Pach Pokhari Trek

Pach Pokhari means Five lakes and Pach Pokhari Trek is trek to five holy lakes in pristine environment lies in Langtang National Park at an altitude of 4000 m above mean sea level in Sindupalchowk district. This trek provides a new experience as the route passes through untouched traditional villages in spectacular Himalayan Landscapes, pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This place is sacred to Buddhist as well as Hindu people. First trekkers need to travel to Chautara (1,400 m) a headquarter of Sindupalchok by bus about five-hour long journey towards northeast of Kathmandu. The scenery and terraced fields, houses of rural villages of different ethnic group like Sherpa and Tamang. The visitor can experience the life in the village during stay in the homes of Sherpa and Tamang during first night of the visit. They guide you giving short talk on trekking, altitude sickness and the highlight of the trekking. This trek includes unusual climatic and geographical mixed such as incredible Himalayas that makes the area naturalist and a rich cultural site those who appreciate the traditional culture through the life style of nomadic unchanged by time.
Pach Pokhari Trek - Pach Pokhari
Pach Pokhari

Pach Pokhari Trek

Pach Pokhari Trek is both of a very spectacular and spiritual trek in a single time. This trek can be done through out year except during monsoon seasons. This trek can be combined with a rafting tour. Since the Pach Pokhari lies in the north of Kathmandu at the base of Jungal Himal in the Lantang National Park with surprising amount and forests and wildlife. Thus, this offers combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity until reaching high altitude holy lakes.  Pach Pokhari trekking offers an ideal and interesting journey that gives experience of lifetime. This trek involves lots of climbing and narrow trails. From the top of Pach Pokhari (4,100 m) gives an excellent view of Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkunda, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. The popular peaks observable from there are Jugal Himal that include Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Madiya (6,257 m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m).
Pach Pokhari area is one of the new and unspoilt trekking destination in Nepal. To reduce the large concentration and over exploitation, heavy impact on environmentally and socially in old trekking routes in Nepal like Langtang, Annapurna, and Sagarmatha region new areas and routes with pristine nature and unspoiled culture and splendid scenes of Himalayas in the closest distance possible with good hospitality of the local people is needed which is provided by this trek to Pach Pokhari. In some places, the route passes through villages and settlements of different ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpa, Brahmins, Chhetris and Gurungs while some region with no availability of teahouses along the route other than festival time when temporary teashops are available. Pach Pokhari is the less explored trekking route so sometimes required to do camping trek as well.

Trek Outline

Arrived at Kathmandu
Kathmandu to Chautara: 5 hrs by bus, to Syaule:  1-2 hours trek
Syaule to Kamikharka Danda: 5-6 hours
Kamikharka to Chyochyo Danda (3,160 m): 5 hours
Chyochyo Danda to Hile Bahanjyang (3,800 m): 6 hours
Hile Bhanjyang-Nasem Pati (3,862 m): 5 hours
Namempati to Pach Pokhari (4,462 m): 5 hours

Returning Trip
Pach Pokhari to Gai Kharka (2,200 m): 6 hrs
Gai Kharka to Yagri (1,360 m): 5 hours
Yagri to Shermaththang
Shermaththang to Melamchi Bazar from there take bus to Kathmandu.

The days you spent during the trek may vary according to time, budget and physical condition you have. This trek can be minimized to 7-8 days.