Rara Lake Tour
Rara Lake tour is the biggest lake of Nepal. is situated in the far northwestern part of Nepal. Rara lake is at an altitude of 2990 m, surrounded by hills.Rara Lake is stunning deep lake with blue and changing color hourly is the best part to see in remote Nepal.
Rara National Park is the smallest national park of Nepal. However, it has the most beautiful biggest lake with the pristine beauty of the mountains .It is encircled beautifully by green hills and Rara National Park which makes a great trek. The snow-covered view of the Himalayan peaks also enhances Rara’s beauty.
Stay overnight at tent and walking around the edge of the lake in the morning and evening make you time amazing in pristine nature. There are newly built accommodation near Rara Lake. Great view of Lake can be captured from NTC tower nearby. The best time to visit Rara Lake is early September to late November. And in the summertime, April and May will be the perfect time to visit Rara Lake. Besides this month, if you want to play with snow then December, January & February will be the additional months you can visit the Rara Lake.
The number of tourists visiting iconic Rara Lake in western Nepal has swelled tremendously after the Surkhet-Jumla section of Karnali Highway was completed.The most easiest way to travel to Rara lake is to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and take another domestic flight from Nepalganj to Tancha (Mugu) airport and walk around 3 hours all the way to Rara Lake. There is a daily scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj however the flight from Nepalganj to Talcha is not scheduled. It depends upon the group of travellers, seasons etc.
Day 1: Drive Kathmandu - Surkhet. Overnight at Surkhet.
Kathmandu to Surkhet is 605 kilometers drive. Today we have to departs at sharp 5:30 AM so that we can reach Surkhet in Time. Surkhet is around 13 hours drive from Kathmandu. We will have breakfast and Lunch on the way. Will reach Surkhet in the evening (depending upon road condition and traffic on the way). Check in at Hotel. Free and relax. Dinner at Hotel.
Day 2: Drive Surkhet - Kalikot. Overnight at Kalikot.
Today we wake up early in the morning have breakfast at Hotel and get ready to drive to Kalikot. Our day journey begins at 6:30 AM in the morning. Surkhet to Kalikot is 150 kilometers drive. It take 7 - 8 hours to reach Kalikot. This is one the scenic drive of your journey where you will be travelling through sal forest with beautiful views. Lunch will be on the way. You will reach Kalikot in the evening. Check in at Hotel. Free and relax. Dinner at Hotel.
Day 3: Drive Kalikot - Rara. Overnight at Rara.
Wake up early in the morning. Have breakfast and get ready for our destination "Rara Lake". We continue our day drive via Sinja and Nagma. We will have our on the way. Nagma to Rara is and off-road drive. You will be travelling at the edge of Karnali river via villages and forest. It is around 4 hours drive. Upon reaching Talcha airport further you will drive around 20 - 25 minutes where we will park our Jeep. From there it is around 30 minutes walk to reach lake. As we will be staying in Guest House on the bank of the Rara Lake so we need to walk further 2 hours. Upon reaching Rara Lake we check in at Hotel. Free and relax. We will have dinner at Hotel.
Day 4: Rara Lake Excursion. Overnight at Rara.
Wake up early in the morning. This is your free day at Rara Lake. You can walk around, enjoy boating, have pictures and any other available optional tour like hike around etc yourself. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served at the Hotel. Free and relax.
Day 5: Drive Rara - Kalikot. Overnight at Kalikot.
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and begin our returning journey. We will walk couple of hours to catch our jeep where we parked. We will follow the same route while returning back as well. We will have our lunch on the way and following the same path will arrive kalikot in the evening. Check in at Hotel. Dinner at Hotel. Free and relax.
Day 6: Drive Kalikot - Surkhet. Overnight at Surkhet.
Drive back from kalikot to surkhet.
Day 7: Drive Surkhet - Kathmandu and our Rara Lake Tour ends.
Drive back from surkhet to kathmandu.
- Reserve private jeep from Kathmandu to Rara and back to Kathmandu.
- 6 nights accommodation in twin sharing room.
- 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch and 6 Dinner.
- Personal expenses.
- Bar, Beverages and mineral water.
- Travel insurance.
- Any sightseeing, boating, horse riding, or any other personal excursion cost.
- Tips to driver.
- Any cost incurred due to natural disaster like: landslide, earthquake, political unrest has to be beared by client themself.