About Panch Pokhari Trekking
Panch Pokhari Trekking to the lakes passes through picturesque villages surrounded by paddy fields as well as lush jungles and thick forests. Panch Pokhari means Five Lakes in Nepali. The five alpine lakes of this Panch Pokhari 15 days trekking journey are in a remote area of the Himalaya, northeast of Kathmandu Valley. Views of the peaks along the way include the beautiful Jugal Himal and more. The major attraction of this Panch Pokhari trekking is the unspoiled highland lakes in an unforgettable setting. These lakes are considered holy to Hindus and visitors enjoy magnificent scenery throughout this whole journey.
The 15 days trekking trip to Panch Pokhari starts with a beautiful drive along the highway to Tibet. After the scenic ride, we start hiking in the fertile hills. The ascent into pristine landscape takes trekkers off the beaten path and offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes.
The gradual rise from the hills allows for proper acclimatization to altitude on the way up to the highlands. Eventually, the scenic trails arrive at majestic surroundings.
A side trail from the main route heads north to a sacred temple at Bhairav Kunda (3850 mt) a mountain lake in the remote highlands. The main trail travels westward toward the famous Helambu Region. Along the way, the Panch Pokhari trekking route passes through rural settlements, terraced fields, remote pasture land, forests of Rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower) and more. We make an ascent north over a pass into an isolated region and finally reach the majestic Panch Pokhari (4000 mt). These five lakes are in an uninhabited region away from all settlements. At this elevation, the lakes are above the trees. Nearby the lakes is a Shiva shrine.
In August, during the full moon, many pilgrims travel here from the lowlands although a difficulty challenging pass exists that connects to the spectacular Langtang Valley.
After visiting the otherworldly lakes, we head south to meet the road and the enjoy a short drive back to Kathmandu.
Because much of this isolated area has no lodging, the Panch Pokhari trekking is a camping journey. High Camp Adventure will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
There are other options to explore in this Panch Pokhari trekking area including the mountain lake Bhairav Kunda and the Helambu Trek with a connection to the Langtang Valley. If you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey to this area, then we can arrange the details!
Please Note: Our Panch Pokhari Trek has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.