Jumla and Rara lie in remote Karnali region, about 375 kms north-west of Kathmandu. The region is made-up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valley. Summer rainfall is low but winter snows can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunder storms, summer season is ideal for trekking. Winters are cold but autumn season trekking is rewarded with profusion of alpine flowers. The region is less crowded with trekkers owing to its remotness. The added cost of transport and other expenses is made up by the solitude and magnificence of the highland scenery. Trekkers must carry their own food and tents as the region is food scarce and the high caste orthodox populations here do not open their homes as easily as the tribal and Tibetan groups in central and eastern Nepal. The town of Jumla can be reached by a flight of 1 1/2 hour from Kathmandu (currently not operating) or by a flight of 1/2 hour from Nepalgunj which is 1 hour from Kathmandu. This long flight over Pokhara Valley, then south of Dhaulagiri range and over the Chyakhure pass (4426 m) provides a wide panoroma of western Nepal landscape. There are also more frequent air connections with Surkhet (700 m) and Nepalgunj (152 m) direct south. The trek route from Nepalgunj to Jumla on foot entails nearly nine days. There is also a small airstrip on the south side of Rara Lake but it is only for chartered flights.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.