Jaljala Trek is the newly opened trekking area since October 2009 which is situated in Rolpa district in the Midwestern part of Nepal. Rolpa district is one of the least developed districts of Nepal in terms of infrastructure but this place has immense potential to be one the best tourist destinations of Nepal there as it goes through the Dhorpatan hunting reserve, which is only one hunting reserve in Nepal. In the Nepalese context, Rolpa district is also known for the historic place as it’s the main epicenter of the Maoist revolution in Nepal that took lives of more than 10,000 Nepalese people.
Jaljala Trek is more like a village to village trekking. During this trek we will pass through the green meadows, Rhododendron forest, and can view the picturesque village, different varieties of Flora and Fauna, amazing mountain views, including Mt. Sisne, Mt. Putha, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and much more. This region is mainly inhabited by Magar Committee, which is rich in their culture and tradition. Not only Magar, but we can also see the settlements of Chhetri, Newar, and Thakuri people as well.
2 - 14
3600 m/ 11811ft
Rolpa is one of the least developed districts in terms of infrastructure.
Magar committee people are highly settlement in this region.
The main epicenter of the Maoist revolution in Nepal.
Trekking route goes through the only one hunting reserve in Nepal that is Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and Sunchahari Fall.
Trekking in spring season in this area takes you through the green meadows, rhododendron forests and peaceful land.
Why this Trip
This Trip is for those trekkers who want to trek in the lower elevation and want to view the natural beauty, mountain views, and different flora, fauna, culture, and tradition in a short period of time.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
With great pleasure we will welcome you to the country of generosity and kindness. You will be escorted either to our office first or directly to the hotel according to your comfort. In the evening, we will be waiting for you in a cultural inn for a friendly dining.
You will find yourself in the state of contentment while visiting those famous cultural heritages. The visit will be according to your preference and time and therefore we will visit three or four sites and leave the rest for some other time.
Today early morning we drive towards the Sulichaur which is only one route to go the Rolpa district. Around 12 hours’ drive from the Kathmandu we will reach Sulichaur. It is the one of the populated locality located in Rapti zone containing a good accommodation.
After the breakfast at Sulichaur, we begin our drive towards the Kotalbara. After 3 hours’ drive from Sulichaur we go through the Sunchahari Fall (1450m) which is one of the major attraction places of today. Sunchahari is named after two words “sun” and “chahari” which means ‘gold’ and ‘stream’. From there we drive through the Pobang village and reach the end of our drive to the Fulibang Village. From this village, we start our first-day trek towards the Kotalbara. Walking around 4 hrs and observing the amazing views of natural beauty, mountains, rivers, and settlement of a different ethnic group of people we reach our today’s destination.
We walk through the normal trail towards another destination. On the way, we will reach the small village Posbang which contain only a few teahouses. Later we walk through the Dilbhanjyang village which is the highest point of our today’s trek as it lies at an altitude 2576m. After 7 hrs trek from the Kotalbara and passing this 2 beautiful village we reach our today’s destination, Ajambari Commune Village. This village is the part of Maoist’s People’s War. We can only see there 4 families living together without any private property. They are the motivator for all people as they are doing something new for the settlement of their life as forming a truffle mushroom and ground apple.
Today after a tasty breakfast from Commune village we will trek towards another destination for today that is Thabang. It is popularly known as the headquarters of the People’s war as it is a place from where the People’s war originated and the most affected part throughout the attack. This place is mainly inhabited by Magar community so as you arrive there they will welcome you in their traditional way.
Today we will spend our whole day at this beautiful village with the local community people and their culture and tradition. Bhumya Puja is the popular cultural attraction of this village as this puja is done before the monsoon start. This puja is celebrated by all people of this village for 5 days. In this village, we can also see the Selsine marathon in which you guys have to carry any girl and run away towards the river. They enjoy this festival very happily. Hiking at Dhakpa hills is another attractive place in the Thabang Village for the tourist as you can view the endangered Red panda there. And to views the mountains, including Sisne Himal, Otha Himal and other peaks we go to visit the Ghamchin.
After breakfast, we walk towards the Jaljala which is our today destination. It takes around 6 hours to reach there. Jaljala is a beautiful grassland place which is wet throughout the year. It is rich in terms of natural beauty, religious value and politics. From this place, we can also see the amazing views of mountains. Jaljala is also a popular pilgrimage site for the people as during the full moon people of this place go to worship at four temples with the sacrifice of sheep in each temple.
After breakfast today we are going to the highest point on this trip that is Dharampani. 3 hours walk from the Jaljala we reach Dharampani from where we can view the picturesque mountains. In this area, there is no any human settlement and throughout the year this area is cold and windy. After viewing the beautiful views from there we come down to the Majhibang. To reach the Majhibang we have to pass the toughest part of the trek. With the warm welcome of the Magar ethnic group, we reach the Majhibang village after 4 hrs walk from the Dharampani.
Today we will explore the Majhibang Village as this village is lies between two rivers. This village is the most advance village in this trip as we can see the clean and well-built houses with good facilities. The whole day we will observe the village and in the evening we will enjoy the cultural performance by the local community people.
Today we come back to the Jailbang after breakfast at the Majhibang. Jailbang is also known as the sister of Majhibang. In this village we will be welcomed by the local community and from there without any delay; we drive back to the Sulichaur which take almost 4 hrs.
We go out of the way for the satisfaction of our clients and therefore we seek the pleasure derived from our service. We will be gathering for a small farewell and then escort you to the airport to fly back home.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay/camping for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Jaljala trek is a newly opened trek that means it’s completely off the beaten perfect for those who love less crowded trail and easier trek in the lower elevation without compromising the natural beauty, mountains, different flora, fauna, culture and tradition in short period of time. It’s mainly popular for the pilgrimage purpose.
We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Sulichaur can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in a deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.