5 lakes, an introduction of Chautara Panchpokhari Trekking
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 Panchpokhari is a best place to soak one 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 trekking where you need to walk for 4 days, for 30 to 35 hours in total, in less than 30 kilometers distance. 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 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 hard hitting sun but with chilling jungle shadow will make uphill trekking easier.
Who can do it?
If you have short time in Nepal travel, of you do not want to trek more than a week, this is a perfect one. 4 days of walking in the nature, to the lake, along the village; helps you to get in touch with the 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 idea on trekking in a best way possible whereas our strong and kind trekking porter will assist you to carry your luggage.
If you are 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 in the right time, during janaipurima – you will be able to witness the better insight of Nepali culture and people form 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 of 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 un-named Himalaya on the way is major attraction of this trekking. 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 worth visiting by the adventure lovers and the mountain lovers.
The holy lake of the Panchpokhari is mostly visited by the people in the occasion of janai purnima. Janai purnima is one of the famous fest of Hindu.
This Holy lake of Panchpokhari is also visited to get blessed by Hindu people and Buddhist. Lake is divided in to five different compartments. This division is a part of study to the geologist of whole world. Why this lake is divided into five compartments and what is the reason for its existence still in the altitude of 4100m??? These question and curiosities during the trekking give different taste on travelling to the Himalaya of Nepal.
After driving near to the Tibetan boarder form Kathmandu we reach to Chautara and passing to the different villages dominated with Gurung, Tamang, chhetri, Sunuwar and many other we reach to 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