Panch Pokhari (Five Ponds) trekking is a famous pilgrimage trip in Nepal. It has been lately getting more famous and now more national as well as international visitors visit this place. Panch Pokhari (five lakes) trekking offers beautiful Himalayan view including the Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himalaya range, Jugal Himalayan rang etc. Panch Pokhari has its own myth depicting its importance and Hindus religiously respect the place. Since Panch Pokhari trekking trail is less crowded / non-tourist trekking trail, it doesn’t have teahouse tea house facilities in the upper region, so this trial offers a typical trekking atmosphere.
Note: Minimum 4 person required for the cost to be applicable.
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
Today, we begin our journey to Panch Pokhari. We travel in our private vehicle, about 5-hours, to the village of Chautara, the starting point of trekking. While small, Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district and we will stay overnight here. From our campsite, you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village. Overnight in local lodge.
After breakfast, we start our journey to Okhreni. We start by hiking gradual uphill to reach Sano Okhareni. It takes about 5-hour of hiking. Our path passes through small villages where we can see how the diverse ethnic groups live side by side. We camp at Sano Okhareni near a pine forest and with great views to the mountains. Overnight in local lodge.
After breakfast, we start our trekking slowly with about 1 hour of gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From Thulo Okhreni, we get into the steeper climb with about 4 hours of walking through dense rhododendron and pine forest. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepali birdlife like the Kalij, danfe etc. Overnight in local lodge.
Today’s trekking is nice and gentle since most of the walking will be on the flat land giving you the chance to enjoy forest trails and if luck shines some wildlife spotting. We have about 5 to 6 hours through the lush forest of 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 in a local lodge.
This morning, through the steep uphill route, we continually ascend for about 3 hours, but with a gradual pace. We get our breath back on the steep downhill and start to descend through the steep downhill for about an and half hour through the forest. On our descend to Hille Bhanjyang, we have some great mountain views from the trail. Overnight in local lodge.
Today we have an easy walk of about 4 hours. In the beginning, we have steep uphill so we make a slow ascending taking about an hour. After enjoying the surrounding green panoramas and hilly slopes, we start the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsim Pati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari and we have great mountain views from our campsite. Overnight in camp.
Today is a huge day of the trip. We have about 3 hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari. It literally signifies five Lakes as Panch means "five" and Pokhari means "lake" that is regarded as the holy lakes for the Hindu people. In August, people make pilgrimage trip to this place on the occasion of Janaipurnima festival. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year. Small huts are built for the pilgrimage devotees and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight in camp.
In the early morning, you can catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains. We have about one and half hours 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 the campsite and pack up the things. We have about six hours down some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda. Overnight in camp.
Today, the trekking goes through the steep downhill trail in the beginning and the rest is quite level as we make our way through terraced hillside and gorges to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap village is a small ethnic settlement of Tamang people and it gives you a wonderful opportunity to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages. Overnight in local lodge.
Today the trial ends as we travel to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, check-in in your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
|Travel from Kathmandu to Chautara and pick up from Dhap to Kathmandu in private vehicle.|
|Accommodation throughout the trek in a basic hotel where available with room only basis.|
|Accommodation in full board basis during camping|
|All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Permit, TIMS)|
|All Camping equipment.|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide|
|Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).|
|Insurance for the trekking staffs.|
|First aid kit.|
|Extra drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.|
|Entrance Fees for temple and monasteries and some of local highlights sport.|
|Tipping for your trekking staff (Tips)|
|Travel Insurance for you.|
|Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels during the trekking|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance.|
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