Panch Pokhari & Jugal Himal

Trip Code: Less beaten Langtang Trek
Trip Route: Langtang Region Mount Jugal and five lakes
Max Altitude: 4160m. at panch pokhari
Trip Duration: 18 days
Trip Grade: 3
Lodging: On Tea-House / Lodge basis
Meals: Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation: Private Vehicle
Communication: Yes
Group Size: Any
Best Season: March-June and September-November
Per Day Walk: 4-7 hours

Trip Highlights

  • A classic trekking in the hidden trails on the North East of Kathmandu Valley close to Langtang & Tibet border.
  • Trek from lush green vegetation to high arctic terrain.
  • A complete panorama of towering snow capped mountains.
  • Traditional villages, culture and friendly locals.
  • Trek to the holy Panch Pokhari a glacial pond enclosed in the heart of Jugal mountain range.

Trekking in off the beaten trail on the other side of Langtang valley Panch Pokhari & Jugal Himal Trek with Nepal Dream Path Treks offers a diversity of landscapes, climate change and a combination of rich and cultural heritage, unspoiled landscapes beauty. It is located North-East side from Kathmandu. Journey starts from Chautara, with 4 hours of scenic drive from Kathmandu. In comaparision to Everest and Annapurna it is less crowded area.

Chautara homeland of highlanders Sherpa and Tamang people, this trek starts from 1,400m and goes up to 4,160m at Panch Pokhari, a less ventured pilgrimage site as this area is only visited by locals in the month of August when the pilgrimage begins for a bath in this holy pond of Panch Pokhari meaning five ponds, people also believe that by taking bath in ponds can clear the sins of life time, an interesting and well worth exploring and this trekking route leads around Helambu area and ends at the lower region at the eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley.A panoramic view of several mountain peaks, walking through charming villages and dense forest makes the Panch Pokhari trekking memorable.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to hotel. 
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syaule [1,600m] [6-7 hrs Drive].
Day 04: Trek to Kami-Kharka Danda [2,300m] [5 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek to Choyochyo Kharka or Australian camp [3,400m] [6 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek to Bhaise or Hille Kharka [3,720m] [5 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek to Nasimpatti [3,615m] [4 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek to Panch-Pokhari [4,070m] [4 hrs walk].
Day 09: Rest day at Panch-Pokhari.
Day 10: Trek back to Nasimpatti [4 hrs walk].
Day 11: Trek to Yarsa-Kharka [2,530m] [6 hrs walk].
Day 12: Trek to Yangrima-Khola [1,400m] [6 hrs walk].
Day 13: Trek to Laghang Gompa [2,600m] [6 hrs walk].
Day 14: Trek to Tarke-Ghyang [2,600m] [6 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek to Sermathang [2,590m] [6 hrs walk].
Day 16: Trek to Melamchi pool [870m] [6 hrs walk] .
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu [4-5 hrs Drive] At Evening, free for personal activities.
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Note: The itinerary can be changed or customized according to your duration of holidays & as per your requirements. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Service includes

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses in the trek.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and well experienced city guide.
  • All meals includes during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out agreed price.
  • National Park Fees.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

Service does not include

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal first aid Kit.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport meet Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for complimentary transport to hotel where Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will brief on Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

Day o2: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu
On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Day 03: Drive to Chautara 1,400m and trek for 3 hours to Simbanjyang 1,500m.
From Kathmandu morning scenic drive on Kodari highway leads past 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 at Chautara. This is a quite a large town-village. From here if the road is in good condition continue 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.  05 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 or Australian camp 2,800m. 06 hrs.
The trek from here continues on the ridge of Kami danda through beautiful rhododendron and oaks forest with 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. 05 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 down hill descend towards the overnight camp at Hill-Bhanjyang also known as Bhaise Kharka.

Day 07: Trek to Nasimpatti  3,800 m.  04 hrs.
From this wonderful campsite, 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 4,160 m.  04 hrs.
Today again will be a fairly short or average walking hours 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 good walk reaching at Panch Pokhari meaning five ponds which is holy and important sites for the Hindus. During the season of monsoon June-July on the full moon. Thousands of Hindu and some Buddhist pay homage to this holy spot.

Day 09: Rest day at Panch-Pokhari for local hike.
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 towards Langtang in the early 1950's

Day 10: Trek back to Nasimpatti  04 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Nasimpatti.

Day 11: Trek to Yarsa-Kharka 2,530m. 06 hrs.
From here on wards route diverts towards west wards the walk leads past ravines and small streams, the walk finally leads to a good camping site at Yarsa-Kharka some locals
also calls by the name of Ghai-Kharka to this same place.

Day 12: Trek to Yangrima-Khola 1,400m. 06 hrs.
The walk descent through forest of oaks and rhododendrons the path sometimes can be steep and rough, crossing few big rivers, and then passing though 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.  06 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 terrace fields and through forest to reach Gangkharka. Then walking to the next valley with a climb to Laghang Gompa.

Day 14: Trek to Tarke-Ghyang  2,600m. 06 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 Sermathang 2,590m 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Tharepatti 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 Melamchi pool 870m  06 hours. 
The trek from here onwards, leads to farm fields, villages and to 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 PattiBhanjyang is reached for the overnight camp.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu and free for personal activities at 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 enroute to Kathmand, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers fantastic view of the Jugal Himal range in the north east 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.

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 descents 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 Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.

Day 18: Transfer to airport for international departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight homeward bound after a wonderful time in Nepal with Nepal Dream Path  Treks .

Note: The itinerary can be changed or customized  according to your duration of holidays &  as per your requirements. 

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