- Prabhu Jirel/ Charikot
Dolkha: Many tourist destinations are located in the northern region of Dolkha district in the Himali region. Of these there are various ponds worth visiting in the lap of Gaurishankar Himal.
Among these fascinating ponds such as Kalapokhari known as Bhutpokhari or Ghost pond, Jattapokhari and Panchapokhari are the main attractions.
All these tourist destinations have been observed recently in Gaurishankar rural municipality. The region being 891 meters to 7134 meters above sea level is significant in natural resources which should be utilized to the optimum level according to the rural municipality authorities.
A master plan for one decade related to conservation of Gaurishankar region has been initiated in this connection.
The observation team had reached up to Pedimg which is as high as 3800 meters above sea level. The trip that started from Changkhu Sherpa’s community homestay Luwangsa was greeted with Buddhist traditions and passed through Riuti, Syartang, Pandding and Chhyoding areas.
Animals like Himali Yak and hill vegetation and peaks of Gaurishanker are some of the fascinating things while trekking through this region.
If trek can be started in the morning for one hour after halting the night at Peding the journey may take us to Burmuchhe danda as high as 4121meters. In the early morning, most of the places of Dolkha can be seen from this Burmucche danda in the sun ray.
After eating lunch at Dhupani danda the trek can begin and in about 2 hours trek we can reach Manedanda followed by Bukini which is 4274m. Bukini is exceedingly attractive spot. Farmers of Bukini hill have reared Yaks.
Rest can be done at Yalekhark after getting tired of observing all kinds of Himali herbs, fruits and ice. Thirst can be quenched in Kanchan river that stems from the melting ice from Yalekharka.
In one hour we can reach 4473meter high Kalapokhari or Ghost pond from Yalekharka. This pond has a unique specialty. The pond which appears to be black from a distance can be seen from a distance according to the arrangements made by the local authorities.
The pond may be shrouded in clouds or mist if there is a noise around this pond according to Tika Bahadur Gurung. This pond remains as one of the most attractive tourist destinations. All you must do is to reach Yalekhark to stay overnight to enjoy all this natural sight of Gaurishanker rural municipality (RSS).
Photos: Lala Gurung/highlightstourism
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