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Helambu & Pancha Pokhari Trekking

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m)1300m

Arrival in Kathmandu airport & transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu. (4 hrs)

Half day sight seen of Kathmandu. Over night at hotel.

Day 03 Kathmandu–Chautara- Syaule (5hrs drives and 2 hrs trek/1418m)
Drive 4 hrs to Chautara along the Araniko highway road to Tibet and trek 2 hrs to Syaule. Over night at camp.

Day 04 Syaule – Kamikharka Danda (5-6 hours/2300m )
The trail rises steadily to Okrin Danda at 2300m continue steeply up toward the forested Kamikharka Danda ridge.One-hour beyond Okrin Danda is an unusual double Mani wall(prayer wheel) where there are fine camp sites, there may be water in the autumn, but there is no water during the spring. The water supply is 30 minutes walk down the western slopes of the ridge.

Day 05 Kamikharka Danda – Chyochyo Danda (5hours/3160m)

The route along the Kamikharka danda is an excellent trail through beautiful oak and rhododendron forest with magnificent views. Water is scarce for much of the way. The trail follows the ridge crest, rising to a large chorten at 3160m, then traverses pasture across the western slopes of Chyochyo Danda where there are many summer pasture shelters. After another descent the trail passes a ruined stone house and a well used camp site with a good spring a short distance down the western slope. This is the first free water on the ridge and the site is an excellent one in pleasant forest.

Day 06 Chyochyo Danda– Hile Bhanjyang (5-6hours/3800 m)

The trail ascends steeply and steadily across stony, grassy pastures to cross the ridge near some cairns at 3750m. from the ridge the route descends through forest, crossing gullies with water to reach another crest at Chang Samarphu (3913m.). the final descent to Hille Bhanjyang is steep. In spring this can be in deep Snow with difficult icy section in the gullies. At Hile Bhanjyang there is a campsite with water at 3800m.

Day 07 Hile Bhanjyang-Nasem Pati (5-6 hours/3862m)

The trail climbs steeply to a hillock at 3980, then traverses open ground along a flagstone trail to another crest. The views are wonderful in clear weather. There is a stone house above Nasem Pati (3800m) and well trodden trails that lead off the ridge crest to both east and west. There is no running water here in the spring.

Day 08 Nasem Pati-Panch Pokhari (5hours/4462m)

It's about a four-hour climb on a well-defined trail to Panch Pokhari, five holy lakes at 4050m. There are two metal-roofed huts, a sheet metal-enclosed shrine to Shiva and a pile of iron tridents. During the June/ July full moon thousands of Nepalis come to worship. You should not wash in the holy stream near the temples.
There is often snow on this ridge, making the trek more difficult. You can make a day trip to Panch Pokhari from Nasem Pati and avoid camping in the snow

Day 09 Panch Pokhari ( 4462m)

Excursion of the Panch Pokhari Lake, camp.

Day 10: Panch Pokhari- Gai kharka (6 hours/2200m)

Return to Nesam Pati and descend west on a good trail, past several ravines with water but no camping, to a good camsite at Gai kharka (2530m)

Day 11: Gai Kharka- Yangri.(5hrs/1360m)
The descent continues through forest on a track that is sometimes steep and rough, crossing two major watercourses. Pass a few substantial villages, including Yarsa, then descend a small and very steep trail directly to the bridge over the Panch Pokhari Khola. Climb to Hutanbrang, than descend and follow the Larke Khola downstream to the first of the two bridges below Yangri village, where there is a pleasant campsite on the east bank at 1360m.

Day12: Yangri- Laghang Gompa (6-7 hrs/2800m)

The trail crosses bridges over the Larke and Yangri Kholas, and passes through Yangri village climbing rapidly to the west and north. There are lateral trails everywhere. The trail continues, often steeply, up through country dotted with villages and fields, scrub hillside and pleasant forest. From Gangkharka a large trail leads into the next side the valley, where camping is possible, then the trail climbs relentlessly for 900m to Laghang Gompa. This is a beautiful forested area and a lovely, quiet campsite at an elevation of 2800m.

Day 13: Laghang Gompa – Tarkheghyang (3hrs/ 2560m)
It takes just over three hours from Laghang Gompa to Tarke Gyang.The trails climbs through beautiful forest, then enters an area of small pastures, stone houses, scrub growth and cow trails. Be sure to backtrack if you find yourself headed south on the rigde trail to sermathang. The trail down to Tarke Gyang is very steep, rough and eroded.

Day 14: Tarkheghyang – Melamchi Gaon(4hrs/3597m)
Down after leaving village to Melamchi river and steep climb back to Melamchi village.

Day 15: Melamchi Goan- Tharepati (4 hrs/2470m)

Now trek will be mostly on the ridge two-side views to east and west walking down hill. During the March April it will be beautiful Rhododendron flowers before Kutumsang.

Day 16: Tharepati- Kutumsang (6-7hrs/2190 m)

Day with good views of Helambu valley and walking up and down the along the ridge all day and climb up to Chisapani for good Sun set views.

Day17: Kutumsang- Chisapani

Day 18: Chisapani-Sundarijal-Kathmandu

A short trek 3 hrs and drive will bring you to Kathmandu.