Trip Overview

PachPokhari is the perfect combination you can receive for adventure, rich culture, cultural heritage, and pristine mountain views. Located in the mountainous region of Nepal, this place is true bliss. No wonder why it is called ‘Heaven on Earth’. Don’t believe it? Well, then you should come by and witness this amusing creation nature blessed Nepal with. It is neither a normal trek nor a normal destination. Its elevation is 4,100m above sea level which makes trekking fun and a trek to such a mesmerizing place is of the total worth.

In between stunning Himalayan Ranges, the PachPokhari which means five lakes provides a trekking experience in between untouched traditional villages until you reach the base of Mt. Jugal, to the gorgeous destination itself. The trek begins from Chautara of Sindhupalchowk. It is normally taken for as a sacred-pilgrimage trek preferably by the Hindus and Buddhists but, the natural significance it has increased the number of trekkers from all over the world. As you reach the destination, along with the outstanding lakes, you would also receive an astonishing view of some of the snow-capped mountains such as Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), Madiya (6,257m), Rolwaling and Langtang range, Jugal Himal, and many more surrounding the PachPokhari.

The snowy embrace of the rocky hills of the place won’t be easy to forget while the experience you would have with a non-crowded group of people on the trek would be your precious memory for the rest of your life. Along with the trek, you will experience an indescribable aura of the hostile and traditional Sherpa and Tamang ethnic groups along the way. This trek is truly Nepal’s culture and beauty presented before your eyes raw; as it is-untreated and bare. So, we readily invite you to have a lifetime experience of Nepal’s undefinable beauty; PachPokhari giving proper justice to the overall beauty.

WHAT IS PACHPOKHARI? JUST NATURE’S FINEST WORK OF BEAUTY SURROUNDED WITH OTHER SIMILAR CREATIONS…


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Upon your arrival at the heart of the country, Kathmandu valley, our representatives would be welcoming and receiving you from the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the lodge you would be staying in until we officially begin the trek. You would be resting and preparing for the days to come and we would do our best to provide you everything you need and answer all your queries.
Kathmandu has a lot to offer when it comes to sightseeing and exploring heritages. Before the actual trek begins, we would take you upon a full day trip around the Kathmandu valley providing you a glimpse of some worth visiting places. We would continue this trip after the trek ends too so that you experience the valley better.
This morning we have a beautiful 5-hour drive to the little village of Chautara. While small, Chautara is the district headquarter of Sindhupalchowk district and we will camp here tonight, ready to commence walking tomorrow. From our campsite, you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village.
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 Hrs.

Now, the trek begins a steady walk. The trail is moderate and also has an essence of mixed and ethnic settlements. It is a perfect example of how people of different castes and backgrounds are living harmoniously in the hilly region. We cross small streams and the terraced farmlands and we reach our campsite at Sano Okharni, near a pine forest after we ascend from the trial on an easy note. Overnight at the tented camp.

Hiking Duration: 5-6 Hrs.

It is an uphill climbing from Sano Okhareni to Thulo Okhareni which usually takes an hour. After an hour, we reach a steeper trial which we need to climb for around 4-hours. The fascinating trail goes through the dense wood of the rhododendron and pine forest. The trail is popular for the views of the birds and some wild animals. Daphne, the national bird of Nepal is also found here. Then after a gentle walk, we reach a summer pasture ground and we conclude our today’s walk. Overnight at the tented camp.

Hiking Duration: 4-5 Hrs.

The trek goes through the tranquil forest region. Mostly, the trail we walk today lies in the rhododendron woods along with a company of juniper, oak, and pine forest. After a long walk, we can see some of the houses of the nomads for the migrating cattle herders. We reside around this land in Pauwa Bas. Overnight at the tented camp.

  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 Hrs.

Through the steep uphill route, we continually ascend for about 3 hours, but at a gradual pace. Then, from the top of the hill, we start to descend through the steep downhill for about an and half hour. The exciting mountain views from the trail and descend to our campsite at Hile Bhanjyang are viewable from this point. Overnight local lodge.

It is a pretty easy walk today. The beginning of the trail is the steep uphill section for an hour trip. After enjoying the surrounding greenery, we start to climb down for three hours. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forests and rocky hills. We set our camps near the holy-inn that is made for the people on the pilgrimage tour. Overnight at the tented camp.

It is a huge day of the trip. From Narsim, we gradually climb up through the rocky hills and reach to the PachPokhari. It signifies five Lakes that are regarded as the holy lakes for the Hindu people. They also make a pilgrimage trip to this place. They are dedicated to Lord Shiva and a fair is held at the Janai Purnima festival. Small huts are built for the pilgrimage devotees. We spend the rest of the time exploring the Lakes. Overnight at the tented camp.

  • Hiking Duration: 6-7 Hrs.

The journey starts quite early today with the charming views of the mountains. From the top of the PachPokhari, we can see Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and, Langtang Range soundly. Then we retrace to the campsite and pack up the things. Then we descend through the steep trail through the rhododendron forest to Tupi Danda, which is our campsite today. Overnight at the tented camp.

  • Hiking Duration: 4-5 Hrs.

The trekking today goes through the steep downhill trail and the second section goes through the easy trail. Going through the beautiful terraced hillside and gorges, we reach to a small but appealing ethnic settlement of the Tamang people at Dhap. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into the culture, traditions, and architectural prosperity of the local people of the village. Overnight at the tented camps.

    We spend the rest day by trolling around and cleaning ourselves. Visiting the local villages and cultural connection with the common lifestyles of the people. Overnight at the tented camps.

      Hiking Duration: 5-6 Hrs.

      Again, we are walking through the terraced fields and the riverbed of the Indrāvati River. We cross the spectacular villages and also explore the hydroelectric project. We walk down to Tipini and adjoin the roadway. We reach at the Melamchi Bridge Bazaar at the bank of the Melamchi River. It is quite a densely populated place with lodges and an open marketplace. We spend today here. Overnight local lodge.

        Driving Duration: 5-6 Hrs.

        It is journey from Melamchi to Kathmandu that gives you a scenic pleasure throughout the journey. The glimmering views include streams, rivers, lush forests, and the scattered hilly settlements. We are gradually leaving the wonderful mountain landscape and entering into the densely populated Kathmandu city. Then you transfer to the hotel and rest. Overnight at the hotel.

          Continuing the tour around the Kathmandu valley, you will get several opportunities to capture the artistic and the real life of Kathmandu along with its centuries-old monuments reflecting the real history of the country by your eyes as well as capture it through your lens. You will also walk through the oldest supermarket of Kathmandu; Ahsan, Indrachwok, Kilagal, and the hidden Stupa Shreegal. After all places are explored, you will continue walking to Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is famous for all the cultures and traditions it glorifies. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of a living goddess “Kumari”. Durbar square would provide you a glimpse of all of the culture, history, art, architecture, and traditional values prevalent in Kathmandu valley.

           After finishing sightseeing, you will return to your hotel by walking or if you want to experience a rickshaw ride, you can hire a 3 bicycle wheeled means of transportation famous in the Thamel and the Kathmandu durbar square area. After you reach the hotel, you can yourself in packing your luggage and get ready for the next day’s final departure and enjoy some final time with the friends you made along the trip. Overnight in the hotel.

          Finally, the trekking trip comes to end and sadly, this would be the last day we would see and provide our services to you. We would cherish every moment we had with your presence and hope that you would too. Our team members would drop you off at the airport 3 hours before the flight’s time from where you would return to your home state. But, we would love to stay connected and do more such trips together again in the future; looking forward to meeting you again!

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          What is Included?

          • Any kind of transport used in to take you around or toward any destination
          • Hygienic meals three times a day during the trek
          • Accommodations throughout the trip
          • Land transport tickets while driving to start and coming from the endpoint
          • Trekking guides and other supporting crew members
          • Conservation free trekking permit
          • Maps and travelogues by the company
          • All entry fees, external sightseeing costs as well as taxes
          • First-Aid services and health personnel throughout the trip
          • Frequent local treats and tea
          • A set of company merchandise

          What is Excluded?

          • Nepal Visa fee
          • Price of any item you buy out of what we provide
          • Your travel insurance
          • Your health insurance
          • International Airfare
          • Items of personal comfort or privileges
          • Tips for the guides and supporting crew members
          • The maintenance of any of your personal belongings
          • Extra drinks and food other than what would be provided according to company guidelines and package schedule

          Trip Info
          Trip Highlights:

          • The base of Jugal Himal where lies various definitions of natural beauty all around.

          • Ethnic Sherpa and Tamang communities to know about while on the way to experience the PachPokhari.

          • Stunning view of different Mountain ranges with famous snow-capped mountains blessing your eyes.

          • The exceptional feeling of a holy destination with brilliant sceneries that you would love to worship.

          • Proof of Nepal’s raw natural blessing of the Himalayas.

          • Witnessing the original ethnic groups of the mountain region of Nepal.

          • A glimpse of the historic rich cultural heritages.

          • A promising lifetime trekking experience in Nepal.

          • Delightful views at various stops on the way to the endpoint.

          • Acknowledge various rare as well as common and diverse species of plants and animals.

          TREK OVERVIEW

          • Trekking name: PachPokhari Trekking Camp

          • Duration: 15 days

          • Best season: October to May

          • Maximum elevation: 4,100m (the PachPokhari)

          • Trek Grade: Moderate

          • Start point: Kathmandu

          • Endpoint: The PachPokhari

          • Accommodation: Tented camps

          Equipment Checklist

          NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS

          Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.

          • Trekking sticks
          • Quick-drying pants and shorts. 
          • Rainwear (jacket and pants. 
          • Duffle bags
          • Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold

          PERSONAL ITEMS

          CLOTHING

          It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.

          • Warm, insulated jacket or vest
          • Fleece pants
          • Warm hat
          • Bandana (if necessary)
          • Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
          • Socks  (synthetic or wool)
          • Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
          • Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.

          PERSONAL HYGIENE 

          It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.

          • Sunscreen 
          • Sunglasses 
          • Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
          • Baby wipes 
          • Sun hat 
          • Toilet paper
          • Urinary products
          • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes

          TECHNICAL MATERIALS

          To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.

          • Binoculars
          • Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
          • Books/GPS navigators
          • Camera
          • Credit cards/ATM cards

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