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Panch Pokhari Trek

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Duration : 9 nights and 10 days.
Destination: Langtang National Park.
Trek start/end: At Chautara and Melamchi Pool.
Trek season : September to May.
Trek style: Full service of camping.
Trek grade: Moderate difficulty.
Highest elevatoin : Panch Pokhari Lek 4500m.
Viewpoints: Nasimpati and Panch Pokhari Lek.
Activites: Walking & trekking.
Villages: Syaule, Thulo Bhotang and Dhap.
Ethnic groups: Braman, Chetiri, Newar, Tamang and Sherpa.
Culture: Hinduism, Buddhism and Shamanism.
Himalayan scenery : Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Jugal Himal (6535m), Phurbochyachu (6637m), Gauri Shanker and Langtang Himal range.
Five ponds: Surya, Bhairab, Naag, Sarasowoti and Ganesh Kunda.

The Panch Pokhari (five ponds) Trek is in the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world which lies in the Langtang National Park and at the base of Mt. Jugal Himal, Sindupalchok district, Northeast of Kathmandu. There are five separate ponds in one ground including Surya, Bhairab, Naag, Sarasowoti, and Ganesh Kunda which are sacred and considered to be the source of the Indrawati River. The Janai Purnima festival celebrates in August full moon every year when the Hindus come here for the ritual of changing the sacred thread (Janai) – they wear around their bodies. The shamans come here for performing the ritual dance with playing the drum for their graduation, too. The ecology is interesting because it is pretty diverse here. We walk through Tamang and Sherpa villages which is also a cultural trek. So, this trekking route is culturally, religiously, and ecologically very interesting.

This trek offers to see the chain of high hills and Jugal Himal range including Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, and Phurbuchyachu Himal. This trekking route is suitable for both the first-time trekkers and seasoned veterans of Himalayan travelers who prefer unspoiled culture, nature, and uncrowned trails in Nepal.

This is 10 days camping organized trekking in a remote and unfrequented region, despite being close to Kathmandu. We supply food, fuel, kitchen equipment, and tents by carrying porters. Our cook (chef) prepares daily fresh meals such as Western, Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan. Our experienced guide leads you with providing services of safety and security while on the trek.

Day to day itinerary:

Our representative helps you transfer from International Airport to Hotel. Then, we give you a full brief about the Panch Pokhari Trek.

Includes: Breakfast and accommodation in Kathmandu.
We catch the bus in the morning and travel to Chautara which takes about 4 hours. After lunch in Chautara, we walk through a rough road in the green valley to reach Syaule. From here, we start camping service - our cook (chef) prepares meals and we sleep in a tented camp.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
Leaving Syaule, we walk gentle uphill through Sano Okhareni to reach Phurse where we have a lunch break. From here, we ascend through the forest path and sometimes pass the small settlements to reach Kami Kharka. We could see musk deer, Langurs (white monkeys), and birds en-route.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
We walk on the flat trail couple of hours and entry to the dense lush forest of Rhododendrons, Pine, Oaks, and Juniper before we reach to Pauwa Bas. We could see some wild animals and cattle shelters en-route.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
From here, we have a steep uphill walk through the forest to reach the viewpoint at elevation 3832m which is also a boundary of the Langtang National Park. We have some amazing views of mountain vistas when we walk downhill to Hile Banjyang.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
Today, we walk mixed of up and downhill through Rhododendrons forest to reach Nasimpati. From here, we see amazing sunset views over the Jugal Himal range.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
After sunrise breakfast, we start an uphill walk through rocky hills to reach Panch Pokhari. Panch means five and Pokhari means ponds. There are five ponds in one ground which is a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhists. There celebrate Janai Purnima festival on every full moon August and visit hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year. There is Mahadeva Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and a few pilgrims shelters. After lunch, we do a tour around the Panch Pokhari (five pounds).

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
We do a day hike to Panch Pokhari Lek which is a true wilderness and has more panoramic views of Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling, Gauri Shanker, and Langtang Himal ranges.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
From here, we head down to Nasimpati and steep downhill trail branch of through the Rhododendrons forest to reach Tupi Danda.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
Leaving Tupi Danda, there is a downhill walk through the forest before we have a lunch break. Then, the trail goes through the terraced field to reach Dap village which has a rich culture of Tamang people. We do a tour of the village to experience the lifestyle and culture of the Tamang ethnic.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented camp.
Leaving Dap, the trail goes downhill through the terraced field and Indrwati River valley to reach Melamchi Pool. We catch the bus and travel to Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and accommodation in Kathmandu.
We do a tour of cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu.
Our company representative drops you at Kathmandu International Airport when there is time to fly back home.
Trek itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip and additional acclimatization day if needed while on the trek.

Do you have any questions about Panch Pokhari Trek? Or, would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? Please DM us.

Please send us an inquiry and we will happily customize your trip on the date that you need.

Cost includes:
  • International & domestic Airport pick up and departure.
  • 2 nights accommodation (standard twin bed room with breakfast) at 2** Hotel in Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
  • Langtang National Park hiking passes.
  • TIMS cards (hiking passes).
  • Kathmandu to Syaule and Melamchi Pool to Kathmandu by bus.
  • Camping equipments: member tent (two man - Northface tent), Kitchen tent, staffs tent, toilet tent, Kitchen equipments, table, chairs and sleeping pad etc.
  • Food and fuel for feshly prepare meals daily.
  • Camping meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea and coffee. Cook (chef) prepares daily fresh meals of Western, Nepali, Indian and Tibet while on the trek.
  • Nepali staffs: An experinced guide (sirdar), cook (chef), kitchen boy and necessary porters.
  • Dily salary of guide, cook, kitchen boy and necessary porters.
  • Insurance of guide, cook, kitchen boy and necessary porters.
  • Travel and rescue arrangment if needed while on the trek.
  • Travel and rescue arrangment if needed while on the trek.
Cost does not include:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment of clients.
  • Sleeping bag for clients.
  • Mineral water, boiled water, coke, Fanta, sprite, fresh or can juice, biscuit, sprite, beer, and whiskey etc.
  • Personal Insurance of clients (medical and emergency evacuation covered).
  • Accommodation at home stay or teahouse.
  • Private jeep or bus or Horse renting while on the trek.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc.
  • International flight tickets and Nepal tourist visa (you can obtain tourist visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport).

More info for extra cost:

Please read carefully cost includes and does not include the above. All the meals are included with tea/coffee while on the trek. We do include drinking water (boil/hot water). You can also take water purifying tablets or Seripen. Wi-Fi, battery charge, and hot showers are not included.

We do insure for trekking staff and provide warm enough equipment. We do our best for your safety. Although we suggest you buy comprehensive travel insurance that can cover flight cancellation, medical treatment, and Helicopter rescue emergency evacuation. Please buy the policy that can cover trekking activity up to 5000m for the days you will actually be trekking.


    Trekking gears packing list for Panch Pokhari Trek:
    • Comfortable hiking boot. Three pairs of socks. Sandals.
    • A down jacket, fleece jacket, three T-shirts, two trekking trousers, two drip-dry T-shirts, one long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat, glove, water/windproof jacket and trouser, Sunglass, lip balm, Sun screem (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towel etc.
    • Sleeping bag (-10 degree centigrade) with hood.
    • Water purifier tablets, 2L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and tourch light with spare batteries etc.
    • A few interesting books and a pack of cards.
    • Plastic bag for waste and toiltet papers.
    • A day bag (25 to 35L) or rucksack large enough (65 to 75L) size.

    Note:- we have a down jacket and sleeping bag renting facilities for our clients. It is per day USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket.

    The following are the reasons for trip booking with us.
    • We are registered on the Department of Nepal Tourism and have the authority to operate trek and climb in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are the taxpayers of the Nepal Govt. We are a healthy and up-to-date a local trekking agency based in Kathmandu.

    • You can book the trip on the minimal advance in money and can pay the balance rest of the trip amount upon arrival in Kathmandu.

      Pay method:

      Please read carefully the terms and conditions to book a package trip. Once you agree with terms and conditions; payment is an unavoidable part of the agreement. The following are different methods of trip booking advance payments for your convince.

      1) American Dollar Account:

      Name of the Bank:- Everest Bank Limited, Thamel Branch.
      Name of Account Holder:- High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
      Account No:- 03500105200138
      Swift Code No:- EVBLNPKA.

      2) If you like to transfer the deposit by Western Union, MoneyGram, and IME, you can use our company owner/manager name:- Norsang Lama.

      Note:- please pay any amount charged to you by the Bank or Western Union, MoneyGram, or IME for transferring the booking advance in money to us.
    • Once you booked the trip with us, trip departure is guaranteed. In case you want to postpone the trip departure date, do not need to pay an extra fee. We never let you down after we received payment. We do hard work for every single dollar.
    • We organize group joining basis trips. Our package is with all-inclusive prices (no hidden cost). We customize the trip itinerary based on your interesting side trip, holiday length, and activities as you need. Lets us know your holiday's length.
    • Our experienced, trained, and professional guide takes good care of the clients. Our guide never tired of your questions about plants, people, and animals and, of course, the mountains. You can feel the difference between having a great trekking guide through our agency.
    • We respond to every email/inquiry in less than 24 hours. You can call us anytime at +977-9841876395 (24 hours support team).

    Note:- There are more similar to our name of other agencies. Please remember that we are known as High Camp Trekking.

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