5 Lakes Adventure
5 Lakes Trekking adventure!
This is the trek to five pristine and sacred lakes called Panch Pokhari (5 lakes). Located to the north of Kathmandu beyond Helambu area, on the lap of Jugal and Gauri Shankar mountains. This area is very less travelled and, hence on off the beaten path with the natural forest of rhododendron, pine, bamboos, oak and many other evergreen forest species. The trail offers beautiful scenery of landscapes and the panoramic mountain view of Jugal range. It’s also a quite a cultural trail with diverse ethnicity along the trail.
- Cultural and natural trail with 5 unique alpine lakes
- Panoramic mountain view
- Off the beaten trekking trail
- Camping experience
This trek starts after a scenic drive to Chautara or beyond in the northeast of Kathmandu. It’s beautiful to experience waking up in nature close to the majestic mountains. The morning walk can last for some 4-5 hours roughly though it entirely depends on any individual, who could make it less or make it more too, just take it easy. Lunch will be served in the mid-day and the trek continues to the campsite for another 2-3 hrs, where hot drinks will be welcome you. Arriving at the campsite, refresh, find the tent and enjoy the hot drinks and relax. The dinner will be served in the evening before getting to bed for your sweet dream. And so this routine goes on every day but in different perspective always.
The itinerary can be customized according to your time though we highly recommend to have 7-12 days of time for this trek as this allow you to explore the area well and need some extra days of getting to this alpine lake located well over 400m (4200m). Best option is camping though now days we can find some lodges and homestay long the way for short group and at Panch Pokhari its camping only option
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Why Panch Pokhari ( 5 lakes) trek!
The trek is on off the beaten trail with pristine nature and unique culture. The five lakes are sacred that hold a strong cultural significance to the locals. The mountain view, even though no Everest here but are are stunning and has its own charm. So come and join us this unique adventure walking holidays.
Moderate to strenuous with the highest point being 4100m at the lake
Accommodation, meals, and water
The accommodation is based on specious two men tent with sleeping bag and mattress. For extra comfort, you are welcome to bring any light air mattress to use on top of mat provided
Our experienced trekking cook will make sure you get the safe and hygienic food that mostly is made of vegetarian stuff that we can also get from the local areas we stay, where ever it’s possible. The rice, wheat, local/seasonal vegetables, noodles, local spices are the main ingredients of the food that will make sure you stay healthy, fit and enjoy the walk.
For drinking water, make sure to bring your 2 or two-liter bottle that can be filled in the kitchen with boiled water, that we provide or also simply fill the local water to treat well before drinking.
Staffs and trip safety
Your guide has the experience of leading the guest in any remotest part of the country with very careful not to impact the environment and the rural area/community negatively, making sure the trek is also very safe for our guest as the SAFETY being the foremost priority of the company. At the same time, they will also see all the logistic taken care professionally to enhance the enjoyment of your trip too. Just try us!
Flora and fauna
Nepal is blessed with rich biological diversity. There is always some excitement of encountering the wildlife including the lesser cat Leopard and many other animals. The birds are the most abundant that makes the trail very excitements.
The plants and trees are also the feast of our eyes with many with colorful flowers. It’s not just spring but there is always some plants in bloom.
Included5 Lakes Adventure
- All meals including lunch, dinner, breakfast and cookies with hot drinks (tea/coffee)
- Staffs (Guide and support staffs, cook, kitchen supports, and porters)
- Accommodation in tents
- All camping gears
- TIMs card, National park fees
- All private land transportation
- Half day heritage sightseeing tour
- Staffs insurance and Govt tax
- Anything that is not mentioned in included section