Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek

15 Night| 16 Days|Price: USD 999 - USD 1499 Per Person

Panch Pokhari Trek : This trek is the recently opened non tourist trekking destination in Nepal. The Panch Pokhari trek is through untouched traditional village in stunning Himalayan Range and beautiful landscapes. This trek offers pristine mountains views, rich culture, genuine adventure, bio diversity, natural beauty. The high altitude holy lakes are secret to Buddhist and Hindu peoples. You have great and closer views of Langtang Range, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himal and other snow-capped peaks. Trekkers first travel by bus to Chautara, 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. 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 life style of nomadic people unchanged by time. The unusual climatic and geographical mix makes this area a naturalist’s dream and a Mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures.
Moreover lots of historical places, religious places, Caves and naturally beautiful lakes are other important things for noble experience. The 9th highest altitude wetland in the world, Panch Pokhari is source of peace, brotherhood and solace where thousands of pilgrims come on every Janai Purnima from surrounding villages and lots of Shamans (witch doctor) in a special costume visit which is really notable. This is also very significant part of this trek. On the way to this trek, there is very important historical place-Dukhang (Haveli) where so called kingly Kaji rulers used to live 172 years ago and which is noticeable through the ancient art of the building and infrastructure. And most of the history can be revealed through the attached calligraphy. It is said that the Kaji family was linked with Rana rulers to rule the local people of this place.

On this moderately graded trek you see Buddhist monastries, pass through Tamang and Sherpa villages to reach the sacred site of the five glacial lakes of Panch Pokhari at 3,600 meters. This is a remote and unfrequented region despite the excellent views of the eastern Himalayan chain known as Jugal Himal which include the peaks of Dorje Lhakpa and Phurbi Ghychu and its proximity to Kathmandu.

 

 

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Itinerary

Day01

Kathmandu arrival (1300m)

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

Day02

Kathmandu sightseeing.

After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There is an intriguing 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, situated on a hillock 6.5 kilometres west of Kathmandu, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

Day03

Kathmandu –Chautara Drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1200m.) and it takes about five hours

Day04

Chautara To Phurse (2045m)

Trek from Chautara To Phurse (2045m.) that takes approximately five and half hours. The trails you follow is quite ascent upto Phurse. En route, you come across many villages, farming terraces, some green hills and splendid mountain views of Gaurishanka, Dorje Lakpa and many others. Phurse is a pasture where people from villages bring their domestic animals for grazing. This can also be described as a small village mainly inhabited by Tamang

Day05

Phurse to Kami Kharka(2845m)

Trek from Phurse to Kami Kharka (2845m.) which takes about six hours. You head uphill until you reach Kami Kharka passing through forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. While walking you can enjoy the spectacular views of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal range. Kami Khaka is another pasture for domestic animals

Day06

Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas(3000m)

Trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m.) and it takes approximately six hours. Crossing Kami Kharka you begin to follow ascent path to reach Pauwa Bas. This day you trek through forests covered with rhododendron, oak, pine, juniper and other natural vegetation. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for the local pilgrims

Day07

Pauwa Bas to Hille Bhanjyang(3400m)

Trek from Pauwa Bas to Hille Bhanjyang (3400m.) which takes approximately six hours. The route upto Hille Bhanjyang goes uphill passing through forests enriched with bamboo, pine, oak, rhododendron and alpine vegetation. Hille Bhanjyang is a ridge from where you can see the magnificent views of waterfall, river basin and village at a far distance

Day08

Hile Bhangjyang To Nasim Pati (3700m)

Trek from Hille Bhanjyang to Nasim Pati (3700m.) which takes about four and half hours. After Hille Bhanjyang, your path moves uphill until you reach Nasim Pati. En route, you encounter a forests with views of Jugal Himal range, Gaurishankar, mountain deer and danfe, national bird of Nepal. Nasim Pati also provides shelter to local pilgrims

Day09

Nasim pati To Panch Pokhari(4100m)

Trek from Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari (4100m.) that takes approximately four hours. The route is steeply ascent passing through Lauribinayak Pass to Panch Pokhari. On the way, you are amazed to see the alpine vegetation and rocky mountains, wild life and villages at a far distance. PanchPokhari is the interesting point of the trek. Five lakes are called PanchPokhari in Nepali. There are interesting festivals in August called Janaipurnima. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages gather here. Specially Buddhist monks who will come with their interesting festival dress. Lots of Buddhist prayer flags will decorate the buildings. The top of Panch Pokhari (5 lakes) offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc.

Day10

Panch Pokhari to Nasim Pati(3700m)

Trek from Panch Pokhari to Nasim Pati (3700m.) that takes approximately three hours. While trekking back you move through steeply descent path passing Lauribinayak Pass. The forests you encounter is quite rich in alpine vegetation

Day11

Nasim Pati To Dukhang(2100m)

Trek from Nasim Pati to Dukhang (2100m.) and it takes about six hours. This day your trail climbs down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. You can see Himalayan deer, white languor and many others if you are lucky. Before you arrive Dukhang, you come across chortens and can see prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly inhabited by Tamang, Sherpa and few others. There are beautiful monasteries around this area. You find local people toiling hard in farming land where they grow wheat, potato, millet, buck wheat and green vegetables.

Day12

Dukhang to Dhap(1200m)

Trek from Dukhang to Dhap (1200m.) which takes almost six hours. Crossing Dukhang, you begin to follow descent path to reach Dhap. You walk along the bank of Indrawati river with magnificent views of farming terraces, human settlements, green hills and different activities of local people. Dhap is yet another village and people living here belong to different community. There are some schools, small tea shops and local market

Day13

Dhap to Melamchi Pul Bazar(800m)

Trek from Dhap to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (800m.) and it takes about six hours. Now you walk along the shore of Indrawati river passing through different villages, farming terraces, hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and vehicles carrying passengers and goods. Melamchi Pul Bazaar which lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati river is comparatively a big city of this area. There are some lodges, tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, post office and army police camp.

Day14

Melamchi Pul to Kathmandu

Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1350m.) which takes about five hours.

Day15

Kathmandu free day of your own.

Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.

Day16

Final Departure.

You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.

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