More species of birds (236) nest around Rara Lake than people visited in 2010 (170). Yet the largest lake in Nepal, ensconced within its smallest national park, is only three hours walk from an airstrip. It’s a beautiful, calm haven surrounded by forests, and a paradise for bird watchers. Mugu District was once part of the Malla or Khas kingdom of the Karnali River basin, which reigned between the 12th and 14th centuries. Artifacts abound – you may see ancient shrines to the local deity ‘Masta’, wooden effigies of spirits festooned with bells, flowers and cloth, and rock pillars etched with figures of the sun and the moon. Southern Mugu has rugged ranges forested with ancient blue pine, spruce and cedar, and is inhabited by Hindu Chhetris, Brahmins and Thakuris.
The northern reaches of Mugu are less frequented. As with Dolpa to the east and Humla to the west, it lies in a vast rain shadow zone. It is arid, less intensively farmed and sparsely populated with people of Tibetan origin. One of the more unusual drivers of the local economy is the medicinally valuable yarchagumba fungus, which grows out of the head of a caterpillar and can be worth over US$5000 per kilogram (about 10 times the average annual income of a Nepali).
The Great Himalaya Trail’s lower and upper routes make a crossroads at Rara Lake. From here, trekkers can head along the old salt route to Humla, the royal highway to the plains, or take any of several adventurous paths into neighboring Dolpa. While facilities are still basic, the area is an adventurer’s dream – authentic culture, a wealth of natural beauty and the trails largely yourself.
Trip Highlits:


16 Days 


Max. Elevation 






Fitness Level 




Camping Trek 


Group Size 

2-12 People 


Best Season 

Sep-Nov, Mar-May


Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj 1hrs/ Overnight at at Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Jumla Airport 40m. 2370m./overnight at Jumla.
Day 05: Trek to Danphe Kanga 3130m./6hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Chautha 2770m./6hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dotu 3190m./7hrs.
Day 08: Trek to RARA Lake 3040m./6-7hrs.
Day 09: Exploration Day
Day 10: Trek to Ghorasen 3271m./6-7hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Singa 2450m./6hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Jaljala Kharka 3350m./7hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Jumla 2370m./5hrs.
Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Extra/Reserve Day
Day 16: Departure
Note: Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.


Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
Trekking Porters, Kitchen boy, cook, sherpas
Necessary of mules, food and Kitchen/dining /camping gears
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent
Necessary of camping foods (tourist style), gas, stove
Tented accommodation during the trek (2 people=1 tent)
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.


International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)


Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swim wear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

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