The government of Nepal made an exciting decision to open up mountain climbing within the Himalayan range of the Jugal area of Sindhupalchok. This range has been described as the virgin Himalayas.
This area is full of unclimbed peaks, holy lakes, stunning scenery, traditional villages all within a combination of classic Himalayan valleys, mountains, rivers and forests.
The Jugal Mountain Range is 145km northeast from the capital city of Kathmandu, and encompasses 14 mountains over the altitude of 6000 m above sea level. Despite being in close proximity to the capital city and holding a lot of potential in terms of trekking and mountaineering, this off-the-beaten trekking journey can be completed in approximately one to two weeks, offering a captivating experience with the splendor of Sherpa and Tamang settlements, vibrant local culture, awe-inspiring natural beauty, Mountain life and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks.
Any expedition will involve starting from Jugal Base Camp (4700m). It will take 8 days from Kathmandu arrive to Base Camp which allows for sensible acclimatisation and involves negotiating a via ferratta. After this, the schedule will depend on which mountain and route choice. Each expedition will have full support of porters, cooks, sirdar and where requested, experienced mountain guides.
Base camp. Yang Kharka 4,700m is a very beautiful and safe place between Phurbuchyachu and Jugal glaciers. This is the gateway to the following mountains which are now available to climb:
A professional ground operator will be able to provide all the paperwork, permits, ground support, equipment and advice to any team who would like to organize a mountaineering expedition to Jugal Himal.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport /Hotel
Day 2: Meet with Guide/Staffs/ Day briefing at Department of Tourism /Equipment check/final preparation of trip.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Tembathang (2300mtr.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Nesam Khola, 112 km drive of about 6-7 hours. Nesam Khola to Tembathang, trek 1.5 Hour.
Accommodation: Home stay
Day 4: Trek (6 hours) to Chhendang 2636m. Accommodation: Mountain hut/Tent/Shelter
Chhendang is beautiful place. There is an old Monastery. It is in a dilapidated condition due to the Earthquake.
Day-5: Ne-Pemachhal (3500mtr.)
Accommodation: Shelter (Mountain Hut)
Ne-Pemachhal is a very beautiful open valley and is considered a very sacred pilgrimage and meditation place where Guru Ripoche (Padmasambhava) is believed to have meditated in the 8th century.
Day 6: Rest and Acclimatize Day.
Accommodation: Shelter (Mountain Hut)
A steep 1 & ½ hours uphill hike will take you to Bumpasherpu 4,200 m.
Day 7: Trek to Jugal Glacier (Via ferrata-Iron way 4100mtr.
The Via Ferrata has been constructed for the first time in Nepal for the purpose of traversing on a challenging and adventurous pathway to make it easier to get to the peaks of several mountains in the Jugal Mountain Range. 80 m long Via Ferrata was built to make the path to the Basecamp easier.
Day 8: Trek (4 hours) to Base camp. Yang Kharka 4,700 m
Accommodation: Camp/Tent Base Camp (Yang Kharka) is a very beautiful and safe place between Phurba Ghyechu, Jugal and glaciers. This is the gateway to Phurba Ghyechu 6,637 m, Jugal Yangri Peak 6,535 m, Gyalzen Peak 6,151 m, Jugal I 6591m., Jugal II 6518m, Jugal III 6184m., Jugal IV 5936m. and Jugal V 5922m.
Day 9: Walk around in basecamp and Jugal Glacier. Accommodation: Camp/Tent Base Camp (Yang Kharka)
Day 10: Basecamp to Chhendang Trek (6 hours) to Chhendang 2636m. Accommodation: Mountain hut/Tent/Shleter
Day11: Chhendang to Panchpokhari 4060mtr. Waking 6 hour.
Panchpokhari is beautiful holy lake. Panchpokhari is situated at an elevation of about 4,100 m above sea level. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. Panchpokhari trekking lies to the north of the Kathmandu valley.
Day 12: Panchpokhari to Nosyampati 3700mtr. 2 hours.
Morning sightseeing in Panchpokhari, climbing panchpokhari peak, after lunch trek to Nosaympati.
Day 13: From Nosyampati 4 hours Trek, Apprx. 6hours drive to Kathmandu.