Panch Pokhari Exploration (Non Tourist Area) Camping Trek 17 Days
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.
Highest elevation: 4060m
Trek style: Camping Trek Only
Major attraction: Panch Pokhari (Five lakes), very fresh destination near the Kathmandu, naturally, culturally, traditionally enriched, wonderful adventure, waterfalls, endangers wild lives, lots of beautiful flowers, invaluable medicinal herbal plants, colorful and unique way of lifestyle on the whole trek, Buddhist monasteries and Hindus temples, typical and interesting dialect and civilization etc.
Minimum 4 participants in group
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our SFT 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
Our Tour Package Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights ccommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* All transportation.
* Necessary permits.
* All Camping Equipments(Tents) and Kitchen equeipments
* Tourist service charge, Vat.
* Office Service charge.
* Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.
Grade: (Moderate to strenuous) [ Explain ]
|Start date||End date||Availability|
|Trip is available|
|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Standard||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|3 Star||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|4-5 Star||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.