A visit to Panch Pokhari is a remote and isolated trekking adventure in Rolwaling, in Eastern Nepal. “Panch Pokhari” in Nepali means Five Lakes, named after the glacial lakes. These are designated as significant wetland areas for the sustenance of biodiversity.
Walking through forests, waterfalls and caves that we can explore, on this trek you will reach near the base of Mt. Jugal, northeast of Kathmandu Valley. Not frequented by trekkers, this is a scenic trail, and is known for its experience of cultural heritage and biological diversity. While the lakes are revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike, reaching there is indeed a spiritual journey for all. At a vantage point near the lakes, you can have wonderful views of Mt. Gauri-Shankar, Mt. Dorje-Lakpa, and sections of Himalayan Range. A combination of camping and home-stay, the trek begins from Chautara and passes through forests a first. As you climb along the trail, you will see green rolling hills. Further you will come to a monastery and trek through Sherpa and Tamang villages, and go up to 4,100 meters at Panch Pokhari.
The trek is graded moderate, which is suitable for people of all ages with a habit of moderate activity. The trekking can be done throughout the year but for scenic pleasure and lush vegetation, we recommend going there in late winter to early spring, and late autumn.