Nepal Govt. Reged. number: 39829/2005
Tourism License number: 805/2005
VAT/TAX Number: 302385791
Panch pokhari trek is commonly known as five different small lakes. Each lake has each different names and they are derived from Lord Shiva. The Panch pokhari trekking is sacred – pilgrimage trek often visited by Hindu people.
From Panch pokhari, you will have a stunning view of some of the snow-capped mountains such as Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), Madiya (6,257m), Rolwaling and Langtang range, Jugal Himal and the charming biological diversities contribute to deserving the trip. Furthermore, the trip consists of the base of the Jugal Himal range in the initial and concludes in the lower part.
Trek to Panch pokhari offers several Sherpa and Tamang settlements and cultural factors of their lifestyles and incredible hospitality. Moreover, sacred Panch pokhari trek passes through some beautiful and interesting villages and you might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers along the routes.
Besides that, Panch pokhari trek is the tranquil eternity and dotted by the colorful rhododendron forest, which is extremely spectacular in the spring season. Thus, Panch pokhari treks is not a very difficult trek and you can trek at any time throughout the year.
It is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the sacred 5 ponds hill station. The particular route is designed for the world traveler who wishes to trek in a more relaxed manner, take a look at this itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.
After breakfast, we meet the crew and drive together to Chautara. Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district where we fix out camp tonight. 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 walking to Gidane village where we supported many projects after the earthquake disaster.
Our journey goes gradual uphill walking to reach Sano Okhareni. 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.
We walk gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with some hours walking through stunning, 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 birds life like the danfe (Impheant pheasant). Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders (kharka).
Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level (‘Nepali flat’) and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We walk 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.
This morning we have a steep uphill to get tophill, we get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for 1 ½ hours through the forest. We have some great mountain views on our way down into our camp at Hille Bhanjyang.
We take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. Then we enjoy 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.
Today we walk some hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari (panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake’). This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year and we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This morning we have an early start to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains! We have about 1 ½ hour 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 Panch Pokhari to pack up and start heading for home. We walk downhill some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda (danda means ‘ridge’) and our camp.
Today we walk through terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang families and is gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages.
Rest day to explore around and explore the culture
We walk down through terraced fields, along the Indrawati River. We pass through stunning villages and also see a hydroelectricity project on the way to Tipini and our re-introduction to a road! Melamchi Pul Bazaar lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati River is comparatively a big town for this area. There are some lodges, tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, post office, and army police camp. You can refresh yourself with a dip in the river.
Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicle cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
This trek is available now on USD 1,399 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
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We can organize private Panch pokhari trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Answer: No ! But if you can walk about 3 hours each day with a lightweight day pack would be easier.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and you will have Tented camping accommodation along the routes. But you need to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Answer: This is a fully camping trekking so our professional cook will cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Answer: As you are doing camping trekking, we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Answer: In some places, you can buy bottled mineral water to drink but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Answer: In Tented camping trekking there is very very little chance to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.
Answer: Yes! Sometimes you can get telephone services as well as the internet, so buy a local SIM card.
Answer: No!. To maintain your daily expenses on trek you need to bring all in cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. However, Ganja la pass trek is a challenging trek so each of our porters can carry a maximum of 22 kg of your belongings. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Trek to Panch Pokhari itinerary is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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