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Panch Pokhari Trek

13 Days

Trip Highlights

  • A newly opened adventure trek near Kathmandu
  • Perfect for beginners looking for peaceful trek
  • Great mountain views and cultural experience
  • Explore the numerous beautiful lakes…

The Panch Pokhari Trek is a renowned trekking route situated in the scenic Sindhupalchok district of Nepal. It derives its name from the five sacred ponds (Panch Pokhari) nestled within the area. This trek takes you through some of Nepal’s most breathtaking and remote landscapes, offering mesmerizing views of the Himalayan range and a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle.

Located in the eastern part of Nepal, the Panch Pokhari trek offers a spectacular panorama and an off-the-beaten-path adventure, allowing you to experience the isolated and traditional farming villages surrounded by the picturesque Himalayan scenery of the Sindhupalchok district. Trekking along the high ridges will lead you to the sacred Panch Pokhari, situated at an altitude of 4,160 meters above sea level, which holds immense religious significance. Likewise; During the trek, you will witness the towering peaks of the Jugal Himal range and encounter the magnificent blue-colored Panch Pokhari, aptly named due to the presence of five pristine ponds within the lake. These sites hold deep religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists, making them important pilgrimage destinations.

Our journey commences from Chautara, which is easily accessible via a 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. From Chautara, you will traverse picturesque villages, and dense forests, and conquer several high passes before arriving at the Panch Pokhari area. Along the way, you will be enchanted by the beauty of cascading waterfalls, terraced fields, and traditional Nepali houses, attracting numerous pilgrims who seek spiritual solace. That takes you off the beaten path, allowing you to appreciate the unspoiled natural wonders of the Panch Pokhari region. Likewise in addition to the Panch Pokhari Trek, there are trekking trails that connect the Langtang area with the Panch Pokhari Trek, such as the Tilman Pass Trek, providing further opportunities to explore and experience the wonders of the region.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara [1450m/4757ft], 5-6 hours
Day 3: Trek from Chautara to Sano Okhreni [1,965m/6446ft], 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek from Sano Okhreni to Kami Kharka [2,810m/9219ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas [3,000m/9842ft], 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek from Pauwa Bas to Bhanjyang [3,400m/11154ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek from Bhanjyang to Narsing Patti [3,700m/12139ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Narsing Patti to Panch Pokhari [4,100m/13451ft], 4-5 hours
Day 9: Rest day and explore at Panch Pokhari [4,100m/13451ft]
Day 10: Trek from Panch Pokhari to Tupi Danda [2,320m/7611ft], 6-7 hours
Day 11: Trek from Tupi Danda to Dhap [1200m/3937ft], 5-6 hours
Day 12: Trek from Dhap to Melamchi [800m/2624ft] and drive to Kathmandu, 5-6 hours
Day 13: International Departure

Special Note:
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Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private jeep or Public bus)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport Pickup/drop on Arrival/departure
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guide and camping staff - Cook and kitchen staff.
  • Freshly prepared meals (B, L, D) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio during trekking.
  • Full support camping crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort.
  • All required permits for trek.
  • Staff wages, equipment, insurance and allowances
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping and snacks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Panch Pokhari Trek

Trip Facts

  • 13 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,100m/13451ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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