Panch Pokhari Trek take you to an experience of 16 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, 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 make this area a naturalist's dream and a mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures. 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. 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 can be done all year round except for the monsoon.
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)
DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we'll visit Swoyambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
DAY 03: KATHMANDU / CHAUTRA / SYAULE
After breakfast drive three and half hour to Chautara and start trek after lunch. O/N in Syaule at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 04: SYAULE / KAMIKHARKA DANDA
Walk about 6 hours through Sherpa villages and pine forest. Just near the top of the ridge on grass land we stop for camping. O/N in Kamikharka Danda at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 05: KAMIKHARKA DANDA / CHOCHYO DANDA
Gradually climb through grass land, pine forest and rhodondendron forest. Camping will be at the grassy land of the Hille at the ridge of the mountain. O/N in Chochyo Danda at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 06: CHOCHYO DANDA / HILLE BHANJYANG
Gradual nice and tall on the trail for about the same distance. Views are great. You can see Rolwaling from the east and Manaslu to the west. O/N in Hille Bhanjyang at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 07: HILLE BHANJYANG
Rest day at Hille for acclimatisation. O/N in Hille Bhanjyang at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 08: HILLE BHANJYANG / NASEM PATI
We walk through the falter trail and two thirds distance of the trail is gradual ascending and descending. You may not forget that you will have to walk through same kind of forest. O/N in Nasem Pati at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 09: NASEM PATI / PACH POKHARI
Today we arrive PanchPokhari the interesting point of the trek. Five lakes called PanchPokhari in Nepali. There are interesting festivals in August called Janaipurnima. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages will be gathered. Specially Buddhist monks who will come with their interesting festival dress. Lots of Buddhist prayer flags will decorate the buildings. O/N in Pach Pokhari at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 10: PACH POKHARI / MAHATHAN
Half an hour of ascend and gradual descend for about 5 and half hours to Nyanyamsal Khola Camp at the riverside near by Mathana. If you can manage some more time to walk, you can visit Chhandy Gomba an old Tibetan refugee camp. O/N in Mahathan at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 11: MAHATHAN / TEMPATHANG
Walk for about four and half hours along the river-side and a gradual ascent for about one hour to Tembathnag, the first Sherpa village after Panch Pokhari. O/N in Tempathang at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 12: TEMBATHANG / AMBAKHARKA
Gradual ascent through rhododendron, pine and fir forests to Ambakharka. O/N in Anbakharka at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 13-15: AMBAKHARKA / GOLUDANDA / CHANKANG / BAKHANG GOMPA
Gradual descent through different Sherpa villages, Tibetan Monastery and visit Tibetan Lamas. O/N in Bakhang Gompa at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 16: AKHANG GOMPA / KATHMANU
End at Tatopani with 4 hour drive to Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
DAY 17: KATHMANDU
Free day in Kathmandu on your own. O/N in Hille Bhanjyang at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 18: DEPARTURE:
After breakfast, you're free before airport drop for your final departure. (B)
01.Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
02.All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable.
03.All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
04.Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
05.All trekking permit and national park fees.
02.Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
03.Personal nature expenses.
04.Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
05.Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
06.Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
07.Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
08.Emergency flight by helicopter