Panch Pokhari trekking offers a chance to get off the beaten track in the beautiful Langtang National Park. This is an undeveloped trekking area where you can camp or arrange the occasional homestay. Panch Pokhari literally translates as ‘five lakes’ and the trek follows a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage journey to the lakes at 4050m. This is a fantastic trek where you ascend through beautiful oak and rhododendron forests with magnificent views of the Jugal Himal at sunrise.
The Tamang and Sherpa people of this region make their livelihood from woodcutting and herding cows and buffalo. You pass many of their summer pasture shelters on the way. This is also Red Panda country, they are very shy creatures but if you are lucky you may see their footprints on the trail.
When you reach the holy lakes there is a shrine to Shiva and a pile of tridents. In the June/July full moon, thousands of Nepalese come to worship here bathing in the sacred waters and making offerings to the gods.
You then descend through the forests where you can see handmade paper drying in the sun. You then reach the Indrawati valley where you can relax and swim in the refreshing mountain rivers.
The trek finishes at an idyll camp by the river in Melamchi where you take a vehicle back to Kathmandu.
Day1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel by car/van /jeep.
Day2: About 4 hours Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide by car/van/jeep.
Day3: Drive to Chautara(1200m) in the morning and stay overnight at Chautara. This is Headquarter of Sindupalchok district and the view of snow Cap Mountain is stunning from there.
Day4: Trek to Phurse(2050m), It’s about 6 hours walking through villages and Terrace field.
Day5: Trek to Kami Kharka(2854m), it is about 6 hours walking with the view of Ghaurisanker mountain from the trail.
Day6: Trek to paywalls(3000m), this is really cool walking through a fine forest, rhododendron forest and juniper.it’s about 6 hours walking.
Day7: Trek to Hille Bhanjyang(3400m), the way up to hill Bhanjyang has many flora and fauna such as pheasant, waterfall, dears .it is a quite hard day compare to fast few days cause the way goes ascend nearly 3.30 hours through the forest.
Day7: Trek to Nasimpati (3700m), this is the easy day and short distance to walk; it is only about 4 hours walking.
Day8: Trek to Pachpokhari(4100m), this is the final day to get travelers destination, Pachpokhari is the name of five holy lakes which so beautiful with the view of mountains around. There falls an interesting festival in August called Janaipurnima.
Day9: Trek to Nasimpati(3700m), the way descends via Laurobinayak pass.
Day10: Trek to Lhakhang (2100m). After 6 hours walking down through the bamboo forest, we will be arriving in duking village, which is a small village of Tamang community, where you get to see their culture and way of life.
Day11: Trek to Dhap (1200m), the way is just descending after that along the beautiful river called Indrawati.
Day12: Trek to Melamchi pul bazaar (800m).this is quite easy but still, the way goes down about 5 to 6 hours through Tamang village.
Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu by car or bus. it is only 4 hours drive to arrive Kathmandu and farewell dinner for the success of a trip.
Day14: Drop to airport by car or van it depends on the size of a group.
The trip to Nepal was a great experience. I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read MoreView All Testimonials