Panch Pokhari Trekking
Experience 12 Days trekking to five holy lakes through untouched traditional villages in spectacular Himalayan landscapes. This trek to Panch Pokhari at the base of Jungal Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This area, northeast of Kathmandu 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 Buddhist and Hindu people.
Trekkers first travel by bus to Chautara and 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.
Experience Life in the Village Homes
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 lifestyle 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.
Trek Starts From 1,400 m And Goes Up to 4,000m
This trek starts from 1,400 m and goes up to 4,000m at Panch Pokhari. A seldom visited pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Therefore many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this site each year. This is a very spectacular and spiritual trek.
The top of Panch Pokhari (4100m) offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu.
This trek is for all round year except for monsoon.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara
Day 03: Trek from Chautara to Phurse
Day 04: Trek from Phurse to Kami Kharka 2985m
Day 05: Trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas
Day 06: Trek from Pauwa Bas to Hille Banjyang
Day 07: Trek from Hille Banjyang to Nasim Pati
Day 08: Trek from Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari
Day 09: Explore Five Lakes
Day 10: Trek from Panch Pokhari to Nasim Pati
Day 11: Trek from Nasim Pati to Dukang 2310m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Dukang to Dhap
Day 13: Trek from Dhap to Melamchi Pul
Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Pul to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure to International Airport.