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Sep - Dec & Feb - Jun

KATHMANDU - CHAUTARA - KAMI KHARKA - NASIMPATI - LHAKHANG - MELAMCHI PUL BAZAAR - KATHMANDU

Why Panch Pokhari Trekking?

  • Scenic drive to Sindhupalchok district (It is where we start our trek),
  • Trekking through the cultural Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri's and other caste villages,
  • Valley view with massif landscapes,
  • Crystal clear river view and lovely waterfall.

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 home stay. Panch Pokhari trekking literally translates as ‘five lakes’ and the trek follows a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage journey to the lakes at 4,050 m. 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 ponds 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.

Cost of Pach Pokhari trek:

The cost of Pach Pokhari trek will depends on the size of group and trekking days, likewise the standard of Kathmandu hotel on your arrival and before departure, however the average price for 10 days Pach Pokhari trek cost $1,450 US per person. the price includes all your essential things while you are in Nepal. Your Food, Transport, Accommodation, Tented camp, Guide, Porters everything will be included with that price.

The next, if you have more than 10 people in your group the cost of this trek will be lesser.

Panch Pokhari trek weather:

Weather during Panch Pokhari trek will depend on which months or seasons of the year you are trekking. Trek to Panch Pokhari in autumn season (Sep. to Nov.) and spring season (March to May) is the best time in a year. You can explore easily a spectacular mountain views, clear blue sky, with incomparable Spread Patches of cloud. Similarly, during Monsoon season (June to Aug.) and winter (Dec. to Feb.) is not a recommended season to trek to Packpokhari because during monsoon season you will have heavy rain fall and cloudy scenery likewise in winter, you may get snow along the trails which is cold and unsafe to trek.

However, if you are looking for your trekking trip in Nepal, than spring and autumn are the one for you.

You may also like similar less touristy area trekking route in Nepal.


Panch Pokhari Trekking Outline

What's included?

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops by private Car/Van/Heice,
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan,
  • All Grounded transportation as per program,
  • 1 expert tour guide and entrance fees for Kathmandu valley sightseeing,
  • Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking,
  • A highly experienced well-trained government license holder guide, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meal, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment,
  • First Aid kit,
  • Trekking permit and TIMS (Trekkers information management system),
  • All government taxes.

What's not included?

  • Your Travel Insurance,
  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Your Travel Insurance,
  • Drinks and main meals in cities,
  • Tip for guide and porter and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry.


NOTE: If There are more than 5 people in a group, you will get discount and if there are more than 10 people in a group (one who convince her/his friend), he will be 50% discount and if there are more than 15 people in a group, one will get all free trekking.

Day by Day Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel by Car/Van /Jeep.

About 4 hours Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide by Car/Van/Jeep.

Drive to Chautara(1,200 m) in the morning and stay overnight at Chautara. This is Headquartered of Sindupalchok district and the view of snow Cap Mountain is stunning from there.

Trek to Phurse(2,050 m), It’s about 6 hours walking through villages and Terrace field.

Trek to Kami Kharka(2,854 m), it is about 6 hours walking with the view of Ghaurisanker mountain from the trail.

Trek to paywalls(3,000 m), this is really cool walking through a fine forest, rhododendron forest and juniper.it’s about 6 hours walking.

Trek to Hille Bhanjyang(3,400 m), the way up to hill Bhanjyang has many florae 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.

Trek to Nasimpati (3,700 m), this is the easy day and short distance to walk, it is only about 4 hours walking.

Trek to Pachpokhari(4,100 m), 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.

Trek to Nasimpati(3,700 m), the way descends via Laurobinayak pass.

Trek to Lhakhang (2,100 m). 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.

Trek to Dhap (1,200 m), the way is just descending after that along the beautiful river called Indrawati.

Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (8,00 m). This is quite easy but still, the way goes down about 5 to 6 hours through Tamang village.

Drive back to Kathmandu by car or bus. It is only 4 hours drive to arrive in Kathmandu and farewell dinner for the success of a trip.

Drop to airport by car or van it depends on the size of a group.

Departure Dates

Sorry, No fixed departure dates are listed to group join, please request private trip