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Location: Langtang region
Maximum Elevation: 3910m
Coordinates: 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E
Arrival at: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Jeep
Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Mode of Trek: Teahouse/Lodges and Camping
Meals: Bed and Breakfast basis in Kathmandu, All meals during the trek.
Per day walk: 05-06 Hrs approximately
Cultures: Sherpa, Tamang, Nepali
Best Season: Autumn (Sep to Dec) and Spring (Jan to May)
Major attractions: Natural Vegetation, Landscapes, lakes, Glaciers, Mountain views
Panch Pokhari Jugal Himal Trek is both a camping as well as home-stay trek. Panch Pokhari literally means Five Lakes and has been named after 5 glacial lakes found in the region. The lakes are designated as wetland areas and hold utmost significance for the sustenance of local biodiversity. Panch Pokhari is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas, equally revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. The trek starts from Chautara at an elevation of 1200m passing through picturesque villages and rolling green hills. We will be visiting Buddhist monasteries and learn about Tamang and Sherpa culture and customs. The trek is also exceptionally rich in bio-diversity. Rhododendrons, Nepal’s national flower and Danfe, Nepal’s national bird, are both found in Panch Pokhari area. There are also historical places, waterfalls and caves we can explore. It’s a marvelous trek through remote traditional Tamang villages and luxuriant forests. Pach Pokhari-Jugal Himal trekking trail is situated to the northeast of Katmandu. It is the less touristic and peaceful place which offers beautiful Himalayan views of Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishanker, Madiya, and Phurbi Chhyachu, Jugal, beautiful landscapes, mixed culture, Tibetan monasteries. Pach Pokhari-Jugal Himal trek area has high crossing passes, superb mountain Views, picturesque village, deep forests with beautiful Panch Pokhari and Bhaira Kunda Lake, beautiful wildflowers, an abundance of wildlife and charming local people. Jugal Himal is the nearest mountain to the northeast from Katmandu. This trail is marvelous trek through remote traditional Tamang villages and wide jungles. We are always working for your pleasure and satisfaction.
It is a pleasant journey through beautiful hills, villages, forests and rivers. You camp for the
The trail ascends to Phurse. You come across many villages, farming terraces, rolling green hills
and splendid mountain views of Gaurishanka, Dorje Lakpa and many others while on the trail.
Phurse is a pasture where locals bring their domestic animals for grazing. It is a small village
mainly inhabited by Tamang. You camp for the night.
You head uphill until you reach Kami Kharka passing through forests covered with oak, pine,
rhododendron and other natural vegetation.While walking you can enjoy the spectacular views
of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa and the Jugal Himal range. Kami Kharka is another pasture for
domestic animals. You camp for the night.
Crossing Kami Kharka you begin to follow an ascending path to reach Pauwa Bas. This day you
trek through forests covered with rhododendron, oak, pine, juniper and other natural
vegetation. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for the local pilgrims. You camp for the night.
The route to Hille Bhanjyang goes uphill passing through forests enriched with bamboo, pine,
oak, rhododendron and alpine vegetation. Hille Bhanjyang is a ridge from where you can see
magnificent views of a waterfall, river basin and village at a far distance. You can camp for the
After Hille Bhanjyang, your path moves uphill until you reach Nasim Pati. En route, you
encounter forests with views of the Jugal Himal range, Gaurishankar, mountain deer and Danfe,
the national bird of Nepal. Nasim Pati also provides shelter to local pilgrims. You camp for the
The route is a steep ascent passing through Lauribinayak Pass to Panch Pokhari. On the way,
you will be enchanted by the lovely alpine forest, diverse wildlife and idyllic villages. Panch
Pokhari is an interesting point of the trek. The word Panch Pokhari translates into five lakes in
English. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims gather here. The summit of Panch Pokhari (5 lakes)
offers an excellent view of the Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. You camp
for the night.
While trekking back you move along a steeply descending path passing the Lauribinayak Pass.
You camp for the night.
This day your trail climbs down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron,
pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. You can spot Himalayan deer, white langur and
many other animals if you are lucky. Before you reach Dukhang, you come across chortens and
can see prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly inhabited by
Tamang and Sherpa. There are beautiful monasteries around this area. You find local people
toiling hard by farming land where they grow wheat, potato, millet, buck wheat and green
vegetables. You camp for the night.
Crossing Dukhang, you begin to follow a descending path to reach Dhap. You walk along the
bank of the Indrawati river with magnificent views of farming terraces, human settlements and
green hills. Dhap is yet another village and the people living here belong to different
communities. There are some schools, small tea shops and a local market. You camp for the
You now walk along the bank of the Indrawati river passing through different villages, farming
terraces, a hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and vehicles carrying passengers and
goods. Melamchi Pul Bazaar which lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati
river is comparatively a big city of this area. There are some lodges, tea shops, government
offices, schools, colleges, post office and army police camp. You camp for the night.
You travel a gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up