Panch Pokhari Trek is one of the trekking routes which loved by many tourists in today’s context. this trek is well known as five different small lakes by Nepalese people. Thes five lake has its own name and is also known as derived from Lord Shiva. Panch Pokhari is located in the northeast part of Kathmandu at the base of the beautiful mountain called Jugal Himal. This trek is often visited by Hindu religious people and also known to be sacred.
The beginning point of this trek is Chautara of the Sindhupalchok and you will reach this Chautara of Sindhupalchok by bus in 5-6 hours from Kathmandu. One of the amazing features of Langtang National Park is known as Panch Pokhari. Every year many Brahmin people came in this place to change the sacred thread(Janai) at the Janai Purnima festival.
Many Hindu pilgrims visit here(Panch Pokhari) to worship Lord Shiva and have huge respect for this place. You can see amazing snow-capped mountains from this lake. Some of the mountains that are seen from Panch Pokhari are; Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Madiya(6257 m), Phurbi Chhyachu(6637 m), Jugal Himal, Rowling and Langtang ranges. You can hilarious sunset and sunrise in this trek from Panch Pokhari. You can also see stunning biological diversities in this trekking route.
This trekking trail lies at the base of the Jugal Himal range. You can see many people from Sherpa and Tamang community and their hospitality behavior will also attract you. you can also learn their culture, tradition and also hospitality behavior. the landscape of this trekking route is amazing and which have helped in viewing stunning snowy mountains.
Panch Pokhari means 5 holy ponds and this place is religiously respected by all Hindus pilgrims. Their way of living is also unique and amazing. During this trek, you can see many villages and also various flora and fauna. Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, a Himalayan wild goat are one of the attractions of this trek.
You can also see many wildflowers and beautiful birds too. You must have good physical condition in order to enjoy this trek. you will be at the height of 4100 m above the sea level. Panch Pokhari is 258 km far from Kathmandu. You can also enjoy Panch Pokhari Mela every year. The main highlights of this trek are waterfalls, gorges, ancient caves and also many valleys.
This trekking trail is loved by many tourists because it is not so crowded and you can feel peach here. this trekking route doesn’t have tea houses like another trekking trail. In spring season you can see an amazing red forest due to rhododendron and many high hills. The scene seen in the hills due to rhododendron will be remembered a lifetime. You can also see eye-catching snowy mountains too.
You can trek in this trekking route(Panch Pokhari trek) throughout the year. This trek is not a difficult trek but you need to take care of your health because the height may affect you. this trekking trail is not considered as hard so any aged tourist can enjoy this trek.
After we arrived at Tribhuvan international airport, we were received by the private vehicle of the hotel we had booked in Kathmandu. The particular representative gave us further information about the trek.
Today we ere too excited to visit the world heritage site of Kathmandu valley. So we had breakfast and start moving towards Boudhanath stupa. This stupa is also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal. After that, we move towards Pashupatinath temple where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. This temple is the temple of Hindu pilgrims. Later we visited Kathmandu durbar square and Swyambhunath Stupa. Then we returned back to the hotel.
Today is the day to drive from Kathmandu to Chautara which is at the altitude of 1450 m above sea level. The headquarter of Sindhupalchok district is Chautara where we fixed camp for tonight. Then we did sightseeing and talked with the villagers. We saw a stunning view of many mountains and hills.
Our trek goes gradually so we move upward towards Sano Okhareni which is the altitude of 1965 m above sea level. We passed through a village and we saw many ethnic groups people living together with love and care. We camped at Sano Okhareni near the pine forest from where we saw amazing snowy mountains and green hills.
Today morning we walked uphill towards Thulo Okhareni and after that, we climbed hills with was full of various trees and flowers like rhododendron. We saw a red forest due to rhododendron. We also got a chance to see langur monkeys, Danfe, mountain deer, etc.
Today we were heading towards Pauwa Bas which was known as the shelter for the pilgrims who visit Panch Pokhari. We also saw some of the nomad’s houses that were built for cattle on the way to Pauwa Bas. today’s walk was gentle and kind a straightway so we got a chance to enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We walked through the rhododendron forest and we also saw trees like oak, pine, etc on the way.
This morning we start trek after having light breakfast. We start trek to Hille Bhanjyang which was at the height of 3400 m above sea level. We step uphill and saw an amazing view of mountains and then we step downhill around 1 and a half hours through rhododendron forest. We saw amazing flora and fauna on the way. Then we saw an amazing mountain view from our camp at Hille Bhanjyang.
Today we walked around 4 hours in total. First, we climbed a rocky hill for an hour and then we enjoy 3 hours’ walk through rocky hills and rhododendron forest which was amazing and eye-catching. Then we rested at the rest house built on the way to Panch Pokhari and saw a stunning scenery of mountains from our camp.
Today we woke up and had light breakfast then we start moving through rocky hills in order to reach our destination i,e. Panch Pokhari which means five ponds in English. We saw two pilgrims visited there 1. Hindus and 2. Buddhist we also saw two pilgrim houses and temples which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Janai Purnima is held in August and we can see many Hindu pilgrims in Panch Pokhari.
Today we woke up early in order to see the sunrise. We climb hills around 1 and a half hours to see the beautiful sight of sunrise over the Himalayas. We also saw an amazing panoramic view of mountains like Mt.Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rowaling Himal Range, and Langtang Range. After this awesome morning, we went back to Panch Pokhari in order to pick a bag and start moving for home. While moving downward we saw a stunning rhododendron forest.
Dhap is one of the beautiful villages of this trekking trail. To reach Dhap we walked through terrace fields. Dhap is known as the home of the Tamang community people. We got an awesome chance to
see the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tamang people closely.
On this day, we visited villages and explored the culture and tradition of the people living there.
Today we woke up early and start our trek to Melamchi. Melamchi is at an altitude of 800 m above sea level. We walked along the Indrawati river through terraced fields. We saw a hydroelectricity project on the way while passing an amazing village on the way to Tipini. At the bank of Melamchi Khola and Indrawati river, we saw the Melamchi pul bazaar area which is a comparatively big town of this area. We saw many shops, tea houses, army camps, schools, and government offices too. We refreshed ourselves by dipping on the river.
We take a local bus early in the morning to return back to Kathmandu city. We did last-minute shopping in Kathmandu for our friends and family.
Today is the final departure day and the hotel vehicle dropped us at Tribhuvan international airport. And we got warm wishes from them too.