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Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch pokhari trek
  • Price:full bord packege
  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Duration:14 DAY

Panch Pokhari Trek

Trip Overview

The Panch Pokhari trek is a captivating journey to the secluded five sacred lakes in the northern part of Sindhupalchowk district, nestled in the northeastern corner of the Kathmandu valley. Furthermore, this less-traveled route leads to an untouched region, offering a rare blend of Himalayan grandeur and cultural richness. Along with this, the Panch Pokhari, or “five holy lakes,” holds deep cultural and religious significance, providing a spiritually enriching experience. Set amidst the hills of Sindhupalchowk, this trek introduces trekkers to pristine nature, unveiling a relatively undiscovered Himalayan panorama. Thus, the trek invites exploration of serene villages, connecting with local communities and their traditional way of life.

Moreover, the cultural and religious significance of Panch Pokhari adds a unique dimension, creating awe and reverence. The trekking route is adorned with cultural nuances, allowing a glimpse into the traditions of the indigenous communities. The enthusiasm for discovering untouched natural beauty becomes a driving force, rewarding each step with breathtaking Himalayan vistas and a profound connection to unspoiled landscapes. So, the Panch Pokhari trek is a testament to Nepal’s hidden gems, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and spiritual tranquility.

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Related:  Manaslu Circuit Trek

Highlights of Panch Pokhari Trek:

Panch Pokhari Trek
Panch Pokhari Trek

The Panch Pokhari Trek unfolds as a remarkable journey to the sacred “five holy lakes” nestled in the remote northern part of the Sindhupalchowk district, within the northeastern reaches of the Kathmandu valley. Besides this, off-the-beaten-path adventure leads trekkers to a pristine and untouched region, offering a harmonious blend of Himalayan grandeur and cultural richness. The Panch Pokhari, with its profound cultural and religious significance, adds a unique and spiritually enriching dimension to the trek. In contrast, it is set against the scenic backdrop of the Sindhupalchowk hills, The less-explored route immerses trekkers in the tranquility of surrounding villages, unveiling a Himalayan panorama that remains relatively undiscovered.

Moreover, as one navigates through the undulating hills, the trek provides an opportunity to connect with local communities and experience their way of life and cultural practices. The trekking route is adorned with cultural nuances, offering glimpses into the traditional customs of the indigenous inhabitants of this secluded part of Nepal. In addition to this, the enthusiasm to explore the untouched beauty of nature becomes a driving force, rewarding trekkers with awe-inspiring Himalayan views and a profound connection to unspoiled landscapes. The Panch Pokhari Trek is a testament to Nepal’s hidden treasures, providing a unique blend of natural splendor, cultural immersion, and spiritual tranquility.

Panch Pokhari Trek Itinerary:

DayActivity
01Arrival in Kathmandu
02Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara by Bus
03Chautara to Sano Okhareni (1965m) 5-6 hours trek
04Sano Okhareni to Kami Kharka (2810m) 5-6 hours trek
05Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m) 4-5 hours trek
06Pauwa Bas to Hile Bhanjyang (3400m) 5-6 hours trek
07Hile Bhanjyang to Nasim Pati (3700m) 4-5 hours trek
08Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari(4100m) 6 hours trek
09Hike up to Panch Pokhari top and trek to Tupi Danda (2320m) 6-7 hours trek
10Tupi Dada to Dhap (1200m) 4-5 hours trek
11Dhap to Melamchi (800m) 5-6 hours trek
12Drive back to Kathmandu
13Leisure day at Kathmandu
14final departure

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Panch Pokhari Trek Cost:

 Cost for Panch Pokhari Trek
No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 pax****
above 2 person****
If you are looking for only service then we provide it for only ****. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for a Nepali guide.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

Panch Pokhari Trek Difficulty:

Panch Pokhari Trek
Panch Pokhari Trek- Snow cover

The Panch Pokhari Trek presents a moderate to challenging difficulty level. Also, trekking to the five sacred lakes in the remote Sindhupalchowk district involves navigating diverse terrains, steep ascents, and altitudes exceeding 4,000 meters. Trekkers need to be physically prepared for the demanding trail, including the possibility of unpredictable weather and basic accommodations. Further acclimatization, stamina, and a gradual ascent are crucial elements for a successful trek. Also, engaging with an experienced guide and ensuring appropriate gear contribute to overcoming the challenges and enjoying the unique cultural and natural beauty of the trek.

Trek with Sherpa Guide:

Panch Pokhari Trek is one of the most difficult treks. Hence for safety measures, you need to have an experienced guide with you. The weather can’t be predicted all the time and difficulty can occur any time. That is why we provide you Sherpa guide. These guides have more than 20 years of experience in the trekking field. They are the guides who are certified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Thus, with their supervision, you can complete this trek with less difficulty. Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

  We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

In addition to this, rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Panch Pokhari Trek Route:

The 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, and splendid scenery but this trek will also let you immerse yourself into the totally different unspoiled culture in those rural hills of Nepal. Panch Pokhari trek will offer you a panoramic view of mountains in the 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 the full moon, many Hindu pilgrims visit Panch Pokhari for worship. One can do the Panch Pokhari trek if they wish to have some unique religious and cultural taste in remote villages in Nepal.

How to book Panch Pokhari Trek:

Selecting the right agency is a crucial step in ensuring a successful trekking experience. So, with a decade of expertise in trekking, Hikeontreks stands out as a seasoned choice, offering a range of treks at competitive prices. In addition to this, the agency prioritizes the comfort of trekkers by selecting optimal accommodations. To secure your spot for this incredible trek, reach out to us via Viber or WhatsApp at 9851237317  for detailed information. Alternatively, you can email us at hikeontrek@gmail.com.  Also, feel free to contact our offices in Kathmandu at 014514568 or Pokhara at 061458550. Explore our diverse trekking packages, including the Manaslu Circuit Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek, for more exciting options.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
In the 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 the Hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara by Bus
Today, you’ll take an 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 in the rural village of Sindhupalchowk and finally reach Sano Okhareni. Since there are settlements of people with different castes and religions you’ll get to see the unity among the 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 a 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-hour 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 steep trail until you reach the top of the hill. The top will offer you the amazing scenery of the untouched beauty of the Himalayas. Later you’ll descend and walk for a while and finally reach Hile Bhanjyang. Stay overnight in the Tented camp.

Day 07: Hile Bhanjyang to Nasim 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 the Holy Inn which is built for Pilgrims. Today you’ll be camping in Narsim Pati.

Day 08: Nasim 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 of five lakes. These lakes are the Holy lakes and are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hindu pilgrims in the month of June and July during the full moon visit panch Pokhari for worshipping.
After reaching Panch Pokhari you’ll roam around and explore the beauty of those five lakes. Stay overnight 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 a panoramic view of mountains in the Rolwaling range including Mt. Jugal Himal. Likewise, the Kanchenjunga and Makalu Mountains are also visible. Later, you’ll retrace back to the 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 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 the Indrawati River through the terraced fields you’ll finally reach Melamchi. Melamchi is quite a populated area and you’ll find some lodges in 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 a Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Today, you’ll take a leisurely day for rest and you can still explore around Kathmandu for shopping and sightseeing around Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Later in the evening, you can visit Nepalese clubs at Thamel. Stay overnight in a 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.

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • 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 and trekking licenses (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical pack (conveyed by your trek pioneer)
  • All government and local charges

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Nepalese visa charge
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess stuff charges
  • Travel and 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)
  • Domestic flights

Fixed Departures

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