Duration: 13 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel and Camping

Transport: Bus/ Jeep

Altitude: 4,100m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Highlights

  • Adventurious hikes towards the remote and less tourist destination of Nepal.
  • Mesmerizing Views of the Five holy lakes (Panch Pokhari).
  • Awesome views of the mountains and landscapes during the hike.
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Overview

Panch Pokhari Trekking is one of the new trekking trail identified and explored by the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal in 2012. Offering some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, this trekking route is home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. Panch Pokhari is a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists, which is why it was barred to trekkers until recently. Panch Pokhari means Five Lakes in English and these lakes are considered holy by these religions. It is the least traveled trekking areas and it perfectly suits tourists who do not like to move with the crowd in their hard-earned holidays. This trek is both adventurous and spiritual, and it also gives outsiders an insight into the culture of the local ethnicity. It gives an excellent view of mountains such as Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, etc from the Panch Pokhari trekking.

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Chautara about 6 hrs and then after starts our trek. Even though tea house trek is not available on this route our expert cook will prefer the best and healthy food like in tea house trek.

We can arrange this trip to begin on any date during the trekking season (Spring: March through May & Autumn: September through December) in Nepal according to your time frame. Check out our fixed itinerary for Panch Pokhari Trekking or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

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After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Panch Pokhari Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.

This morning we have a beautiful 5-hour drive to the little village of Chautara. While small, Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district and we will camp here tonight, ready to commence walking tomorrow. From our campsite, you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

The trail from Chautara to Phurse is working for about 5-6 hrs. The trail passes through many small villages, farming terraces, some green hills along with some marvelous mountain views of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa and many others. Easy ascend up to Phurse. Phurse is a pasture land where people from villages bring their domestic animals for grazing. It is a small village mainly inhabited by Tamang communities. Overnight in the tented camp with full board meals.

This morning we can start gently with about 1 hour of gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with about 4 hours of walking through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepali birdlife like the Danfe. Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders (kharka). Overnight at a tented camp in Kami Kharka Danda with full board meals.

Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level and we can enjoy our forest trail and chance to spot wildlife. We walk through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and we can see some nomads’ houses for cattle on the way. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

The very first part of our trek today takes us on a steep uphill walk that will go for about three hours. This uphill challenge early in the morning takes us to such a place to reward us with incredible mountain vistas. After reaching the top of the trail, we descend towards our campsite for the day. We will have enough time to laze around at our campsite once we reach there. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

Today we only have about 4 hours of walking. So we take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. Then we enjoy the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsimpati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari and we have great mountain views from our campsite. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

When we reach Panch Pokhari on our trek today, we will be at the elevation of 4,100 meters above sea level. We start on a steep uphill trek early morning after breakfast at the camp. Panch Pokhari is the final destination of this trek. This is the place from where we start our trip back down towards lower elevation to come back to Kathmandu. Panch Pokhari is also a Hindu pilgrimage site that attracts thousands of Hindu faith believers on their pilgrimage journey.

This morning we have an early start to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains. We have about 1 and a half hours uphill to see the beautiful sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas and our panoramic view includes Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Langtang Range. After this incredible start to the morning, we head back down to Panch Pokhari to take breakfast. Then after, pack up and start heading for the next destination. We walk downhill some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda and our camp. Overnight at a tented camp in Tupi Danda with full board meals.

Today we walk through terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang communities and gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, cultures and traditional architecture of Tamang village. Overnight at a tented camp in Dhap with full board meals.

It is the final day of our journey today. We are trekking all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazar. We set off on an easy day of the walk towards the destination that takes us through several cultural and natural wonders along the trail. We descend to Melamchi pul bazar on the confluence of Melamchi Khola and Indrawati River. We can laze around this small town once we reach there. Overnight at a guesthouse in Melamchi with full board meals.

Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicles cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city. You can do some last minutes shopping for souvenirs for your family, friends and relatives. In the evening, we will have a Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner with cultural performance. Overnight at a hotel including breakfast.

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Adventure, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…

Trip Includes:

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights of twin sharing star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 10 nights of twin sharing camping and guesthouse accommodations while on the trek.
  • An experienced and certified trekking guide for the trip.
  • Supporting porters to carry your belongings during the trek.
  • An experienced trekking cook to prepare your meals for the trek.
  • All the required trekking permits and official documentations.
  • All the long-range ground transfers by bus and jeep.
  • Full board meals during the trek with hot tea or coffee. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All the essential camping equipemtns such as a mattress, sleeping bags, sleeping, kitchen, dining, toilets tents, and Kitchen utensils.
  • Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visas.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, phone calls etc during the trek.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Tips to the guide and porters.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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Duration: 13 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel and Camping

Transport: Bus/ Jeep

Altitude: 4,100m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Highlights

  • Adventurious hikes towards the remote and less tourist destination of Nepal.
  • Mesmerizing Views of the Five holy lakes (Panch Pokhari).
  • Awesome views of the mountains and landscapes during the hike.
CheckList
Video

Overview

Panch Pokhari Trekking is one of the new trekking trail identified and explored by the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal in 2012. Offering some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, this trekking route is home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. Panch Pokhari is a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists, which is why it was barred to trekkers until recently. Panch Pokhari means Five Lakes in English and these lakes are considered holy by these religions. It is the least traveled trekking areas and it perfectly suits tourists who do not like to move with the crowd in their hard-earned holidays. This trek is both adventurous and spiritual, and it also gives outsiders an insight into the culture of the local ethnicity. It gives an excellent view of mountains such as Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, etc from the Panch Pokhari trekking.

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Chautara about 6 hrs and then after starts our trek. Even though tea house trek is not available on this route our expert cook will prefer the best and healthy food like in tea house trek.

We can arrange this trip to begin on any date during the trekking season (Spring: March through May & Autumn: September through December) in Nepal according to your time frame. Check out our fixed itinerary for Panch Pokhari Trekking or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

Expand All

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Panch Pokhari Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.

This morning we have a beautiful 5-hour drive to the little village of Chautara. While small, Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district and we will camp here tonight, ready to commence walking tomorrow. From our campsite, you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

The trail from Chautara to Phurse is working for about 5-6 hrs. The trail passes through many small villages, farming terraces, some green hills along with some marvelous mountain views of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa and many others. Easy ascend up to Phurse. Phurse is a pasture land where people from villages bring their domestic animals for grazing. It is a small village mainly inhabited by Tamang communities. Overnight in the tented camp with full board meals.

This morning we can start gently with about 1 hour of gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with about 4 hours of walking through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepali birdlife like the Danfe. Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders (kharka). Overnight at a tented camp in Kami Kharka Danda with full board meals.

Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level and we can enjoy our forest trail and chance to spot wildlife. We walk through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and we can see some nomads’ houses for cattle on the way. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

The very first part of our trek today takes us on a steep uphill walk that will go for about three hours. This uphill challenge early in the morning takes us to such a place to reward us with incredible mountain vistas. After reaching the top of the trail, we descend towards our campsite for the day. We will have enough time to laze around at our campsite once we reach there. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

Today we only have about 4 hours of walking. So we take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. Then we enjoy the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsimpati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari and we have great mountain views from our campsite. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

When we reach Panch Pokhari on our trek today, we will be at the elevation of 4,100 meters above sea level. We start on a steep uphill trek early morning after breakfast at the camp. Panch Pokhari is the final destination of this trek. This is the place from where we start our trip back down towards lower elevation to come back to Kathmandu. Panch Pokhari is also a Hindu pilgrimage site that attracts thousands of Hindu faith believers on their pilgrimage journey.

This morning we have an early start to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains. We have about 1 and a half hours uphill to see the beautiful sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas and our panoramic view includes Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Langtang Range. After this incredible start to the morning, we head back down to Panch Pokhari to take breakfast. Then after, pack up and start heading for the next destination. We walk downhill some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda and our camp. Overnight at a tented camp in Tupi Danda with full board meals.

Today we walk through terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang communities and gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, cultures and traditional architecture of Tamang village. Overnight at a tented camp in Dhap with full board meals.

It is the final day of our journey today. We are trekking all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazar. We set off on an easy day of the walk towards the destination that takes us through several cultural and natural wonders along the trail. We descend to Melamchi pul bazar on the confluence of Melamchi Khola and Indrawati River. We can laze around this small town once we reach there. Overnight at a guesthouse in Melamchi with full board meals.

Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicles cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city. You can do some last minutes shopping for souvenirs for your family, friends and relatives. In the evening, we will have a Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner with cultural performance. Overnight at a hotel including breakfast.

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Adventure, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…

Trip Includes:

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights of twin sharing star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 10 nights of twin sharing camping and guesthouse accommodations while on the trek.
  • An experienced and certified trekking guide for the trip.
  • Supporting porters to carry your belongings during the trek.
  • An experienced trekking cook to prepare your meals for the trek.
  • All the required trekking permits and official documentations.
  • All the long-range ground transfers by bus and jeep.
  • Full board meals during the trek with hot tea or coffee. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All the essential camping equipemtns such as a mattress, sleeping bags, sleeping, kitchen, dining, toilets tents, and Kitchen utensils.
  • Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visas.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, phone calls etc during the trek.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Tips to the guide and porters.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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