Ace Holiday Treks

Panch Pokhari Trek

14 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
1 - 20
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar to May, Sep to Nov
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route


    • Discover the emotional sanctuaries of the "Five Holy Lakes," each echoing the whispers of nature.
    • Encounter emotional richness in traditional villages, fostering connections with local communities and weaving cultural threads into the trek.
    • Feel the spiritual pulse of Panch Pokhari, where the lakes and sacred surroundings invite contemplation and a deep connection with the natural world.
    • Revel in the emotional highs of breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, achieved through challenging ascents and soul-rewarding descents.


Anonymous  for several centuries, W.H. Tilman was the first European to venture for a trek to Panchpokhari. Panchpokhari Trek is an alternative trek in Nepal towards the  sensational adventure to the sacred Panchpokhari lakes. Pilgrimage embark on a trek to Panchpokhari  especially during monsoon season in the sacred thread wearing festival namely,  Janai Purnima which occurs in Nepali month of Bhadra and coincides with month of August.

You are cordially invited to get ready for a  14days trek to  Panchpokhari. Get enmeshed into the ecstasy of venturing throughout  the mesmerizing journey into five lakes located at the foothill of Jugal Mountain. Leaving Kathmandu, we will head northeast and drive for about 5hours to reach Chautara which is the Headquarter of Sindhupalchowk district. Chautara is the starting point for trekking in Panchpokhari.

The trail proceeds through river, forest of juniper, pine, rhododendron, bamboo and other alpine flowers where we can get the opportunity of enjoying the views of Himalayan Wildlife. We will climb to the forested ridge and observe the scenic mountain views of Jugal Himal Range, Gaurishankar and Dorje Lakpa. Walking along the trail decorated with prayer flags and chortens, we will pass through the white coloured houses of Tamang and Sherpa ethnics at Nasimpati. Then, we will reach Panchpokhari after climbing Laurebinayak Pass.

Panchpokhari lake carries a profound religious significance. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Jugal Himal Range, Gosaikunda and Rolwaling Himal Range from Panchpokhari. Return trail will be through Nasimpati and Dukhang to Melamchipul .It is from here that  we will drive back to Kathmandu.Trek Panchpokhari is the least crowded trekking route and it can be taken throughout the year. 

Trip Itinerary

As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, a  representative from Trekking will receive you. Soon as you are done with  your custom formalities ,our representative will take you to the luxurious hotel. There you will get a brief explanation about the 14days Panchpokhari Trek and then enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening. 

We will leave our hotel early in the morning and head towards the northeast of Kathmandu. We will travel  328km  in about 5hrs until we each Chautara, the Headquarter of Sindhupalchowk district.Chautara has all these facilities  of bank and lodges . We will find the appropriate hotel in Chautara and stay overnight.

Phusre is the scenic yet small village located at 2045m altitude. We will cross the river and take the steep climb to reach Phusre which is the small village of Tamang ethnics. Although the route  will be tiresome, it will reward us with views of Gaurishankar, Dorjelakpa and other mountains and peaks
As you go past Phusre village, we will take a steep climb through the forested ridge. Walking along the forest of pine and blooming rhododendrons, we will reach the top of ridge .There we catch glances of Jugal Himal Range, Gaurishankar and Dorje Lakpa. Ascending further, we will reach meadow at Kamikharka where we will stay overnight.

On this day, we will cross a rather plain land.  Here we can catch sight of dispersed and temporary settlement of nomads. We will follow the trail through forest to Pauwabas where we will stay overnight. Devotees on their trek to Panchpokhari stop in  the rest house at Pauwabas.

The trail runs further through the forest of bamboo, rhododendron, pine and oak towards the top of ridge where Hilebhanjyang is located. At the top of Hilebhanjyang , you will get to encounter the village where mixed ethnic groups live together. We will enjoy the sight of cascading waterfall and river valley from Hilebhanjyang.
After an early breakfast, we will walk past a trail that moves through the forest. Later, we will arrive at the vast open expanse of land that offers striking views of Jugal Himal Range and Gaurishankar Himal. We will stay overnight at Nasimpati.

We will reach our destination ;Panchpokhari on this day. Panchpokhari is a very  religiously significant trek. The region holds altogether five different lakes lying adjacent to each other and thus it was named Panchpokhari ,which means Five Lakes. We will pass through Laurebina Pass to PanchPokhari. Jugal Himal Range, Gosaikunda and Rolwaling Himal Range can be seen from Panchpokhari. Great fare is organized in Janai Purnima which roughly is in  the month of August.

Our return trek begins on 9th day. We will cross Laurebinayak Pass and retrace our route through forest to Nasimpati.
The trail runs through forest of pine, juniper, bamboo and other alpine flowers for about six hours just before reaching Dukhang. We will walk through the trail decorated with prayer flags and chortens to reach Dukhang which is populated by ethnic Tamangs and Sherpas.
After a short descent, we will reach Indrawati River. Walking along Indrawati River, we will proceed through the crop fields towards Dhap, a Tamang Village. We will stay overnight at Dhap.
Past the Indrawati River, we will move in and out of scenic villages and cross the terraced fields. We will view Hydropower Project in Melamchi and proceed through tea houses to Melamchipul Bazaar. Here we will stay overnight
We will take a 4 hour ride to Kathmandu .Here we will stay at a hotel.
You will have your assistance in your last moment preparation. Afterwards, our representative will take you to International Airport . It’s from this place that you will move to your next destination.
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    • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
    • Accommodation in a Three-Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
    • A guided tour of Kathmandu.
    • All necessary permits for trekking
    • Full board during the trek, which means meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
    • The trek includes a guide and porters, who will receive daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance, and medical insurance (only for field staff/porters).
    • A group dinner upon arrival or departure, with a briefing about the trek.
    • A comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide during the entire trek.
    • Private vehicles for sightseeing tours based on the group size, accompanied by a city guide.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal visa and medical/travel insurance are not included.
    • Meals in Kathmandu and personal expenses like laundry are not covered.
    • If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu or during treks (where available), there's an additional cost.
    • Emergency evacuation, whether by any means of transportation or helicopter service, is an extra expense.
    • You need to bring your personal trek gear, including sleeping bags, duvet/down jackets, and kit/duffel bags.
    • Additional snacks, refreshments, and drinking water are at your own cost.
    • If you have to return early from the trek due to personal reasons or sickness, you'll need to cover the extra expenses yourself (can be claimed from your insurance).
    • Bring a personal medical kit based on your doctor's advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Panch Pokhari Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. The trails are well-defined, but there are some steep ascents and descents.

The Panch Pokhari Trek typically takes around 10 to 12 days, depending on the specific itinerary and starting/ending points. This duration includes trekking, acclimatization days, and exploration of the Panch Pokhari lakes.

Teahouses are available along the Panch Pokhari Trek route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, facilities may be more basic compared to popular trekking regions like the Annapurna and Everest.

The Panch Pokhari region is culturally rich with influences from Tamang and Sherpa communities. Trekkers can visit local villages, monasteries, and experience the unique traditions and lifestyle of the people in the Langtang region.

Yes, the Panch Pokhari Trek can be done independently, and hiring a guide and porter is optional. The trails are relatively well-marked, and teahouses provide basic support. However, having a guide can enhance the experience and provide local insights.
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