Pach Pokhari Trek - 14 Days

Trip Cost
US$ 1575 (Per Person)

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Transportation: NA
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Pach Pokhari is situated to the north east of Kathmandu Valley and west of Rolwaling Himal. It is pilgrimage place for Hindus and it has five holy ponds at the height of 4462m. The area offers cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The beautiful Himalaya range, pristine nature, and experiencing the various cultures are the major highlights of this trek.  Jugal Himal is a small region west of Rolwaling Himal and southeast of Langtang Himal. The main peaks are Lenpo Gang (big white peak) at 6979m, Dorje Lakpa (6986m) and Ganchempo(6387m).  This is the most easily accessible of all areas from Kathmandu.

The forests of Helambhu region and Langtang area prime example of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail of particular interest. As usual , the rhododendrons from a spectacular display during the spring.

Situated about 70km north of Kathmandu Valley, the area surrounding Pach Pokhari is inhabited by Sherpas, Tamangs and Chhetries. The language, culture and dress of the Helambu Sherpas is very different from those who live in Solu khumbu and Rolwaling area.  This area is paricularly famous place for arts.  Tamangs are also orginated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 02:Sightseeing and preparation day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1200m), trek to Syaule(1400m)
  • Day 04:Trek from Syaule to Kamikharka Danda (2300m)
  • Day 05:Trek from Kamikharka to Chyochyo Danda (3160m) 5hrs
  • Day 06:Trek from Chyochyo Danda to Hile Bhanjyang (3800m) 6hrs
  • Day 07:Trek from Bhanjyang to Nasem Pati (3862m) 5hrs
  • Day 08:Trek from Nasem Pati to Pach Pokhari (4462m) 5hrs
  • Day 09:Rest day and explore
  • Day 10:Trek from Pach Pokhari to Gai Kharka(2200m) 6hrs
  • Day 11:Gai Kharka to Yagri (1360m) 5hrs
  • Day 12:Trek from Yagri to Shermathang
  • Day 13:Shermathang to Melamchi Bazar, bus to Kathmandu
  • Day 14:Departure!!!

What's Includes:

  • 10 nights and 11 days of food and accommodation during trek with tent
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to trekking departure point, and back to Kathmandu after trek
  • English speaking local expert guide( porters,cook,sharpa and helper)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Tent, mattress, and other equipments for camping
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.

What's Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight & all domestic airfare
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu ArrivalUpon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Day 02Sightseeing and preparation day in KathmanduKathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1200m), trek to Syaule(1400m)We will leave in the morning for the bus ride to Chautara, taking approximately 5hrs. Then we trek for a couple of hour to Syaule.
  • Day 04Trek from Syaule to Kamikharka Danda (2300m)We head out after having breakfast at the tea house. The trail ascends towards Orkindanda on the ridge. We pass the forested area, and reach an area characterized by Mani walls and other monuments of TIbetan Buddhism. The trail continues uphill through mixed forest to the Kamikharka Danda. We arrive about an hour after reaching Orkidanda.
  • Day 05Trek from Kamikharka to Chyochyo Danda (3160m) 5hrsToday, we begin by trekking through beautiful oak and rhododendron forest. There are magnificent views of the mountains along the way. Our trail follows the ridge and passes stone houses.
  • Day 06Trek from Chyochyo Danda to Hile Bhanjyang (3800m) 6hrsOur trail today ascends steeply through grassy pastures and stone paths to the ridge at 3750m. From here, we have glorious rolling hill and mountain views. The trail ascends and descends until we reach Hile Bhanjyang, where we stay for the night.
  • Day 07Trek from Bhanjyang to Nasem Pati (3862m) 5hrsWe begin by hiking uphill to Hilchowk at 3980m. On a clear day there are incredible mountain views. We snap some photos and have a gentle descent to Nasem Pati, where we stay for the night.
  • Day 08Trek from Nasem Pati to Pach Pokhari (4462m) 5hrsThis is a truly exciting day on our trek. The trail climbs up steeply to Pach Pokhari, a collection of five high-altitude, sarcred ponds. Every year, during the full moon in either June or July, thousands of Nepali visitors come for worship. If you have to opportunity to come during this time, it is a fascinating event to witness! Overnight at Pach Pokhari.
  • Day 09Rest day and exploreToday we explore the sights around Pach Pokhari. There is plenty to do and our guides will give you the lowdown.
  • Day 10Trek from Pach Pokhari to Gai Kharka(2200m) 6hrsToday we begin our descent from the mountain. We go down on a different path, in order to keep the scenery refreshing, continuing all the way to Gai Kharka. Overnight here.
  • Day 11Gai Kharka to Yagri (1360m) 5hrsThe trails descends through forest, passing the village of Yarsa to Pach Pokhari Khola, the river that runs from Pach Pokhari. We cross the bridge and follow the trail up to the village of Yagri. Overnight in Yagri.
  • Day 12Trek from Yagri to ShermathangContinuing our descent, we pass through forests and until we reach the village of Gangjwal. We can have a tea or lunch here. When the large valley stretches ahead, there is Shermathang. Overnight here.
  • Day 13Shermathang to Melamchi Bazar, bus to KathmanduThe path becomes gentle ascent passing colorfully painted chhortens along the way.
    We pass the peaceful villages of Kakani and Kaphaigairi, entering the forest of pine to reach to Melamchi bazaar. We take a bus back to Kathmandu from here. The drive takes about 5 hours. When we return, we have a celebratory dinner Kathmandu.
  • Day 14Departure!!! We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

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