Panch Pokhari Trek

panchpokhari trek

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.

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

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.

Day 2
World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing, 6 hours.

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.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1,450m / 4,742 ft), 6 hours Bus

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.

Day 4
Trek to Sano Okhareni (1,965m/6,426 ft), 5 hours

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.

Day 5
Trek to Kami Kharka (2,810m/9,189 ft), 5 hours

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.

Day 6
Trek to Pauwa Bas (3,000m/9,810 ft), 6 hours

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.

Day 7
Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3,400m/11,118 ft), 6 hours

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.

Day 8
Trek to Narsim Pati (3,700m/12,099 ft), 4 hours

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.

Day 9
Panch Pokhari Trek (4,100m/13,407 ft), 7 hours

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.

Day 10
Panch Pokhari hiking, trek to Tupi Danda (2,320m/7,586 ft), 7 hours

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.

Day 11
Trek to Dhap (1,200m/3,924 ft), 7 hours

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.

Day 12
Rest day to explore around

On this day, we visited villages and explored the culture and tradition of the people living there.

Day 13
Trek to Melamchi (800m / 2,616 ft), 6:30 hours

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.

Day 14
Drive back to Kathmandu, 5 hours

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.

Day 15
Final departure day

Today is the final departure day and the hotel vehicle dropped us at Tribhuvan international airport. And we got warm wishes from them too.

What's included

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation inclusive bed and breakfast.
  • An experienced trekking guide salary.
  • Supporting porter's salary to carry your luggage.
  • All the required trekking permits and official documentations.
  • All the surface transportation to and from the trekking point.
  • An expert trekking cook salary. Who prepared (Continental/Chinese/Indian food ) your meal during the trek.
  • All the essential camping equipemtns such as sleeping, kitchen, dinning, toilets tents and Kitchen utensils .
  • All the three meals (Breakfast / lunch / dinner) which is prepared by our expert trekking cook.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit box.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

What's not included

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which included rescue
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Kathmandu sightseeing {it will be extra because we should arrange according your staying in Nepal}
  • Tips to staffs

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Panch Pokhari Trek
From $ 899.00
per Adult