Rara Lake – Bardiya Tour

8 Days
  • Jeep, Bus
  • 3,4,5 Star Hotels
  • Kathmandu
  • Jan-Dec
  • 2,990 m (9,810 ft)
  • English, Nepali, Hindi
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Cost Includes Meals


Rara Lake in Nepal’s Northwestern region is a pristine alpine gem, reflecting the surrounding Himalayan peaks and dense forests. It offers solitude and adventure through trekking, boating, and camping. Meanwhile, Bardiya National Park in the Terai lowlands is a biodiverse haven with Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros, offering thrilling safaris and a glimpse into the Tharu community’s culture. Both destinations provide unique experiences in Nepal’s natural and cultural wonders.

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Trip Highlights

  • Karnali River and Sallahaha Forest
  • Tent Near Rara Lake
  • Hike to Murma Hill
  • Bardiya National Park


Kathmandu to Kohalpur is around 11 hours (500 KM) and Surkhet is around 13 hours (605 KM) comfortable drive. There are many hotels around the town as per the package category. Overnight at Kohalpur / Surkhet.

Start driving from early in the morning. Surkhet to Manma is around 6 hours of drive (190 KM) and Kohalpur to Manma is around 7.5 hours of drive (248 KM). If we skip a few places, the road condition is quite good. This is one of the scenic drives of your journey where you will be traveling through Sal Forest. Overnight at Manma.

Start driving from early in the morning. It is only around 20 min drive from Nagma and the road starts rough none paved till Rara Lake. Now you will be traveling long by the age of Karnali River for 4 hrs and then through the village a Sallahaha forest. After 20 min drive from Talca Airport, one small cottage can be seen where you need to park your vehicle and walk for 30 min to reach the lake. For seething lake, this is enough, but if you want to stay on the bank of the lake and enjoy the lake's spectacular view, you need to walk approx. 1.5 hrs by the edge of the lake and you will reach the hotel which lies on the bank of the river. You also have the option to fix a tent at the bank of Lake. Overnight at Rara. (7 – 9 hours’ drive )

Early morning breakfast explores the lake. In the daytime, you can hike up to the Murma Top hill where you can see the best view of the lake. Overnight at Rara.

Return to Manma, Kalikot by the same route as you went rara the day before yesterday. Overnight at Manma, Kalikot. (7 – 9 hours’ drive )

Start your day early in the morning where you can find many places to have tea rest. If you start your day at 6 AM then you can easily reach Bardiya on the same. Overnight at Bardiya. (10 – 12 hours’ drive)

After breakfast visit Explore Bardiya National Park and surroundings, in the evening visit Karnali Bridge and surroundings also. Return back to hotel, attend cultural program and overnight at Bardiya.

After breakfast drive from Bardiya to Kathmandu with memories of enjoyment. (11-13 hours’ Drive)


The Cost Includes

  • Complete transportation with enroute sightseeing
  • Accommodation/Room on 2/3 Sharing Basis
  • Lunch, dinner (non-veg), breakfast
  • Sightseeing at Rara, Bardiya & Karnali Bridge
  • Trip Guide
  • All applicable taxes

The Cost Excludes

  • Insurance
  • Bottled beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry fees
What permits do I need to visit Rara Lake?

You’ll need a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and the required permits for Rara National Park. These can be obtained through authorized agencies in Nepal.

Is there accommodation available near Rara Lake?

Yes, there are a few lodges and tea houses around Rara Lake where you can stay. However, it’s advisable to book in advance during the peak season.

What should I pack for a trip to Rara Lake?

Pack warm clothing, trekking gear, a good-quality backpack, necessary travel documents, and essentials for high-altitude trekking.

Are there ATMs near Rara Lake?

There are no ATMs in the immediate vicinity of Rara Lake. It’s recommended to carry sufficient cash for your trip.

What permits do I need to visit Bardiya National Park?

You’ll need an entry permit for Bardiya National Park, which can be obtained at the park’s entrance gate or through authorized agencies.

What wildlife can I expect to see in Bardiya National Park?

Bardiya is home to Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, and a variety of bird species, among others.

Is it safe to go on wildlife safaris in Bardiya National Park?

Yes, it is generally safe to go on wildlife safaris in Bardiya. However, it’s crucial to follow the guidance of experienced guides and adhere to park regulations for your safety.

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Rara Lake – Bardiya Tour
  • Jeep, Bus
  • 3,4,5 Star Hotels
  • Kathmandu
  • Jan-Dec
  • 2,990 m (9,810 ft)
  • English, Nepali, Hindi
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Cost Includes Meals