Panch Pokhari Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Holy site: Panch Pokhari
  • Views of Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Madiya, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling and Langtang range
  • Rhododendron, oak and juniper forest
  • Ethnic culture and lifestyle

Panch Pokhari Trekking is designed uniquely to offer a glorious holidays in Nepal. It has been lately opened and includes the sacred and pristine glacial Five Lakes that are famous for the Hindu pilgrimage trip. Himalayan views in the northeast and the charming biological diversities contribute to deserve the trip brilliant. The trip consists the base of the Jugal Himal range in the initial and concludes in the lower part of the Langtang region.

Panch Pokhari Trek begins from Chautara of the Sindhupalchok. Various settlements of Sherpa and Tamang people lie on the trail and you have a prospect to know the cultural factors of their lifestyles and incredible hospitality. The landscape is untouched and luring, which signify the freshen sceneries and a mystical touch. As the trek walks of up to 4500 meters altitude, you need to have a good physical condition. Highlighting the trek, it includes different significant valleys, waterfalls, gorges and ancient caves. It is, incredibly a journey through the unspoilt trail. The white peak panoramas of the Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637m), Madiya (6257m), Rolwaling and Langtang range disclose their tranquil eternity. The trekking region of Panch Pokhari is not polluted and densely populated. The enticing trail is dotted by the rhododendron forest, which is extremely spectacular in spring.

Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition company offers suitable Panch Pokhari trekking itinerary and required camping equipments. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information. 

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).

Welcome to Nepal. Representative of Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition receives you at the Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. Then you transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we take you to the Thamel tour (about 30 minutes) to show you the shopping centre, bank and ATM, restaurants and money changers. Then, in the hotel a brief introduction about the upcoming itinerary is given. If you have a late flight, we do it on the following day.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02:  Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Pashupatinath Temple:It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. It is one of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotes around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world, is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime direction, keeping watch for virtuous behaviour and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chautara (1450m). 5 hour drive

We drive in the morning for five hours through the Araniko Highway to the district centre of the Sindhupalchok district- Chautara. Our trek begins from here, but today we stay overnight here. From the campsite, the views of the lush forest and terraced hill slope can be explored. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 04: Chautara to Sano Okhareni (1965m). 5-6 hrs

Now, the trek begins a steady walk. The trail is interesting as it covers the ethnic valleys and the mixed settlements. It is a perfect example of how people of different caste and background are living harmoniously in the hilly region. With an easy ascending, we cross small streams and the terraced farmlands and we reach to our campsite at  Sano Okharni, near a pine forest. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 05: Okhareni to Kami Kharka (2810m). 5-6 hrs

It is an hour continual uphill climbing from Sano Okhareni to Thulo Okhareni. Then the trail becomes steeper and we have to climb up for about four hours. The fascinating trail goes through the dense wood of the rhododendron and pine forest. The trail is popular for the views of the birds and some wild animals. Danphe, the national bird of Nepal is also found here. Then after a gentle walk, we reach to a summer pasture ground and we conclude our today’s walk. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 06: Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m). 4-5 hrs

It is a steady walk today through the flat land. The trek goes through the tranquil forest region. Mostly, the trail we walk today lies in the rhododendron woods along with the accompany of juniper, oak and pine forest. After a long walk, we can see some of the houses of the nomads for the migrating cattle herders. We reside around this land in Pauwa Bas. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 07: Pauwa Bas to Hile Bhanjyang (3400m). 5-6 hrs

Through the steep uphill route, we continually ascend for about 3 hours, but with a gradual pace. Then, from the top of the hill, we start to descend through the steep downhill for about an and half hour. We can see the exciting mountain views from the trail and descend to our campsite at Hile Bhanjyang.

Day 08: Hile Bhanjyang to Narsim Pati (3700m).

It is a pretty easy walk today. the beginning of the trail is steep uphill section for an hour trip. After enjoying the surrounding green panoramas and hilly slopes, we start to climb down for three hours. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forests and rocky hills. We set our camps near the holy-inn that is made for the people on the pilgrimage tour. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 09: Narsim Pati to Panch Pokhari (4100m).

It is a huge day of the trip. From Narsim, we gradually climb up through the rocky hills and reach to the Panch Pokhari. It literally signifies five Lakes that are regarded as the holy lakes for the Hindu people. They also make a pilgrimage trip to this place. They are dedicated to Lord Shiva and a fair is held at the Janai Purnima festival. Small huts are built for the pilgrimage devotees. We spend our rest of the time exploring around the Lakes. Overnight at the tented camps.

Day 10: Trek to Panch Pokhari top, trek to Tupi Danda (2320m). 6-7 hrs

We start our foothill journey quite early today with the charming views of the mountains. From the top of the Panch Pokhari, we can see Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Langtang Range soundly. Then we retrace to the campsite and pack up the things. Then we descend through the steep trail all the way through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda, which is our campsite today. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 11: Tupi Danda to Dhap (1200m). 4-5 hrs

Today, the trekking goes through the steep downhill trail in the beginning and the second section goes through the easy trail. Crossing the beautiful terraced hillside and gorges, we reach to a tiny ethnic settlement of the Tamang people at Dhap. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain the insight of culture, traditions and architectural prosperity of the local people of the village. Overnight at the tented camps.

Day 12: Rest day and explore the culture.

We spend the rest day by trolling around  and cleaning ourselves. Visiting the local villages and cultural connection with the common lifestyles of the people. Overnight at the tented camps.

Day 13: Dhap to Melamchi (800m). 5-6 hrs

Again, we are walking through the terraced fields and the riverbed of the Indrawati river. We cross the spectacular villages and also explore the hydroelectric project. We walk down to Tipini and adjoin the roadway. We arrive to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar at the bank of the Melamchi Khola. It is quite densely populated place with lodges and open marketplace. We spend today here. Overnight at the tented camps or lodge.

Day 14: Melamchi to Kathmandu drive. 5-6 hrs

It is a scenic bus journey from Melamchi to Kathmandu. The glimmering views include streams, river, lush forests and the scattered hilly settlements. We are gradually leaving the wonderful mountain landscape and entering into the densely populated Kathmandu city. Then you transfer to the hotel and rest. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15. Bhaktapur  Sightseeing and the rest of the day free.

Traditionally, Bhaktapur is known as Bhadgaon, which is a home of the mediaeval arts and architectures. It is about 13 km east of Kathmandu. The city was believed to have founded in 889 AD in the Lichhavi dynasty. Bhaktapur city is popular as the city of devotees. The centuries old stone sculptures and  wood carving skills are still charming around the Bhaktapur Durbar square. After the tour ends, we take you to the women empowerment project for a visit. The rest day is then for your personal doings that can be used for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16:  Departure.

At the farewell day, Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition’s representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us.  

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and camping equipments and Kitchen equipments
  • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
  • All land transportation.              
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Langtang National Park entry Permit.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • Hotel with BB plan in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing with guide, transport and monument entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • 4 wheel drive to trekking starting point and pick up from the ending point.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).

 

What to bring      

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipments can be bought and hire easily in a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

General

  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids.
  9. Lip guard.
  10. Sun block cream.
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat. 
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head torch.
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)

Hand

  1.  Hand gloves

Core Body

  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops.
  3. Light jacket.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2.  lightweight long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers.

Feet

  1. Thin and thick socks.
  2. trekking boots, light  shoes and sandle.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plasts band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. bandanas.
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.

 

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

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Thanks for a Beautiful Treks
Thanks for a Beautiful Treks
Thank you for everything and the extra service. Everything was very kind. Keep up the good work so you guys can get more satisfied customers.
Kristina, Sweden
March 11, 2014 at 05:24 am

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