Jugal Himal Trekking
Jungal Himal trekking is a less visited, untouched and calm trekking destination in the northern Himalayan region of Nepal. This is a small trekking destination in the west of Rolwaling Himal and south east of Langtang Himal. Jugal Himal is one of the nearest mountains from Kathmandu. This is a fantastic trek through less developed but culturally rich Tamang villages and luxuriant forests.
Jugal Himal trekking commences with a short and scenic drive to Melamchi Pul. This is five hours bus journey from Kathmandu, offers beautiful views of countryside. We start our trek at Melamchi village and ascend a series terraced and forested ridges. The trek goes further to the holy lakes named, "Panch Pokhari" (five lakes), situated at 4400meter and is another breathtaking attraction. Enjoy the tranquility of trails that offer superb mountain views, green Himalayan ranges, and running rivers with waterfalls. Only a few camping trekkers visit here, because of lodge or other shelter facilities are not available. This trek is special for trekkers who would prefer to be in the less non tourist area.
Attraction of the Langtang Region
Langtang National Park:
In Langtang Region we will get an opportunity to walk through the area of Langtang National park. Langtang National Park was established in 1976 to conserve and protect the unique flora and fauna of the region. It is one of the nearest national parks from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. This park is spread in the Central Himalayan Region. The area of this park is 710 sq. km. It extends over parts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok districts in the southern mountainous terrain of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border... See more.
In 1998 an areas of 420 km square in and around the park declare as a buffer zone. The park represents a meeting point between indo-Malayan and Palearctic realms, and holds a rich biodiversity. The Buffer zone management is a joint venture between the park office and the local communities. Local communities have a decision-making role in the management of such areas. Additionally, the local communities or the BZ receive 30 to 50 % of the park revenue for the better management of natural resources to ensure a sustainable supply of resources and community development.
From the beginning of September to end of May the region offers a variety of natural splendors, from lush temperate river valleys with screeching langur to spectacular old growth forest and glacial-craved cliffs rimmed by snow-covered peaks. The weather is also relatively dry except January-February when one may come across snow. Autumn is the best time to visit the Park. By April bursts of red, pink, and while rhododendrons stretch into towering canopies of fir and oak forests. Advent of warm weather makes the Yak and Chauri herds ascend to higher elevation, making occasional camps in the pasturelands, to follow years of tradition. From June to august, skies are heavy with monsoon rains. During August, a lively festival at Gosaikunda Lake attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims and September witnesses' spectacular display of wild flowers, while livestock herds, once again, return to lower pastures
Flora & Fauna:
Alpine and Sub-tropical vegetation characterized by Sal (Shorea robusta) forest in the southern section of the park is gradually taken over by hill forest (2000-2600m) consisting of Chirpine, Rhododendron, and Nepalese alder.
The temperate zone (2600-3000m) is covered mainly by oak forest fading to old growth forest of silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3600m). The Nepalese larch (larixnepalensis), the only deciduous conifer in the region, is found in this park and few places elsewhere. Throughout these zones different species of Rhododendron such as R. arboretum, R. barbatum, R. campanulatum, and R. lepidotum (scrubs) to name a few, form a colorful under story. Tree species such as birch, silver fir, Sorbus microphyla and twisted Rhododendron campanulatum are found near the tree line. It is here at 4000m Juniper and Rhododendron shrubs (R. anthopogon) slowly dissolve into expansive alpine grassland meadows.
In Langtang region there is high expansion of high meadows. These meadows provide summer habitat for numerous ungulate species such as musk deer and Himalayan tahr. One of the endangered animal red pandas is found in this protected area. The park is also well known for its populations of Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow and more than 250 species of birds.
Jugal Himal Trekking short itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Chautara and trek to Syaule.
Day 04: Trek from Syaule to Kamikharka Danda.
Day 05: Trek from KamiKharka Danda to Chyochyo Danda.
Day 06: Trek from Choyochyo Danda to Hile Bhanjyang.
Day 07: Trek from Hile Bhyanjyang to Nasem Pati.
Day 08: Trek from Nasem Pati to Panch Pokhari.
Day 09: Trek from Panch Pokhari to Gai Kharka.
Day 10: Trek from Gai Kharka to Yarsa.
Day 11: Trek from Yarsa to Laghang Gompa.
Day 12: Trek from Laghang Gompa to Tarke Gyang.
Day 13: Trek back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final departure.
Trip cost: Please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.