Baraha Pokhari is a popular lake and religious destination as well as a part of trekking trail situated at the altitude of 1,700 meters from sea level which is 800 meters long and 500 meters wide located in Baraha Pokhari VDC of Khotang district of Nepal. This beautiful place offers magical and really amazing views with wonderful natural beauty surrounded by massive mountains like the Himalchuli, Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Macchapuchere and many smaller peaks which truly feel like a paradise. At an earlier time, this place used to be the homes thousands of rhododendron trees, mushrooms, flowers, herbs & medicine, many varieties of birds and wild animals too.
If you are an adventure seeker, then Baraha Pokhari trek is the best choice to make which follows truly off beaten path, which is known by very few trekkers. You can start your trip from Kathmandu valley which takes about 5 hours to reach Phaliya Sangu which can be an alternative for Annapurna circuit. One of the best things to follow through this trail is you will be able to encounter Shepard herding their goats and sheep along the trail even these days, which is unbelievable. As per the significance of this pond (Baraha Pokhari), the lake was created in the time immemorial by God Baraha, according to Hindu mythology, providing historical as well as religious significance to the pond. Every spring in April, on a full moon day, a religious ‘Mela’ is held at Baraha Pokhari where hundreds of people visit in the belief fulfillment of their wishes by the goddess of Baraha Pokhari. For worshipping to the goddess, pilgrims should take a dip into the holy water of her lakes, purify one and worship the goddess with offerings.
Moreover, one of the interesting facts about Baraha Pokhari is that the color of the water in the lake changes along with the season and the lake always offer to watch colorful fish of various kinds are seen in the lake.