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LOCATION
Langtang Region
DURATION
14 Days
Difficulty Level
Moderate
ARRIVAL ON
Kathmandu, Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM
Kathmandu, Nepal
TRIP TYPE
treking
MAX ALTITUDE
4100 meters
GROUP SIZE
2-10
MEAL
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
ACCOMMODATION
Guest House/ Tea House
TRANSPORTATION
By Bus

Panch Pokhari Trek

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“A Religious Adventure of Holy Lakes, Explore to Experience”

Panch Pokhari Trek at the base of Jugal Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture, and genuine adventure. This area provides a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high-altitude holy lakes, sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people.

Trekkers first travel by bus to Chautara, five hours northeast of Kathmandu towards the Tibetan border. We travel through a mixture of beautiful mountain scenery, terraced fields, and characteristic houses of rural villages from different ethnic groups. On your first night, you will experience life in the village homes of the Sherpa and Tamang people and your guide will give a short talk on trekking, altitude sickness, and the highlights of the trek. These include the Panch Pokhari(holy Five Lakes), the incredible Himalayan scenery, and the lifestyle of nomadic people unchanged by time. The unusual climatic and geographical mix make this area a naturalist’s dream and a mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures.

This trek starts from 1,450m and goes up to 4,100m at Panch Pokhari, a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this site each year. This is a very spectacular and spiritual trek.
The top of Panch Pokhari(4,100m) offers an excellent view of the Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu.

This trek can be done all year round except for the monsoon months and can be combined with a rafting tour.
Experience 14 Days of trekking to five holy lakes through untouched traditional villages in spectacular Himalayan landscapes.

Highlights

  • Explore the beauty of culturally rich Kathmandu and its World Heritage Sites.
  • Explore beautiful Panch Pokhari – The Five Holy Lakes.
  • Sunrise and Sunset from the Summit of Panch Pokhari.
  • Friendly and Hospitable locals.
  • The lifestyle of Nomadic cattle herders.
  • Beautiful mountain Panorama.
  • Trek through the diverse flora and fauna of the high hills.
  • Experience the culture, tradition, lifestyle, and farming techniques of the people of Dhap.

Itinerary

Get a window seat while coming to Nepal. You’ll see wonderful mountain ranges and beautiful hills on your flight.

Following your arrival, a representative of Hiking Himalayas will pick you up from the Arrival Terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to the Hotel.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

ACCOMODATION Hotel
MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast

After breakfast, we’ll start our trip today. We’ll drive towards Chautara(1600m)- the district headquarters of Sindhupalchowk district, from Kathmandu. We’ll drive through terraced agricultural lands, rivers, and forests whilst enjoying the views of mountains far away.

Overnight Stay in Chautara.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 1600 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

After breakfast, We’ll hit the trail and head towards Sano Okhreni. We’ll pass through different villages, cultivated lands, beautiful forests, and streams whilst interacting with the friendly locals. We’ll reach Sano Okhreni(1942m)in about 6 hours.

Overnight Stay in Sano Okhreni.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 1940 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - DInner

Today, after breakfast, we’ll hit the trail which heads towards Kami Kharka through rhododendron and oak forests. If you’re lucky enough, you may even get to see the Danphe Monal as this area is full of wilderness. As continuing our walk through the forest, we’ll reach Kami Kharka(2840m) the summer pasture.

Overnight stay in Kami Kharka.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 2840 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

We’ll hit the trail after breakfast, today, we’ll stay in Pauwa Bas. We’ll follow an ascending trail towards Pauwa Bas(3000m)which takes us through Rhododendron, Oak, Juniper, and Pine forests. You’ll be able to see the huts of nomadic cattle herders.

Overnight Stay in Pauwa Bas.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 3000 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, After Breakfast, we’ll hit the trail and ascend toward the top of the hill before descending down through a pine forest and reaching Hile Bhanjyang(3400m). We’ll get to see the change in landscape as we gain elevation. Throughout today’s trek, we’ll have sight of some silvery mountains.

Overnight Stay in Hile Bhanjyang.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 3400 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

From Hile Bhanjyang, the trail leads us steep uphill for about 1 hour, from the hilltop, you’ll get to see the panorama of the surrounding, including the mountains. We’ll now trek downhill through a rocky trail surrounded by rhododendron forests before reaching Narsim Pati(3700m). The pilgrims take shelter in Narsim Pati on their way to Panch Pokhari.

Overnight stay in Narsim Pati.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 3700 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - DInner

Today is the climax of this trip, you’ll finally reach Panch Pokhari after 5 days of trekking. Today can be quite tiring and challenging as we gain altitude. We’ll trek for about 4 hours from Narsimpati before reaching the holy lakes of Panch Pokhari(4100m). It is believed that taking bath in these holy lakes will neutralize your evil deeds. Panch Pokhari overlooks the Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda, etc, we’ll rest for the night in Panch Pokhari after enjoying the mesmerizing sunset.

Overnight Stay in Panch Pokhari.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 4100 meters
MEALS Breakfast Lunch - Dinner

Early Morning, we’ll hike to the summit of Panch Pokhari to enjoy the sunrise and the reflecting mountain ranges of Rolwaling, Langtang, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, and Jugal Himal, and after breakfast, we’ll leave from Panch Pokhari for Tupi Dada(2310m) which will be a long descending trail. Today, in a single day, we’ll lose 1790 meters in altitude.

Overnight Stay in Tupi Dada.

ACCOMODATION Tea House
MAX ALTITUDE 2310 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, After Breakfast, we’ll trek downhill toward the Tamang village of Dhap. We’ll trek through terraced cultivated farmlands, forests, and deep gorges before reaching the village of Dhap(1200m).

We’ll explore the Dhap village and experience the culture, tradition, lifestyle, and farming techniques of the people of Dhap. Dhap village is mostly known for its traditional architectural Tamang houses.

Overnight Stay in Dhap.

ACCOMODATION Guest House
MAX ALTITUDE 1200 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, after breakfast, we’ll trek along with the terraced agricultural fields and the Indrawati River. We’ll pass various small villages and Indrawati Hydropower Project near Tipini reaching the village of Melamchi(800m).

Overnight Stay in Melamchi.

ACCOMODATION Guest House
MAX ALTITUDE 800 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Leaving footprints in the trails and preserving the memories of the Paanch Pokhari, we’ll drive towards Kathmandu. You’ll enjoy the curvy roads of Nepal’s hills and its greenery along the way. We’ll drop you off at the hotel and today day is over.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

ACCOMODATION Hotel
MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, their two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural, and religious significance. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath – the largest Buddhist stupa in NepalBhaktapur Durbar Square – the 15th-century palace of 55 windows, and Swoyambhunath. At the event, you will be briefed about your trip.

After we finish Sightseeing, You’ll be gifted with an evening farewell dinner in a traditional way and many other surprises, for they’ve had a quality time with you.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

ACCOMODATION Hotel
MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as a game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour, or even mountain biking, etc – please don’t hesitate to let us know). We would be glad to help you. Thank you for doing this venture with us & it’s been wonderful knowing you over the weeks. Please do stay in touch in the months ahead. Bon Voyage & take care!!!

         Or,

Extend Your Stay in NEPAL

MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Inclusions


Service Includes

  • Our airport representative Pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Twin-sharing 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu after and before trip on B/B basis
  • 10 night accommodation in lodge/tea house during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Chautara and Melamchi to kathmandu by bus
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) & seasonable fruits during the Trek
  • An experienced English-speaking ,Trained, educated ,professional and friendly Guide including to his food, accommodation, salary, insurance & transportation
  • Essential porters their food, accommodation, salary, insurance & equipment
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • Hiking Himalayas Waterproof Duffel bag and trip completion certificate
  • A comprehensive medical kit & safe drinking water
  • All applicable local tax, vat and office service charge
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures
  • Farewell dinner (Nepali Traditional meal) last night
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel insurance in case of emergency evacuation
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot and cold drinks,WiFi, shower etc)
  • Tips for guide and porters

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Trekking Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for the Panch Pokhari trek. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head
Sun hat or scarf
Light or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses

Upper Body
T-shirts (4)
Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or sweater
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (4)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Lightweight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories
Sleeping bag
Headlamp and batteries
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Optional Items
Swiss Knife
Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
Books (Highly Recommended)
Binoculars

Why chose Hiking Himalayas?

With more than 20+ years of experience in the tourism industry, our agency is registered under the Ministry of Tourism. It is also a license holder of NMA, NTB, and NRB. We also provide you with local guides, who are used to the surroundings, so you won't face any difficulties in the trek.

How hard is this trek?

This, Panch Pokhari trek is considered moderately challenging. You'll have to walk for longer distances and up to 5 hours per day to complete this trek. You won't have a hard time completing this trek if you're physically fit.

Which Season is best for this trek?

The best season for this trek is Spring (March, and April) and Autumn (September, and October). In these seasons, the sky is clear and the days are sunny too.

Why should I trek this trail?

This trekking trail is relatively untouched and unexplored compared to other trails. Be involved in 15 days of religious but adventurous trekking in Psnch Pokhari.

Can I change this day plan and make as my own preference?

Yes, you can change this day plan and make your own. We always welcome our client's preferences and tastes, just feel free to email us.

Should I bring my own power bank for this trek?

Yes, you are recommended to bring your own power bank for this trek. As the Panch Pokhari region is not so developed in terms of infrastructure, there may not be electricity.

How high will I go on this trek?

On this Everest Panorama Trekking, we'll trek up to the altitude of 3870 meters.

What is Panch Pokhari famous for?

PanchPokhari is famous for the religious importance it carries in Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. It is also famous for it is the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world.

All Inclusive Price.

$ 999
*Tours depart everyday of the year
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