• Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Price from $679 / person
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4460m

Panch Pokhari of Solukhumbu is located at Mahakulung Rural Municipality, Solukhumbu district in Makalu Barun National Park area. Solukhumbu Panch Pokhari Trek is a newly opened trekking destination. Solukhumbu Panch Pokhari is the biggest Panchpokhari in Nepal and is located at the highest altitude elevation. This Panch Pokhari is listed as top 9 out of 100 new tourism destinations in Nepal by the Nepal Tourism Board.

Panch Pokahri of Solukhumbu is the combination of five holy lakes. There are beautiful five lakes with different family names such as 1) Buwa Pokhari, 2) Aama Pokhari, 3) Chhora Pokhari, 4) Buhari Pokhari, and 5) Ghothalo / Kamara Pokhari, so it is known as Panch Pokhari in Solukhumbu. Panch Pokhari, meaning "Five Lakes," is a pristine pilgrimage site that holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Panch Pokhari Solukhumbu is surrounded by majestic Himalayan peaks, lush green valleys, and serene alpine meadows, with crystal-clear lakes reflecting the blue skies above. Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of the Solukhumbu district, Panch Pokhari Solukhumbu offers a unique blend of natural wonders, cultural richness, and adventurous experiences. The route will take the visitors through lush forests, picturesque villages, terraced fields, and ancient monasteries, and provide a glimpse into the authentic rural life of the region. Tourists get to see the valley of east Lower Solukhumbu, and some mountains like Numbur, Kusum Kangguru, Kangtega, Kyashar, and Kanchenjunga range during the Panch Pokhari Solukhumbu trek.

Here, you can see diverse flora and fauna such as Rhododendron Forest, Bambo Forest, Alpine Forest, Red Panda, National Bird Dhafe Monal, and many other birds during the Panch Pokhari Trek in Solukhumbu. It has great natural diversity of geography, cultural heritage, and the tranquility of the Himalayan ecosystem. Most of the time, Panch Pokhari is completely covered with snow.

To ensure that you have a comfortable and memorable experience, a range of accommodation options, from cozy guesthouses to tented camps, are available along the trekking route. So, why not pack your bags, lace up your boots, and embark on a journey that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime? Panch Pokhari Solukhumbu eagerly awaits your arrival, ready to reveal its secrets and unveil its splendor. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to discover a hidden treasure. Panch Pokhari Solukhumbu beckons you!

Highlights

  • 5 Group of biggest Lakes of Nepal located in the Highest Altitude Elevation
  • New Trekking Trails in lower Solukhumbu offers a peaceful trail and is out of the crowd.
  • Budget trekking offers a blend of natural and cultural holidays.  
  • Sherpa and Kirant (Rai) Culture
  • Buddhist monasteries and monuments. 

Itinerary

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The guideline itinerary of Solukhumbu Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes) is a newly introduced route in Solu 

We drive to Patale Dhap on this day which is about 12 hour of driving from KTM. The jeep ride will be long, and bumpy, and will cause a few goosebumb sections. We leave quite early to avoid the traffic and also, we've got a long way to go. We'll have our lunch somewhere along the highway and continue our journey to Bung where we will be staying overnight.

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House Lodge
  • 1700m
  • Bung Mahakulung

From today, our official hiking begins. The first day of trekking will be an easy one, with just a few short kilometers climbing from 1700 m to 2400 m via a wide and gentle inclining trail, ducking in and out of the jungle. We traverse some houses along the way and after hiking for about 4 hours, we'll reach Khiraule (a picturesque hillside village with a large, prayer flag-draped stupa in its center) where we will be staying tonight. Khiraule Gumba, attires of local people, their greetings with warm smiles, etc. will be some of the things not to miss. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Himalayan Lodge
  • 2600m
  • Khiraule Gompa

The first section of today's trail to Cholem climbs the hillside directly above Khiraule Gompa before meeting up with a dirt road, which we then follow for a short section. Then we continue to climb the forested hills again. The final section of this trail is quite steep but the trail is immaculately kept. After approx. walking for 4 hours through the forested trail, we reach Jungle Camp (Cholem). 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tented Camp/ Tea House
  • 3560m
  • Cholem Danda

Trek from Jungle Camp (Cholem) to Panch Pokhari; our destination at an altitude of 4460m. Today's walking will be 6 to 7 hours through a rocky step trail and traverse Hurhure Pass (4500m). From this pass, the five beautiful alpine lakes of Panch Pokhari reveal themselves beneath black, rocky peaks. After a short descent from the lake, we will see tea houses and we'll stay there for the night.

Accommodation: Panch Pokhari Hotel & Lodge

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Panch Pokhari Hotel & Lodge
  • 4460m
  • Panch Pokhari

The trail from Panch Pokhari to Kothe is downhill, it begins by climbing up the side of a small ridge for roughly 200 vertical meters. Then, the trail snakes around endless bends and drops sharply back into the tree line with snow-capped giants of Kyashar (6769 m) and Kusum Kangru (6367 m) revealing more of their might around each corner. The final two hours lead trekkers through beautiful, dense forests while dropping gradually into the Hinku glacial valley before climbing another small hill further up the valley. Shortly after we arrived at Kothe (3600 m), a beautiful sunny crossroads village with plenty of options for lodging. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 3,550m
  • Kothe

Trekking to Pangom takes just 5 to 6 hours of walk. Visit the Tashi Sangag Chholing monastery.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Tea House
  • 2850m
  • Pangom

A short trek down to Khari Khola where I meet the classic Jiri to Everest route. We catch a local jeep and drive to Phaplu Salleri. We can go for a side trip to Chiwong monastery. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2364m
  • Salleri

It is possible to drive to Kathmandu directly which would be a very long day jeep ride or we can halt at Phapalu and catch a jeep ride/flight the next morning. Flight available on Mon & Friday only. 

  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Not included
  • 1300m
  • Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • A certified local Panch Pokhari Trekking Guide
  • One sharing porter to carry gears and necessities.
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 7 Dinners.
  • Teahouse or tented camp accommodation during the trek.
  • Panch Trekking permission.
  • Local ground transportation to and from the trekking.
  • All Government Tax.

What's Excluded

  • Meals, lodges/hotel, and transportation in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages during the trek.
  • Personal trekking gear and travel insurance.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that are not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Additional porter is needed.
  • Tips for guide/porter.

Availabilities

Check our departure published date and if it doesn't suit your date; please kindly contact us for your tailored-made trip
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
April 20, 2024 April 27, 2024 Available US$679
April 27, 2024 May 04, 2024 Available US$679