Panch Pokhari (Jugal Himal) Trekking

Panch Pokhari (Jugal Himal) Trekking

( 14 Nights / 15 Days )

overview

Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trekking is one of the popular trekking destinations in the Rolwaling Himal region of Nepal. The main attraction is the five lakes (Panch Pokhari) that lie close to one another and are conserved for the religious significance that they portray. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims pay visits to the Panch Pokhari during the festival season. The villages are inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang people and the trekking course leads around the Helambu territory, another wonderful trekking destination. The eastern side of Kathmandu valley offers a number of excellent trekking opportunities for the admirers of Nepal’s natural beauty.

The Jugal Himal and Panch Pokhari Trekking begins at Chautara and ends at Melamchipul Bazaar. Enjoy spectacular views of the hills and peaks from higher elevations during the trek. There are rivers and terrace farms around the settlements where the locals welcome you for tea and rest. The experience of resting in a tented camp near a lake under a starry night sky is absolutely out of this world. Trekkers have reported to have seen some of Nepal’s exotic animals and birds while trekking from Nasimpati to Dukhang. Some of the other major attractions of the trek are the oak, bamboo and rhododendron forests that you pass by as you go higher up in altitude.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at the Tribhuwan Int`l Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) & transfer to hotel.

    Arrival at Kathmandu Int`l airport. Meet, welcome by our official representative & transfer to hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing.

  • Day 02

    Full day Sight-seeing of Kathmandu

    Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (aUNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.

  • Day 03

    Drive Kathmandu to Chautara (1200m)

    Today we drive from Kathmandu to Chautara and it takes about five hours.

  • Day 04

    Trek Chautara to Phurse (2050m)-Approx. 5 hrs.

    Walking through the many villages, farming terraces, some green hills and splendid mountain views of Gaurishankar, DorjeLakpa. Today the trails go quite ascent uptoPhurse. Phurse is a pasture where people from villages bring their domestic animals for grazing and it is a small village mainly inhabited by Tamang. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 05

    Trek Phurse to Kami Kharka( 2845m)- Approx. 6 hrs.

    Walking through the forest covered with Oak, Pine, rhododendron and other natural vegetation, We will work mostly uphill till Kami Kharka, on the way you can enjoy the spectacular views of Gaurishankar, DorjeLakpa and JugalHimal range. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 06

    Trek Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m.)-Approx. 6 hrs.

    Walking through the forest which covered with rhododendron, Oak, Pine, Juniper and other natural vegetation, we will arrive in Phurwa Bas which is a shelter for the local pilgrims. Today we mostly work in up hills. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 07

    Trek Pauwa Bas to HilleBhanjyang (3400m.)-Approx. 6 hrs.

    The route up to HilleBhanjyang goes uphill passing through forests enriched with bamboo, pine, oak, rhododendron and alpine vegetation. HilleBhanjyang is a ridge from where you can see the magnificent views of waterfall, river basin and village at a far distance. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 08

    Trek HilleBhanjyang to NasimPati (3700m.)-Approx. 4.30 hrs.

    Today we will work uphill until we reach to NasimPati. En route, you encounter forests with views of JugalHimal range, Gaurishankar, mountain deer and Danfe, National bird of Nepal .Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 09

    Trek NasimPati to PanchPokhari (4100m.)- Approx. 4 hrs.

    The route is steeply ascent passing through Lauribinayak Pass to PanchPokhari. On the way, you are amazed to see the alpine vegetation and rocky mountains, wild life and villages at a far distance. PanchPokhari is the interesting point of the trek. Five lakes are called PanchPokhari in Nepali. There are interesting festivals in August called Janaipurnima. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages gather here. The top of PanchPokhari (5 lakes) offers an excellent view of JugalHimal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 10

    Trek PanchPokhari to NasimPati (3700m.) Approx. 3 hrs.

    While trekking back you move through steeply descent path passing Lauribinayak Pass. The forests you encounter are quite rich in alpine vegetation. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 11

    Trek NasimPati to Dukhang (2100m.)-Approx. 6 hrs.

    Today the trail goes down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. You can see Himalayan deer, white languor and many others if you are lucky. Before you arriveDukhang, you come across chortens and can see prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly inhabited by Tamang, Sherpa people. Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 12

    Trek Dukhang to Dhap (1200m.)-Approx. 6 hrs.

    After crossing Dukhang, we follow the descent path to reach Dhap. You walk along the bank of Indrawatiriver with magnificent views of farming terraces, human settlements, green hills and different activities of local people Overnight in the Tented Camp.

  • Day 13

    Trek Dhap to MelamchiPul Bazaar (800m.)- Approx. 6 hrs.

    Today the trail goes along the Indrawati River passing through different villages, farming terraces, hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and vehicles carrying passengers and goods. Overnight in the MelamchiPul Bazaar.

  • Day 14

    Drive MelamchiPul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1350m.)

    Today, we d rive back to Kathmandu which takes about five hours.

  • Day 15

    Free day in Kathmandu

    You have a free time to explore Kathmandu for bargain shopping and sightseeing on your own. In the evening Nepali dinner with culture show, overnight at hotel.

  • Day 16

    Transfer to the airport for your final departure

    After breakfast, drive back to airport for final departure. Our airport representative will drop you to Airport with “sweet memory” of Nepal.

    Tour ends… Sweet memories remain!

     Meals: Breakfast Only

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Arrival & Departure transfer to and From Kathmandu international Airport.
  • 3 star hotel for 2 nights on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in two men tent
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Trek Sirdar, Sherpa, cook, kitchen boy, and porters
  • Trekking equipments including two men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, shower bag, table and chair, sleeping bag, mattresses and pillows etc.
  • Road transport by tourist coach To and From the trekking starting point
  • Insurance & all necessary expenses of trekking crews including their allowances.
  • Government taxes (10% VAT + 2% TSF) – subject to change.
cost exclude
  • Airport Tax.
  • Conservation & National Park Fees
  • Domestic airfare. (Insurance Surcharge + Fuel Surcharge)
  • Emergency rescue
  • Entrance fees.
  • Expenses due to the situation beyond our control (Such as; landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.)
  • Expenses of personal Nature.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Trekking permit fee
  • Visa Fee.
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

PROPERTIES

(CLASS)

IN KATHMANDU
LUXURY (5**) Soaltee /

Hyatt Regency/ Radisson / Annapurna / similar

 

PREMIUM (5*) Yak & Yeti/Radisson/Similar
DELUXE (4*)   Shangrila / Royal Singi / Tibet / similar
STANDARD (3*) Manang / Amadablam / Moonlight/ similar
MEDIUM ( 2*) Thamel / Heritage /  The Nana Hotels–non A/c rooms/ similar

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

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