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.
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
- 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.