Panch Pokhari Trek is a newly discovered trekking route in Nepal that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. The magical aura of the Panchpokhari has attracted many nature lovers towards it. Though the route hasn’t been well promoted and the infrastructures on the route are just in the phase of planning, the mystical beauty of the place has compelled people to follow the off beaten route of Pachpokhari. Located to the northeast of Kathmandu in the base of JugalHimal, Panchpokhari is a fascinating place at an elevation of 4100 meters. The term – Panchpokhari comprises two Nepali words Panch and Pokhari which means five and ponds respectively. Hence, Panch Pokhari, as its name reflects is a heavenly destination with five serene and tranquil ponds in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas.
Panch Pokhari Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chautara. Chautara is just five to six hours away from the capital city of Kathmandu.FromChautara, the trail traverses through some interesting local villages, hills, forests, and meadows. The walk through the villages is an enriching experience where you will be able to know more about the local folks, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. As you reachPanchpokhari, you will be able to admire the outstanding views of Gaurishanker, DorjeLakpa, Langtang Himalaya range, Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, etc.from the top of Panchpokhari. Panchpokhari Trek ends with a walk back to Melamchi and drives back to Kathmandu.
Panch Pokhari Trek is totally an off beaten trek where you will be able to enjoy camping trek under the tented camps. The trail doesn’t have any guesthouses or teahouses to cater to the service of food and accommodation. Hence, Himal Eco Treks helps you with food and accommodation. We shall carry the tents and a cook from our team will take care of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Panch Pokhari is a place of religious, cultural and ecological importance. The place is not only popular for its magnificent natural beauty but for its religious importance as well. In Hinduism, the five ponds of Panch Pokhari are five holy ponds. Janai Purnima is an important festival celebrated by people from the Hindu community. In this festival, Hindus, mostly Brahmins come here to perform sacred thread changing festivals (Janai). It takes place on the full moon day of August every year. People from around Nepal come to this pond to take a holy dip into the pond and perform the sacred thread changing rituals in the auspicious occasion of Janai Purnima.
So, are you ready to embrace this natural, cultural and religious diversity of Nepal in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas? Panch Pokhari Trek is here to offer you with the diversity in the serenity of Mother Nature! Unfold the natural enigma as you walk passes the Sherpa and Tamang villages to stand right in front of the five ponds in the shadows of Himalayas.
Day 1 toDay 2: Arrival, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trekking preparation
Day 3 to Day 9: Drive to Chautara and trekking to Panch Pokhari
Day 10 to Day 13: Trek to Melamchi
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in cities
- Airfare from your country to Nepal.
- Snacks, soft drinkr during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment is not provided by HET.
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff