Panch Pokhari is comprised of five Hindu sacred lakes. This Pokhari is located in the North of Kathmandu Valley (Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk districts) of Nepal. It is sacred for Hindu devotees. It is majorly dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Panch Pokhari was considered as a place of residence of Lord Shiva and Parvati and the five ponds are their daughters with the name Jethi, Mahili, Sahili, Kaili, and Kanchi correspondingly.
Although till today, Panch Pokhari is not turned out as a tourist destination, it is widely popular among Nepali travelers for a pleasant trekking experience. Panch Pokhari trek involves routing through different villages and exploring the traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa Communities. Moreover, this is a newly introduced trekking spot for travel enthusiasts.
Sightseeing view from Panch Pokhari
Panch Pokhari is situated at an elevation of about 4,100 meters above sea level. Through this trek, you will be witnessing the spectacular views of the Himalayas like Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himalayan Range, Rolwaling Himalayan Range, and Tibetan Himalayan Range.
The breathtaking views of Nature along the way with varieties of flora and fauna exploring the Langtang National Park are the marvelling part of this trek. In the spring season, the national flower of Nepal “The Rhododendron” bloom adding extreme beauty in nature. Additionally, you might see wild animals like Himalayan black bears, Monkeys, varieties of birds, Himalayan wild goats, and many more.
Religious Significance and Festival Celebrations
Panch Pokhari is a sacred place for both Hindu and Buddhist religions. The importance of Panch Pokhari is mentioned in most of the Holy Hindu Scriptures like Skanda Purana, Himwat Khand, and Panch Pokhari Mahatmyam.
The major festival celebrated in Panch Pokhari is Janai Purnima. This festival falls in the month of September. In this festival, Brahmin Community replaces their old janai (sacred thread) with the new one and placed that around the upper body part. It is believed that the Janai will grant you knowledge, power, prosperity, and wisdom.
Things to do in Panch Pokhari
There are so many things to explore and do in Panch Pokhari. Since Panch Pokhari is full of adventure and mysteries, one should exploit every possible opportunity here. From being adventurous to spiritual, there is a combination of different vibes in Panch Pokhari. Since most of the youngster’s target is trekking. The foremost activity to do here is Trekking.
This trekking offers beautiful insights into the Himalayan Ranges, natural beauty, rich culture, and traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa Community people residing here for a long time. The next thing will be camping. The night stay at Panch Pokhari is totally a thrilling experience. You should not miss out on the Yoga and Meditation practices here. The peaceful surrounding, breathtaking views, and pleasing environment are perfect for meditation.
Best time to visit Panch Pokhari
The best time to visit Panch Pokhari is in Spring and Autumn seasons. The weather condition is pleasant and stable during this time. So, we highly recommend you arrange this trip in those above-mentioned seasons to be delighted and have a better experience of traveling to Panch Pokhari.
You can visit this place in other seasons as well but colder time of year is not recommended as it is open throughout the year. But, please check the weather forecast before you plan to visit here. You will be overwhelmed by the experience gained over here. Plan to pack your bag soon, “so as not to miss this opportunity of exploring the adventurous and spiritual place Panch Pokhari.
Panch Pokhari is the newly trended destination to visit. It is the best place to visit nearby the Kathmandu Valley in the Langtang Helambu region of Sindhupalchowk district. This trek route offers the most amazing views of nature. It is a quite difficult trek too if it is your first time trekking.
You will be delighted by the ecological diversity, cultural significance, and especially by the five different lakes at the same location. This trek will be remarkable and cherishing for you. Through this trek, you can explore Nepalese culture, traditions, art and architecture, values, and many more. To make your trek comfortable and memorable, “Mission Summit Treks” is always available for you. Feel free to contact us for the amusement experience of trekking.