Short Panchpokhari trekking in Sindhupalchwok

7 Days

There are 2 famous Panchpokhari trekking routes in Nepal. One at Ramechhap along numbur cheese circuit trail and another at Sindhupalchowk. Panchpokhari lake trek at Sindhupalchok is near to the capital city – Kathmandu.

Short Panchpokhari trekking will give the best glimpse of mountains and the lake from the shortest route to replace the long itinerary of the same trekking from Chautara side. Chautara is the capital of Sindhupalchwok district, from this city – there is one route to start trekking towards panch pokhari.

winter Short panchpokhari trekking
Panchpokhari trekking in winter can be best thing to do in this short trekking tour in Sindhupalchok

Where to starts?

  Short panch pokhari trekking can be started from multiple places as there is a road network developed as of 2022. So the best point to start panch pokhari trekking is at Tuppi danda village. You can drive on a four wheeler till Tuppi danda.  

starting point of Short panchpokhari trekking at Tuppi danda
Panchpokhari trekking starting point near Deurali village-You can take bus till this place

  If you want to drive to the trekking start point by local bus – there is regular local bus service till Deurali or Chhimti. After the bus you can start walking on the panchpokhari trekking trail.  

What is the best time to trek to Panchpokhari trekking?

If you are trekking to Panchpokhari in the spring – it is best to see the flowers of rhododendron. But autumn months are also the best time to trek to panchpokhari.

Trekking to Nepal has always been best in these spring & autumn seasons. But due to global warming spring has changed as March to June and autumn is ranged in between late September to late November.

trident of shiva seen on the trail
Every year during the month of august Panchpokhari in Sindhupalchok witness huge flow of pilgrimage for janaipurnima festival

  It is suggested to avoid monsoon trekking in this region but however, winter trekking to panch pokhari will be interesting. The snowy trail might be easier but surely a fun trek for those who rarely watch snow fall.  

Accommodation and food

Trekking trail of panch pokhari has not been as famous as trekking in other parts of Nepal – thus accommodation and food in the region is basic.

You will not get a separate room in all the tea houses along panch pokhari trekking route. Also the dining area might be really basic. But with the flow of more tourists – this trial has started improving the basic facilities for trekkers.

tea houses along the trail at Short panchpokhari trekking route
Panchpokhari tea house trekking can only provide you the basic accommodation – at Nesam Pati

  Keep in mind that panch pokhari trekking is a very basic tea house trek near to Kathmandu.  

The five lakes

view of five lakes seen during winter
5 lakes of Panchpokhari Sindhupalchok

  One of the appealing facts of panch pokhari trekking is the 5 compartments of the lakes seen from the view point. From the view point top – you will be able to see 5 lakes in one picture, a wide range of Mt langtang and ganesh himal, mountains from Tibet, glaciers in distance and deep valleys right in front of you.  

five lakes frozen at panchpokhari
seen from the view point of Panchpokhari trek – Langtang range

  Trekking trail also offers varieties of experience in this short panch pokhari trekking trip. Dense forest, no tree line zone, lakes, mountains, villages and experience of walking on the snow is a lot to see in this kind of short trekking trips in Nepal.  

Trekking variation of Panchpokari trekking of Sindupalchowk.

As Panchpokhari lies in the middle of Rasuwa & sindhupalchowk – this trekking has varieties of options for trekking. Adventure routes like Tilmang pass trekking, panch pokhari circuit trekking, short trekking and easy but long trekking itinerary for Panchpokhari trekking of Sindhupalchowk are amazing.

Trail has been maintained properly, sign posts are installed where necessary, you will pass along the villages. Thus trekking to panch pokhari can be customized as per your interest and need for your trip in Nepal.

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Recommendation for snacks & water

Trekkers are recommended to take snacks with them as food is basic. Regarding water there are lots of water refill points along the trails and you also can refill water in the tea houses. But make sure you have a water purification kit to make sure you do not get problems with water you must need while trekking.

In some places you might have to pay for water, it is fine as people need to carry water from long way down. In winter they use snow to make water.

Villages & Road condition

Trekking start point has properly settled villages. But once you get to the jungle near Tuppi danda that will be the last village before you get into the dense jungle of pine, rhododendron, bamboo etc.

You do not really trek that much along the ancient villages but there are huts in between the camps and the destination of the trek will have few tea houses which will look like a village.

The road condition to get to the trekking start point of Panchpokhari is not bad at all. Till Melamchi you can drive on black topped roads and after Melamchi the road is graveled as of 2022. But the local government is allocating more budget to improve the road all thaw way to Deurali. After Deurali and Chimti the road is more rough all the way to tuppi danda. Tuppi danda is the end of the road.

trekking guide for Short panchpokhari trekking
Chhprten seen during our Panchpokhari trekking

Outline itinerary for Short panchpokhari trekking in Sindhupalchwok Nepal

  • Day 01 Arrival
  • Day 02 Drive to Tuppi Danda
  • Day 03 Trek to Nashyampati 3700 meters
  • Day 04 Trek to Panchpokhari 4100 meters
  • Day 05 Trekking down to Tuppi danda
  • Day 06 Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 07 Departure

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Day 1 :

On arrival Nepalgram representative will receive you at international airport and help you to check in to your hotel.

We will take bus from Kathmandu to Melamchi and then Melamchi to Deurali before hiking to Tuppi danda for the night stay.

Hiking along the jungle with uphill and flat terrain, crossing the river on suspension bridge is fun thing to do in Panchpokhari trekking with Nepalgram.

From Nisam pati, hike to Panchpokhari is about 4 hours. From the beginning of the trek we will be trekking by the beautiful mountains. We stay overnight at Panchpokhari and hike to view point next morning.

After beautiful hike to Panchpokhari view point to see 5 lakes and the range of Langtang range we will start trekking back down to Tuppi danda. It is a long walk about 8 hours.

We will take bus back to Kathmandu in the morning.

Nepalgram representative will drop you at international airport.

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, Langtang National park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.

Cost excludes for Melamchi Panchpokhari Trekking

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, Except tea with breakfast
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Short Panchpokhari trekking in Sindhupalchwok

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