Baruwa Yolmo Village is one of the most beautiful and remote areas which is nestled on the laps of Panch Pokhari Lake and Dorjee Lakpa Himalaya. It is one of the nearest villages to Kathmandu city among those seventy-five districts all over Nepal. This village has fourteen monasteries, where Buddhist monks draped in brown robes are a common sighting.
Baruwa Panch Pokhari is one of the complete off the beaten trekking trail village in Nepal. Moreover, that is inclusive of cascading hills, raging rivers, lush green forests of rhododendron, various kinds of incense plants, rare species of birds, animals, and some irascible viewpoints. Baruwa Panch Pokhari is a culturally rich destination although it is a pilgrimage tour for Buddhist followers. Likewise, This place is a melting pot of mixed races, however from the beginning of the footpath, you will observe the Mani wall, Chortens, prayer flags, and traditional wall made by Hyolmo / Yolmo peoples who believe will prevent demons from entering.
Gateway of Panch Pokhari Lake Trekking
The core inhabitants of Baruwa are known as the Hyolmo/Yolmo they are as well known as Tamang and Sherpa’s. This is the second place after the Everest region where Tamang and Sherpa are to be found. These settlers descended down in Nepal in the 15th century and scattered around the Helambu region. Baruwa is well-considered holy and pilgrims flock from the globe around them to pay homage.
It is believed that one of the highly regarded poetic yogis namely Milarepa had meditated in this holy land. Furthermore, the houses of this village have been built up of stone, mud, and wood. Agriculture, animal husbandry, weaving carpet, and painting Thanka are the major occupation of the people of this village. Deepawali and Dashain are rare festivals even though all inhabitants will focus to celebrate the Loshar festival as well.
On Saturday 25th of April 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake similar to the aftershock 12th of May 2015 magnitude of 7.3 earthquakes mainly affected, the central district of Sindhupalchok, as compared with other districts. As of result, the high death rate was from this place among the 79 villages. Baruwa was affected by this destructive earthquake losing more than 130 people and about 200 injured and around 745 houses were totally destroyed.