Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Jeep tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge
  • Group Size: 2-6
  • Max Elevation: 2,990 m
  • Experience an Exhilarating 4WD through the remote and unspoiled areas of Nepal including Jumla, Mugu, Kalikot and Sinja Valley
  • Explore the largest freshwater lake in Nepal’s Himalayas, Rara Lake
  • Witness breathtaking mountain peaks, serene green hills, and awe-inspiring landscapes
  • Traverse/Drive through Rara National Park and experience diverse species of floras and faunas
  • Enjoy boating on Rara Lake and get refreshed with wilderness

 Rara Lake Jeep Tour is renowned for its thrilling adventure with 4WD Jeep to the largest freshwater lake in Nepal’s Himalayas. Board on Rara Lake Jeep Tour and explore the serene freshwater Rara Lake and its astoundingly serene surrounding with mesmerizing mountain

panoramas. Rara Lake Jeep Tour takes you to less explored and unspoiled remote areas of Nepal including Jumla, Sinja Valley, Mugu, and Kalikot.

These remote areas located in Karnali province of Nepal offer you plenty of opportunities to experience a typical rural life, ancient history and civilization, and a completely isolated and solitary section of life in the wild nature. Definitely, you will get refreshed and thrilled being miles away from the hectic and so–called modern life along with an adventurous jeep ride. Exploring Rara National Park will be an astonishing experience during Rara Jeep Tour.

The national park is protected by Nepali Army. The national park shelters numerous species of floras and faunas. These include 1074 species of floras, of which 16 are endemic 51 species of mammals, and 214 species of birds. More specifically, Himalayan birch, juniper, spruce, pine, and rhododendron make your jeep ride and a short walk to Rara Lake more exciting and memorable.

Once you step into the core area of Rara Lake, you will be enthralled by a giant freshwater lake surrounded by green hills and silver-shining mountain peaks all around. You can take a short walk and can enjoy boating on the lake which will be another part of the adventure during the Rara Lake Jeep Tour.

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More about Rara Lake and its Surrounding

Rara Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Nepal’s Himalayas. The lake is located in Rara National Park which stretches in Mugu and Jumla district of Karnali province. The national park extends to 106 square kilometers. Rara Lake situates at an elevation of 2,990 m (9,810 ft), owns a water surface of 10.8 km 2 (4.2 sq mi), has a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km

(1.7 mi) wide. Interestingly, the color of the water changes five times a year according to the different seasons. The lake is encircled by serene hills and mountains including Chuchemara Danda at 4,087 meters and Murma at 3630m, Saipal Mountain of the Himalayan Range. It takes around 5 hours to walk around the lake. During the summer season, migratory birds from Siberia are found in this lake. One can explore the lake with beautiful exciting boating.

What will be the road like?

The road we use initially is East-West Highway and then Ratna Rajmarg. The rest of the road will be rural roads which will be roughly graveled. The road from Kathmandu to Kohalpur via Trishuli River, Mugling, and Butwal is okay. However, the road from Kathmandu to Chitwan is not wide enough and transportation, sometimes, gets disturbed due to heavy traffic and accidental cases. After Kohalpur, we follow Ratna Rajmarg and then the country roads. Yes, there are rough country roads that are only graveled so the Rara Lake Jeep Tour will be adventurous. But it doesn’t mean that the drive will be risky. Regardless of some rocky and rough sections of roads while approaching Rara Lake, there won’t be any inconveniences during Rara Lake Jeep Tour. The drives are highly experienced and the condition of the jeep will fairly be good.

What will be the jeep like?

 For Visit Different part of Nepal by  The jeeps will be 4WD in Nepal  which can function more reliably even if the road is rocky, rough, and muddy. The Jeep can be shared by 7-8 people, comfortably/preferably by 7 people. This is sharing basis jeep. If you want a private jeep for your family/relatives and friends, you can book it which will be more convenient for you because you are going to enjoy this adventure independently as you wish because it is private. It also can be flexible.

Preparations for Rara Lake Jeep Tour

It is not necessary to prepare as you do prepare for a particular trekking trip. You only need to walk for 1-2 hours at the final section of this tour while approaching Rara Lake. Otherwise, you will be driving with a jeep and staying overniuseght at a local lodge/teahouse.

Just be with flexible and comfortable apparel to travel 8-10 hours in a jeep on average. You will have some stops on the way for toilets, snacks, and lunches. Don’t forget that you have to walk for around 2 hours while approaching Rara Lake and you have to prepare hiking equipment

like poles, boots, trousers, hats, sunglasses, water bottles and so on. Best Weather for the Tour The months Sept-Nov and Mar-May are the best months of the year for the best weather for Rara Lake Jeep Tour. The rainy and winter months are not favorable for this jeep tour since the

final portion of the road is a rough country road and the jeep can operate its service if it is snowy and rainy. These months Sept-Nov and Mar-April offer all the travelers’ finest weather of the year that will completely support every step of drive and walk to make it more astonishing and successful. The views are breathtaking, the temperature is moderate and the roads and trails are fair enough. So, go with either Autumn( Sep-Nov) or Spring ( Mar-May).

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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the airport representatives from “Magic Expedition” will be displaying the nameplate with your name and our company name just opposite the arrival. Once they see you, they greet you and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we complete office formalities including the short orientation regarding the trip you are undertaking the next day. At the same time, you will have a short talk with the guide. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

You will be received by jeep from the hotel you stay in Kathmandu and head for Kohalpur. We drive along the East-West Highway passing through Mugling and Butwal. We also drive through Banke National Park. After a long drive of more than 12 hours, we arrive at Kohalpur and stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lodge
  • Kohalpur

Drive through rural topography, local villages, beautiful landscapes and green hills for 7-8 hours. You will truly enjoy this portion of drive from Kohalpur to Manma, the district headquarter of Kalikot district. You will follow Ratna Rajmarg today. Stay overnight at local lodge at Manma.

  • Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Manma

Today, you will drive to Sinja and Nagma Valley. These valleys are popular for their ancient history and civilization. Next, you will undertake a short walk for 1-2 hours to Rara Lake. You will be astonished to see a massive Rara Lake in the lap of green hills and silver-shining mountain peaks. Stay overnight at a local lodge.

  • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Nagma Valley

Have a beautiful breakfast with fresh rays of sun and serene surroundings. Now, go to explore Rara Lake with a boat. You will be sailing the boat and exploring the entire lake. Along with the tranquil lake, you will witness the Saipal mountain range. Relax and take a short walk around the lake and celebrate the bliss of wilderness. Stay overnight at a local lodge.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Lodge
  • Nagma Valley

Drive along the same road back to Manma with beautiful memories and photographs you have made. Stay overnight at local lodge at Manma. If you have some spare time, you can take a short walk around Manma and explore local villages.

  • lunch
  • Lodge
  • Manma

Drive back to Kohalpur along the same road passing via local settlements, green hills, and beautiful landscapes. Stay overnight at the lodge at Koholpur.

  • Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Koholpur

Drive back to Kathmandu through Butwal, Chitwan and Mugling. Drive alongside of Trishuli River and arrive in Kathmandu. Check in Hotel and stay overnight. Don’t miss to enjoy farewell dinner with us.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Upon arrival and departure, pick up and drop off
  • Overlanding throughout the entire journey in private jeep
  • a certified and knowledgeable guide
  • international airfare and travel protection
  • Lunch and dunner  
  • tips for the  driver and guide
  • Any type of alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses
  • Any additional fees incurred as a result of any unforeseeable events.
  • Entry permit 

Useful Info

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Rara Jeep Tour is between September and November, and between March and May, when the weather is dry and clear and the vistas are fantastic.

Itinerary: The Rara Jeep Tour usually begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Surkhet, then to Kalikot, and lastly to Rara Lake. The route passes through rural communities, lush forests, and steep mountain passes.

Accommodation: You will be staying in simple teahouses or tents during the excursion. The teahouses offer basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and hot meals, whereas tents are set up at camping areas surrounding Rara Lake.

Permits: Before embarking on the Rara Jeep Tour, you must obtain the proper permits. The Rara National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card are examples of this.

Altitude: The highest point of the Rara Jeep Tour is roughly 3,500 meters, thus good acclimatization is required to avoid altitude sickness.

Physical fitness is required for the Rara Jeep Tour, which is a moderately difficult adventure activity that needs a reasonable level of physical fitness. It entails long drives on rugged mountain roads, brief climbs, and camping in remote locations.