Rara Lake Trek is without a doubt one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. It is one of Nepal’s largest lakes. Thousands of visitors come to the lake each year from all over the world. It is a good trekking destination because it is surrounded by green hills and Rara National Park. Rara Lake is also enhanced by the view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. This enthralling trek to Rara Lake is located in Nepal’s remote northwest. The trek begins in a bustling capital city and ends in a remote part of Jumla. You’ll pass through some interesting villages along the way, including Gorusingha, Sija, and Jaljala, before arriving at Rara Lake, a peaceful haven. Rara Lake Trek is also located in Rara National Park, which is one of the most fascinating national parks to visit if you want to see a variety of wildlife. Several blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests can be found in the national park. Himalayan Black Bears, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Pandas have all been seen in these forests. More than 200 different species of colourful birds and butterflies can be found in these forests.
Rara National Park is named after the scenically extraordinary lake at its heart and Nepal’s largest, whose crystalline waters lie at an altitude of 2990 metres. The park, which is surrounded by coniferous forests and has the Himalayas’ snow-capped peaks as a backdrop for the ages, preserves not only the lake’s beauty and charm but also much of the central Himalaya’s diverse flora and fauna.
As a result, it provides a wonderful opportunity to explore a panoramic and serene region that appears to be a living version of one of Maxfield Parrish’s breathtakingly beautiful and mystical paintings.nThe Rara Lake trek is one of the most unique and interesting trekking experiences available, focusing on communing with Nepal’s forests and lakeland rather than the more typical trekking fare of precipitous mountain trails.
The trek winds peacefully through glades of juniper, spruce, and pine, with the ever-present Himalayan peaks embellishing the view on one side and the pristine waters of Rara Lake adding their own reflective gifts on the other. The trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by another flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla the next day.
Over the next few days, we hike up through Sinja Valley and along mountain trails to Rara Lake, our main destination. We stay and eat in a mix of teahouses and private homestays along the way, lending a cultural touch that adds to the experience’s unique aspects. After completing our circuit of the lake, the trek returns to Jumla for the return journey to Kathmandu.
Rara Lake Trekking is without a doubt one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. It is one of Nepal’s largest lakes. Thousands of visitors come to the lake each year from all over the world. It is a good trekking destination because it is surrounded by green hills and Rara National Park. Rara Lake is also enhanced by the view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
This enthralling trek to Rara Lake is located in Nepal’s remote northwest. The trek begins in a bustling capital city and ends in a remote part of Jumla. You’ll pass through some interesting villages along the way, including Gorusingha, Sija, and Jaljala, before arriving at Rara Lake, a peaceful haven.
Rara Lake Trek is also located in Rara National Park, which is one of the most fascinating national parks to visit if you want to see a variety of wildlife. Several blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests can be found in the national park. Himalayan Black Bears, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Pandas have all been seen in these forests. More than 200 different species of colourful birds and butterflies can be found in these forests.
Surprisingly, Rara Lake has some of the bluest water in the world, but it changes colours three times a day and the background of the lake changes as well. The Rara Lake Trekking route is less travelled and off the beaten path. As a result, it is an excellent choice for those seeking solitude and communion with nature.
Throughout the trek, you will encounter very different and unique cultures and panoramas that are not found anywhere else in Nepal. This stunning high-altitude lake is surrounded by pine, alpine meadows, juniper, and spruce forests, with the majestic Himalayan snow-capped peaks in the background.
In the winter, the ridges surrounding the lake are often blanketed in snow, giving the lake a heavenly appearance. Prepare to be wowed by the beauty of serene Rara Lake’s off-the-beaten-path and wilderness.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
TREKKING GEAR LIST
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear|
|Fleece Cap||Mid Weight Trek Top|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear||Down Sleeping Bag (-10°C to -20°C)|
|Trekking Pants||Headlamp (Rechargeable Batteries)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants||Trekking Pole|
|TRAVEL NECESSITIES||HANDS AND FEET|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Fleece Gloves|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Duffle Bag (Optional)||Trekking Shoes|
|Valid Passport||Trekking Socks|
|PP Size Photo (2 Copies)||Flipflop|
|Insurance Paper||Gaiters (we notify you, if required)|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol & Antibiotics||Water Bottle|
|Handy Plast & Crepe Bandage||Thermos|
|Iodine Tincture||Water Filter (optional)|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Shampoo|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the climb with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
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I’ve been on two trips with them so far, Annapurna circuit trek and Island peak expedition. If you are planning any high altitude or extreme adventure in the Himalayas, then Protek is the team to be with. They have the knowledge and power to keep you safe all the way to the summit…
Will be back next year with you guys for another climb! Cheers!
I recently completed the trek to Everest Base Camp with Protrek Adventure and it was a truly fantastic experience. Their extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas and the experience in mountaineering is truly inspiring. The arrangements were absolutely flawless and it was a great experience overall. Looking forward for many more trips with you in the future!
Very nice trekking agency. They perfectly organized for us trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in February 2020. They are open to participants’ ideas and suggestions, and there is a very friendly atmosphere during the trek. I would highly recommend 🙂
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