Rara Lake Trekking is a great trip to a small piece of heaven in the remote part of the mid-western region. The immaculate Rara Lake is the main attraction of this trek, which is considered to be the queen of the lake. It is located in the Rara National Park, which covers an area of 106 square kilometers. It is located at an altitude of 2,290 meters. The spectacular views of the lake, the forest, the hills, and the back of the mountains allure you with their extreme enthusiasms.

From Kathmandu, our package Jeep Tour to Rara Lake starts. Six nights and seven days of a relaxed driving tour through Surkhet, Kalikot, and Gamghadi. The drive from Kathmandu to Rara Lake takes 4 days and returns within 3 days. In our tour itinerary, an extra day of exploration at Rara Lake is included. Through the tour, the local forms of simple accommodation are available. It is ideal to carry a tent to spend a night on the edge of Rara Lake, though. It can be difficult to get access to Rara Lake, but the beauty of this epic trip is amazing. Skypark Travel and Tours Pvt. Ltd. handles all the necessary requirements for this isolated trek and provides professional guides. To customize your Rara Lake trekking itinerary, please contact us.

Program Highlights

Trip Highlights

  •         Enjoy a super scenic trip to Nepalgunj and vice versa from Kathmandu
  •         Explore Rara Lake's natural beauty and peacefulness.
  •         Visit Sinja Valley, Nepal's major ancient historical site.
  •         Explore Rara National Park's rich biodiversity.
  •         Enjoy the beautiful landscape and the view of the Dolpo and API Shripal peaks.
  •         Walking through beautiful forests of pine, birch, and rhododendron.
  •         Experience the Jumla region's authentic culture and lifestyle.


  •         4Wheel Jeep with driver, fuel, and parking fees for the entire tour
  •         Locally accessible hotel/guesthouse accommodation
  •         Foods: Breakfast, dinner, and lunch
  •         Mineral water for drinking, Tea/ Coffee
  •         Qualified Guide
  •         Charges for official service and government tax


  •        Bottled drinks, a bill from the bar
  •        Personal costs
  •        Personal equipment
  •        Any tipping

Day 1Day 01: Kathmandu to Kohalpur (11 Hours)

Our Rara lake trek via jeep start early in the morning from Kathmandu to Kohalpur. Normally the drive is around 11 hours. There are many hotels around the town as per your budget category. Overnight at Kohalpur.

Day 2Day 02: Drive Kohalpur to Manma, headquarter of Kalikot district

Our Journey begins early in the morning. Manma to Sukhet is about 2.5 hours’ drive, which is about 100 km away. And Surkhet to Manma, Kalikot is about 150 km away, which takes a full day to get there. If we miss a few places, the overall road condition is pretty good. This is one of the scenic drives of your trip through the SAL forest. Overnight Stay at Hotel Lodge.

Day 3Day 03: Manma to Rara Lake via Sija and Nagma

Begin driving early in the morning. It's just about 20 min drive from Nagma and the road begins rough, unpaved to Rara Lake. Now you're going to fly by the age of the river Karnali for 4 hours and then through the village and the forest of Sallaha. After 20 min drive from Talcha Airport, you can see a small cottage where you need to park your car and walk for 30 min to reach the pool. To see the shore, this is enough, but if you want to linger on the bank of the lake and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake, you need to walk around 1.5 hours along the edge of the lake to get to the hotel on the bank of the river. You also have the option of putting up a tent at the bank of Lake.

Day 4Day 04: Full day Exploring the Lake

Early morning after breakfast, you're going to take a cruise to visit the bay. It's a wise decision. It cost about Rs 700 per person for long-distance sightseeing by sea. You can hike up the hill in the daytime, where you can see the best view of the bay. Overnight stay at Teahouse Lodge.

Day 5Day 05: Rara Lake to Manma

Return to Manma, Kalikot on the same road as you did the day before yesterday. Stay overnight in Manma, Kalikot.

Day 6Day 06: Manma to Kohalupur/Surkhet

Start your day early in the morning, where you can find a lot of places to chill with your tea. If you start your day at 6 a.m., you will comfortably enter Kohalpur on the same day, otherwise, you would remain in Surkeht. Overnight stay at Hotel Lodge.

Day 7Day 07: Kohalpur to Kathmandu

Early in the morning after having breakfast, it’s the same way back to Kathmandu or to your next destination.
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 25 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 40$ for a 30 days visa, and USD 100$ for a 90 days Multiple visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo.

Booking your International flight
Besides trekking packages and tour operations, we arrange international air tickets to major airports all over the world. Skypark Travel and Tours is the one-stop travel solution company; we offer all travel related product at the best possible rates with excellent services. 

Airport Condition: -
Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Don't stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.

Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

When and where should you arrive?
You will arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu on the trip starting day or earlier. You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal gate by our representatives holding a Himalayan Social Journey signboard and he will escorts you to the Hotel.