Description

More species of birds (236) nest around Rara Lake than people visited in 2010 (170). Yet the largest lake in Nepal, ensconced within its smallest national park, is only three hours walk from an airstrip. Its a beautiful, calm haven surrounded by forests, and a paradise for bird watchers. Mugu District was once part of the Malla or Khas kingdom of the Karnali River basin, which reigned between the 12th and 14th centuries. Artifacts abound you may see ancient shrines to the local deity Masta, wooden effigies of spirits festooned with bells, flowers and cloth, and rock pillars etched with figures of the sun and the moon. Southern Mugu has rugged ranges forested with ancient blue pine, spruce and cedar, and is inhabited by Hindu Chhetris, Brahmins and Thakuris.

The northern reaches of Mugu are less frequented. As with Dolpa to the east and Humla to the west, it lies in a vast rain shadow zone. It is arid, less intensively farmed and sparsely populated with people of Tibetan origin. One of the more unusual drivers of the local economy is the medicinally valuable yarchagumba fungus, which grows out of the head of a caterpillar and can be worth over US$5000 per kilogram (about 10 times the average annual income of a Nepali).

The Great Himalaya Trails lower and upper routes make a crossroads at Rara Lake. From here, trekkers can head along the old salt route to Humla, the royal highway to the plains, or take any of several adventurous paths into neighboring Dolpa. While facilities are still basic, the area is an adventurers dream authentic culture, a wealth of natural beauty and the trails largely yourself.

Fitness Level : Moderate Max-Altitude : 3350 m.
Duration : 16 Group Size :1-10
Best Season : Sep-Oct-Nov, Mar-Apr-May

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2 :Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 :Fly to Nepalgunj 1hrs/ Overnight at at Nepalgunj.

Day 4 :Fly to Jumla Airport 40m. 2370m./overnight at Jumla.

Day 5 :Trek to Danphe Kanga 3130m./6hrs.

Day 6 :Trek to Chautha 2770m./6hrs.

Day 7 : Trek to Dotu 3190m./7hrs.

Day 8 : Trek to RARA Lake 3040m./6-7hrs.

Day 9 :Exploration Day

Day 10 :Trek to Ghorasen 3271m./6-7hrs.

Day 11 :Trek to Singa 2450m./6hrs.

Day 12 :Trek to Jaljala Kharka 3350m./7hrs.

Day 13 :Trek to Jumla 2370m./5hrs.

Day 14 :Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu

Day 15 :Extra/Reserve Day

Day 16 :Departure


 Accomodation

You will have Accommodation in Kathmandu in Hotel (twin sharing Basis), single supplement will be provided.  And before starting of trek, we also use the hotel with Breakfast. During the trek, we will have accommodation at 2 men camping tent, seasonal sleeping bags with waterproof mattress. We will choose the safe seasonal camping places depends on weather condition. There will be separate toilet tent nearby your tent. 


 Meals

Food for the Camping trek, we will provide 3 meals a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) with hot drinks. You will take fresh cooked hygienic food (Nepali, Chinese, Indian, and Continental) which is cooked by our professional cook.  We will serve boiled water to drink.  Breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara in your hotel.


Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.

Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.

Day 3 : Fly to Nepalgunj 1hrs/ Overnight at at Nepalgunj.

Day 4 : Fly to Jumla Airport 40m. 2370m./overnight at Jumla.

Day 5 : Trek to Danphe Kanga 3130m./6hrs.

Day 6 : Trek to Chautha 2770m./6hrs.

Day 7 : Trek to Dotu 3190m./7hrs.

Day 8 : Trek to RARA Lake 3040m./6-7hrs.

Day 9 : Exploration Day

Day 10 : Trek to Ghorasen 3271m./6-7hrs.

Day 11 : Trek to Singa 2450m./6hrs.

Day 12 : Trek to Jaljala Kharka 3350m./7hrs.

Day 13 : Trek to Jumla 2370m./5hrs.

Day 14 : Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu

Day 15 : Extra/Reserve Day

Day 16 : Departure

Cost Include

Airport picks up and drops by tourist car

Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant

Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle

3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast

One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide

Trekking Permit and TIMS permit

Trekking Porters, Kitchen boy, cook, sherpas

Necessary of mules, food and Kitchen/dining /camping gears

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks

First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters

Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent

Necessary of camping foods (tourist style), gas, stove

Tented accommodation during the trek (2 people=1 tent)

All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles

Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.

Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)

Government Taxes and paper works.


Cost Exclude

International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee

Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast

Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)

Temple/Monastery entrance fees

Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek

Travel Insurance and rescue flights

Late arrival and late departure extra night

Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)

Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.