• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle & Local Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 star hotel and Tented camp
  • Group Size: 1-12

About Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek is an adventurous journey that leads to a pilgrimage site of five holy lakes dedicated to Lord Shiva offering stunning landscape and Himalayan mountains views.

Panch Pokhari Trek leads to one of the less-visited and unspoiled parts of the Himalayas, which has a huge religious belief. The Panch Pokhari Trek itinerary is designed including ample rest days in between the trek to allow your body to adjust with the altitude as you gain elevation. Trekking through remote mountain villages and dense forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, oak, and juniper, you traverse the region. The trail offers a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Panch Pokhari region sees very few trekkers every year. Maybe because of this reason, the trail is underdeveloped in terms of basic tourist infrastructure. Therefore, camping is the major way of spending the night. The trail is less-crowded, perfect for anyone seeking solitude and distinct experience in the Himalayas. Likewise, you get to see many Himalayan Mountains and valleys on the way to Panch Pokhari.

Slowly Panch Pokhari Trek is coming into the light for travelers who are looking for less traveled treks in the Himalayas. The journey take you far away from your daily life and offer enough time to spend with yourself. The tranquil and calmness of the environment help you unwind yourself. Become part of this once in a lifetime journey with us, we make sure to organize a perfect Panch Pokhari Trek for you that suit your all need. For more information, contact us anytime.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

You meet with our airport representative at the terminal gate waiting for you. He take you to the hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with your surroundings.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

After a wholesome breakfast, you go on the guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour include places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All these places introduce you to the rich Nepali culture and precise architecture. Later, in the day, you prepare for the trip and buy some gears if needed.

  • Food:BReakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Today, you drive to Chautara from Kathmandu. The drive will be 5- 6 hours long and offer scenic views. Chautara is a little village and the headquarters of Sindhupalchok district. You will be camping here for the night.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Chautara

After having a warm breakfast prepared by the crew members, you begin trekking to Sano Okhareni. The path involves an uphill walk through small villages.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Okhreni

Leaving Sano Okhareni behind, you begin trekking towards Kami Kharka. The trail gradually ascends for an hour to Thulo Okhareni through steep rhododendron and pine forest.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:KAmi Kharka

It is going to be an easy and gentle walk to Pauwa Bas. The trail moves along the dense forest, where you might get to see wildlife. Trekking through the lush forest of pine, rhododendron, oak, and juniper, you reach Pauwa Bas.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Pauwa Bas

After having breakfast at camp, you start walking. Today, you have a steep uphill stretch for about 3 hours. Further, the trail descends offering superb views of mountains to Hile Bhanjyang.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Hile Bhanjyang

Today, it is going to be a short trekking day. From Hile Bhanjyang, you steeply ascend for an hour and then descend through rocky hills.

The trail also passes through beautiful rhododendron forests and leads you to Narsim Pati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari. You get to see wonderful views of snow-capped mountains from here.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Narsim Pati

The day begins with a gradual ascends towards Panch Pokhari. The trail moves up through rocky hills. Panch Pokhari is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year to worship.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Panch Pokhari

You wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards the Panch Pokhari top from where you get to observe stunning sunrise and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Mountains like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Range, Rolwaling Range, and Jugal Himal Range will be in front of your eyes.

After spending some time at the Panch Pokhari top, you descend to Panch Pokhari and trek through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Tupi Dada

After having breakfast, you start trekking. The trail descends and passes through lovely terraced fields. You reach Dhap, which is a Tamang village. Here, you get to see the rich culture and lifestyle of the locals.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Dhap

Today is the rest day. This day is necessary to keep you away from altitude sickness. You explore the village and nearby areas. You have all the time to interact with locals and observe their unique lifestyle.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Dhap

Leaving Dhap behind, you descend through terraced fields. The trail moves along Indrawati River and passes through fine villages. On the way to Tipini, you get to see the hydro-electricity project. The trail further lead you to Melamchi Pul Bazar situated at the bank of Melamchi Khola and Indrawati River.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Tented camp
  • Place:Melamchi

After having breakfast, you drive to Kathmandu. The drive will be scenic. You move to the hotel and rest for the day. As the left day is leisure, feel free to explore the bustling streets of Thamel and do shopping.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

This is the end of our adventurous journey in the Himalayas. With a pocket full of memories, you head back to your home. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Ground transportation by local bus.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek.
  • Required trekking permtis and fees.
  • A guide and porters, sherpa & cook.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and staff.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and staff.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1800
2 - 5 US$ 1500
6 - 12 US$ 1200
Departure Note:
  • Panch Pokhari is a camping trek in Nepal. So, only few people are interested to trek to Panch Pokhari. So, we do not have fixed group trek for this region and we departure this trek privately and any date of the year is available So, contact us with your preffered date and number of people for the further process to book the trek.
     
  • We have listed the price only to 12 people so, if you are more than 12 people. Please contact us with your date and number of people for group price &  further process and book the trek.

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Useful Information

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.

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