Simikot-Rara Lake Humla-Mugu Trek

Simikot-Rara Lake Humla-Mugu Trek

Simikot Rara Lake Trek This trek follows through the Southern Humla Great View Himalayan Country

Introduction to Simikot Rara Lake Trek 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 morning flight the next day

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet with our office staff at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley with tour guide by private car, stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 200m, stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot 2950m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trek from Simikot to Gagru 2650m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Gagru to Gatya Khola 2800m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Gatya Khola to Pangkha 2800m via Margo La pass 4300m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Pangkha to Puma Lekh 2800m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Puma Lekh to Melchham 2800m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek from Melchham to Darma 2550m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Darma to Changkheli 3800m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Changkheli to Banwa 2500m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Banwa to Rara 2980m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Explore Rara Lake, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Rara Lake to Talcha Airport 2800m, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Fly from Talcha Airport to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 17: Final Departure to International Airport

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Tourist star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Nepalgunj -Jhupal round trip)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Nepal New Generation trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

The Trekking Group

For the Lower Dolpo Trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that even if someone in the group gets sick or is unable to carry on, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but usually a maximum of twelve people is ideal as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip.

Accommodations

We will be staying at Normal Accomadation Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 350. Nepal New Generation will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some remote places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

Breakfast (only) will be available in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be available during the trek. We can enjoy freshly-cooked, hygienic and nutritious meals on full-board basis prepared by our trained and experienced cook during the trek. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan dishes as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) will be available.

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All Inclusive Price:

$000USD

Total Duration 17 days
Max Altitude 3800 m.
Difficulty Level Pleasure
Best Time February, March, April, May, September, October,november