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 best glimpse of mountains and the lake from shortest route to replace long itinerary of the same trekking from Chautara side. Chautara is capital of Sindhupalchwok district, from this city – there is one route to start trekking towards panchpokhari.
Where to starts?
Short panchpokhari trekking can be started from multiple places as there is road network developed as of 2022. So the best point to start panchpokhari trekking is at Tuppi danda village. You can drive on four wheeler till Tuppi danda.
If you want to drive to trekking start point by local bus – there is regular local bus service till Deurali or Chhimti. After 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 flowers of rhododendron. But autumn months are also 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.
It is suggested to avoid monsoon trekking in this region but however, winter trekking to panchpokhari will be interesting. The snowy trail might be easier but surely a fun trekking for those who rarely watch snow fall.
Accommodation and food
Trekking trail of panchpokhari 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 separate room in all the tea houses along panchpokhari trekking route. Also the dinning area might be really basic. But with flow of more tourist – this trail has started improving the basic facilities for trekkers.
Keep in mind that panchpokhari trekking is a very basic tea house trek near to Kathmandu.
The five lakes
One of the appealing fact of panchpokhari 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, wide range of Mt langtang and ganesh himal, mountains from Tibet, glacier in distance and deep valley right in front of you.
Trekking trail also offers varieties of experience in this short panchpokhari 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 middles of Rasuwa & sindhupalchowk – this trekking has varieties of options for trekking. Adventure routes like Tilmang pass trekking, panchpokhari circuit trekking, short trekking and easy but long trekking itinerary for Panchpokhari trekking of Sindhupalchowk is amazing.
Trail has been maintained properly, sign post are installed where necessary, you will pass along the villages. Thus trekking to panchpokhari can be customized as per your interest and need for your trip in Nepal.
Recommendation for snacks & water
Trekkers are recommended to take snacks with them as food is basic. Regarding water there are lots of water refill point along the trails and you also can refill water in the tea houses. But make sure you have water purification kit to makes sure you do not get problem with water you must need wile 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 destination of the trek will have few tea houses which will look like a village.
The road condition to get to the trekking start pint of Panchpokhari is not bad at all. Till Melamchi you can drive on black topped road 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 road.
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
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.