Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest Lake where you can spend a short holiday and get an experience of western Nepal. 3 days Rara Lake tour starts from Kathmandu with a flight. Fly to Nepaljung from Kathmandu and same morning catch another flight to Talcha airport. From the airport, it is an 8-kilometer distance to Rara Lake and may take about 3 hours of hiking. Hiking today is a good way to explore part of western Nepal with beautiful landscapes and local peoples. When returning back from Rara to Talcha airport, we can use a local vehicle to transfer. There are few good resort types of accommodation around the Lake for overnight.
50 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung early in the morning and catch another 40 minutes flight from Nepaljung to Talcha airport, also known as Rara airport. Start the tour from 150-meter altitude Nepalgung reach to 2,735-meter altitude Talcha airport. Another 3 hours walking reach at the altitude of 2,990 meters Rara Lake to overnight. There is enough flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung operated by several airlines and few flights are operating from Nepaljung to Talcha airport by Sita, Tara and summit air.
* You can hire a horse cost 1500/if you want to ride from Talcha airport to Rara Lake instead of hiking
* The walking route is peaceful inside Rara National Park passing through scenic views, temples, and Beautiful Rara Lake
* You also have option to take Jeep drive. It is about 40 minutes driving up to the point. from there you again have to walk another 1 hours to reach Hotel. A Jeep cost 3500 in total one way
* Murma top hiking can hire a horse that cost you 1500 per horse
* If you hire a horse, a horse only able to carry you one way (Uphill), while coming back is serious downhill, and the horse can not carry you. You have to have walking down
* Suggest bringing enough drinking water and some dry foods
* From Murma top, you can see a mesmerizing view of Rara Lake, Panoramic mountain views, beautiful forest, and scenic hills. Get down through Murma village to explore the lifestyle of the local peoples.
* Boating at Rara lake and pristine experience in extra cost
* Option to hire horse or Jeep drive back to Talcha airport with extra cost
A complete video with information about 3 days Rara lake tour by flight
Note About Flight
Flight from Nepaljung to Talcha airport is depending on weather conditions. Remote and lies at high altitude, Talcha airport flights sometimes delay or cancel. In that case, have to wait couple of hours or wait for the next day's flight. This is a rare case just to take in mind. In the case of flight cancellation, the extra cost to overnight in the place is your own extra cost.
How will be the trip arrangement?
We will provide you flight ticket either print pepper or send it to your email or mobile. You have to reach Kathmandu domestic airport by yourself. Our representative in Nepaljunbg will help you to transfer to the terminal to get another flight pass for Talcha airport. From Talcha airport our guide from Rara escorts you on a walking tour to Rara Lake. During the visit around Rara, the same guide will be helping you. When you return from Rara to Kathmandu, you will get a connecting flight Rara – Nepaljung – Kathmandu. Transfer from Kathmandu domestic airport to your place is arranged by yourself.
Booking and Payment
Send y our real name as per your ID card and send us an advance amount of Rs 12,000 per person. Tour cost can be paid by cash by reaching to our office, or bank transfer. We can provide you our back account incase in need. Full tour cost is prepaid (paid before the trip starting)
Hotel in Rara Lake
We provide Hotel to stay inside Rara Lake. Only one hotel inside Rara Lake is Hotel Danfe, which is a basic wooden building providing non-attached bathrooms with beds and enough warm blankets. There is some homestay accommodation which is not in front of the Lake. The point to note does not expect a good Hotel in Rara. If you want to stay at least one night in good hotel, you can overnight in Talcha airport.
Hotel Danfe in Rara Lake
Horse riding in Rara and its cost
There are 4 spots can ride a local horse. Instead of walking or hiking, you can hire a local horse easily. The following different cost will be for horse riding in Rara
- Talcha airport to Rara Lake (Hotel): Rs 1500
- Rara Lake to Murma top one way: Rs 1500
- Rara Lake around Rs 3000 - 4000
- Rara to Talcha airport Rs 1500
Terms and Condition
- Rara is in a remote area of Nepal. Due to remote area flight, Nepaljung to Talcha airport flight can be delay or cancel. If the flight is canceled in any sector, passengers themself have to pay overnight and foods cost. Your flight will be transfer to the next day.
- Accommodation in Rara is very basic, due to people's flow you might hot get attached bathroom. Also, the foods are very basic prepared by unprofessional cooks from Hotel. You have to be ready to adjust to this situation.
- If you cancel your trip after we issue your tickets, the cancellation charge will be charged as per the condition.
Combine tour of Rara Lake and Bardia
You can combine tour to Rara Lake and Bardia National park in a single plan. Return to Nepaljung from Rara and drive to Bardia National park. It is 2 hours driving route from Nepaljung airport. Stay in Bardia as much as you want. Normally 2 nights 3 days tour is enough.
If you are looking to explore Rara Lake from overland, you can plan to make it by driving tour. Rara Lake driving tour is 7 days itinerary from Kathmandu and return.
What to bring to the Rara Lake tour?
Do not bring many goods and things during this tour. Here is the list to bring
- 1 pair of warm Jacket
- 1 Warm trouser
- Inner Thermal (up and down)
- Headcover warm cap
- 1 Light T-shirt
- Water thurmas to keep warm water for evening morning and night
- Toilet roll, wet tissue, lip care, Sunglass
- 2 pairs of shocks
- 1 pair of normal walking shoes
- Woolen gloves
- some dry foods (it can be chocolate, Biscuits, or nuts) it is useful at the time of hiking Murma top