Panch Pokhari camping trek through untouched traditional villages in spectacular Himalayan landscapes. An ultimate trekking experience in an off-the-beaten path through untouched wilderness and unspoilt settlements in the mountain of Nepal, This trek to Panch Pokhari at the base of Jugal Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This spectacular region offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high altitude holy lakes, sacred to Buddhist and Hindu people.
Panch Pokhari trek journey begins from Kathmandu, with 5 hours of scenic drive and reaches as far as Chautara, the district headquarter of Sindhupalchowk, which is to the northeast of Kathmandu. This area, northeast of Kathmandu offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high altitude holy lakes, sacred to Buddhist and Hindu people. One gets to experience and also get into the indigenous lifestyles and find traces of their traditional way of living in the village homes of Sherpa and Tamang people as you will also be briefed about the technicalities while on trekking journeys, altitude sickness and the highlights of the trek. These include the holy Five Lakes, the incredible Himalayan scenery and the life style of nomadic people unchanged by time. The unusual climatic and geographical mix makes this area a naturalist's dream and a Mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures. This trek starts from 1,450m and goes up to 4,100m at Panch Pokhari, a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this site each year. This is a very spectacular and spiritual trek. The top of Panch Pokhari (4,100m) offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosaikund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu.
This excellent Panch Pokhari can be attempted by any individual having moderated level of fitness. This trekking circuit can be visited at any time of the year except the monsoon seasons, also this particular trip can be combined with a rafting tour as well, and however conditions apply along with the interest and desires of the visitors. Be thrilled by this genuine adventure to the unspoiled settlements and high altitude holy lake region that comes across only once in a life time.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Chutara (1200 meters) 6 hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 04 Trek to Phusre (2045 meters) 5hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 05 Trek to Kami kharka (2845 meters) 6 hour . Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 06 Trek to Pauwa Bas (3000 meters) 5 hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 07 Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3400meters) 6 hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 08 Trek to Nasim Pati (3700meters) 5 hour . Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 09 Trek to Panchpokhari (five lakes) (4100meters) 5hour . Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 10 Trek back to Nasim Pati (3700meters) 6 hour . Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 11 Trek to Dukang ( (21000 meters) 6 hour . Overnight at Tented Camp .
Day 12 Trek to Dhap (1200meters) 5 hour . Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 13 Trek to Tipeni (1100meters)5 hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 14 Trek to Melamchi (1085 meters) 4hour. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 15 Drive back to Kathmandu 5hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 Leisure day in Kathmandu . Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (3 nights).
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
Stander meal Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast during the trek.
A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, a cook along with the required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
Langtang National park permit
Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
All our government taxes.
Tourist service charge, vat.
Official expense :
US$60 per person per night for Single room and US$ 35 per person per night for Double (twin sharing) room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, Hot drinks (tea & coffee) laundry.
Personal trekking Equipments.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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