Timbung Pokhari Trek

All about the Timbung Pokhari Trek.

Timbung Pokhari(The Gunfire Lake)

Timbung Pokhari is situated in the border of Pachthar & Taplejung. It  lies at an altitude of 4480m above from the sea level. The name ‘Timbung Pokhari’ originated from a Limbu word ‘Timbak’, which means the firing of a gun. The locals gave the pond this name as the pond often makes a sound that is similar to that of a gunfire. Timbung Pokhari is 466m in length and 154m in width. Even more, snow covers this pond for six months every year.

Why Timbung Pokhari Trek ?

Majestic views of Kanchenjunga can be clearly observed from Timbung Pokhari. Furthermore, pilgrims gather around the pond, especially during the month of Shrawan (July-August) and during festivals like Janai Purnima and Nag Panchami. As the pond is quite close to India’s border, it sees a lot of Indian pilgrims throughout the year from places like Manipur, West Bengal and Sikkim. Moreover, A trekking route is going constructed from Sandakpur to Timbu Pokhari but the work hasn’t been started yet. Nepal Government has separated the budget for the construction.

Flora and Fauna

The pond is rich in both natural beauty and biodiversity. The area around the pond is home to various rare flora and fauna. It is the hub of herbs. Valuable herbs like bikham, kutki, padmachal, jatamasi, panchaule and yarsagumba can be found in the area. Moreover, aromatic herbs like sunpati, bhairungpani and sikpale are also found here. The place is also home to animals like Himalayan monal, Himalayan blue sheep, Himalayan goral, bear, snow leopard, musk deer, red panda and many more.

Religious Belief

According to the local people, by offering a puja in this pure pond, wishes of pilgrims come true along with their peaceful and happy life. But the locals also believe that bad things happen to the visitors if they have sin, greed and jealousy on their conscience.

Best Season to Trek

  • starts from mid of July to mid of September.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
  • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
  • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
  • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
  • English speaking Guide depending on the place
  • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • First aid kits
  • Map
  • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
  • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)