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Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek

Wilderness Trekking
Panch Pokhari /5 lake
Panch Pokhari

Trip Facts

Duration : 13 Days Max-Altitude : 4350m Program Type : Camping Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Land Hold Your Guide : Purna gurung


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 1500 $ 1300
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1500
2 Paxes $1400
2-4 Paxes $1380
4-6 Paxes $1360
6-10 Paxes $1340
10-15 Paxes $1300
15+Paxes $1300

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Panch Pokhari Trek 13 days Itinerary

Panch Pokhari Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. It is named after the five holy ponds (Panch Pokhari) that are located in the area. The trek takes you through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of Nepal, offering stunning views of the Himalayan range and a chance to experience the local culture and lifestyle.

The Panch Pokhari trek is in the eastern part of Nepal, with a spectacular panoramic view and off-the-beaten-track trekking, offering the opportunity to experience an isolated and remote traditional farm of villages surrounded by the picturesque Himalayan scenery of Sindhupalchok district. The trekking journey along these high ridges will lead to the sacred Pokhari, which is located at 4,160 m. above sea level and holds a lot of religious significance.

During the Panch Pokhari Trek, you can observe the towering bases of the Jugal Himal range. It is a blue-color lake that is named (Panch Pokhari), which means five ponds, as there are five clear ponds in the lake. The majority of these sites are holy pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.

The trek begins in Chautara, which is about a 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. From Chautara, you will walk through picturesque villages and forests, and cross several high passes before reaching the Panch Pokhari area. Along the way, you will get to see beautiful waterfalls, terraced fields, and traditional Nepali houses.

the ridge of Lami Danda, Kami Danda, Sharpe Dhunga, and Norsingpati is a scenic adventure journey through breathtaking mountain scenery, pine forests, terraced fields, and rural villages inhabited by Hindus and Buddhists. Discover the stunning Himalaya view range with Langtang and Jugal Himal during the Panch Pokhari Trek starting from Chautara.

The Panch Pokhari area is considered to be a sacred site for both Buddhists and Hindus, and many pilgrims come here to take a dip in the holy ponds during the Janai Purnima festival, which is held in August. The views of the five ponds surrounded by snow-capped peaks are breathtaking.

The trek is usually done over 13 days, and the best time to go is during the spring and autumn seasons (March to May and September to November). The trek is considered to be moderately difficult, and previous trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended.

There are numerous pilgrims who visit here during the month of Janai Purnima to worship and take a bath in this Kunda. It is believed that a bath in the Panch Pokhari is going to wash the bad karma away. After having the bath in the Pokhari, the religious beliefs come into a positive thought, and pure spirit, which is why pilgrims and devotees gather here every August on the Full Moon (Janai Purnima), as part of the Lunar calendar, as part of the religious celebrations. Besides the Panch Pokhari Trek, there are trekking trails that connect the Langtang area to the Panch Pokhari Trek (Tilman pass Trek)

Alpine pastures

In the monsoon season, Panch Pokhari is one of the most beautiful places for cattle pastures as there is plenty of green grass there and it is one of the most important pastures for Yak and sheep from Chautara village and Sherpathang village. There are a couple of scenic drives to Chautara village, which is just 37 kilometers from Kathmandu and close to the border between Tibet and Nepal, which the Tibet friendship border.

We specialize in organizing Panch Pokhari Trek only through camping, with an expert sherpa guide, porters staff, cooks, and kitchen crew. There is no tea house along the trails until Sermathang, so you can stay at a tea house if you wish, following the Sermathang through Tarchi Ghyang, Kutungsang, and Chisapani, which is known as the Helambu trek, though our itinerary ends at Melamchi bazaar and we drive back to Kathmandu

There are only a few places in Nepal that are still untouched by road, and out of tea house access; Panch Pokhari trek is an example of one such location, which still offers an eco nature camping experience, out of the crowd, with beautiful hidden valleys, alpine pastures, rhododendron forests, and Himalayan pine forests.

The weather of Panch Pokhari

The time of autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May); you can see the mountain range clearly in the surrounding blue skies with white clouds scattered throughout. The rains occur during the monsoon season (June to September), which makes it a little difficult to reach the place during that time. As a result of heavy snowfall during the winter months (December to February), the weather is a bit harsh during this time of year.

Our Nepal Wilderness Trekking team will lead this trek with the expert camping team to ensure that you have the best camping experience during your Nepal Camping Trek with all the camping gear you need and organic meals prepared by professional cooks. There is a good chance that our guides and porters will be from the same region, and know more about these trekking trails, the local people, the cultures, the history, and the flora and fauna of the area.

Overall, the Panch Pokhari Trek is a great way to experience the natural beauty and culture of Nepal while also challenging yourself physically.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Chautara (1422m), 5 hrs drive stays overnight at the tent.
  • Day 02: Trek to Maidan Kharka (1850m), 5 hrs walking stay overnight at Tent.
  • Day 03: Trek to KamiDanda (2510m), 6 hrs walking overnight at the tent.
  • Day 04: Trek to Hile (3250m), 6 hrs walking overnight at the tent.
  • Day 05: Trek to Nasimpati (3820m), 5 hrs walking then stay overnight at Tent.
  • Day 06: Trek to Panch Pokhari (4350 m), 5 hrs walking stay overnight at Tent.
  • Day 07: Panch Pokhari, explore the surroundings stay overnight at Tent.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gaikharka (2500m), 6 hrs walking overnight at Tent.
  • Day 09: Trek to Yangri kharka (1500m), 5 hrs walking then stay overnight at the tent.
  • Day 10: Trek to Sermathang and stay overnight at a hotel or tent.
  • Day 11: Rest day in the Sermathang explore the monasteries and village.
  • Day 12: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar (870m), 6 hrs walking and stay overnight at hotel or tent.
  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1315m), 5 hrs driving by public bus.

Cost Included

  • Hotel to Bus Park by taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Chautara by local bus. And Melamchi to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Full Camping accommodation on the way.
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Tea and coffee three times a day.
  • National park entrance permits and TIMS card.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and Jackets.
  • Guide food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu Hotel
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tip for guide & porter.

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