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.
Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel
Trek preparation day/Climbing permit issue and necessary paperwork arrangements.
Flight to Nepalgunj (1 hours) and transfer to hotel.
Fly to Simikot 2960m. (50 minutes) and it is 218 km north of Nepalgunj.
Simikot- Yakpa pul (2630m / 5hrs) 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.
Yakpa pul- Dhinga (3610m / 6hrs)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.
Dhinga - Shechi Lagna (3900m / 6hrs)Gentle up hill starting with Junipers and alpine vegetation and steep up to the Shechi Lagna (4530m) and stay at below camp at meadow.
Shechi Lagna – Chumsa (4300m / 6hrs)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.
Talung (4370m / 7hrs)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.
Jhang (3930m / 8hrs)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.
Jhang – Halji (2660m / 4hrs) - 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.
Jhang-Til (3700m / 4hrs)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.
Manepeme (3990m / 7hrs)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.
Hilsa (3720m / 4hrs) 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.
Hilsa-Yari (3670m / 8hrs) 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.
Yari -Muchu (3120m / 7hrs 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.
Muchu -Salle Khola (2900m / 7hrs) 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.
Salle Khola – Dadaphoya (2300m / 7hrs) 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.
Dadaphoya - Simikot (2960m / 4hrs) Last day on trek start steep up till the pass before Simikot. Than down to Simikot.
Fly from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel.
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
Final departure transfer to Airport.
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