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27 Days 26 Nights
Availability : Spring and Autumn
Thamel Kathmandu
Humla Yari Valley
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Rara Lake With Humla Yari Valley Trek

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 5106m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Walking as far west as Nepal is like going back to when the early Europeans began exploring the Himalayas. The locals will greet you with genuine curiosity. You will enjoy the connection to this place where very few westerners make an effort to visit. The region has an ancient political history as the seat of the first Malla Empire, and the stone and other building remains have been taken from almost every village.

The route from Dolpo is still a typical Nepali and Tibetan trade route. It leads directly to Nepal’s largest lake, Rara. From here, we cross the Great Himalayan range along the Karnali River and travel the impressive routes to Humla, the largest and most remote region in Nepal. And finally, the Tibetan border and east-west of the Great Himalayan Route (GHT). This trip marks the end of a remarkable and very unusual journey across Nepal as a whole Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) for those completing the entire Great Himalayan Trail. 

During this journey, there will be sections where the route is either very strange or poorly defined. Space in other parts of the camp will also be severely limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the trip due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, snow or trail, river water levels, or group movement. Your tour guide will advise you on any changes if this happens.

All GHT participants must be flexible and open-minded. GHT should be considered an experiment in the true sense of the word.

It is a 27-day trek to Muchu, Asia Lekh, Yari, and ten other places in Nepal. Our final phase of GHT begins with exploring the outstanding natural beauty; of Rara National Park, before crossing the Great Himalayan Range through landscapes covered with wildflowers and entering the Karnali tunnel to the Yari Valley and the Yari Valley Tibetan border. This is a very long journey. We are walking as far west as Nepal is like going back to when the early Europeans began exploring the Himalayas.

Trek Overview

  • Destination: Rara Lake and Yari Valley 
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 4949m 
  • No. of days: 27
  • Best seasons: Spring and autumn 
  • Group size: 1-15 Pax 

Trek Highlights

  • Explore remote western trails of Nepal in the final phase of GHT
  • Witness the beautiful state of Rara Lake
  • Explore the distant Yari Valley
  • Enjoy the fascinating history of the early Malla Empire with stones and other construction debris scattered across the valleys
  • A fully supported tent trip that includes three nutritious meals a day prepared by our chefs
  • Kathmandu sightseeing – Pashupatinath (a primary Hindu site) and a large Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath
  • Witness wildlife such as the black Himalayan bear, musk deer, red panda, mules, and 260 different species of birds.
  • You will also see a glimpse of a Nepali flat, a unique topography where one corner is ascent. On another corner, there is decent.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4428 ft.)
  • Day 02: Spare day in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4428 ft.)
  • Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (165 m/ 541 ft.)
  •  Day 04-05: Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla (3010m/ 9, 875 ft.) and rest day
  • Day 06-07: Trek to Khaligaon (3685 m/ 12, 090) and Khaligaon to Bulbule (3182 m/ 10, 440 ft.)
  • Day 08: Bulbule to Rara Lake (3010m/ 9875 ft.)
  • Day 09: Rara Lake to Karnali Riverside Camp
  • Day 10: Karnali riverside camp to Bam (2700m/ 8858 ft.)
  • Day 11: Bam to Jogimara (3005m/ 9859 ft.)
  • Day 12: Jogimara to Piplan (1700m/ 5577 ft.)
  • Day 13: Piplan to Apsia Lekh (3200 m/ 10, 500 ft.)
  • Day 14: Apsia Lekh to Punkha Khola
  • Day 15: Punkha Khola to Yanchu Khola
  • Day 16: Yanchu Khola to Simikot (2900m/ 9514 ft.)
  • Day 17: Simikot to Kermu (2300 m/ 7545 ft.)
  • Day 18: Kermu to Shinjungma (3620 m/ 11, 876 ft.)
  • Day 19-20: Shinjungma to Talung (4380m/) to Jang (3990 m/ 12, 795 ft.)
  • Day 21-23: Follow Limi River to Hilsa Tibetan border (3640 m/ 11, 877 ft.)
  • Day 24: Hilsa to Kermu (2300m/ 7545 ft.)
  • Day 25: Kermu to Simikot (2900 m/ 9514 ft.)
  • Day 26: Simikot to Kathmandu (1330 m/ 4363 ft.)  
  • Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu 

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
What to Expect
  • Explore remote western trails of Nepal in the final phase of GHT
  • Witness the beautiful state of Rara Lake
  • Explore the distant Yari Valley
  • Enjoy the fascinating history of the early Malla Empire with stones and other construction debris scattered across the valleys
  • A fully supported tent trip that includes three nutritious meals a day prepared by our chefs
  • Kathmandu sightseeing - Pashupatinath (a primary Hindu site) and a large Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath
  • Witness wildlife such as the black Himalayan bear, musk deer, red panda, mules, and 260 different species of birds.
  • You will also see a glimpse of Nepali flat, a unique topography where one corner is ascent. On another corner, there is decent.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4428 ft.)

Max. Altitude: Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428 ft.)

Meals Included: Dinner 

Our representative will meet you at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. You can immediately proceed to your chosen Kathmandu accommodation. You are free to spend the day any way you see fit. 

Some well-known eateries in Kathmandu can also be visited. Your guide will provide you with information on the walk in the afternoon. 

You will spend your night in Kathmandu in a hotel. You can also stroll around the streets to explore the nightlife in the city. 

Day 2: Spare day in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4428ft.)

Trip duration: Half-day

Maximum altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/ 4428ft.)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Our itinerary package includes a short tour to the Kathmandu valley before darting towards Bhadrapur. After breakfast, we will take you to UNESCO world heritage sites inside the Kathmandu valley. 

Since half day is not enough to visit all the heritage sites, we can take you to Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. 

Our representative will be at your place to pick you up. He will then drive you to Pashupatinath temple first. Pashupatinath temple is a sacred and religious place for Hindu pilgrims as well as devotees. 

After that, you will visit Boudhanath stupa, which takes about 20-25 minutes by four-wheelers from Pashupatinath temple. Bouddhanath stupa is again one of the religious places for Buddhists, yet people of all religions can visit. You can also do personal shopping on the way or during the visit. 

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (165 m/ 541 ft.)

Flight duration: 55 minutes 

Trek Duration:

Maximum altitude: 541 ft. 

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

A spectacular flight during the afternoon takes you to Mahendra Airport in Nepalgunj, the largest city in the tropical Terai, a region bordering the western border of Nepal and India. The drive to the hotel passes through the old village, which is a step backward into Nepal ‘ ancient’. Stay overnight in a comfortable and relaxed hotel. Ensure a good night’s sleep as you get up early the following day.

 

Day 04: Trek to Khaligaon (3685 m/ 12, 090) and Khaligaon to Bulbule (3182 m/ 10, 440 ft.)

Trek Duration: 8 hours each day 

Maximum altitude: 12, 090 ft. 

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

You will now start your journey from Total taking a route through some villages. The trail runs in a specific direction. It will be easier to navigate to meet the style of public life in the region. After about three hours, the trail goes up a bit. After traveling for about four hours through the small DanpheNangla (3691 m), you will reach the Khaligaon area.

The next day, you will be trekking from Khaligaon to Bulbule. The trail rises in a forest of pine and rhododendron trees, and other villages are visible along the route.

Day 8: Bulbule to Rara Lake (3010m/ 9875 ft.)

Distance covered: 8 km

Maximum altitude: 1860m

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel duration: 6 hrs.

After having breakfast, we will continue our trek. Leaving Jagta, we will cross a ridge that leads us to the village of Salleri. Then we will descend to Sirdibas and cross a long suspension bridge. We will ascend to Philim and cross the hillside. Finally, a steep climb after crossing the river takes us to Deng. You will have some leisure time left in the evening too so you can explore around the village interacting with local people.

Here you can have your best meal and make yourself comfortable staying overnight.

Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung

Distance covered: 15km

Maximum altitude: 2660m/8727.03ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 7-8 hrs

After you are done with your breakfast, you are ready to start today’s trek. Our destination is Namrung for today. You create your walk through the bamboo trees and reach Deng. Moving forward, you will witness the swing bridge which you have to cross through. On the way, you can observe white-faced monkeys coming to villages in search of food.

The stream then leads to many landslips areas. So, here you should tell me more carefully as you walk and more alert to your guide’s command for your security. After the landslip area, you will head towards Namrung.

After an hour of your walk on an uneven line, you will hike to the beautiful village of Namrung, which is at the altitude of 2260m. You can now enjoy locally available tea, some different cuisines.

You will stay here overnight.

Day 7: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaun

Distance covered: 17.2km

Maximum altitude: 3540m/11614.17ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 9-10 hrs

Today is the 8th day of your trek. You may need time to adapt to the altitude as we are climbing high day by day. As your tour starts, you will be fascinated with the magnificent view of Manaslu. You will trek to the easy path leading to Shyapla. The beautiful pine and rhododendron trees will always come your way. After an hour’s walk from Shyapla, you reach Sama Gaun.

Sama Gaun is a beautiful village where you can witness typical settlements and yak grazings; mountain views might fade away.

You will stay overnight in Sama Gaun.

Day 8:Adaptation Day – Side trip to either Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Basecamp

Maximum altitude: 4400m/14435.7ft

Today is your adaptation day. As we are climbing higher elevations day by day, we need to prevent ourselves from altitude sickness. That is why we have Adaptation Day. So today, we will hike to Pungyen Gompa on the east of Nubri Valley. Today you can bring your meals and have them when you feel necessary. For two hours, you will walk across the river, which will keep you busy for a while.

Then to the hills, you will get to see the fantastic view of Manaslu. Also, by the side, yak pastures will excite you. As told, you will have an alternative to trek for Manaslu Base Camp, which is on the Northern side. You can also follow the track to the Birendra Tal and turn left to the basecamp path.

Now you will get to climb the stable paths where you can feel altitude sickness like difficulty breathing. For that, you need to walk slow and keep your body hydrated. Beginning slowly, you will hike to Manaslu glacier to basecamp at 14435.7ft and return.

As another alternative, you can also trek to Birendra Tal, which is a short distance from Sama Gaun. This alternative is good if you feel altitude sickness and feel the necessity to rest.

Day 9: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo

Distance covered: 16.4km

Maximum altitude: 3690m/12106.3ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 9-11 hrs.

On your 10th day of the trek, your destination will be Samdo. We need to be more careful on our walk and stroll as we are at a high altitude. Here you witness yak grazing, varieties of birds, and beautiful nature.

On the other walk, you get to cross the bridge of Budi Gandaki. Then you reach white Kani, the neighboring village of Samdo. After a while, you call our destination Samdo. Once you get there, you can tour other nearby towns and trek to Samdo Peak as per your desire. You can also hike to Tibetan border if you have time.

You get a beautiful chance to stay overnight in Samdo

Day 10:Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala

Distance covered: 11.7km

Maximum altitude: 4460m/14633ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 8-9 hrs.

Coming to the 12th day of your trek, it is becoming more daring and exciting as you walk into the higher altitude. As you want to enjoy every bit of your journey, you need to take care of yourself to prevent high altitude.

Hence, it would help if you looked after your body postures, signs carefully. You reach Dharmasala by amusing yourself with majestic views of series of Himalayas and trek slowly to the uneven landscape of the Manaslu region.

Day 11: Trek from Dharmasala to Larkya La Pass (5106m) to Bhimthang (3590m)

Distance covered: 11.3km

Maximum altitude: 5106m/16751.97ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 7-8 hrs.

Today is the most adventurous day of your trek as you will climb to the highest altitude of your trip. On this day, you will hike to Larkya La Pass, which is situated at 5160m. If it’s snowing, then it can be pretty daring due to bad weather conditions. You need to be early for this trek as you need to cross Larkya La Pass before the afternoon. Do not forget this is the most daring part of your journey, but if you manage to stabilize yourself during the walk, you can successfully cross the Pass.

After you manage to stand at the Pass, you will feel more soothing as you get to observe majestic views, views of Himlung situated at 7126m near Tibet. Not only that, you too get to watch Kang Guru at 6981m and Annapurna II at 7937m in the beautiful range of Annapurna.

When you are done spending your time with the beautiful views at the Pass, you will now move down three hours watching the views of ice blocks and glaciers to Bimthang and stay overnight.

Day 12: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani

Distance covered: 12 km

Trek Duration: 7 hrs

Maximum altitude: 1963m

Giving a farewell to Manaslu Region, we will head towards Dharapani. Today is our last day of the trek. We will descend from Bhimthang through the yak pastures. Then we will cross a bridge down the Dudh Khola which takes us down to the rhododendron forest. The trail takes us down to the beautiful rhododendron forest. After reaching Tilije village, we will hike uphill and enter Dharapani.

Dharapani is the major starting point of many treks of this region. Overnight stay in Dharapani

Day 13: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Distance covered: 234 km

Time duration: 9 to 10 hrs

This is the last day of your trip. After the long journey of thirteen days, you are returning to Kathmandu, packing all your beautiful memories with you. You can get a direct bus to Kathmandu from Dharapani. You can take snack breaks as per your demand and have a comfortable drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Day 14: Departure:

Meals: Breakfast.

Today after breakfast, we will transfer you to the TIA. If you have spare time before the departure time, you can also visit some nearby places.

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FAQ

Are there any cancellation fees?

There are no additional cancellation fees applicable to this GHT Rara Lake & Yari Valley tour. You can cancel a visit up to 70 days before departure and avoid paying the total amount, but your deposit paid is not refundable. No refunds can be canceled within 69 days of departure

What is the travel insurance you should have?

You must have adequate and effective travel insurance that covers medical and personal risks, including the cost of return and emergency evacuation. 

What are the requirements for VISA in Nepal?

On this trip to GHT Rara Lake & Yari Valley, obtaining the required visas is a burden for each traveler, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend checking with your local ambassadors representing the countries you visit as part of this tour.

What if you are a solo traveler?

The twin room may not be as accessible to travelers as several people on the trip. If you have selected a twin sharing room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. One room may be available for an additional fee.

Where will I be accommodated?

During your time in Kathmandu, you will find a hotel for yourself, and during the trek, we will be camping, or if found any lodge, we will be staying there.

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