Panchpokhari is recently opened trekking trail which is located northeast of Kathmandu at the base of the Jugal Himal. Panchpokhari generally means the group of five ponds. Panchpokhari trekking trail has a vast landscape, unexplored villages, pristine view of Mountains, unexploited culture and fresh aura of nature. These ponds elevated at 4060-meter are considered to be the holy lakes and has its own significance in Hindu and Buddhist religion. If you want to relax your mind and want to trek somewhere you will find peace then you should consider Panchpokhari.
Panchpokhari offers the closer and stunning views of mountain range such as Langtang range, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himal, and other many snow-capped ranges. Exploring the lifestyle of Sherpas, hiking through the off-beaten trail really makes the Panchpokhari trekking adventurous. If you want to get the most out of this trekking the best season is from March to May. This place has untouched culture and tradition, once you are in this place you will experience a different kind of lifestyle. This trekking is often known as the cultural trekking as it offers the unchanged lifestyle of Sherpas and Tamang, unexploited nature and vast landscape.
You will be passing via various settlements of Sherpa and Tamang People. You will get a chance to explore the culture and tradition with their lifestyle and hospitality. Nature and the vast landscape is something you will really appreciate. The trek will take you up to 4500-meter of altitude so, you need good physical condition. Other than the settlement the trail has other major attraction such as significant valleys, waterfall, gorges, and ancient caves. You will notice the stunning views of white peak panoramas of the Dorje Lakpa (6966 meters), Madiya (6257 meters), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637 meters), Rolwaling and Langtang region up close. Panchpokhari trekking offers the most unexploited trail with great adventure and incredible journey.
Trekking to Panchpokhari really is an experience you will never be able to forget in your life. If you want to explore the unexploited culture and tradition of people, Sherpa and Tamang settlements, and want to explore the vast landscape with great views of mountain panoramas. Then we, Himalayan Scenery Treks, will assist you in every possible way, so that you will be able to explore much about nature and Nepali lifestyle. We offer you one of the most cost-effective full-service Trekking to the Panchpokhari.
NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior from the actual day from trekking.
If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and you get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights.
Highlights of Panch Pokhari Trekking
- Kathmandu SIghtseeing
- Holy Site: Panch Pokhari
- Views of Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Madiya, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling and Langtang Range
- Rhododendron, Oak and Juniper forest
- Ethnic culture and lifestyle
- Day 1:Welcome to Kathmandu:
- Day 2:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
- Day 3:Drive from Kathmandu to Simpal:
- Day 4:Trek from Simpal to Kami Kharka:
- Day 5:Trek from kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas:
- Day 6:Trek from Pauwa Bas to Hille Bhanjyang:
- Day 7:Trek from Hille Bhanjyang to Panchpokhari:
- Day 8:Trek to Panchpokhari top and to Tupi Danda:
- Day 9:Trek from Tupi Danda to Dhap:
- Day 10:Trek to Melamchi and drive back to Kathmandu:
- Day 11:Final Departure from Kathmandu:
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in KathmanduFull board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
- Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment.
- Accident insurance for all staff
- Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
- Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Hotel and Accommodation:
We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Panch Pokhari Trek, we provide you with the tented camp accommodation. In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package of Panch Pokhari Trek are provided by the company itself. The foods are professionally prepared and provided in the tented camp on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the camp. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We also provide boiled drinking water at the camp. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water as well.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines and live cultural music.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have other options like traveling through private vehicles such as cars or van.
You need to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters on Trek:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Panch Pokhari Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like the sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Panch Pokhari Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Why Book With Us?
- Best price
- Best safety records
- Easy payment processing
- Customizable trips as per your needs
- Departure for every booking
- Best customer care
- Specialized care and considerations
- Easy cancellation conditions
Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit a 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.
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- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Strenuous
- Trip Style Camping Trek
- Accommodation Camping
- Group Size 02 - 12
- Max Altitude 4100 Meter
- Transportation: Private Vehicle / Bus
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit
- Best Time of Year: March to May
- Trip Begins: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal