Panch Pokhari trekking is one of the unexplored trekking in Nepal which lies to the north of the Kathmandu valley. There is chain of peaks called Jugal Himalaya, which includes Dorje Lakpa (6966 m.) Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m). Just above the Dolalghat there is the jeep road to the large market town of Chautaara (1410 m) through the Kodari road. A trail from Chautaara we descend down to the Bhalephi Khola, and then follow a ridge to Bhairav Kunda, a holy lake lies at 3500 meters. We also can return from there to Tatopani through Kodari road or make a circuit around the head of the Balephi Khola valley to Panch Pokhari ('five lakes') at 3600 m. From Panch Pokhari (a seldom visited pilgrimage site) the trail leads to Tarke Gyang in Helambu or back down to the ridge of Panchkal, the Kodari Road. This is a remote and unfrequented region, despite being close to Kathmandu. Panch Pokhari Trek offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and diversity of floras and faunas. There are few villages and no hotels on this route we organize camping trekking in this area.
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Full Board (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
The 15-days Panch Pokhari Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally the trail is a good track.
Travel insurance is Necessary for all Clients undertaking any tour and trekking with us. And it should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.
The Panch Pokhari trek will be led by an experienced Local Guide of Outfitter Nepal. The Guide is a vital contributor to the enjoyment and well-being of the trekking members and he will be there to deal with any unexpected problems. To that end, we aim to provide a Guide who will make the trek successful and enjoyable throughout.
The Guide will be supported by a assistant sherpa when there are 8 or more member in the group, there will be a necessary number of porters and we departure the Panch Pokhari Trek minimum for 1 people and the maximum size of the group is 12.
On the second day of the itinerary (before you departure for the city Tour- About 8:30 AM), we host a Pre-Trip Meeting at Outfitter Nepal Office, Thamel KTM. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individual Trekkers to ask questions about the trek and to introduce them to other team members.
Please bring the following thing on the meeting-
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including unexpected weather and terrain conditions.
We organize Panch Pokhari trek on a 'tailor-made' private basis for groups of friends, single travelers, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates. We will then send you a quote, with no obligation.
To book an Outfitter Nepal Trip, you need to complete the booking form which we will be able to send via e-mail, fax or can be found at our download Page. On completion, fax, e-mail scan copy or post the form to Outfitter Nepal office in Kathmandu with your nonrefundable 20% deposit.
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Full Board (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Most trekkers/climbers will feel some affect of altitude, such as shortness of breath and possibly light headache, which is fairly common. AMS is very different and if a person suffers from this sickness s he/she gets brutal headache and will be unconscious either. But, there are various symptoms beforehand and we have sufficient time to take precautions as well.
While you are in trekking and climbing, our well trained guides will brief you what sort of precautions you have to take to be prevented from such sickness, therefore, you don't have to worry for the matter, we also recommend you get some advice from your travel doctor or health advisor before you travel to Nepal.
The following information is useful to you about high altitude sickness and precaution steps.
Basically, There are three stages/steps of altitude sickness and their symptoms:-
Guess! It may occur to you as well but do not worry as this is common to everyone.
Symptoms:- Running nose, Dizziness, Sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite and Periodic breathing.
Mild headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Weakness, Sleeplessness, Dry Raspy cough, Tiredness, Loss of appetite, running nose, hard to breath.
What you have to if you get mild symptoms:-
Symtoms:- Persistent and severe headache, Persistent vomiting, An inability to walk in a straight line and making the sufferer look drunk, Losing consciousness, Mental confusion, Liquid sounds in the lungs, Difficulty breathing, Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest, Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign), Marked blueness of face and lips, High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute), Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE):- dangerous cases of AMS- If, the above mention symptoms get worse and s/he could not take any precautions, one can die within the period of 12 hours, but if one takes precautions immediately, it takes one or two days to get well.
Therefore, if one gets such symptoms, it is better one take treatment with medication, oxygen and descent down. Usually 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose to those who suffer from such sickness and then 4mg Diamox is given an every six hours gap. Similarly, 2-4 liters/minute oxygen is given and one is taken to down.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE):- This is a serious case, if one gets the above mention symptoms worse, furthermore, if one accumulates of fluid in the lungs and mild fever, and then, there is chance of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). The treatment, one should given the oxygen at the rate of 4 liters a minute, using Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC). If there is no PAC bag or oxygen then one should take down to the low altitude, it is only the way of life saving. The HAPE can also lead to unconsciousness and death in short period of time.
Please contact us if you need any further information about the sickness:
As Nepal is the best destination for the trekking, thousands of the people travel Nepal for the purpose of trekking in Nepal Himalaya. As this point, we have listed trekking equipments/ Gears and we recommend you to bring in order to do trekking in Nepal:
Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, pen and pencil, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional).
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk for 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack.For adventure trek- yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude- somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Sure!!! Once you let us know your flight detail with arrival date and time, our repetitive will receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu.
We provide you 2/3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 men tent with mattress accommodation during the trekking and we recommend you to have sleeping bag or if don’t have your own then we provide you sleeping nag as well.
we provide you hot food prepared by our trained cook, the dinner and breakfast will be in the same campsite and we will stop and cook the lunch along the day. delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) get hot tea/coffee …as well.
Camping- we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
There will plenty of water available for drinking in this trip however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
We provide porters to carry your luggage; you will trek with your light day backpack.
Yes, you can leave your stuffs which are not necessary for the trekking in your Kathmandu hotel or in our office which is safe and free of charge. However, we recommend you keep valuables things with you at all times.
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
If you are used to walking with trekking poles then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them as well.
Camping- there are electricity only in certain places so, you can charge by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls and there are internet facilities on some of the village as well.
Yes, you can use your credit cards in most of the cities to some extent, however once you leave those cities behind, all you need is cash, so, you have to take cash from the city and bring along the trekking.
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival. For more Information
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
This is very difficult thing to determine. We have seen everything from 10USD to 500 USD per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.
Yes, we have insured all our trekking staff including including guide, cook, sherpas and porters, please see our legal documents for the detail.
Sure!!! We can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food along trekking.
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveler while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trekking and personal tent for camping (Tented camp) trekking.
All of our guides are well-trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trekking. In the event of an emergency Outfitter Nepal will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
Yes, if you have time and interest then we many things to do such as- Everest Mountain Flight, Bunjy Jumping, Trisuli Rafting, Ultra flight and Paragliding and some places to visit Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara city and Lumbini as well. If you have any other queries about the trip for the further clearance then please write us.
Trekking Destination: Panch Pokhari
Group Size: 1 - 12 Pax
Highest Access of the Trekking: 4745m.
Best Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov
Transportation: Bus/Car/Land Cursor
Trip Grade: Moderate
Mode of Trekking Tour: Camping
Trekking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours
Total Days: 15 Days
When I travel I try to ensure as much of the money I spend goes to the country I visit but this also brings a lot of worries about how good the service maybe as there are not the guarantees and protection afforded by UK companies. After much research and scanning for reviews I opted for ‘Outfitter Nepal’ and I definitely did not regret it. The staff (from the porters to the Managing Director) were fantastic fun. Our guide, Indra, showed us real Nepali mountain life and the cook managed to conjure up a banquet for every meal!
We had an amazing time and could not have been looked after better!