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Embark on an extraordinary 20-day trekking adventure to the remote realms of Langtang National Park with the Panch Pokhari trek, an exclusive wilderness route in the northeast of Kathmandu. As you traverse this meticulously crafted trail, starting from Nagarkot and culminating in Dhunche, you'll unveil the pristine beauty and hidden landscapes of the region. Panch Pokhari, translating to "five ponds," alludes to the sacred lakes in the Langtang area of Nepal.

Crafted by the National Eco Tourism Center in Kathmandu, this trek offers a unique and untamed experience in this unexplored region. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the trail, which encompasses two significant Hindu pilgrimage sites—Panch Pokhari and Gosaikunda. The trek is fully camping, ensuring a deeper connection with nature and a novel adventure off the beaten path.

Throughout the 20 days, you'll embark on a journey filled with natural wonders, cultural richness, and the thrill of venturing into untouched wilderness. This trek promises an immersive experience where serenity meets spirituality, and each day unfolds with new landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the cultural tapestry of the Langtang region. Discover the allure of this hidden gem, where the sacred lakes mirror the beauty of the towering Himalayas, and the untouched wilderness becomes the canvas for an unforgettable trekking experience.


  • Explore the remote corners of Langtang National Park.
  • Trek along a wilderness route crafted by the National Eco Tourism Center.
  • Discover the sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari and the spiritual site of Gosaikunda.
  • Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and cultural richness of the region.
  • Enjoy a 20-day trekking adventure through pristine landscapes.
  • Experience fully camping in the untamed wilderness.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna unique to the Langtang region.
  • Revel in the serenity of hidden Himalayan landscapes.

What’s Included

  • Experienced trekking guide and support staff.
  • Necessary permits and entry fees.
  • Accommodation in teahouses or camping, as per the itinerary.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Transportation during the trek.
  • Camping equipment if applicable.
  • Sightseeing tours and cultural experiences.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and shopping.
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and other staff.
  • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances or changes in the itinerary.

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Your adventure begins in the vibrant capital city of Kathmandu. Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, where our team will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax, recover from your journey, and explore the lively streets of Thamel.

  • Altitude: Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Meal: None
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • What to See:
    • Arrival in Kathmandu
    • Thamel's bustling atmosphere

Checklist for Today:

  • Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Rest and acclimatize

Drive to Chautara (1,450m) and Trek to Sano Okhareni (1,960m)

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chautara, the starting point of the trek. Begin the trek towards Sano Okhareni, passing through picturesque landscapes and charming villages.

  • Altitude: Chautara (1,450m) to Sano Okhareni (1,960m)
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse in Sano Okhareni
  • What to See:
    • Countryside views during the drive
    • Traditional villages along the trek

Checklist for Today:

  • Start the trekking adventure
  • Enjoy scenic landscapes

Trek to Phusre (2,070m)

Begin your trek, passing through picturesque villages and lush landscapes to reach Phusre.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Villages, terraced fields

Trek to Kami Kharka (2,470m)

Continue your trek, ascending through dense forests and crossing streams to reach Kami Kharka.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Forests, streams

Trek to Pauwa Bas (3,050m)

Trek through alpine landscapes, enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains as you make your way to Pauwa Bas.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Alpine scenery, mountain views

Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3,415m)

Ascend further through rhododendron forests, reaching Hille Bhanjyang for a restful night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Rhododendron forests

Trek to Nasim Pati (3,700m)

Continue your ascent, crossing yak pastures and reaching Nasim Pati, a high-altitude grazing area.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Yak pastures, high-altitude landscapes

Trek to Panch Pokhari (4,100m)

Reach the pristine lakes of Panch Pokhari, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Panch Pokhari lakes, mountain panoramas

Trek to Tin Pokhari (4,380m)

Continue your trek, passing through rocky landscapes and reaching Tin Pokhari.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Rocky terrains, high-altitude lakes

Trek to Nasim Pati (3,700m)

Descend to Nasim Pati, retracing your steps through the mountainous terrain.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Mountain landscapes

Trek to Dukhang (2,345m)

Descend through dense forests and reach Dukhang, a picturesque village.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Forested trails, village life

Trek to Gosaikunda (4,460m)

Embark on the challenging trek to Gosaikunda, a sacred alpine lake.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Gosaikunda Lake, mountain vistas

Explore Gosaikunda

Take a day to explore the surroundings of Gosaikunda and acclimatize to the high altitude.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Gosaikunda surrounding

Trek to Ghopte (3,430m)

Begin your descent, passing through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests to reach Ghopte.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Alpine meadows, rhododendron forests

Trek to Kutumsang (2,470m)

Descend further, passing traditional villages and terraced fields to reach Kutumsang.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Villages, terraced fields

Trek to Chisapani (2,215m)

Continue your descent, trekking through forests and reaching Chisapani.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
What to See: Forested trails, landscapes

Trek to Sundarijal and Drive to Kathmandu

Trek to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu. Spend your last evening in the bustling capital.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
What to See: Sundarijal area, Kathmandu city


Depart from Kathmandu with unforgettable memories of the Panch Pokhari with Gosaikunda Trek.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: None
What to See: Farewell to Nepal


Trip Facts - Panch Pokhari with Gosaikunda Trek

Duration: 18 Days
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Maximum Altitude: 4,460 meters (Gosaikunda)
Group Size: Minimum 1
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Trek End: Kathmandu
Trek Grade: Moderate to Hard
Transportation: Drive, Trek
Accommodation: Teahouse
Highlights: Panch Pokhari Lakes, Gosaikunda Lake, Alpine Landscapes, Traditional Villages, Mountain Views
Best Time: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activity: Trekking, Cultural Exploration, Scenic Views, Adventure
Cultural Attractions: Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Traditional Villages
Additional Activities: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Explore Thamel and Sundarijal

This trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and an adventurous journey through the untouched wilderness of the Langtang National Park. The trail takes you to the sacred Panch Pokhari Lakes and the revered Gosaikunda Lake, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscapes. Trekking through traditional villages, dense forests, and alpine meadows, this journey provides a unique cultural and natural experience. The trek is moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure in Nepal.

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Questions & Answers

Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

Yes, most travelers require a visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at border entry points.

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for trekking and touring.

What currency is used in Nepal?

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). It’s advisable to carry local currency for transactions.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal?

Nepal is generally a safe destination for tourists. However, like any other destination, it’s essential to stay aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.

What is the official language in Nepal?

The official language of Nepal is Nepali. English is widely spoken in tourist areas and hotels.

What trekking permits do I need in Nepal?

The permits required depend on the trekking region. The Annapurna and Langtang regions generally require the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, while restricted areas like Upper Mustang and Manaslu require special permits.

How fit do I need to be for trekking in Nepal?

The difficulty of treks varies. While some treks are suitable for beginners, others require a higher level of fitness. It’s advisable to choose a trek that matches your fitness level.

Do I need a guide and porter for trekking?

It’s mandatory, hiring a guide and/or porter can enhance your trekking experience. Guides are familiar with the trails, and porters can help with carrying heavy loads, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

How do I travel within Nepal?

Domestic flights, buses, and private vehicles are common modes of transportation within Nepal. Domestic flights are convenient for reaching remote areas.

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