Paanch Pokhari is a group of 5 holy lakes in the Sindhupalchok District of Nepal. It is the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. ‘Paanch’ means five and “Pokhari” means the pond. In English, Paanch Pokhari can be called as ‘Five Ponds’ which are the sacred ponds. This pond lies at the height of 4,100m from the sea level.
Paanch Pokhari offers an excellent view of the Himalaya and pristine nature with distinct culture as it’s attraction of the trek. Bhadra Purnima is the day of great importance here during which huge numbers of devotees visit here in traditional dresses.
Duration: 8 days
Grade: Moderate to
Max. Altitude: 4,100 meters
Hiking hours: An average of 7-8
hours in a day
Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1,336 meters
Representative from EWT will receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel.
Dinner on own.
We will visit a UNESCO Heritage site; Boudhanath Stupa, which lies approximately 6 km north east from central Kathmandu, which was probably built in the 14th century. Located at the valley floor, Boudhanath Stupa is considered a jewel point in the center of a natural mandala, a store of sacred energy. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. The site was damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Thanks to the united efforts of the community, it has been restored to its full glory. We will have lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking the scenic stupa site.
In the afternoon we will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, also a UNESCO Heritage site. It is a famous and sacred Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Non Hindus are restricted from entering the main temple and so will be going around the cremation spot. You can see the richly ornamented pagoda house with the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva.
In the evening pack and get ready for the trek tomorrow. Pack a bag you need for the trek and you can leave the rest at the hotel/ EWT office.
Dinner on own.
Drive from Kathmandu to Bhotang 1,800 m (6-7 hours). Overnight in Bhotang.
Hike to Norshyang Pati 3,700 m. Overnight in Norshyang Pati
Hike to Paanch Pokhari 4,100 m and hike back to Norshyang Pati. Overnight at Norshyang Pati.
Hike down to Bhotang and spend the night at Bhotang.
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu &
- tea houses during the
- Meals: Bed & breakfast in
- Kathmandu, all meals
- during the trek.
- Transportation: Included
- Entry/ Permit fee: Included
- Guide: Included
- • International air fare
- • Visa fee
- • Laundry and dry cleaning services
- • Water, Beverages & Snacks outside of scheduled itinerary in Kathmandu and during the trek
- • Tips to guide and porter
- • Internet and phone facilities
- • Insurance and emergency rescue
- • Personal trekking equipment (available on hire)
- • Trip cancellation insurance
- • Any cost outside of scheduled itinerary