Panch Pokhari Trek is another popular spiritual and wilderness trek that takes you to the sacred pilgrimage site of Panch Pokhari in this isolated region. Panch Pokhari lies north to the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 4,100 meter above sea level. Every year many Hindu and Buddhist devotee visit the place in the month of August during a Janai Purnima festival held in this region. Apart from the religious point of view Panch Pokhari region is also popular for the spectacular view of the chain of peaks called Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lakpa (6,966m.), Madiya (6,257m.) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m.). This Panch Pokhari Trek is a combined package of rich cultural heritage, exceptional beauty of biological diversity, towering mountain peaks, huge glaciers and high altitude holy lakes sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people of Nepal.
The Panch Pokhari Trek starts from Chautara (1,450m) which is reached within five hours long drive from Kathmandu. From Chautara our trekking trail ascend uphill through several small villages and rhododendron forests to thulo Okhareni via Sano Okhareni. The place offers the spectacular and close-up view of the towering glaciated mountains. From this place our trail passes through several dense rhododendron and pine forests, inhibited with diverse wildlife to reach Kami Kharka. Here we can observe breathtaking view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and some other small peaks. Passing via Straight path from Kami Kharka to Pauwa Bas trail ascend a steep hill up to Hille Bhanjyang. The trail then passes through rocky hills and rhododendron forests to Narsim Pati and rest in a small rest house built for pilgrims. From the place we continue ascending up a steep and rocky hill to reach Panch Pokhari (4300m). Panch Pokhari is a combination of five holy ponds hence named as Panch Pokhari which literally means five ponds in Nepali. This place also has two pilgrim houses and a temple of Lord Shiva. The top of Panch Pokhari offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkunda, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. After exploring the vicinity of the lake we then descend from to Panch Pokhari to Dhap via Tupi Danda. Dhap is mostly comprises of Tamangs settlements. Here we get an opportunity to familiarize our self with culture and lifestyle of the locals. From Dhap the trail descend a steep downhill to reach a suspension bridge leading us to Melamchi. From Melamchi we take a bus to Kathmandu and end our spectacular journey.