Explore one of the most discreet and scenic trek destinations in Central Nepal on the Panch Pokhari Trek. Traverse the pristine Langtang National Park to reach the five holy lakes situated at an altitude of 4100 meters in the Himalayas. The Panch Pokhari Trek is an amalgamation of both adventure and spiritual journey. Acclaimed as the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world, the lakes are mostly visited by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims during Janai Purnima in August.
The 15-day Panch Pokhari Trek commences upon your arrival in Kathmandu. The trip first takes you on a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley where you can explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Afterward, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Chautara village. You’ll gradually trek along with the ethnically rich Sherpa and Tamang villages en route to Panch Pokhari. The first stop you make is in Sano Okhareni and then cross Kami Kharka, Pauwa Bas, Hile Bhanjyang, and Nosyampati to trek through the steep uphill trail to Panch Pokhari. You’ll also encounter many gorges, waterfalls, and rivers en route and walk through the mountainous terrain of Langtang National Park. Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Phurbe Chyakhu (6637m), Rolwaling, and Langtang Himal ranges will also be visible during the trek. From the viewpoint around Panch Pokhari, along with the amazing views of the lakes, you also see Dorje Lakpa, Jugal, Rolwaling, and Langtang mountains. A small Panch Pokhari Temple accompanies the large 5 bodies of water which are frequently visited by the pilgrims. After exploring around the lakes and visiting the temple, you make your back to Melamchi through Tupi Danda and Dhap. Trekking downhill through steep terrain to Melamchi and drive back to Kathmandu. This marks the end of your adventurous journey.