- Duration 17 Nights / 18 Days
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Feb
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||17 Nights / 18 Days|
|Best time to travel||Feb|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||3, 692 meters / 12, 112 feet|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House|
A place in isolation away from the infringement of many tourists and travelers, the Rara Lake and the Khaptad National park are two of the most enticing locations of Nepal ideal to enjoy the raw magnificence of nature in solitude. The journey covers a number of picturesque locations each displaying the outstanding beauty of Nepal. The Khaptad National Park is an important religious site for the Hindus and rewards the trekkers with a serene ambiance. The national park also delivers supreme sights of the High Peaks of Api and Saipal Himal. Nepal’s largest lake, the Rara Lake is another alluring destination in the journey that offers marvelous views of the Kanji word Mountains from the Murmatop viewpoint. 19 days of unmatched joy, this is a journey worth attempting.
Trekking to exotic destinations, tall mountains, forests through the challenging terrains and local villages helps you find whatever you are looking for in life. The Khaptad National park to Rara Lake trek in Nepal is one such example of a trekking journey that helps you rediscover your soul, know your body better, witness the most enthralling views, and inject immense optimism in your life.
The journey of Khaptad National Park to Rara Lake Trek around the exotic lake will take you to the region of diverse flora and fauna, like exotic birds and wild animals and a wide variety of flowers and trees like maples and Rhododendrons. The walk will also let you explore the local culture, the religious beliefs and an insight into the life of rural Nepal. The 21 days detailed itinerary will help you have a clearer look into the total journey.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The capital of the country, Kathmandu will be your first stop on the long journey. Kathmandu is a paradise where nature’s beauty congregates rich culture and heritage. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Monkey temple, the Hindu temple, and the Buddhist Shrine. Stroll the market areas of Kathmandu, enjoy the vivid colors of the city, the exotic views in the background, and the warm heart locals. Kathmandu is an ideal place to mingle with the Nepalese culture and the best place to try the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Make your day a happening one in the capital, spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Nepalgunj is the destination you will be traveling to from the capital. The journey is via road on wheels, through vivid landscapes, terraced farmlands, and small villages. While you reach Nepalgunj after an enjoyable drive, spend the rest of the day exploring the region. The Bhageshawari temple and the Lord Shiva temple are among the beautiful places in the region. You can also choose to enjoy a tanga ride to Rupadiya located on the Indian border.
Day 3: Nepalgunj to Rara Lake(2,980 meters/9,777 feet).
The journey to the exotic and beautiful Rara lake will take you via the Talcha. From Talcha it takes around 3 hours to reach the incredible lakeshore. Walk your way through the beautiful changing landscapes as you move further to your stop. After traveling for a couple of hours, you will get to witness amazing views of the calm lake.
The deep blue waters of the lake reflect the incredible mountains around you, a fairy tale picture it seems. Admire the beauty of the lake and spend the night in Rara lake.
Day 4: Rest Day
The Rara Lake is the largest lake in the country. Spend the day hiking up to the Murmatop. Murpatop offers the most amazing views of the Rara lake and you can also enjoy some incredible views of the Kanjiwora mountains. Hike down to Rara Lake to witness the beauty of the sunset and enjoy splendorous views of the moonlight reflected in the calm waters of the vast lake. Stay the night in Rara lake.
Day 5: Rara Lake(2,980 meters/9,777 feet) to Srikot (2,041 meters/6,696 feet).
The trek to Srikot comprises mostly of downhill walk through Khaptad, where you will get to see wide varieties of exotic birds and wild animals. Follow the trail to reach Murma and relax in the serene atmosphere. Indulge with the locals in their traditional outfits and enjoy their rich culture. The trail to Srikot from here will be an easy walk and you will cross the village of Bapeni, inhabited by peoples of different cultures. Walk your way to finally reach Srikot, where you will be spending the night
Day 6: Srikot (2,041 meters/6,696 feet) to Jhugala (1,141 meters/3,743 feet).
Today’s trek as well will take you through several villages giving you chance to have a peep in the local culture and daily lifestyle of the villagers. You will cross the village of Majchur, the largest of the area with many shops and lodges. Enjoy the market area of Majchur and follow the trail to land in Paukipani. The munching options in Paukipani are very tasty. Follow the trail along the river Khaytad Khola, cross few suspension bridges, enjoy the cascading waterfalls to reach Rega village, the confluence of Khaykad Khola and Karnali river. Follow the trail along the Karnali river to reach Jhugala where you will be staying the night.
Day 7: Jhugala (1,141 meters/3,743 feet) to Kolti (1,453 meters/4,767 feet).
Start the day with early breakfast and cross the river on a suspension bridge to enter the Bajura district. Follow the trail for an hour to cross the small village of Chepi before finally reaching Kurane Jugala. The trek runs along the Karnali river which takes you to Badhu Bagar passing through the Chuligadh. From here onward you will bid adieu to the Karnali river and walk along the banks of the Kundana river through a number of small villages to finally reach Kotli. It will take you around 8 hours in total, overnight in Kotli.
Day 8: Kolti (1,453 meters/4,767 feet) to Porakhe Lek (2,706 meters/8,878 feet).
The trail today mostly runs uphill where you will have to cross several small villages of Kumrakot, Anandanagar, Samal, and Pandusen before finally reaching Pirekot. Enjoy the wide variety of culture of the Pirekot region before resuming your journey through several other villages like Chadi Pani, Paurekhe Khad, and Angau Pani. The trail is narrow and slippery so you need to proceed with caution before reaching the hilltop village of Porakhe Lek. Sink in the enthralling panoramic views of the surrounding hills from Porakhe Lek, spend overnight here.
Day 9: Porakhe Lek (2,706 meters/8,878 feet) to Martadi (1,580 meters/5,183 feet).
The uphill walk to Martadi via Pugi Dami will take you through dense jungles, offering you a chance to gauge at wild animals and exotic birds. Cross the long bridges and rivulets to reach Damkane and moving forward from here you will reach the Chuti village. The downhill trail from Chuti along Budhi Nanda river will take you to your destination for the night Martadi, a large market town
Day 10: Martadi (1,580 meters/5,183 feet) to Dhuralsain (1,625 meters/5,331 feet).
Start the day early to first cross Gotwall Bata and following along the Bauli river you will cross Rapak and reach Saleghat. The route from here runs along the Bire Khola river through amazing waterfalls to reach the beautiful valley of Jadanga. follow on the trail to reach the beautiful hilltop village of Amakhot and savor the beauty of the flowing Budhi Ganga river from the top of the village. The trail from here passes through several small villages till you reach Dhuralsain, spend the night in Dhuralsain.
Day 11: Dhuralsain (1,625 meters/5,331 feet) to Laske Chaur (2,450 meters/8,098 feet).
The adventurous path today will take you through dense forests and small villages of Khudi, Buda Bada, Surkha Bazar, and Oli Gaun. Cross the villages and climb your way up to reach the Lama Gaun. The trail from here again passes through many dense forests and several other villages, enjoy the thrilling walk through jungles for about 8 hours to finally reach Laske Chaur. The Laske Chaur is located inside the Khaptad National park, overnight stay here.
Day 12: to Laske Chaur (2,450 meters/8,098 feet) to Khaptad (3,063 meters/10,049 feet).
You are already inside the area of the Khaptad National Park. Enjoy the denser forests and keep your eyes open to be amazed at the sights of exotic birds and variety of wild animals. Follow the uphill trek to climb to the top of a ridge and walk further to cross the pine trees covered the village of Bahualune Patan and then Pulpule. Follow the trail through grasslands to reach the headquarters of the national park, spend the night here.
Day 13: Rest and Exploration in Khaptad.
The journey was long and after two weeks of a straight walk, your body needs the rest. Khaptad National park is an ideal place to spend a day filled with serenity, prosperity, and optimism. Explore the region, visit the Khaptad Baba ashram, the Ganesh and Shiva temple, the Nagdhunga, and Kerdardhunga. Give your soul the much needed spiritual uplift, and enjoy the night stay here.
Day 14: Khaptad (3,063 meters/10,049 feet) to Simalpani (1,285 meters/4,215 feet)
After the relaxing day at the primary destination, Khaptad National Park, the journey starts towards the completion of the trek. Today you will enjoy a 6hours trek to Simalpani. Walk your way through the landscapes of rural Nepal and through the small villages. Explore the local culture and lifestyle of the villagers. The farmlands reflect upon the primary occupation of the people that is farming. Walk on the trail to finally reach Simalpni, you can enjoy a bath in the river flowing along. Spend the night in Simalpani.
Day 15: Simalpani (1,285 meters/4,215 feet) to Tamil (1,130 meters/3,707 feet)
The walk to Tamil from Simalpani will take around 3 hours to reach. Enjoy the short walk through rural Nepal and farmlands to finally reach Tamil. Today will be the last day of walking, spend the day exploring the Tamil village and enjoy a quaint night here.
Day 16: Drive from Tamil to Dhangadhi.
The walking journey comes to an end as you will reach Dhangadhi by road. Enjoy the vivid landscapes, and the terraced lands as you finally reach Dhandagahdi. Overnight stay in Dhandagadhi.
Day 17: Back to Kathmandu from Dhangadhi.
You have finally reached the capital yet again as you complete the journey filled with serenity and prosperity. Spend the day in Kathmandu doing souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home. Explore the sights you have missed out in the city. Try out some culinary dishes and spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final departure
This day marks the successful completion of the amazing journey you have experienced. The travel back home to resume the daily errands will be filled with remorse as the memories of Nepal will remind you of the magnificent journey. Plan your next adventurous trip in the country soon enough.