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.
Majestic views of Kanchenjunga can be seen close from the pond which is 466 m in length and 154 m in width.
Even though the pond is covered in snow for six months every year, hosts of pilgrims have been visiting this pond to offer puja for a few centuries now. Pilgrims gather around the pond, especially during the month of Shrawan (July-August) and during festivals like Janai Purnima and Nag Panchami.
The pond is both unique in natural beauty and biodiversity. The area around the pond is home to various rare flora and fauna and is also known as the capital of herbs. Valuable herbs like bikham, kutki, padmachal, jatamasi, panchaule and yarsagumba can be found in the area along with aromatic herbs like sunpati, bhairungpani and sikpale.
The pond has also been featured on the list of 100 new tourism destination of Nepal.
Day 01: Fly to Bhadrapur & Drive to Tharpu
Day 02: Drive to Betainee (2000m) via Falaicha & hike to Kali Khola Gau
Day 03: Trek to Bikhe Chaur (3500m – 4000m)
Day 04: Trek to Timbung Pokhari
Day 05: Trek to Thulo Bhanjyang
Day 06: Trek down to Kali Khola Gau
Day 07: Trek to Betainee & drive to Illam
Day 08: Drive to Bhadrapur & fly back to Kathmandu