Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking offers the best scenery on the north-western most side of Nepal. Within its confines lie the Rara national park, the smallest park in Nepal, where in turn the country's largest lake, the Rara Lake can be found (10.8 sq. km. At 2,990 meters). Considered one of the finest parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in coniferous forest and is the ideal habitat for the musk deer, Himalayan black bear and other faunae. The Danfe (Impeyan Pheasant) the national bird of Nepal, flies above while a variety of fish, the snow trout, inhabit the Rara lake. Adding charm to the region are its generally open-hearted and friendly people. The trek can begin in Jumla (over an hours flight from Kathmandu) or from the nearer Nepalgunj.Rara is a good destination point for trekking in the west. The trail is very much "off the beaten path" and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in therest of the country. The centerpiece of the park is the biggest lake of Nepal. Along mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages, one reaches the magnificent banks of Rara lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. We offer following itinerary for Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking.
Grade: Strenuous Trek
Max. Altitude: 4940 m
Duration: 22 days
Trek Days: 17 days
Type of trek: Lodge/Camping
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Trek preparation day/Climbing permit issue and necessary paperwork arrangements.
Day 03: Flight to Nepalgunj (1 hours) and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot 2960m. (50 minutes) and it is 218 km north of Nepalgunj.
Day 05: Trek 1 Yakpa pul (2630m)/5 hours: Camp/home stay.
Climb to the pass above Simikot. From here one path descend steep down to Dadaphoya and Path goes towards Limi valley that is the path going to flowing along two villages and steep down to Yakpapul camp.
Day 06: Trek 2 Dhinga (3610m)/6 hours: Camp/home stay.
From camp there is two options can do via Yakpa village or strait up hill to Dhinga village. After cross the river climb all day either one. This will be last village before Jhang. Good camping sites above village.
Day 07: Trek 3 Shechi Lagna (3900m)/6 hours: Camp/home stay.
Gentle up hill starting with Junipers and alpine vegetation and steep up to the Shechi Lagna (4530m) and stay at below camp at meadow.
Day 08: Trek 4 Chumsa (4300m)/6 hours: Camp/home stay.
Walk down to Shingjuma3620m with blue pines, pines, Junipers and a lot of Birch around. After walk up along the Chumsa river and come out above the tree lines and walk up to Chumsa camp over night.
Day 09: Trek 5 Talung (4370m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
This is the beautiful walk along the waterfalls and Lakes with views of Api Saipal Himal (7025m). After cross the Naylu Langna (4940m) can see the Holy mountain Mt. Kailash to far visibility, than steep down to Talung camp over night at grassy meadow in cold and windy.
Day 10: Trek 6 Jhang (3930m)/8 hours: Camp/home stay.
Long the valley and cross the river camp near by hot spring. It is long day walk but beautiful walk along the Talung River. After passing Talung Tso trek goes via Gumayak and Majule Patan (4220m) than walk along the Takchi Cho after cross the bridge and walk to camp over night.
Day 11: Trek 7 Halji (2660m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Jhang From camp walk to village and visit to Monastery and walk down to Halji. Camp before village along the riverside and after lunch time to visit to Monastery. It is very rich and some time Dalai Lama visited this monastery. Here people they sell the Maple woods tea pot, Soup bowl, pots and more things. Back to camp for over night.
Day 12: Trek 8 Jhang-Til (3700m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Walking along the village and down to bridge to other side of river along the pine, Birch and Mountain roses. Again cross the bridge on Humla Karnali and walk to Limi northwest up hill to camp before the village.
Day 13: Trek 9 Manepeme (3990m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
Today is not easy walk up hill from camp along the rocky cliff side to Lamka pass and walking narrow path up and down. Humla Karnali looks very deep down below the path makes you hard feeling. Arrive Manepeme and camp.
Day 14: Trek 10 Hilsa (3720m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Treks goes little bit up hill starting on rocky part. Some time can see the Blue sheep above path with rolling stones goes down all the way to river. When arrive at Border of Nepal; and Tibet (China) walk down to bridge on Karnali river and camp on Nepal side at Hilsa with dusty and windy.
Day 15: Trek 11 Yari (3670m)/8 hours: Camp/home stay.
After break fast start walking steep up hill with pack lunch to Nara Lagna (4620m) via Ranipauwa. After pass path goes down all the down to camp at Yari village with cultivation, where is the check post between Borders.
Day 16: Trek 12 Muchu (3120m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
From Yari path start gentle down hill along the open countryside with Junipers trees, animals shelters and highland Birds life. Before cross the bridge on Kumuchhiy Khola down hills to Tumkot and climb up to Muchu for our visa and permits clearness. Walk down to camp along side of Karnali River over night.
Day 17: Trek 13 Salle Khola (2900m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
After camp cross a bridge on the Karnali river walking along side with narrow valley. Maples, Walnut, Pines, roses and mix vegetation give you cool walk. Walk to Sallekhola via Yalbang and Yanger villages.
Day 18: Trek 14 Dadaphoya (2300m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
After crossed Salle Khola trek goes up hill and slows down via Kermi and Dharapuri along side of Karnali River. Pine forest and cultivations along the villages with domesticated animals.
Day 19: Trek 15 Simikot (2960m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Last day on trek start steep up till the pass before Simikot. Than down to Simikot.
Day 20: Fly from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel.
Day 21: Extra day in Kathmandu: This is a cushion day for eventuality that may arise for delays or cancellation of flight or any other reasons beyond our control. In case everything works out fine than you may have the privilege of using this day for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley hunting souvenirs or any other option that may interest you. Overnight Hotel
Day 22: Final departure transfer to Airport.
NOTE: In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
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Single room supplement: US$ 230/-net extra per person
Extra cost [subject to change if revised]:
* Airfare/Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Simikot/Kathmandu: US$ 650.00 per person
The above cost includes the following services:
✓Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
✓04 nights at 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
✓World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
✓All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of trek
✓Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bed room during the entire trek and climb
✓Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
✓Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
✓Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
✓Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food and accommodation
✓Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
✓Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
✓Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
✓All necessary paper work; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
✓Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
✓Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
✓All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.
The above cost doesn't include the following services:
* International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
* Nepal entry visa fee which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
* Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
* Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
* Airfare for the sector Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot/Kathmandu. Quoted separately
* Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
* Personal trekking Equipment
* Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
* Personal climbing equipment
* Personal climbing guide if requested
* Food and accommodation if clients stock due to flight cancellation
* Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
* Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
Travel insurance coverage for high rescue & evacuation, Medical treatment, loss of belongings and trip cancellation is strongly recommended.
The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
LIST OF EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING REQUIRED:
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking sticks, Toiletries (Soaps, Sanitizers)
Bring Items/Snacks with you:
Strong water bottle/ Thermal flask, Sun/Snow Glasses, Sun hat, Sun Cream, Torch Light with extra batteries, Mask, Lip balm, chocolates, dry food, Walking Stick, Cameras (chargers and batteries), Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks. Your own regular medicine etc.
Casual wears & comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing for nights & mornings, Raincoats, Towels, Warm jacket, Fleece Jacket, Thermal inner wear, warm trousers(wind proof jacke ) and shirts, woolen gloves, Sun Hat, Woolen socks(some pears)