnali zone.

Rara Lake Tour

Rara Lake 


One can go round the heavenly Rara which takes around eight to ten hours. Similarly, to reach Rara is as expensive as visiting any South Asian country, writes Saroj Raj Adhikari (a journalist) because of the lack of transportation. Furthermore, The air way is Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or Surkhet then to the Talcha Airport of Mugu. From here, it takes about three hours to get to the Rara. It is easier to land near the Rara by helicopter. To reach Rara by airway takes lot of money but the view and sighseeing that the person have is surely incomparable with money.  From Talcha airport, it is 2 hrs on foot.


Currently, Rara is accommodating its client with two tourist standard hotels. People also can enjoy the tented accommodation in the Lake shore. People can have the taste of locally produced organic food in restaurants available locally. Moreover, Hotels provides attached bathroom rooms and these hotels are owned and operated by Mr. Gopal Bam and Mr. Raju Karki. Similarly, Murma village is providing the client with the home stay and people find them more cheaper. Slowly the hotels are growing to meet the customer demand as international and national tourist are coming to Rara Lake.


Furthermore, Rara is  ideal  for the endangered mammals like Red panda . Another Jewel of Rara is Yarchagumba a moiety animal and half plant. People come to Rara  to collect Yarchagumba during the monsoon season. A local festival is being observed here near Rara lake on Shrawan Sankranti(Mid July)

Duke Nepal Adventure is the best travel agency offering economic, comfortable Rara Lake Tour Packages.

Moreover, Duke Nepal Adventure also offers the Rara Lake 4wd Jeep Tour focusing the Domestic Tourist of Nepal. 

Itinerary of Rara Lake Overland Tour 

  • Day 1: Kathmnadu to Bardia National Park
  • Day 2: Bardia National Park to Manma, Kalikot
  • Day 3: Manma, Kalikot to Rara Lake
  • Day 4: Full Day Sightseeing of Rara Lake
  • Day 5: Drive back to Manma, Kalikot
  • Day 6: Manma, Kalikot to Surkhet
  • Day 7: Surkhet to Kathmandu

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Entry in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Touring in Kathmandu and planning for the excursion
  • Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Talcha/Rara Lake
  • Day 5 : Exploration at Rara Lake
  • Day 6 : Exploration at Rara Lake
  • Day 7 : Talcha –Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Day 8 : Takeoff!

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Entry in Kathmandu
    Upon your arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our delegates will welcome you at the Air terminal and drop you to the Hotel. Welcome beverages will be served at the gathering and refreshment then our agents will brief you right away about your visit program. Overnight stay at the Hotel
  • Day 2 : Touring in Kathmandu and planning for the excursion
    The second day, you will tour around the Kathmandu city watching its authentic and social historic points. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Sanctuary, the most essential destinations of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Get the energetic jokes of the monkeys and lovely city sees at Swayambunath sanctuary. Lose all sense of direction in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, open squares, and previous illustrious royal residences at Durbar Square.
  • Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
    Today, according to the flight plan for Nepalgunj, we will get to the local terminal of the Air terminal for one and half hour beautiful flight to Nepalgunj, where we will have time in the late evening or night to observe around the town which is arranged on the southern Nepal fringe with India. We will stay overnight at the lodging in Nepalgunj.
  • Day 4 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Talcha/Rara Lake
    After breakfast in the morning, we will get a flight from Nepalgunj to Talcha Airplane terminal. Talcha Airplane terminal is arranged close-by the Rara Lake and after that we need to stroll for around 4 hours to achieve the charming Lake .Overnight stay at an hotel or a tented camp close Rara Lake.
  • Day 5 : Exploration at Rara Lake
    Today will be the investigation day at Rara Lake. In this way, in the wake of taking our morning breakfast, we can visit all around Rara Lake which is just about 13km long, altogether. We can discover Otter and various types of fishes in the lake. We will investigate around the territory including the old town of Rara where we can likewise move up to the wooden perception tower behind the mail station for fine perspectives of the lake and encompassing slopes. We can even visit the National Park Central station. Actually, swimming is permitted in the lake and you can appreciate swimming in the brilliant lake. It's all invigorating and a flawless path for acclimatization to the high elevation.
  • Day 6 : Exploration at Rara Lake
    You will have early morning breakfast at the Hotel and afterward you will investigate around Rara about the way of life of nearby individuals and vegetation/fauna of Rara. Subsequent to completing the investigation around Rara and in the wake of making the most of its excellence without limitations extent, you will then go to the Talcha Air terminal. It will take around 4 hrs to achieve the Air terminal. Overnight stay at Talcha Airplane terminal.
  • Day 7 : Talcha –Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
    The following day, in the morning, you will take a short picturesque flight for around 45 minutes from Talcha to Nepalgunj. On landing in Nepalgunj, you then will interface with the planned flight to Kathmandu that day itself. Overnight stay at an hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 8 : Takeoff!
    You will eat in the morning and after that be exchanged to the Air terminal in Kathmandu from where you will take a flight back to your nation of origin.


  • Includes Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All  typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes Excludes
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers,  etc. (not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: Khaptad
  • Max. Altitude: 2990 m
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: MIn 2 pax
  • Duration: 08 Days Day(s)
  • Rating: Best

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