• Rara Lake Trek
group_size Group Size: 2 PAX
duration Duration: 14 Days
Max Altitude: 3749m ( Murma Top)
Accommodation Tea House / Mountain Lodge and Hotel
Apex Trip Gradeing System Moderate Trip Grading: Moderate
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Average Dist. per Day 12Km
Average Time per Day 6hrs

Trip Overview

Rara Lake Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, thanks to the stunning beauty of the lake, alpine vegetation and culture in far west of Nepal. The elevation of the lake is 2,972m from sea level. Rara Lake is the most incredible and fascinating trail in northwestern Himalaya. Rara Lake Trek is an ideal choice for those who are interested to do solitude trek as well.

The scenery, off-road adventure, is off the beaten path and incomparable. The vibrant and deep blue lake reflects the beautiful snow-capped peaks and pine forest.The lake gives you a different outlook in each changing season; low rainfall and the best time for a trek is summer, while snow covers the edge of the lake during the winter. Spring and autumn trekkers will be rewarded with an abundance of alpine flowers with the azure sky, clear weather. It is also ideal to watch the wildlife like Red Panda, musk deer, leopard, Ghorals, Thar, Himalayan black deer etc. Best seasons for birdwatching will be mid-October to November and March to April, which is the season when migrating birds visit Rara.

Tour Highlight

  • Explore Murma Village
  • See the Panaromic view from the top of Murma
  • Visiting around the Nepal's Largest Lake

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport

    Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 2 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport

    Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Highest Point 1336m
  • Day 3 Fly to Talcha Airport, Mugu and trek to Rara Lake.

    Today you will fly to Talcha Airport of Mugu district, mid far west from Nepal. It is a one-hour flight. Talcha Airport is a just above the Gumgadi Bazaar.We will have a short tea break and started to hike up toward Rara Lake. It takes about 6hrs.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day

    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 4 Hike up to Murma Top and Visit around the lake

    Today is a rest day where you get to explore the lake a lot more. hike up to Murma Top, which is the best view point of Rara. From here we can see more than seven districts. It is the highest point of the trek.Today, we will have a morning walk around lakes, and trek down to Airport.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day 5 Enjoy the morning view of Rara Lake and surroundings.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day 6 Fly to Nepalgunj and take next flight to Kathmandu

    We fly early morning from Mugu to Nepalgunj, and then take a connecting flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Both the flights are scenic: while flight from Mugu gives you good close up views of giant peaks, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, flight from Nepalgunj gives you a panorama of the Himalayas afar and the rugged midhills of Nepal. In the evening, there will be farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with folk music and dance performance.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day 7 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport

    Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge

Itinerary Info

Standard Itinerary and Private Trip

It is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.

Travel Insurance and Covers

We strongly recommend you to have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000feets. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.

Keep in Mind

Sometimes, the unusual weather change, natural disasters, flight delays and cancellations, government rules, local political situation, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.

Always options for Upgrade

Please you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service than regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.

What Includes & Excludes

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
  • Fullday guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Full Board Meals during the trip as per itinerary
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All ground transportion as per itinerary
  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Visa fees and travel insurance.
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

We operate this trip with aiming:

  • To improve the lifestyle of local people
  • To protect the environment
  • To respect and promote the culture of the local community
  • To create the Volunteering Opportunities
  • To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization

We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.

  • Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
  • Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
  • Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
  • Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
  • Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.

A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.

We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.

Volunteer Opportunity

We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.

Guest Review

A big tick off my Bucket List

Linda Nguyen Australia

I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepal and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2014, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like me, he explained and shared with us his cultural heritage, his faith and his respect for the mountains.

Gyanu and his team always look out for our safety and comfort first. He was always humbled and considerate and would never push us beyond our limitations. I am thankful to the team, the porters and the guide that has made the trip so enjoyable and allowed myself to experience a magnificent place that they are proud to call home. I am looking forward to visiting Nepal again and I would gladly choose to organize my trip with Gyanu, this time, onto the Annapurna circuit.

Awesome Trek with Gyanu!

Ben Combe Australia

In November 2014 I undertook the Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla with Gyanu as my guide. Guiding seven other Australians and me, Gyanu made the trek an absolute pleasure, ensuring every step of the journey was a safe and happy experience. By far and away this was the most rewarding multi-day trek I have ever done, though I would recommend any of the shorter activities as well. Walking in the shadows of the spectacular mountain of Ama Dablam for a number of days, as well as a dawn summit of Kalapathar would be the highlights. (See Photos)

Gyanu has many years experience trekking in the Sagarmatha/Everest region and is extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding mountains, their history, and Nepalese/Sherpa culture. The esteem in which Gyanu is held by his fellow Nepalese was evident on every day of the trek, where he was warmly greeted and embraced by both younger porters and more experienced guides coming from the opposite direction. I would attribute much of this warmth and respect to Gyanu s commitment to educating his porters and junior guides over many years, something that obviously seems to be appreciated.

Gyanu was very patient with our group of eight trekkers and made our health, safety and comfort his primary concern. In addition, Gyanu is very good at maintaining good morale in the group, his pre-dinner Nepalese singing skills never ceased to amaze our fellow trekkers in the various tea houses as we progressed into the mountains! I will never forget my Everest Base Camp experience and would thoroughly recommend Gyanu as a guide on any trek or activity offered. If I am ever lucky enough to return to Nepal I would make sure Gyanu was my guide!

Beautiful Memories!

Brain Rea South Africa

Raj was my guide on the Annapurna Circuit. He was not only professional but a great companion and, when the going got rough, proved very efficient in implementing the necessary safety procedures. I would not hesitate to recommend Raj as an able and proficient Himalayan guide.

Equipment List

Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.

Note:

  • Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
  • If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
  • You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A cap to protect your ear and neck from sunlight
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat
  • Neck Warmer
  • UV protective glaciers sunglasses - better to have side shield.

Hand

  • A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening

Core Body

  • Three cotton t-shirts
  • Three synthetic t-shirt
  • Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.
  • A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  • For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.
  • Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton.
  • Two pairs lightweight long underwear.

Lower Body

  • Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.

Feet

  • At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  • A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
  • Shoes

Other Essential

  • Small Day Pack

Medicine and First Aid

  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries

Important Info

  • TRANSPORTATION

    In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

  • MEALS

    In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

  • ALTITUDE SICKNESS

    Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

  • INSURANCE

    It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

  • SAFETY

    Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

  • RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

    Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

  • HEALTH & SAFETY

    Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Why Book With Us

  • Great Value Guranteed
  • Small Group Size
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Hassel-Free Booking
  • Social Responsible
  • Excellent Service

Frequently Ask Question

  • What is the time zone of Nepal?
     NPT (UTC+05:45)
  • Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?
    Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.
  • Do you arrange the International and domestic flights?
    Yes, we can do as per clients’ require. Normally, we arrange all domestic flights and if you required we can arrange also international tickets.
  • Can I change my itinerary?
     Yes, customizing the itineraries is the feature of Apex  Asia Holidays. And you can also visit the Plan Your Holidays link.
  • Is it possible to extend trip?
    Sure, you can extend your entire trip and also you can do extended trip.
  • Is it possible to use credit card during the trek/ tour?
    Using card is not possible in all trekking town except Namche of Everest region. But in the cities you can use the cards.
  • Can I charge the batteries of cameras, phones?
    Yes, you can charge your devices, but recommended you to bring your plugs, chargers and also do not leave unattended anything while charging in a lobby or somewhere in trekking guesthouse. And if you are in camping trek it’s quite hard to charge the phone so advising to bring portable charge.
  • Is there any possibility to communicate in my hometown?
    Yes, you can. In the Everest and Annapurna region you can connect via Phone, Internet both is available in most of town and, in some remote routes you may need to use satellite phone that are carry by you trek guide or also get in the local town.
  • Do you provide any equipment for the trek?
    Apex Asia Holidays provides you a basic equipment like Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, for tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip we provide the basic equipment. For camping trek check it once including section.
  • Is the shower facility during the tour/trek?
    Yes, you can have shower during the trek. In camping trek you will get shower in shower tent which is basically provide 3-4 times in whole trek it is depending on the duration of the trek. And in a tea-house trek we will provide you attached room where is possible and the rest of town you will payable shower.
  • What are the accommodations and meals like?
    All the meals that you provided are hygienic and fresh. While you are in camping trek you get meals prepared by professional camping cook. And if you are doing tea-house trek you will get the main course as like in the cities. For accommodation in the camping trek you will have a tent with good qualities mattress and sleeping bag. And if you are in tea-house trek you will normal twin sharing room in basic facilities with warm mattress and blanket, and also we provide sleeping bag if you need.
  • Is the drinking water okay? Or I need to use tablets?
    For drinking water you can buy bottle water that purified mineral water in tea-house trek and city tour. And in camping trek the camping cook provides you boiled water. For some case of remote area trekking it would be better to have some purification tablets that you can buy in Kathmandu.
  • How big is a group size?
    We will try to arrange small group of willing people, which immortalized the treks. Normally we encompass 12 -16 people in a group. (This is not to apply for them who want to do Private Trip, no minimum and maximum for them.)
  • Do you arrange the private trip?
    Yes, of course we will arrange private tour.
  • Should I need to join the group?
    Joining in a group is depending on your booking and option that you choose. If you have booked for Private Trip then obviously  you will not join. Otherwise normally the same trip is departing in a same day then the group will join.
  • Are the staffs insured of your company?
    Yes, all of the staffs and crew members are the insured.
  • What sort of ground transportation you use?
    Normally we assign a car up to 2 people and Jeep for up to 5 people and then Micro Bus for up to 14 PAX and Coster and Sutlej Bus depending on group size. There are some trekking routes, which are dirt road for them we assign 4WD Jeeps. It also depends on what services you opt.
  • Are the treks and tours secured? What about the security?
    Provide the security to our clients is principal of us. The government licensed holder guides and other crew members are carefully assign for your trip. Even though, would like to counsel you to take care of your personal equipment, bags. If you doing a tea-house trek your accommodation are in a local guesthouse, where you have to be precaution yourself at all time. And if you are in a camping trek always keep your own bags inside the tent and while in nighttime please keep your bag in the middle of the tent. The camping leader assigns a Sherpa as a guard throughout the nighttime.
  • Do my guide/porter speak English?
    Definitely they speak English. All the guides are professional and due to the professionalism they speak good English. The guide’s English is enough to explain about the local culture, activities, and religions.
  • Do you peak me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
    Yes, our airport representative welcomes you at airport and transfer to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.
  • What is the fitness required for the treks?
    Generally, to trek in Nepal we should have good physical and health condition.  And also able to walk 4- 7hrs in day at high altitude with your little backpack.
  • When is the best season for treks in Nepal?
    From March to mid of June and September to December is the best season for treks.

Why travel with apex asia holidays

Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.

Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.

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Small-Group

Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.

While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.

Local Guides

We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.

Health and Saftey

Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.

Responsible for Tourism

Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.