Panch Pokhari Trek: Exploring the 9th Highest Altitude Wetlands in The World

Nepal is a travel paradise that offers the opportunity to explore the diverse landscapes, culture, traditions, and natural beauty along giant snow-capped mountains. Top of the World: Mount Everest and other seven highest peaks above 8000metres in the World, many highest snow-capped peaks, freshwater lakes located in the high altitude region such as Tilicho Lakes, Shey-Phoksundo lakes, Gokyo lakes, Gosaikunda lakes, and Panch Pokhari, have made Nepal an ultimate trekking destination for travel lovers and adventurers seekers. The trekking trail in Nepal and the final trekking destination let you explore the virgin and heavenly looks trail, the natural beauty of Nepal, unique Himalayan culture: mainly Sherpa, traditional lifestyles, magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains, glaciers, valley, lakes, and amazing landscapes. 

Paanch Pokhari is one of the picturesque Hidden treasures, at the base of Jugal Himal, inside the Langtang National Park, Nepal. Panch Pokhari trek is the short trekking destination in Nepal that takes you to the 9th highest altitude wetland in the World, which lies at the elevation of 4100m, in the Langtang region. Panch Pokhari trek is a short trek option near the valley that takes you to the culturally and naturally blessed Langtang region. 

How to get it to Panch Pokhari? 

Paanchpokhari lies in Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal. Panch Pokhari trek regions lie on the Tibetan region, Northern side of Kathmandu that offers mainly two route options: 

From Sano Okhareni via Chautara

The trek from Sano Okhareni via Chautara is moderate. You can get to Chautara after about a 5 hours ride by bus from Kathmandu. 

From Bhotang

The trek from Bhotang is considered easier and shorter. You can get to Bhotang after a 6/7 hours ride through the bus or Jeep from Kathmandu. 

Trek Facts and Trip Details: 

Maximum Elevation: 4100m (13,500ft) above from sea level

Trekking Duration: 11/12 days from Kathmandu 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Trip Grade: Strenuous 

Accommodation: Very few tea houses and lodge facilities, Camping trekking

Best Time to Panch Pokhari Trek

Panch Pokhari trek is doable all around the year and every season offers beautiful features. Autumn and Spring season is considered the best season in Nepal to explore authentic beauty through trekking and mountaineering. Autumn and spring season rewards you with colorful trails, comfortable trails, refreshing weather, medium temperature, splendid views of mountains, and landscapes.

Monsoon and winter have their beautiful essence. Panch Pokhari trek attracts more crowds in Janai Purnima, which falls in the rainy season/Monsoon season. In the rainy season, the trails offer you greenery and colorful views of the shrubs. The cloudy weather in the morning makes the hike refreshing and memorable. The hiking trail becomes a little slippery during this season, so more care should be taken while hiking.  

In winter, the sky looks clear, mountains shine brighter with heavy snow, perfect for photography, and is best for snow lovers. In winter, the temperature decreases below 0℃, a snowy environment in mid-winter, which is best for those who would love to walk in the cold weather, snowy trails, play with the snow and explore the frozen lakes, but more care should be taken. 

Religious Value of Panch Pokhari 

Panch Pokhari is a sacred place for both Buddhist and Hindu peoples. Panch Pokhari attracts a large mass of Hindus and Buddhist devotees during Janai Purnima festivals in the rainy season. 

People worship their respective gods and goddesses, and some take a holy shower in the lakes. Panch Pokhari highly reflects the word Nepal as a country with religious harmony. 

The names of the five lakes of Panch Pokhari are Surya Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Naag Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Bhairav Kunda is named after the names of Hindus, Gods and goddesses. All religious people are allowed to come to Panch Pokhari. You can explore many statues of Hindu goddesses, chortens, and prayer flags in the Panch Pokhari areas. 

Highlights of Panch Pokhari Trek: 

Off-the-Beaten Trekking Trail in Nepal

Panch Pokhari trekking trail is a newly explored trekking trail that takes you through the virgin characteristic rural settlements, temples, stupas, terrace farming, rangelands, stone trails, lush green forests, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and bridges. The trail is comfortable for walking and crowd less, which makes your journey beautiful. 

Majestic Mountain Views

Panch Pokhari lies on the lap of Jugal Himal. Panch Pokhari trek trails and the Panch Pokhari offer you splendid views of the mountain range called Jugal Himal that constitutes the Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), and Madiya ( 6257m). Besides this, it rewards the breathtaking views of Langtang Himal, Gauri Shanker, the Tibetan range, and the Rolwaling range. 

If you have got more time, you can combine this trekking with Jugal Himal trekking and Langtang region trekking

Pristine Nature with Distinct Culture

Panch Pokhari trek region has a pristine nature that you will cross many rivers, rocks, stone trails, waterfalls, valleys, and the trails that offer the stunning scenery of the snow-capped mountains. The views of the beautiful sunrise, sunsets, freshwater lakes, surrounding hills, beautiful trails, and snow-capped mountains will sure make your trek journey unforgettable. Panch Pokhari lies inside the Langtang National Park, where you can explore many exotic floras such as Rhododendrons, Chirpine, and Oak, and faunas such as A red panda and mountain goat.

People of diverse ethnic groups like Tamang, Sherpa, Gurungs, Brahmin, and Newar, sheltered in the Panch pokhari region. Despite being close to Kathmandu, the Panch Pokhari region is very remote. You can explore the remote areas of nomadic peoples who are still following old traditions and cultures. Despite old customs and traditions, people are so kind and humble that they give you warm greetings and hospitality. 

On occasions like Janapurnioma, you can witness the traditional Dhami Jhakri dance and other cultural dances. You can explore temples, stupas, prayer flags, and chortens during the trek. Panch Pokhari trek is also called a mecca for those who would like to explore diverse cultures and traditions. 

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