Panch pokhari trek is one of the off the beaten path trek to sacred five holy lakes situated at the northern part of Sindhupalchowk district. This untouched trek region lies in the north eastern part from Kathmandu valley. The panch pokhari I.e. the five holy lakes have their own cultural and religious significance. Panch Pokhari trek is still the virgin trek and it still offers the pristine Himalayan view with some aided cultural beauty to the trek. You’ll be trekking through the hills of Sindhupalchowk district and immersing into the peace of villages in that region. Additionally, you’ll find yourself in a different enthusiasm of discovering the untouched beauty that nature offers.
Panch Pokhari trek starts from Chautara at an elevation of 1450 meters. Likewise, Chautara is the district headquarters of Sindhupalchowk district. Not only trekking through totally pristine nature, splendid scenery but this trek will also let you immerse yourself into totally different unspoiled culture in those rural hills of Nepal. Panch pokhari trek will offer you the panoramic view of mountains in Rolwaling range including Mt. Jugal Himal. These five holy lakes are situated at the base of Mount Jugal and offer the mesmerizing beauty in a peaceful manner. Kanchenjunga and Makalu Mountains are also visible during Panch Pokhari trek.
Panch Pokhari is situated at an elevation above 4000 meters and these lakes have their religious importance as well. In the month of June and July during full moon many Hindu pilgrims visit Panch Pokhari for worship. One can do Panch Pokhari trek if they wish to have some unique religious and cultural taste in remote villages in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
In a meantime, you will possibly be arriving at any time in Kathmandu. Then, Our representative will receive you with a warm welcome and help you get transferred to the hotel. Further trip details, plans and programs will be provided to you. Eventually, you will be staying overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara by Bus
Today, you’ll take early morning drive from Kathmandu to Chautara. The scenic drive on Ariniko highway will be amazing and you’ll reach Chautara after 5 hours. Overnight in chautara
Day 03: Chautara to Sano Okhareni (1965m) 5-6 hours trek
Chautara is the starting point of Panch Pokhari trek. Today you’ll trek for about 6 hours on a rural village of Sindhupalchowk and finally reach Sano Okhareni. Since, there are settlements of people with different castes and religion you’ll get to see the unity among diversity of people in those areas. Likewise, you’ll trek through farmlands and small streams today. Stay overnight at Sano Okhareni.
Day 04: Sano Okhareni to Kami Kharka (2810m) 5-6 hours trek
Today, for about an hour you’ll ascend from Sano Okhareni to Thulo Okhareni. Later, following the steeper trail you’ll continue your hike for four hours through pine and Rhododendron forests. Finally a gentle walk for some time and you’ll be at the summer pasture land. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 05: Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m) 4-5 hours trek
Trekking through the Rhododendron, pine, juniper and oak woods you’ll conclude your 5 hours trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas. There are scarce houses in Pauwa Bas. You’ll be camping near those settlements.
Day 06: Pauwa Bas to Hile Bhanjyang (3400m) 5-6 hours trek
Today from Pauwa Bas, you’ll be ascending continuously in the steeply trail until you reach the top of the hill. The top will offer you the amazing scenery of the untouched beauty of Himalayas. Later you’ll descend and walk for a while and finally reach Hile Bhanjyang. Stay overnight in Tented camp.
Day 07: Hile Bhanjyang to Narsim Pati (3700m) 4-5 hours trek
Trekking through the green panoramas, your trek today will be easier. You’ll hike through Rhododendron forests and rocky hills. Finally you’ll reach Holy inn which is built for Pilgrims. Today you’ll be camping in Narsim Pati.
Day 08: Narsim Pati to Panch Pokhari(4100m) 6 hours trek
Trek a whole long day of rocky hill ascend and you’ll reach panch pokhari. Panch Pokhari signifies the meaning five lakes. These lakes are the Holy lakes and are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hindus pilgrims on the month of June and July during full moon visit panch pokhari for worshipping.
After reaching Panch Pokhari you’ll roam around and explore the beauty of those five lakes. Stay overnigth at Panch Pokhari.
Day 09: Hike up to Panch Pokhari top and trek to Tupi Danda (2320m) 6-7 hours trek
Early in the morning today you’ll hike up to the top of Panch Pokhari to have an amazing view of the nature the top offers. The view of five lakes and mountains from the top will be mesmerizing. You’ll get the panoramic view of mountains in Rolwaling range including Mt. Jugal Himal. Likewise, Kanchenjunga and Makalu Mountains are also visible. Later, you’ll retrace back to campsite and descend down to Tupi Dada. Stay overnight at Tupi Dada.
Day 10: Tupi Dada to Dhap (1200m) 4-5 hours trek
Today, you’ll trek down through beautifully terraced hills and gorges down to Dhap. Dhap is the wonderful Tamang settlement and you’ll get to relish in the unique Tamang culture and foods in Dhap. Stay overnight in Dhap.
Day 11: Dhap to Melamchi (800m) 5-6 hours trek
Trekking down from Dhap by the side of Indrawati River through the terraced fields you’ll finally reach Melamchi. Melamchi is quite populated area and you’ll find some lodges on that area. Stay overnight in the Lodge.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu by bus. The drive will be scenic and you’ll get to see the terraced fields, streams and green forests on the way back to Kathmandu. Likewise, you’ll see scarcely settled houses on hills on the way back. Stay overnight in Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Today, you’ll take a leisure day for rest and you can still explore around the Kathmandu for shopping and sightseeing around Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Later in evening you can visit Nepalese clubs at Thamel. Stay overnight in Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: final departure
Our airport representative will transport you to Kathmandu international airport 3 Hours before your flight schedule. You will be taking a great lifetime experience from Nepal.
Airport pickups and drops in a private transportation
Teahouse settlement amid the trek
All suppers (breakfast, lunch, and supper) amid the trek
Welcome and goodbye suppers
All ground transportation on an agreeable private vehicle according to the schedule
An experienced, English-talking and government-authorized trek pioneer and associate trek pioneer (4 trekkers: 1 aide control)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their compensation, protection, gear, nourishment, and convenience
All vital paperwork’s and trekking licenses (ACAP, TIMS)
Medical pack (conveyed by your trek pioneer)
All government and local charges
Nepalese visa charge
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess stuff charges
Travel and the rescue insurance
Personal costs (telephone calls, clothing, bar charges, battery revive, additional porter, bottle or bubbled water, shower, and so on.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)