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Jugal Himal & Panch Pokhari - 19 Days

Jugal Himal & Panch Pokhari
Jugal Himal & Panch Pokhari

Jugal Himal & Panch Pokhari

A wonderful trekking in the least and untouched area of Jugal Himal & Panch Pokhari region a wonderful experience to a holy pilgrimage site through isolated and remote traditional farm villages in the panoramic Himalayan scenery with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Panch Pokhari at the base of towering Jugal Himal range of central Himalaya a glacial lake and named “panch pokhari” meaning five ponds, as there are five crystal clear ponds, a holy pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist religions and pay homage, trekking in this high ridges to the sacred Panch Pokhari at 4, 160 m and take a dip in this crystal clear kunda (pond) to wash away the bad deeds and sins of a lifetime, pilgrims and devotees gather here every in the month of August on Full Moon every year as per the Hindu / Buddhist Lunar calendar.

A scenic drive leads to a road-head Chatara village; just a mere 30 k.m. away from the Tibet / Nepal frontier, from here starting the adventure to the base of high Himalaya that straddles the range with Lantang & Jugal Himal, a scenic journey through magnificent mountain scenery, terraced fields and rural villages from varied ethnic tribes of Hindus and Buddhist religions.

This region offers a diversity of landscapes, climate change with the combination of rich and cultural heritage, unparalleled beauty, journey back by alternative route around Helambu area and finishes at the lower region at the rim of Kathmandu Valley offering you the best of Himalayan panorama with The  Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Jugal Himal & Panch Pokhari.

Trip Highlights: Striking panorama of high central & eastern Himalaya, ancient traditions and culture, a wonderful adventure, outstanding memorable experience, base of Jugal Himal seldom explored by westerners.”

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Chautara 1,400m. trek 2 - 3 hours to Sim Bhanjyang or Syaule 1,500m.

Day 04: Trek to Kami - Kharka Danda 2,300m. 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Choyochyo Kharka or Danda 2,800m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Bhaise or Hille Kharka.3,700m. 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Nasimpatti 3,800m. 3 - 4 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Panch - Pokhari. 4,160m. 3 - 4 hrs.

Day 09: Rest day at Panch - Pokhari.

Day 10: Trek back to Nasimpatti. 3 - 4 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Yarsa - Kharka 2,530m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Yangrima - Khola. 1,400m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Laghang Gompa 2,600m.5 - 6 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Tarke - Ghyang. 2,560m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Tharepatti 3,500m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Pati Bhanjyang 1,700m.  6 - 7 hours walk.

Day 17:  Trek to Chisapani 2300m, 5-6 hours walk

Day 18: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m. 3-4 hrs an hour drive to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with GA.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Drive to Chautara 1,400m. trek 3 hours to Sim Bhanjyang or Syaule 1,500m.

From Kathmandu morning scenic bus drive on the Kodari highway leads past the Kathmandu Valley and at Dolalghat where the Sun-Koshi River flows, after Dolalghat the drive takes towards Chautara leaving the main Kodari road (Kathmandu-Tibet highway) from this point a few hours drive reaches Chautara. This is a quite a large town-village. From here if the road is in good condition continue to drive to Syaule or from here the walk begins depending upon the seasonal road condition the road follows the gradual winding path through the hill villages to Sim-Bhanjyang or Syaule as the air gets cooler from here onwards.

Day 04: Trek to Kami - Kharka Danda 2,300m. 4 - 5 hrs.

After a wonderful night on the first camp, morning walks leads towards small farm villages and fields and slowly the walk leads to a climb leaving the farm villages behind climbing towards Okrin Danda (ridge) through the forest of oaks and rhododendrons, on reaching here after a good walk overnight camp in a grassy meadow in the midst of the beautiful forest.

Day 05: Trek to Choyochyo Kharka 2,800m. 5 - 6 hrs.

The trek from here continues on the ridge of Kami danda through beautiful rhododendron and oaks forest with the grand scenery of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow capped peaks. The walk slowly follows the ridge crest to a large Chorten at 3,160m the path traverse towards the meadow across the western slopes of Choyochyo Danda, then descending towards the overnight camp at approx: 2,800m.

Day 06: Trek to Bhaise or Hille Kharka 3,700m. 4 - 5 hrs.

Today's walk leads towards the steep climb of the Hille-Bhanjyang ridge and steadily across the stony and grassy pastureland t cross the ridge and then it leads to a down-hill path through the cool serene forest, crossing the wet gullies reaching at Chang Samparphu at 3,915m. From here it is a good downhill descend towards the overnight camp at Hill-Bhanjyang also known as Bhaise Kharka.

Day 07: Trek to Nasimpatti 3,800m. 3 - 4 hrs.

From this wonderful campsite, today's walk leads towards Nasimpatti which will be the lunch and overnight camp spot. After a good walk, the path climbs towards a steep uphill on the hillock and traversing towards the open ground along the prayer flagstone trail to another crest to reach Nasimpatti which offers stunning views of Jugal Himal range.

Day 08: Trek to Panch - Pokhari 4,160m. 3 - 4 hrs.

Today again will be a fairly short or average walking hour with overnight camp and lunch at the same spot at Panch Pokhari one of the high lights of this trip. From this camp, the trail climbs on a well-defined path all the way to Panch Pokhari, after a nice trek reaching at Panch Pokhari meaning five ponds which is holy and important sites for the Hindus, during monsoon season on the full moon. Thousands of Hindu and some Buddhist pay respect to this holy spot.

Day 09: Rest day at Panch - Pokhari.

A full rest day at this beautiful holy spot, one can explore the five holy lakes in the vicinity of Lingshin and Jugal Himal range near to the route of Tilman's the pioneer of the route from here towards Langtang in the early 1950's

Day 10: Trek back to Nasimpatti. 3 - 4 hrs.

Retrace the journey back to Nasimpatti.

Day 11: Trek to Yarsa - Kharka 2,530m. 5 - 6 hrs.

From here onwards our route diverts towards westwards the walk leads past ravines and small streams, the walk finally leads to a good camping site at Yarsa-Kharkasome locals also calls by the name of Ghai-Kharka to this same place.

Day 12: Trek to Yangrima - Khola 1,400m. 5 - 6 hrs.

The walk leads to a descent through a forest of oaks and rhododendrons the path sometimes can be steep and rough, crossing few big rivers, and then passing through traditional farm villages then descending towards a small steep trail and to the bridge over the Panch Pokhari Khola. From here the route climbs to Hutanbrang, then the walk leads to downhill path following the Larke Khola downstream to the first of the two bridges below Yangri village for the overnight camp at this good camping site.

Day 13: Trek to Laghang Gompa 2,600 m. 5 - 6 hrs.

The walk continues crossing a bridge over the Larke and Yangri kholas, and passing through the Yangri village. From here path climbs steadily and continues steeply in some places towards north-west passing through traditional scattered mid hills farm villages and terraced fields and through the forest to reach Gangkharka, then walking to the next valley with a climb to Laghang Gompa.

Day 14: Trek to Tarke - Ghyang 2,560m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Trek climbs through beautiful forest, then approaching to nice pastures, stone houses, scrub growth and cattle path, then the steep downhill trail leads at Tarke Ghyang for the overnight camp. Tarkegyang is the main village of Helambu region, the place is also renowned for its famed green apples and the wood carving on furniture and in other household products.

Day 15: Trek to Tharepatti 3,500m. 5 - 6 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Tharepatti, our route diverts to a descent towards Melamchi Kola after crossing the river the path climbs towards Mealmchegaon a nice mid hills village with beautiful wooden carved windows, from here the path climbs through the forest for another hour or two till Tharepatti reaches for the overnight camp.
Tharepatti is on the way to Langtang and Gosainkund trekking trail. A lovely spot on the high ridge overlooking the views of the snow-capped peaks of Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh-Manaslu in the west; we can make out the ridge and the trail coming out of Gosainkund.

Day 16: Trek to Pati - Bhanjyang 1,700m/Gul Bhanjyang 6 - 7 hours walk.

The trek from here onwards, leads to farm fields, villages and too few forest areas, from Tharepatti few hours walk, brings you at Kutumsang village 2,470m, inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes, from here the winding path passes through up's and down slopes past the farm terraces and villages till Pati Bhanjyang/ Gul Bhanjyang is reached for the overnight camp.

Day 17: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m. Approx.  4-5 hrs walk and an hour drive back to Kathmandu.

The walk from here is more pleasant passing through number of rural farm villages the trail brings us to a village of Pati Bhanjayang after a 3-4 hours trek, from this village a short uphill climb to Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop en route to Kathmandu, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers fantastic view of the Jugal Himal range in the northeast and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west. Apart from the snow peaks, a lovely view of the surrounding landscapes and valleys down below.

Day 18: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m. 3-4 hrs walk and an hour drive back to Kathmandu.

The last day of this beautiful journey, leads through serene forest and farmlands after a few hours of gradual walk and to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a great view of Kathmandu Valley, from here the track descents to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a lovely spot. Another hour descent brings you back to civilization as you board in the vehicle for the drive to Kathmandu from eastern suburb Sundarijal, the drive passes through the famed places of Boudhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.

Day 19: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, GA staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this adventurous High Himalaya country, Nepal.

  •  Pick up and drop by car/van/ from/to international airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert with tea/coffee).
  • Lodge/Tent accommodation during the trekking.
  • A highly educated, experienced, first aid trained, fluent English speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking Guide and required porters (one porter for two clients).
  • Guide/Porter's food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment
  • Langtang National park permit and Trekking information management system(TIMS) card.
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu as your budget.
  • Trekking equipment: a sleeping bag, down jacket etc.
  • First aid medical box.

  • All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, Fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax
  • Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 45 for 30 days multiple entry visas).
  • Tips for guide and porter.

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Trip Facts

  • Tharepatti 3,500m
  • Gentle
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Available

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