Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek

This trek is the recently opened non tourist trekking destination in Nepal. The Panch Pokhari trek is through untouched traditional village in stunning Himalayan Range and beautiful landscapes. This trek offers pristine mountains views, rich culture, genuine adventure, bio diversity, natural beauty. The high altitude holy lakes are secret to Buddhist and Hindu peoples. You have great and closer views of Langtang Range, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himal and other snow-capped peaks. 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.
Moreover lots of historical places, religious places, Caves and naturally beautiful lakes are other important things for noble experience. The 9th highest altitude wetland in the world, Panch Pokhari is source of peace, brotherhood and solace where thousands of pilgrims come on every Janai Purnima from surrounding villages and lots of Shamans (witch doctor) in a special costume visit which is really notable. This is also very significant part of this trek. On the way to this trek, there is very important historical place-Dukhang (Haveli) where so called kingly Kaji rulers used to live 172 years ago and which is noticeable through the ancient art of the building and infrastructure. And most of the history can be revealed through the attached calligraphy. It is said that the Kaji family was linked with Rana rulers to rule the local people of this place.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our SNFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private car. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara 1418m with local bus (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 4: Trek from Chautara to Phurse 2218m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 5: Trek from Phurse to Kami Kharka 2985m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 6: Trek from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas 3315m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 7: Trek from Pauwa Bas to Hille Banjyang 3720m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 8: Trek from Hille Banjyang to Nasim Pati 3631m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 9: Trek from Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari 4060m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Exploring Five Lakes and surrounding hills. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek from Panch Pokhari to Nasim Pati 3631m (3/4 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek from Nasim Pati to Dukang 2310m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek from Dukang to Dhap 1250m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Trek from Dhap to Melamchi Pul 870m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Drive from Melamchi Pul to Kathmandu with local bus (4/5 hours) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 16: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private car. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 17: Departure to International Airport

What’s included in the Cost:
Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, medicine.
#  Food During Trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea or Coffee each time one Item on the choice from the menu.
# Teahouse/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
# Trekking Permit
# Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

Note: This is for full board Trekking Package. We offer different packages with different services.

The cost are not included:
# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
# Foods in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gears
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Equipments list

Good standard trekking boots
Camping shoes/thongs
Socks-polypropylene
Down Jacket
Fleece
T-shirts
Trekking trousers
Shorts (both casual and for treks)
Swim wear
Sun Hat
Woollen Hat
Nylon Windbreaker
Gloves
Gaters
Strong Rucksack
Sleeping Bag
Water Bottle
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap
Toilet paper
Sun block
Travel Towel
Wet-wipes
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
Sunglasses
Binoculars
Camera & lenses
Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
Altimeter
Compass
Book/music player/pack of cards
Padlock
A plastic bag for waste
Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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