Anonymous for several centuries, W.H. Tilman was the first European to venture for a trek to Panchpokhari. Panchpokhari Trek is an alternative trek in Nepal towards the sensational adventure to the sacred Panchpokhari lakes. Pilgrimage embark on a trek to Panchpokhari especially during monsoon season in the sacred thread wearing festival namely, Janai Purnima which occurs in Nepali month of Bhadra and coincides with month of August.
You are cordially invited to get ready for a 14days trek to Panchpokhari. Get enmeshed into the ecstasy of venturing throughout the mesmerizing journey into five lakes located at the foothill of Jugal Mountain. Leaving Kathmandu, we will head northeast and drive for about 5hours to reach Chautara which is the Headquarter of Sindhupalchowk district. Chautara is the starting point for trekking in Panchpokhari.
The trail proceeds through river, forest of juniper, pine, rhododendron, bamboo and other alpine flowers where we can get the opportunity of enjoying the views of Himalayan Wildlife. We will climb to the forested ridge and observe the scenic mountain views of Jugal Himal Range, Gaurishankar and Dorje Lakpa. Walking along the trail decorated with prayer flags and chortens, we will pass through the white coloured houses of Tamang and Sherpa ethnics at Nasimpati. Then, we will reach Panchpokhari after climbing Laurebinayak Pass.
Panchpokhari lake carries a profound religious significance. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Jugal Himal Range, Gosaikunda and Rolwaling Himal Range from Panchpokhari. Return trail will be through Nasimpati and Dukhang to Melamchipul .It is from here that we will drive back to Kathmandu.Trek Panchpokhari is the least crowded trekking route and it can be taken throughout the year.
As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Trekking will receive
you. Soon as you are done with your
custom formalities ,our representative will take you to the luxurious hotel. There
you will get a brief explanation about the 14days Panchpokhari Trek and then
enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening.
We will leave our hotel early in the morning and head
towards the northeast of Kathmandu. We will travel 328km
in about 5hrs until we each Chautara, the Headquarter of Sindhupalchowk
district.Chautara has all these facilities
of bank and lodges . We will find the appropriate hotel in Chautara and
Phusre is the scenic yet small village located at 2045m
altitude. We will cross the river and take the steep climb to reach Phusre
which is the small village of Tamang ethnics. Although the route will be tiresome, it will reward us with
views of Gaurishankar, Dorjelakpa and other mountains and peaks
As you go past Phusre village, we will take a steep climb
through the forested ridge. Walking along the forest of pine and blooming
rhododendrons, we will reach the top of ridge .There we catch glances of Jugal
Himal Range, Gaurishankar and Dorje Lakpa. Ascending further, we will reach
meadow at Kamikharka where we will stay overnight.
On this day, we will cross a rather plain land. Here we can catch sight of dispersed and
temporary settlement of nomads. We will follow the trail through forest to
Pauwabas where we will stay overnight. Devotees on their trek to Panchpokhari
stop in the rest house at Pauwabas.
The trail runs further through the forest of bamboo,
rhododendron, pine and oak towards the
top of ridge where Hilebhanjyang is located. At the top of Hilebhanjyang , you
will get to encounter the village where mixed ethnic groups live together. We
will enjoy the sight of cascading waterfall and river valley from
After an early breakfast, we will walk past a trail that moves through the
forest. Later, we will arrive at the vast open expanse of land that
offers striking views of Jugal Himal Range and Gaurishankar Himal. We will stay
overnight at Nasimpati.
We will reach our destination ;Panchpokhari on this day.
Panchpokhari is a very religiously
significant trek. The region holds altogether five different lakes lying
adjacent to each other and thus it was named Panchpokhari ,which means Five
Lakes. We will pass through Laurebina Pass to PanchPokhari. Jugal Himal Range,
Gosaikunda and Rolwaling Himal Range can be seen from Panchpokhari. Great fare
is organized in Janai Purnima which roughly is in the month of August.
Our return trek begins on 9th day. We will cross
Laurebinayak Pass and retrace our route through forest to Nasimpati.
The trail runs through forest of pine, juniper, bamboo and
other alpine flowers for about six hours just before reaching
Dukhang. We will walk through the trail decorated with prayer flags and
chortens to reach Dukhang which is populated by
ethnic Tamangs and Sherpas.
After a short
descent, we will reach Indrawati River. Walking along Indrawati River, we will
proceed through the crop fields towards Dhap, a
Tamang Village. We will stay overnight at Dhap.
Past the Indrawati River, we will move in and out of scenic villages and cross the terraced fields. We will view Hydropower Project in Melamchi and proceed through tea houses to Melamchipul Bazaar. Here we will stay overnight
We will take a 4 hour ride to Kathmandu .Here we will stay at a hotel.
You will have your assistance in your last moment preparation. Afterwards,
our representative will take you to International Airport . It’s from this place that you will move to your next destination.