Panch Pokhari Trek

Five Pond Lake In Gauri Shankar Himalayan Range
At a Glance
  • Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude4100m
  • ActivityOff The Beaten Trekking
  • Group Size1
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best SeasonMarch,April,May And September,October,November
Panch Pokhari Trek Highlights
  • Short and adventurous trek nearby Kathmandu.
  • At an elevation of 4100m from sea level, a spectacular dawn view.
  • Mesmerizing views of five sacred lakes (Panch Pokhari).
  • Less-crowded trek route.
  • Perfect trek route for beginners and experienced.
  • Trial ascends and descends through vibrant Rhododendron Forest, alpine pastures, and terraced fields.
  • Family-friendly trek.
  • Explore the ethnic culture and lifestyle of the local tribe's Famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal.
  • Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Rolwaling Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal,Langtang Himal ranges, Jugal Himal.
  • Explore several valleys, glaciers, waterfalls, wild animals like musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan wild goat, and far more.

Panch Pokhari Trekking is a peculiarly designed trip that offers panoramic sceneries of the Nepal Himalayas. Panch Pokhari is situated at an elevation of 4100m, northeast of Kathmandu. Panch Pokhari refers to the five scared water lakes situated in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk districts of the central
Himalayan region. Panch Pokhari is the 9th altitude wetland in the world. Water discharged from the lakes flows as the Indrawati River of the major tributaries of the Koshi River System.

The imposing mountain panorama and alluring natural beauty along with the incredible wetland, flora, and fauna make this a must-visit place.

The Panch Pokhari trek route goes through vibrant rhododendron forests, alpine pastures, terraced fields, picturesque remote villages, green rolling hills, and so on. This region carries significant cultural, religious, and ecological values.

The lake is a popular destination for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. During the festival namely, Janai Purnima- which falls on the full moon day of the month of July- August, numerous numbers of pilgrims reach there to take a dip into the icy-cold water. It is believed that a bath in Panch Pokhari will wash away the bad karma
and turns into positive thoughts and pure spirit due to which devotees gather here.

You can find the two temples dedicated to lord Shiva nearby the pond, in the Panch Pokhari Vicinity.

The trekking trail passes through the authentic ethnic of the Sherpa and Tamang tribes and creates the opportunity to understand the lifestyle of the Himalayan people. Waterfalls, temples, alpine forests, beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna make the trip more adventurous and exciting. Panch Pokhari Trek offers you a majestic view of Dorje Lakpa, Rolwaling Himal Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Himal Range, Phurbi Chhyachu, Tibetan Himal Range, and Jugal Himal.

Panch Pokhari Trekking is the best option for those who have limited time and desire to be near the Himalayas.


What's Included
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • 02 Nights Twin sharing 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu: Breakfast included. (A single room can be arranged upon payment of an extra price of USD 60 per night).
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Standard Tea House accommodation while trekking time on a twin-sharing basis where Possible and Tent Camp at Other Places.
  • Both-way transportation for Kathmandu-Chautara and  Melamchi-Kathmandu by Local Bus.
  • Well, I English-speaking Government License Holder and Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
  • Porters to carry your bags(1 porter for 2 guests).
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
  • Free Mount Glory Duffle, and T-shirt.
  • Langtang National Park Permits and TIMS  for trekking.
  • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • Official expenses.
What's not Included
  • International Airfare and taxes.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All items of personal expenses.
  • Tipping for a guide, porters, and drivers(tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense which is not mentioned in a price Includes' a section.

Note: Please bring 4 Passport size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance for registration

Useful Information

Best Time For Doing Panch Pokhari Trek:
The best time for Panch Pokhari Trekking is the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Spring falls in the month of March-May whereas autumn falls in the month of September-November. During this time a climate is a moderate amount of sunshine and there will be less precipitation. You will experience the breathtaking sight of the massif.

In winter, December- January you can also attempt trekking in Panch Pokhari, but you need to have the appropriate gear to deal with the cold and snow. The weather might be a bit harsh as it can also cause heavy snowfall.

If you want to be part of the Janai Purnima festivities you can plan to visit accordingly to the full moon in August.


IS Panch Pokhari Trek Difficult:
Panch Pokhari Trek is considered a moderate type of trek. This area is relatively unexplored and less visited due to which the area is uninhabited which leads to some difficulties in accommodation facilities. And also, the area is nestled in an elevation of 4000m which may cause getting chances of altitude sickness. The proper precaution and medication help to mitigate those problems. The winter and summer seasons are suggested not to trek there because of months of monsoon and geographical risks. During monsoons, the mountain terrains are prone to landslides and avalanches.

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