panchpokhari trek


By Sun Bahadur Tamang

Panchpokhari (five ponds) is the elevation of (4100m) ninth wetland in all around the world. It is situated on the laps of Dorjee Lakpa Himalaya, in the Sindhupalchok district. Panchpokhari is a secret holy pond for Buddhist and Hindu religions. All the entire inhabitants have visited in this pond, occasion on janai purnima (full moon day), the month of July/August. However, around of this holy pond you will notice that traditional Buddhist prayer flags are installed on top of the trees to trees by Hyolmo/Yolmo peoples who believe will prevent demons from entering. It is believed that the panchpokhari (five ponds) was created by the trident of a Hindu deity lord Shiva. According to the mythology lord Shiva used marijuana that originated from the tussle between God and demons which cause of a lot of pain and hangover. After huge struggle he flew to the Himalaya in the effort to drink cold water to sooth his burning throat. He cracked open the mountain and from where came the water and created this panchpokhari (five pond).

Panchpokhari (five ponds) is an amazing journey through the untainted trail. This is a new trail launched by Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal and Tourism board of Nepal in 2012. This trails starts along with the drive from Kathmandu to Baruwa. Even though tea house/ lodges is not available on this trail so our highly an experienced trekking cook will prepare the food and serve to the guest as like on the other trails. This trail offers some incredible viewpoints the peak dorjee Lakpa Himalaya(6965m), phurbi chhujyu (6636m), madiya (6257m), Rowling, Lantang ranges , and Jugal himal. Panchpokhari is inclusive of cascading hills, raging Indrawati River, lush green forest of rhododendron, incense plants, Oak trees, rare species of birds like lophorus, monal, scalaters monal, and many more animals.

10 Jul

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