Things you should know before going on Panch Pokhari Trek
Panch Pokhari Trek itinerary
Panch Pokhari Trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Chautara. From here, you begin ascending towards Panch Pokhari through small villages like Sano Okhareni, Kami Kharka, Hile Bhanjyang, Narsim Pati, Dhap, etc and dense forests. The trail takes you to Panch Pokhari from where you get to see excellent views of snow-capped mountains and wonderful scenery. Further, the trail gradually descends Melamchi through fine Dhap village and takes you back to Kathmandu.
Panch Pokhari Trek difficulty
Panch Pokhari Trek is an easy to moderate trek. The trail slowly ascends through the rugged and forested path. You might come across a few steep sections. As you have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day, sound health, good physical fitness, and strong determination are needed to complete the trek. Even though the trail is easy, do not underestimate the remoteness of the region, which can make the journey tough. Anyone can go on this trek without having a previous trekking experience.
Best time to go on Panch Pokhari Trek
Spring i.e. March to April and autumn i.e. September to November, is the most ideal time to go on Panch Pokhari trek. These two seasons are considered best to climb peaks in the Himalayas because of the stable weather and moderate climate. The clear bright sky and outstanding views make the journey pleasant.
Food & Accommodation during Panch Pokhari Trek
Mostly tented camp is the accommodation mode on Panch Pokhari Trek. While staying overnight in a camp, you get high-quality sleeping tents provided by the company. Other tents like a dining tent and washroom tent are also provided.
Meals are served from our own cook and Dishes like rice, curries, bread, veggies, meat, eggs, porridge, momo, and noodle are provided.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Panch Pokhari Trek
Less crowded trail
Panch Pokhari Trek is more visited by locals and pilgrims than foreign tourists. Not many travelers have explored this exotic part of Himalayas. As the only handful of people trek here, the trail is less crowded and offers solitude.
Get to see diverse flora and fauna
During the Panch Pokhari Trek, you trek through several dense forests, home of diverse species of flora and fauna. Forests of bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and other evergreen plants are part of the trail. Likewise, you get to see numerous wildlife like the Himalayan black bear, monkeys, Himalayan wild goat, musk deer, etc. Similarly, you also get to see many exotic birds like cuckoos, macaws, doves, trogons, kingfishers, tree swifts, pigeons, barn owls, woodpeckers, barbet honeyguides, hoopoes, bee-eaters, etc
Trek through picturesque villages and experience the rich culture of Sherpa, Tamang, Rai, and Limbu
The trail passes through many beautiful villages like Sano Okhareni, Kami Kharka, Hile Bhanjyang, Narsim Pati, Dhap, etc. All of these villages are resided by people from different communities. You get to see the lifestyle of the locals and their daily chores. Likewise, you get to see their rich culture and traditions. Along the trail, you will come across many ancient temples and monasteries.
Explore Panch Pokhari
Panch Pokhari is a holy lake and pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. There are five small lakes that imply the word Panch Pokhari. Each lake has different names and is derived from Lord Shiva. This lake is visited by many pilgrims from all over the world especially during the Janai Purnima to worship and dip in the lake.
Witness stunning views of the Himalayas and unspoiled scenery
This adventurous journey offers breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains like Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), Madiya (6,257m), Gauri Shankar (7,134 m), Langtang Himal (7,234 m), Jugal Himal Range (8,013 m), etc. Likewise, you get to see a stunning landscape throughout the trail.