Panch Pokhari Trek - 12 Days


Panchpokhari is the magnificent, newly discovered destination that lies 85 km away from Kathmandu in Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal. Panchpokhari is named after the five holy lakes namely Suryakunda, Naagkunda, Saraswotikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Ganeshkunda. This destination is popular among the Hindu pilgrims especially during August when the Hindu festival Janai Purnima falls. It is believed that if one wishes with pure intentions here, his / her wishes would be fulfilled.


Panchpokhari Trekking is a sacred pilgrimage that is often visited by Hindu pilgrims and hence with the development of the trail, it has now been a popular destination for trekking in Nepal due to its beauty throughout the year as it is full of greenery and wildflowers during monsoon whereas the beauty adds during the winter like a wonderland with majestic white mountains. Panch Pokhari is astounding itself with peculiar shapes and sizes of the lakes and the mesmerizing view of the snow-capped mountains like Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m), Madiya (6,257 m), Rolwaling and Langtang range and lastly, Jugal Himal, especially, in Spring and Autumn would be more appealing to the travelers.

Not only it is blessed by nature, during the trek to Panchpokhari, but trekkers also get to see the typical Tamang and Sherpa culture as they have to pass through Tamang and Sherpa settlements. Since the trail is newly developed, there are limited teahouses and accommodation. Few lodges operate only during August due to large numbers of devotees visiting the Sacred Pilgrimage. So, tented camps are the best option for the trek that allows travelers to experience some sort of adventure as well.

In the trail, as it takes to the higher altitude, the difference in vegetation can be observed like walking through the cultivated fields to the coniferous and oak forest. The wildflowers, beautiful and colorful rhododendron during the trek can be seen which adds more beauty. And the appearance of some fauna like Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Langur, Himalayan Wild goat, and particularly birds would create more excitement to the trek.

The Panchpokhari Trek is famous among the domestic tourists and grabbing the attention of international tourists as well. The destination has got religious as well as cultural importance along with the beauty of nature.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1,450 m), 5 hours.

Day 2 – Trek from Chautara to Sano Okhareni (1,965 m), -6 hours

Day 3 – Trek from Sano Okhareni to Kami Kharka (2,810 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 4 – Trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwabas (3,000 m), 6 hours.

Day 5 – Trek from Pauwabas to Hille Bhanjyang (3,400 m) , 6-7 hours.

Day 6 – Trek from Hille Bhanjyang to Narsingpati (3,700 m), 6 hours.

Day 7 – Trek from Narsingpati to Panchpokhari (4,100 m), 3 hours.

Day 8 – Trek from Panchpokhari to Tupi Daada (2,320 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 9 – Trek from Tupi Daada to Dhap (1,200 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 10 – Trek from Dhap to Melamchi (800 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 11 – Drive from Melamchi to Kathmandu (1400 m), 4 hours.

Day 12  – Departure

Trip Highlights:

  • Astounding view of snow-capped mountains.
  • Views of Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Madiya, Rolwaling and Langtang range, Jugal Himal
  • Possible appearances of faunas like Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear
  • Cultivated Fields, Colorful rhododendron, coniferous and oak forest
  • Five Divine Lakes, Ponds, Waterfalls on the way
  • Raithane Pokhari Considered the daughter of Panchpokhari
  • Off the Beaten closest trek from Kathmandu
  • Mixing culture, Rural lifestyle, and typical villages
  • Feel the true nature with peaceful calm hikes.
  • Taste of the camping trek spend the night at tent.
  • Daily musical entertainment by our camping staff.


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! we will transfer you to the hotel. Welcome dinner will be provided. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1,450 m), 6 hours.

Pick up the clients in the morning and after taking lunch, 6 hours drive to Chautara which is the headquarter of Sindhupalchowk district. S/S of the Chautara Bazaar and overnight in a lodge with non-veg dinner.

Day 3
Trek from Chautara to Sano Okhareni (1,965 m), 6 hours.

Early morning Breakfast and trek ascend for Sano Okhareni where the travelers get to see and experience the rural life and culture of the region. En-route lunch and set the camp in Sano Okhareni. The trek would be of around 5 hours this day.

Day 4
Sano Okhareni to Kami Kharka (2,810 m) 6-7 hrs.

After B/F at the campsite and ascend towards Kami Kharka. The 5 hours long trek passes through the woods that allows travelers to experience nature and tranquility. En-route lunch and overnight stay in a tented camp in Kami Kharka.

Day 5
Kami Kharka to Pauwabas (3,000 m) , 6 hours.

Early morning B/F at the campsite and ascend towards Pauwabas. It would be a 6 hours long trek with the authentic experience of trekking in the rural mountains. En-route lunch and overnight stay in a tented camp in Pauwabas.

Day 6
Pauwabas to Hille Bhanjyang (3,400 m), 6 hours.

After the B/F, the team would ascend the steep uphill that would offer stunning mountain views. The 6 hours long trek would rest for the day at Hille Bhanjyang by setting the camp. En-route lunch and dinner at the campsite.

Day 7
Hille Bhanjyang to Narsimpati (3,700 m) 5 hours.

After B/F at the campsite, the team takes an easier ascend (as compared to the previous days) and then descends to Narsimpati where the camp would be set for an overnight stay while the lunch would be taken en-route. The trek would be completed for this day in 4 hours.

Day 8
Narsingpati to Panchpokhari (4,100 m)

Early morning B/F and the team ascends steep uphill to reach its final point of elevation (4100 m) i.e. Panchpokhari after walking for about 3 hours. The travelers can enjoy the spellbinding view of Panchpokhari along with the hypnotic mountain views. The pilgrims may take a holy bath in the sacred lakes, relishing the beauty of nature as well. Lunch would be taken en-route and the camp is tented at Panchpokhari for overnight stay.

Day 9
Panchpokhari to Tupi Daada (2,320 m)

Early morning short hike to the top of Panchpokhari for the glorious sunrise from the panoramic mountains. After this view, the team heads back to the campsite for B/F and descends to Tupi Danda for 7 hours. Lunch Enroute and overnight stay at Tupi Danda in tented camp.

Day 10
Tupi Daada to Dhap (1,200 m)

Early morning B/F and 7 hours descend to the Dhap where the beautiful Tamang villages exist. The fascinating culture there and the amazing hospitality lures the tourists to come back there. It also provides insights into the livelihood of the local people there. Enroute lunch and overnight stay in tented camps.

Day 11
Dhap to Melamchi (800 m)

After B/F the team moves down the cultivated fields to Melamchi after 7 hours of walk. This day even Raithane Pokhari is also visited which is also considered as Daughter of Panchpokhari. It is believed as the religious norms say that the prayers remain incomplete if Raithane Pokhari is not visited after Panchpokhari. Similarly, we go to Rakshe Tal as well on the way. Passing through the stunning villages and Melamchi Bridge, the final destination for the day will be reached. S/S the Melamchi Bazaar and Overnight stay in Lodge while lunch en-route.

Day 12
Melamchi to Kathmandu (1300 m)

This is the end day of the tour as after the B/F in the lodge, the team heads back to Kathmandu with 5 hours of drive and en-route lunch.

Day 13

Our clerk will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport. See you next time. wish you have safe and pleasant flight back home.

Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
  • Trekking Porters, Kitchen boy, cook, Sherpa's
  • Necessary of mules, food and Kitchen/dining /camping gears
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
  • Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent
  • Necessary of camping foods (tourist style), gas, stove
  • Tented accommodation during the trek (2 people=1 tent)
  • All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
  • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
  • Government Taxes and paper works.

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of the trek
  • Travel Insurance and rescue flights
  • Late arrival and late departure extra night
  • Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
  • Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

What We Need?


Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swimwear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sunblock
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

Note: Changes can be made in the itinerary in case of force majeure. “Wish you a successful and memorable experience.” “Lifetime Experiences” Thank you.

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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Vehicle
  • 2-20
  • 4100m.
  • Tented Camp
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 Meals a Day
  • English