Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari trek is a beautiful remote trekking destination in the Eastern part of Nepal. Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari trek by Great Adventure Treks takes you to a holy pilgrimage site through some picturesque farm villages in the panoramic Himalayan scenery. The word “Panch Pokhari” literally translates as five lakes (panch means five while Pokhari means ‘lakes’). It gets its name from the 5 glacial lakes found in the region. These lakes are set in a delightful location surrounded by lush green hills. They are wetland areas. They play an important part in maintaining the local biodiversity of the region. Panch Pokhari is an extremely important religious site in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Followers of the two different faiths of Buddhism and Hinduism visit and pay respects to their gods in this temple. Many devotees visit this temple on the auspicious occasion of Janai Purnima in August. During the Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trek by Great Adventure Treks, you will be camping as well as have some home-stays.
Your trek starts after a scenic drive to Chautara (1400m). From Chautara, you will be passing through picturesque villages like Kami Kharka, Choyocho Kharka, and Namismpatti before getting to Panch Pokhari. All along the way, rolling green hills will greet you. Most of these villages have people follow the Tamang and Sherpa culture. You will also visit some small Buddhist monasteries. This helps you learn about the local traditions, culture, and rituals. You will trek through the lush rhododendron forests along the way. You will also get to see some exotic flora and fauna of this region. You will also cross the wonderful Laurebinayak pass on your way. You will also get to some ridges that offer some fantastic views of the mountains along the way. You will get to see mountains like Jugal Himal range and Rolwaling range including Annapurna, Ganesh, Manaslu and Langtang. On your way back, you will get to some quaint settlements in the outskirts of Kathmandu like Chisapani Danda and Sundarijal. In this Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trek, you will get a striking panorama of high central & eastern Himalaya. You will explore ancient traditions and culture. You will have a wonderful adventure and an outstandingly memorable experience at the base of Jugal Himal.
Best Time for Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trek
The most popular seasons for the Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trek are the seasons of spring and autumn. Autumn falls in the months of September, October, and November. Spring falls in the months of March, April, and May. A moderate amount of sunshine and a low amount of precipitation are some of the reasons why these seasons are popular for completing this trek. The views of the mountains are also gorgeous. You can also complete Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari trek in the winters (December, January, February). You have to have the appropriate gear to deal with the cold and snow in this season though. Similarly, with appropriate gear and planning, you can also complete the Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari trek in the summer (June, July, August) season.
Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trek Difficulty
Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari trek is a moderate trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. The highest you will trek to in the Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari trek is Panch Pokhari (4100 meters). The altitude gains will be slow making the trek relatively easy. While getting to Panch Pokhari, you will have to take the steep trail crossing the Lauribinayak Pass. You will encounter plenty of other uphills along the trail. So preparation for about 2-3 months for this trek will come in quite handy. You can prepare by running, jogging, swimming, cycling, or even hiking for a day or two.
Main Attractions of the Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour in Kathmandu.
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chautara.
- A cool walk amidst the pines, magnolia, oak and rhododendron forests of Langtang region.
- Visit the holy pond of Panch Pokhari
- Wonderful views of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, and Gosainkunda.
- Panoramic views of Annapurna-Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu
- Trek in solitude in an off-the-beaten-path.
- Quaint villages and friendly locals along the way.
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03: Drive to Chautara (1,400 m /4592 ft), trek to Sim Bhanjyang or Syaule (1,500 m /4920 ft) 2 – 3 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 04: Trek to Kami – Kharka Danda (2,300 m/7544 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 05: Trek to Choyochyo Kharka or Danda (2,800 m/9184 ft ) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 06: Trek to Bhaise or Hille Kharka (3,700 m /12,136 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 07: Trek to Nasimpatti (3,800 m/ 12,464 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 08: Trek to Panch – Pokhari. (4,160 m /13,645 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 09: Rest day at Panch – Pokhari for a local hiking and enjoying the lake’s beauty and its surroundings. Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 10: Trek back to Nasimpatti (3,800 m/ 12,464 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 11: Trek to Yarsa – Kharka (2,530 m/ 8298 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 12: Trek to Yangrima – Khola. (1,400 m/ 4592 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 13: Trek to Laghang Gompa (2,600 m/8528 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 14: Trek to Tarke – Ghyang. (2,560 m /8397 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 15: Trek to Tharepatti (3,500 m/11,480 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 16: Trek to Pati Bhanjyang (1,700 m /5576 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 17: Trek to Chisapani (2300 m/7544 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tented Camp/ Tea House Accommodation.
Day 18: Trek to Sundarijal (1,380m) (3-4 hrs) an hour drive to Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 19: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
If you want to go to Chautara by Jeep then we are happy to arrange it as you like, but the cost will be different. Please feel free to contact us if you want to choose these options.
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.