Panch Pokhari Trek 

Highlights of Panch Pokhari Trek 

  • Different species of birds and wildflowers during the trek.
  • Five sacred ponds at an altitude of 4100 Meters above from sea level.
  • Discover different valleys, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls etc.
  • A stunning sunrise from 4100 meters above sea level.
  • Spiritual, tranquil, and scenic trek.
  • Experience Tamang culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages.
  • Famous for Musk deer, Himalayan Black bear, Himalayan wild goat etc.
  • Explore colourful Rhododendron forest with some of the tallest mountains.
  • Langtang Himal ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Rolwaling Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal.

Panch Pokhari Trek Overview

Panch Pokhara trek is wonderful trekking that takes you to the complete pristine nature. The unspoiled mountain panorama, least human footprints and an absolute wild experience in the rural villages of Nepal is truly an astounding part of Panch Pokhari Trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. Panch Pokhari literally translates as five lakes. The lakes of Panch Pokhari are holy to Hindu and Buddhists. The least explored and highly venerated Panch Pokhari is one of the best treks in Nepal. 

The spiritual ambience and the tranquil of forests and adventure with rugged paths and amusing nature is inexpressible in Panch Pokhari. Far away from city life, where no traces of urbanization still lies, Panch Pokhari is a gem in the world of trekking adventure. The mindblowing views of Jugal Himal, Langtang Himal ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Rolwaling Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal etc. are the major Himalayan attractions. However, the ethnic unspoiled culture and lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpas will give you a new insight into life. 

Panch Pokhari Trek in Nepal is the least explored and amazing group of lakes in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. At an altitude of 4100 m. above sea level, Panch Pokhari lies and offers an amazing experience in the land of sacred lakes. The trek is not so difficult. However, requires a good level of Physical fitness as you need to be self-sustained because there are very fewer teahouses and you might need to camp during the trek. 

Panchpokhari is not so far from Kathmandu valley, however, it is remote and isolated. The beautiful and magnificent views of Rolwaling Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal and other corresponding mountains along with the astounding lakes scattered beautifully is the best part of trekking to the Panch Pokhari. The traditional Tamang and Sherpa culture, rhododendron forest and wonderful flora and fauna in this region are the major things to explore apart from the natural beauty. 

Panch Pokhari Trek offers the beautiful valleys, lakes, caves, glaciers, waterfalls, lush green forests and amazing mountain panorama. This trek is not so difficult, however, previous trekking experience can be helpful to trek to Panch Pokhari. The trekking to the Panch Pokhari encompasses the mindblowing Himalayan panorama of Langtang Himal range, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637m), Madiya (6257m), Rolwaling Himal range and Ganesh Himal range. Alongside, you might encounter Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflower while trekking to the Panch Pokhari trek. 

Trekking to Panch Pokhari starts from a village called Chautara after a drive from Kathmandu valley. A gradual uphill walking will take you to Sano Okhareni. The beautiful ethnic villages, rural lifestyle in the beauty of mountains will make you feel awesome. Then, the further trail will take you to Thulo Okhareni. The steeper climb alongside the Rhododendron forest and pine forest is wonderful. The beautiful views of Gaurishankar, Dorje lakpa and Jugal Himal range are spectacular and mindblowing. The trail will take you to Kami Kharka

Trailing further the gentle walk through lush green forests and hills will take you to wonderful Pawa Bas. From Pauwa Bas you will trek further to Hile Bhanjyang.  You will further trek to Narsim Pati through a lush green forest with a splendid view of Jugal Himal Range, Gauri Shankar Himal and may encounter the mountain deer and Danfe (Lophophorus).

The trekking to Panch Pokhari gets loser with reaching Narsim Pati from where you can trek to Panch pokhari. It is also a pilgrimage site and a wonderful naturally rich destination. Camping with spectacular views of the mountains and the lakes itself is picturesque. Stunning sunrise over the mountains is very wonderful. From Panch pokhari, you can see the panoramic views of Mt.Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Langtang Range. After visiting Panch Pokhari, you will trek to Tupi Danda. Trailing further to Dhap and Melamchi will take you to the trek ending point from where you will get a drive back to the Kathmandu valley. 

Panch Pokhari Trek is an incredible trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. The beauty of Sindhupalchowk district is very wonderful. Pristine settlement and the mindblowing sceneries are the best observed from the Panch Pokhari. This is a camping trek, you may or may not get any accommodation along the trail. So, its a self-sustaining trek and you will get an essence of true mountain life and wild experience. Explore the Panch Pokhari trek with the best-maintained services and the execution of the plan. 

Detailed Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel.

    Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2

    Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast get ready for full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Once you complete your sightseeing we will drop you back to your hotel. You will have a free evening for your shopping and trek preparation.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 3

    Drive to Chautara.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will towards Chautara the point from where our trekking journey starts. Chautara is the headquarter of Sindhupalchok district where we stay tonight. you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views and explore chautara bazar. Overnight stay at hotel.
    Elevation: 1,450M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 4

    Trek to Sano Okhareni.

    At 08:00 AM: Our journey goes gradual uphill walking to reach Sano Okhareni. Our path passes through small villages where we can see how the diverse ethnic groups live side by side. It’s a beautiful day of experiencing beautiful nature and wonderful landscape Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 1,965M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 5

    Trek to Kami Kharka.

    At 08:00 AM: We walk gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with some hours walking through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. It’s a marvellous day of walking through rhododendron and pine forest with spectacular views. We can also see beautiful views of Gaurishankar, Dorje lakpa, Jugal Himal range. If we are lucky we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys birds. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 2,810M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 6

    Trek to Pauwa Bas.

    At. 08:00 AM: Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We walk through the forest covered with 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. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 3,000M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 7

    Trek to Hille Bhanjyang.

    At 08:00 AM: This morning we have a steep uphill to get top hill, we get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for about 2 hours through the forest. We have some spectacular views of mountains, waterfalls and villages at a distance on our way down to Hille Bhanjyang. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 3,400M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 8

    Trek to Narsim Pati.

    At. 08:00 AM: We take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day as it is about only 5 hours walk to Narsim Pati. Passing through the forest we have a splendid view of Jugal Himal Range, Gauri Shankar Himal and may encounter with mountain deer and Danfe (Lophophorus). .We descent about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsim Pati. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 3,700M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 9

    Trek to Panch Pokhari.

    At 08:00 AM: Today we walk some hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari. During the time of Janai Purnima festival held in August, many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this secular pilgrimage site. The chain of many peaks can be viewed from Panch Pokhari.we can see two pilgrim houses and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 4,100M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 10

    Panch Pokhari hiking, trek to Tupi Danda.

    At 08:00 AM: This morning we have an early start to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains. We have about  70-90 minutes uphill to see the beautiful sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas and our panoramic view includes Mt.Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Langtang Range. After this incredible start to the morning, we head back down to Panch Pokhari to pack up and start heading for Tupi Danda. We walk downhill some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 2,320M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 11

    Trek to Dhap.

    At 08:00 AM: The trial to Dhap goes along the bank of Indrawati river and through the terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang families and gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages. We will also get to enjoy several wonders along the way. Overnight stay at tented camps.
    Elevation: 1,200M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 12

    Trek to Melamchi.

    At. 08:00 AM: We walk down through terraced fields, different stunning villages and we will also see a hydroelectricity project on the way to Tipini along the Indrawati River. Melamchi Pul Bazaar 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. Overnight stay at a hotel.
    Elevation: 800M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 13

    Drive back to Kathmandu.

    At 08:00 AM: Early morning we take a private vehicle back to Kathmandu. The road to Kathmandu valley is filled with panoramic views with cool air and forested road. You can do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs for your family and relatives. After reaching Kathmandu we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 14


    You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

Cost Inclusion

  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Private transfer (Kathmandu/Chautara/Melamchi/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
  • English speaking licensed trek guide.
  • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
  • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Cost Exclusion

  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Starting Price: USD 1840 per person


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