Simikot Rara Lake Trek

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 4100 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Flight

Trip Grade



17 Days

Trip Overview

(Listed on Steve Razetti’s Top 10 treks in the world.) Highest point: 4300m. This trek follows through the Southern Humla with incredible views of foothills, hills, mountains, lush forests to arid lands. The trail leads along the Karnali River, the longest river of Nepal touching various village settlements of ethnicities like Khasas, Thakuris, Brahmins, Byansis and occupational castes. It ends at Rara Lake, the biggest lake in Nepal which lies in the Rara National Park.

The area is a home for hundreds of species of trees, plants, birds and animals. This trek can also be done in reverse starting from Mugu or Jumla upwards. The alpine meadows and forests blended with the Khasa culture and village settings provide a unique experience of southern Humla where the Rara Lake adds spice making your trip memorable forever.

There is no direct air service from Kathmandu to Simikot, so travelers generally have to fly Simikot via Nepalgunj, the regional hub of Western Nepal. Nepalgunj-Simikot flight operates early in the morning, so we must stay a night in Nepalgunj to catch early


Day 01:     Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02:     A full day sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley
Day 03:     Fly to Nepalgunj (200m)
Day 04:     Fly to Simikot, (2950m)
Day 05:     Simikot to Gagru, (2650m)
Day 06:     Gagru to Gatya Khola, (2800m)
Day 07:     Gatya Khola to Pangkha, (2800m)(Via Margo La pass, 4300m)
Day 08:     Pangkha to Puma Lekh, (2800m)
Day 09:     Puma Lekh to Melchham (2800m)
Day 10:     Melchham to Darma, (2550m)
Day 11:     Darma to Changkheli (3800m)
Day 12:     Changkheli to Banwa (2500m)
Day 13:     Banwa to Rara, (2980m)
Day 14:     Explore Rara Lake
Day 15:     Rara Lake to Talcha Airport, (2800m)
Day 16:     Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.
Day 17:     Departure


Cost Includes

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu twin share with breakfast
  • Twin sharing basis hotel in Nepalgunj with Dinner
  • Guide, cook and kitchen support staff.
  • Mules or porters for luggage on the trekking.
  • All meals during the treks
  • All camping and cooking equipments.
  • All camping Charges.
  • Clients Airfare Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot & Talcha/Nepalgunj /Kathmandu.
  • Humla restricted area permit fee.
  • All travel expenses for Nepali staffs.
  • All pick up and drop services.
  • DDC tax.
  • All local official donations if any.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur) with tour guide

Cost Excludes

  • Insurance for Clients and Emergency Rescue and medicines and medicals.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Personal beverages.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic access baggage charge (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj weight limit is 20 kg and Nepalgunj to Simikot weight limit is 15 kg).
  • Sleeping bag & mattress during trip.
  • International flights.
  • Flight cancelations & its further more expenses
  • Tips


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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