TrekkingModerate, Easy

Helambu- Panch Pokhari Trek

Based on 5 Reviews

Navigate Outdoor introduce the new concept and offer Helambu – Panch Pokhari-  Bhairab Kunda trek. This trek offers pristine mountain views with unsurpassed natural beauty and biological diversity in the lower elevation and closer destination from Kathmandu. This valley is enriched and adorned with the combination of the rich culture, traditions, and art. The typical and wonderful way of life of various ethnic people is another interesting thing to experience on this trekking route.

Lots of adventurous sports activities like Bungy Jump, Rafting, and Cannoning have treasured this trekking destination. The grand vista of Rolwaling, Lang Tang Himalayan Range, the medicinal perfume of herbal plants, wonderful scenery of landscapes and terrace are indeed a heavenly pleasure.

  • Destination:Nepal, Langtang Region, Kathmandu Valley
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
  • Max Elevation:4010m
  • Total Duration:18 - 23 days
  • Best Time:Feb-June & Sept- Dec
  • Best option for nature trek:5 star

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 – Half day sightseeing while we preparing our paper/permit in Kathmandu.
Day 03 – Drive 1 hour to Sudharijal and trek to Chisa Pani 5hrs alt2165m ascent 705m.
Day 04 – Trek to Kutumsang 7hrs alt 2470 ascent 305m.
Day 05 – Trek to Thare Pati 6 hrs alt 3690m ascent 1220m.
Day 06 – Trek to Melanchi Gaun 3hrs alt 2530 descent 1160 and trek to Tarkegyang 3hrs alt 2600 ascent 70m.
Day 07 – Trek to Sermathang  5hrs altitude 2590 descent 10m.
Day 08 – Trek to Yangri 6 hrs alt 1440m descent 1150m.
Day 09 – Rest day (Explore around the Yangri village).
Day 10 – Trek to Haveli 6hrs alt 2310m ascent 870m.
Day 11 – Trek to Taph Kharka 7hrs alt 3320m ascent 1010m.
Day 12 – Trek to Panch Pokhari  7hrs alt 4010 ascent 690m highest place to camp in the trek.
Day 13 – Trek  to Nosyampati 4hrs alt3631m descent 379m.
Day 14 – Trek toTembathang 7 5hrs alt 2180m descent 1451m.
Day 15 – Trek to Kyangsing 7 hrs alt2475m ascent 295m.
Day 16 – Trek to Nautale Kharka 6hrs alt3415m ascent 940m.
Day 17 – Trek to Bharav kunda 6hrs alt 3985m ascent  570m.
Day 18 – Rest day(explore the area)
Day 19 – Trek to Sherpa Gaun  6hrs alt2500m descent 1485m.
Day 20 – Trek to Larcha and drive to 2 hours to our rafting camp and stay.
Day 21 – After Breakfast drive to Rafting starting point and rafting 3hrs have a lunch and drive to Kathmandu 3hrs stay at Kathmandu.
Day 22 – Rest day/extra day in Kathmandu that can be used as shopping and explore local market.
Day 23 – Transfer to International airport.

Cost Includes

  • Fluent English Speaking expert local guide.
  • Porter 2:1 ratio; carry up to 25kg.
  • All accommodation on local guesthouse.
  • All the Transportation by private vehicle airport picks up and drops.
  • Transportation to from Kathmandu Private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation on Bed &Breakfast basis.
  • Entrance fees to the temple , monastery and other palaces
  • Trekking full board basis with trekking permit Lunch Dinner breakfast and hot drinks.
  • National Park fees and TIMS fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Nature of personal expenses and insurance.
  • Personal health, travel & adventure insurance.
  • Mineral Water and Alcohol bottle beverages.
  • International flight tickets and visa fees & airport charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost and Dates

Trip Start DateTrip End DatePriceAvailabilityBook
3rd February, 202024th February, 2020US$1360Available Book Now
17th February, 20209th March, 2020US$1360Available Book Now
24th February, 202016th March, 2020US$1510Available Book Now
6th April, 202027th April, 2020US$1510Available Book Now
4th May, 202025th May, 2020US$1510Available Book Now
1st October, 202022nd October, 2020US$1510Available Book Now
2nd November, 202024th November, 2020US$1510Available Book Now
26th November, 202017th December, 2020US$1360Limited Book Now

We organize varied trekking options that include home stay in the remote mountain village in Helambu and Lang Tang Mountain range.

This is our special package staring from Sundarijal to Shrepa-Gaun, via Lang Tang route Tharepati Sama-gaun. We strongly recommended try this route you will enjoy being with local and learn their culture. 

This trail and route is perfect for the light back packing and learning Himalayan culture. Our backpacking adventure course fit for the youth who has higher school study 16-18 years old. Understand Nepalese specially Sherpa culture in Nepal. Our course includes developing self-confidence, building great connection with local culture and environment & appreciating the privilege life & our access rest of the world. We support local by encourage our clients to try local organic freshly harvested veggies/food from their backyard.

Please be ready and keep in mind that adventure in the Himalayan Mountains requires an open & emphatic mind. During your trek you are lacking some of the basic need like attached bath, hot shower and electricity. Due to weather conditions, health issues, and other general issues of the group members or sudden natural disaster like landslide, snow storms, and other natural aspect we may to change your route. We try our best to follow our original plan when you booked your expedition, but your safety is our primary concern. In case the trip need reroute of your trek is necessary, our group leader/ guide make final call or decision.

Essential Gear

  • Camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking loose fitting shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe, 3 to 4 pairs woolen socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
  •  Day backpack 35 ltr  to 50 ltr , and a duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, Thermals.

Create your dream trips together customize your holiday particular interest or wishes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information about the area.

We will provide a comprehensive gear list on booking.

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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