Panch Pokhari

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Panch Pokhari
Panch Pokhari, Sindhupalchowk ,Nepal.JPG
Panch Pokhari
Location Bhotang, Sindhupalchowk District
Coordinates 28°01′23″N 85°25′48″E / 28.0230°N 85.4300°E / 28.0230; 85.4300Coordinates: 28°01′23″N 85°25′48″E / 28.0230°N 85.4300°E / 28.0230; 85.4300
Type fresh water
Primary inflows Indravati River
Basin countries Nepal
Surface elevation 4,100 m (13,500 ft)

Panch Pokhari is a group of 5 Hindu holy lakes in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal. It is 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. The lake in Janai Purnima is a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.[1]

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Panch Pokhari is one of the main features of Langtang National Park, located in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhulpalchok districts of the central Himalayan region. The Government of Nepal's Postal Services Department issued a stamp featuring Pokhari in 2011.[2]

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.

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  1. ^ "Panch Pokhari". 8 December 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Universal Postal Union, NP022.11". UPU. 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2017.