On your arrival in Kathmandu, a Himalayan Paradise Treks representative will be at the Airport to welcome you. We take you by our vehicle to drop you off at your hotel. The remainder of the day will be for you to relax, catch up on sleep, explore the surroundings on your own, or we will definitely be happy to guide you around the city. Overnight in hotel
Rara Lake Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival to Kathmandu
Day 02 Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, we set out for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple, on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, is considered the holiest of all Hindu Temples. Boudhanath Stupa boasts the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley, traditionally called Lalitpur – the city of fine arts. There are three famous temples in the square: the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple.
Day 03 Fly to Nepalgunj close to the Indian border
Today, we take a short flight along the south side of the Nepal Himalaya, with great views of the Annapurna in particular. Arriving in Nepalgunj, a town in the 'Tarai' on the border to India we check in at the group hotel. Nepalgunj is a commercial center of the western Terai and was 'given' to Nepal by the British East India Company as a reward for Nepal staying neutral during the uprising in India. Technically part of the great Gangetic plains this region is very hot and humid with average daytime temperatures above 35 Degree Centigrade. Consequently we will take things easy today.
Day 04 Fly to Jumla (2370m) from Nepalgunj
Early in the morning flight to Jumla (35 mintutes) Jumla airport is one of the best Nepal's remote airstrips- 900m long and an easy approach – so flights operate more regularly than at places such as Luckla. This is the gateway to the wild northwest and one of the highest rice-growing areas in the world. The unique red rice is tastier than white rice but scorned by most Nepalis. Jumla Bazar is 10 mintutes more from airport and explores the Jumla Bazar and surrounding area. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05 Trek to patmara (2910m) 5-7 hours
Today we start trek after having breakfast, the trail to Rara follows the north bank of Tika Khola, then turn up the other small stream. The Jumla Valley disappears behind the ridge as the trail follows the river, Keeping fairly level and passing through fields and pine forests. Now trek begins an ascent up the Padmara Valley and becoming steeper as the climb continues. We have our lunch in proper place. Along the Padmara Valley, the canyon becomes very narrow with vertical cliffs on both sides as the trail ascends through a deep forest of pines, spruces and firs. Finally we arrive in the last village of Patmara. Stay overnight in lodge homestay.
Day 06 Trek to Chautha (2,770m) around 6 hours
In the morning after breakfast, the trail descent becomes steep, through forests of firs, birches, walnuts and bamboo and some a short level stretch the trail zigzags down to the Sinja Khola, crossing it on a log bridge and follow the river downstream to Nyawre. Then we continue the serious climb, passing through marijuana fields and over a ridge into a side valley. Now the steep climbs continues for a while and the trail makes a turn into a big valley then descends until reaching Chautha. Stay overnight in homestay or lodge.
Day 07 Trek to Jhyari (2635m) 5-6 hours
In this day, the rocky trail follows the stream uphill, crossing it as the wooded valley becomes narrower. The climb continues to the Bhulbule where entry our permit and above Bhulbule the trail emerges into an immense treeless meadow and climbs gently but steadily to an assortment of Chhortens, cairns and prayer flags atop the Ghurchi Lagna. From here, there are views of the Mugu Karnali River and snowy peaks bordering Tibet. The route descends gently on a broad path to a hut, and then drops precipitously down a rough trail through spruces forests. Follow the direct trail to Rara Lake, which stays more or less level through pine forests, and then descend to the Jhyari Khola. Stay overnight in homestay or lodge.