Jumla Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake lies 28 kilometers north of Jumla and is situated at an altitude of 2,980 meters, perched on a high shelf on the northern flank of Ghurchi Lekh (4,067 m). The oval- shaped lake has a water surface of nearly eight square kilometers with hills of pine and rhododendrons around it. The peaceful surroundings are enhanced by the reflection of Ghurchi Lekh in its blue waters. Chankheli peak (4,201 m) looms in north .Large across the deep Mugu Karnali gorge.You start the trek from the mountain airstrip of Jumla after flying from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. The trail passes through green countryside which provides unusual glimpses of a culture and scenery quite different from that found elsewhere in Nepal and which eventually culminates to the Rara Lake National Park. This beautiful high altitude lake is surrounded by alpine meadows and forests of pine, juniper and spruce, whilst in the background you can view the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. The entire route is 'off the beaten track' which involves the crossing of Ghurchi Lagna pass at 3450m on the way to Rara Lake and a few ridges at around 3000 meters when hiking on the way back. Any physically fit person can do this moderate trek anytime in March to May and October to early December.

Major Trekking Routes in Jumla Rara Lake Region

Jumla Rara Lake Trek

rara_1Rara Lake lies 28 kilometers north of Jumla and is situated at an altitude of 2,980 meters, perched on a high shelf on the northern flank of Ghurchi Lekh (4,067 m). The oval- shaped lake has a water surface of nearly eight square kilometers with hills of pine and rhododendrons around it. The peaceful surroundings are enhanced by the reflection of Ghurchi Lekh in its blue waters. Chankheli peak (4,201 m) looms in north .Large across the deep Mugu Karnali gorge.You start the trek from the mountain airstrip of Jumla after flying from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.  Read More

Jumla Rara Lake & Simikot Trek

simikot1Jumla and Rara lie northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali. The route is very much 'off the beaten track' and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of Nepal. The clear, high altitude lake is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forests, and mirrors snowcapped Himalayan peaks. In summer rainfall is low, ideal for trekking.  Read More