Trip Highlights
  • Experience the gorgeous existence of five Holy Lakes with common essence
  • Explore the ethnic nature of the natives of various culture, living in the region
  • Get wonderstruck by the glorious sunrise over the magnificent Himalayas
  • Be ready to be stunned by the majestic beauty of Rolwaling and Langtang mountain range
  • Get closely in touch with rare wildlife and medicinal species

Enjoy the gracious existence of five holy ponds widely known as Panch Pokari in the lap of Mt.Jugal.

Panch Pokhari trek introduces you to the great Pilgrim destination of Hindus and Buddhists from all over the world. Panch Pokhari is formed of five lakes having a common religious essence with their own separate mythical values. Trekking to Panch Pokhari brings you all the diversed forms of cultures, traditions, local lifestyle and natural wonders in the isolated region of Nepal including magical waterfalls, mystical caves, challenging hills and amazing wildlife. Situated at the lap of Mt. Jugal at an elevation of 4200 meters, the scenarios of glorious Rolwaling and Langtang range is likely to take your breath away. Also known by the name of ‘Bhairav Kunda’, the trek to Panch Pokhari carries you all the way to Sindhupalchowk district which is indeed a near destination from Kathmandu. You are likely to gain beautiful opportunities to explore the natives of Sherpa and Newar origins in the region. Panch Pokhari trekking is filled with the blend of cultures and nature.

These 15 days trek of Panch pokhari will probably make your amazing encounters with rare wildlife like Langurs, Mountain deers. as you make your way through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and pines. Similarly, this trip to Panch Pokhari takes you through the land of rare medicinal plant species. As you undertake the route to Panch Pokhari, you will be stunned by the company of wildflowers all throughout the way. All your tiredness will be washed away quickly as you begin to get the majestic glimpse of snowcapped mountain peaks like Dorje Lakpa, 6,966m, Madiya, 6,257m and Phurbi Ghhyachu , 6,637m. We will be passing through beautiful tiny villages like the village of Hile bhanjyang, grabbing every opportunity of exploring ethnic values of the local community. We will be making our way through various river streams like Indrawati River and get refreshed with the magical encounters of gorgeous waterfalls. Trek to Panch Pokhari will certainly make you feel blessed to have undertaken the trip to one of the unspoiled places of Eastern region. Further on our way to Tipni, we will get to experience the Hydroelectricity project. A memory of a lifetime is certain to be created with this adventurous journey to Panch Pokhari.

Trails of Panch Pokhari will bless you with its pure natural essence giving you a breath of fresh air. You will be left wonder struck with the gorgeous scenario created over the glorious Himalayas by a warm sunrise. One will certainly want to come back after getting a little attached with the warm and generous people of the region who are always there to help anyone. We can take the beautiful example of Tamang communities in the region and the village of Dhap where people are always there to welcome you with open arms. This amazing Bhairav Kunda trek is likely to fill your soul with a long lasting energy and a little bit more thirst for adventures.

At Nepal Nomad trekking, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you Panch Pokhari trekking itinerary that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. Nepal Nomad promises you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships.

Itinerary

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Welcome to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. You may arrive at Kathmandu at any time, day or night. One of our office’s men will be waiting for you at the airport with the office vehicle and will take the responsibility to transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked from your hotel and visit our office located to Thamel where the pre briefing will be discussed, and you will be officially introduced to our tour guide. We will explain you every details and the documents that will be needed so that we can organize permits required for your tour.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today, we explore Kathmandu Valley and its world Heritage sites. Accompanied by the English speaking guide (will provide other language speaking guide on request) will take you to the tour of Nepali culture, beauty and its History. We will visit Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Bouddhanath Stupa also known as the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world which is located at eastern edge of the Kathmandu valley. Bouddhanath main attraction is its tremendous hemispherical white Stupa with central golden tour. Visitors in Bouddhanath circle the Stupa in clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and blessings.

Pashupatinath Temple is the biggest Hindu Temple located at the banks of Holy Bagmati River of the Kathmandu Valley. Very old and complex structures of buildings and holy places, Pashupatinath is committed to Lord shiva, one of the principles gods of Hinduism. Here we will see Hindu blessed men (sadhus) and explorers performing ritual bathing and infrequent funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The cremation site is here used by the royal family and for the simple man living next door.

Swayambhunath Temple also known as the monkey temple is located at the northwest of the Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath sits at the top high hill overlooking the Kathmandu and its entire valley. Swayambhunath is also the most visited holy Buddhist site of Nepal. Exceedingly steep stone that lead up to the place of worship is a serious test. Set aside the effort to appreciate the view over Kathmandu and have your guide call attention to the numerous different highlights of the city.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the beautiful old royal palace of the former Kathmandu kingdom which is now UNESCO World heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by tremendous architecture and distinctively shows the skill of Newar artists and craftsmen.

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today, after early morning breakfast we drive in the first part of the day for five hours through the Araniko Highway to the region focal point of the Sindhupalchok locale Chautara. Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok area where we fix out camp this evening. From our campground, you can unwind and appreciate the staggering mountain sees, or in the event that you like to investigate, you can increase some understanding into the way of life and everyday life strolling to Gidane town

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chautara
  • Altitude: 1450m

Our adventure goes continuous tough strolling to reach Sano Okhareni. Our way goes through little towns where we can perceive how the various ethnic gatherings live side by side.The trail is fascinating as it covers the ethnic valleys and the blended settlements. It is an ideal case of how individuals of various standing and foundation are living agreeably in the uneven area. We camp at Sano Okhareni almost a pine woodland and with incredible perspectives to the mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Sano Okhareni
  • Altitude: 1965m

We walk progressive tough strolling to Thulo Okhareni.Then the path gets more extreme and we need to move up for around four hours. The intriguing path experiences the thick wood of the rhododendron and pine woodland. The path is well known for the perspectives on the feathered creatures and some wild creatures. Danphe, the national fowl of Nepal is additionally found here. At that point after a delicate walk, we reach to a mid year field ground and we close our the present walk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kami Kharka
  • Altitude: 2810m

Today is a consistent stroll through flat land. The trek experiences the serene backwoods area. For the most part, the path we walk today lies in the rhododendron woods alongside the go with of juniper, oak and pine timberland. After a long walk, we can see a portion of the places of the migrants for the moving dairy cattle herders. We dwell around this land in Pauwa Bas.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pauwa Bas
  • Altitude: 3000m

Today after breakfast,through the lofty tough course, we persistently rise for around 3 hours, yet with a continuous pace. At that point, from the highest point of the slope, we begin to drop through the lofty downhill for about an and half hour. We can see the energizing mountain sees from the path and plummet to our campground at Hile Bhanjyang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Hile Bhanjytang
  • Altitude: 3400m

We make an effort not to stress about the precarious tough segment to begin the day, taking about 60 minutes. At that point we appreciate the steady drop of around 3 hours through rough slopes and rhododendron timberland into camp at Narsim Pati. There is a little rest house for explorers on their way to the heavenly site of Panch Pokhari and we have incredible mountain sees from our campground.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Narsim Pati
  • Altitude: 3700m

Today we walk a few hours of progressive rising through rough slopes to arrive at our goal of Panch Pokhari (panch signifies 'five' and pokhari signifies 'lake'). This staggering setting is a disconnected journey site where the Janaipurnima celebration is held in August. Numerous Hindu and Buddhist travelers visit this site every year and we can see two explorer houses and the sanctuary committed to Lord Shiva.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Panch pokhari
  • Altitude: 4100m

We start our lower region venture very early today with the beguiling perspectives on the mountains. From the highest point of the Panch Pokhari, we can see Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Langtang Range sufficiently. At that point we remember to the campground and pack up the things. At that point we slip through the precarious path entirely through the rhododendron woodland to Tupi Danda, which is our campground today.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tupi Danda
  • Altitude: 2320m

Today, the trail goes through the lofty downhill path first and foremost and the subsequent segment experiences the simple path. Intersection the excellent terraced slope and chasms, we reach to a small ethnic settlement of the Tamang individuals at Dhap. It is a brilliant chance to pick up the knowledge of culture, customs and design thriving of the neighborhood individuals of the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dhap
  • Altitude: 1200m

Today we will spend our day resting and cleaning ourselves. We will also visit nearby towns and exlore their way of life and cultures. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dhap
  • Altitude: 1200m

Today, we stroll through the terraced fields and the riverbed of the Indrawati stream. We cross the awesome towns and furthermore investigate the hydroelectric undertaking. We stroll down to Tipini and append the roadway. We land at the Melamchi Pul Bazaar at the bank of the Melamchi Khola. It is thickly populated spot with hotels and open commercial center.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Melamchi
  • Altitude: 800m

It is a beautiful transport venture from Melamchi to Kathmandu. The flickering perspectives incorporate streams, waterway, lavish timberlands and the dissipated bumpy settlements. We are step by step leaving the magnificent mountain scene and going into the thickly populated Kathmandu city. At that point you move to the inn and rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Make the most of your last minutes in Kathmandu with breakfast in a bistro, a last walk around the thin rear entryways and temples, and some last keepsake shopping. A driver will hang tight for you at your lodging to take you to the air terminal for your arrival flight home. 

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
01 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
03 Mar, 2020 - 17 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
04 Mar, 2020 - 18 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
05 Mar, 2020 - 19 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
06 Mar, 2020 - 20 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
07 Mar, 2020 - 21 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
08 Mar, 2020 - 22 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
09 Mar, 2020 - 23 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700
10 Mar, 2020 - 24 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1700

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Panch Pokhari trekking. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Panch Pokhari trekking, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Panch Pokhari trekking as well as introduce yourself to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipments check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the over night. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Panch Pokhari trekking, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Panch Pokhari trekking tend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Panch Pokhari trekking includes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Panch Pokhari trekking is designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Panch Pokhari trekking, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.