This trek route is a new experience to five holy lakes through untouched traditional villages in spectacular Himalayan landscapes. This trek to Panch Pokhari at the base of Jugal Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This area, northeast of Kathmandu 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 Buddhist and Hindu people.
Trekkers first travel by bus to Chautara, five 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 1,400m and goes up to 4,000m at Panch Pokhari, a seldom visited 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 Panch Pokhari (4100m) offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwalling Range, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. This trek can be done all year round except for the monsoon months and can be combined with a rafting tour.
Day 01: Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu (1350m.) – Chautara (1200m)
Day 04: Chautara-Phusre (2045m.)
Day 05: Phurse-Kami kharka (2845m.)
Day 06: Kami Kharka -Pauwa Bas (3000m)
Day 07: Pauwa Bas-Hille Bhanjyang (3400m)
Day 08: Hille Bhanjyang – Nasim Pati(3700m.)
Day 09: Nasim Pati- Panchpokhari (five lakes) (4100m)
Day 10: Panchpokhari- Nasimpati (3700m.)
Day 11: Nasimpati-Dukang (2100m.)
Day 12: Dukang – Dhap (1200 m)
Day 13: Dhap – Melamchipul (800m)
Day 14: Melamchi Pul Bazaar – drive to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure.