Literally, Panch Pokhari means a collection of five sacred ponds. Panch Pokhari lies northeast of Kathmandu and is located to the west of Rolwaling Himal. Placed at the height of 4462 m, Panch Pokhari is recognized as pilgrimage set for Hindus and it includes five divine ponds. Large number of pilgrims visits Panch Pokhari especially on every Janai Purnima from nearby villages and also, number of Shamans or religious practitioner in an unusual outfit visit there. Along with cultural significance, the region bestows extreme exquisiteness and natural assortment. Boundless Himalaya Trekking and Expeditions will take you to Panch Pokhari Trek and gives a chance to observe the blend of stunning mountain range and perfect natural surrounding with diverse customs making this trek one of the ideal destinations.
Panch Pokhari trek is the lately introduced trekking destination in Nepal which rewards you with stunning views of Langtang Range, Rolwaling Himal, Jugal Himal, and further snow-capped peaks. You start trekking after reaching Chautara by bus taking five hours. Pre-historic and places, caves and surprisingly attractive lakes are the other major attractions of Panch Pokhari Trek. On the way to Panch Pokhari trek, there is very significant ancient place-Dukhang (Haveli) where supposed regal Kaji rulers lived for 172 years ago. The antique art of the structure and infrastructure provide evidence about the rulers. It is believed that the Kaji family was connected with Rana leaders to restrict the local people of this region.
You come across attractive peak vista, terraced fields and explore rural settlements inhabited by different tribal groups. Also, you will be spending overnight in the homes of Tamang and Sherpa people you will be experiencing their welcoming nature as well as their way of life. Feel free to take help from Boundless Himalaya Trekking and Expeditions for arranging your Panch Pokhari Trek and make it a memorable experience.
Important Note and Optional Activities
All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.
What's included ?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private vehicle
- Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
- National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
- Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
- Accommodation in tented camps during the trek
- Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek with seasonal fresh fruit after every dinner
- Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
- Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
- All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
- Airport transfers for internal flights
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
- Farewell Dinner with typical local cultural program
- Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure
What's not included ?
- Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
- Personal expenses and bar bills
- Clients’ travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in KathmanduPick up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon your arrival. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Simpal 1813m by private land cruiser 5 hours drivingWe take a drive to the small village of Simpal relishing the countryside view throughout the ride. On our way to Simpal, we pass through Chautara, the headquarters of Sindhupalchowk district. As we drive further, alongside different rivers and streams, the settlement starts to get sparse and green hills to dominate the landscape. The drive to Simpal is only going to add thrill to the already excited you. Overnight at Lodge in Simpal.
Day 3: Trek to Kami Kharka [2810m/6 hours]We begin our first day of trek gradually ascending to Sano Okhareni. We then continue to trek on a steep trail through the densely forested path. We may also encounter some wild animals like mountain deer, langur monkeys and various species of birds. Crossing several smaller settlements on the way, we reach Kami Kharka for our overnight stay.
Day 4: Trek to Pauwa Bas [3000m/6 hours]Today we walk through the flat trail at first then enter the forested path filled with rhododendron, oaks, pine, and juniper trees. After about 5 to 6 hours of walk through the forest area, we get the sight of nomad’s houses for cattle on our way to Pauwa Bas. Walking through the silent and tranquil forest, we arrive in Pauwa Bas. Overnight in a tented camp.
Day 5: Trek to Hile Bhanjyang [3400m/6 hours]Leaving Pauwa Bas behind, we ascend through a steep trail for about 3 hours. We then steeply descend for about one and a half hours through the forested trail. It is a quiet walk through an uninhabited area. Relishing the amazing view of mountains on our way, we arrive in Hile Bhanjyang. Overnight in a tented camp.
Day 6: Trek to Panch Pokhari [4100m/6 hours]We start to trek towards Panch Pokhari which is only about 4 hours of walking. We first ascend through steep trail then gently descend through the forested trail to Nasyampati from where we get an amazing mountain view. We then continue to climb up through rocky hills to finally arrive in Panch Pokhari. The holy lakes of Panch Pokhari do not only serve as a pilgrimage site of the Hindu and Buddhist devotees but are equally beautiful scenically. The temple in Panch Pokhari is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight in a tented camp.
Day 7: Trek to to Tupi Danda [2320m/7 hours]Today, we start early morning to catch the sun rising against the Himalayas. We hike to the top of Panch Pokhari for a panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Jugal Himal Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Rolwaling Himal Range, and Langtang Himal Range. After spending some quality time, we return back to Panch Pokhari and head towards Tupi Danda through steep trails. Overnight in a tented camp.
Day 8: Trek to Dhap [1200m/6 hours]Leaving behind Tupi Danda, we steeply descend for some time, and the rest of the trail is quite leveled as we walk through terraced farm fields to reach the village of Dhap. Dhap is a beautiful village inhabited by Tamang community. Overnight in Dhap.
Day 9: Trek to Melamchi [800m/5 hours] and drive back to KathmanduFor the last day of our trek, we head towards Melamchi through terraced farm fields alongside Indrawati River. We also come across a hydroelectricity project on our way to Tipeni. Upon reaching Melamchi, we drive back to the capital in our private jeep and transfer you to the hotel
Day 10: Final Departure from KathmanduDrop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport around 3 hrs before your scheduled flight back home.