Panch Pokhari Trek is a new experience to five holy lakes through untouched traditional villages in enthralling Himalayan landscapes. The trek to Panch Pokhari at the base of Jugal Himal offers immaculate mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure.
The atypical climatic and geographical mix makes this area a naturalist’s dream and a mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures.
Panch Pokhari Trek starts from 1,400m and goes up to 4,000m at Panch Pokhari, a sporadically visited pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August.
Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this site each year. The top of Panch Pokhari (4100m) offers a bewitching view of Jugal Himal, Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Makalu (8485 m), Rolwalling Range, Gosainkunda etc.
The Panch Pokhari trekkking can be done all year round except for the monsoon months. This trek can be combined with canyoning, rafting, Paragliding & Bungee jumping tour in Nepal.
Today, we drive to the stunning village Chautara which is headquarter of Sindupalchok district. Normally, the journey takes about 5- 6 hours to reach chautara. From Chautara, One can explore some panoramic mountain vista as well as impressive culture of local settlement. Overnight in Camp.
The trail to Phurse (2045 M) passes through some enthralling traditional village, farming terraces, meadow, green alps along with panoramic views of Mount Gauri Shanker(7134 M), Dorje Lakpa (6966 M) and much more. Our journey will start after delicious breakfast in Phurse and trail takes about 5-6 hours. In Phurse, we explore tradition, culture and living style of Tamang communities. Overnight in Camp.
Early in the morning, we will ready for gentle ascending walk to Thulo OKhareni. After about 4-5 hours stiff walk through astonishing dense rhododendron & pine forest to Kami kharka (2845m) for overnight stay in camp. If luck in our side, we can see some endanger as well some local habitant wild animal i.e. mountain deer, Monkeys, Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus) which is national bird of Nepal. Overnight in Camp.
Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level (‘Nepali flat’) and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We have about 5 to 6 hours through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari.
After breakfast in Pauwa Bas, we leave to Hille Bhangyang which is or set destination for this day. This day we have a steep uphill stretch for about 3 hours, taking our time. We get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for 1 ½ hours through the forest. We can see some impressive mountain vista from camp site. Overnight in Camp.
After breakfast, we set off from Hill Bhangyang for overnight stay in Nasimpati(3700m). The journey will take about 6-7 hours. We take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. Then we enjoy the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsim Pati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari. We can embark massive view of snow-capped mountains from our camp site.
We tie up our lace after breakfast to reach our ultimate destination of Panch Pokhari Trek with Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. We have about 3 hours of gradual ascent through shingly gradient to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari (panch means ‘five’ and pokhari means ‘lake or pothole’). This stunning setting is a sequestered pilgrimage site where the Janai purnima festival is held in August. We can see the Lord Shiva Temple in Panch Pokhari. Overnight stay in Camp.
The stunning place Nasimpati is our set destination for this day. After breakfast , we leave Panch Pokhara camp for steep downhill walk to Lauri Binayak pass. The journey pass through small forest which is quite rich in alpine vegetation. Overnight in Camp.
The astonishing ancient monasteries, impressive landscapes, & traditional sherpa village is the attraction of this day`s trip. First, we descend down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. We may also have chance to encounter Himalayan deer, white monkey and many others. We come across chortens, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze before reachingDukhang. Overnight in Camp
Dhap is home to Tamang families and is gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture and traditional architecture of Tamang villages. Today`s journey is quite steep downhill and the rest is quite level as we make our way through terraced fields to the beautiful village of Dhap. The journey takes about 5-6 hours to reach our set destination. Overnight in Camp.
After 6 hours gentle walk we can reach our set destination for this day. First, we walk down through terraced fields, along the Indrawati River. We pass through stunning villages and also see a hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and our re-introduction to a road! Melamchi Pul Bazaar which lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati River is comparatively a big town for this area. We get some lodges, tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, post office and army police camp in Melamchi Bazar. Overnight in Lodge.
Today, might be last day trekking with Trek Nepal Himalayas if you don`t have enough time to onward next trip in Nepal. We reach the city of temple Kathmandu after 5-6 hours scenic drive. Overnight stay at Hotel.
I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.
We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
I really loved my experience in Nepal and all thanks to Trek Nepal Himalayas. I'm going to miss these guys and can't wait to go back!
I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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