Trip Facts

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:4,100 Meter
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeFebruary to May and September to December
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Panch Pokhari Trek

The trek to Panch Pokhari begins in Chautara, the headquarter of the Sindhupalchok district. It takes about a week to walk through typical Nepali villages to reach this destination. This trek is an extremely satisfying out-of-the-way journey through untouched and untainted settlements in Nepal. Panch Pokhari Trek is an amazing alternative to see the peaceful side of Nepali villages. While you stay in tea-houses in other prominent trekking trails in Nepal here you will move from one camp to the other set in the beautiful wilderness. In comparison, while popular treks tend to be crowded,  here you are mostly by yourself or your small group walking freely in nature.

The trek in the lower areas is lined with ethnic villages of Gurungs, Newars, and Brahmins but the higher areas of the trail rarely contain human settlement. This particular feature makes this trek attractive with a quiet and beautiful stroll through beautiful woods, untainted waterfalls, absolutely gorgeous gorges, and heart-touching landscapes of the Rolwaling mountain range. The mix of experiences is simply amazing.

This trek provides a genuine and significant picture of Nepal and will get you an experience of trekking in the amazing wilderness. A greater portion of this trekking trail is lined with lavish woods and mind-blowing views of nature before we reach Panch Pokhari.

Trip Highlights

  • A greater portion of this trail is lined with lavish woods and mind-blowing views of nature before we reach Panch Pokhari.
  • A kind of Lake trek,
  • Heart-touching landscapes of Rolwaling mountain range.
  • Completely less crowded trek


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Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our staff will receive you and take you to your hotel. You will be given a briefing about your upcoming tour.

    It is a pleasant journey through beautiful hills, villages, forests and rivers. You camp for the night.

      The trail ascends to Phurse. En route, you come across many villages, farming terraces, rolling green hills and splendid mountain views of Gaurishanka, Dorje Lakpa and many others. Phurse is a pasture where locals bring their domestic animals for grazing. It is a small village mainly inhabited by Tamang. You camp for the night.

        You head uphill until you reach Kami Kharka passing through forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendron and other natural vegetation.

        While walking you can enjoy the spectacular views of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa and the Jugal Himal range. Kami Kharka is another pasture for domestic animals. You camp for the night.

          Crossing Kami Kharka you begin to follow an ascending path to reach Pauwa Bas. This day you trek through forests covered with rhododendron, oak, pine, juniper and other natural vegetation. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for the local pilgrims. You camp for the night.

            The route to Hille Bhanjyang goes uphill passing through forests enriched with bamboo, pine, oak, rhododendron and alpine vegetation. Hille Bhanjyang is a ridge from where you can see magnificent views of a waterfall, river basin and village at a far distance. You can camp for the night.

              After Hille Bhanjyang, your path moves uphill until you reach Nasim Pati. En route, you encounter forests with views of the Jugal Himal range, Gaurishankar, mountain deer and Danfe, the national bird of Nepal. Nasim Pati also provides shelter to local pilgrims. You camp for the night.

                The route is a steep ascent passing through Lauribinayak Pass to Panch Pokhari. On the way, you will be enchanted by the lovely alpine forest, diverse wildlife and idyllic villages. Panch Pokhari is an interesting point of the trek. The word Panch Pokhari translates into five lakes in English. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims gather here. The summit of Panch Pokhari (5 lakes) offers an excellent view of the Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. You camp for the night.

                  While trekking back you move along a steeply descending path passing the Lauribinayak Pass. You camp for the night.

                    This day your trail climbs down passing through forests covered with bamboos, rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper and other natural vegetation. You can spot Himalayan deer, white langur and many other animals if you are lucky. Before you reach Dukhang, you come across chortens and can see prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Dukhang is a tiny village mainly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa. There are beautiful monasteries around this area. You find local people toiling hard by farming land where they grow wheat, potato, millet, buck wheat and green vegetables. You camp for the night.

                      Crossing Dukhang, you begin to follow a descending path to reach Dhap. You walk along the bank of the Indrawati river with magnificent views of farming terraces, human settlements and green hills. Dhap is yet another village and the people living here belong to different communities. There are some schools, small tea shops and a local market. You camp for the night.

                        You now walk along the bank of the Indrawati river passing through different villages, farming terraces, a hydro electricity project on the way to Tipini and vehicles carrying passengers and goods. Melamchi Pul Bazaar which lies at the bank of Melamchi Khola (stream) and Indrawati river is comparatively a big city of this area. There are some lodges, tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, post office and army police camp. You camp for the night.

                          You travel a gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

                            On your schedule, we will take you to the Airport a few hours before your flight time.thank you so much for booking your trip with us have a safe travel ahead see you again.


                              What's included


                              • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights ,airport departure taxes and local transpotration 
                              • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                              • 10 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
                              • Welcome and farewell dinners
                              • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                              • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                              • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map.
                              • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                              • First aid kit.
                              • All taxes, be it local or government.


                              • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                              • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                              • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
                              • Excess baggage charges
                              • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                              • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
                              • Travel and rescue insurance
                              • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
                              • Tips for guides and porters