To the northeast of Kathmandu lies the Jugal Himal, which includes Dorche Lakpa (6966m), Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6637m). From the south, this is an easily accessible region, though it requires a long, uphill climb. Just above Dolaghat, on the friendship high way, a road leads to the large bazaar of Chautara, at 1410m. Our trek starts here, climbing to a ridge and following it north to Pach Pokhari, the Five Lakes, at 3600m. We continue to Tarke Gyang in Helambu and then head back down though Sermathang to reach Melamchipull Bazaar and Pachkhal on the Kodari road.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner