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Western Frontiers and Rara Lake

Though the far western region of Nepal is rarely visited it offers outstanding scenic beauty and cultural diversity. Basically the area is quiet rarely visited due to its inaccessibly, its solitude, remoteness and

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Trekking company: Actual Adventure Private Limited
Duration:23 days
Activity:Trekking and Sightseeing
Best season:April to august, Sep to Nov
Cost of Trek:As upon request
Maximum Altitude:4300 m
Minimum group size:Two People

Though the far western region of Nepal is rarely visited it offers outstanding scenic beauty and cultural diversity. Basically the area is quiet rarely visited due to its inaccessibly, its solitude, remoteness and wilderness makes the effort worthwhile.

Rara National Park is the home to astonishing Rara Lake, and the area has able to maintain its originality for many years. We have designed our itinerary following the same route as our Great Himalaya Trail section, and have received much allocation which urged us to add it in our regular trekking program as a standalone trek in its own term.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will start the day by visiting Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped temple with tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where the dead bodies are cremated. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha.  . In the afternoon we will drive to Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their antique and exquisite carvings. From here we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).  After this we will pay our visit to Swoyambhunath temple which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj

After having our lunch we will take an hour flight through the Himalayas to Nepalgunj. While flying you will left with awe with the magical panorama of Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Dolpo. Nepalgunj is situated close to Indian border and is quite hot. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 4: Fly to Gangadhi and trek to Rara Lake.

Day 5: Rest day to explore Rara Lake.

Day 6: Trek to Karnali.

Day 7: Trek to Bam.

Day 8: Trek to Jogimara.

Day 9: Trek to Piplan.

Day 10-11: Trek to Punkha Khola.

Day 12-13: Trek to Simikot.

Day 14-17: Trek to Yari.

Day 18: Rest and exploration day at Yari.

Day 19-21: Retrace your path back to Simikot.

Day 22: Fly back to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.

Day 23: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey

Cost Includes

  • 3star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Government licensed Trekking guide and Crew boy
  • Cook,kitchen boys,spare boys if required
  • Porters equipment & sleeping tent and their wages
  • Airport picks up and drops
  • Foods and Accommodation in tents while you are camping trek
  • Foods during the trek, 3 meals a day with tea coffee
  • 2 men tent, Dinning tent/kitchen tent, toilet tent Foam mattress, while you are camping trek
  • All necessary kitchen utensils and tables, chairs
  • National Park fee, TIMS Permit
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff and porters during the trip
  • Flight or Local transport to KTM-NEPALGUNG-JUPHAL- KTM
  • Special trekking (RESTRICATED AREA) permit.

Cost excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal trekking warm clothes, sleeping bag
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket.
  • Alcohol, beverages & telephone calls
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Tips (end of the trip) for your trekking staff and porters.
  • If bad weather and other natural disasters circumstance makes your trip longer than our estimate itinerary and the cost will be extra

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