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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The gears and equipment required to go for Rara Short Trek are as follows:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms
Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Sleeping bag rated to -20°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
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
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.
Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Rara Short Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.