5 lakes, an introduction of Chautara Panchpokhari Trekking
One of the holy lakes in Langtang national park, less popular than Gosaikunda lake trekking; Chautara Panchpokhari Trekking is a new short trekking destination in Nepal. Being near to the capital of Nepal – Kathmandu, this freshwater lake is not explored much.
Trekking to Panchpokhari is about village trek, hike along the jungle, trekking in route of less explored nature of Langtang national park and excursion of hilltops and experience a virgin trekking route in Nepali standard.
Because of the pristine location of the lake, this Panch Pokhari is a best place to soak in the nature and wilderness.
Literal meaning of Panchpokhari in English is; Panch=five & Pokhari=Pond. With that said, in Panchpokhari trekking we will see 5 different lakes in a single spot. Panchpokhari trekking makes your best holiday in Nepal, with a short trekking activity, near Kathmandu.
Trekking to Panchpokhari is not difficult. This is a short trek where you need to walk for 4 days, for 30 to 35 hours in total, in less than 30 kilometers. Trekking can be considered fairly easy trekking in Nepal.
The trekking trail of Panchpokhari is located very near to Kathmandu. Trekking start point is from Chautara, Chautara is district headquarters, so you will have moderate luxury to maintain your adventure comfort.
There are some uphill but most of the trekking route of Panchpokhari trekking trail is along the jungle, which is why it is not hard to walk. Walking uphill in barren land is annoying, because of the hard hitting sun but with chilling jungle shadow will make uphill trekking easier.
Who can do it?
If you have a short time in Nepal to travel, or you do not want to trek more than a week, this is a perfect one. 4 days of walking in nature, to the lake, along the village; helps you to get in touch with remote Nepal in an easy instance.
No previous trekking experience is okay for Panchpokhari trekking. Our trained trekking guide will give your necessary guidance and ideas on trekking in the best way possible whereas our strong and kind trekking porter will assist you to carry your luggage.
If you are a runner, cyclist, gymer, regular hiker, rock climber or any kind of sports person; Panchpokhari trekking will be more fun & less adventure.
What to expect?
Do not expect 5 star luxuries in this trekking. You are trekking in the remote part of Nepal. Depending on the season you might need to tackle the situation of cold and basic accommodation. Although our trekking guide will make sure you are in the most comfort; trekking in the motioning will not be soft.
Forgetting the comfort for less than a week will give you insights of suffering and help you to explore the life of these happy mountain people. Warm greetings, tradition, culture and village life will surely entertain your trekking to Panchpokhari.
If you trek to Panchpokhari at the right time, during janaipurima – you will be able to witness the better insight of Nepali culture and people from this part of Nepali Mountain.
Apart from the people and culture, trekking to Panchpokhari is trekking inside the Langtang national park. Thus this trekking will have enough wildlife sighting, bird watching, and flora and fauna excursion.
The story behind the formation of the lake, the myth of locals and the story of our trekking guide will surely entertain your Panchpokhari trekking with Nepalgram.
Mountain & Cultural prospect of trek
Trekking to the remote village of Nepal Himalaya, exploring the magnificent view of Mt. Rolwaling, Mt. Jugal, Dorje lakpa, Gaurishankar and many other unnamed Himalaya on the way are major attractions of this trek. Panch(five) Pokhari (pond or lake) is the major attraction of this trail. This trekking trail is less famous due to less advertisement but we are sure this trail is worth visiting by the adventure lovers and the mountain lovers.
The holy lake of the Panchpokhari is mostly visited by the people on the occasion of janai purnima. Janai purnima is one of the famous festivals of Hindu.
This Holy lake of Panchpokhari is also visited to be blessed by Hindu people and Buddhist. Lake is divided into five different compartments. This division is a part of study to the geologists of the whole world. Why is this lake divided into five compartments and what is the reason for its existence still at an altitude of 4100m? These questions and curiosities during the trekking give different taste on travelling to the Himalaya of Nepal.
After driving near to the Tibetan border from Kathmandu we reach Chautara and passing to the different villages dominated by Gurung, Tamang, Chhetri, Sunuwar and many others we reach the Holy and panoramic destination of Panchpokhari. Below is the suggested itinerary for trekking to Panchpokhari which can be customized as per your desire.
- Day 1 – Arrival
- Day 2 – Drive to Chautara and overnight in a hotel
- Day 3 – Trek to Phurse village, 2050 meter/ 6724 feet, 4 to 6 hours
- Day 4 – Trek to Mesur, 8 to 12 hours
- Day 5 – Trekking to Panchpokhari, 4100 meter/ 13448 feet
- Day 6 – Trek back to Nasim Pati 3700 meter/ 12136 feet to Dukhang (2100m)
- Day 7 – Dukhang to Dhap (1200m)
- Day 8 – Melamchi Pull bazaar to Kathmandu