Panch Pokhari Trek is named after 5 holy ponds of great religious significance in the north-eastern part of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal. This trek is one of the new and unspoilt trekking destinations. The route offers a beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct culture.
Panch Pokhari (4,100 m) is located northeast of Kathmandu at the base of the Jugal Himal. The period from March to May is the best time for trek to Panch Pokhari. This place has cultural, religious, and ecological importance. An important festival, the Janai Purnima festival, is held here every year in August, when Brahmin castes come here for the ritual changing of the sacred thread (janai) they wear around their bodies. Thus, the five ponds (Panch Pokhari) are regarded as sacred ponds.
Panch Pokhari is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas, equally revered by both Buddhists, Hindus and especially for SHAMAN.
Panch Pokhari is very spiritual place for Tamang SHAMAN. During august full moon Shaman festival is performed by the Tamang ethnic people in Pancha Pokhari. For this festival Tamang Shamans as in local dialogue they say Dhami and Jhankri, gather in this holy Panch Pokhari premises to perform their singing and dancing. On the full moon night of august Dhami and Jhankri spend whole night by singing and dancing. Moreover, Tamang Dhami and Jhankri believe that those who perform singing and dancing they become holy. In this festival junior Dhami and Jhankri obtain graduation from the senior Dhami and Jhankri. During this festival visitor also can see the Dhami and Jhankri’s way of deep spiritual practice.
Panch Pokhari is is one of the an important holy place for Hindu People. In the the Janai Purnima Hindu pilgrims come here for the ritual changing of the sacred thread (janai) they wear around their bodies. During the event, the pilgrims bathe in the sacred water and change the threads on their hands. The event occurs during the full moon every August and celebrates Shiva by emulating the sacred bathing. The pilgrims also change the threads on their wrists to red or yellow for protection. They also chant powerful Gayatri mantra.
The Trekking offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and diversity of flora and fauna. There are few villages and no hotels on this route. In some places, the route passes through villages and settlements of different ethnic people. Since teahouses are not available along the route, camping trek is operated. Most part of the route is entirely free of human settlement. Panch Pokhari is one of the less explored trekking routes.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1335m)
Day 2: Kathmandu half day sightseeing and preparation for Trekking (1335m)
Day 3: Kathmandu to Chautara (1420 m)
Day 4: Chautara to Phurse (2218m)
Day 5: Phurse to Kami Kharaka (2820m)
Day 6: Kami Kharaka to Pauwa Bas (3000m)
Day 7: Pauwa Bas to Hille Bhanjyang (3720m)
Day 8: Hille Bhanjyang to Nasim Pati (3720m)
Day 9: Nasim Pati to Panch Pokhari (4100m)
Day 10: Rest day in Panch Pokhari (4100m)
Day 11: Panch Pokhari to Nasim Pati (3630 Meters)
Day 12: Nasim Pati to Dukang (2100m)
Day 13: Dukang to Dhap (1200m)
Day 14: Dhap to Melamchi Bazar (870m)
Day 15: Malamchi Bazar to Kathmandu (1335m)
Day 17: Departure day
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Trip Cost: 1,8650 US $ PP
Group Size: Min-2, Max-15, Ave 10
1. 2 night Hotel in KATHMANDU
2. All transfers according to the above Itinerary.
3. Foods (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) during the Trek.
4. All Camping Gears.
5. All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
6. Guide and porters salaries and insurance
7. All government and local taxes
8. 1 porter (Max. 20 kg) for 2 people
9. Sleeping Bags if needed.
10. Community Trek’s Duffel Bags.
1. Personal expenses
2. Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
3. Tip for guide & porter
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