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Jugal Himal Trek - 14 days

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US$ 400
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US $2,600
US $ 2,200
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Max. Elevation
3800.00m
Group size
2 min - 18 max
Trip grade
Moderate
Transportation
Grounded vehicals depending on group size.
Best Season
Sept – Dec, March – May
Accomodation
Lodge + camping twin sharing bed basis during the trek
Meals
All Meals ( Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast) with Cup of Tea/Coffee during the Trek
Starts at
Kathmandu/Chautara
Ends at
Melamchi/Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Stunning scenery of mountains Mt Dorje Lakpa , Gaurisakar and Jugal Himal
    • Explore the glistening lovely glacial lakes of Panch Pokhari and Bhairab Kunda.
    • Adventure around remote corners of the Central Mountain range of Jugal Himal.
    • On least ventured and hidden trails away from main popular trekking routes.
    • Enchanting forest lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, and pine trees.
    • Exploring Tamang Culture and Tradition
Jugal Himal trek is a unique trek which lies to the north east part of Kathmandu valley and is called either Jugal himal or Panch Pokhari (five Lakes). It is a less touristy trekking in Lang tang Region which offers beautiful Himalayan views of Dorje lakpa, Gaurishanker, Madiya and Phurbi Chhyachu. It’s a marvelous trek through remote traditional Tamang villages and luxuriant forests.


Jugal Himal is the nearest mountain to the northeast from Katmandu. There are number of Himalaya in this chain such as Dorje Lakpa, Madiya and Phurbi Chhyachu. Jugal Himalaya area has high crossing passes, Superb mountain view, picturesque village, deep forests with beautiful Panch Pokhari and Bhairab Kunda lake, impressive display of wild flower, an abundance of wild life and of course friendly local people. We can experience a beautiful landscape, mixed culture, Tibetan monasteries, etc throughout the trial.
Jugal Himal trek take you heart of the Langtang, Gaurishanker & Rolwaling Himalayan range. It’s a marvelous trek through remote traditional Tamang villages and luxuriant forests. The drive from Katmandu to Chautara takes about four hours. Then we ascend a series terraced and forested ridges. The trek towards the holy lakes named, “Panch Pokhari” (five lakes), situated at 14,000 ft. It is another breathtaking attraction. Enjoy the tranquility of trails that offer superb mountain views, green Himalayan ranges, and running rivers with waterfalls.

Trekkers carry only day pack and walk at their own pace. Average hiking per day will be 5-6 hrs. Jugal Himal Trekking is special for trekkers who would prefer not to meet many other tourists or spend time in crowded villages.

Trip Itinerary

Our journey begins with about four to five hours drive from Kathmandu to Chautara. After a 25 km drive, you will reach Chautara. Chautara is a large village inhabited mainly by Tamang ethnic people. One can observe a Tamang culture very closely. This area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high altitude holy lakes. Then we commence trek towards Syaue which is our destination place for today. Overnight at Syaule.

Max. altitude

1,550m / 5,085 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Early in the morning wake up and have a breakfast before starting the trek towards Ghyang. Today, our walk continues through the scenic villages with few ups and down upto Kamikharka Danda. Overnight stay at camp at Kamikharka Danda.

Max. altitude

2,270m / 7,448 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy the superb mountain views, green Himalayan ranges etc. Walking for about five hours you will reach Chyocho Danda where you will camp for the overnight.

Max. altitude

3,400m / 11,155 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Leaving Chyocho Danda, we will be passing through beautiful oak and rhododendron forest. You will have a magnificent views throughout the trail. The trail later follows the ridge crest, rising to a large chorten at 3160m before reaching Hile Bhanjyang. Overnight at Hile Bhanjyang.

Max. altitude

3,600m / 11,811 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today, you will have both ascending and descending trail. At the beginning, the route involves an ascent of the ridge at 3750 meter followed by a descent through the forest. Another ascent brings you to the crest of 3913 meter at Chang Samarphu. You will descend to Hile Bhankyang at 3800m for camping. A steep climb to a hillock at 3980m then traverses a open ground along a flag stone trail to another crest of wonderful views. Overnight camping at Nasempati.

Max. altitude

3,800m / 12,467 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After walking about four-hour on a steep climb on a well-defined trail you will reach Panch Pokhari, five holy lakes. Panch Pokhari means the group of five holy ponds/lakes. There is often snow on this ridge, making the trek more difficult. You can return to Nasempati for camping if you want to avoid camping at snow. Overnight at Panch Pokhari or Nasem Pati.

Max. altitude

3,780m / 12,402 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today is the perfect day for rest and letting our body for acclimatization. Panch Pokhari is situated to the north east of Kathmandu valley and west of Rolwaling Himal at the altitude of 12.398 feet above sea level. It is a holy sacred lake for Hindu and Buddhist with five holy ponds at the height of 4100 m. The trek to Panch Pokhari at the base of Jungle Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure.

Max. altitude

3,780m / 12,402 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Leaving Panch Pokhari, we return to Nasem pati and descend west. The trail is quite good enough passing through several ravines with water but not a good option for camping. Overnight at Gaikharka.

Max. altitude

3,700m / 12,139 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

From Gaikharka, we continue our trail towards Yangri. We pass through several villages and forest to Yangri, our destination for today. We camp below Yangri Village.


Max. altitude

1,360m / 4,462 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today, the trail crosses bridges over the Larke and Yangri Rivers and passes through Yangri Village, climbing rapidly to the west and north. The trail is often steep up through country dotted with villages and fields, scrub hillsides and pleasant villages. Overnight camping at Laghang Gompa.

Max. altitude

2,800m / 9,186 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Commencing trek from Laghang Gompa, we continue our trail towards Tarkeghyang. Today’s trail is very short and we have to walk thorough beautiful forest, pastures, stone houses, scrub growth and cow trails. Overnight camping at Tarkeghynag.


Max. altitude

2,560m / 8,399 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Leaving Tarkeghyang, we continue our trek towards Sermathang. The walk leads through small forest and Sherpa/Tamang settlement with few up and down to Sermanthang where we will stop for overnight.

Max. altitude

2,590m / 8,497 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today is our last day of the trek. We have a short and pleasant walk in this day. We descend through the Sermathang to reach Melamchi. We will stay one overnight at Melamchi.

Max. altitude

870m / 2,854 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After wonderful time in the mountain today after breakfast you have about couple of hrs scenic countryside drive to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Lunch , Breakfast
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Includes

    • Domestic airports pick up and drop in Kathmandu as per program by private car
    • Camping+lodge (whereas possible) trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our cook) and accommodation in tent/lodges.
    • Services of an experienced English speaking trekking guide, cook, kitchen helpers and porters.
    • Food, salary (allowance), insurance, equipment and transportation for cook, assistance, porters etc. 
    • First aid kit bag box including oximeter to check pulse rate and oxygen level everyday to save from higher risk of altitude.
    • All equipment for camping (tent, mattress, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, toilet tent etc)
    • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.  
    • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
    • Gaurisankar conservation and Langtang national Park fee and TIMS.
    • kathmandu - kathmandu private vehicals.

Doesn't Include

    • Any meals, accommodation and sightseeing in Kathmandu (if required please let us know and as per your budget requirement we would be very happy to arrange the same)
    • Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
    • Personal travel insurance against sickness, injury, accidents, damage or loss of goods.
    • Liability for extra expenses caused by illness, accidents or situation beyond our control. 
    • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, bar bill, tips for driver, guide and porter, etc.
    • Medical and emergency evacuation charges.
    • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
    • Personal equipment for Sunglasses, Sun hat, normal trekking booth, plastic trekking booth etc.
    • Any other services or optional activities not mentioned above in the included list.
    • Any kind of tips for guide and Porters with other staff.
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