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Panch Pokhari Trekking - 15 Days

Panch Pokhari Trekking

Panch Pokhari Trek is newly opened trekking route in Langtang region which is less crowded trek in Nepal. Panch Pokhari trekking is fully camping trekking in wilderness area of Himalayas. The five ponds in the lap of Himalayas is attractive destination offers exciting views of Himalayas. Camping trekking to Panch Pokhari gives exciting mountain views, beautiful landscapes and villages.

Highlight of Panch Pokhari camping Trekking

  • Exploring the holy ponds.
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Jugal Himal (m), Rowling Range and other picturesque sites.
  • The route passes through villages and settlements of diverse ethnic people.
  • Fully planned Camping experience in the natural setting.

Panch Pokhari Camping Trekking is in a less-touristic area in Nepal. A very few tourists trek in this trail. Panch Pokhari camping Trekking located to the north-east direction of the Kathmandu valley. ‘Panch’ means five and ‘Pokhari’ means the pond. In English, Panch Pokhari can be called as ‘Five Ponds’ which are the sacred ponds.  These ponds lie at the height of 4,100m from the sea level. Panch Pokhari means the group of five holy ponds / lakes of great religious meaning in the north-eastern part of Sindhupalchowk district, Panch Pokhari area is one of the new and unexplored trekking destinations in Nepal. During one of the major festival ‘Janai Purnima’ in July or August, many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit Panch Pokhari. Janai Purnima is the festival in which Hindu Nepali people change the holy thread. As these ponds are holy, people come to change their sacred thread or wear the thread for the first time.  The view of the snowcapped mountains or Himalayas like DorjeeLhakpa (6,966m), Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar Himal and Phurbi Chhyachu Himal (6,637m) is the main attraction of this trekking. The beauty of nature and the culture of the local people are incredible in Panch Pokhari camping Trekking.

Panch Pokhari camping Trekking starts from Chautara in Sindhupalchwok district which is about five hours drive from Kathmandu. Tourists can explore unique environment and rich bio-diversity in Panch Pokhari camping Trekking. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal which provides panoramic view of Mt. Jugal Himal (m), Rowling Range and other picturesque sites can be seen from Panch Pokhari. The stimulating nature trek starts from Chautara (1,450m.), the district headquarters of Sindhupalchowk district.

The area offers cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The stunning Himalayan range and pristine nature with different culture are major highlight of this trek.  It lies about 70k.m north of Kathmandu. Valley, the route passes through villages and settlements of diverse ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpas, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. In some places, the route passes through villages of different ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpas, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. Since teahouses are not available along the route of the Panch Pokhari camping Trekking, camping trek is operated.

Moreover, if this is an ideal trekking package near Kathmandu valley for the time bounded avid trekkers who want to feel the extreme natural beauties and cultural heritages through trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Trekking Panch Pokhari during spring and autumn allow you the best trekking experiences with the mesmerizing views and favorable temperatures.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly

Day 2
Free day in Kathmandu (1360m) or self sightseeing tour (option are)

Swoyambhunath ( Monkey temple)

This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Budhha. It is 3Km west of Kathmandu city and it situated on a hillock about 77 m commands an excellent view of the Valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal . It was listed in the UNSCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet . It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha , on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu .

Pashupatinath Temple

Situated 5km east of kathamandu, the temple of Lord Shiva , Pashupatinath, with two tired golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activites performed in the Temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The Temple was listed in the UNESCO world heritage Monument List in 1979

Day 3
Kathmandu to Chautara (1215m)

Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara,it takes 5/6 hours.

Day 4
Trek to Phurse (2035m)

Trek from Chautara to Phurse, Walking hour about 5 and half hour. We will walking through the many villages,farming terraces, some green hills and marvelous mountain views of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa. the trails go quite way upto Phurse. Phurse is a pasture where people from villages bring their domestic animals for grazing and it is a small village mainly occupied by Tamang. Overnight in the Camp.

Day 5
Trek to Kami Kharka( 2845m)

Walking hour about 5/6 hours. We will through the forest covered with Oak, Pine,rhododendron and other natural vegetation, We will walk mostly up hill till Kami Kharka,on the way we can enjoy the impressive views of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal range. Overnight at Camp.

Day 6
Trek to Pauwa Bas (3025m.)

walking hour about 5/6 hours. We will walking throuth the forest which covered with rhododendron, Oak,Pine, Juniper& other natural vegetation, we will reach in Phurwa Bas which is a shelter for the local pilgrims. mostly walk up hills. Overnight at Camp.

Day 7
Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3435m.)

Walking hour approximately 5/6hours. The route up to Hille Bhanjyang goes uphill passing through forests enriched with bamboo, pine, oak, rhododendron and alpine vegetation. Hille Bhanjyang is a ridge from where we will see the superb views of waterfall, river basin and village at a far distance. Overnight at Camp.

Day 8
Trek to Nasim Pati (3715m.)

Walking hour about 4 /5and hours.we will walk uphill until we reach to Nasim Pati. in route, we encounter forests with views of Jugal Himal range, Gaurishankar, mountain deer ,Danfe, National bird of Nepal . Overnight at Camp.

Day 9
Trek to Panch Pokhari (4110m.)

Walking hour approximately 4/5 hours. The route is steeply ascent passing through Lauribinayak Pass to Panch Pokhari. On the way, we are amazed to see the alpine vegetation and rocky mountains, wild life and villages at a far distance. Panch Pokhari is the major point of the trek. Five lakes are called PanchPokhari in Nepali. There are interesting festivals in August called Janaipurnima. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages gather here. The top of Panch Pokhari (5 lakes) offers an admirable view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda Overnight at Camp.

Day 10
Trek to Nasim Pati (3725m.)

Warking hours approximately 3/4hours. While trekking back move through steeply descent path passing Lauribinayak Pass. The forests we encounter are quite rich in alpine vegetation. Overnight at Camp.

Day 11
Trek to Dukhang (2100m.)

Walking hour approximately about 5/6 hours.The trail goes down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation.We will see Himalayan deer, white monkey and many others if we are lucky. Before we reach Dukhang, we come across chortens , prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly occupied by Tamang, Sherpa people. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12
Trek to Dhap (1200m.)

Walking hour approximately about 5/6 hours. After crossing Dukhang, we follow the descent path to reach Dhap. We walk along the bank of Indrawati river with wonderful views of farming terraces, human settlements, green hills and different activities of local people Overnight at Camp.

Day 13
Trek to Melamchi Bazaar (800m.)

Walking hour approximately about 5/6 hours. The trail goes along the Indrawati River passing through different villages, farming terraces, hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and vehicles carrying passengers and goods. Overnight guest house.

Day 14
Drive Back to Kathmandu (1300m.)

Drive to Kathmandu which takes about five hours.

Day 15
Drive to Kathmandu which takes about five hours.

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport
  • All the trekking transfer by local bus (private transport will cost extra)
  • 1 nights hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel ( centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse/tent camp.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System) - ( we need two photos each for permit
  • Kathmandu-Chautara – Kathmandu local bus
  • All the camping equipment such as sleeping tent, Dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, sleeping mattress, Sleeping Bag and necessary Kitchen Equipment etc.)
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal /accommodation / transportation / salary / insurance / equipment’s are included in price.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking Maps
  • Rubbish Disposal
  • Our Service Charge and Government Taxes

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

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 do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. 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.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea 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.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

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

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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