Jugal Himal Base Camp Trek

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 3800 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private and Comfortable Drive

Trip Grade



18 Days

Trip Overview

The Jugal Himal Base Camp Trek is a stunning remote trekking location in Nepal's eastern region. This trek brings you to a sacred pilgrimage destination through some gorgeous rural communities in the Himalayan environment. The name "Panch Pokhari" means "five lakes" (Panch means "five" and Pokhari means "lakes"). It receives its name from the region's five glacial lakes. These lakes are nestled among lush green hills in a beautiful setting. They play a vital role in preserving the region's local biodiversity.

Panch Pokhari is a very important holy site. In this temple, followers of the two divergent faiths of Buddhism and Hinduism pay their devotion to their gods. On the auspicious day of Janai Purnima in August, a large number of worshippers flock to this temple. This trek will provide you with a breathtaking view of the high central and eastern Himalayas. You'll learn about historical customs and cultures. At the base of Jugal Himal, you will have a fantastic adventure and an unforgettable experience.

Nepal and Tibet are separated by the Jugal Himal Mountain Range. Dorje Lokpa and Jugal Himal, both towering over 20,000 feet, are the prominent peaks in this mountain range. The trail ascends gently through the Indrawati Valley to the Panch Pokhari (Five Holy Lakes) and then descends via the secluded Balephi Valley. At the Panch Pokhari, we reach a maximum altitude of 14,000 feet. We will meet villagers from the Tamang caste, among others, on the Jugal Himal Trek, which is an old trade route between Nepal and Tibet. This excursion will provide us an insight into the ancient and primitive culture of this distant part of Nepal, where we may feel as if we have stepped back in time hundreds of years.

The Langtang, Gauri Shankar, and Rolwaling Himalayan ranges are all visible from the Jugal Himal trek. After a six-hour drive from Kathmandu, we will arrive in Chautara. This expedition is not as difficult as the others, but it is still a thrilling adventure. This trek takes place in a reachable region, showcasing the village's culture and demonstrating how Nepalese people live in the countryside. From Chautara we will trek to Syaule on the same day. From Syaule, we will head towards Choyochyo Danda via Kamikharka Danda.

From there we will hike towards steep ridge to reach Hile Bhanjyang and then to Nasim Patti. Early in the morning from Nasim Patti, we will head towards Panch Pokhari which translates in English as five ponds. We will also take a rest day at Panch Pokhari and stroll there for a day. From there we will head back to Nasim Patti and head towards west to Yarsa Kharka.  We will hike through oak and rhododendron forest to reach Yangrima Khola. From there to Laghang Gompa and Tarke Ghyang.

After a short trek, we will arrive in Tarke Ghyang from Laghang Gompa, which is a well-known Helambu hiking route, just a few days before the finish of your expedition. In Chisapani, we can witness a local Nepalese village with Buddhist and Hindu residents. We will walk down to Sundarijal after Chisapani and then back to Kathmandu. It will be a long journey of approximately 18 days.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, a Firante representative will receive you and bring you to your accommodation. You can either unwind in your hotel or take a stroll through Thamel for some last-minute shopping and sightseeing.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu

Today will go for Kathmandu sightseeing tour. After breakfast, you will continue your exploration of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. You will visit different places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is a magnificent site for a sightseeing tour because of its ancient cultural history, relevant architecture, modern buildings and medieval temples.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu – Chautara then trek to Syaule

Our journey begins with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Chautara, which will take approximately 6 hours. You'll take a lovely bus ride along the Kodari highway. We will also do a short trek to Syaule (1,500m) after our arrival. We will spend our night in Chautara.

Day 4: Trek from Syaule – Kamikharka Danda

The Jugal Himal Base Camp Trek is in its second day today. We will ascend upwards to the ridge of Okhreni today. To get to the Mani walls, we will pass through the woodland region. The trek to the Danda continues uphill through mixed vegetation. There is a nice view from the top to glance at the surrounding. At Kamikharka Danda, we will set our camp for the night.

Day 5: Trek from Kamikharka Danda – Choyochyo Danda

From here, the trip continues up Kami Danda's ridge, passing through lovely rhododendron and oak forests. Along the journey, you'll get spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes and distant snow-capped summits. The route gradually ascends the mountain crest to a big Chorten at 3,160 meters. The route then makes its way across the western slopes of Choyochyo Danda to the meadow. Finally, you'll arrive at Choyochyo Kharka, where you'll spend the night (2,800m). It takes 5-6 hours to walk from Kami Danda to reach Choyochyo Danda.

Day 6: Trek from Chyocho Danda – Hile Bhanjyang

Today's trek will take you over the Hile Bhanjyang ridge, which is quite steep. Along the way to the ridge, you'll climb slowly across stony and verdant grazing area. After crossing the ridge, you'll descend through the cool, peaceful woodland. Before reaching Chang Samparphu, you would have to cross damp gullies (3,915m). From here, it's a quick descent to Hill-Bhanjyang, where you'll spend the night. Today’s excursion will take about 4-5 hours.

Day 7: Trek from Hile Bhanjyang – Nasim Patti

Today's trek will take you to Nasim Patti from the lovely campsite at Hile Bhanjyang. The path goes steeply uphill on the hillside after a good trek. You will hike to another peak to reach Nasim Patti after trekking into the open land along the prayer flagstone trail (3800 meters). The Jugal Himal range may be seen from Nasim Patti. The hike takes 3-4 hours. Nasim Patti will be your lunch and dinner destination.

Day 8: Trek from Nasim Patti – Panch Pokhari

The trek to Panch-Pokhari today will likewise be short. To reach Panch Pokhari, it takes around 3-4 hours. Before reaching Panch Pokhari, you will trek along a difficult trail that crosses via Lauri Binayak Pass. On the road to Panch Pokhari, you'll pass through beautiful alpine forests, rich flora and animals and charming settlements (4160 meters). You'll eat lunch and dinner at Panch Pokhari, just like you did yesterday.

Day 9: Rest Day

In Panch Pokhari, you'll spend the day relaxing and acclimating. Panch Pokhari is an Nepali word that means "five ponds." In this area, there are five ponds. To the northeast of Kathmandu Valley and to the west of Rolwaling Himal are these ponds. Hindus and Buddhists regard these ponds as sacred. Panch Pokhari also provides a wonderful vantage point for seeing the Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosaikunda and other nearby mountains.

Day 10: Trek from Panch Pokhari – Nasim Patti

You will retrace your steps back to Nasim Pati (3700m) from Panch Pokhari. The trek back to Nasim Patti would take roughly 3-4 hours. The return journey follows a steeply downhill path that passes via the Lauri Binayak Pass.

Day 11: Trek from Nasim Patti – Yarsa Kharka

From here, the trail head towards west, passing through ravines and minor streams. You will arrive at a good camping location at Yarsa Kharka (2530 meters). after trekking for 5-6 hours. Yarsa Kharka is also known as Gai Kharka by the locals.

Day 12: Trek from Yarsa Kharka – Yangrima Khola

The first portion of today's hike is downhill through an oak and rhododendron forest. As you will cross a few large rivers, the path might be steep and difficult at times. Before descending down a tiny steep slope, you'll travel through traditional farm settlements. This path leads to a bridge that spans the Panch Pokhari Khola. The trail then descends to the Larke Khola, which is located downstream. After trekking for 5-6 hours, you will cross two bridges below Yangri village and arrive at your overnight camp.

Day 13: Trek from Yangrima Khola – Laghang Gompa

Today's trek continues after crossing a bridge over the Larke and Yangri Khola and passing through Yangri hamlet. From here, the trail gradually climbs to the north-west, becoming steeper in certain spots. Before arriving at Gangkharka, you will pass through traditional scattered mid-hills farm settlements, terraced fields, and woodlands. The walk to Laghang Gompa begins in Gangkharka and continues uphill (2600 meters). Today's hike will take between 5 and 6 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Laghang Gompa – Tarke Gyang

Today's trek ascends through lovely forest before arriving at lovely pastures, stone buildings, scrub vegetation and a cattle road. Finally, you'll descend the steep downhill trail to Tarke Ghyang, where you'll spend the night. It takes 5-6 hours to walk to Tarke Ghyang (2560 meters). Tarke Gyang is the Helambu region's major village. Tarke Gyang is also home to the Helambu region's oldest monastery. You'll also take a short, strenuous climb around the tops of nearby hills. The snow-capped peaks and landscapes can be seen from these hills.

Day 15: Trek from Tarke Gyang – Tharepati

The trekking trail diverts for a descent into Melamchi Kola after a lovely stay at Tharepati. The walking trail continues uphill through the forested terrain for another hour or two before arriving at Tharepati (3500 meters), where you will spend the night. Today's hike will take 5-6 hours in total. Tharepati is located on the Langtang and Gosaikunda trekking trails. It's a beautiful location on a high ridge with views of the Jugal Himalayan range to the east and Ganesh-Manaslu to the west.

Day 16: Trek from Tharepati – Chisapani

Chisapani can be reached after a 5- to 6-hour trek from Tharepati through rural farm settlements. There are some uphill and downhills along the way. Chisapani is one of the most popular short trekking spots around Kathmandu. The Jugal Himal range in the northeast and the Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west can both be seen from Chisapani.

Day 17: Drive from Chisapani – Kathmandu

This magnificent adventure has come to an end today. The path takes you past peaceful forests and farmland. The trail then descends to Sundarijal (which means "beautiful water" in English). Sundarijal is a 3- to 4-hour trek from here on we can take a ride as per your decision. It's a beautiful area with a cool forest and running streams. Sundarijal is a popular picnic area for most Kathmandu Valley inhabitants. From here, we will board a private vehicle and head back to Kathmandu for the night.

Day 18: Final Departure

We will transport you to the international airport in time for your return trip. Our Firante staff will drop you off at the airport around 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Before you go for the airport, make sure you have your confirmed airline ticket and any other necessary travel documentation.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop service by private car.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Chautara and Melamchi-Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle
  • Other ground transportation to and from trekking destination
  • Necessary documents, permits and TIMS card
  • Experienced and English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters and the expenses for their food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment and so on.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu(excluding entrance fees) 
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Visa Fees and International airfare, excess baggage charge and airport tax
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Extended stay due to any reason other than programmed itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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