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Panch Pokhari Trek

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$ 1580


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Breakfast: 14
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 12
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 10 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)

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Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari trek takes you to the Langtang region of Nepal that lies on the base of Jugal Himal. This place is located in Sindhupalchowk district, northeast of Kathmandu valley. This place is famous among Hindus and Buddhist Pilgrims during 'Janai Purnima'.

Panch Pokhari trek, not only gives importance to religious terms but also offers pristine mountain views of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosaikunda, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu. It also displays the rural villages smiling on the lap of spectacular Himalayan landscapes and makes familiar with different ethnic groups.

In spite of being a remote region, Panch Pokhari trek offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity with popular fauna and flora. The main attraction of panch Pokhari trek is the group of five holy lakes. By which, the place is named Panch Pokhari where 'Panch' means five and 'Pokhari' means lake. Besides that, waterfalls, caves, gorges, lush Rhododendron forest, these are the highlights of the trek.

The Panch Pokhari trek is the off the beaten trekking trail in Nepal. But this trek stores the most beautiful Himalayan view including Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himalayan range, Jugal Himal etc. It is one of the off-beaten trekking routes in Nepal, so, it is perfect for anyone wanting less crowd on the trail.

Panch Pokhari trek begins from Chautara which is 5/6 hours drive away from Kathmandu. Different lifestyle and culture of the people in the small village that we pass through are amazingly beautiful. In the way, you also pass through the dense forest and meadows.

Furthermore, you can enjoy shopping at the place called Dhukhang while returning from the trek. Besides this, we will get to walk along Indrawati river enjoying the fascinating view of farm terraces, human settlements and green hills. We will also stay the the beautiful Tamang village. Get to know about the Melamchi hydro-electricity project in the way.

So, trek to Panch-Pokhari is the perfect blend of culture, tradition and nature.

Trip Code

PPT91

Starts

Chautara

Finishes

Melamchi Bazar

Duration

15 Days

Difficulty

Hard

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

4100 m/ 13451.4ft

Trip View

3208

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Panch Pokhari is the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world;
  • Panch Pokhari consists of 5 sacred lakes that lie inside the Langtang National Park;
  • It is situated at the elevation of 4,100 m (13,500 ft) in the Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal;
  • During the Janai Purnima, it is a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims;
  • Langtang National Park provides the shelter to the elusive red panda in big numbers.

Why this Trip

Many travelers do this trek due to religious belief and to enjoy the outstanding creation of nature like fine holy ponds. During this trip, we can also live a rural lifestyle with pristine mountains views, rich culture, and genuine adventure.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit

Brief Itinerary

On your arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Hotel. As for the briefing of the tour, you will be either escorted to the office first or we will be meeting for fine dining and then discussing the tour.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • welcome dinner
This is the soul purifying day and therefore we will pay a visit to the temples and monuments. Your tour will be prepared according to your desire and time. Meanwhile, the required documents will be arranged for the trekking.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • City sightseeing tour
Chautara is 5 hrs drive away from the Kathmandu. Soon after the breakfast we commence our journey to Chautara in private jeep. We pass through Dhulikhel; a famous getaway destination, and Dolalghat which is famous for its delicious fresh fish. We stay for lunch in Dolalghat and in a short time we reach Chautara.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Drive via private vehicle
Today we head towards Phurse village after breakfast. Before reaching Phurse we pass through many villages, farming terraces, eye-catching views of mountains; Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa. Phurse is actually the pastureland where the people from different village bring their cattle to graze. Phurse village is highly dominated by Tamang people.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
Our destination today is Kami Kharka as we move to reach it ,on the way we can see forest covered with Oak, Pine, Rhododendron & other vegetation. The trail to Kami Kharka is pure climbing which can be exhausting but we will be accompanied by beautiful views of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Jungal Himal range.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today we walk for approximately 6 hrs through the forest covered with rhododendron, oak, pine, juniper and other vegetation. Pauwa Bas means the place where people can take shelter at night, as per the name the local pilgrims who are travelling to Panch Pokhari take shelter in this place. Overnight at Pauwa Bas;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
The trail to Hille Bhanjyang goes uphill and further goes to forest of similar vegetation as yesterday. From Hille Bhanjyang we can see the fascinating view of cascading waterfall, rivers, and villages.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today’s trek is relatively easy, we begin by climbing uphill steep trail for an hour and after that, we descend enjoying the green enchanting hills. On the way, you can see the glimpse of Jugal Himal Range, Gaurishankhar Himal, Mountain deer & Danfe (national bird of Nepal). We will reach Nasimpati in around 4 hours and stay overnight there;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today we reach our ultimate destination Panch Pokhari. The route goes passes through Lauribinayak before reaching the holy lake of Panch Pokhari. Panch Pokhari holds a strong reputation among the Hindu people, every year in the month of August the festival is held in this place called Janai Purnima which allures local Hindu and Buddhist. Panch Pokhari offers an excellent view of Jungal Himal Range, Rolwaling range, Gosaikunda etc.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
Now that our trek to Panch Pokhari is completed we set to return to Nasimpati. We reach Nasimpati passing through Lauribinayak. Overnight at Nasimpati;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we continue our trek and take our course to Dhukhang.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today we walk along with Indrawati River with fascinating view of farming terraces, human settlements, green hills and different activities of people. Crossing beautiful terrace of hillside and gorges we reach the small village Dhap residing Tamang people. This beautiful village retains a fascinating culture and architecture. Overnight at the cultural village of Dhap;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
We further move along with Indrawati River passing through different villages, hydroelectricity project, farming terraces. Melamchi Bazar is densely populated town with well facilitated lodges and restaurants. We will take a cosy lodge to stay overnight;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We drive back to hustle of Kathmandu by private vehicle. We take rewarding rest for the ending of the strenuous adventure. Overnight in the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive in a private vehicle
The hardest are the goodbyes but in the end, we should be apart until the next adventure. Hoping to get the chance to please you again, we will see you off at the airport 3hrs before the departure

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop off

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Look for signboard that says ‘Swotah Travel and Adventure Pvt. Ltd.’ outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
Panch Pokhari trek is an ideal trek for them who want to trek less and view the wonderful, beautiful scenery, culture of Helambu Sherpa, Tamang People, green rhododendrons, 5 beautiful lakes and bamboo forest. You must be fit, strong and healthy while doing this trek.
Yes, Nepal can boats as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. This trek is mostly done as it is not hard to do so you can easily do it.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Panch Pokhari trek is trekking region and mostly we spend our night at camp. During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
As it is difficult to do so you will only get drinking water where you have lunch and dinner. You can fill the bottle after paying an amount or simply bring water purifier tablets to purify the spring water in case of emergency. They also sell bottled water which is not recommended.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Chautara on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
February to June and October to December are the best time to do this trek. This trek can be done in winter season also.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and make a camp for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
While trekking in Panch Pokhari you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
We follow the popular trek to go there but also we have to walk about 6-7hrs. We also take few days for acclimatizing to the higher altitude. Side trips are available on the days when you need to acclimatize.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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