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Jaljala Trek

Duration 10 days
Max-Altitude 3107m
Transportation Land
Grade Moderate
Accommodation Lodge/Camping Tent
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Best Season Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Communication Available
Group Size 2+

Jaljala lies in western part of Nepal, specifically located in Thabang Village Development Committee of the Rolpa district. The Rolpa district is also known as one of the main epicenters of the Maoist revolution of Nepal. The Jaljala itself a historic place in Nepalese context. Jaljala trek is one of the recently build trekking route in Nepal, which opened in October 2009. The presence area is away from the development and possibly we could see unspoiled nature, culture and tradition. Jaljala trek offers sweeping trans Himalayan views of Mt. Sisne, Mt. Putha, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and many other mountains. Mainly, Magar ethnic group of people lives in this region. Magar is also one of the indigenous people of Nepal. We could have a wonderful experience by visiting this region and have a close look at their way of lifestyle and culture.

Jaljala (3193m) is also the main pilgrimage site of whole Rapti Zone and consists of three important temples: Kailu Baraha, Baju Baraha and Sahadey Barah.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sulichaur (810 m), 12 hrs.
Day 02: Drive from Sulichaur to Fulibang, 4 hrs, then trek to Kotalbara (1606 m), 4 hrs.
Day 03: From Kotalbara to Ajambari Commune (2217 m), 7 hrs.
Day 04: From Ajambari Commune to Thabang (2000 m), 6 hrs.
Day 05: Day rest at Thabang and explore Dhakpa & Ghamchin
Day 06: From Thabang to Jaljala (3107 m), 6 hrs.
Day 07: From Jaljala to Dharampani (2100 m) and to Majhibang (2100 m),
Day 08: From Majhibang to Jailbang, 2 hrs and drive to Sulichaur, 4 hrs.
Day 09: From Sulichaur, drive back to Kathmandu, 261 km.
Day 10: Transfer to International Airport

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sulichaur (810 m), 12 hrs.
Driving from Kathmandu to Sulichaur is really a great joy with natural scene and scenery. It is about 261 km west of Kathmandu. We can fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and drive 6 hours to reach Sulichaur. Shulichaur lies near the confluence of Lungri Khola and Fagam Khola. Overnight at Sulichaur.

Day 02: Drive from Sulichaur to Fulibang, 4 hrs, then trek to Kotalbara (1606 m), 4 hrs.
After breakfast, we drive about 4 hours from Sulichaur to Fulibang passing through Sunchahari (1,450 m), Pobang. The graveled road ends at Fulibang and we start trekking after having lunch at Fulibang. We hike gently from Fulibang to Kotalbara. After we walk about 2 and half hours, we reach at Sirkyang which offers a magnificent view of hills, rivers and settlements below. After one and a half an hours from Sirkyang, we arrive at Kotalbara.

Day 03: From Kotalbara to Ajambari Commune (2217 m), 7 hrs.
After breakfast, we take the trail which is of different geographical conditions. We walk passing through the normal trail till Posbang River.After crossing the suspension bridge, we climb uphill. After 4hours walk, we arrive at Posbang where we get our lunch. Then, we walk passing through Dilbhanjyang (2,576 m) and reach to Sandho river. We walk upstream through the river. After half an hour’s walk, we reach to Ajambari Commune (2,217 m). The people residing in this commune have initiated modern forms of agriculture such as Truffle mushroom and ground apple. Overnight at Commune

Day 04: From Ajambari Commune to Thabang (2000 m), 6 hrs.
We head towards Thabang which was the headquarters in the time of the Civil war. We arrive at Thabang after one and half an hour walk through the wild marijuana field from the Ajambari Commune. In the evening, we can enjoy the cultural show of the local Magar community.

Day 05: Day rest at Thabang and explore Dhakpa & Ghamchin
Thabang is a place from where the People’s war originated. The cultural activities like Bhumya Puja (Land Worship) and Selsine Marathon to Thabang River is worth observing. Hiking to Dhakpa hill is an exciting thing to be done where we possibly can see the Red Panda. We can reach to Rukum after 3 hours walk from Dhakpa. The other interesting place to visit is Ghamchin from where we can view the Sisne Himal, Otha Himal and other peaks in the Dhaulagiri range.

Day 06 : From Thabang to Jaljala (3107 m), 6 hrs.
Our trek from Thabang to Jaljala is very much exciting due to its natural scenery, religious activities and the political scenario of Rolpa. We can reach to Jaljala after 6 hours continuous steep climb from Thabang. Jaljal is the wet, grassland. There is natural water reservoir. The flowers bloom in the spring seems the land like paradise. The Bhama cave is another attraction of Jaljala.

Day 07 : From Jaljala to Dharampani (2100 m) and to Majhibang (2100 m), 7 hrs Home Stay
After breakfast, we walk uphill towards Dharampani- the highest point of the trek. It takes about 3 hours from Jaljala to Dharampani. This is windy place. It is better to carry packed lunch. We walk down to Majhbang after crossing the highest pass of the trek. The pass is steep grasslands with a narrow trail. We do not find human settlement until we reach to Nabang (3,193 m)It takes 4 hours to reach Majhbang from Dharampani. Overnight at homestay

Day 08: From Majhibang to Jailbang, 2 hrs and drive to Sulichaur, 4 hrs.
Majhibang lies between two rivers. It is the most advanced village- clean and well furnished during the trek. They have a micro-hydro project. The iron and gold mine near the village can be visited. After breakfast, we can head towards Jailbang which takes about one and half an hour. From Jailbang, we walk one hour to the next place and drive about 4 hours to Sulichaur.

Day 09: From Sulichaur, drive back to Kathmandu, 261 km
It is 261 km from Sulichaur to Kathmandu takes 12 hours. It is a long drive but is a great joy through the hill journey back to Kathmandu. You could do shopping if you have enough time before departure to the airport.

Day 10: Transfer to International Airport
We transfer you 3 hours before your scheduled flight to the airport.

Price Include

  • Pick ups and drops from Airport.
  • Teahouses/Camping  Tent Accommodation including Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of Trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Drive from Kathmandu – Sulichaur then to Fulibang
  • Drive back from Jailbang – Sulichaur then to Kathmandu
  • Dhorpatan Entry Permit, TIMS Card for trekking
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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