Rara Lake Tour

Duration Group Size
9 Days Min 2

Trip Overview

Rara Lake “Queen of lakes in Nepal”

Rara Lake is the deepest freshwater lake in Far Western Nepal Himalayas. This lake is the queen of the lakes. Though, some travelers prefer trekking to this place. However, this is just a short trip to Rara.

Furthermore, The forested slopes encompassing Rara are so awesome. The Chhuchemara Slope 4,090m among them offers remarkable perspectives of Himalayan Extents and the lake itself. It is the best point to locate the striking perspective of the oval formed lake with rich vegetation and snow-capped crests transcending it. Further, coniferous vegetation surrounds the park in. It offers a sample of the region’s flora and fauna.

Starting Point : Kathmandu, airport

Ending Point : Kathmandu, airport

Grade : Easy


Day 1 Arrival - Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the say is free. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2 Kathmandu

Early morning possibility of the scenic Everest experience/Mountain flight (50 minutes flight)

This 50-minute flight from Kathmandu will provide you brief but stunning views of an encyclopedic assortment of several highest peaks of the world including mighty Mt. Everest.

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a place where the city’s Kings were crowned. Having been built and rebuilt over the generations, it is now the valley’s number one tourist attraction. Most of the temples you see here are a mere three or four centuries old. Continue on to Swoyambhunath Stupa. On the top of the hill west of Kathmandu value is one of the popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. It is also referred to as “Monkey Temple” by many tourists because of the large tribes of monkeys that guard the hill.

Afternoon, a tour of Patan Durbar Square. Patan, also known as Lalitpur is the second-largest city in the valley. Patan has a long Buddhist influence and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas said to have been created by a great Buddhist emperor around 250 BC.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3 Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Nepalgunj (1 hrs flight)

Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at the hotel in Nepalgunj

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4 Nepalgunj - Talcha - Rara

Morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Talcha. Nepalgunj to Talcha is the most popular domestic flight in Nepal as it is the only way to connect with the Rara regions because these areas are out of reach by any means of transportation.

Upon arrival in Talcha, meet our representative and start a 4 hr hike to the famous Rara Lake. After you arrive Rara transfer to the hotel.

Now glimpse the striking view of oval-shaped Rara Lake with lush vegetation and snowcapped peaks rising just above it. Since in the neighborhood we do not see any signs of civilization so, chances of sightings of the migratory bird species like ‘coots’ and mammals like ‘red panda’ are pretty high during the Rara Lake Excursion.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rara.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 Rara - Murma - Rara

After breakfast, explore the Rara Lake. Visit Murma Top, take a walk around the lake (13km) or explore some of the viewpoints.

Later, walk back to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rara.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 Rara - Talcha

After breakfast, hike to Talcha (4 hr hike). Upon arrival in Talcha, transfer to the hotel.

Rest of the day is free.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7 Talcha - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

After breakfast, transfer to Talcha airport and fly to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj connect your flight to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest if the day is free.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8 Kathmandu (Buffer Day)

This is also a buffer day. The flights from Talcha to Nepalgunj are weather dependent, hence we have to put one buffer day in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

Pashupatinath is one of the sacred Shiva temples on the Indian sub-continent. It draws devotees from all over India, including many colorful Sadhus (wandering Holy men). It is the largest temple complex in Nepal. Visiting Pashupatinath begins and ends a traditional pilgrimage circuit.

On the eastern side of Kathmandu is a huge stupa of Boudhanath. This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. It is the sacred place for Buddhist pilgrims. Once you enter the stupa complex it resembles Bharkor street of Tibet with a considerable population of Tibetans, a number of thriving monasteries and many small shops selling Tibetan artifacts.

Afternoon, the tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur also known as ‘Bhadgaon’ is the third largest town in the valley. The stone embedded street links a string of temples, monastery, courtyards and monumental squares. You will quickly notice how vibrant the town’s cultural life is with strong communities of potters, woodcarvers, and weavers.

Later transfer back to the hotel

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9 Kathmandu - Departure

Free till departure. Our service comes to an end today after your final departure transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Trip Includes

  • Twin share accommodation in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Rara, Talcha as per the program with breakfast
  • Meals as per the program
  • Arrival and departure transfer with service of our tour representative in private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours as per the program with local English speaking guide in Kathmandu and our representative in Rara
  • Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Talcha/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu airfare (including applicable taxes)
  • A guide and porter during 4 hrs hike from Talcha airport to Rara (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Allowance to the guide and the porter
  • Rara National Park entry fee
  • Hiking around the Rara with our representative
  • All applicable monumental entrance fees (except in museums)
  • All government taxes


Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Lunches/dinners (except mentioned in itinerary)
  • If extra cost incurred if the flight is canceled (Though it happens only sometimes)
  • Beverages hot and soft
  • Tips and gratuities to guide and representative

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