Panch Pokhari is named after 5 holy ponds revered by Buddhists and Hindus alike who rest serenely in the lap of the Himalayas. Now a day, Panch Pokhari Trek can do as a tea house or home stay basic, so you do not need to carry all camping gear. This saves a huge amount of cost for your journey. It takes place to the northeast of Kathmandu toward the great snow wall. The beautiful mountain views, pristine nature, genuine adventure, and typical culture offer a rich experience all the way up to the base of Jugal Himal by “Panch Pokhari Trekking”.
As an off-the-beaten trail trek, this combines the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang ethnic groups, unsurpassed natural beauty, and biological diversity. The journey goes through a mixture of beautiful mountain scenery and terraced fields with characteristic houses in rural villages. Panch Pokhari trek starts from Kathmandu to Chhimti 10 to 11 hours’ drive by bus or private jeep through the Malamchi Bazaar. The drive goes through the hillside paddy terraces and picturesque villages. The trip begins at 1,400m above sea level and goes up to 4,100m at Panch Pokhari, a seldom-visited pilgrimage site to Tarke Gyang in Helambu, or back down to the Tibetan border Tatopani. On your first day, you will experience life in the village homes of the Sherpa and Tamang people. Your guide will give a short talk about altitude sickness and the highlights of the trip destination including the holy Five Lakes, the incredible Himalayan scenery, and the lifestyles of nomadic people unchanged by time. It is an excellent trek through beautiful forests, mainly bamboo, pine, and other evergreens, with glorious views of Lenpo Gang or “big white peak” (6979m), Dorje Lakpa (6986m), Ganchempo (6387m), Gaurishanker, Langtang, Jugal Himal range. The snow-capped mountains of Jugal Himal at sunrise together with the Sherpas who live in this region make Panch Pokhari trek a meaningful once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Trekkers visit often even in monsoon and winter not daily but fifty to hundred a month. According to the local tale; about 2325 years ago, a famous hunter named Bumba Ruwa Baiba came to this place and have seen a farmer cultivating rice paddy at such high elevation. He was suddenly surprised, how is it possible to rice in this snowing area? The hunter Baiba came towards him, and the rice farmer and his farmer's fellow disappeared to the place where the temple is now. It is said that man was none other than Mahadev, Lord Shiva, himself to cultivate it. The hunter Baiba comes to the conclusion, that the cultivated farmer is Mahadev, and at the same time, he removed the bell tied around the neck of the hunting dog and hung it at the place where disappeared Mahadev and established the temple. The temple that we see today, is located at the same spot where the bell rang by hunters in 2325 years ago. Today also the Hindu pilgrims are looking for the paddy field around the place of the temple was established. It is believed that, if anyone is able to find the grain from the paddy, that person will become wealthy and prosperous life. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Nepal and neighboring countries come to this secret place on the full moon of the August Janai Purnima and worship the God Mahadev and take bath in the theses five lakes to purify the body. Visit the Panch Pokhari and worship Lord Shiva earning great merit and making sole pure. It is said that anyone both theist and atheist should visit Panch Pokhari at least one time in their lifetime and Hindus must. The wishes are fulfilled by those who worship from a pure heart. Panch Pokhari Mahadev gives us blessing and power. There is a viewpoint nearby Panch Pokharai, where you will get in 30 minutes walk for the breathtaking view of mountains, landscape, and Panch Pokhari aerial view.
This trip gives you the experience of various features of terrain including glaciers, forested or cultivated areas, and a network of rivers, streams, lakes, etc. The unusual climatic and geographical mix makes this area a naturalist's dream and magic for those who appreciate traditional cultures. We at Nepal Mother House Treks and Expedition arrange Panch Pokhari Tea house for 6 days throughout the year according to your holiday schedules and requirements. But as our honesty demands, we recommend you arrange the Panch Pokhari trek in the best season (September, October, November, March, April, and May). We will guarantee your full satisfaction throughout our long-range export trekking guide and staff and well camping types of equipment.