Rara Lake Tour 6N 7D


  • Wonderful scenic drive along the beautiful winding Prithiwi and E-W Highways from Kathmandu and back.
  • Be at the blissful serene Rara Lake, one of the deepest and biggest lakes of Nepal.
  • Opportunity for boating at Rara Lake can be a great way to explore this pristine pool.
  • Get acquainted with the region in depth by walk in the nearby villages or forests or grab a horse for more fun.
  • Stunning views of Rara Lake enclosed by the Rara National Park abundant of pine, spruce, and juniper forest and endangered wildlife species.
  • Murma, the great vantage point for stunning Rara lake view along with the views National Park and mountains.
  • Incredible view of snowcapped Himalayan mountains.
  • Amazing tour along the adventurous landscapes/trails.
  • Indifferent cultural and scenic glimpses of western Nepal.

Rara Lake Tour 6N 7D offers the best option to rejoice the holidays in an overwhelmingly astounding serene place of Nepal in the Rara National Park Area, one of the most scenic national parks located in the northwest of the capital city, Kathmandu, at the mountainous district of Mugu. Despite being the smallest national park of Nepal covering the area of just 106 sq. km, it has the deepest and biggest freshwater lake in Nepal- The Rara Lake, with a length of 5.1 km, a width of 2.7km and a depth of 167m at max. The immaculate hidden lake reserves its waterbody at the elevation of 2,990 meters and spreads over 10.8 square kilometers. The most tranquil and serene oval-shaped lake offers a great variety of floras and faunas around it. The lake and its surroundings are famous for the Himalayan endangered species of plants and animals. Encounter with this pristine Rara Lake, the deep and dense forests and amazing species of high-altitude wilderness, the immense beauty of nature will all be an astounding experience for the travelers on this amazing trip to Rara Lake.

This Rara National Park Tour starts from Kathmandu. There will be night halts at few places en route before reaching Rara Lake. On the first day, we will hit the road from Kathmandu towards west on Prithvi Highway, then on to E-W (East-West) Highway and finally through off-road. Our first stay will be at Surkhet, then at Kalikot on the second. Leaving Kalikot, our vehicle passes through Nagma and Sinja to reach Talcha on the third day. From Talcha, we will be hiking towards the lake, as there is no vehicle road accessibility. We will walk through the beautiful forest beside the lake for a few hours and arrive at our heavenly destination. Rara lake is truly heaven! Rejoice to the fullest at this hidden gift of nature. The pristine lake and the surroundings are so breathtaking that it won’t take even a moment to fade one’s fatigue away. Besides, there is a place called Murma (3300m) uphill adjacent to the lake where one can hike up for more adventure. Hiking to Murma takes just about 4 hours in total- up & down but Murma Top at 3800m takes almost 5 hours round trip. In the morning, one can spend the time at the lake boating around and enjoying the view of this deific destination. There is a horse/pony ride facility as well, which adds quite an adventure to the tour. We will spend one full day here. Our return will be the same route and checkpoints, Kalikot and Surkhet with two more-night halts there and finally trace back the same route to Kathmandu.

The major highlights of the Rara Tour are the blissful serene Rara Lake at this high altitude. Hike to Murma can be another adventure to get the full panorama of Rara Lake, villages and forests. Boating at Rara and village and jungle walk or horse riding gives another opportunity to get acquainted with the region. The overall tour in itself is one of a kind.

This journey to Rara Lake can be alleviated by traveling via air from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and another flight to Talcha 4 km east of the Rara Lake and return via the same air routes. For a visit to Rara Lake, the month or the optimal time of the year is April, May, September, and October. The rainy season brings plenty of landslides and slippery roads along with the route and winter seasons bring pretty cold air with loads of snow over the track and the lake.

We have detailed the usual itinerary to the Rara Lake tour of 6 Nights 7 Days in the section below. However, we would feel extremely gratified to tailor a separate one as per your requirements and time frame. For booking and necessary information on the Rara Lake tour, please feel free to contact us. We will feel honored to be at your service.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu – Surkhet (1000m): Drive 13 hours.
  • Day 2Surkhet – Manma, Kalikot (2033m): Drive 8 hours.
  • Day 3Manma, Kalikot – Talcha (2735m) – Rara (2990m). Overnight at Rara.
  • Day 4Rara Lake Excursion. Murma Hike (3300m): 4 hours round trip.
  • Day 5Rara Lake – Talcha: Hike 2 hours. Talcha – Manma, Kalikot (2033m): Drive 5 hours
  • Day 6Kalikot – Surkhet (1000m). Drive 6 hours
  • Day 7Surkhet – Kathmandu. Drive 13 hours
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What's Included

  • Accommodation at the hotel on a sharing basis.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Talcha and return, with pick up and drop off in Kathmandu.
  • Meal Planning:
    • Day 1 to Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Campfire and tents (upon request and availability)
  • Rara National Park Fees and TIMS
  • All applicable tax.
  • Reserved private SUV/jeep/bus from Kathmandu to Rara and back to Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Non/alcoholic beverages.
  • Any tips and gratuities for the driver.
  • Unprecedented extra day due to natural calamities like flood, landslide, road blockades, etc.
  • Any sightseeing, boating, horse riding, or any other personal excursion cost beside itinerary and inclusions.
  • Any airfare.

Useful Information

General Facts of Rara Package Tour:

  • Mode of Transportation: Private SUV
  • Number of Group Size: 07 Pax Max.
  • Best Time to Travel: Autumn, Spring and Summer.
  • Starting from: Kathmandu
  • Ending at: Kathmandu
  • Types of Accommodation: Standard and budget