The Complete Guide to Panch Pokhari Trek

The Panch Pokhari Trek is an exciting, off-the-beaten-path journey located in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal, which takes adventurers through beautiful rhododendron forests, traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, and scenic terraced fields. The trek is named after the group of five holy lakes, known as Panch Pokhari, located at an altitude of 4,100 meters. This site is one of the less explored trekking destinations in Nepal, and it offers a rare cultural experience alongside breathtaking mountain views.


  • DAY 1 - Drive to Bhotang Village (1800 meters)

    You will begin your journey from Kathmandu early in the morning after breakfast. The drive to Bhotang Village will take approximately 6-8 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Along the way, you will be treated to stunning views of green terrains, beautiful mountains, and local settlements.

    Upon arriving in Bhotang Village, take some time to explore the surroundings and get acquainted with the local culture and lifestyle. You will be staying overnight at a local guest house, where you can enjoy a traditional Nepalese dinner.

  • DAY 2 - Trek to Nasimpati

    After breakfast, start your trek towards Nasimpati. The trek will take you through lush greenery, terraced fields, and picturesque landscapes. Enjoy the natural beauty of the region as you make your way to Nasimpati.
    You will have a lunch break at a scenic spot along the way. Afterward, continue your trek, relishing the stunning views of the mountains and the peaceful ambiance of the trail.
    In the evening, you will arrive at Nasimpati, where you will spend the night in tents under the starry sky.

  • DAY 3 - Trek to Panch Pokhari Lakes (4100 meters)

    After breakfast, set out on a slightly challenging trek to Panch Pokhari. The trail will involve some elevation gain, but the reward will be the breathtaking views of the five sacred lakes at Panch Pokhari. Take your time to enjoy the serene beauty of the azure blue lakes and the majestic Himalayan range in the background. This area holds significant religious and cultural importance for the locals.
    You will spend the night camping near the lakes, surrounded by nature's tranquility.

  • DAY 4 - Trek down to Bhotang village

    In the morning, wake up to a mesmerizing sunrise over the lakes. After breakfast, begin your descent back to Bhotang Village. The trek downhill will be less demanding, allowing you to soak in the scenic beauty along the way. Take breaks as needed and enjoy the peaceful environment of the mountains.

  • DAY 5 - Drive to Kathmandu

    Start your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on your return journey to Kathmandu. As you drive through the scenic countryside, make sure to capture the last glimpses of the tranquil landscapes that have been your home for the past few days.



 What's Included

   ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis

   AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).

   WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.

  Permits : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including MCAP and special permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee

   STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.

   MAP: Trekking map of the trek

   MEMBER TRANSPORTATION  : Land Transportation Kathmandu

   MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.

   FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.

   DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.

   Guide : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.

   PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.

   STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.

   MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

   Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.

 What's Not Included

  NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).

  LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).

  EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

  INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.

  RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)

  PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.

  PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.

  TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.

  FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.

  INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.

  EXTRA PORTER : $35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).

  TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.

  EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

 Mandatory Documents

  Identification document

  Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)

 Cancellation Policy

  More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.

  In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.

  Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.

 Frequently Asked question

Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.

On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.

Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.

Yes, depending on your trek's region, you'll need permits like the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card and regional conservation or national park permits. Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork and permits for you.

Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.

Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.

Yes, Kathmandu offers several rental shops where you can rent or buy trekking gear. If you're missing something, it's likely you'll find it here. However, for personal comfort, we recommend bringing specialized items like hiking boots from home.

Accommodation varies depending on the trek's route. In popular trails like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, you'll find well-maintained teahouses offering basic amenities. However, in remote areas, the facilities might be more basic. Camping may also be part of certain trekking routes.

Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.

  Group Size : 2-15 pax

  Max Altitude : 4,190m

 Difficulty :

  Distance :

  Best Season : Spring/Autumn

  Region : Sindhupalchowk

  Download Pdf Itinerary