Rara Lake nestles like a sparkling jewel amongst verdant forested hills at the heart of Nepal’s least visited National Park. At just over 5km (3miles) in length, it is the largest body of water in the country and lies at an altitude 2980m (9630ft) in the district of Mugu. The populations of several villages were relocated to the Terai when the park was inaugurated in 1975, and today the only people living within its boundaries are wardens, police and army officers. Though comparatively short, the hike in from Jumla is strenuous, passing through tranquil valleys and mysterious, magical coniferous forests of British Columbia. The pace of life in Jumla is slow indeed the town retains an atmosphere of almost total inertia. The cultural centre of town is the flag-swathed Chandan Nath temple, from within which can be heard bell-ringing and horn-blowing pujas each afternoon. The best season is March to October.
Day 01: Arrival – Hotel transfer, tour briefing Day 02: A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (200m) Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2240m) Day 05: Jumla to Uthagaon (2530m) Day 06: Uthagaon to Burma (2580m) Day 07: Burma to Chautha (2770m) Day 08: Chautha to Rara lake (2980m) Day 9-10: Rara Lake explore Day 11: Rara lake to Gossain (3100m) Day 12: Gossain to Sinja (2400m) Day 13: Sinja to Jumla (2240) Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj and afternoon flight to Kathmandu Day 15: Transfer airport – flight to onward destination