Jugal Himal Trek
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Jugal Himal Trek Summary
- Jugal Peak Trek Duration: 8 Days
- High Altitude: 4,100 meters / 13,452 feet
- Trek Hour: 6 Hours
- Hiking Group – Size: 1 – 10 People
- Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Home Stay + Tent camping
- Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Car/bus/Jeep
The Jugal Himal trek is an epic adventure journey on an off the beaten path nature trail north of Kathmandu town. The camping journey takes you through the heart of the Langtang, Gaurishankar & Rolwaling Himalayan ranges. Jugal Himal in the Sindhupalchok district situated an elevation on 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 in-the-wilderness path with open trekking trails. It is situated the distance from Kathmandu to Jugal Himal is 70.9 km.
From holy Panch pokhari spiritual hikes, tourists will achieve an astonishing snow-capped mountain view as well as pristine lakes. Tourists can watch an amazing Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), and Madiya (6,257m) mountains view including Rolwaling and Jugal mountain itself.
The Jugal Himal base camp trek’s highest elevation has located an altitude of 3,800 meters above the sea. Furthermore, travelers can hike in a fantastic landscape and explore the mixed culture, Tibetian Monasteries, etc. Likewise, traveler’s can see various wild animals such as Barking deer, Himalayan black bear, Langur Monkeys, mountain goats, and particularly birds and wildflowers.
This journey ascends across the Indrawati river valley continuously up to the Five Holy Lakes (five sacred pond). Impressive Jugal Himal Trek is an old shipping lane between Nepal and Tibet, and we will experience residents from the Tamang standing among others. Besides the winter months, Jugal Himal trekking is not very difficult & you can trek at any time throughout the year.
How much is the Jugal Himal Trek Package Cost?
The cost of the Jugal Himal trek package with a local travel company in Kathmandu Nepal ranges between US$ 550 to US$ 950. Typically the given package cost includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.
We also have a special travel deal for group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your trek, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike jugal himal for 50% discounts.
However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It’s a standard trip package price for a week trek. If you are 2 people Jugal Himal trek cost US$ 690 for 8 days trek as given the trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices as per your wishes also. Here is the price list for the jugal base camp treks.
Price Per Person for 8 days of hike to Jugal mountain territory.
|Number of Tourist
|Price Per Person
|4 to 6 person
|7 to 9 Person
|10 and more than 10 Person
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Jugal Himal trek itinerary details
Hike 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 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing, 4/5 hours.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will pick you up with a private car transfer to your hotel in Thamel. Around midday at 12:00, we start our day trip to visit world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city.
Heritage sites on the Kathmandu day tour include Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple (holy shrine of Hindus) where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati). Later on, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square to see glorious temples and the divine Kumari Temple. In the evening, Ammar Guni, a tour operator, and a guide will brief you Jugal Himal trek package information.
Meet the entire trekking group and after a breakfast time and proceed to drive to Melamchi Bazaar. Melamchi Bazaar’s fame can be attributed to its role as a gateway to the Melamchi Valley, the significant water furnish project, cultural diversity, wandering opportunities, and the bustling local marketplace.
All these factors contribute to its appeal and make it a renowned destination for travelers seeking a exceptional and multifaceted experience in Nepal. We observe the Melamchi highway road through Sankhu and Jarshing Pauwa hills. The overland drive from Kathmandu to Melamchi and to Chhimti homestay takes about seven hours journey.
We commence the journey after breakfast from Chhimti viewing the outstanding landscapes including an artificial cascade across the river. We enjoy the step-by-step up rise through rocky hills, tiny hamlet like Deurali and Tuppi danda throughout the rhododendron rain forest camp at Taph Kharka. Taph Kharka is a popular as Chokar danda by local people.
A single homestay is available here where we could stay overnight and purchase foods. Many pilgrims on their way to the Panch Pokhari holy site, use to stay into the local home stays and enjoy with the great mountains view. The journey today takes about seven hours roughly.
Today we ascent through the well developed stone stair to Nyasim Pati where we take a short break to drink Tea/coffee. Continue the journey via rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari (panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake’). This stunning surroundings is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims hike to Panch pokhari site each year and we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
We start to hike to viewpoint a ridgeline to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains. Viewpoint is situated at an altitude on 4,283 meters that takes about an hour to hike from lake side lodges. Travelers can catch the glimpse of the high mountains such as Mt.Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Langtang Range including 5 sacred lakes.
Additionally, you might also walk around the lakes to watch the colorful view when the sun comes. Likewise, you can also visit the Shiva Temple before proceeding the journey. The trail from Panch Pokhari to Mahathang has its own ups and downs full of astonishing scenic beauty. It’s a long tiring walk which has an old Tibetan Refugee Camp and also Chhandy Gomba where we stay at Tent camp.
Today, we will descend along the bank of Nyasim Khola towards Temathang station. Temathang is situated at an altitude on 2,180m, a local small Sherpa Village where you can experience the Sherpa tradition and hospitality. On reaching Temathang, you can visit around the villages and get to know their daily life. Try yourself taking a local cuisine. You can also rest and acclimatize yourself to the climate staying at home stay or at tent campsite.
Pack the camping gears and ready to leave with hiking gears to Ambakharka campsite. Follow the upward trail through rhododendron, fir and pine forests, you trek to reach Ambakharka from Temathang. On the way, you will pass the beautiful village of Nimadui and from here you have to cross Nyasam Khola. After walking for around an hour, you will reach Ambakharka. Journey form Temathang to Ambakharka is a soft adventure so it is not very difficult hiking today.
From Ambakharka, you will set up your next journey after Lunch to Bakhang Gompa, which is at an altitude of 2,400 meters. Along the trail, traveler’s will experience the beauty of Goludanda and Chakang villages and the people’s lifestyle there.
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 first, Pan ko pat, Simsime Panima, Maachi Kadaile…etc. are typical Nepali folk songs. Campers can enjoy singing the top trekking songs in Nepal singing in mountain hiking.
After breakfast, book your tickets back to Kathmandu city through the Ariniko highway. You can do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs in Thamel for your family and relatives. In the evening join a typical Nepali dinner with Gokyo Treks Nepal. Trip finish.
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How much does the Jugal Himal base camp trek package price?
Hike to Jugal Himal base camp package price start at US$ 550 and might reach up to US$ 950 per person on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Jugal Himal Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Epic Jugal Himal trekking package price includes:-
- Kathmandu international airport transfer with a private vehicle car/van on your arrival day.
- Single night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
- World heritage sites tour guide and a private car transfer for your private tours in Kathmandu.
- 7 Breakfast, 7 lunch, 6 Dinner served with Tea/coffee as per given plan.
- Tent camping accommodation while you are on jugal trekking days.
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit fee.
- Kathmandu to Chhimti village bus transfer on a sharing basis.
- Bakhang Gompa to Kathmandu transfer with a local jeep on a sharing basis.
- English-speaking Professional certified trekking guide.
- An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourists.
- Professional cook and other kitchen helpers according to the group size.
- Experienced porters (2 guests: 1 porter basis) because each porter carries a maximum of 24 kilograms.
- Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for Nepali hiking crew.
- Seasonal fresh fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Jugal Himal base camp trekking.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate every day to save from high altitude risk.
- Updated Jugal Himal trek map and Trek completion Certificate – keep as a souvenir.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Jugal Himal camping trek package excludes:
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls…etc.
- Individual tourist personal trekking equipment .
- Personal nature expenses, all types of and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide, cook, kitchen helpers, and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
We can organize private Jugal Himal trekking starting on 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 with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.
Question: Is jugal mountain trek Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the jugal Himal base camp 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, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetable. 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 hike.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with the Jugal Himal camping trek?.
Answer: As we go in camping and trekking, we provide you with 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 with 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: Are there any communication facilities on Jugal 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 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 camping Jugal peak trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 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 your trek.
Jugal Himal base camp trek highlights
- Discover some of the tallest Mountains and colorful rhododendron forests (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 lifestyles.
Notes for Jugal Himal trekkers!
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. The physical, technical, and natural conditions may change the above itineraries.
What makes the jugal Himal trek special?
Hike to the Jugal Himal stands out as a special route due to its stunning natural beauty, tranquility, diverse landscapes, and unique wildlife. It offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the Himalayas.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination better.
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