Jugal Himal (6151m) or also popularly known as Gyalchen peak is the shortest trekking destination near Kathmandu valley which can be enjoyed within 15/16 days only.
This peak came to sudden limelight immediately after mountaineer Maya Gurung summited this peak for the first time along with her associates on April 9, 2019.
The Jugal Himal peak is only 145 km far away from Kathmandu by road. Actually, the whole Jugal Himal range has a number of 11 peaks of which many have not been climbed so far by any climbers as they been overlooked by the department of tourism and other stakeholders for various reasons unspecified.
The stunning and wonderful trekking trail to this peak reveals 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.
Winding roads, fascinating waterfalls along the trekking trail, unavoidable lush green meadows, fields, dense forest are the bewitching sights that your eye may catch while trekking along this trail along the river banks of Sindhupalchowk district.
Not only natural beauty will welcome the tourists here but also the profound ancient cultural heritage of Tamang Sherpa, Gurung, Newar you can encounter here for your lifetime experience with culture and nature thereby supplementing your trip with adventure, culture, and natural glimpses of Buddhist monasteries.
The best time to engage in trekking to this region could be September, October, November, and March, April, May. The trekking trail may be suffused with camping at tea houses, and community home stays.
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