Pancha Pokhari TrekPancha Pokhari Trek

The Panch Pokhari Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

One of the popular trekking destination in the eastern part of Nepal. Panch Pokhari trek is through the untouched traditional village in stunning Himalayan Range and beautiful landscapes lie at the lap of Jugal Himal at an elevation of 4100m. This trek offers the mountains views, rich culture, adventure, biodiversity, natural beauty. The holy lakes to Buddhist and Hindu peoples. Furthermore, the trail is attraction for the views of the birds and wild animals.

Panch Pokhari trek is the trek to five different small lakes. Each lake has different names derived from Lord Shiva. The Panch Pokhari trekking is sacred pilgrimage trek often visited by many trekkers. Every year a large number of visitors from different country come to visit especially on Janai Purnima to worship and take a bath in this lake, believed to wash away their sins. The trek offers eye-pleasing and heart-stopping dramatic views of the stunning mountain range and perfect natural surrounding with diverse customs. Panch Pokhari trek explores the stunning views of Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Phurbi Chhyachu(6637m), Madiya(6257m), Rolwaling and Langtang range, Jugal Himal and the charming biological diversities. On the way to Panch Pokhari there are beautiful forests of bamboo, pine and other evergreen plants where different species of birds such as Pigeons and Doves, Parrot, Macaws and allies, Cuckoos and Anis, Barn owls, Nightjars, Tree swifts, Trogons, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Typical Rollers, Hoopoes, Barbets Honeyguides, Woodpeckers, and Allie can be seen. During this trek get an opportunity to know the diverse culture and way of life of different ethnic people. We will pass through the village of Sherpa, Tamang and get an opportunity to understand the Himalayan culture and lifestyle. The trek crosses through beautiful green hills, dense forests, and beautiful landscapes. While passing the village we might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers. Pre-historic places, religious places, caves, and attractive lakes are the other major attractions of Panch Pokhari Trek. On the way to trek, there is an ancient place Dukhang believed that Kaji family used to live there noticeable through the ancient art of the structure and infrastructure. It is also said that Kaji family was connected with Rana leaders.

Panch Pokhari Trek is an easy and short trek. Every month are suitable for this trekking. This trek will experience you the basic comfort of the local people they are having in their daily lifestyle. You are offered by local foods and stay at the local shelter. This trek could be customized according to clients available time. The view of snowcapped mountains, forests, enchanting lakes and witness of the rustic life of the locals enhances the beauty of this trek. Our 10 days trek starts from a capital city and drives to Simpal, the starting point of the trek. The trek crosses the beautiful landscape, waterfalls, alpine forest, temples, and offers a stunning view of Himalayan ranges. Enroute we'll pass through the interesting village of Kami Kharka from where we can observe breathtaking view of Mt. Langtang Lirung at Langtang valley, Dorje Lakpa, and some other small peaks and then to Hile Bhanjyang. Continue ascending up a steep and rocky hill we finally treks to Panch Pokhari. This place has two pilgrim houses and a temple of Lord Shiva. From the top, we can have an excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkunda, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu. After exploring the vicinity of the lake, our journey back to Kathmandu via Dhap, Melamchi and then drive to Kathmandu.

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Highlights

  • A holy pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist religions.
  • Explore marvelous views of many stunning Himalayas like Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa
  • Experience the Sherpa and Tamang villages and their lifestyles
  • Explore Panch Pokhari, terraced fields, beautiful rural sceneries, and unique living style

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Scenic drive to Simpal (1813m/5948ft. ), 5hr drive

After having breakfast in the hotel at Kathmandu, we will 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 teahouse

02

Day 02

Trek to Kami Kharka (2810m/9220ft. ), 5-6hr walk

The journey begins with a steady walk to Kami Kharka. The trek crosses through streams, terraced farmland, and mixed settlements. After reaching Sano Okhareni we will pass by pine forest and with great views to the mountains. We also encounter some wild animals like mountain deer, langur monkeys and various species of birds. Danphe. the national bird of Nepal is also found here. Crossing several smaller settlements on the way, we reach Kami Kharka.
Overnight at teahouse

03

Day 03

Trek to Pauwa Bas (3000m/9842ft. ), 5-6hr walk

Ascending the trek to Pauwa Bas through the flat land. The trail goes through tranquil forest wildlife spotting area. We will enter the forested path filled with rhododendron, oaks, pine, and juniper trees. After continuing of walk through the forested area, we will get the sight of nomad's houses for cattle on our way to Pauwa Bas. Walking through the silent and tranquil forest, we will arrive in Pauwa Bas. There is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari.
Overnight at teahouse

04

Day 04

Trek to Hile Bhanjyang (3400m/11154ft. ), 6-7hr walk

We leave Pauwa Bas ascending steep uphill to the top of the hill. Enjoying the views of greenery and hilly slopes we will start climbing dominated by rhododendron. From the top, we get to observe the amazing scenery of the untouched beauty of Himalayas. We take steep descend from the top through the forested area. It is a quiet walk through an uninhabited area. Relishing the amazing view of mountains on our way, we arrive in Hile Bhanjyang.
Overnight at teahouse

05

Day 05

Trek to Panch Pokhari (4100m/13451ft. ), 6-7hr walk

We start to trek towards Panch Pokhari 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. Panch Pokhari signifies the meaning of five lakes. 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. We will see two pilgrim houses. The temple in Panch Pokhari is dedicated to Lord Shiva in Janai Purnima (festival). Small houses are built for the pilgrimage devotees.
Overnight at teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Tupi Danda (2320m/7611ft. ), 6-7hr walk

Early in the morning, we will hike to the top of Panch Pokhari for the amazing view of the nature and the spectacular sunrise over the mountain. Walking about 2hr to the top we will see the sun rising view over the Himalayas and the 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. After the great views we, we return back to Panch Pokhari and head towards Tupi Danda through steep trails along the rhododendron forest.
Overnight at teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Dhap (1200m/3937ft. ), 5-6hr walk

We will trek down beautiful terraced hills and gorges down to reach the settlement of Tamang people, Dhap. Dhap is the wonderful Tamang settlement and you’ll get to relish in the unique Tamang culture and foods in Dhap. We will get an opportunity to explore the insight of culture, tradition, architecture and their custom.
Overnight at teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Melamchi (800m/2624ft. ), 4-5hr walk

Descending from Dhap we will cross by the side of Indrawati River through the terraced fields. 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. We will camp by the riverside and if you like you can refresh yourself with a dip in the river. Melamchi is quite a populated area and open marketplace.
Overnight at teahouse

09

Day 09

Scenic drive to Kathmandu, 5-6hr drive

After having our breakfast in the hotel at Melamchi we will drive back to Kathmandu by bus. The drive with the views of streams, river, lush forest, and hilly settlements can be seen on the way. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
Overnight at hotel

 

Location

 

 

Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Sharing bus from KTM-Simpal & Melamchi-KTM
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Langtang National Park Area Entry Permit for all members
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness


Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring the following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality at a good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. Incapacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Information

+Additional porter: 180 USD [20 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuff in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. For further information, visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit a copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to an unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to a health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In many cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be covered in these cases.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration

9 days

Season

Mar - May & Sept - Dec

Region

Langtang

Grade

Medium

Altitude

4229m

Walking

5-6hr

Accommodation

Tea-houe & Camping

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Sharing & Private Vehicle

Certificate of Excellence

Based of services & review

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