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Rara Lake / Dolpo trek

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12 Days in the Far West of Nepal

Nepal's wild west is a land very different than the rest of the country. It is a land that is rarely explored by foreign visitors. The high Tibetan plains make this a dry area, especially in the monsoon season. Yet, it is also home of the largest lake in Nepal.

The people here worship in the ancient Bön religion which predates Buddhism. There is a mixture of Tibetan Buddhism and Bön religion across the region. The windswept mountains lend a forbidden aspect to the place which is sparsely populated.

On the way to Dolpo is beautiful Rara Lake National Park. The largest lake in Nepal, it is 3,000 m/9,842 ft in elevation. It covers an area of almost 10 km with 14.3 km of shoreline. It's rich blue color is only broken by the reflection of the snowcapped peaks that surround it.

Because of the remoteness of this trek, it only doable by camping. You will have guides and porters along with a cook who will provide delicious, hot meals at the various meal breaks during the day. The trek is designed for those who are moderately fit and enjoy a sense of adventure. There are some steep descents, and there will be time to become acclimatized to the higher elevations.

The remote far west is a wonderful place where you will see very few foreigners, but have a chance to experience the local culture of west Nepal. Call or write your representative at PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS for more information as well as to book your trip to Nepal. Let the people at PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS take the hassle out of your vacation while putting together a worry-free, adventure filled experience.

Day 01 : Fly to Nepalgunj and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla-2370m and trek to Ghukuti-2550m.

Day 03 : Trek to Tharmara-3280m (6-7 hr) crossing over Danfe La Pass-3400m

Day 04 : Trek to Chautha-2770m (6-7 hr)

Day 05 : Trek to Forest Camp-2940m (6-7 hr) crossing over Churchi Lagna Pass - 3460m

Day 06 : Trek to Rara Lake 3050m (5-6 hr)

Day 07 : Rest and exploration day of Rara lake

Day 08 : Trek back to Gorushinga-3000m (6-7 hr) crossing Ghurchi Mara at 3700m.

Day 09 : Trek to Sinja-2440m (5-6 hr)

Day 10 : Trek to Jaljala-3090m (6-7 hr)

Day 11 : Trek ends at Jumla-2370m (4-5 hr)

Day 12 : Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

  • Airport transfers
  • Trekking permit and conservation area entrance fee
  • 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
  • Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
  • Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax (Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Jumla-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu)
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1.00 per item for day)
  • Kathmandu airport departure tax
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation tips etc.
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