Gyalchen Peak – Jugal Himal

Jugal 2019

Gyalchen Peak 6,151 m is located in the Jugal Range, north east from Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the shortest remote trekking destinations at a distance of 145 kms from Kathmandu. There are a total of 11 Peaks (majority of them are unclimbed) of above 6,000 m in the Jugal Range and one of them being the Gyalchen Peak.
The first summit of Gyalchen Peak was made on 9 April, 2019 by a local expedition team. The trekking trail offers you a panoramic view of Phurbaghechyu 6,637 m, Jugal Yangri Peak 6,535 m, Gyalzen Peak 6,151 m, Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m, Gumba Chuli, Langpogang West 6,979 m, Bhairav Takura 6,799 m, Langtang range and Gaurishankar Range.
The trek takes you through lush green fields, dense forests, winding roads, water falls, alongside the running Balefi river of Sindhupalchok district. You will trek through quaint villages untouched by the modern world. Residents of these villages comprise of people from the Tamang, Sherpa, Newar, Gurung, Brahmin and Chettri communities.
This trek offers you the experience of Nature, Culture and Adventure that best befits Nepal. One can also explore the caves in Ne Pemasal 3,470 m where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) is believed to have meditated in the 8th century by the Buddhists and the locals alike. Interestingly, you can use the same base camp as the gateway to reach 6 other Peaks of above 6,000 m!

Duration: 15 days
Grade: Moderate/
Max. Altitude: 6,151 meters/
20,180 feet
Location: Sindhupalchok
Accommodation: 3/4 star in
Kathmandu and
homestay & trek
during trek
Meals: Bed & Breakfast in
Kathmandu, basic
meals during the
Hiking hours: An average of 7-8
hours in a day

Day 1
Day 1: Kathmandu 4,383 feet / 1,336 meters

Representative from EWT will receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Dinner on own.

Day 2
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will visit a UNESCO Heritage site; Boudhanath Stupa, which lies approximately 6 km north east from central Kathmandu, which was probably built in the 14th century. Located at the valley floor, Boudhanath Stupa is considered a jewel point in the center of a natural mandala, a store of sacred energy. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. The site was damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Thanks to the united efforts of the community, it has been restored to its full glory. We will have lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking the scenic stupa site.

In the afternoon we will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, also a UNESCO Heritage site. It is a famous and sacred Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Non Hindus are restricted from entering the main temple and so will be going around the cremation spot. You can see the richly ornamented pagoda house with the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva.

In the evening pack and get ready for the trek tomorrow. Pack a bag you need for the trek and you can leave the rest at the hotel/ EWT office.

Dinner on own.

Day 3
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Kyansing Village 2,520m, 112 km drive of about 7-8 hours

Kyansing is a Sherpa Village of about 150 houses.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek (6-7 hours) to Dippu Village 2,300 m

Dippu is the last village in this trip, total 8 houses of Sherpa communities.

Day 5
Day 5: Trek (7 hours) to Ne-Pemasal 3,470m

Ne-Pemasal 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
Day 6: Rest and Acclimatize Day.

A steep 2 & ½ hours uphill hike will take you to Bumpasherpu 4,200 m where you can have the option to camp in a cave which can accommodate

about 10 to 11 people. This cave is also known as a meditation cave.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek (6-7 hours) to Base Camp- Gyapkharka 4,470m

After a steep uphill trek till Bumpasherpu, you will come across a flat path till Base Camp.

Day 8
Day 8: Trek (6-7 hours) to High Camp- Yang Kharka 4,700 m

High Camp (Yang Kharka) is a very beautiful and safe place between Phurbuchyachu, Jugal and Yangri Peak glaciers. This is the gateway to Phurbaghechyu 6,637 m, Jugal Yangri Peak

6,535 m, Gyalzen Peak 6,151 m, Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m Gumba Chuli, Langpogang West and Bhairav Thakur.

Day 9
Day 9: Rest & Acclimatize day

Day 10
Day 10: Head to Camp-I (3-4 hours) 5,180 m

Day 11
Day 11: Summit (7-8 hours one way) N 28.11’01.5” – E 085.50’16.1”and back to High Camp (Yang Kharka). It is recommend to summit within 10 am to get a clear 360 view of the Jugal Range.

Day 12
Day 12: High Camp (Yang Kharka) to Base camp

Day 13
Day 13: Base camp to Dippu.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek (5 -6 hours) to Gumba Village and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 15
Day 15: Final departure


  • • Guide & porter fee.
  • • Sightseeing in Kathmandu inclusive of
  • entrance fees.
  • • Accommodation and standard 3 meals
  • (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the
  • trek and accommodation with breakfast
  • only in Kathmandu.
  • • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and
  • porters.
  • • Permits
  • • A well-stocked first aid and medical kit
  • sufficient to counter any possible
  • mountaineering ailments from
  • headache to serious injury.
  • • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulators in
  • case of emergency.
  • • Emergency communications on the
  • mountain and satellite communications
  • link for helicopter evacuation. Personal
  • calls subject to charges at US$ 4 per
  • minute.
  • • Celebration dinner in Kathmandu.
  • • Airport transfers


  • • Insurance, search and rescue.
  • • Trekking equipment (available on hire).
  • • Mineral water, Beverages & Snacks
  • outside of scheduled itinerary.
  • • Laundry and dry cleaning services.
  • • Internet and phone facilities.
  • • Trip cancellation charges
  • • International flight tickets.
  • • Visa fees.
  • • Tips to guides and porters.
  • • Any cost outside of scheduled itinerary.

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Gyalchen Peak – Jugal Himal