Important Information

Far West Nepal Treks
12 Days
Max Altitude 3410m
Best Season April - October
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 2
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Flight - Jeep

The Jumla to Rara Lake trek takes place in the most rural area of Nepal, Karnali province in far west Nepal. Trekking through the diverse landscape from Jumla to Rara is an adventure as well as a beautiful journey. This remote mountain region is home to generous people of different ethnic groups such as Chetri, Magar, Bramin, lamas, etc practicing both Hindu and Buddhist religion.

Rara Lake:

The resplendent Rara Lake lies in Mugu district at the elevation of 2,990 meters from sea level, dresses in every shade of blue, green, and white astonishing all travelers. It is also known for Mahendra Taal in Nepali, the largest lake in Nepal. The lake itself set in Rara National Park, home to more than 214 species of birds, wildlife, and mainly pine forest. From the lake, you will witness Chuchemara peak, Malika Kand and Ruma Kand. For the best view of the lake and surrounding you should hike up to Murma, vantage point. Those who find it difficult on foot can hire a local horse to ease your hike up. This marvelous place is not yet seen by many tourists because of the remote location.


Jumla is the headquarter town of the Jumla district in the western region of Nepal located at the height of 2,514 meters. Due to the remoteness, the culture and traditions are well preserved there. Jumla was a popular kingdom in the history of western Nepal where the origin of the Khas language is based. There is still archaeological evidence in Sinja valley, ruled by Malla (Khasa) dynasty between the 12th and 14th centuries. Jumla is also popular for its organic products like apple and it is the highest place in Nepal where you can find cultivation of rice.  

The best seasons to do this trek are from July to August, it becomes the best time when the apple orchards turn into best color, cattle like horses and cows grazing in lush meadows, meandering rivers, and open blue skies will make you feel like you are in a film set. Remember Himalayan Wander Walkers for all kinds of trekking and tours.

Getting to Jumla and Rara Trek:

Trekking to Jumla and Rara is one of the least visited destinations yet rewarding and appreciated by travelers. Most trekkers fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and switching their flight to Jumla and return from the Talcha airport. Now a day roadway is also possible to Jumla and Talcha via Surkhet but you need to change many vehicles on the way. That might be hectic and ruin your whole journey. So, the best option is to take a flight. The trails are at relatively low altitudes and a moderate level of fitness is fine to complete this trek.

Outline Itinerary ( 12 Days )

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of Himalayan Wander Walkers will warmly welcome you to Nepal and will escort you towards your hotel. If your arrival time is in the morning you can do a short tour or you can just relax and walk around the town. Sometimes you have come a few days earlier for a permit. For that, we will let you know when to arrive in Kathmandu and need your original passport.

Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 2

Kathmandu Heritage sightseeing

Visit the world’s heritage sites. Which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with woods, stones, and metals? Today after breakfast we will start the city tour to most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu valley. These landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swyambhunath), and the world largest Buddhists stupa, Bouddhanath. Briefing regarding the trek with two-way question-answer with the trip leader (The Guide).

Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 3

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m)

From Kathmandu, we fly on any domestic carrier to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj, a town in the western Terai, is very close to the Indian border and the Bardia National Park. It is a major transport hub for the western, mid-western, and far-western regions of Nepal. Possibly, on the same day flight to Jumla. If there is no flight to Jumla on this day, we should sleep in a hotel in Nepalgunj.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.

Day 4

Flight to Jumla and trek to Chhere Chaur

About thirty minutes of flight from Nepalgunj brings us to Jumla. Once we land at the Jumla Airport and exit out to Khalanga Baazar we will instantly begin the trek. Treading along the trail beside Jugad Khola, which has farmlands and forested regions throughout we arrive at Chhere Chaur.

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.

Day 5

Chhere Chaur (3055m) to Naurighat (2850m)

The day will be full of different environmental experiences walking up and down through the woods. Like a typical trekking day in Nepal. The day's trek winds on the trails of rolling hills frequently emerging in rural villages, where the authentic rural culture is the rewarding sight. After 5-6 hours of trek, we arrive at Naurighat.  

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.

Day 6

Naurighat to Bulbule (3182m)

From Naurighat the heads towards Bulbule. The trail is moderate with some slight ascends and descends.

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.

Day 7

Bulbule to Jhyari (2635) 5-6 hrs trek

The trek today is wonderful as we approach closer to Rara Lake every next hour of the day's adventure. On the trek to Rara Lake, we get to witness the cultural delights of rural Nepal, which are extremely unique and fascinating. During the boating, we explore the lakeshore in several corners of the lake, where we witness some of the most beautiful floral species and herbal plants.

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.

Day 8

Jhyari to Rara Lake Excursion

Treading along the trails occupying peaceful wilderness, today we arrive at our destination- Rara Lake.

On our arrival at Rara, we set up our camps at the lakeshore in one of the ideal sites. After lunch, we set out to explore Rara Lake. The wonderful boat ride on the most pristine lake of the widespread lake is a fascinating experience.

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.


Day 9

Rara Exploration day

Today, we set out to explore the Lake. We climb up the Chuchemara Hill at 4090m. The climb is a fascinatingly wonderful ninety minutes hike.

From the hilltop, we get to see the beautiful views in all directions and on all sides. To the north we see snowcapped peaks offering a wonderful backdrop to Rara Lake and the lush vegetation of Rara National Park.

We could sights the beautiful green hills holding stunning Rara Lake in the middle. And down we could see the mesmerizing view of the lake itself. After the hike to Chhuchemara Hill, we begin to explore the nearby vicinity. At the end of the day, we return back to our campsite.

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.

Day 10

Rara to Talcha

Today we will continue to explore the lake and after lunch, we trek along the mid-hill trails to Talcha. Do not forget to look back and around for the last view of Queen of Lakes.

Overnight stay will be at Tented Camp.

Meal: full-board, three times a day.


Day 11

Talcha to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Today we will take the flight to Nepalgunj then the same day to Kathmandu.

Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 12

Final departure to home country

We are saying goodbye as your journey to Nepal comes to an end today. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3-4 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Wander walkers will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Meal: Breakfast.   



Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
All domestic flights from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla and Talcha-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu and domestic airport taxes.
3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and standard hotel in Nepalgunj.
Kathmandu city tour and all entry fees as per the above itinerary.
Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
Tented camp and home-stay accommodation during the trek.
1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and necessary porters, their food & accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
Trekking Equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
All ground transportation by private car.
Rara National Park Permit.
All necessary permits.
First Aid Medical kit box.
Himalayan Wander Walkers' company Duffle bag for the trek use
Office Service charge.
All Government Tax.


Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
Your private Travel insurance.
International air fare to and from Nepal.
Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
Items and expenses of personal nature.
Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can be hired in KTM) etc.
Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes, etc.
Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.Horse renting and additional porters during the trek due to natural calamities.
Tips for guide, porters, driver
Horse renting and additional porters during the trek due to natural calamities.

Important Information

* The Price given here is per person based on a minimum of 2 people. The price will be cheaper with an increase in the number of people.

* Single Supplement is applied (if you are single trekker)


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will  work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging  
Trekking in Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear

Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)

Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat

Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional) Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs