• Duration:11 Nights 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 4100m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Trekking & Hiking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Panch Pokhari Trekking

Panch Pokhari Trekking is one of the newly opened trekking destinations nestled in the base of glorious Jugal Himal. Despite of being a new trekking destination, it is already gaining a lot of recognition and is regarded as one of the finest pleasure trips to visualize magnificent mountain vistas in the Himalaya of Nepal. Literally speaking, ‘Panch Pokhari’ refers a group of five lakes. Panch Pokhari is a divine journey for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Situated at an altitude of 4010m, Panch Pokhari is surrounded by several towering mountains. This trek is relatively an easy and pleasant journey for trekkers with bounded time frame but possessing an aspiration to be amidst the Himalaya of Nepal.

Our Panch Pokhari Trek starts with a scenic drive to Chautara situated at Sindhupalchowk district. At Chautara, we will spend our first night where you can witness new indigenous faces and get to know about their lifestyle and culture. Moving ahead, we traverse through several Sherpa and Tamang communities. Along the trekking trail, trekkers will be rewarded with dramatic landscapes, cascading waterfalls, alpine forest, divine shrines and many more wonders of the Himalaya. Panch Pokhari Trekking provides an excellent chance to encounter floras and faunas namely juniper, pine, rhododendron and Wild Boar and Blue Sheep if you’re lucky. Talking about the mountain ranges, Panch Pokhari Trekking offers a spellbinding view of mountains like Dorjee Lakpa (6966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637m) and ravishing ranges of Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal respectively. After reaching Nasimpati, we will find ourselves in an absolutely diverse surrounding. We will pass through the trails ample with rocks and have to climb up stairs until we reach ‘Lauri Bina Pass’. After the pass, we will reach our final destination, Panch Pokhari. At first, we will see the first three lakes and the remaining two in a distance. We will explore the lakes and stay overnight in this surreal surrounding. The next morning, we visit the temple of Shiva and after that, eye witness the alluring beauty of five holy ponds encircled by towering green hills making the surrounding spectacular.

Being a group of sacred lakes at a considerable altitude, pilgrims and tourists from all over the country pays a visit to Panch Pokhari especially during Janai Purnima Festival which falls on August. People visit these divine lakes to change their religious thread which is called Janai. People take a dip in the pond before changing or wearing their sacred thread. It is said that if you make a wish with a pure heart then your wish will be granted and achieved. The inviting trekking trail to Panch Pokhari is marked by rhododendron forest which is exceptionally stunning in spring as well as in autumn trekking season. With that being said, allow us to serve you for your trip to Panch Pokhari in Nepal. We assure you that it will be an experience of a lifetime.

Highlights of Panch Pokhari Trekking

  • Exciting drive to Chautara
  • Witness Panch Pokhari, a group of Five Divine Lakes
  • Delightful trekking for trekkers with limited time frame
  • Observe native faces and get to know about their lifestyle culture and tradition
  • Pristine Sherpa and Tamang Communities
  • Relish the stunning mountain ranges of Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal along with Dorjee Lakpa and Phurbi Chhyachu.
  • Peaceful and tranquil trekking trails

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300m/4,265ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

Early in the morning, we drive for approximately five hours to reach Chautara situated in Sindhupalchowk district from Kathmandu. From Chautara, we officially begin our trekking to the five sacred lakes, Panch Pokhari. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Having an early breakfast at Chautara, we begin our first day of the trek. We gradually ascend to Sano Okhareni and from there, the trail becomes steeper. The trail goes through the woods of rhododendron and pine forest. Animals and birds including Danphe (Nepal’s’ national bird) can be seen here often. Moving ahead, we have to climb up for about four hours. Then we will find ourselves in a pasture ground shortly which is named Kami Kharka where we spend our night.  

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Today, we traverse through smooth trekking trail and later, e pass through the trails adorned with rhododendrons, oaks and pine trees. After walking for 6 hours approximately, we reach the houses of nomads for cattle herders along the way to Pauwa Bas and after a gentle walk, Pauwa Bas appears in front of us.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Today, we start our hike ascending through a steep uphill route for approx. 3 hours leaving Pauwa Bas behind. Another 1 ½ hours steep descend will take us to the bottom of the hill. Along the trail, we can appreciate the magnificent view of splendid mountains. Eventually, we reach Hille Bhanjyang.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Today will be a pleasant hike. For the first hour, we gradually ascend the uphill trail. Then we start to descend down the hill relishing the surrounding green panoramas dominated by the rhododendron and oak forests. After descending for about 3 hours, we reach Nasimpati. At Nasimpati, we will find a small rest house made for the pilgrims visiting Panch Pokhari. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Today will be the most rewarding day of our trip as we reach Panch Pokhari today. After an early breakfast, we gradually hike towards Panch Pokhari via the rocky hills. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, we reach the sacred Panch Pokhari. It exactly symbolizes five stunning Lakes that are believed to be the holy lakes for the Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrims. The temple in Panch Pokhari is dedicated to Lord Shiva which gets busiest in August at Janai Purnima festival. We spend the rest of the day exploring the holy place and capture the moments at Panch Pokhari. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinnerv
  • Tea House/Camping

After acknowledging the innate beauty of the surroundings at Panch Pokhari, we start to descend down towards Tupi Danda through steep trails. But before doing that, we hike up to the top of Panch Pokhari to eye witness a majestic sunrise offering a panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Jugal Himal Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Himal Range and other neighboring peaks.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Today, we hike through the terraced fields to the inviting village of Dhap. Leaving Tupi Danda behind, we descend steeply for a while and later, enjoy the walk through terraced farm fields and eventually reach Dhap village inhabited by Tamang community. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/Camping

Today’s hike will be the last hike of our trek. We traverse through the spectacular villages and also observe the hydroelectric project. We then walk down to Tipeni and link up with the roadway. Moving ahead, we reach Melamchi and upon reaching Melamchi, we drive back to Kathmandu and we’ll transfer you to your hotel.  

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight.

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Camping Trekking, 8 nights (twin-sharing tents)
  • Trekking and Camping equipments (twin-sharing tents, dining tent, kitchen tent and other necessary equipment during the camping trekking)
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Thuraya satellite phone for communication with team, it can also be also used for personal calls at extra cost.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
  • TIMS Card
  • Panch Pokhari Trekking Map.
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • All ground transfers by private vehicle.
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (hot and cold drinks, mineral water beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.