Panch Pokhari is a group of 5 Hindu holy lake in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal. It is 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. This holy lake is decorated with the unsurpassed natural beauty, biological diversity and the cultural heritage. It lies in the arms of very beautiful Himalayan range and pristine nature. It is very popular for pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhist. Many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this sacred lake in Janai Purnima.
Panch Pokhari is one of the main feature of Langtang National Park, located in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhulpalchok districts of the central Himalayan region. The main attractions of Panch Pokhari are excellent Himalayan views and pristine nature with distinct culture including Himalayan sights of Jugal Himal, Langtang Range, Rolwaling Himal and others nearby mountains.
Government of Nepal Postal Services Department issue a postal ticket featuring this Pokhari in 2011. Panch Pokhari is one of the new and unspoilt trekking destinations in Nepal.The route offers a beautiful Himalayan view and pristine nature with distinct culture. Panch Pokhara is situated at an elevation of about 4100m above sea level. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal.
Panch Pokhari trekking lies to the north of the Kathmandu valley; the chain of peaks called Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lakpa (6966m) Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m). This is a remote and unfrequented region, despite being close to Kathmandu. The Trekking offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and diversity of flora and fauna.
There are few villages and no hotels on this route. In some places, the route passes through villages and settlements of different ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpas, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. Since teahouses are not available along the route, camping trek is operated. Most part of the route is entirely free of human settlement. Panch Pokhari is one of the less explored trekking routes.