Important Information

Far West Nepal Treks
7 Days
Max Altitude 3410m
Best Season March - October
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 3
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Flight - Jeep

Trekking to Rara Lake from Talcha airport is the shortest trek in Karnali province. The Rara Lake, the biggest Lake of Nepal lies at an altitude of 2990 meters from sea level. It is commonly known as Mahindra Tal in Nepal. Rara lake trek showcases the beauty of the pristine blue lake, surrounding pine and juniper forest, and snow-capped mountains. It belongs to Rara national park, the smallest protected national park in Nepal. Rara Lake is a perfect trek for those who want to experience the most scenic and fascinating place in far west Nepal.

The trekking trail to Rara, a hidden gem also offers an opportunity to explore the typical remote culture and scenery which are different from the rest of Nepal. Hiking up to Murma Top will offer you rewarding views of stunning Rara Lake, the lush forest surrounding it, and the snow-capped mountain peaks soaring up to the skyline. Himalayan Wander Walkers is specialized in trekking in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Mongolia. We provide all kinds of services like domestic flight tickets, hotel bookings, and trekking arrangements. Are you planning your travel to Nepal? Customize your trip with us.  

Rara Trek doesn’t require trekking experience as the trail mainly remains below 4000 meters yet off the beaten path, least explored by the outside world.

The shortest way to get Rara Lake:

A journey to Rara Lake is one of the mesmerizing treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. In this trek, you will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and switch your flight to Talcha, the nearest airport to Rara Lake and return from the same airport after three nights in Rara Lake. Now a day roadway is also possible up to Gamgadhi. Rara Lake is hardly a half-day trek away from the Talcha Airport. 

Variation and alternatives of Rara Trek:

Rara Trek can also start from Jumla or Dolpo in both clockwise and anti-clockwise routes depending on your time availability. Normally the majority of the trekkers take a flight to either Talcha or Jumla to begin their trek to Rara. Those who are afraid of flying in a small plane may choose off-road buses to Gamgadhi, headquarter of Mugu district through Kalikot. The overland journey on a local bus takes two days to reach Gamgadhi and from there you will reach Rara by hiking for 5 hours.

Outline Itinerary ( 7 Days )

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

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. Sometime 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

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (55min flight)

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 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: Breakfast. 

Day 3

Nepalgunj – Talcha Airport and hike to Rara Lake

Enjoy a scenic flight from Nepalgunj to Talcha. Continue your short trek to Rara Lake through the Rara National Park.

Overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Meal: Full-board, three times a day.   

Day 4

Hike to Murma view point

Today you will hike to Murma view point. Hiking through a pine and juniper forest will ease your elevation gain. It is generally windy during the afternoon that make risky to go for boating. Murma view point will offer you an exotic view of Rara Lake and its surrounding.

Stay overnight at the Murma top lodge.

Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 5

Explore around lake and hike back to Talcha

Today, you will be exploring around the Rara and hike along the mid-hill trails to Talcha. Do not forget to look back and around for the last view of Queen of Lakes. If there is  time permits then  you can enjoy boating as well.

Stay overnight at the Murma top lodge.

Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 6

Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu

After having your breakfast, hike back to Talcha airport. Today we will take the flight to Nepalgunj then the same day to Kathmandu.

Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 7

Final Departure

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.



Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
2 nights’ accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Talcha – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu flight tickets.
All land transportations (a private car/bus)
Full Board Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the whole trek.
Government licensed guide and a porter for two people.
Rara National Park permits and Munacipility entry permits.
Group First Aid Kit.
HWW Company Duffle Bag for luggage


Meals & drinks during the trek and in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’)
Personal trekking equipment
Travel/medical insurance
Emergency rescue evacuation
Phone calls
International air ticket
Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’
Nepal entry visa Fee.

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