Panch Pokhari Trek

15 Days

Panch Pokhari trek is a selective trek in Langtang national park. If you want to explore beautiful places near Kathmandu then the Panch Pokhari trekking route is the best choice. Panch Pokhari short trek includes the natural beauty of central Nepal, Tamang culture, heritage site, rhododendron forest and many more attractions.


The heaven of the earth – Panch Pokhari lies in Lantang National Park at the central Himalayan region of Nepal. It is extended into three districts:- Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk at an elevation of about 4100m above sea level. Panch Pokhari is a religious place and famous among Hindu pilgrims. Also, a stamp with a feature of Panch Pokhari was issued by the Postal service department of Government Nepal in 2011.

Panch Pokhari literally known as five lakes is a remote region even though it is close to the capital Kathmandu. Naturally one cannot explain the beauty of Panch Pokhari in words. The clear water of the lakes and  views of the chain of Himalayan ranges example   Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa (6966m) Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m) is incredible. So, the trek in Panch Pokhari is best for spending holidays with the mind-blowing nature of Nepal.

What is special about Panch Pokhari trek?

Panch Pokhari trek begins after reaching Chautara (1450m) – the district headquarter of Sindupalchowk from Kathmandu. With the beginning of the trek you will know various cultures of tamang and Sherpa people. The hospitality of Tamang and Sherpas people, their behavior definitely gives you happiness and make your trek easy and interesting. The wonderful landscape, beautiful seneries of hills and mountains, chirping of birds, burble sound of waterfalls and rivers absolutely gives great feeling.  The place give peace and recreation ever you had in your lifetime. Blooming of various colors rhododendron in the forest lining gives fantastic scenery in spring.

Steady walk from Chautra towards Sano Okhereni (1925m)  is much more interesting due to ethnic valleys and mixed settlements of various caste. Crossing small streams, view of terraced farmlands gives additional joy. After reaching Okhereni, you will rest and have night stay with camp fire.

Next day your trek begins towards Kami Kharka (2810m) which includes uphill and downhill for few hours. The trail is fascinating with dense wood of Rhododendrons and pine forest. The chirping of birds, views of various diversified plants and animals is more interesting as well as  Danphe- the national bird of Nepal is another major attraction of this trial.

The trial from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m) is the trails of rhododendron wood within the forest of Juniper oak and pine forest for 4-5 hours. The houses of nomads for migrating cattle herders is amazing.

Pauwa Bas to Hile bhangyang (3400m) comprises 5-6 hours hiking in uphill and downhill with views of great white mountains. Night stay in local lodge support to get complete rest with good hospitality.

Hile Bhanjyang to Narsim Pati (3700m)includes easy walk with view of green slopes and rocky hills, rhododendron forest and night stay in holy-inn made for pilgrimage tour.

Narsim Pati to Panch Pokhari (4100m)

The destination of the trip is Panch pokhari. As mentioned by the name Panch Pokhari expemle five lakes are holy lakes. Generally Hindu visit this place as holy trip in sake of Lord Shiva during Janaipurnma.

The divine nature gives amazing feeling on this spot. So,the five lakes on the same place is none other than special gift by nature. You will spend the rest of the time after reaching Panch pokhari by exploring the lakes and its natural beauty around.

Panch Pokhari to Tupi danda (2320m) a trail of 6-7 hours begins with a delightful view of mountains viz Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Langtang Range soundly along with Panch Pokhari.

The trip to Dhap (1200m) from Tupi danda is downhills which include the view of beautiful terraces of hillsides, gorge, and settlements of Tamang people. You will get opportunity to explore the culture, tradition and architectural prosperity of the locality of Dhap village.

After a rest day, your trial heads towards Melamchi(800m) which takes around 5 to 6 hours. The Melamchi hydroelectric project, Melamchi Pul Bazaar, river Melamchi, densely populated lodge and market are outstanding to explore.

Finally, you will reach Kathmandu via bus from Melamchi observing scenic beauty until 5-6 hours.

Why Book Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari trek is the best trek for easy day hiking and exploring natural beauty along with cultural and biological variation. Mission summit treks and expedition company offers suitable itineraries and required camping equipment. So, travel with us for the best trek in Panch Pokhari.

Outline of Panch Pokhari trek itinerary

Panch Pokhari Trek itinerary in brief:

Days activities elevation
1 Arrive in Kathmandu 1440m
2 Kathmandu day tour 1440m
3 Drive to Chautara 1600m
4 Trek to Sano Okhareni 1965m
5 Trek to Kami Kharka 2810m
6 Trek to pauwa Bas 3000m
7 Trek to Hile Bhanjayng 3400m
8 Trek to Narsim pati 3700m
9 Trek to panch Pokhari 4100m
10 Trek to Tupi danda 2320m
11 Trek to Dhap 1200m
12 Trek to Melamchi 800m
13 Drive to Kathmandu 1400m
14 Rest day in Kathmandu 1400m
15 Departure from Nepal


Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637 m), Madiya (6257 m), Rolwaling and Langtang range
  • Culture of Tamang and Sherpa community
  • Fabulous Landscape with the diversity of flora and fauna
  • Various species of Rhododendrons – National flower of Nepal
  • Fresh clean and peaceful environment
  • Five lakes, valleys, waterfall, George, and ancient caves

Itinerary details

After your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our company member will welcome you and drop you at hotel. In the evening you will meet your guide and get a briefing of the trek. You will have a welcome dinner with company members.

You will visit different cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu during the day trip. After having breakfast you will drive to Monkey temple and spend around 1.5 hours visiting the Shyambunath. After then you will go to Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu durbar square if possible.

After having breakfast we will leave Kathmandu and drive towards Chautara. Around five hours of drive in east of Kathmandu you will reach district headquarter of Sindupalchok – Chautara. Covering Kathmandu-Chautara distance of 72 Kilometer in Araniko Highway we will reach the destination of the day.

After having breakfast in Chautara we will start our hiking towards Okhareni. We will pass Tamang and Gurung settlements, uphills and downhills, small streams, terrace farming on the Panchpokhari trekking route. Walking throughout the forest, terrace farming and settlements we will reach Sano Okhareni.

Enjoying the delicious breakfast in Sano Okhareni we will ascend to Thulo Okhareni. After around an hour of walk on ascending path we will descend down and follow the forest path. Enjoying the pine trial, rhododendron trees and diverse plants, animals and pasture, we will reach Kami Kharka. It is pasture for raring cattles.

Panch Pokhari trekking trial to reach Pauwa Bas started with easy path. Less uphills and downhills on the forest trial with pine, oak and laligurans trees takes us to Pauwa Bas. We can see pastures, small houses of nomads for settling cattels in special time in our route.

After having breakfast in Pauwa Bas we will ascend up hills to reach 3400m high Hile Bhanjyang. The uphills and downhills on the Panch Pokhari trekking route makes our trekking adventurous. The panoramic view of surrounding mountains, forest path, hills and pasture takes us to Hile for night stay.

Leaving Hile at around 8 am, we will start the hiking towards uphill. Around one hour of walk takes us to hill giving majestic view of mountains and landscape from Lower valley to horizon. The rhododentron trail, rocky landscape we will reach Narsim pati.

After enjoying with breakfast in Narsim pati we will hike towards the final destination Panch Pokhari. The Holy five lakes on the same landscape is amazing to view. It takes around 5,6 hours to cover Narsim pati to Panch pokhari distance.

We will wake up early in the morning and hike to Panch Pokhari top for sunrise view. The snowcapped ranges of Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling and Langtang Himal makes our trek complete and jouful. We will descend down to Tupi danda and stay overnight in Tupi danda.

After having breakfast in Tupi danda we will trek down to Dhap. Passing the terrace farming, forest and steep slopes on Panch Pokhari trekking route we will reach Dhap in 5 hours.

Today is the last day to complete walking trial of Panch - Pokhari trekking. We will reach Melamchi following the downhills throught the terrace farmlands, forest and trekking route. It takes around 5-6 hours to cover Dhap to Melamchi route.

After having breakfast in Melamchi we will drive back to Kathmandu in private car. It takes around 6 hours to reach Thamel from Melamchi.

Today is resting day you can do your last minute shopping, visit markets of Kathmandu and spend good time

Depending on your flight time our company member will drop you to airport and your PanchPokhari trek completes with your departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car/Van/Bus
  • Two night **star Category accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
  • Three meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All tent/ accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English-speaking trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route map

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee $40
  • International airfare
  • Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Menial water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for camera during the trek
  • Tips for guide.


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