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Panch Pokhari Trek

- 14 Days

Panch Pokhari Trek is named after five holy ponds and Hindus religiously respect the place. This is just northeast of Kathmandu toward show wall of the beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct vision is the most attraction of the trek.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel as per the bookings.
Day 02: Kathmandu (1350m) – Chautara (1200m)
Day 03: Chautara –Phurse (2045m.)
Day 04: Phurse –Kamikharka (2845m)
Day 05: Kamikharka –Pauwa Bas(3000m)
Day 06: Pauwa Bas –Hille Bhangyang (3400m)
Day 07: Hill Bhangyang –Nasimpati (3700m)
Day 08: Nasimpati –Panch Pokhari(five holy ponds, 4100m.)
Day 09: Panch Pokhari –Nasimpati (3700m.)
Day 10: Nasimpati –Dukang (2100m.)
Day 11: Dukang –Dhap (1200m.)
Day 12: Dhap –Melamchipul Bazaar (800m.)
Day 13: Melamchipul Bazaar –drive Kathmandu and stay over night self
Day 14: International departure.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel as per the bookings.
Day 02: Kathmandu (1350m) – Chautara (1200m)
Day 03: Chautara –Phurse (2045m.)
Day 04: Phurse –Kamikharka (2845m)
Day 05: Kamikharka –Pauwa Bas(3000m)
Day 06: Pauwa Bas –Hille Bhangyang (3400m)
Day 07: Hill Bhangyang –Nasimpati (3700m)
Day 08: Nasimpati –Panch Pokhari(five holy ponds, 4100m.)
Day 09: Panch Pokhari –Nasimpati (3700m.)
Day 10: Nasimpati –Dukang (2100m.)
Day 11: Dukang –Dhap (1200m.)
Day 12: Dhap –Melamchipul Bazaar (800m.)
Day 13: Melamchipul Bazaar –drive Kathmandu and stay over night self
Day 14: International departure.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel as per the bookings.

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu (1350m)  Chautara (1200m)

This morning we have a beautiful 5 hour drive to the little village of Chautara. While small, Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district and we will camp here tonight, ready to commence walking tomorrow. From our camp site you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village.

Day 03: Chautara –Phurse (2045m.)

Trail from Chautara to Phurse is working for about 5-6 hrs. The trail passes through many small villages, farming terraces, some green hills along with some marvelous mountain views of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa and many others. Easy ascend up to Phurse. Phurse is a pasture land where people from villages bring their domestic animals for grazing. It is a small village mainly inhabited by Tamang communities. Over night in the tented Camp.

Day 04: Phurse –Kamikharka (2845m)

This morning we can start gently with about 1 hour of gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with about 4 hours of walking through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepali birdlife like the danfe. Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders (kharka).

Day 05: Kamikharka –Pauwa Bas(3000m)

Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level (‘Nepali flat’) and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We have about 5 to 6 hours through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari

Day 06: Pauwa Bas –Hille Bhangyang (3400m)

This morning we have a steep uphill stetch for about 3 hours, taking our time. We get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for 1 ½ hours through the forest. We have some great mountain views on our way down into our camp at Hille Bhanjyang.

Day 07: Hill Bhangyang –Nasimpati (3700m)

Today we only have about 4 hours of walking. So we take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. Then we enjoy the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsim Pati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari and we have great mountain views from our campsite.

Day 08: Nasimpati –Panch Pokhari(five holy ponds, 4100m.)

Today we arrive! We have about 3 hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari (panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake’). This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year and we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Day 09: Panch Pokhari –Nasimpati (3700m.)

Trekking back you will move through steeply descending path passing LauriBinayak Pass. The forests on way are quite rich in alpine vegetation. Camping at Nasim Pati tonight.

Day 10: Nasimpati –Dukang (2100m.)

It’s about 6 hours trail. Descend down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. We may also have chance to encounter Himalayan deer, white monkey and many others. We come across chortens, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze before reachingDukhang. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly occupied by Tamang, Sherpa people. There are beautiful monasteries around this area. You find local people toiling hard by farming land where they grow wheat, potato, millet, buck wheat and green vegetables. Overnightat Camp.

Day 11: Dukang –Dhap (1200m.)

Today we have about 5 hours of walking, 2 of which are quite steep downhill and the rest is quite level as we make our way through terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang families and is gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages. to the beautiful village of Dhap. Dhap is home to Tamang families and is gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages.

Day 12: Dhap –Melamchipul Bazaar (800m.)

Today we have about 6 hours of walking. We walk down through terraced fields, along the Indrawati River. We pass through stunning villages and also see a hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and our re-introduction to a road! Melamchi Pul Bazaar which lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati River is comparatively a big town for this area. There are some lodges, tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, post office and army police camp. We will camp by the riverside and if you like you can refresh yourself with a dip in the river!

Day 13: Melamchipul Bazaar –drive Kathmandu 

Today we get back on four wheels and enjoy our five hour scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure to Airport.

On the final day, drive to the airport to catch the international flight. In case if you have the late flight you can do last minute shopping souvenirs to your friends and family before you fly back to home.

 

Include:

Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private car.

2 Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu  on BB Plan.

National park  permit,Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.

All necessary paper works.

All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.

An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).

Travel and rescue arrangements.Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

Last night farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance.

 Exclude:

Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.

International airfare to and from Kathmandu.

Travel and rescue insurance.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.

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Product Highlights
  • Price : US$ 699/ pp
  • Start point: Kathmandu
  • End Point: Kathmandu
  • Trek Duration: 14 Days
  • Difficulty : Easy/Medium
  • Max Elevation: 4100m
  • Meal: N/A
  • Accommodation: 3*hotel in Kathmandu & Tea houses on a Trek
  • Transportation: Private Car/ Tourist Bus
  • Best Month : March-May/August- December
  • Group Size: 2+
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