Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek
At a Glance
  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 4100 meters (Panch Pokhari)
  • Starts at Chautara (5 hours bus ride from Kathmandu
  • Ends at Melamchipul Bazaar (4-5 hours bus ride to Kathmandu)
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Time Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
  • Panch Pokhari (Panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake’ It named from Five holy lakes).
  • Sub Tropical forest
  • Various types of Rohodendron flowers (Nepal National flower)
  • Rich mingled cultural heritage of Tibetan origin Lama and Tamang
  • Jugal himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etcJugal himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc
  • Highest point of the trek 4100 meters (Panch Pokhari)
  • Non Touristic and Less Crowded Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek is named after five holy ponds and Hindus religiously respect the place. Panch Pokhari Trek is just northeast of Kathmandu toward show wall of the beautiful Himalayas view and pristine nature with distinct vision is the most attraction of the trek.

After having the breakfast at one of the restaurant of Kathmandu, we take a bus ride out of the valley and up through the hills. After 5 hours bus ride we will reach to our trekking start point called Chautara. First night we will spend of outdoor adventure right a way from the small town in a ground. Our guide gives a short brief of trekking on the first night. He also explains about the altitude sickness and all the beautiful spots from where you can see an excellent view of mountains. Panch Pokhari Trekking is Non-touristic Trek with fully Camping. A1 Excursion Adventure Organised all the necessaries gears and foods during the trek by our professional staffs.  

During the rest of our 12 days trek, we observe the different ways of life, culture and come in contact with the people in the small village, passing through the dense forestations and meadows. The top of the Panch Pokhari (5 ponds) offers an excellent view of Jugal himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. On the last day of the trip we take bus ride back to Kathmandu from Melamchi where we spend the final night of our trip.

A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 14 days Panch Pokhari Trek with popular route map and trek itinerary as well as cost detail. A1 Excursion Adventure always make a tailor-made trip for you. We, A1 Excursion Adventure look forward to guide you the popular Panch Pokhari Trek for a life time memory. 

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We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

    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 camp site 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.

      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. Over night in the tented Camp.

        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).

          Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level (‘Nepali flat’) and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We have about 5 to 6 hours through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari

            This morning we have a steep uphill stetch for about 3 hours, taking our time. We get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for 1 ½ hours through the forest. We have some great mountain views on our way down into our camp at Hille Bhanjyang.

              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 Narsim Pati. 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.

                Today we arrive! We have about 3 hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari (panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake’). This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year and we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

                  Trekking back you will move through steeply descending path passing LauriBinayak Pass. The forests on way are quite rich in alpine vegetation. Camping at Nasim Pati tonight.

                    It's about 6 hours trail. Descend down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. We may also have chance to encounter Himalayan deer, white monkey and many others. We come across chortens, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze before reaching Dukhang. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly occupied by Tamang, Sherpa people. There are beautiful monasteries around this area. You find local people toiling hard by farming land where they grow wheat, potato, millet, buck wheat and green vegetables. Overnight at Camp.

                      Today we have about 5 hours of walking, 2 of which are quite steep downhill and the rest is quite level as we make our way through terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang families and is gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages. to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang families and is gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages. 

                        Today we have about 6 hours of walking. We walk down through terraced fields, along the Indrawati River. We pass through stunning villages and also see a hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and our re-introduction to a road! Melamchi Pul Bazaar which lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati River is comparatively a big town for this area. There are some lodges, tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, post office and army police camp. We will camp by the riverside and if you like you can refresh yourself with a dip in the river!

                          Today we get back on four wheels and enjoy our five hour scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

                            Free until the departure. We will drop you at the domestic airport. Fly back to home.

                              Cost Includes
                              • Arrival and departure from and to airport by private vehicle.
                              • 2 night hotel accommodation in kathmandu on BB plan on twin Sharing basis
                              • While on trekking: 
                              • All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea/coffee),
                              • Accommodation in Tea houses/Lodge.
                              • TIMS, National park permit while trekking, 
                              • A guide, a Team leader 
                              • Necessaries for all Nepalese staffs (all meals, salary, accommodation in tea houses, medical, equipments, insurance etc)
                              • Ground transportation by private vehicle as above mention places (Kathmandu –Sybrubensi, dhunche to Kathmandu by Local Jeep 
                              • Boiled water with iodine
                              • First Aid Medical Kit
                              • Government and service taxes
                              • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
                              Cost Excludes
                              • Any bar bills, Like Cold drinks Mineral water, Alcoholic drinks
                              • Donation, TIPS,
                              • Monument fees in sight seeing places
                              • Client's personal insurance, expenses and Personal Equipment , Rescue Charge if needed
                              • Any kind of unforeseen Expenses
                              Useful Information

                              Case of weather change, flight can delay some time.

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