Jumla Rara Lake Trek lies in the remote area of Karnali zone in the north-west of Nepal. Jumla Rara Lake Trek is a good destination point for trekking in the west. The trail is very much “off the beaten path” and offers Traditional culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The centre-point of the park is Lake Rara, the biggest lake in Nepal. After walking along a mountain path and with a series of picturesque villages. Mixing up with the local people with their distinct culture and tradition gives visitors a unique experience. It adds up to make a wonderful holiday.
The lifestyle of the people there gives trekkers a chance to reflect on his/her own modern society and development visa-via the primitive society there. The region is made up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. In Summer rainfall is low but in the winter snow. can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunderstorms, the summer season is ideal for trekking.
Like most parts of Nepal, Rara National Park is a naturalist’s dreamland. Animals like the gaur, serow, musk deer, yellow-throat martin and a wide variety of birds such as the Implying pheasant, Kalij and dove are can be frequently seen.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country.The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!
Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (152M)
Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (152M)which takes about twelve hours. In addition, you may also flight to Nepalgung that takes 45m.and over night in hotel.
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal(Jumla(370m) & trek to Chala Chaur (2900m)
Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhuphal(Jumla(370m) & trek to Chala Chaur (2900m) which takes about five hours and over night in camp.
Trek from Chala Chaur to Bhargaon(2700m)
Trek from Chala Chaur to Bhargaon(2700m)which takes about five hours and over night in camp.
Trek from Bhargaon to Pina (2380m.)
Trek from Bhargaon to Pina (2380m.), which takes about six-hours. Over night in camp
Trek from Pina to Gumgarhi (2580m.)
Trek from Pina to Gumgarhi (2580m.) which takes about six hours. . Over night in camp.
Trek from Gumgarhi to Rara Lake (3060m.)
Trek from Gumgarhi to Rara Lake (3060m.), which takes about five hours. Over night in camp.
Rest day at Rara Lake
Rest day at Rara Lake you may enjoy with view of lake, wild animals, and nature beauty of Dolpoareas views.
Trek from rara lake to Jhari (2630m)
Trek from rara lake to Jhari (2630m),which takes about five hours and over night in camp
Trek from Jhari to Bhargaon(2700m) via Ghurchi Lagna pass (3450m)
Trek from Jhari to Bhargaon(2700m) via Ghurchi Lagna pass (3450m)which takes about six hours.overnight in camp.
Trek from Bhargaon to Patmara(2920m)
Trek from Bhargaon to Patmara(2920m)which takes about four and half hours and over night in camp.
Trek from Patmara to Jhuphal(Jumla 2370m)
Trek from Patmara to Jhuphal(Jumla 2370m)which takes about six hours and over night in camp.
Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by flight and then transfer to hotel. Leisure and shopping in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture.A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.
Return to the home. Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wishes are taken into account, however, the Treks leader decision is final.
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Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does, of course, depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops selling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced. It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guideline. The basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below.
The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants.
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Headlamp (eg Petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg Thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear, appropriate to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers/pants. (Preferably breathable fabric)
In addition to the items listed in our general checklist you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boots with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINEERING / CLIMBING CHECKLIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravans.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumper (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe, Crampons otherness/carabiners. During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your trek bag, in group bags until needed.
To minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipment rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them a lot cheaper than you find in Europe and the USA. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which gives you an idea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All-purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-2 looking Carabiners, Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paracetamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
-Anti – diarrhoea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.