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Panch Pokhari Jugal Himal Trek18 Days

Minimum Participants 1 Pax
Mode of Travel moderate
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private/Public vehicle

trip Overview

“Panch Pokhari Jugal Himal trek is one of the remote and isolated trekking area in the eastern region, Nepal. Simply, it means Five Lakes are name after 5 glacial lakes found in the region. The lakes are classify as wetland areas and holds utmost significance for the sustenance of the local biodiversity.”

Trekking on the other side of Langtang Valley is an isolated and remote area. Panch Pokhari Jugal Himal Trek is one of the popular beaten trails, every year Nepal Dream Path Treks offers a diversity of landscapes, climate change, and a combination of rich and cultural heritage, and unspoil landscape beauty. It lies on the North-East side of Kathmandu as well as starts from Chautara. It is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas, equally revered by both Buddhists and Hindus.

The 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 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 a lifetime, 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.

Short Itinerary

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 Langtang 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] In the Evening, free for personal activities.
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m drive BB Plan Hotel

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

10am - 4pm BB Plan Hotel/Resort

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.

Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley.

5hrs drive and 2hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea house

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 Chautara. This is 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.

5 hours walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After a wonderful night at the first camp, morning walks lead towards small farm villages and fields and slowly the walk leads to a climb leaving the farm villages behind and 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.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

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 cohort at 3,160m the path traverses towards the meadow across the western slopes of Choyochyo Danda, then descends towards the overnight camp at approx: 2,800m.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today's walk leads us towards the steep climb of the Hille-Bhanjyang ridge and steadily across the stony and grassy pasture land and cross the ridge and then it leads to a downhill path through the cool serene forest, crossing the wet gullies reaching Chang Samparphu at 3,915m. From here it is a good downhill descent towards the overnight camp at Hill-Bhanjyang also known as Bhaise Kharka.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From this wonderful campsite, the 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 traverses towards the open ground along the prayer flagstone trail to another crest to reach Nasimpatti which offers stunning views of the Jugal Himal range.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

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 highlights 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 Panch Pokhari meaning means five ponds which are holy and important sites for the Hindus. During the season of monsoon June-July on the full moon. Thousands of Hindus and some Buddhists pay homage to this holy spot.

On 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 the route of Tilman's the pioneer of the route towards Langtang in the early 1950s.

3-4 hrs walk. All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

Retrace the journey back to Nasimpatti.

6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

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

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The walk descent through a forest of oaks and rhododendrons the path sometimes can be steep and rough, crossing a few big rivers, and then passing through traditional farm villages and 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 a downhill path following to the Larke Khola downstream to the first of the two bridges below Yangri village for the overnight camp at this good camping site.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The walk continues by crossing a bridge over the Larke and Yangri Khola and passing through the Yangri village. From here the path climbs steadily and continues steeply in some places towards the 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 Langtang Gompa.

5-6 Hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

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

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] tea house

After a wonderful time at Tharepatti route diverts to 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 the 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.

6-7 hrs walk. All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

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 PattiBhanjyang is reached for the overnight camp.

6hrs drive BB Plan Hotel

The walk from here is more pleasant passing through a 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 Kathmandu, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers a 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. 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 bring you back to civilization as you board the vehicle for the drive to Kathmandu from the eastern suburb Sundarijal, the drive passes through the famed places of Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.

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.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need a Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

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

What's not included?

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