Monday, July 21, 2008

Getting the Jatta Pokhari and Panch Pokhari

Nepal is a naturally beautiful country. There are many places having natural scenary and beautiful landscapes. Jatta Pokhari (Pond) and Panch Pokhari (Pond) are such places having natural scenary and beautiful landscapes, which lies in border line of Dolakha District and Ramechhap District in northern part. The altitude of this ponds is about more than 5000m and the water source of the Khimiti river. These ponds are also famous for religious thinking. The trek from Jiri bazar is the most easiest route to these ponds. People visit in these ponds rarely once a time in a year by motivating religious feeling even these are beautiful places.
Getting the Jatta Pokhari and Panch Pokhari
Jiri valley lies at the distance of 55 Km east from Charikot and 188 Km northeast from Kathmandu. Swiss tourists compare this valley with beautiful city of Switzerland, Jurich. The valley has its own importance being the gateway to Mt. Everest. It is from jiri that you start your trek to Those, Cherdung, Thodung. Walking around jiri valley or up to the cherdung cheese factory (1hour distance) will be a welcome exercise for your legs before starting one the long way back from Jiri. Jiri & village nearby is the home of jirel which is not found in other district of Nepal. This fact could be an interesting subject for sociological research & having special interest on it. The express bus from Kathmandu to Jiri takes about 7 hours, while the local bus can take as long as 10 or 12 hours. Jiri is a large town at the end of the paved road. The hike begins the following day with a long, so we can stay at Jiri. There are several lodges in Jiri.
Living the Jiri on early morning of the next day of the travel, the path begins to jump up to Kuthame Dada and the jump down to reach Shivalaya. This way is also gateway to Mt. Everest, so we can also meet foreign toursits. The ups and downs become more numerous and the terrain gets rougher. It offers a wide range of environments and numerous outstanding vistas. After 4/5 hrs walk from Shivalaya, we can reach Khahare village of Ramechhap district and our treking of following day ends here. We can find houses of Sherpas for the lodging and fooding in Khahare Village.
Leaving the Khahare, the trail begins steep ups and also we can not find the people living villages. It offers a wide range of environments and we can see many kinds of animal and birds on the route, also need to cross the Khimti river. After walking 8-10 hrs ups from the Khahare village, we reach at MaaniDanda, which is l0cated at more than 4000m in altitude, and we can relief here. Then after 5-6hrs walk, we can reach Jatta Pokhari or Panchh Pokhari at the dark night. Then we have to manage for the lodging because in this area we can not find any houses for the stay, so we can stay at small cave there. We have to bring for the fooding by ourselves. Early morning all people take a bath from the water of pond. After taking a bath, it is believe that our health would be good and we can relief from any deseases, and it is also believe that anyone's sin can be relief by taking the bath. These ponds are important not only by religious thinking but also important by natureally beautyful scenary and wide range of environments.

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