- Panch Pokhari Trek
- 13 days days
- Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
Panch Pokhari Trek
Panch Pokhari Trek cost: $1950.00 per person - *Minimum Pax. 02
Jugal Himal lies to the northeast of the capital city, Kathmandu, and is home to an abundant nature that gives trekkers an utmost sense of solace and serenity. Many trekkers from all around the globe come to experience the local lifestyle, rich flora, and fauna and a magnificent view of the mighty mountains in Nepal every year. At the base of Jugal Himal, adjoined with the remote trails of the Rowling region, lies Panchpokhari at 14,000 ft., which is a standout amongst the most acclaimed trekking destinations of all. Panchpokhari meaning five “ponds” in Nepali, holds a spiritual significance for both Hindu and Buddhists ethnic groups. The remote farm villages, high alpine landscapes, and abundant exotic biodiversity are what the region embraces as its most guarded treasure. The region is regarded as nature’s sanctuary for a variety of biodiversity and dramatic sceneries. Since the ponds are actually wetlands in the area, it is regarded as a highly valued and important factor for the sustainability of the biodiversity found in the region.
Panch Pokhari Trek involves a lot of steep and lengthy climbs but is followed by the variety of blooming rhododendrons (national flower of Nepal), enchanting the trekkers to their core. As the trekkers move further up the mountain trails, after a certain level of elevation, the region is guarded by the High Alps including Dorje Lakpa (6986 m), Gaurishanker, Madiya, Ganchempo (6387 m) and Phurbi Chhyachu from all sides. The journey towards Panch Pokhari starts from a scenic drive to Sermathang. Taking the remote route passing through sparse villages of Tamangs, Sherpa, Newar, and a few other ethnic groups along with the lush green forests, we climb up to the village of Yangri. The trail up the Panchpokhari astonishes trekkers with majestic waterfalls and ancient places. Along the way, a glimpse of Danfe (national bird of Nepal) found around the Panch Pokhari area, staggers the tourists building in the excitement of the trek even more.
Panchpokhari Jugal Himal Camping Trek helps travelers fulfill their lust for adventure as the snow-clad mountains and lush green adds a fresh charm to the nature leaving its visitors thrilled and speechless.
Outline Itinerary - Panch Pokhari Trek
Arrival to Kathmandu
on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.
Kathmandu to Sermathang (8700)
Driving time 6 to 7 hrs
Sermathang to Yangri (1400m)
Trekking time 7 hrs
Yangri to Toph Kharka (2530m)
Trekking time 7 to 8 hrs
Toph Kharka to Nosyampati (3700m)
Trekking time 6 to 7 hrs
Nosyampati to Jugal BC (Panchpokhari) (4100m)
Trekking time 6 hrs
Rest and explore around Jugal Base Camp
Jugal BC to Chyochyo Kharka (3400m)
Trekking time 7 to 8hrs
Chyochyo Kharka to Okhreni (1965m)
Trekking time 7 to 8 hrs
Day 10 Okhreni to Chautara (1450)via Nawalpur
Trekking time 7 to 8 hrs
Drive to Chautara to Balephi or Sukute at Sunkoshi Rafting point
Balephi or Sukute to Kathmandu
ItineraryDay 01 : Kathmandu to Sermathang (8700 f) Driving time: 6 to 7 hrs.
We embark upon our first destination with a smooth drive from Kathmandu to Sermathang. The ride takes us to remote Sherpa villages from where we get a splendid view of the famous Helambu valley to our west and an absorbing view of the Himalayas that lies to our north. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 02 : Sermathang to Yangri (1400 m) Trekking time: 7 hrs.
Taking in the refreshing morning air, we advance up to the Yangri hill. We trek through the off beaten roads passing through local villages of Hyolmo people; one of the type in the variety of Sherpa people. The culture and customs of Hyolmo’s are very popular and their hospitality is remarkable. The Langtang range seems just an arm's length away giving us a breathtaking sensation. Overnight stay at Yangri.
Day 03 : Yangri to Toph Kharka (2530 m)Trekking time: 7 to 8 hrs.
After early morning breakfast, we walk along the trails surrounded by lush green forests that lead us straight to Toph Kharka. Overnight at a Toph Kharka.
Day 04 : Toph Kharka to Nosyampati (3700 m)Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs.
We enjoy the early morning chilly breeze and a beautiful sunrise in Toph Kharka. From here, we make a steep ascend towards Nosyampati passing through splendid landscapes and flagstones. Overnight at Nosyampati.
Day 05 : Nosyampati to Jugal BC (Panchpokhari) (4100 m)Trekking time: 6 hrs.
Today we trek to the final destination and the main highlight of our trek that is the pristine Panchpokhari. We stump on the rocky hills making our way to the secluded pilgrimage area. The trek consists of a gentle but steep climb to the site with five pristine ponds.
Day 06 : Rest and explore around Jugal Base Camp
We rest at Jugal BC and explore the site for the day. We enjoy an early morning sunrise amidst the towering snow-covered peak of Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Panorama, Rolwaling Widescape, and Jugal Himal. The festival of Janai Purnima (Full moon night) is celebrated in Jugal BC, hence the site holds a great significance for both Hindu and Sherpa people. We additionally visit an ancient temple that is committed to god Shiva.
Day 07 : Jugal BC to Chyochyo Kharka (3400m)Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs.
Taking our leave from the majestic Jugal BC, we now head towards Chyochyo Kharka village passing through ridge crests and beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. The incredible view of the Himalayas does not leave our site and we finally reach Chyochyo Kharka.
Day 08 : Chyochyo Kharka to Okhreni (1965m)Trekking time: 7 to 8 hrs.
After early morning breakfast, we stumble upon a steep descending trail that leads us to Okhreni that passes through few settlements and bushy routes. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 09 : Okhreni to Chautara (1450 m) via Nawalpur Trekking time: 7 to 8 hrs.
We start our trek to Chautara, headquarter of Sindhupalchowk district, passing through pine forests and tiny settlements of diverse ethnic groups in Nawalpur. The view of the Himalayan range from here is magnificent. Overnight at a camp.
Day 10 : Drive to Chautara to Balephi or Sukute at Sunkoshi Rafting point
An early morning breeze prepares us for the day. We drive out of Chautara to Balephi or Sukute beach which is a famous rafting point. En route, we enjoy the lush green landscapes and splashing rivers that flow alongside our route. Overnight at a beach camp is a memorable experience.
Day 11 : Balephi or Sukute to Kathmandu
After early morning breakfast, we spend the day rafting. The thrill-full experience of the raft gives us a final adrenaline rush as we come to the end of our journey. From here, we drive back to Kathmandu.
Accommodation3***based hotel in Kathmandu with B.B plan.
MealsThree meals a day and tea/coffee.