Jugal Himal Trek
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- Jugal Trek Duration: 15 Days
- High Altitude: 4,100 meters
- Trek Hour: 6 Hours
- Hiking Group – Size: 2-15 People
- Best Time: October -May
- Trip Mode: Full camping Tent Trek
- Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Car/bus/Jeep
The Jugal Himal trek is an epic adventure journey in an off the beaten path nature trail north from the Kathmandu town. The camping journey takes you through the heart of the Langtang, Gaurishanker & Rolwaling Himalayan range. Jugal Himal lies in the Sindhupalchok district about 3,800m high from sea level. The jugal Himal height – altitude is 6,095m Mountain Range frames the line between Nepal and Tibet.
Five lakes at jugal himal combo hiking trail, is a soft adventure wilderness trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Likewise, Panch pokhari is commonly marked as 5 different holy lakes. Each divine lake has a different name derived from Lord Shiva, the Hindu God. The Panch pokhari trekking is sacred – pilgrimage trek often visited by Hindu people.
Hiking jugal himal from Kathmandu is an off the beaten path open trekking trails. It is situated in the distance from Kathmandu to Jugal Himal is 70.9 km. From holy Panch pokhari hikes, tourists will achieve an astonishing snow-capped mountain view and as well as pristine lakes. Tourists can watch an amazing Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), Madiya (6,257m) mountains view including Rolwaling and Jugal mountain itself. The Jugal Himal base camp trek’s highest elevation is located at an altitude of 3,800 meters above the sea.
Furthermore, travelers can hike at a fantastic landscape exploring the mixed culture, Tibetian Monasteries, etc. Likewise, lucky tourists can see various types of wild animals. Often, you can see a Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Langur Monkeys, mountain goats, and particularly birds and wildflowers along the routes.
The journey ascends with the Indrawati river valley continuously up to the Five Holy Lakes (Panch sacred lakes). We arrive at a most extreme height of 14,000 feet at the Panch Pokhari. Impressive Jugal Himal Trek is an old shipping lane between Nepal and Tibet, and we will experience residents from the Tamang standing among others. This excursion will give us important knowledge into the old and crude culture of this far off locale of Nepal, where it might appear as though we ventured back as expected for many years. Later on, we finish the special Helambu cultural hikes at Timbu. However, jugal Himal trekking is not very difficult & you can trek at any time throughout the year.
Jugal Himal trek itinerary details
Hiking at jugal himal is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the jugal peak base camp. Impressive jugal himal climbing itinerary combines holy Panch pokhari – lakes are the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. The particular jugal Himal hiking route is designed for world explorers who wish to trek in a normal travel plan.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city. The day tour includes Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple (holy shrine of Hindu) where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati). Later on, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square to see glorious temples and divine Kumari Temple and Syambhunath Stupa.
After breakfast, get ready to drive together to Chautara Bazaar. Chautara is the district headquarter of Sindupalchok, Nepal. Meet up with the entire trekking team crew member and began Jugal Himal hiking journey. The hiking trail is a truly child-friendly and budget camping trek in Nepal. An easy hike trail further at Syaule and spend our first overnight at tent camp.
We walk gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with some hours walking through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepal’s national bird Impheant pheasant “Danfe”. Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders at Kami kharka danda.
Today’s we have a gentle walk through oak, oak, pine, juniper and rhododendron forest. On a lucky day, tourists can see some wildlife and as well as wildflowers. Our camping crew search and set a camping place in a nice camping ground.
This morning we have a steep uphill to get tophill, we get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for 1 ½ hours through the forest. We have some great mountain views on our way down into our camp at Hille Bhanjyang.
We take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. We enjoy the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into Narsim Pati campsite. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari and we have great mountain views from our campsite.
Today we walk some hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari (panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake’). This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit pilgrimage sites each year. At the lakes, we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains. We have about 1½ hour uphill to see the beautiful sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas and our panoramic view includes Mt.Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Langtang Range. After this incredible start to the morning, we head back down to Panch Pokhari to rest. to pack up and start heading for home. We walk downhill some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda (danda means ‘ridge’) and our camp.
Pack the camping gears and ready to leave with hiking gears to Gai Kharka campsite. The trek is soft adventure so it is not the difficult hiking.
After Gaikharka visit, we descend down hill at Yangri village situated at 1,360m through gorgeous forest and pass a tiny Yarsa village to the Panch Pokhari Khola (river). Cross the river bridge and trek climbs up to the Yangri village to set campsite to stay overnight.
Today is an easy hike to get Gangdwang village however we need to climb up some hundreds of meters to set up campsite to stay overnight.
Today you can walk with an easy hiking to get Tarke Ghyang, situated opposite Melamchighyang on the east side of river valley. Tarke Ghyang is destroyed by a massive earthquake disaster in 2015 but it’s under construction yet. Other attractions like Buddhist culture and their lifestyles are still alive. Likewise, Tarke Ghyang is a gateway to visit Ama Yangri peak trekking in Helambu. The Ama Yangri is considered to be a deity that has turned into the protector of the Helambu region. It is a hill station to get majestic mountains in a single line without trek difficulty. Interested travelers can hike about 4 hours to reach Ama Yangri peak base camp and return to Tarke Ghyang lodge.
Passing a series of Mani wall and a monastery, we continue our day hikes under rhododendron forest before crossing a tributary to reach Kakani, a tiny Sherpa settlements. You will pass another row of Mani walls and a chorten entrance before descending to Timbu where we stay the final overnight. This is the final day of jugal himal camping trekking. Our hiking team prepares a special black forest cake for a successful trip to ascend. Guest can enjoy singing top hiking songs with the entire crew member. Resham firiri, Pan ko pat, Simsime Panima, Maachi Kadaile…etc. are typical Nepali folk songs. Tourist can enjoy singing the top trekking songs in Nepal singing in the mountain hiking.
Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicle cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city through Ariniko highway. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs in Thamel for your family and relatives. In the evening join a typical Nepali dinner with Gokyo Treks Nepal.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Panch pokhari trek cost?
Hike to Jugal himal base camp is US$ 1,875 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu, and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with the attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Epic Jugal Himal trekking cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trek
- Tented camping accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu – Chautara and from Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu transfer by bus.
- Overland grounded transportation as per above itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
- Professional and experienced cook and other kitchen helper according to the group size.
- Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
- Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
- A First Aid medical kit bag.
- Updated Jugal Himal trek map 1 piece for each guest.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Jugal himal camping trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls …etc.
- Individual or personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Jugal himal trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.
Answer: Yes sure! provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on jugal himal trek route?.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and you will have Tented camping accommodation along the routes. But you need to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: Our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetable. The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch provides on the way to the next place where you hikes.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Jugal himal camping trek?.
Answer: As we go in camping trekking, we provide you a hot water bucket for a shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express Jugal himal trekking?
Answer: We provide you Aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the hikes.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my Jugal himal base camp camping treks?.
Answer: In Tented camping trekking there is very very little chance to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Jugal himal trekking?.
Answer: Yes! Sometimes you can get telephone services as well as the internet, so buy a local SIM card.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Jugal himal treks?.
Answer: No!. To maintain your daily expenses on a trek you need to bring all in cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last moment bookings. And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Jugal himal trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking poles?.
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Jugal himal base camp trek highlights
- Discover some of the tallest Mountains and colorful rhododendron forest (Spring).
- Walk through cultivated fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak forest.
- Best mountain view including Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), Madiya (6,257m)
- Experience the Local Sherpa and Tamang villages and their life styles.
Jugal Himal trek notes:
Trek to jugal himal itinerary is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
What makes jugal Himal trek special?
Opportunities for challenging trekking adventures are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination better.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
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|10 +||USD 1795|
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