• How long is Rara Short Trek?

    Generally, Rara Short Trek is 18-24 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

  • What is so special about Rara Short Trek?

    Trekking in majestic Rara is like watching a beautiful piece of art. As a painter dissolves several colours and creates magic on his canvas; in the similar passion, nature has blended its colours and created heavenly site offering an exclusive opportunity for visitors to witness the amazing beauty of nature. While we walk through lush green forests, invest our energy to get on top of the valley, across pasture lands and culturally rich villages; the authentic lifestyle of local inhabitants is experienced personally with utmost simplicity.

  • What is the minimum budget for Rara Short Trek?

    The budget for Rara Short Trek ranges from USD 2,500.00 up to USD 3,500.00 or more depending upon the group the size, services you choose, and as per your requirements and specifications.

  • How difficult is Rara Short Trek?

    Rara Short Trek is a moderate trek which is not so difficult in itself because it is not even high-altitude trekking. On the other hand, our highly experienced trekking staffs belonging to the same region will take care of you pretty well so as to ensure that you won't face any difficulties during the trek.

  • Is it safe to go for Rara Short Trek after Earthquake?

    The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

  • What is the best time for Rara Short Trek?

    Rara Short Trek is accessible anytime around the year but if you visit during spring months of March, April and May, you will be blessed with blossoming rhododendron trees. And during the autumn season, weather is fine with crystal clear magnificent landscape and neighbouring Himalayan views.

  • Are there any hospitals or medicals during Rara Short Trek?

    There are several health posts along the trail where very basic medical facilities are available. Hence, it is recommended to have your own first-aid kid and regular medical supplies along with you during this trek.

  • What will happen in the case of emergency during Rara Short Trek?

    In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

  • What foods and accommodations can we expect during Rara Short Trek?

    During Rara Short Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.

  • Is the water safe to drink?

    Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

  • What are the gears and equipment required to go for Rara Short Trek?

    The gears and equipment required to go for Rara Short Trek are as follows:

    HEAD

    Sun hat or scarf
    Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    Sunglasses
    Head Torch
    Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

    UPPER BODY

    Cotton t-shirts and thermals
    Fleece jacket
    Waterproof jacket
    Down jacket

    LOWER BODY

    Lightweight cotton pants (long)
    Waterproof pants
    Inner thermals

    FEET

    Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
    Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    Comfortable hiking boots
    Shower sandals

    HANDS

    Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
    Creams
    Sanitizer

    ACCESSORIES

    Sleeping bag rated to -20°C +
    Trekking bag (Rucksack)
    Duffel bag
    Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
    Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
    Water bottle or camel bag
    Toiletries and Tissue Papers

    First Aid Kits 

    Personal Regular Medicines
    Knee Caps
    Bandages
    Ointments
    Blister Tape

  • Is it important to have insurance before going to Rara Short Trek?

    Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

  • Is it possible to get shower during the trek?

    Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Rara Short Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

  • Is Rara Short Trek itinerary customizable?

    Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

  • Is Rara Short Trek safe for solo trekker or solo female trekker?

    Yes, Rara Short Trek is totally safe for solo trekkers and solo female trekkers without a doubt because the people are really co-operative and humble and there would be other trekkers as well along the trail. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

  • Do we need a special permit for Rara Short Trek?

    Yes, you will need a special permit for Rara Short Trek because of its existence within the Rara National Park, you would need to request for Rara National Park Special Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

  • Is it possible to take Drone at Rara National Park? How much would it cost?

    The rules and regulations for Operating UAV (drone) in Nepal as per the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) are:

    No one shall operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Nepal without obtaining permission as follows:
    1.    Tourists intending to fly UAV during their visit in Nepal shall obtain prior permission from the following agencies:
    •    Department of Tourism
    •    Ministry of Home Affairs
    •    Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground level)

    2.    For research and study purpose, the permission of the following agencies is required:
    •    Line Ministry/Department relating to the subject matter of research/study
    •    Ministry of Home Affairs
    •    Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground)

    3.    UAV Pilots should be proficient in flying and have basic knowledge of rules pertaining to drone operation
    4.    Do not fly UAV in a way that may cause a safety risk to the aircraft flying in the area.
    5.    Small flying Toys can be operated inside the private premises.
    6.    Flying UAVs in the public areas for fun requires permission from the local security agencies.
    7.    The liability of any harm to the persons or damage to the property caused due to the UAV operation shall be the responsibility of the person flying the drone.
    8.    Refer the following documents for detailed requirements for UAV operations in Nepal:
    •    ‘Flight Operations Directive No. 7, May 2015’ of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
    •    ‘Procedure for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying’ of Ministry of Home Affairs
    9.    Do not use UAV other than the scope of permission.
    10.    Flying a UAV without due permission shall be considered Illegal and shall be subjected to the punishment in accordance to the prevailing civil aviation rules.

    Likewise, the cost of flying a drone at Annapurna Conservation would vary upon the purpose of taking the drone so please proceed to inquiry along with the purpose of taking it.

  • Will I get altitude sickness during Rara Short Trek?

    Rara Short Trek is not a high altitude trekking; therefore altitude sickness should not be a problem. However, you must be physically fit and should be ready to take up challenges out in front of you while walking on the rural off the beaten trails.

  • Could I use ATM and Credit Cards during the trek?

    ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Rara Short Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.

  • How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

    Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

  • How busy are the trails?

    The trails of Rara Short Trek are not so crowded as well as not deserted. During the off-season, there will be only a few trekkers but during the pick-season, there will be trekkers from different parts of the world.

  • Is it possible to access the Internet during Rara Short Trek?

    Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Rara Short Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

  • How do I charge my electronic devices during Rara Short Trek?

    While you are on Rara Short Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug. And if you also stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible.

  • How much extra money should I take with me?

    The extra money to be carried with you depends upon your daily expenses as well as the package you choose. On the full-board package, you will only need to carry around USD 20.00 to USD 50.00 for alcoholic and soft drinks, chocolates and other dry foods, toilet papers, souvenir shopping, and so on. Whereas, if you book the BNB package then the meals are not included in that package so you will need to have enough amount of extra money for your meals as per your requirement. The amount for one meal ranges from USD 5.00 to USD 15.00. 

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