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Rara Lake via Simikot & Changkhe Lek

Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal and it is in the Karnali zone situated at an altitude of 2990m, the lake covers an area of 10.8 sq km. The Rara Lake is 5 km long and 3 km wide. It is one of the finest national parks in the world. The coniferous forest of this park is a comfortable habitat for musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear, and other wildlife species. Danfe, the national bird of Nepal can be seen in this park. The Trans Himalayan valley with forests and alpine meadows is also a part of the National Park. Wilderness and isolation travel destination Karnali, Jumla and Rara Lake are still comparatively unexplored and provide the glimpses of typical villages’ cultures and their rustic way of life.

Natural beauty


Cultural Heritage


Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu

Day 2 : A full day sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley

Day 3 : Fly to Nepalgunj (200m)

Day 4 : Fly to Simikot, (2950m)

Day 5 : Simikot to Gagru, (2650m)

Day 6 : Gagru to Gatya Khola, (2800m)

Day 7 : Gatya Khola to Pangkha, (2800m) (Via Margo La pass, 4300m)

Day 8 : Pangkha to Puma Lekh, (2800m)

Day 9 : Puma Lekh to Melchham (2800m)

Day 10 : Melchham to Darma, (2550m)

Day 11 : Darma to Changkheli (3800m)

Day 12 : Changkheli to Banwa (2500m)

Day 13 : Banwa to Rara, (2980m)

Day 14 : Explore Rara Lake

Day 15 : Rara Lake to Talcha Airport, (2800m)

Day 16 : Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu

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  • Private vehicle Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation during trip / in case hotels are full you have to be flexible to stay at tent in Rara Lake
  • Full day guided sightseeing tour in Rara Lake area
  • All local meals and accommodation during Rara lake trekking period
  • An experienced English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Hot shower, battery recharge during Rara Lake Trek
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc
  • Personal Rara lake trekking equipment’s / gears
  • Tips for guides, porters, and driver
  • All others expenses not mentioned on price includes section
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Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 16 Days / 15 Nights
  • Group Size: 4-14 Pax
  • Price: $ 2750
  • Hotel: Included

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