Panch Pokhari Trek is a very famous cultural trek in Nepal . The meaning of Panch Pokhari means 5 holy Lakes in the Himalayas. It is the sacred place for the Hindu and Buddhist Religious people. It is located northeast of Kathmandu at the base of the Jugal Himal. Every year in August , we have Janai Purnima festival and on this festival every Hindu Brahmin people come here for the ritual changing of the sacred thread call Janai which they wear around their body. Gosainkunda also has same celebration on the full moon day of August. After 5 to 6 hrs drive from the Kathmandu to the Chautara (1200m) we arrive at home of Sherpa and Tamang People. The trek goes up to the highest elevation of this Panch Pokhari trek is 4100m.
Generally, it is 10 Days Treks leading through the Sherpa and Tamang Village so you can experience the lifestyle of the Sherpa and Tamang People that means you can say Pancha Pokhari Trek as the Nepal culture trek also. The best season to visit in this trek is between March to May and Sept to November. The most attractive of this Panch Pokhari Trek is Perfect Mountain View of Jugal Himal and Langtang Himal as this trek is covered by the Langtang National Park.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.)by Private Vehicle to Chautara (1200m)- Overnight-
Day 03: Trek from Chautara to Phusre (2045m.) 4 to 5 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 04: Trek from Phurse to Kami kharka (2845m.) 4 to 5 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 05: Trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas (3000m) 3 to 4 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 06: Trek from Pauwa Bas to Hille Bhanjyang (3400m) 4 to 5 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 07: Trek from Hille Bhanjyang to Nasim Pati(3700m.) 4 to 5 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 08: Trek from Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari (five lakes) (4100m) 4 to 5 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 09: Trek back from Panch pokhari to Nasimpati (3700m.) 3 to 4 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 10: Trek Back from Nasimpati to Dukang (2100m.) 6 to 7 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 11: Trek back from Dukang to Dhap (1200 m) 5 to 6 hrs Walking- Overnight-
Day 12: Trek to Melamchipul Bazaar – drive to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Drop to the Airport.
- Air port Pick up and Drop
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- 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
Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travelling. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of travelling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
Tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuffs when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.
How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking?
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend / family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11
What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure ,we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 90 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 60 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 59 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.
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