PANCH POKHARI TRIP

PANCH POKHARI TRIP
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16 Days

Duration

4100 M

Altitude

Spring/Autumn

Best Seasion

4/5 Hours

Walking

         Nepal is rich country in Natural Resources. Different species of plants, animals, birds & beautiful places are in Nepal. Among beautiful places Panch Pokhari is one of them. Panch pokhari which means five holy lakes, is located in the northern part of Kathmandu of Sindupalchok district. It is the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. This area contains surprising amount of forest & wildlife. Panch pokhari is religious & respected place for Hindu. Beautiful Himalayan view & clear nature with distinct culture   is most fascinating view of this region. The ethnics group of this region is Tamang, Sherpa, Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Newar etc.  The area offers cultural heritage, natural beauty and biological diversity. The more important festivals of this area are Lhosar, Dashain, Tihar, Buddha Jayanti, Chheju, Teej &Janai purnima.

In this area there are lots of historical places, Caves & naturally beautiful lakes which are most memorable part of trekking. We can see lots of old artistic Gumbas, Monastries, Temples on the way of Panch Pokhari. From the top of Panch Pokhari it offers an excellent view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Himal, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. The main peak of this area are Lenpo Gang or big white peak (6979m), Dorje Lakpa(6986m) and Ganchempo(6387m). The vegetation is represented by alpine pasture meadow & Rhododendron scrub. Mammals like Langur monkey, Assamese monkey, Pikas, civet cat etc, endangered animals like Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan fox, Wild dog etc can be found in this region. Different types of highly prized medical herbs like Yarsa Gumba, Cordicep sinensis etc are found in this region. Butterfly diversity is very rich in this part. Birds like Monal, Blood pheasants are found in Nasim & Yaks are found in Nasim.

Agriculture & horticulture are the main occupation of the people living in this area. Potato is the main cash crops of higher productivity in this place & has a good market even in Kathmandu valley. Local people collect various medical herbs for trading. 

Most attraction of this trek is wonderful adventures like mountain climbing, rafting, bunzy, cannoying. Varieties of experiences in a single trek can be observed. Lots of beautiful flowers, waterfalls, endangered animals can be seen here. Panch Pokhari trek is very clean destination for tourists. Panch Pokhari is naturally, culturally, traditionally rich. In the occasion of Janai Purnima (which is celebrating in July-Aug) many people come from nearby village & all over the Country for prayer in this place. Near Panch Pokhari there is a Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva. So Panch Pokhari is piligrimage place for Hindu. 

For trekking the best months are Feb- June, Sep-Nov but however, July & August are also okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility.