Nepal:14 Days Rara Lake Jeep Tour

  • Very Easy
  • 2,290 M
  • 6 Days Tea House
  • 7 Days Hotel Days
  • 3 Days Trekking Days

Rara Lake Jeep Tour: Exploring the Hidden Gem of Nepal

Rara Lake, located in the remote countryside of the Mugu district in western Nepal, is one of the least visited places in the country. This Jeep Tour offers a chance to explore the biggest and deepest lake in Nepal, surrounded by stunning natural beauty, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear water. It is an excellent opportunity for adventure enthusiasts to experience the hidden gem of Nepal.

The 14 Days Rara Lake Jeep Tour is perfect for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and anyone seeking a break from city life. During this tour, you will travel in a comfortable Jeep.

About Rara Lake

Rara Lake, situated at an elevation of 2290m (9,810 ft), is known as the Queen of Lakes due to its stunning natural beauty. It is one of the highest freshwater lakes and is surrounded by the Rara National Park. The park is home to several exotic animals such as Musk Deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, and Himalayan goral. During the trip, one can not only witness the snow-capped mountains, Saligasi forest, and Lake but also encounter the lifestyle of locals and their culture.

How to Reach: The Starting Point and Trekking Route

Reaching Rara Lake can be a unique adventure that requires taking various modes of transportation. The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a remote village in western Nepal. From there, a second flight takes you to the isolated city of Jumla, which serves as the starting point for this Lake trek. Jumla is located at an elevation of 2,370 meters and provides a glimpse into the daily life of Nepali villagers.

After reaching Jumla, a private jeep takes you through the meandering roads of the Karnali River and into the Saligasi forest. The drive can be bumpy and challenging, but it offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The Saligasi forest is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including pine trees, birch, rhododendron, and many species of birds. It is an excellent opportunity to witness the natural beauty of western Nepal before reaching Rara Lake.

The journey from Jumla to Lake takes around 6-7 hours and covers a distance of approximately 50 kilometers. The route is relatively remote, and the drive is off-road, so a private jeep is the best option for transportation. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and settlements, providing a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle. The trekking route to Rara Lake is an off-the-beaten-path adventure that offers an excellent opportunity to explore the western part of Nepal.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Rara Lake is from March to May in spring and September to November in autumn. During these seasons, the weather is favorable, and the views are breathtaking. In the spring season, the trek offers stunning views of rhododendron flowers in bloom, while in autumn, the clear skies provide unobstructed views of the Himalayan ranges.


Accommodation in Rara Lake is limited to basic lodges, homestays, and camping options. Visitors can choose from a variety of accommodation options depending on their preferences and budget.

Things to Do

Apart from exploring Rara Lake and its surrounding areas, there are several other things to do during the trip. One can trek around the lake, visit the Rara National Park, hike to nearby hills, or even go fishing in the lake. The trip also offers a chance to interact with locals and learn about their culture and traditions.


The Rara Lake Jeep Tour is not an easy trip. The remote location and rugged terrain make it challenging, and visitors should be prepared for a bumpy and rough ride. The high altitude can also cause altitude sickness, so it is essential to acclimatize properly.


The Rara Lake Jeep Tour is an ideal trip for adventure enthusiasts looking to explore the hidden gem of Nepal. With its stunning natural beauty, exotic wildlife, and rich culture, Rara Lake is a destination worth visiting. Visitors should be prepared for the challenging terrain and high altitude and make sure to acclimatize properly. Overall, the Rara Lake Jeep Tour is an excellent opportunity to witness the beauty of Nepal beyond the popular tourist destinations.


Day to day schedule to Nepal:14 Days Rara Lake Jeep Tour

  • Day 01: Arrival o/n in Hotel +D

    Upon arrival you will be pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment, we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

  • Day 02: Free day or sightseeing around in Kathmandu valley, o/n in a hotel +O

    This day you are free on you own or can have sightseeing tour around kathmandu that can be arrange on the spot. At the same time out office member will be busy to prepare special permit for Rara lake.

  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj, explore around in Nepalgunj o/n in hotel +B

    Today after breakfast, we fly to Nepalgunj, a small town near the Indian border in the Terai region of Nepal, and stay overnight in this transit city.

  • Day 04: Morning fly to Jumla, free /explore jumla, o/n in a hotel +B+L+D

    Fly to North from Nepalgunj crossing several hilly regions. If weather stay good, can see the good views of snow-capped mountains to the east and west. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation, growing red rice. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district. Local regulations have declared Jumla a dry district.

  • Day 05: Explore around in Jumla, o/n in a hotel +B+L+D

    Today we explore around the lifestyle and culture of Jumla with its cultivation land and area.

  • Day 06: Drive to Nagma (Kalikot) (4hrs,) o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Today we drive to Nagma the Border city of Kalikot and Jumla district. On the way you can explore around the more country side of Nepal with beautiful Sal forest around on the way. Today is the one of the scenic drive of the trip.

  • Day 07: Drive to Rara Lake (4hrs, 115km) o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Now the most of the drive today is off road. The drive today is through the edge of Karnali River, country side and through the Salagari forest. On reaching the lodge we walk to Rara Lake and enjoy the stunning view of the lake and surrounding area.

  • Day 8/9/10: Explore Around Rara Lake o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    After breakfast we explore around the Rara Lake. You can explore around by boating in Rara the biggest and deepest fresh water lake of Nepal. After that we will hike up to the hill where we can see the wonderful view of Rara Lake.

  • Day 11: Drive to JumlaBazzar (3/4hrs, 95km)o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Today we drive to JumlaBazzaragain. Explore around Jumla.

  • Day 12:Fly to Nepalgunj and continue to fly to Kathmandu o/n in hotel +B

    Today we fly all the way back to Nepalgunj and connect to Kathmandu

  • Day 13: Free in kathmandu, o/n in a hotel +B

  • Day 14: Departure +B

    Today you are free in leisure until its time of your departure and transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Trekking special permit and conservation fee
  • Staff insurance, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Accommodation in hotel and lodge
  • Professional, Government license holder Trekking guide.
  • Full board accommodation as mention in the above program

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for local staff

Best Seasons Listing

Best Season
March to May and August to December

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