Nepal Gov. Reg. No: 78007/067/068  |  Tourism Liscence No: 1293

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Panch Pokhari Trek ( 12 )

Panch Pokhari Trek

Trip Overview

This trek to Panch Pokhari at the base of Jungal Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This area offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high altitude holy lakes, sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people.

Trekkers first travel by bus to Chautara, five hours northeast of Kathmandu towards the Tibetan border. We travel through a mixture of beautiful mountain scenery and the terraced fields and characteristic houses of rural villages from different ethnic groups.

On your first night you will experience life in the village homes of Sherpa and Tamang people and your guide will give a short talk on trekking, altitude sickness and the highlights of the trek. These include the holy Five Lakes, the incredible Himalayan scenery and the life style of nomadic people unchanged by time. The unusual climatic and geographical mix make this area a naturalist's dream and a mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures.

This trek starts from 1,450m and goes up to 4,100m at Panch Pokhari, a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this site each year. This is a very spectacular and spiritual trek.

The top of Panch Pokhari (4,100m) offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu.

This trek can be done all year round except for the monsoon months and can be combined with a rafting tour.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu [1350m] to Chautara [1450m]
Day 02: Trek to Sano Okhareni [1965m]
Day 03: Trek to Kami Kharka [2810m]
Day 04: Trek to Pauwa Bas [3000m]
Day 05: Trek to Hille Bhanjyang [3400m]
Day 06: Trek to Narsim Pati [3700m]
Day 07: Trek to Panchpokhari [4100m]
Day 08: Trek to Panchpokhari top, trek to Tupi Danda [2320m]
Day 09: Trek to Dhap [1200m]
Day 10: Rest day to explore the culture
Day 11: Trek to Melamchi [800m]
Day 12: Melamchi to Kathmandu


Trip Highlights

Fact Of The Trek
No. Of days:   12
Mode of Trek:   Camping
Starting point:   Chautara
Ending point:   Melamchi
Max. Elevation:   4100m
Season:   Sept/Dec and Mar/May
Grade:   Medium
Max. Walking:   7-8hrs.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Chautara [1450m]
This morning we have a beautiful 5 hour drive to the little village of Chautara. While small, Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district and we will camp here tonight, ready to commence walking tomorrow. From our camp site 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.

Day 02: Trek to Sano Okhareni [1965m]
Today we have about 5 hours of 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!

Day 03: Trek to Kami Kharka [2810m]<

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