Fairly easy but quite high reaching trek to the sacred lakes named after 5 holy ponds and Hindus religiously respect the place. Panch Pokhari is situated northeast of kathmandu. The route follows a ridge trails most of the way, giving a fairly steady rise in altitude over a relatively short period.
The Himalayan view and pristine nature and areas culture is the main attraction of the trek. The trek begins with a bus ride from kathmandu and up through the hills brings us at the trek starting point called Chautara. Our trekking adventure starts from here and we spend the first night nearby small village in open ground.
The trek gives a chance to observe the lifestyle, culture and contact with the Himalayan people in the villages, passing through the dense forests meadows. Finally we reach the top of the Panch Pokharari offing an excellent view of Rolwaling, Jugal Himal range and Dorje Lakpa. From here we descend to Melamchipul and drive back to Kathmandu.
Introduction and trip briefing: On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip guide and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.
A day on the trek : Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for about three hours. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk another three hours or more depends on the places and facilities for camping places and stop for the night camp, you will be then offered tea / coffee with some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Spend some time by dancing, playing cards, reading books etc then go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.
Accommodation: You will be staying at comfortable 2-3 star standard category hotel/resort having all modern amenities with breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and good quality two men dom tents during the trek.
Trek staffs :Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trek guide and other staffs.
Guide: Our guides are well experienced and knowledgeable holding license from government institutions. They are well trained about the high altitude problem, eco tourism, social responsibilities and sincerely dedicated on his duty.
Actually our guide play an invaluable role in ensuring that our clients have the best opportunity to experience, learn about, and enjoy their trip presenting him whenever you need any help.
Assistant Guide and Sherpa: We provide one assistant guide and one Sherpa as per the group size on the trek. Assistant guide will help group during day time walking close by to help trekkers at the difficulty situation. Sherpa will take care of the camp site by setting and saving from outsider. They are well experience and dedicated on their duty.
Porters: Normally we use only regular porters working for the company. Our porters are fully equipped and insured having knowledge of walking on snow and high altitude passes. They are very honest, reliable and strong.
Cook: Our cooks are trained from government and private training institutions. Moreover they are well experience to prepare the most delicious and different cuisines with some local way too. They will prepare best of all combination meals like Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, continental and other cuisines as per your test requirements.
Foods and dinks: Fresh and hygienic foods at its high level of balance diet on full board basis will be provided throughout the trek. An experienced and trained cook will prepare some of the best cousins like Nepali, Tibetan, Italian, Continental, and Indian.
For drinks you will get boiled water, Tea, coffee, chocolate, soups, squash and juice in different flavor etc.
Washing and toilet facilities: We provide hot or washing bowl of hot water to freshen up and to bath. We bring toilet tent and set at walking distance from your sleeping tent. No worries! We will cover it with necessary natural preservation after use of such facility.
Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers and private reserved vehicle as per the itinerary.
Essential Equipments : For a comfortable, safe and successful trip you should consider following items. Make sure that you have most of them especially which you do not want to use locally made in Nepal. Please check the essential check list for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.
Responsible tourism concept: Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.
Travel Insurance: We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.
Itinerary: Given itinerary is flexible so if needed there is often scope on the trek to extend or shorten the walking days. In the special case if the trips is ended a week or more earlier, there will be given an optional for a short trip. Please discuss this with your trek guide and express your wishes. You will be always offered the best option in any case.
Day 01: Wel-come to Kathmandu 1300m
Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in kathmandu. Meet our representative then wel-come and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu 1350m
Visit the sights including temples, stupas, secret site, architecture and cultural things of Kathmandu valley with a tour guide. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Chautara for about 5 hrs and camp near by village in an open ground at1446m.
Day 04: Trek to Okharane 6hrs. camp at 1970m.
Day 05: Trek to kami Kharka 5hrs. camp at 2810m.
Day 06: Trek to Pauwa bas 6hrs. camp at 3010m.
Day 07: Trek to Bhanjyang 7hrs. camp at 3400m.
Day 08: Trek to Narsing pati 6hrs. camp at 3690m.
Day 09: Trek to Panch Pokhari 5hrs. camp at 4100m.
Day 10: Trek to Tupi Danda 6hrs. camp at 2360m.
Day 11: Trek to Dhap 6hrs. camp at 1245m.
Day 12: Rest day
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Pul 6hrs, trek camp at 800m.
Day 14: Drive back to kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by a tourist bus. Stay over night at hotel.
Day 16: A free day for your own activities and evening enjoy farewell dinner with live cultural program at one of typical Nepalese restaurant hosted by the company.
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu / extend your holiday for other adventure activities like Himalayan white water rafting, Bunjy Jump, wild-life safari tours etc.
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Truly enjoy the trek. The landscape and country side with beautiful villages and lovely peoples along the way were the most impressive of the trek. The view from the top at Panch Pokhari and itself is great! The service we received from staffs of Holiday mountain was excellent and encouraging us for another trek to this wonderful country again soon. See you soon and all the best for your business Abir
Panch Pokhari trek
Minimum altitude: 1950m
Maximum altitude: 4100m
Season: March to May and Sep to Nov