Rara Lake is one of the least visited places in Nepal. It is located in one of the most remote areas of western Nepal. The 14 days of the trip starts with the mountainous flights from Kathmandu to the remote village of Nepalgunj. After that, we have asecond flight to the isolated city of Jumla. From Jumla we take a private jeep to Rara Lake. We follow the meanders of the Karnali river and drive offroad through the Saligasi forest. The Lake is one of the highest freshwater lakes and lies at an elevation of 2290m. It is known as the Queen of Lakes, due to its surrounding natural beauty, snowcapped mountains, and crystal clear water. The Lake is surrounded by the Rara National Park. In this Park, you can see the habitat for Musk Deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan goral, and other exotic animals. During the trip, you can get a chance to see not only the snowcapped mountains, Saligasi forest, and Lake but also get a chance to encounter the lifestyle of locals and their culture.
Upon arrival you will be pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment, we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
This day you are free on you own or can have sightseeing tour around kathmandu that can be arrange on the spot. At the same time out office member will be busy to prepare special permit for Rara lake.
Today after breakfast, we fly to Nepalgunj, a small town near the Indian border in the Terai region of Nepal, and stay overnight in this transit city.
Fly to North from Nepalgunj crossing several hilly regions. If weather stay good, can see the good views of snow-capped mountains to the east and west. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation, growing red rice. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district. Local regulations have declared Jumla a dry district.
Today we explore around the lifestyle and culture of Jumla with its cultivation land and area.
Today we drive to Nagma the Border city of Kalikot and Jumla district. On the way you can explore around the more country side of Nepal with beautiful Sal forest around on the way. Today is the one of the scenic drive of the trip.
Now the most of the drive today is off road. The drive today is through the edge of Karnali River, country side and through the Salagari forest. On reaching the lodge we walk to Rara Lake and enjoy the stunning view of the lake and surrounding area.
After breakfast we explore around the Rara Lake. You can explore around by boating in Rara the biggest and deepest fresh water lake of Nepal. After that we will hike up to the hill where we can see the wonderful view of Rara Lake.
Today we drive to JumlaBazzaragain. Explore around Jumla.
Today we fly all the way back to Nepalgunj and connect to Kathmandu
Today you are free in leisure until its time of your departure and transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
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