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TRAIL PROFILE: CA-020
Duration : 13 days
Max. Elevation: 4,000m.
Type of Trek : Tea house/Camping
Trek Grade : Medium / Hard
Start : Chautara Finish : Akhanggompa (Tatopani)

This offers a genuine trekking adventure to the base of Jugal Himal, north-east of Kathmandu. It is a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. This trek starts from 1,400m and goes up to 4,000m at Panch Pokhari, a seldom visited pilgrimage site, then ends at the Tibetan border ‘Tatopani’.

TRAIL PROFILE: CA-020

Duration : 13 days

Max. Elevation: 4,000m.

Type of Trek Tea house/Camping

Trek Grade : Medium / Hard

Start : Chautara   Finish : Akhanggompa (Tatopani)

This offers a genuine trekking adventure to the base of Jugal Himal, north-east of Kathmandu.  It is a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. This trek starts from 1,400m and goes up to 4,000m at Panch Pokhari, a seldom visited pilgrimage site, then ends at the Tibetan border ‘Tatopani’.

Itineraries

Day 01

Kathmandu to Chautara and Syaule:

Three hours drive from Kathmandu to Chautara and start trek.

Day 02

Syaule to Kamikharka danda

Trek about 6 hrs through Sherpa villages and pine forests just near the top of the ridge on grass land.

Day 03

Kamikharka danda to Chochya danda

Gradually climb through grass land, pine forest and rhododendron forest and camp at the grassy land of Hille at the ridge of the mountain.

Day 04

Chochya danda to Hille Bhanjyang

A gradual trek on the trail to view the Rolwaling from the east and Manaslu to the west.

Day 05

Hille Bhanjyang

Rest day for acclimatization

Day 06

Hille Bhanjyang to Nasem Pati

Walk through the flatter trail making a gradual ascent, then descent and walk through forest.

Day 07

Nasem Pati to Panch Pokhari

Arrive at Panch Pokhari (five lakes), the interesting point of the trek. There are festivals in August called Janaipurnima when many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages are gathered, especially Buddhist monks, who come with their interesting festival dress. Lots of Buddhist prayer flags decorate the buildings.

Day 08

Panch Pokhari to Mahathan

Ascend before a gradual descend to Nyanyamsal khola camp at the riverside near by Mathana. You can also visit Chhandy Gomba an old Tibetan refugee camp.

Day 09

Mahathan to Tembathang

Walk along the river-side then gradually ascend for an hour to Tembathanag, the first Sherpa village after Panch Pokhari.

Day 10

Tembathang to Ambakharka

Make a gradual ascent through rhododendron, pine and fir forests to Ambakharka.

Day 11-12

Ambakharka to Goludanda, Chankang and Akhang Gompa:

Make a gradual descent through different Sherpa villages, a Tibetan Monastery and visit Tibetan Lamas.

Day 13

Akhang Gompa to Kathmandu

The trek ends at Tatopani. Drive to Kathmandu.

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