Apex the Asia Holidays Pvt. Ltd
Post Box No. 8741
Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
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The moderate trip is between the mediums and strenuous, the increasing altitude is the main harder part of this grade, altitude goes up to 4000meters, it requires the good physical fitness and health conditions.
A beautiful and biggest lake Rara is located in the Mugu district at the altitude of 2,972m in the western part of Nepal. Travelling to Rara Lake is the most incredible and fascinating trail in the northwestern Himalaya.
Rara Lake Trek is being most visiting trekking route of Nepal. It is a beautiful and biggest lake Rara lies in the Mugu district. The elevation of the lake is 2,972m from the sea level in the western part of Nepal in Karnali Zone. Rara Lake is the most incredible and fascinating trail in the northwestern Himalaya. Rara Lake Trek is an ideal choice for them who are interesting to do somehow solitude and wasteland trek. The scenery, off-road peep, off the beaten path is incomparable. The vibrant and deep blue lake reflects the beautiful snow-capped peaks and pine forest.
The lake gives you different outlooks in each changing season; low rainfall and the best time for a trek in summer, snow covered the edge of the lake during the winter, spring and autumn trekkers will be rewarded with the abundance alpine flowers with the azure sky, clear weather. It has spread with 5-kilometer length and 2-kilometer width. To watch the wildlife it is an best national park, where you can see the endangered Red Panda, musk deer, leopard, Ghorals, Thar, Himalayan black deer etc. and for the mid-October to November and March to April is the best season for the birds, because in that time the migrated birds will visit the Rara Lake.
You will be welcomed by our airport representative at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Today, before commencing the day tour Apex the Asia Holidays organizes a small meeting to discuss the day tour and entire trek. In the meeting, we will finalize all the requirements for the trek, also you will be introduced to trekking leader and the city guide of the day. During the city tour you will visit mainly three sights of Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple, it is a largest Hindu shrine in the world. It also listed in the world heritage sites, Teej and Mahashivaratri is the main day of festival celebrate in the Temple. It the temple of Lord Shiva, the greatest god of the Hinduism. Likewise, you will visit next shrine that is of Buddhism, Buddha Stupa. and next is the royal palace, which was built in centuries ago by Malla dynasty; Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Today we will fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu in the afternoon. The flight takes an hour. Nepalgunj located in the southwestern part of Nepal.
The day beings with the panoramic flight to Jumla at the altitude of 2340m, it is an only one highest town where the paddy can grow. It is also the administrative town of Karnali zone. Once you landed at the Jumla, trekking of Rara Lake will be started. We off to Padmara the first camp through the right side of Chaudbise Khola along the pine forest, until get to Urthu (2520M) it is the meeting point of two rivers; Chaudnise Khola and Ghureseni Khola, cross a suspension bridge and steep ascends to thru the narrow gorge of Ghurseni Khola and finally reached at Padmara, which is at the altitude of 2740m. It is a village with native Kshetri, an ethnic group of Nepal.
The continuing trail with following Ghurseni river and steeply climb and cross the first pass Ghurchi Langa (3557m). Once we cross the pass then descend about 200meter and cross the bridge to turn west. Again continuing to descend we reach Lah Gad (2743m) thru the dense forest and again cross the log bridge over the Sinja Khola, and again climb up to Burma (2830m). The pleasant valet Burma is the valley of Ghurchi Lekh north and Dwari Lekh south.
Today we are leaving to Pina (2,430m), the trail keep continues up steep way reach the Bharagoan (2890m). The zigzag trail continues to get Ghautha Khola cross the log bridge then trek to Pina thru the narrow ravine via Chautha.
The track to Rara Lake is through the pine forest and the settlements of Topla (2,740m) and Jhari (2,460m). It is about eight kilometer from Pina. The view of Mugu Karnali in down and Himalaya of Humla is outstanding. And finally we reach at the meadows on the southern part of lake at the altitude (2,980m).
Today is the rest day. We will walk around the lake explore.
Today we off to Ghorasingha from Rara Lake, following Khatyer Khola that is the outlet of Lake. And steeply climb to Ghurchi Lake (3749m) once we reach at the top we can the close distance Himalaya. Then take down path to get Chuchemara Dada from the east side and reach at Ghorasinga.
Down trail is continue to the Botan (2,895m) the up and down trail cross the Diyabala Dada and Lumsa with good views of Sinja valley. It is the wonderfully fertile and there are numerous archaeological offcuts from the Malla empire of the fourteen century.
After crossing the log bridge over the Sinja Khola then follow the south bank of Jaljale Gad and after few hours we ascend the ridge. The up and down trail finally gets to Chere Chaaur via Ju Gad with many time crossing the streams.
Chere Chaur is a charming alpine meadowland. The downward view of Jumla, Tila valley and Chyakhurey Lekha is a very perfect. The short descend from Chaur we will reach at Jumla.
Early morning get up and ready for Nepalgunj flight. Once we landed at Nepalgunj then after few hours we fly to Kathmandu with concluding the trip. In the evening Apex the Asia Holidays will provide a cultural dinner at Nepal Cultural Restaurant with Nepali folk songs and dance.
The entire trip is concludes. Apexs airport representative or your trekking will come to the hotel and drop at Tribhuwan International Airport.
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If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for a double (twin sharing) room.
Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Upper Mustang. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in the day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult