Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari Trek Overview

Overview- Panch Pokhari, 9th highest wetland in a world, is really a very unique and glorious place of Nepal to explore. Even though it’s newly opened people these days are quite enjoying this place for trekking. Panch Pokhari lies at the altitude of 4010m and is magnificently situated on the base of jugal Himal. Panch Pokhari is located in north east region of sindupalchok district. Surrounded by beautiful Himalayas like Dorje Lakpa, Madiya, and Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal etc. the way to Panch Pokhari is filled with sacred and pristine group of 5 glacial lake. Panch Pokhari is believed to be group of holy lakes that Is why numbers of people visit the place on the occasion of Janai Purnima. You can see unique culture and lifestyle of native people specially Tamang and Sherpa with their great hospitality. Panch Pokhari is a very peaceful, untouched, and a very religious place with a spiritual journey.

Best season to visit Panch Pokhari

Like most of the places in Nepal best time to visit Panch Pokhari is certainly in spring (March- May) and autumn (September- November). The days are warmer and have suitable temperature. You can enjoy the view of clear and blue sky, flowers blooming everywhere, especially Rhododendrons. There is rainfall in Monsoon making the roads slippery and muddy. It is more risky to trek in monsoon and summer as you have high risk of floods, landslides and avalanches. Weather is comparatively harsh in winter as it experience lots of snowfall and trails are snowy and hazy limiting your views.

Packing List

Clothing and equipment
Clothing is very important factor to consider whenever you are traveling or trekking somewhere. Here are some ideas for your packing. Since Panch Pokhari is short trek you can only pack few pairs of clothing.
Sleeping bag buff
Backpack gloves
Daypack beanies
Raincoats hats
Waterproof pants sunglasses
Waterproof jackets torchlights
Trekking trousers charger/adapters/power bank Trekking shorts tissue rolls/ trash bags Hiking boots water bottle/ water purifier Hiking shocks travel towel
Fleece jackets wash kit
Down fold jacket safety kit
Long/short sleeved t-shirt trekking poles
Thermals tops/bottoms camera
Slippers money/cash
Underwear passport
Passport sized photographs suns cream, Lip balm

Safety/security/fitness

Panch Pokhari is not so risky yet very adventurous trek. However you have to walk for 4-5 hours per day which can be quite challenging. You need to prepare yourself before starting your journey. You can do light running, jogging and simple exercises to increase your muscle strength. Even though Panch Pokhari lies in such altitude, one suffering from Altitude sickness is very rare. The route to Panch Pokhari increases gradually and very slowly in height giving people enough time to adjust themselves. However staying hydrated throughout the way is very important. You can still travel if you are moderately sick but you need to postpone your journey if you are severely sick or have heart, lungs problem.

Other requirements

Travel insurance – You can always purchase your own travel insurance. It usually cost around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. It is important to mention or cover high altitudes since trekkers sometime really needs to be evacuated from helicopter. Travel Insurance depends on the details you have provided that’s why it’s important to notify them earlier about the altitudes you will be reaching. You can get your travel insurance from travel agencies or insurance company itself.

Visas/passports – foreigners other than Indians need to have valid visas and passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must hold minimum 6 months of validity to enter. You can get your Nepalese visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather of Panch Pokhari
The average temperature during autumn in Panch Pokhari is 10-20 degree Celsius, while it can fall around 5-3 degree Celsius at night. In spring the average temperature is around 10-23 degree while it can fall around 5 degree Celsius at night. In winter the average temperature gets 6-10 degree Celsius and can fall around 0 to -5 minus degree Celsius.
Foods and accommodation
Accommodation- Panch Pokhari is completely off beaten and untouched part of Nepal. The difficulties in terms of roads, food and accommodation can be quite challenging. In lower altitudes you can find some teahouses to take rest and stay overnight. However once you start getting on higher altitudes you have to do camping. The teahouses meets your simple necessities. It provides two single beds in one room with mattress, pillow and blanket. You may have to use shared toilets and bathrooms. During the peak seasons most of the teahouses are already packed so you have to do the booking early. Teahouses here can cost you 250-500 NRS depending on the season. Food- in the way to Panch Pokhari the most served and available food will be Nepali traditional food Dal, Bhat and seasonal vegetables. Some teahouses do have noodles, pasta, breads and eggs for breakfast. The crops are very healthy and hygienic. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are found in teahouses. Meals can cost you 150-200 NRS in average while breakfast, tea and water can cost you 70-80 NRS.
Permits/fees
Langtang national park permit- this permit is mandatory for all of us if we want to continue our journey. It cost 30$ for all foreigners and 15$ for SAARC countries TIMs- this permit is too mandatory for all trekkers. This include details of trekker in case of emergencies. It cost 20$ for solo traveler. 10$ for trekking in groups. 3 and 6$ for SAARC countries for individual and group trekkers respectively
Guides and porters
Guides are completely your choice here because route to Panch Pokhari is way too easy and you can easily get right directions. However if you want to hire guides they can certainly make your journey more enjoyable. They may charge you around 20-25$ per day. Porters are more than happy to serve you by carrying your stuff. If you don’t have much things then you can just carry it yourself. Porters may charge you around 15-20$ per day.
Transportation
Bus- bus Is always a best option provided. It helps us save our money and the journey can also be very memorable. There is a bus available from Kathmandu to Bhotang which will take you around 10 hours. You have to change the bus in different places. However from Bhotang you can start your trek. Airplane- there is no domestic airport available between Kathmandu and Panch Pokhari so the only flight you can take is to land Kathmandu
Communication and electronic
Communication facility is provided in some places of Panch Pokhari. However it is to be recommended to use local sim cards for call and internet services. Electricity is mostly found in lower altitudes and gets rarer as we move up. So it’s better so bring extra batteries, charger and power banks.

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