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Panch Pokhari trek is named after 5 holy ponds of great religious significance in the north-eastern part of Sindhupalchowk district, Panch Pokhari is one of the new and unspoilt trekking destinations in Nepal.

Duration 15 Days
Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 4100 M
Trip Type Tea house Trek and sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Car/Jeep
Season Mar to May and Sep to Nov
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari trek is named after 5 holy ponds of great religious significance in the north-eastern part of Sindhupalchowk district, Panch Pokhari is one of the new and unspoilt trekking destinations in Nepal. The route offers a beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct culture. Panch Pokhara is situated at an elevation of about 4100m above sea level. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. Panch Pokhari trekking lies to the north of the Kathmandu valley; the chain of peaks called Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lakpa (6966m) Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m). This is a remote and unfrequented region, despite being close to Kathmandu. The Trekking offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and diversity of flora and fauna. There are few villages and no hotels on this route. In some places, the route passes through villages and settlements of different ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpas, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. Since teahouses are not available along the route, camping trek is operated. Most part of the route is entirely free of human settlement. Panch Pokhari is one of the less explored trekking routes.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

At your arrival at a Tribhawn international airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative and transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley an Pre trek preparation.

After breakfast, our office representative and your trekking guide and support staff will meet you on the hotel and discus about all programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After staff meeting, one of our professional tour guides will take you for a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for travelling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Kathmandu to Chautara (1450m)

This morning we have a beautiful 5 hour drive to the little village of Chautara. While small, Chautara is 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 4

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 5

Trek to Kami Kharka (2810m)

This morning we can start gently with about 1 hour of gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with about 4 hours of 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 birdlife like the danfe. Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders (kharka).

Day 6

Trek to Pauwa Bas (3000m)

Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level (‘Nepali flat’) and we can enjoy our forest trails and 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.

Day 7

Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3400m)

This morning we have a steep uphill stetch for about 3 hours, taking our time. 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.

Day 8

Trek to Narsim Pati (3700m)

Today we only have about 4 hours of walking. So 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.

Day 9

Trek to Panch Pokhari (4100m)

Today we arrive! We have about 3 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.

Day 10

Trek to Panch Pokhari top, trek to Tupi Danda (2320m)

This morning we have an early start to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains! We have about half an 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 Panch Pokhari to pack up and start heading for home. We have about six hours down some steep trails through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda (danda means ‘ridge’) and our camp.

Day 11

Trek to Dhap (1200m)

Today we have about 5 hours of walking, 2 of which are quite steep downhill and the rest is quite level as we make our way 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.

Day 12

Day 10: Rest day and explore the culture

We spend our day visiting local village and explore the local lifestyle of people, culture, flora and fauna and village environment on countryside.

Day 13

Trek to Melamchi (800m)

Today we have about 6 hours of walking. 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 Bazar which 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!

Day 14

Drive from Melamchi to Kathmandu

A scenic journey by bus from melamchi to Kathmandu, will take approximately 6 hrs. depend on the driving condition of roads in countryside. The majestic views includes streams, river, luse forest, cattles and the scattered on hilly region. We will gradually leave the beautiful mountain and green landscape hill and farming land and enter to the historical city kathmandu. Then you will transfer to the hotel. In the evening celebrate farewell dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15

Final Departure

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. . You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Dhaulagiri round Trek. Our office representative came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport. for your onward journey.

Price & Dates

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flight
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

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Starting Price
1210 USD
Offer Price
1080 USD USD

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