PANCH POKHARI TREK - 12 DAYS Starting Ending: chautara/melamchi bazaar Grade: moderate Physical rating: Highest Access Point: panch pokhari top (4300 m) Culture: newar, tamang, sherpa, brahaman, chettri Himalayan sights: jugal himal, langtang, rolwaling range, and tibetan range Most attraction: real off touristy area Panch Pokhari is named after 5 holy ponds and Hindus religiously respect the place. This is just northeast of Kathmandu toward snow wall. The beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct culture is the most attraction of the trek. After we eat breakfast at the restaurant near by our office, we take a bus ride out…
Starting Ending: chautara/melamchi bazaar
Highest Access Point: panch pokhari top (4300 m)
Culture: newar, tamang, sherpa, brahaman, chettri
Himalayan sights: jugal himal, langtang, rolwaling range, and tibetan range
Most attraction: real off touristy area
Panch Pokhari is named after 5 holy ponds and Hindus religiously respect the place. This is just northeast of Kathmandu toward snow wall. The beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct culture is the most attraction of the trek.
After we eat breakfast at the restaurant near by our office, we take a bus ride out of the Valley and up through the hills. After 5 hours bus ride we arrive at the trek starting point called Chautara. We are going to spend the first night of our outdoor adventure right nearby small town in a ground. Our Guide gives a short lesson of trekking on the first night. He also explains about the altitude sickness and all the beautiful spots from where you can see an excellent view of mountains.
During the rest of our 12 days trip, we observe the different ways of life, culture and come in contact with the people in the small village, passing through the dense forestations and meadows. The top of Panch Pokhari (5 lakes) offers an excellent view of Jugal himal range, rolwaling range, etc. On the last day of the trip we take a bus ride back to Kathmandu from Melamchi where we spend the final night of our trip.
DAY 01: KATHMANDU- CHAUTARA
It is about 5 hours of scenery bus drive to the place called Chautara. Chautara is a small town. You could see the mixed culture and Mountain View from your campsite. Chautra is also a district headquarter of Sindupalchok district.
Driving: 5 Hours (Kathmandu to Chautara)
Height: 1350 M (Kathmandu), 1450 (Chautara)
DAY 02: CHAUTARA- SANO OKHARENI
It is about 5hrs gradual up walk to Sano Okhareni from Chautara through small villages. You could see mixed culture on the way. You are going to camp near by the pine forest and you could have Mountain View from the campsite.
Walking: 5 Hours
Height: 1965M (Sano Okhareni)
DAY 03: SANO OKHARENI- KAMI KHARKA
It is about one hour gradual up to the place called Thulo Okhareni and from here steep up for about 4 hour through dense Rhododendron and pine forest. If you are lucky you could see some wild animals. Camp in forest.
Walking: 5 Hours
Height:2810 (Kami Kharka)
DAY 04: KAMI KHARKA- PAUWA BAS
It is level walk for about 5-6 hour through rhododendron forest. You could see some nomad house for cattle’s on the way. Camp in forest.
Walking: 5/6 Hours
Height: 3000 M (Pauwa Bas)
DAY 05: PAUWA BAS- HILLE BHANJYANG
It is steep up walk for about 3 hours and then steep down for about one and half hour through bushes and rhododendron forest. You could see nice Mountain View on the way to Hille Bhanjyang.
Walking: 4/5 Hours
Height: 3400 M (Hille Bhanjyang)
DAY 06: HILLE BHANJYANG- NARSIM PATI
It takes about 4 hours to reach Narsim pati. It is steep up hill walk for about 1 hours and then gradual walk for about 3 hours. You will be walking through rocky hills and Rhododendron forest. There is a small rest house for pilgrimers in Narshim pati and you could have nice Mountain View from your campsite.
Walking: 5 Hours
Height: 3700 M (Nasim Pati)
DAY 07: NARSIM PATI- PANCH POKHARI
It is three hours of gradual and uphill walk through rocky hills to reach to panch pokhari. Panch means “ Five” and pokhari means “ Lake”. There are five lakes in panch pokhari, two pilgrims house and a temple of lord shiva. In once a year in June/July many pilgrimers from different part of Nepal come to take holy bath and to workship lord shiva.
Walking: 3/4 Hours
Height: 4100 M (Panch Pokhari)
DAY 08: PANCH POKHARI- PANCH POKHARI TOP – TUPI DANDA (2320M)
Early morning walk up hill for about one and half hour to the top to see the sunrise and panoramic view over the Mt.Dorje lakpa, Jugal himal range, rolwaling range, langtang range etc. After seeing the mountain view we will come down to panch Pokhara and then after it is steep down hill walk through rhododendron forest for about six hour to the place called Tupi Danda and camp.
Walking: 6/7 Hours
Height: 4500 M (Panch Pokhari Top), 2320 M (Tupi Danda)
DAY 09: TUPI DANDA- DHAP (1200M)
It takes about 5 hours to get to Dhap. It is 2 hours steep down and then 3 hours level walk through terrace to Dhap. Dhap is a beautiful Tamang village. You could see the culture and tradition of Tamang people.
Walking: 5 Hours
Height: 1200 M (Dhap)
DAY 10: REST DAY AND EXPLORE THE CULTURE
DAY 11: DHAP- MELAMCHI (800M)
It is one hour steep down walk and then gradual and level walk through village and river for about 4 hours. Melamchi is a nice small town. You are going to camp in riverside and if you like swim in river.
Walking: 4/5 Hours
Height: 800 M (Melamchi)
DAY 12: MELAMCHI- KATHMANDU
Important note on itinerary: Although Ever effort will be made to follow the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, route conditions, conditions of trekkers, conditions of staff and other factors which is beyond our control.
In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.