Paanch Pokhari Trek

7 Days
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Sindhupalchowk
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 4100 m
  • March-May and Sep-Nov


The Panch Pokhari trek is a sacred journey to the northern region of the Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal. The trek is named after the five sacred Hindu lakes that it leads to, which is also considered as a pilgrimage site for Buddhist followers. This trek is relatively new and unexplored, offering a pristine and untouched natural beauty to its visitors. The trek offers a chance to see the incredible natural beauty of snowy peaks, picturesque landscapes, and rich ethnic cultures of the indigenous people.

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the village of Simpal. The road passes through picturesque landscapes of rivers, village settlements, streams, green hills, and natural beauty. From Simpal, the trek takes you to Kami Kharka, where the landscape is unspoiled and alluring, offering a fresh and untouched scenery. Along the way, you will get a chance to experience the culture of the Newari community, Brahmin, Chhetri, and the Gurung community. The major highlights of the Panch Pokhari trek include countryside forests, mid-hill terrains, glaciers, rivers, streams, stunning mountain views, valleys, and villages along the trail.

Once you reach Panch Pokhari, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the five sacred lakes and majestic mountain views of the Gauri Shankar range, Dorje Lakla, Jugal Hima, and Rolwing Himal range. If you trek during the monsoon, you will be able to see beautiful waterfalls, ancient caves, and astonishing views of valleys and wildflowers. The Panch Pokhari trail is unspoiled and the villages along the way are not densely populated, allowing for an authentic experience of nature, culture, and climate. Additionally, Panch Pokhari is located in close proximity to the Langtang Region, allowing trekkers to also visit the Langtang Valley and the holy Gosaikunda lake

Paanch Pokhari Trek Highlights

  • Take in the breathtaking scenery on the drive from Kathmandu to Simpal village, passing by rivers, countryside forests, and mid-hill terrain.
  • Discover the unique cultures and customs of the Gurung, Magar, Newar, and Chhetri communities along the trek.
  • Explore the lesser-known and unspoiled trekking routes in the Langtang valley.
  • Visit the sacred five Hindu lakes at the end of the trek.
  • Glimpse the majestic peaks of Gauri Shankar range, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal range, and Rolwaling Himalayan range.
  • Observe the diverse array of wildflowers and rich biodiversity. -Experience exotic flora and fauna along the way.


After we have finished our breakfast, we will embark on an excursion to the village of Bhotang. We will be traveling by a local transportation mode called the rough terrain express, which will take us through the Melamchi bazaar and alongside the Indravati River. The journey will take around 6 to 7 hours, during which we will gradually make our way to Bhotang town. Once we arrive, we will spend the night at a nearby lodging.

After having our morning breakfast, we will begin our trek up the mountain. The path will be a steep one made of stone and we will pass by rivers, lush vegetation, diverse wildlife, and rocky outcroppings as we climb. The trek will take approximately 7 to 8 hours and upon reaching our destination, we will stay overnight at Nosyampati in a homestay. This overnight stay will allow us to fully take in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and will be a great opportunity to rest and recharge before continuing our journey.

After a short morning warm-up, we will set out to reach Panch Pokhari, a journey that will take us around 3 to 4 hours of a gentle walk. Once we arrive, we will spend the entire day exploring the area, including a climb up to the ridge where we will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the five sacred lakes. After a full day of sightseeing, we will trek back down to Nosyampati and spend the night there.

We will be descending from nosyampati to Bhotang, taking in the sights of nearby streams, wilderness, lush forests, and the beautiful landscapes along the way. The descent will take around 6 to 7 hours, during which we will make our way down to Bhotang town. Once we arrive, we will spend the night in Bhotang, allowing us to rest and recover before continuing our journey. The overnight stay in Bhotang will also provide us with an opportunity to explore the town and its surroundings.

After having our morning breakfast, we will begin the drive back to Kathmandu. We will be passing through the Melamchi bazaar where we will make a stop to grab some lunch before continuing on with the drive. After a few hours, we will arrive in Kathmandu, where we will take a vehicle to our hotel. We will spend the night at the hotel, resting and relaxing after our long journey, before we head back to our respective homes. The overnight stay in the hotel will provide a comfortable accommodation for us to rest and recover, before we embark on our next adventure.



  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation


  • Any food, deserts and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section


Best Seasons

Spring and autumn are the optimum times for Paanch Pokhari Trek. Spring is in March, April, and May, and Autumn is in September, October, and November in Nepal.

After winter, Nepal’s spring is the pre-monsoon season. This is when nature regains its charm. In spring, Langtang’s natural beauty peaks. New plants and trees flourish along the Paanch Pokhari Trek route. In spring, Langtang has fresh, clear weather. You’ll see mountain ranges from the trails. Rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower, blooms now. Walking, you may smell its fresh scent. Overall, Spring is Trekkers’ favorite season. Spring temperatures at Langtang Paanch Pokhari are 10-20 degrees. The weather is good for hiking. In late May, it may rain. So be prepared.

Autumn is the best time for Paanch Pokhari Trek. The season is it. Fall weather and skies are usually clear. Now is a good moment to photograph the Langtang Himalayas. The weather is pleasant as you trek to Paanch Pokhari. Autumn midday temperatures in Paanch Pokhari are 10-15 degrees. Weather is pleasant and good for hiking. Autumn is Nepal’s festival season. So, it’s the holiday season. In this month, Nepal celebrates Dashain and Tihar. You can attend festivals if you like. Autumn has beautiful sky and better views of the mountains and scenery. In early September, it rains. So, pack your hiking gear.

People and Lifestyle

Along the way, you’ll see a number of Tamang villages. Speaking with warm locals is a great way to learn about Tamang beliefs and practices in all areas, including religion.

On the trail to Paanch Pokhari, you’ll pass through a number of villages, each with its own history and way of life. The Tamanags and Sherpas that live there have Tibetan cultural influences, and their villages reflect this. You’ll learn about the traditions of a people who have gone without modern conveniences for generations.

Recommended Gears for the Trek

The Paanch Pokhari Trek can be appropriate and pleasant if you are geared up with a proper packing list. Therefore, being prepared with the packing list prior to the trek comes in handy.

The necessary packing list for the trek are mentioned under the following points:


  • Jackets (Windproof or Down)
  • Waterproof outerwear
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen hat or cap
  • Pair of gloves
  • Shoes
  • Tracksuits and trouser
  • Trekking boot
  • Towel


  • Bags
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, binocular and mobile phones
  • Extra batteries or power bank
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Headlamp and torch
  • Trekking Sticks
  • Lighters
  • Whistle
  • Toilet papers and tissue papers


As one of Nepal’s most well-known hiking routes, the Paanch Pokhari hike is always a good bet. Stunning forests, meadows, and lakes may be seen along the walk. The path may have its difficulties, but it’s well worth it to reach the end. You can finish your hike by ascending a mountain and catching a glimpse of the sunrise from the peak. The hike to Paanch Pokhari is one that you won’t soon forget.

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Paanch Pokhari Trek
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