Panch Pokhari Trek

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In comparison to other trekking routes, the trail of Panch Pokhari trek is less crowded. This trek offers you staggering views of mountain, breathtakingly beautiful nature, and hospitable cultural experience. It is a complete blend of adventure, cultural exploration and natural vistas with rich biodiversity. In Nepali 'panch' means five and 'pokhari' means pond, i.e. 'Five Ponds'. Panch Pokhari is a pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists; lots of religious believers go to visit this place during the occasion of Janai Purnima. These religious visitors change their old sacred thread with new ones after bathing here. Throughout this trek, you can witness Jugal Himal, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Dorjee Lhakpa, Phurbi Himal, etc.

You shall start the trek from Chautara, after the drive from Kathmandu. Via Sano Okhareni, Kami Kharka, Pauwa Bas, Hile Bhanjyang, Narsim Pati, you shall reach all the way to Panch Pokhari. You shall, then, trek to Tupi Danda and arrive at Dhap. You shall spend an additional day exploring Dhap. From Dhap, you shall trek to Melamchi. Catching a bus from Melamchi, you arrive at Kathmandu. You do not require any athletic body fitness to complete this trek.  

Itineary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Drive to Chautara
Day 3 : Trek to Sano Okhareni
Day 4 : Trek to Kami Kharka
Day 5 : Trek to Pauwa Bas
Day 6 : Trek to Hile Bhanjyang
Day 7 : Trek to Narsim Pati
Day 8 : Trek to Panch Pokhari
Day 9 : Trek to Tupi Danda
Day 10 : Trek to Dhap
Day 11 : At Dhap
Day 12 : Trek to Melamchi
Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu
Day 14 : Departure

 
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,350 m
 
Our representative shall receive you from the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel. You can do some shopping for you trek starting from the following day. After a short debrief session about the trek, we shall be sitting together in Welcome Dinner enjoying typical Nepalese dishes.

Day 2 : Drive to Chautara
Altitude : Chautara: 1,450 m
 
It is a five hour drive to Chautara from Kathmandu. Witnessing the terraced fields, scattered settlements over hills, and small shops beside highway roads, you shall ride all the way to Chautara. Watching the beautiful views of mountains, you shall spend the night at Chautara. Your trekking shall start from the next day.

Day 3 : Trek to Sano Okhareni
Altitude : Sano Okhareni: 1,965 m
 
Passing through dense forests and several villages inhabited by various ethnic tribes, you shall reach to Sano Okhareni. It shall take you about 5 hours to reach Sano Okhareni making gradual and easy ascents. You can find dense forest near Sano Okhareni. Spend overnight at Sano Okhareni.

Day 4 : Trek to Kami Kharka
Altitude : Kami Kharka: 2,810 m
 
You shall ascend uphill to reach to Thulo Okhareni, which might take you around an hour. For next four hours, the ascent can be quite challenging, as the trail is steep. You shall make through forest full with pines and rhododendrons, witnessing some of the wild animals. Trekking further takes you to Kami Kharka. Stay overnight at Kami Kharka.

Day 5 : Trek to Pauwa Bas
Altitude : Pauwa Bas: 3,000 m
 
You shall be trekking on relatively gentle trail through dense forest, witnessing some wild animals. The interesting part of today's trekking is that you shall trek for about five hours through the forests rich in pines, oaks, junipers and rhododendrons. You shall find special arrangement of accommodation made for pilgrimage towards Panch Pokhari. Stay overnight at Pauwa Bas.
 
Day 6 : Trek to Hile Bhanjyang
Altitude : Hile Bhanjyang: 3,400 m
 
After ascending uphill for about 3 hours, you shall descend through dense forest for an hour and half. Throughout the trek, you shall enjoy the staggering views of mountains. You might be exhausted for such a long duration of uphill and downhill trekking. Stay overnight at Hile Bhanjyang.

Day 7 : Trek to Narsim Pati
Altitude : Narsim Pati: 3,700 m
 
For the first hour, you have to make through steep uphill. For the next three hours you shall descend via the forest full with rhododendrons, and rocky hill. Resting at various tea houses arranged for pilgrims, you shall reach all the way to Narsim Pati. Stay overnight at Narsim Pati.

Day 8 : Trek to Panch Pokhari
Altitude : Panch Pokhari: 4,100 m
 
You shall walk uphill for about 3 hours through rocky hills before reaching Panch Pokhari. Panch Pokhari is really popular pilgrimage spot for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims; a large ceremony is held during the occasion of Janai Purnima. And lots of pilgrims arrive here every year. Stay overnight at Panch Pokhari.

Day 9 : Trek to Tupi Danda
Altitude : Tupi Danda: 2,320 m
 
Ascending for an hour and half, you shall arrive at the spot that offers you the panoramic views of mountains such as Jugal Himal range, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Rolwaling range, and Langtang Range. Then, returning back to Panch Pokhari, you shall trek through dense forest downhill to arrive at Tupi Danda. Stay overnight at Tupi Danda.

Day 10 : Trek to Dhap
Altitude : Dhap: 1,200 m
 
After breakfast in the morning, you shall make steep descent downhill for a couple of hours, after which your descent becomes less challenging and easy. Trekking through terraced fields and several villages, you shall arrive at Dhap—the village inhabited by Tamang communities. The total trek shall take about 5 hours to reach Dhap from Tupi Danda. Stay overnight at Dhap.

Day 11 : At Dhap
Altitude : Dhap: 1,200 m
 
Dhap is the village which is dominantly inhabited by Tamang communities. It is an excellent opportunity to pay a close look to the Tamang communities, their lifestyle, livelihood, tradition, norms and values, culture and social practices. Explore the local market, pay visit to local temples, and make your stay here memorable. Stay overnight at Dhap.

Day 12 :Trek to Melamchi
Altitude : Melamchi: 800 m
 
Trekking through terraced fields you shall descend down to the Indrawati River. Passing beautiful villages, witnessing the hydroelectricity project, you shall arrive at Melamchi via Tipini. Melamchi Pul Bazar lies at the bank of the Indrawati River and Melamchi Khola, acting as a busy business are in the whole region. You can find few schools, colleges, tea shops, lodges, etc. here. Stay overnight at Melamchi Pul Bazar.

Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,350 m
 
From Melamchi Pul Bazar, after your breakfast in the morning, you shall catch a bus to Kathmandu. Witnessing the scattered village over hills, narrow highway shops, terraced fields, and fading mountains, you shall arrive at Kathmandu. Our representative shall take you to your hotel, where you might love to give your body a generous rest. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Departure
When you are done with your bags and luggage, our representative shall take you from your hotel to the Tribhuvan International Airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall bade our goodbyes and farewells and part away from the airport. Have a safe and happy journey back to your country.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 days
Seasons : Spring and Autumn (March to May and Sept to Dec)
Type: Moderate
Maximum height : 4500 M.
No. of Pax : 1-12 people
Starts From : Chautara
Ends at : Melamchi

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