Panch Pokhari Trek- 7 Days

Panch Pokhari Trek- 7 Days
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4200 meters
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Langtang Region
  • Nature of Trip Easy
  • Major Activities Panch Pokhari, Panch Pokhari temple
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn

Panch Pokhari Trek Cost 2024, 2025, 2026 is a newly introduced package with a specially crafted Map and itinerary. In just five days, we reach the pilgrimage site that comprises five holy lakes, all dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

The Panch Pokhari Trekking Route is new. It is located in Sindhupalchok district, Nuwakot, northeast of Kathmandu, at about 4,100 metres above sea level.

The Panch Pokhari hiking track is one of the remote and just introduced adventures. The lake is also culturally and religiously significant. Hindu pilgrims visit Panch Pokhari in September during Bhadra month, when JaniPurnim is observed. Below Jugal Himal lies five holy ponds. The lakes are also considered to be the source of the Indravati River.

This seven-day trip is characterised by the undulating terrain topography, Flora and Fauna with mountain vistas. This trek goes through the Sherpa and Tamang villages. You can meditate and practice yoga while finding peace in nature. This is a mixed tour because we will walk through beautiful mountain ranges, depressions and remote villages. You can see Dorje Lakpa, Phurbu Chhyachu, Madiya, Jugal Himal, the Rolwaling region, and the Langtang Range. The expedition starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Bhotang Village.

The highest point of the trek is reaching the glacial lakes and watching the undulations and folds on Earth’s surface – a captivating scene.

The pathway is still an undiscovered destination for most tourists, and hence, much of the trail will be yours. As soon as the trek begins, you pass through Sherpa and Tamang villages. Many of these settlements, however, do not provide accommodations, so you will camp each night. The locals are extremely friendly, and you will have an excellent time acquainting yourself with their culture.

The adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Bhotang Village. The trip will last from 5 to 6 hours. On the way to Panch Pokhari, we shall pass through several villages. You will get to experience Himalayan culture and lifestyle on this trek. The trail passes through breathtaking nature, waterfalls, alpine forests and temples. The trek terminates in Bhotang village.

The Panch Pokhari trek is popularly known as five small sacred lakes; all are named differently and come from Lord Shiva. It is a pilgrimage trek close to Kathmandu and provides a fantastic view of snow-capped mountains such as Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Madiya (6,257m), Langtang, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling range, Jugal Himal and many more. 

Small lakes called Pokhari are sacred and divine, with beautiful biodiversity, and worth the trip. Panch Pokhari is a prevalent destination for Buddhists and Hindus. Nestled in the Sindhupalchowk district, this region has a large Tamang population. People visit this place on Janai Purnima in August. Thousands of Nepalese, Buddhists and Hindus go on pilgrimage and perform the holy bath.

Among them, the number of Shamans and their usual Drums will catch your eye. They even drum, chant, and dance in their trance state. They are the least affected by high-altitude geography and trails that run almost on an upward inclination.

Pancha Pokhari is the significant point down in the Jugal and Himal Dorje Lhakpa It is also one of the finest holiday places. Panch Pokhari is located in Bhotang Shir ward of Sindhupalachok district of Province No.3.  

Join an adventurous journey with Adventure Altitude Treks for seven days to Panch Pokhari. Our excellently planned trail map and itinerary with an affordable Panch Pokhari trek cost for 2024, 2025, and 2026 takes you through the newly introduced trail just near Kathmandu. Perambulate the magnificent landscapes, meeting different kinds of wild animals and holy lakes.

Our trained guides and porters support every step, taking every single part of the journey with you as a safe and fulfilling experience. Booking in advance for 2024, 2025, and 2026 is now available. For any inquiries about this unique hike, contact us via WhatsApp. Explore the beauty of Panch Pokhari with Adventure Altitude Treks today. 

Highlights We Will Experience in Paach Pokhari for 7 Days

  • The Panch Pokhari trek is a fully guided hike with fixed departure dates for  2024, 2025, and 2026
  • Bookings now open at a budget price for the Panch Pokhari trek, which costs 2024, 2025, and 2026. 
  • Visit the Pach Pokhari- five sacred lakes filled with serenity and religious sentiments. 
  • Pass through the attractive villages and age-old monasteries and interact with the natives while relishing local delicacies.
  • Unique Himalayan plants and animals, from the shy snow leopard to colourful pheasants, are within pure wilderness with excitement of adventure.
  • Newly introduced and less crowded trails are suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers. 
  • Take a holy dip in the holy waters of Panch Pokhari (4100 metres)and cleanse your soul. 
  • Views of the Alps like Rolwaling,  Jugal Himal, Makalu ranges,  and Kanchenjunga lined up before you. 
  • Cultural interaction of different ethnic groups like Tamang, Rai, Sherpa and Limbu. 

Where is Paach Pokhari Located?

The Panch Pokhari is located towards the north of Kathmandu Valley, in a sub-range called Jugal Himal, in Bhotang Shir ward of Sindhupalachok district of Province No.3 in the Thangpal village municipality. The lake is further surrounded by the beautiful chain of alps like Dorje Lakpa ( 6,916 m), Madiya(2057) and Phurbie Chhyachhu (4,837 M). Despite being close to Kathmandu, this region is isolated and rarely visited. Panch Pokhari is a major attraction within Langtang National Park, which encompasses the districts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok in the central Himalayan region. The elevation of Panch Pokhari is approximately 4,100 m above sea level. This is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Panch Pokhari Trek- Relatively New Route Just Introduced

Nepal has recently introduced an enthralling 'Panch Pokhari Trek' with its spectacular scenery and melange of culture. The last trail meanders through the picturesque villages of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindupalchok with adventurers in nature's embrace.

The Panch Pokhari trek represents the 5 holy lakes at  4100 metres above sea level. The lakes are the holy  destination for Hindu Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. These lakes are pure and holy water collections. During Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees visit these lakes and dip there. 

For trekkers who wish to appreciate solitude in connection with Nepal's natural brilliance, the Panch Pokhari Trek is a boon. Amid the chaos, this new route provides peace and serenity.

The appeal of Panch Pokhari Trek lies not only in its pristine landscapes but also in the fact that it's totally new. Adventurers become one with nature as the trails are still ripe and untrodden. Every moment in the wilderness invites you to hike with your whole self, mind, body and spirit.

Visit Panch Pokhari Mahadev Temple With An Interesting Story Behind

There is also a Panch Pokhari temple, where the biggest gathering in Janai Purnima will be held. A small Pond is situated near the temple, where pilgrims take a bath. They believe that the Indravati River flows under the same pond. 

Panch Pokahri Mahadev temple has a fascinating history. It is said that around 2,325 years ago, a famous hunter named Bumba Ruwa, while wandering around, reached the place where the temple is now located.

There, he saw some people cultivating rice in front of him. He was surprised to see the rice was cultivated in such a place where there was snow. And to find out who was producing the rice in such snow, he approached the person. Seeing the hunter, Bumba Ruwa Baiba, the rice farmer, disappeared to where the temple is now. It is said that the farmer was none other than Lord Mahadev himself, who cultivated the rice in the snow. 

Seeing the farmer disappear before his eyes, the hunter thought the cultivator must be Mahadev himself. He removed the bell tied around the neck of his hunting dog and hung it at the place where Mahadev disappeared and established the temple.

The temple we visit today with our Paach Pokhari trek is in the same place where the hunter hung the bell 2,325 years ago. Even today, devoted Hindu people are searching for the paddy fields around where the temple is now located. Devotees believe that those who find rice grains in this place will be rich and have a long life ahead. 

Opportunity to See Two Skies at Once

The Panch Pokhari is a unique example of the beauty that allows travellers to see two skies at once. Occupying a small flat surface on the hill, these ponds pass the time by showing the sky's reflection throughout the day. If you go to a higher place to see, you can see the movement of the clouds reflected in the ponds when the weather is clear.

Seeing Panch Pokhari, it seemed that god had created the pond to fulfil the desire to see the mirror of the sky. We felt and viewed that once we stood near the Panch Pokhari. We were smiling as we admired the views of the mountains beyond and while two long-horned yaks grazing nearby. 

Our Experience With Organising the Relatively New Trek for the First Time 

We have organised tours and treks to all the parts of Nepal. And, of course, without a doubt, our most popular package is the Everest base camp trek. But we were wowed by this so-easy trek of the Langtang area. It was so close to Kathmandu. Now, we sure have answers for those clients who repeatedly ask us about the wonderful Himalayas trails near Kathmandu.

The trail was also perfect up to Indrawati. After crossing the Indrawati Bridge, our road journey officially started. After reaching this Panch Pokhari we finally understand why this destination has become so popular. The Pokhari and the surrounding beauty spellbound us. 

The Awesome Mountain Chain along the Panch Pokhari Track

The picturesque mountain range that frames this region at the fringes of Kathmandu will leave you spellbound. The hope to see those majestic peaks begins as one prepares for the Panch Pokhari Trek. Wandering in this region of the Langtang area discloses the excellent Jugal Himal range that consists of Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhayachu, Madiya, etc., going beyond 6095 metres above sea level. These intimidating valleys seduce each of themselves, conspiring with nature to bewitch the foolhardy souls who dare trespass into their magnetic gravity.

Is Panch Pokhari Trek Right For You?

  • If you are looking for an easy trek with quiet trails, this is a perfect match. It is a short adventure that people of all age groups can easily do.
  • Panch Pokhari Trek is a moderate adventure. It can be completed easily if one is physically and mentally prepared
  • If you’re a beginner and want to walk the Himalayan trails, the Panch Pokhari trek is for you.
  • You will conduct Trekking for 7 Days. The Path may take between 6 and 8 hours.
  • Discover Panch Pokhari Trek- a hidden trail customised just for you featuring bountiful tranquillity and few people.
  • The walk is not too complicated; no need for Climbing or Scrambling, but the trail includes some rocky terrain and hills.
  • You will cover 200 to 400 metres of elevation daily on your Trekking. On this trek, you will summit the highest point, 4,100m.
  • The weather, remoteness of this trek, and managing high altitudes require a slow pace that must also be accompanied by hydration.

Cultural and Wildlife Encounters Along the Track 

During the trail of Panch Pokhari, travellers are presented with a broad variety of cultural experiences and wildlife sightings. People from the Sherpa and Tamang communities dominate the region where Panch Pokhari is located for their distinctive cultural practices and culture of warm welcome. This is a chance to meet and interact with the locals in this part of Himalaya, thus knowing their culture as you visit villages such as Chautara and Melamchi Gaon.

Besides, the tour has unique experiences with wildlife-driven homes in the verdant biodiversity of this region. Adventuring in thickets of rhododendrons and pine that resemble a bright spring colour, adventurers may find various kinds, such as Himalayan pheasants and red pandas, especially at lower levels of the Jugal range. At every point along the trail, there is an opportunity to marvel at nature wonders and interact with this area’s fascinating wildlife.

Panch Pokhari Trek Cost 2024, 2025 and 2026

The Cost of panch Pokhari trek for 2024, 2025 and 2026 will cost around $750 per person 

Prices for the Panch Pokhari trip vary significantly depending on various factors, including your chosen route and the time you plan to spend in this region. Adventure Altitude Treks is now offering newly introduced trips at special discounted prices for your group. The group prices we have for our fully guided trip are below. 

2–3 pax, USD 

4-6 pax, USD 

7–10 pax, USD

We are travel and tour specialists designing an itinerary to suit your interests, which can be adjusted according to your choice. We request you remember us for local Sherpa guides, as hiring a guide is compulsory starting April 1st,2023, to provide you with a safe travel experience in Nepal. We boast of our sherpa guide, the real hero in the Himalayas who has amassed decades, if not centuries, of experience navigating into the wilderness.

Expand AllCollapse All

  • AccommodationHotels
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1,400 metres/ 4,600 ft) / Free Day

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will warmly receive you and take you to the hotel via private car. After check-in, we gather in a briefing session regarding the details of your booked trip and ensure that you have all the essential trekking gear. If you need anything more, you can visit Thamel's busy markets in search of other necessary items. You can have the freedom to slowly walk through Thamel or nearby markets and immerse yourself in this lively place. Overnight, we will be at one of the hotels in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationTea House/ Tented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1800 metres/ 5905 Feet) / 8 hrs

After breakfast, you travel early in the morning from the hotel, either by a private jeep or public bus. You pass the off-road through Melamchi Bazaar and cross the Indravati River. You will enjoy the Himalayas' marvellous panoramas and landscapes bare or covered by green forests.

It will be a 10-hour bus trip and more than two hours of walking. We shall use the Kathmandu- Dhulikhel- Zero Kilo and Melamchi route to Sankhu in Melamchi Route as this option is less bumpy and demanding but longer. The route from Kathmandu will lead you to Melamchi, and then the drive heads towards Bhotang. It is a mountain village inhabited by Tamang, Newar and Bishwokarma ethnic groups. The place is full of a typical Tamang culture and tradition adopted by the pastoral communities. On arrival, you can visit the local schools such as Bhotang Devi Secondary School of community.

  • AccommodationTea House/ Tented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(3700m/12,139ft)/ 8 Hour

Day three of the itinerary is a challenging but gratifying hike to Nasimpati. Today's journey starts after breakfast at Bhotang Village. The initial hour features a stiff ascent that gradually turns into an aggressive hike through enchanting rhododendron woodlands. While passing, one can get the view of Jugal Himal Range, Gaurishankar Himal and Mountain deer & Danfe (national bird of Nepal).

With a serene atmosphere, the quiet neighbourhood of Nasimpati offers weary trekkers some well-deserved rest in its tented camp beside an abode for pilgrims. Beautiful scenes of mountain deer and Danfe – a Nepalese national bird, are spotted when trekkers take in the Jugal Himal Range vistas or Gaurishankar Himal. 

  • AccommodationTea House/ Tented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(4100 m/13,451ft) / 4 Hours

Today, after an early local breakfast, we finally reached our destination, Panch Pokhari Lakes, from Nasimpati. 

Hiking in the lush forests of Langtang National Park, you slowly make your way towards the holy lakes. Panch Pokhari holds the Janai Purnima Festival in August, revered by Hindu travellers from Nepal and India. Devoted to Lord Shiva, these five alpine lakes provide a calm environment amidst the high mountains of the Jungle Himal and Rolwaling Ranges. 

The pilgrimage site Panch Pokhari is a sacred place and an area of rich biodiversity because it has the ninth-highest elevation wetland in the world. In the festive month, pilgrims undertake a seven-day journey, which adds liveliness to an otherwise blissful environment. The breathtaking views of Dorje Lakpa, Madiya Phurbu Chhyachhu, and the enticing Jugal Himal make this landscape even more mesmerising. Rest for nights is organised in rustic huts that offer a tranquil stay within the majestic forests surrounding Panch Pokhari.

  • AccommodationTea House/ Tented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1800 metres/ 5905 Feet)/ 9 Hours

Wake up as early as possible for a beautiful view of the snow capped mountains, Langtang and Rolwaling Himalayan Ranges. Following breakfast, you start by descending along the rocky trail through vast forests. There are occasional glimpses of wild animals and birds throughout the trip. You can also see the beautiful scenery of the Jugal Himal nearby. As you reach the Bhotang Village you spend night in one of the tea houses or tented camps.

  • AccommodationTea House/ Tented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1,400 metres/ 4,600 ft) / 8 Hours

Today, you begin your overland retreat journey through the off-road and backtracked roads to Kathmandu via Melamchi. En route, you last time enjoy the Alps view in the background of Mt. Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal, and Langtang mountain ranges. You arrive at Kathmandu by crossing the river, bridges, forests and mountain hamlet from far away in the valley below. Secondly, our agency’s representative transforms you into a hotel. In your leisure time, you can take a stroll or venture out to Thamel and try to hunt for some souvenirs. 

  • AccommodationTea House/ Tented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1,400 metres/ 4,600 ft) / Free Day

This is the final leg of our Himalayan adventure. You will return home with a pocket full of memories. We will drop you off at the airport 2-3 hours before your flight departure time. If you need to take any more tours or treks, such as the Everest Base Camp Trek, Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Tour, or Helicopter tours, then let us know, and we will happily arrange them for you.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary?

Are you interested on planning custom trip? Feel free to contact us.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport of transfer (The moving of passengers from airport to hotel and back)
  • Your regular meals throughout the trek (breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
  • All Permits and the paperwork needed.
  • A well-trained, helpful, friendly and English speaking trekking guide
  • One porter for every two passenger
  • Adventure Certificate. Trekking Map
  • All tax and Service Charge were imposed by Government
  • Accommodation In Tea House or Tented Camps in the mountain
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
What's Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Your expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Beverages and Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
Useful Info

Tented Camp or Tea house Accommodations For Panch Pokhari Trek

Since the Panch Pokhari trek is a newly developed route, your accommodation will be in tea houses or tented camps.

A traditional teahouse usually has warming rooms and a general dining space, where fireplaces often entertain the attendees to make the meal enjoyable. On average, rooms have between 2 and 3 beds with clean bedsheets, although carrying a sleeping bag is recommended, especially during off-peak seasons. Although some tea houses provide more facilities such as tables and mirrors, their services are generally fairly basic, especially as you reach the higher elevations. 

There are different bathroom facilities. Common facilities include shared bathrooms optionally equipped with Local-style toilets. It may be possible to get hot water at an extra cost.

Tented camps provide trekkers with an authentic, intimate experience of nature, allowing them to immerse themselves in the surrounding wilderness. This will be a fully guided trip where our guides will establish tents at different places for a comfortable overnight stay.

Transportation Services 

The package consists of the sharing jeep ride from Kathmandu to Bhotang Village Which is also considered as the starting point for the panch Pokhari walk. 

During the Panch Pokhari trek, transportation services include a Shared jeep ride from Kathmandu to Bhotang Village, the starting point for this journey. Alternatively, travellers can get a private jeep at an additional cost to enjoy a personalised land journey of Panch Pokhari.

The decision to take shared or private jeep rides depends on budget considerations, comfort and flexibility about travel. Shared jeeps provide economical rides despite being restricted and having less comfort and freedom than private jets, which are more spacious, thus offering space and relaxation. Travelling by private jeeps provides custom speed, frequent stops, and a way of synchronisation, which is also perfect for individual or group travellers seeking more comfort and conveniences.

Meals We Will Eat During panch Pokhari Hike

This is a newly established route, so the meal options like accommodations may also be very basic. 

During your Panch Pokhari journey, you will be given three meals a day. In the lower elevation, you may get the menu option comprising local and global dishes aiming at healthy choices for team members. 

The diversity of dishes is limited and may differ as you reach higher places, but all the meals you savour are filled with carbs and protein that keep the energy level. Similarly, this newly established route may or may not provide clean drinking water facilities. Therefore, consuming clean water and packing purification tablets or one portable filter with a refillable bottle is always necessary.

In the panch Pokhari region, accommodation and food are simple, and options do decrease with the increasing altitude, which provides the raw natural taste of local culture as well as Nepalese hospitality. As for the trek, one will likely come across everyday food items. These foods include Dal Bhat, potatoes, porridge, Tibetan dishes, noodles, eggs, bread and international cuisines like pasta, pizza, and fried rice.

Simple foods such as Dal Bhat or noodle soup are more prevalent when climbing higher. Moreover, it is also advised to take energy bars and other high-calorie snacks like nuts or seeds because of the restricted food menu at lodges en route.

When Should I Take on This Panch Pokhari Trek?

September, October, fall, March, April, and spring are the best times to undertake a Panch Pokhari trek. People who would love to participate in the celebration of Janai Purnima are advised to plan their visits on the full moon in August when this festival takes place. Here is how each season will be during your panch Pokhari Trek. 

Autumn (September, October, November)

The most appropriate season for hiking is autumn, as the sky is bright blue with no clouds. You will get cold during early mornings; at night, the daytime temperatures range between 10°C and 15 °C (50°F-69.8 F). Your trekking will be memorable and easier as the temperature is not so hot and cold. During this period, the rainfall is low, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Spring (March, April, May):

Spring is The best season to trek in the panch Pokhari Zone after autumn. You will appreciate the long, hot days of this season. In the Panch Pokhari region, temperatures run between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 68 Fahrenheit). This season will be amazing on the trail as it is Rhododendron season. En route, you will spot some wildflowers.

Summer (June, July, August):

The summer season starts in June and lasts till August. Among these three months, July is the hottest month of summer and the beginning of the rainy season. In the sunny period, the temperature in lower parts will always remain at 30 ° C (86 ° F). On the other hand, as you climb, it gets colder, with an average of 12 ° C (52.36 ° F) in July. Due to rain, the trail is slippery. There may also be leeches, beetles and earthworms, making the walk uncomfortable.

Similarly, the chance of road closures due to landslides increases in summer/monsoon months. But you can also appreciate the vegetation along all of this route. Mountain views also offer a clear sight.

Winter (December, January, February)

December, January and February are winter months. The area is all covered in snow and cold, with highs of 6°C to 9°C (42.8°F – to 48.2 °F). On the other hand, nights are freezing, with temperatures going below zero. Trekking during this season is less crowded, but there will be snowfall, and you may  struggle to walk. 

How Difficult is Panch Pokhari Trek?

The Panch Pokhari trek is a moderate trek that climbs gradually through this rough, untravelled territory into the forested path, gaining a couple of high heights each day. The trek is 4000 metres above sea level, which requires a traveller to get ready for at least 6-7 or sometimes even 9 hours of hiking along the track. 

Therefore, one needs to be adequately prepared, with proper acclimatisation to the altitude, plenty of material, including suitable gear, knowledge about challenges, and, most importantly, care for one's body. The trek of Panch Pokhari can be a great adventure if you indulge in this preparation activity before you embark in an isolated, sparsely populated region or unexplored parts.

Permits To Acquire for Panch Pokhari Journey in 2024, 2025 and 2026?

You need to acquire two permits for your panch Pokhari trip i.e. TIMS card and langtang national park permit. As this zone does not come under the restricted area, adventurers do not have to acquire any special permission like restricted Area permits for panch Pokhari travel. Here are the costs and other details associated with the Panch Pokhari Permits below. 

Langtang National Park Permits

Panch Pokhari territory lies under the Langtang National Park. and Entering the premises of the national park is restricted unless you have a permit along with you. While journeying here, one must acquire an entry permit, usually around NPR 3000 ($25 approx.) for foreigners, valid for all trek days.


The safety and security of travellers are the highest priorities for authorities, which also constitutes a motive behind using TIMS cards to track trekkers. TIMS card is available at the TIMS checkpost in Pokhara and Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu. TIMS card fees are seasonal and trekking category-specific. They are typically about NPR 2,000, payable in Nepalese currency only.

What Documents To Submit as a Traveller For permits?

Here are the documents along with another things to submit to issue your permits for the Panch Pokhari Trek

  • Original passport and a photocopy
  • Two passport-sized photos for each permit
  • 6–8 additional passport-sized photos
  • 4-5 photocopies of the passport
  • Valid visa
  • Completed permit application form
  • Payment for the permit fee
  • Details of starting and ending points, as well as trekking dates
  • Trekking routes and itineraries
  • Emergency contact information in Nepal (such as your agency or hotel)
  • Emergency contact information in your home country
  • Details of your travel insurance policy

Will I Suffer from Altitude Sickness?

Yes, there are Chances of you getting affected by altitude sickness. You will reach the Panch Pokhari, which lies at around 4100 elevation. And since the AMS symptoms gradually develop after you cross the altitude of 3000 metres, it will not be wrong to say that altitude sickness is one of the main difficulties you may face here. 

Most Panch Pokhari treks stay above 2,500m, and altitude sickness is not a lurking monster, affecting even the fittest trekkers above its threshold. 

It is crucial to ensure your safety throughout the Panch Pokhari trek by preventing altitude sickness and maintaining good health. At this stage, acclimatisation becomes critical as you move up to high altitudes with a low oxygen supply and pressure. This process is characterised by progressively adjusting to the new climatic and environmental conditions, crucial for people spontaneously changing from a lower elevation level to a higher one.

At elevations beyond 2,500 metres, AMS symptoms can be detected like:

  • Increased breathing.
  • Increased urination
  • Restless sleep.
  • Periodic breathing at night because of altitude.
  • Dehydration.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Cerebral edema.
  • Coma.

Some measures must be taken to ensure that the condition does not escalate. On the other hand, if his symptoms escalate, he may have no choice but to descend to a lower altitude, and he should seek medical attention.

Measures to Adapt to Prevent Altitude Sickness

  • March Slowly as our bodies adapt to the oxygen level around our surroundings. 
  • Altitude treks require at least one day of acclimatisation rest and ascending as high as possible before descending to a lower elevation for the night.
  • To acquire strength and stamina before your panch Pokhari journey, you should participate in different strength training practices, including running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and hitting the gym.
  • The best cure for altitude sickness is always to maintain a hydration level. 
  • During the walk, do not consume cold water but warm water, and avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco. You also need to have a balanced diet that provides strength.
  • You must acclimatise properly before visiting a height exceeding 3000 m. If your body shows any symptoms of altitude sickness, you must stop your ascent immediately and proceed with your descent journey. 
  • Please carry a Diamox subscription with you on this trek. It has proven to be the most effective medication for altitude sickness. However, you should discuss with the doctor whether it is helpful.

Bookings for Panch Pokhari Trek 2024, 2025 and 2026

Booking for Panch Pokhari Trek in the 2024 season, 2025 season, and 2026 season is possible. Adventure Altitude Treks' is Nepal's authorized trek and tour operator, with more than 10 years of history to provide this wonderful journey. This tour is conducted with the license and permission of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), which makes the tour remarkable.

For those who like to travel impulsively, booking at the last minute is also an option. Book a Panch Pokhari trek with a 10% deposit to reserve a seat for the Package. Our services are accredited by the government, and hence, we are recognized as a quality provider of services.

After a week of booking, send all necessary documents, including passport, size photo passport, travel insurance and flight details, to start the reservation process. We accept payments through different methods, including online transactions via our site cash, on arrival in Nepal, bank transfer, and credit.

Fall in love with the awesome scenery of the New Trek Itinerary. You'll be assured of having a trustworthy and established trekking partner. Book now to find the best adventure of 2024, 2025, or 2026.

Other Alternative Short Treks to Choose

Ask a Question

Need Help? We're at your service
Trip Planner (Raju)+977 9851083025
Operation Manager (Rohit)+977 9845449032
Send Us a Message[email protected]