Rara Lake Trek is the largest Lake in Nepal which is expanded to 10.8 sq km. It is located at an altitude of 2,990 meters from sea level. Rara Lake lies in Rara National Park. This national park is situated at an altitude from 1,800m to 4,048m. Inside this national park Blue pine, black juniper, oak, Himalayan spruce, Himalayan cypress, and many other plants.

Maximum Altitude  3900m
Trip Duration 24 Days
Group Size 1 to 20 tourist
Best Time March to May and September to November
Difficulty Level Moderate Grade
Start / End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Activity 6-7 hrs walking(Approx.)
Nature of Trek Guesthouse/Teahouses
Nepal Rara Lake

Rara Lake stands very few tourists with very high natural beauty. This short journey is an opportunity for travelers who want to explore remote trails of western Nepal. We can explore Rara Lake during monsoon time. Rara lake with combing Phoksundo Lake is one of the best trips in Nepal. If you have an extra 5 to 6 days, you can combine Rara with Phoksundo Lake.

From Jumla, you will set forth on a journey that promises greater solitude and a chance to be in the presence of the fantastic Rara Lake. It is the biggest lake in Nepal and is proudly addressed by the Nepalese as the Queen of Lakes.

Rara Lake Trip begins with a scenic flight to Nepalgunj and the next day a short flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla.

Trek to Rara Lake goes through the Rara National Park which is considered one of the best national parks in the world. The Rara national park is home to Musk deer, leopard, Himalayan Black Bears, Himalayan goral, and other wild animals. On the Rara Lake journey, we’ll not only see snow-capped mountains but we see more forests, enchanting lakes, and remote village lifestyles, cultures, and traditions. So Journey to Rara is the best trip in Dolpo Region.

Rara Lake

What is the highlight of the Rara Lake Hike?

  • Exploring the isolated and mysterious beauties of western Nepal
  • Taste the real Tibetan life
  • Outstanding landscapes and mountain views during the trek.
  • Visit the hidden kingdom of Nepal.
  • Visit surround the largest lake(approx 13 KM) in Nepal.
  • Taste the unspoiled trekking routes of Nepal.
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How much does it cost to go on the Rara Lake trek?

The starting price for the RARA LAKE TREKKING is USD 1340 USD per person(double occupancy basis, based on 2 people). But the cost can arise if you want comfort on the Rara Lake trek whereas the cost can decrease if you want a budget trek to Rara.


  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • 2-night 3-star Kathmandu hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast. ( Hotel Moonlight)
  • 2-night accommodation in Nepalgunj with Breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with a private tour guide, entry fees, and vehicle transportation
  • Meals on Trekking ( B, L, D)
  • Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Talcha- Nepalgunj – Kathmandu, and airport departure taxes.
  • Experienced local guide and  1 Porter for 2 guests.
  • Twin sharing teahouses  accommodation during the trek
  • Rara national park entrance permits and TIMS permits
    Kathmandu and Nepalgunj domestic airport transfer by Cab.
  • All expenses of Guide and Porters.
  • First Aid Medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • Nepal Government’s Taxes, and office service charges

Cost Excludes

  • All types of Drinks and Desserts food
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Personal Trekking Gear and Clothing.
  • All Personal nature expenses
  • Tip for the Guide and Porter
  • Any other things which are not mentioned on INCLUDES


For those planning to do the Rara Lake short trekking in Nepal, here we figured out frequently asked questions from visitors.

How difficult is the Rara Lake trek?

Rara Lake is an easy trek that is also suitable for trekking in Nepal for beginners and family trips too.

At what elevation is the Rara Lake located?

It is located at 2990m in height.

When is the best time to explore Rara Lake?

September and October and April to May.

How long is Rara Lake Hike?

It is a 15 days trek.

What is the other name of Rara Lake?

Another name for Rara Lake is “Mahendra Taal”, an exotic lake that lies in Mugu, Nepal.

Where does Rara Lake lie?

It lies in Rara Village Development Committee, Mugu District, and falls under the Rara National Park.

What shape is the Rara Lake?

It is an oval-shaped lake considered the largest lake in Nepal.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Rara Lake?

The easiest way to explore Rara lake is to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and next to another domestic flight from Nepalganj to Talcha airport. From Talcha airport, it takes approx 3 hours to reach Rara Lake.

How to get to Rara Lake from Kathmandu or from Pokhara?

You can either take the Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla flight or you can go by bus to reach the trekking beginning spot.

Package Name: Rara Lake

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