Panch Pokhari Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 17 Days

Highest access: 4050m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Langtang National park

Grade: Classic & Easy

Best season: Spring, Autumn

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Local bus/private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel /Camp/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Panch Pokhari
  • Panch Pokhari Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Panch Pokhari Trek is another popular spiritual and wilderness trek that takes you to the sacred pilgrimage site of Panch Pokhari in this isolated region. Panch Pokhari lies north to the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 4,100 m above sea level. Every year many Hindu and Buddhist devotee visit the place in the month of August during a Janai Purnima festival held in this region. Apart from the religious point of view Panch Pokhari region is also popular for the spectacular view of the chain of peaks called Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lakpa (6,966m.), Madiya (6,257m.) and Phurbi Chhyachu 6,637m. This Panch Pokhari trek is a combined package of rich cultural heritage, exceptional beauty of biological diversity, towering mountain peaks,  huge glaciers and high altitude holy lakes sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people of Nepal.

Panch Pokhari Trek starts from Chautara 1,450m which is reached within five hours long drive from Kathmandu. From Chautara our trekking trail ascends uphill through several small villages and rhododendron forests to Thulo (big) Okhareni via Sano Okhareni. The place offers the spectacular and close-up view of the towering glaciated mountains from this place our trail passes through several dense rhododendron and pine forests,inhabited with diverse wildlife to reach Kami Kharka. Here we can observe the breathtaking view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and some other small peaks. Passing via the Straight path from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas trail ascends a steep hill up to Hille Bhanjyang. The trail then passes through rocky hills and rhododendron forests to Narsim Pati and rest in a small rest house built for pilgrims. From the place, we continue ascending up a steep and rocky hill to reach Panch Pokhari 4300m. Panch Pokhari is a combination of five holy ponds hence named as Panch Pokhari which literally means five ponds in Nepali. This place also has two  Pilgrim  houses and a temple of Lord Shiva. The top of Panch Pokhari offers an excellentview of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkunda, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. After exploring the vicinity of the lake we then descend from to Panch Pokhari to Dhap via Tupi Danda. Dhap is mostly comprises of Tamangs settlements. Here we get an opportunity to familiarize our self with culture and lifestyle of the locals. From Dhap the trail descend a steep downhill to reach a suspension bridge leading us to Melamchi. From Melamchi, we take a bus to Kathmandu and end our spectacular journey.

Trip info:

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the rising destination in the world Langtang region collecting many tourist. so, there obviously better Lodge and facilities in compared to previous times. Since, Panch Pokhari Trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the camping trek we get to eat from Continental, Indian and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our camping cook are well trained and certified from Nepal Academy of Tourism and hotel Management.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.      

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Panch Pokhari Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots. 

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming. 

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: Info@himalayanmagic treks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Panch Pokhari Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Note:
Days in the destination itinerary can be increased or decreased. Please contact us for the itinerary according your holiday time. 
Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400m.upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport Welcoming by Himalayan Magic Treks Member transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02
Kathmandu valley sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley. Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized.
Day 03
Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1,440m) Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04
Trek from Chautara to Saule (1,646m) Overnight at Camp.
Day 05Trek from Saule to Kamikharka Danda Overnight at Camp.
Day 06
Trek from Kamikhara to Chyochyo Danda Overnight at Camp.
Day 07
Trek from Chyochyo Danda to Hile Bhanjyang (3,800m) Overnight at Camp.
Day 08
Trek from Hile Bhanjyang to Nasempati (3,862m) Overnight at Camp.
Day 09
Trek from Nasempati to Panch Pokhari (4,050m) Overnight at Camp.
Day 10
Trek from Panch Pokhari to Gai Kharka (2,530m) Overnight at Camp.
Day 11
Trek from Gai Kharka to Yangri (2,800m) Overnight at Camp.
Day 12
Trek from Yangri to Tarke Gyang (2,3560m) Overnight at Camp
Day 13
Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,621m) Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14
Trek from Sermathang to Melamchipul  (846m) Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15
Trek from  Melamchipul to Kathmandu, by Bus. Stay overnight Hotel.
Day 16
Free at Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali culture.
Day 17Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private transport.
  • All Ground Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour certificate
  • Company T- shirt as a Souvenir
  • All Filed Staff insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.