Panch Pokhari Trekking

Overview

One of the recently opened trekking routes in Nepal is Panch Pokhari trekking, situated not so far from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Due to the less popularity, the region is less visited by the tourist or less crowded. But the marvelous view of the high hills from this trekking region is grabbing the attention of many trekkers towards this region now a days. Not only is the pristine view of the high hills, but also the trekking trail also enriched with the rich culture of the local people with the bio-diversity and natural beauty. The trekking at the Panch Pokhari offers the trekkers with the fantastic view of Jugal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang Himalaya range and it goes through the beautiful and traditional village of Tamang and Sherpa people. Mainly the trekking at Langtang region will be camping trekking only. The unusual combination of the nature with the culture of the people had made this place an interesting place to trek. Moreover, it focuses on to visit at the religious and historic palces of Langtang which is similar to the Tibetan Culture.

The Panch Pokhari has the religious and legendary value. In Janaipurnima Hindu people from different parts of Nepal used to visit and taking bath at holy Lake Panch Pokhari. The major attraction of trekking at the Panch Pokhari is the five separate Pokhari in single ground can be seen. Moreover, the tantalizing shadow of various White Mountain in the fresh water of the lake and glorious view of the surroundings are unforgettable. The Panch Pokhari trekking trial goes all the way through the wonderful lands and beautiful waterfalls of Langtang area. Similarly, the unique life styles of the local Tamang, Gurung, Sherpa people living at the region following the Buddhism and Hinduism will be a plus point for the attraction for many trekkers in Nepal. Nepal Eco Adventure is arranging trekking at this region throughout the year according to the demand of the people.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu.

After getting in the flight at your own lands, your flight will begin to enter at the land of the Himalayas. The glorious view of the high hills from the flight will enables you to make guess that you are now entering at the beautiful land of the earth, Nepal. After getting off the flight, you will be guided towards the HOTEL ROOM by the representative of the Nepal Eco Adventure.

Day 2
Day 2 : Kathmandu to Chautara (1200m).

From Kathmandu we will officially begin our journey towards the Panch Pokhari by driving towards the Chautara. The drive will continue for about 5 hours and rest of the day we will explore the region. the night will be at the Chautara at one of the local lodges.

Day 3
Day 3 : Chautara to Phurse (2050m).

From Chautara, we will walk towards the Phurse viewing the wonderful view of the surroundings. Walking for about 5 to 6 hours will enables us to reach at the Phurse at the altitude of 2050m above sea level. During this trekking, we will enjoy the great view of the Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa and many other similar mountains. Phurse is one of the beautiful and small Tamang villages. The night will be at Phurse at a tented camp.

Day 4
Day 4 : Phurse to Kami Kharka (2845m).

From Phurse, we will walk towards the beautiful region of Kami Kharka. The trek will continue for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail. We will cross through several forests of the Oak, Pine, Rhododendron and other different types of vegetation. During the way we will be glorified with the glorious view of the high hills. The night will be at the tented camp at the Kami Kharka.

Day 5
Day 5 : Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m).

From Kami Kharka, our trekking will move towards the Pauwa Bas. The trekking will continue for about 6 to 7 hours through the ascending and beautiful way. During trek, we will pass through the beautiful settlements of the Nomad people. The night will be at Pauwa Bas.

Day 6
Day 6 : Pauwa bas to Hile Bhanjyang (3400m).

From Pauwa bas, our trekking will move towards the Hile Bhanjyang with the early morning hiking for about 3 hours steeply towards the Hile Bhanjyang. The trail will pass through the forest of the Pine, Oak, Rhododendron. From the Hile Bhanjyang, we can enjoy the great view of the high hills. The night will be at the Hile Bhanjyang at a tented camp.

Day 7
Day 7 : Hile Bhanjyang to Nasim Pati (3700m).

From the Hile Bhanjyang, we will walk towards the Nasem Pati. The trekking will go for about 4 hours and obviously the trekking region will offers great view of the surroundings. The route will offer us great view of the high hills surrounded by the white snows from all sides. We will stay the night at the Nasim Pati at the altitude of 3700m by camping for tonight.

Day 8
Day 8 : Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari (4100m).

From Nasim Pati we will make our trekking towards the Panch Pokhari to the altitude of 4100m. Panch Pokhari has great significance for the holy pilgrimages of Nepal. We can see the stunning view of the sunrise during our trek at this region. The view of the alpine vegetation and Rocky Mountains is the main attraction point of this region. After visiting at the Panch Pokhari for a while we will set up our camp to stay for the night.

Day 9
Day 9 : Panch Pokhari to Nasim Pati.

From the Panch Pokhari, we will return back to the Nasim Pati following the same trail steepy for several hours. The trekking route is rich in different types of vegetation. The night will be at the Nasim Pati at one of the tented camp. The night will be at the altitude of 3700m.

Day 10
Day 10 : Nasim Pati to Dukhang (2100m).

From Nasim Pati to Dukhang, the trail goes for about 6 to 7 hours through the mina trail offering the best panoramic view of the surroundings. We have to descend through the forest of Oak and Bamboo. During our trekking, we may encounter with the Himalayan Bear, White Monkey along with other different types of animals. Walking for about 6 hours will take us to the Dukhang. Dukhang is a small village of Tamang people. The night we will stay at this place. The night will be at the tented camp.

Day 11
Day 11 : Dukhang to Dhap (1200m).

From Dukhang, we will walk towards the Dhap. The trail will follow the bank of the Indrawati River which will offers us great view of the terrace farming along with the local settlements of the people. Dhap is one of the Tamang villages of the region which is located at the altitude of 1200m above the sea level. The night will be at the tented camp.

Day 12
Day 12 : Dhap to Melamchi Pul bazaar (800m).

From Dhap, we will walk towards the Melamchi Pul bazaar enjoying the great scene of the surroundings. The trail will follow the Indrawati River through the different villages and farming terraces. We also can see the hydropower project here. Here we can see some of the tea shops and lodges. Walking for about 6 to 7 hours will take us to the Melamchi Pul bazaar. The night will be at Melamchi pull bazaar at one of the local lodges.

Day 13
Day 13 : Melamchi Pull bazaar to Kathmandu.

From Melamchi we will drive back towards the Kathmandu through the main way. The trail will continue for about 3 to 4 hours drive. The night will be at Kathmandu enjoying with the friends.

Day 14
Day 14 : Farewell

From Kathmandu, we will walk towards the airport and will catch the flight towards the home destination. The farewell program organized by the Nepal Eco Adventure at the airport will be interesting to attend. After the farewell, we will board up in the flight and will fly towards the home.

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket and accommodation during the trek will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

What currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

What are the main Nepali customs to know about?

Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a house
Ask for permission before entering Hindu temples
Most of the time, it will be forbbiden to take photographs inside temples

What about time and phone code in Nepal ?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC + 5H45
The Country Code is 977

Do we need to get vaccinated to visit Nepal?

You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. It is however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before travelling.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate last minute bookings. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Are Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • 14 Days Panch Pokhari
  • 4100m

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