Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Rara Jumla Traverse Trek

Explore the off beaten ancient trade route between Nepal-Tibet-India and experience the ambience of remote world in Rara Jumla Traverse Trek. The Rara Jumla Traverse Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Rara Jumla Traverse trek is for the people who want to escape from the crowded route like Everest Base Camp and experience the ambience of the natural environment. Our trekking begin from Jumla after short fly from Nepalgunj which leads through the ancient off beaten route formed by the traders who transport their goods from Tibet to Nepal and vice versa. The trail ends at Hilsa which is the last point to the border of Tibet.

Rara Jumla Traverse trek route is the rare trekking route in Nepal because of its remoteness, people and unique culture. We take you through the route exhibits the natural beauty of flora and fauna, centuries back settlement, spectacular Rara Lake (the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal Himalayas), beautiful river and stream, exhausting high passes and gorges, and the most interesting is a calm and peaceful environment. The upper part of the trekking route which is near to the border of Tibet are people of Tibetan cultured. This trekking route will really lead you to the deep meditation in the truly natural world of Himalayas.

Comparing to other trekking route such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, this trekking route provide basic food, accommodation and less comfort facilities. We make you experience of tent for the accommodation several days. This trek will experience you the basic comfort of the local people they are having in their daily lifestyle. You are offer by local foods and stay at local shelter. This trek could be customize according to clients available time. During this deep trekking in Rara Jumla Traverse trek, the warm welcoming smile of the local people will energize you every time you meet them on a way. This trek is also the means to get the knowledge about the self-realization and the real happiness of the human life. People in this region are far away from the modern comfort but the glow of happiness in their face beat the people of the modern world.

We the Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure will assist you to achieve your dream come true in this Rara Jumala Traverse Trek. Why you need our support in this region? This is the remote area where our local guide (staff of company) will provide you every necessities and take you to the destination with safety priority. Your expectation and safety is our first concern.

Highlights:

  • Off beaten route and the remote area of Himalayas
  • Natural attraction like Rara Lake (the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal Himalayas), flora and fauna, and the stunning view of Himalayas from the high passes.
  • Less touristic and under developed region but full of natural life.
  • Rural settlement of Tibetan culture, polite and welcoming nature local people

Trip Facts

Duration: 27 Days

Group Size: 2 - 10

Difficulty: Moderate

Altitude: 150m - 3720m

Accommodation: Teahouse/Tent

Season: Spring/Fall&Winter

Starting / Ending: Kathmandu

Transport : Private vehicle and flight

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, Hiking

Equipment: Basic trekking gear Permits: Rara National Park, Simitkot Special Permit, TIMS Card

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)
[Included meals: Bed]
Overnight at hotel


Day 02:

Kathmandu Heritage sightseeing
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel


Day 03:

Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492.126 ft.) 1hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 04:

Another scenic flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2350m/7709.974 ft.) 30 min
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 05:

Starting trek from Jumla to Nauri Ghat (2700m/8858.268 ft.) via Danphe Lagna pass (3691m/12109.58 ft.) 7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 06:

Trek from Nauri Ghat to Jharigaon (2672m/8766.404 ft.) crossing the Ghurchi Lagna pass (3447m/11309.06) 8-9hr walk 
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 07:

Trek to spectacular Rara lake (2290m/7513.123 ft.) 3hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 08:

Climb down to the village of Gamgadhi (2095m/6873.36 ft.) 4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 09:

Trek down to the Karnali river and climb up to reach Bam (2700m/8858.268 ft.) 5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 10:

Starting trek with gentle climb and finally long climb to Jogimara (3005m/9858.924 ft.) via Changkheli Lagna (3594m/11791.34 ft.) 7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 11:

Walking down for a first hour and trail gently climb up toward the Darma (2200m/7217.848 ft.) 6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 12:

Following the side by side route and final climb will reach to Apsia Lek (3195m/10482.28 ft.) 6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 13:

The trail mostly pass through the ridge of hills and final descend reach to Punkha Khola (3010m/9875.328 ft.) 7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 14:

The trail gently leads side by side and final river cross will reach to River Camp (2100m/6889.764 ft.) 4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 15:

Cross the bridge, follow the river bank and climb up to Simikot (2950m/9678.478 ft.) 4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 16:

Gentle climb at the initial trek and walk side by side hill and final drop down to Dharapuri (2300m/7545.932 ft.) 4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 17:

Following the trail along the river side to reach Kermi (2670m/8759.843 ft.) 3hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 18:

Trek through the trail which follows road side by side with gentle up to reach Yablang (3020m/9908.136 ft.) 5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 19:

Starting the trek with gentle climb and tracing the route aside the river will reach to Thumkot (3380m/11089.24 ft.) 5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 20:

Cross the freshwater river and trace the route which gradually depart from the river to reach Yari (3720m/12204.72 ft.) 5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 21:

Passing the Nara La pass (4620m/15157.48 ft.) and walk down mostly following the motor road to reach Hilsa (3380m/411089.24ft.) 6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 22:

Rest day at Hilsa and exploring the surroundings
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 23:

Retracing the same route to Thumkot (3380m/11089.24 ft.) 7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 24:

Retracing the same route to Kermi (2670m/8759.843 ft.) 6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 25:

Retracing the same route to Simikot (2950m/9678.478 ft.) 7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 26:

Scenic flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.) 50min– 60min
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 27:

Final departure day from Kathmandu
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 27 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Fight from KTM-Nepalgunj-Jumla while return Simikot-Nepalgunj-KTM for all members

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in basic teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Rara National Park Entry Permit for all members

+ Simikot Special Permit for all members

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porters

- Hot shower,wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

 

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 480 USD [20 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.


+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.


Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

 

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

 

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

 

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

 

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

 

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

 

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

 

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.


Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Duration
27 Day
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Far-West of Nepal
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
3720m
Walking
5-6hr
Accommodation
Teahouse&Tent
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