Arrive in Kathmandu 1300m
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff and escort you to the Hotel, where our leader or a Sherpa guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking/Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
Leisure in Kathmandu
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel
As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj we transfer to the domestic airport for scenic flight to Nepalgunj. At Nepalgunj with time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India. Here it is quite hot and tropical in character. Overnight at hotel.
Fly to Jumla 2370m & begin trek to Charya Chaur 2800m
After a pleasant overnight at Nepalgunj, early morning transfer to airport for half hour flight to Jumla over the Himalayan foothills, with views of the distant snow capped peaks. On arrival at Jumla our trekking staffs will receive you, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply taking 5-6 days.
Jumla is the largest upland town in the Karnali District, Nepal's most sparsely-populated administrative zone with no roads communication and is only accessible on foot or by air. Time to explore Jumla to see the bazaar and temple dedicated to Chandan Nath, a mythical saint who defeated serpent’s demon and emptied the lake which flooded the valley. Some half an hour's walk from Jumla towards the college is the small village of Micha where, in a small walled enclosure, stand a number of stone stupas telling of the Buddhist history. The stupas were erected in memory of important dignitaries of the region and date back from the late 15th century. From here we take a short walk climbing away from the Jumla Valley to the campsite at Charya Chaur high above the Karnali Technical College.
From Charya-Chaur to camp beneath the unnamed pass 3500m
Day starts with a morning climb through birch and pine forests to the unnamed grassy pass sometime known as Jaljala. As the walk progress view of Kanjiroba himal can be seen to the east, with its twin peaks that towers over the adjacent area. At afternoon, descent of about 870m through beautiful forests and find a suitable spot for overnight camping on the pastures with a nearby Shepard's hut after a relatively moderate day on the trail.
Trek to Botan 2680m via Sinja Khola 2440m 6-7 hrs
Morning walk completes the descent to Sinja by following the Jaljala Khola downstream through forests with immense gnarled pines and through terraced farmland. Just before the final descent to Sinja the trail passes the 300 year old Kanaksundari Temple where ancient stone lions guard the inner sanctum. Sinja was once the ancient and thriving winter capital of the Malla kings and a few Malla stones dating from the medieval Khasa kingdom can still be seen alongside the trail on its steep, low knob. The trail passes south of the peaked, white temple and descends to the main river, crossing a thick plant bridge at a place where the water has cut a deep, narrow furrow through bedrock. Sinja village rests upon a small alluvial plain on the west bank of the clear Lah Gad River, here called the Sinja River. The ruined town actually stood on the east bank of the Sinja Khola, at a place known as Kotgaon or Lamathada, where you can poke among ancient sculptured stones overgrown with weeds. Just north of Sinja stone-bound aeries once used by meditating renunciates are visible along the rock walls. Maybe we will have lunch stop or a short break near the bridge over the Khola and then following the river upstream passing by the small village of Ganj through a spectacular gorge to the campsite at the village of Botan.
Trek to Rara Border 3190m 3-4 hrs
Today will be a short walk to the entrance of the Rara Lake National Park for the overnight camp. Trek leads after leaving the Sinja Khola from Botan to follow the Ghatte Khola north and then walking towards north-eastwards up a beautiful miniature valley through farmland and past primitive flour mills to enter the Rara National Park at the Ghorasain police post, with enough time for short walk around or catch up on some laundry or simply enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Trek to Rara Lake 2980m 6-7 hrs
Leaving the Ghorasain campsite our route leads to a climb all the way to the Chuchemara Danda ridge at about 4,260m which will take us nearly 2 hours, the climb is not too hard and on reaching the crest of the ridge an excellent panorama can be seen against the northern horizon. Descending the trail northwards, Rara Lake will soon be seen to the north-east and the trail passes through bamboo and birch forests before crossing the Khatyar Khola which is followed upstream to our overnight camp near the shore of Rara Lake.
Rest day at Rara Lake
A rest day to explore and climb up to the wooden observation tower for fine views of the lake and surrounding hills. The National Park Headquarters can be visited and a leaflet about the National Park can be obtained there. Swimming is allowed in the lake and is piercingly refreshing.
Trek to Talcha and Regular flight to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Early morning half hour sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it’s in the afternoon, will have time for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. Then transfer to airport for the connecting flight back to Kathmandu.
Leisure in Kathmandu
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
USD 1406 per person based on 1 pax
- Regular flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla for guests and guide
- Regular flight Talcha-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu for guests and guide
- 01 night twin share accommodation on half board meal plan in Hotel Batika in Nepalgunj
- Rara National Park Permit
- 06 nights twin share tented accommodation on fullboard meal plan
- All camping logistics eg guest tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, shower tents, all kitchen equipments
- 01 English speaking, expert trekking guide and 01 asst guide(Sherpa), kitchen team and necessary porters(Human or Mule); insured, meals, accommodation and daily wages
- Sleeping bags and down jackets
- Domestic airport pick up and drop in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
- All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
- Expenses of personal nature like bar and beverage bills, laundry bills, phone bills
- Personal trekking gears
- Any insurance
- Expenses incurred due to flight delays, cancellation, road blockage etc
- Tips to trekking crews
- Anything not included in Service Includes section