Panchpokhari is a collection of Five Hindu holy lakes which lie in the Sindhupalchowk District in Nepal. This lake is a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims. It is the 9th altitude wetland in the world. It has amazing beauty moreover, inexplicable sceneries. The splendid mountain panorama and very pristine natural beauty along with the incredible wetland attractions and flora and fauna make this a must-visit place in the remote mountains of Nepal. Panchpokhari is popular among pilgrims because on the occasion of Janai Purnima in August most of the pilgrims visit there. It is believed that if you make a wish with a pure intention then your wish will be fulfilled. This place has both religious and cultural importance.
History of Panchpokhari
Once upon a time, a person called Wuragba Waiba came here hunting. He saw Lord Shiva planting rice. He first thought what a foolish person planting rice even in such a snowy area. He went near but then God vanished at the place where the temple is built. It is said that we can see a plough in the waterfall flowing down from here. So the hunter realized that he had seen Lord Shiva. He didn’t have anything to offer God except the bell of his dog. So he left the belt which can be seen even today
Before we start our trip to Panch Pokhari, there are certain things we need to know about the entire journey. Some of the trip facts are:
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3-star Hotel/Tea house/camping
Tour route: Kathmandu-Melamchi-Bhotang-Chhimti-Deurali-Noshyampati-Panch Pokhari- Panch Pokhari view tower- Bhotang-Kathmandu.
Day 1- Welcome to Nepal. Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Day 2- Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 3- Kathmandu to Melamchi To Deurali (2200m)
Day 4- Deurali to Tuppi dada to Noshyampati (3700m)
Day 5- Noshyampati to Panch Pokhari to Panch Pokhari view point (4300m)
Day 6- Trek down to Bhotang Village
Day 7- Drive to Kathmandu
Day 8- Shopping at Kathmandu
Day 9- Final Departure to your Country
Weather of Panchpokhari
The weather in Panchpokhari is pretty cool. During the monsoon, seasonal rainfall occurs which makes little difficult to reach the destination. Similarly in winter, it experiences heavy snowfall. The autumn season is best as it provides beautiful views of mountain ranges and blue sky.
Autumn (March, April, May)
Spring (September, October, November)
Clothes (according to season)
Waterproof and Down Jacket
Water cleansing drop
First aid box
Accommodation Service during PanchPokhari
Generally, a well hospitable tea house or lodge is the accommodation that you have to rely upon in the Panchpokhari. The services and facilities may differ as per the altitude and remoteness, but stay assured regarding your basic needs. Delicious meals, comfortable and clean rooms with arm hospitality are provided in Tea house. Additional needs such as WIFI, hot shower and electricity may not be available all the time or you might have to pay extra for it if available.
What are the special features of local inhabitants?
The local inhabitants of the Panchpokhari are Tamang, Sherpa, Brahmin, Chettri. People of this region practice Buddhist and Hindu culture. The spiritual people closely connected with the valley offer you the best hospitality you’ve ever experienced. Feel free to interact with the people so you can learn more about their lifestyles.
Pick-up and drop-off service at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Full board Meal(Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner).
License holder trekking guide and porter.
Trekking information management System (TIMS) card.
Accommodation for all trekking days.
All local and government taxes.
Nepal Entry Visa Fee
Tips to guide and porter
Extra nights accommodation nights at Kathmandu
Spare luggage Charge
Useful tips for Panch Pokhari
The tips that will help in Panch Pokhari has been mentioned below:
Trekking boots are a must as most parts of the trails are rocky.
Carry Warm clothes.
Always drink purified water and keep a supply of water sanitizer drop or tablets.
Make sure you go on a trek with a knowledgeable guide. They will assist you in overcoming your journey difficulties.
Altitude sickness medicines are recommended for first-time high-altitude trekkers.
Don’t be scared of nature, Nature always loves you.
Always maintain balanced diet food instead of junk food.
Don’t panic. Enjoy your trip.
How to reach PanchPokhari
One can get reached via two trails. One trekking starts from Sano Okhreni and another from Bhotang. Most people preferred Bhotang over Melamchi. Trek starts from Bhotang. Up to Bhotang, there is a facility of transportation. From Bhotang you can see the beautiful scenario, get close-up with nature, various types of flora and fauna, ethnic groups.