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There are many unexplored and unidentified trekking routes in Nepal waiting to be discovered. Due to large concentrations and over exploitation, the old trekking regions like Langtang, Annapurna, and Sagarmatha have suffered a heavy impact both environmentally and socially. So, we would like to offer new areas and routes with totally pristine nature, unspoiled culture, and splendid scenes of the Himalayan range from the closest distance possible. The good hospitality of the local people could make your trek quite interesting and memorable. Named after 5 holy ponds of great religious significance in the north-eastern part of Sindhupalchowk district, Panch Pokhari area is one of the new and unspoilt trekking destinations in Nepal. The route offers a beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct culture. Panch Pokhara is situated at an elevation of about 4,100 metres above sea level. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. A panoramic view of Mt. Jugal Himal (m), Rolwaling Range and other scenic sites can be seen from Panch Pokhara. The exciting nature trek starts from Chautara (1,450 m.), the district headquarters of Sindhupalchowk district.
In some places, the route passes through villages and settlements of different ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpas, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. Since teahouses are not available along the route, camping trek is operated. Most part of the route is entirely free of human settlement. Panch Pokhari is one of the less explored trekking routes.
ay 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1320 m), transfer to hotel
Day 02:Full day KTM city tour, hotel
Day 03:Drive to Chautara (1,450 m.)from Kathmandu:It takes about five hours drive to reach Chautara from Kathmandu.
Day 04:Chautara to Sano Okhareni (1,965 m.)It is about 5 hours uphill walk to Sano Okhareni from Chautara through small village settlements. Camping will be nearby the pine forest offering a perfect mountain view.
Day 05:Sano Okhareni to Kami Kharka (2,810 m.)After one hour’s walk from Sano Okhareni, we will Thulo Okhareni from where it will take at least 4 hours to get in Kami Kharka, the next stop. We have to pass through dense rhododendron and pine forests to reach there. From Kami Kharka, you can have a breathtaking view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and some small peaks.
Day 06:Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3,000 m.)Most of the trekking route between Kami Kharka and Pauwa Bas is straight. The rhododendron forest in the area will be an added attraction.
Day 07:Pauwa Bas to Hille Bhanjyang (3,400 m.)We need to spend 3 hours of steep uphill walk and another one and a half hours of steep decent walk to reach Hille Bhanjyang. Mountain view from the campsite is very wonderful.
Day 08:Hille Bhajyang to Narsim Pati (3,700 m.)It takes about 4 hours for us to reach Narsim Pati. You will have to pass through rocky hills and rhododendron forests. You will find a small rest house built for pilgrims at Narsim Pati.
Day 09:Narsim Pati to Panch Pokhari (4,100 m.)To reach Panch Pokhari, one has to walk for at least 3 hours up a rocky hill. As the name suggests, there are five holy ponds, two pilgrim houses and a temple of Lord Shiva.
Day 10:Panch Pokhari to Panch Pokhari Top (4,300 m.) and Tupi Danda (2,320 m.)Early morning rise and walk up to the hill called Panch Pokhari. Top for about one and a half hours to have a sunrise view and panoramic view of Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range etc. It will take 5 hours for you to come down to Tupi Danda.
Day 11:Tupi Danda to Dhap (1,200 m.)Dhap is 5 hours walk from Tupi Danda. Most of the settlements in Dhap comprise of Tamangs. One can easily be familiar with the culture and lifestyle of local people.
Day 12:Rest day and explore the unique culture.
Day 13:Dhap to Melamchi (800 m.)You will get in Mahadev Khola after making an hour’s steep downhill walk from Dhap. As you cross the suspension bridge, the trail goes straight to Melamchi. Camping at the riverside. The total time you need to walk from Dhap to Melamchi is about 5 and half hours.
Day 14:Melamchi to Kathmandu (1320 m.)About five hours’ drive along the scenic places from Melamchi to Kathmandu.In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served at Bhojan Griha, the delights of Nepali cuisine.Bhojan Griha is one of the exclusive Nepali restaurants in the valley which serves the very best of traditional, organic and ethnic cuisine of Nepal. The grand old building which was built almost 150 years ago has been renovated and converted into a fascinating restaurant with intricate décor, subtle setting and nostalgic atmosphere. Traditional folk music and dances are performed in full costume every evening over savory meals. No doubt, to dine at Bhojan Griha is a cultural rejuvenation.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
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