Panch Pokhari Trek

15 Days


The heaven of the earth – Panch Pokhari lies in Lantang National Park at the central Himalayan region of Nepal. It is extended in 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 itinerary and required camping equipment. So, travel with us for the best trek in Panch Pokhari.

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

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

Panch Pokhari Trek itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu, Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel. O/n at Hotel,

Day 2 Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private car (Pasupathnath, Baudhanath, Swambunath)

Day 3 Drive to Chautara by private car (1400m) Driving 5 hours

Day 4 Chautara to Sano okhareni (1965m) Hiking duration 5-6 hours.

Day 5  okhareni to kami kharka (2810m) hiking  duration 5-6 hours.

Day 6 kami kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m) Hiking duration 4-5 hours

Day 7 Pauwa Bas to Hile bhanjayng (3400m) Hiking duration 5-6 Hours)

Day 8 Hile bhanjayng to Narsim pati (3700m) hiking duration 4-5 Hours.

Day 9 Narsim pati to pancha Pokhari  (4100)

Day 10 Panch Pokhari to pancha pokhari top to  Tupi dada (2320m) hiking duration 6-7 hours.

Day 11 Tupi Dada to Dhap (1200m) Hiking duration 4-5 Hours

Day 12 Dhap to  Melamchi (800m) hiking duration 5-6 Hours.

Day 13 Driving to Kathmandu 5-6 hours by private car.

Day 14 Rest day at kathmandu

Day 15 Departure to International  airport .


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