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Gupha Pokhari

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Gupha Pokhari is a natural mountain lake (pond) situated at the height of 2,890 -3200 meters above the sea levels situated on the lap of the mountain of Eastern Nepal at Sankhuwasabha District of Nepal. This lake is also a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The name “Gupha Pokhari”, which means Cave Pond, is a new name given to this in the 20th century, by priests who were believed to meditate in the caves around the hills of this area and gave it its new name. Previously, it was called “Siddha Marga” Pokhari. Locals believe that this pond grants your wishes, similar to the Manakamana Temple in Gorkha.


Guphapokhari is one of the most popular destinations in the Tinjure Milke Jaljale Trail, which is known as the “Rhododendron capital of Nepal”. This region has the highest number of Rhododendron Species, 28 out of 32 found in Nepal. There are also many other flowers and plants, species of birds, species of mammal and views of Makalu, Kangchenjunga and Mt. Everest on a clear day.

Gufa Pokhari is a popular tourist destination. The best time to visit Gufa Pokhari is February-May. If someone wishes to play with snow then one can visit there in winter (November-December). One can Enjoy homestay, Sherpa village, culture at gupha pokhari .

Most do things in Gupha Pokhari

  • Sight Seeing
  • Drinking Tongba
  • Birds Watching
  • Tasting Rhododendron Wine

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