WONDERFUL RARA [BHRP] [ 2N 3D] [FAR-WESTERN REGION]

It's a 2 Night 3 Days holiday package for those people who want to see Rara lake staying at the luxury resorts available and travelling by flights at an economic cost.

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33,789.00

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VAT (13%) 3,887.00
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TOTAL NPR 33,789.00

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Overview

Rara Lake (Rara Tal/Mahendra Tal) is the biggest freshwater lake in the Nepalese Himalayas. With a circumference of about 13 km, it is the largest lake in Nepal. It is also termed the queen of the lakes. Situated at an altitude of 2990 m in Jumla and Mugu Districts of Karnali Province a remote northern part of the western region of Nepal.

 

Rara Lake was described by Bill Greer founder of GORP as "a shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks". As described by Bill Greer, it is an idyllic place with alluringly clear water surrounded by green hills and a protected forest. The water of a Lake is crystal clear mirroring the surrounding view of the snowcapped mountains and hills. An impressive snow-capped panorama of peaks such as the Chuchemare peak, Ruman Kand and Malika Kand overshadows the scene on the crystal clear waters of the lake.

 

Taking a boat trip in the lake will give you the most captivating mirror image of the Hills and mountains. Imagine being near the Lake overnight on a full moon. How amazing it would be to see the beautiful reflection of the full moon.

 

The region around Jumla and Lake Rara is still relatively unexplored and untouched as Air is the only mode of transportation for the tourists visiting the lake. Rara Lake is connected by Talcha Airport, which is 4 km east of the lake, with flights from Nepalgunj. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Rara Lake from the airport on foot. If you cannot walk then mules can carry you there. The road to Rara Lake is still without any of the comfortable services and it is not an easy trek. However, once you overcome the obstacles, the rewards are incomparable natural splendor, untouched villages, blissful quietness, and a soul-touching aura of this Stunningly beautiful place. 

 

Summer is quite pleasant but winter is cold. In winters the temperatures are mostly below zero degrees Celsius and there are heavy snowfalls that block the high passes. The high passes become accessible from April to June when the temperature rises until the monsoon starts. The monsoon season, which in this region occurs between July to October, is short. The average rainfall in ten years was 800 mm. September and October are excellent time for visiting the Rara national park. In summer rainfall is low, and ideal for trekking, and in the autumn season, trekkers are rewarded with a profusion bloom of alpine flowers. During November and April, many species of birds visit the National Park during their seasonal migration. 

 

This mirror Lake has become a gem of Rara National Park which is the smallest National Park. The pivotal of Rara National Park is the pristine Rara Lake. The National Park of Rara is ideal for hikers, birdwatchers, and nature lovers.

 

This region is said to be where the Nepalese language has originated. Some medieval history of Chhetri and Khas culture is there.  Hike to the nearby hills covered with juniper bushes closer to the mountains and see the lake from the high hills. Stroll around the big lake on the road, watching the wildflowers or a rare bird. Meet the beautiful locals and learn their culture and heritage.

 

In the Rara National Park, you can see more than 500 different flower species, 20 different mammal species, and 214 bird species. The snow trout is one of the registered fish species and also hosts three of the six endemic fish species: Schizothorax Macrophthalmus, Schizothorax Nepalensis, and Schizothorax Raraensis. According to the study, the Rara National Park is an important habitat for the endangered red panda. The park’s rich vegetation supports a variety of species such as musk deer, Himalayan black bears, leopards, jackals, Himalayan Thar, red panda endangered, the martin yellow neck, the wild dog, the wild boar, the common langur, the rhesus monkey, and the common otter.

 

In winter there are countless parks in varieties of birds such as Coots, Great Crested Grebes, Black-necked Grebes, Pochard Red Hood, Mallards, Teal, Sawyer, and Seagulls. At certain seasons migratory waterbirds and Gallinaceae birds can also be observed.

 

Lake Rara was declared a Ramsar site under the Ramsar Convention (the convention on wetlands established by UNESCO) in September 2007 and covers 1,583 hectares (6.11 square miles), including the surrounding area. Rara Lakes' visit will give you the soul-searching experience to be more with yourself. Its beauty will mesmerize you and its solitude and serenity will give you peace. Your “Visit Nepal” will be incomplete bypassing this beautiful Lake.

 

Hotel Details
Included Flights
Flight Details
  • KATHMANDU

    09:35 am

  • NEPALGUNJ

    11:40 am

  • NEPALGUNJ

    06:05 pm

  • KATHMANDU

    07:00 pm

Itinerary
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Fly from Kathmandu to Rara Via Nepalgunj
  • Airport Pick Up And Drop To Hotel

    Flying from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and take Connecting Flight to Rara / Talcha Airport. And Start your hike from Rara Airport.

  • Free time around Rara Lake

    You will have free time on your own, near Rara Lake.

  • Full Board

    Dinner at the hotel and Overnight stay at the Resort.


Day 2 - Explore Rara & Murma Village Hiking
  • Free time around Rara Lake

    Next Morning, we explore around Rara lake and go for Murma top Hiking.

  • Full Board

    Dinner at the hotel and Overnight stay at the Resort.


Day 3 - Rara - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Breakfast at the hotel

    Early Morning Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Travel from Resort to Talcha Airport

    Hike from Rara Eco Resort to Talcha Airport.

  • Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu with Buddha Air.

Inclusion/Exclusion
inlcusion
 
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Talcha RoundTrip Airtickets [ All by Flights]
  • Accommodations in  star Resort Available
  • Free time around Rara Lake & Murma Top Hiking
  • Full board in Rara
exclusion
  • Anything which is not included
Trip Notes

Passports, visas, and entry requirements

 PASSPORT

A valid passport is required for you to travel internationally. Similarly, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity remaining to travel in most countries. We recommend you take copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well. And also please ensure that the name on your passport and airline ticket matches exactly.

 VISAS

Entry necessities can alternate at any time. Visas can take several weeks to process, so make sure you research the requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for obtaining any necessary documents as well as the application and processing time.

 NEPAL :

All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic kiosks that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival". You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only). Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at the time of writing:

- Multi-entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30

- Multi-entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50

- Multi-entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125

Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.

 

Medical and health information

GENERAL HEALTH

Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. Consider whether you may be in a vulnerable category for COVID-19. See your doctor or travel clinic to have a basic health check-up, ask if your travel plans may affect your health, and plan any vaccinations you need. Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.

Vaccination Policy

All travelers on Nepal trips (outside Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travelers on trips, including in Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

AIR POLLUTION:

Air quality in Nepal can be poor, especially in winter. Some towns, including Kathmandu, experience very high levels of seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution. Seek medical advice if you're concerned about the effects of air pollution.

MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES:

Malaria and Dengue fever are a risk in various parts of Nepal. Mostly, during the monsoon season. Protect yourself against insect bites by wearing clothing that covers as much skin as possible, including repellent while sleeping under a net.

MEDICAL FACILITIES AND TREATMENT:

Healthcare services are unevenly distributed across the country and access to care in some areas may be limited. Healthcare in Kathmandu generally meets international standards but healthcare throughout the rest of the country may be inadequate. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Hospitals in Nepal typically require upfront payment in cash or credit card, regardless if you have travel health insurance.

 

Food and dietary requirements

FOOD IN NEPAL:

In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets. Nepal caters very well to vegetarians and vegans with almost all restaurants having a veg section on the menu.

Accommodation

 

Transport

LUGGAGE LIMITS:

Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.

ROAD TRAVEL:

Roadwork and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and highways between destinations. Road travel can also be disrupted due to demonstrations and strikes without warning. Major roadworks are currently ongoing in and around Kathmandu and the roads to Chitwan National Park. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions, and dust are a reality of road travel in Nepal.

MONSOON:

The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS:

There have been a number of air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for including internal flights in Nepal, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air.

Money matters

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when traveling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park), and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.

Packing

You are responsible only for the personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail. Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.

- Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, trip notes

- Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance, and air tickets

- Spare passport photos

- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card

- Money belt

- Small padlocks

- Personal first-aid kit

- Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)

- Electrical adapter plug

- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes

- Insect repellent

- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat, and sunglasses

- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)

- Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required)

- 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain)

- Refillable water bottle

- Phrasebook

- Warm clothes - when traveling in cooler climates

- Wind and waterproof jacket

- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks

- Camera/phone (with charger)

- Binoculars

Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly and possibly foggy in the early mornings, with temperatures dropping down to a minimum of around 0ºC on some days. A warm, windproof jacket will be required.

Climate and seasonal information

Nepal's climate varies greatly depending on the season:

JUN - SEP: the monsoon rains (mostly at night) bring landslides in regional areas. Cloud cover often obscures mountain views with rain, mud, and leeches deterring most trekkers at this time of year. Treks running in September can be hot and very humid at lower altitudes.

MAR-APR: Spring brings warm weather and spectacular rhododendron blooms. A popular time to visit and one of the peak times to trek.

OCT - NOV: Clear skies and warm days make autumn the peak season.

DEC - FEB: Winter brings cold temperatures and snow to the mountains. Good trekking, but remember to rug up.

Phone and internet access

Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas, with some also offering in-room WIFI, sometimes for an additional fee.

Group Leader

The goal of the group leader is to make your travels easier and to help you have the best trip possible. Have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects.

Safety

We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while traveling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash, and other valuable items. Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy.

Strikes :

Strikes happen on a very frequent basis in Nepal. Most, but not all, of the recent strikes are political in nature and are generally called for the night before with little or no warning. If you arrive as a tourist during a busy political time of year there's a strong chance you might not be able to travel the country as much as you would normally.

 

INSURANCE:

 Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or before your trip. Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.

FESTIVALS:

The weather is not the only factor when thinking about when to go to Nepal. This Himalayan nation has a rich history, which can be discovered through its festivals. Nepal’s festival calendar fills every month of the year with colorful celebrations that offer interesting insights into the local culture. Stumbling onto a local festival may prove to be the highlight of your travels in Nepal – and given the sheer number of them, you’d be unlucky not to. Festivals may be Hindu, Buddhist, animist, or a mix of all three. Traveling in Nepal during Holi Festival (28-29 March 2021, 27-28 March 2022), can at times be dangerous due to revelers consuming intoxicating substances. The day is often associated with physical violence and danger. Traveling during the Hindu festival Diwali (4 November 2021, 24 November 2022) can also be dangerous. During this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks.

Culture shock

Not all cultures share the same beliefs and values. These differences can cause severe culture shock. Some culture shocks that travelers might find while traveling in Nepal are:

 Don’t assume people speak your language. In cultures where you don’t speak the language, simple tasks suddenly become more complicated- like riding a bus or ordering food at a restaurant.

Some Asian cultures such as Indian, Korean, and Chinese openly spit on the sidewalk same with Nepal.

In some Asian countries such as Thailand, India, Nepal, and some Muslim countries such as Morocco, using water and your hands, not toilet paper, is considered much cleaner than using toilet paper.

There is poverty all over the world but it never seems real until you experience it firsthand. There is a number of homeless beggars and slums in Nepal. There are piles of the garbage next to rivers, people sleeping in gutters, and meat being butchered on a tarp next to the street.

 After your arrival, you will run into people who will offer you a taxi ride or a cheap hotel. When you hop into a car and leave through the gate of the airport you will see the snake driving vehicles. There are dividers but the car might go to the wrong side to overtake, which is very normal here, and therefore no reason to worry.

When in Nepal, don’t expect things to go on time. You will face delays almost in all activities. There is even a phrase “Nepali Time” which is used sarcastically to point out delays in activities.

You might see guys holding hands when they are walking down the street. Guys holding hands in Nepal is a sign of a good friendship and brotherhood.

At monuments, museums, Durbar Squares, etc if someone starts following you and explaining things, they are hiring themselves as your guide and expecting to be paid at the end. Tell them clearly their services are not required pronto, or things are going to get awkward.

 

(Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

Vaccination Requirements: Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. However, vaccinated individuals can bypass the testing rules that require travelers to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. All travelers regardless of vaccination status must have travel insurance that covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of the trip; proof of accommodation in Nepal; a completed International Travel Arrival Form; and either a Nepalese visa or a recommendation from the tourism board.

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to Nationals of Nepal, Passengers of Nepali origin (Non-Resident Nepali (NRN)), and their family members, or Passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are Gene X pert, NAAT, and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers must obtain an International Traveller Online Arrival Form at https://ccmc.gov.np/

4. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. This does not apply to nationals of Nepal, Spouses of Nepali nationals, Passengers of Nepali origin, and their family members.

5. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

6. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport, or a temporary travel document.

 

Policies
Payment Policy

The company accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa Cards). 

The client also has the option to wire transfer the payment of booking the package to the following bank account in Nepal: 


Name of Account Holder: Buddha Holidays Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd., Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Account Number (USD):        006 08082190011
Account Number (NPR/INR):  006 08082190019
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd, Patan Branch, Lalitpur
Swift Code: HIMANPKA

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies are applicable under the following scenarios: 

1. If cancelled by the Company:

 

The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances. The company will not cancel a tour less than 30 days before the start date of the tour except for force majeure or failure on the client’s part to make all due payments or if the client fails to comply with any requirements of the booking conditions. 

 

If the Company has to cancel, you will be informed as soon as possible. 

 

If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure, then the Company will offer you a choice to purchase an alternative tour as a result of consolidation or another available tour offered by the company. In either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of difference in price or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to the Company. 

It is advisable to only book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charges, as the Company is not liable to pay the Client any cancellation, amendment or other changes the Client may need to make as a result of the cancellation of the tour. 

As a minimum, the Company, where compensation is due will pay a compensation of USD 100 per confirmed passenger. The Company is not liable for compensation if the booking is cancelled as a result of force majeure. 

 

2. If Cancelled by the Clients 

 

Clients have the option to cancel their booking as per the following policies of the Company: 

  • 10% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 50% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 2 to 3 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 100% of the advanced payment is retained by the Company is the cancellation is done less than 2 days before the start of the tour date. 

 

In case of non-payment of the remaining balance before the due date, the Company reserves the right to treat your booking as cancelled and 100% of the advanced payment will be retained as a cancellation charge by the Company. 
 

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