Panch Pokhari Trek is another popular spiritual and wilderness trek that takes you to the sacred pilgrimage site of Panch Pokhari in this isolated region. Panch Pokhari lies north to the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 4,100 m above sea level. Every year many Hindu and Buddhist devotee visit the place in the month of August during a Janai Purnima festival held in this region. Apart from the religious point of view Panch Pokhari region is also popular for the spectacular view of the chain of peaks called Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lakpa (6,966m.), Madiya (6,257m.) and Phurbi Chhyachu 6,637m. This Panch Pokhari trek is a combined package of rich cultural heritage, exceptional beauty of biological diversity, towering mountain peaks, huge glaciers and high altitude holy lakes sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people of Nepal.
The Panch Pokhari Trek begins from a six hours vehicle ride from Kathmandu city landing at Chautara of Sindhupalchowk district. The trekking trail to Panch Pokhari is a delightful walking adventure traversing through lush forests, green mountains, traditional farming lands, traditional villages and high hills of typical Nepal that shows views of far-off mountains lost in the horizon. The higher elevation regions are mostly inhabited by Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, Rai, Limbu, Magar communities who are originally called the Himalayan people or mountain people. The Panch Pokhari region is a full wild nature with full of natural wonders like caves, valleys, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, lush forests etc. The Panch Pokhari region is globally recognized as the ninth high wetland of the globe which is still unspoiled by urbanization.