7 Days Rara lake driving tour is with 4wheel jeep. 7 pax adults are fit in one jeep. Trip starting from Kathmandu and overnight in Kohalpur, than to Mangma and reach Rara Lake at your 3rd day of the tour. Day four is full day exploration around Rara Lake and driving same way back to Kathmandu for another three day.
An experience driver driving several times in this route, will lead the tour. You will accompany in group sharing accommdoation. In 7 pax a group will get 2 rooms to overnight. Hotels on the way is basic but neat and clean.
Short Itinerary of Rara Lake driving tour
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kohalpur.
Day 02: Kohalpur to Mangma (Kalikot)
Day 03: Mangma to Rara Lake
Day 04: Exploration day at Rara Lake
Day 05: Drive back to Mangma
Day 06: Drive back to Kohalpur
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Drive-by Scorpio Jeep, 8 pax including driver
- 3 and 4 pax sharing rooms in Hotels
- Nepali style veg breakfast
- Veg/ Non veg Lunch and Dinner
Tour cost: NPR 24,500 per person (Fixed rate - cost is based on 7 pax)
If you are a private group of 7 pax, any day can be a departure
Tour cost including
- Private Jeep for the entire tour (Jeep, its fuel, parking, and driver expenses)
- Sharing rooms in the Hotel for accommodation
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Personal expenses
- Any bottled drinks, bar bill
- Boating at Rara Lake if you want to make it
- Horse riding experience in Rara if you want
- Rara National park entrance fee (NPR 100 per person for Nepalese)
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More details of Jeep tour to Rara Lake - 7 Days
Rara Lake is stunning deep lake with blue and changing color hourly is the best part to see in remote Nepal. Stay overnight at the tent and walking around the edge of the lake in the morning and evening make your time amazing in pristine nature. There is a newly built accommodation near Rara Lake. A great view of the Lake can be captured from NTC tower which is called Murma top reach after three hours of slow walking. Lake is 5.1 kilometers long and 2.7 kilometers wide which is situated on 2,990 meters from the seas level.
Our package Jeep Tour to Rara Lake starts from Kathmandu. It is 6 nights 7 days comfortable driving tour via surkhet, Kalikot and Gamghadi. Kathmandu to Rara Lake is 4 days driving and returns within 3 days. One extra day exploration day at Rara Lake is including in our tour itinerary. The local types of simple accommodations are available through the tour. Although bringing a tent to spend a night at the edge of Rara Lake is ideal. Nepal Highland Treks can provide you a tent on this tour. Choose us to travel to beautiful Rara Lake with a comfortable jeep and friendly driver.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kohalpur (11 Hours)
Kathmandu to Kohalpur is 11 hours comfortable drive. There are many hotels around the town as per your budget category. Overnight at Kohalpur.
Day 02: Drive Kohalpur to Manma, headquarter of Kalikot district
Start driving from early in the morning. Manma to Sukhet is around 2.5 HRS drive which is around 100 KM. And Surkhet to Manma, Kalikot is around 150 KM which take a full day to reach there. If we skip few places than overall the road condition is quite good. This is one the scenic drive of your journey where you will be travelling through SAL forest.
Day 03: Manma to Rara Lake via Sija and Nagma
Start driving from early in the morning. It is only around 20 min drive from Nagma and road starts rough non paved till Rara Lake. Now you will be travelling by the age of Karnali river for 4 hrs and than through the village and Sallaha forest. After 20 min drive from Talcha Airport one small cottage can be see where you need to park your vehicle and walk for 30 min to reach lake. For seeing lake this is enough but if you want to stay in the bank of lake and enjoy the spectacular view of lake than you need to walk approx 1.5 hrs by the edge of lake and you will reach the hotel which lies in the bank of Lake. You also have option to fix tent at the bank of Lake.
Day 4 : Full day Exploring the Lake
Early morning breakfast and taking boat to explore the lake is a wise idea. It cost only Rs 500 per person for the long distance sightseeing by boat. In the day time you can hike upto the hill where you can see the best view of the lake. Hiking to Murma top is exellant experience to view Rara Lake, Mountains and sorrounding hills of far western Nepal. On your on the way back, visit Murma village. Only one typical local village nearby the Lake.
Day 5: Rara Lake to Manma
Return to Manma, Kalikot by the same route as you went rara the day before yesterday. Overnight in Manma, Kalikot.
Day 6: Manma to Kohalupur/Surkhet
Start you day early in the morning where you can find many places in the way to have tea rest. If you start you day at 6 AM than you can easily reach Kohalpur on the same day otherwise you will be staying in Surkeht.
Day 7: Kohalpur to Kathmandu
It is same way back to Kathmadnu. Option to drop you to Pokhara.
Jeep tour to Rara Lake is best in dry season. Road from Nagma to Rara Lake is entirly rough. Once raining season starts, road from there may block. The best visiting time to the lake is September to November and April to May. From December to February, the temperatures go low below the freezing point, and heavy snowfall may occur up to one meter that cause blocking the way to the lake. April to June is warm in this region.
Boating at Rara Lake. Weather in March to May and September to November is clear with blue sky and sunny in Rara region.
Beautiful mountain range and hills from Rara Lake
Rara Lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft) above sea level, has a water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. It drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River. Its water quality is characterized by high pH, conductivity and total hardness. It has been classified as oligotrophic as it is slightly polluted. The lake holds three endemic fish species Nepalese snowtrout (Schizothorax macrophthalmus), (S. nepalensis) and the Rara snowtrout (S. raraensis) and one endemic frog, Rara Lake frog (Nanorana rarica). Winter visitor water birds such as gadwall (Anas strepera), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), northern shoveler (Anas clypeata), common teal (Anas crecca), tufted duck (Aythya fuligula), common golden eye (Bucephala clangula), common merganser (Mergus merganser), common coot (Fulica atra), and solitary snipe (Gallinago solitaria) reside and rest at this lake.
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