Panch Pokhari is named after 5 holy ponds and Hindus religiously respect the place. This is just northeast of Kathmandu toward snow wall. After we eat breakfast at the restaurant near by our office, we take a bus ride out of the Valley and up through the hills. After 5 hours bus ride we arrive at the trek starting point called Chautara. We are going to spend the first night of our outdoor adventure right nearby small town in a ground. Our Guide gives a short lesson of trekking on the first night. He also explains about the altitude sickness and all the beautiful spots from where you can see an excellent view of mountains.
During the rest of our 12 days trip, we observe the different ways of life, culture and come in contact with the people in the small village, passing through the dense forestations and meadows. The top of Panch Pokhari (5 lakes) offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. On the last day of the trip we take a bus ride back to Kathmandu from Melamchi where we spend the final night of our trip.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu. You will be meet by our representative and transfered to the hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Trek to Chautara (1450 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 4: Trek to Sano Okhareni (1965 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 5: Trek to Kami Kharka (2810 m).
Day 6: Trek to Pauwa Bas (3000 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 7: Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3400 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 8: Trek to Narsim Pati (3700 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 9: Trek to Panch Pokhari (4100m).
Day 10: Trek to Panch Pokhari Top - Tupi Danda (2320 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 11: Trek to Dhap (1200 m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 12: Dhap. Rest day and explore the local culture. Overnight in the camp.
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi (800m). Overnight in the camp.
Day 14: Melamchi - Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 16: Final departure.
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