PanchPokhari Trek – 15 Days

The trek to PanchPokhari at the base of JungalHimal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This area offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high altitude holy lakes, sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people.

Trekkers first travel by bus to Chautara, 5 hours northeast of Kathmandu towards the Tibetan border. We travel through a mixture of beautiful mountain scenery and the terraced fields and characteristic houses of rural villages from different ethnic groups.

On your first night, you will experience life in the village homes of Sherpa and Tamang people and your guide will give a short talk on trekking, altitude sickness and the highlights of the trek. These include the holy Five Lakes, the incredible Himalayan scenery and the life style of nomadic people unchanged by time. The unusual climatic and geographical mix makes this area a naturalist’s dream and a mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures.

This trek starts from 1,450m and goes up to 4,100m at PanchPokhari, a secluded pilgrimage site where the JanaiPurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this site each year. This is a very spectacular and spiritual trek.

The top of PanchPokhari (4,100m) offers an excellent view of JugalHimal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu.
This trek can be done all year round except during the monsoon seasons. This trek can also combine with a rafting tour.