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Panch Pokhari: A serene tourist destination (IN PICS) 

22 June 2024  

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KATHMANDU: Panch Pokhari is a serene and picturesque pilgrimage site located in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal. 

It sits at an altitude of approximately 4,100 meters (13,450 feet) in the Langtang National Park, making it one of the highest altitude wetlands in the world. 

This destination is known for its natural beauty, cultural significance, and spiritual ambiance, attracting trekkers, pilgrims, and nature enthusiasts alike.

Panch Pokhari is composed of five holy lakes, which are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. 

The lakes are nestled amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks, offering breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere.

The area around the lakes is rich in biodiversity, featuring various alpine flora and fauna.

The trek to Panch Pokhari is a relatively less-trodden path compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal, making it a perfect destination for those seeking solitude and unspoiled natural beauty. 

The journey typically starts from Chautara, the district headquarters of Sindhupalchowk, and takes about 5-7 days to complete.

The trek offers a mix of lush forests, terraced fields, traditional villages, and panoramic mountain views.

Highlights of the Trek:

Lush Forests and Biodiversity: The trek passes through rhododendron and bamboo forests, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including the red panda and Himalayan black bear.

Traditional Villages: Trekkers have the opportunity to experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang and Sherpa communities.

Panoramic Views: The trek provides stunning views of Langtang, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and other Himalayan peaks.

Spiritual Experience: The tranquility and sanctity of the lakes offer a spiritual retreat, with opportunities for meditation and reflection.

Practical Information:

Best Time to Visit: The best seasons to visit Panch Pokhari are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is favorable, and the skies are clear.

Permits: Trekkers need to obtain a Langtang National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

Accommodation: Basic teahouses and camping are the primary forms of accommodation along the trekking route.

Here are some pictures of Panch Pokhari taken during monsoon season:

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