Gosaikunda Festival Trekking 2015

Trip Facts

Program Code: AHT-GF 013 | Duration: 6 days | Program Type: Trekking | Maximum Altitude: 4180m | Minimum pax: +1 | Mode of Travel: Land | Start Trip: Dhunche | End Trip: Dhunche | Driving Hour: 7 hours | Driving Distance: 175 KM | Program Grading: gradegrade

Trip Overview

  • In the occasion of Full Moon Festival, Shamans ("Dhami Jhankris") come from all over Nepal.
  • Religious dancing and singing ceremony. 
  • Hindus chant the powerful Gayatri Mantra and change their Sacred thread (Janai).
  • Rakshya Bbandhan, a red or yellow protection cord, is tied around the wrists of other Hindus and Buddhists by the priest.
  • Unbeleiveabe Mountain view on the way to Gosaikunda trekking
  • Possible to do short or long trekking  

Nepal's one of most famous religious places for both Buddhism and Hinduism is Gosaikunda situated at an altitude of about 4381 m. in north east of Kathmandu surrounded by Himalayas. Every year during full Moon day in August, thousands of Buddhists and Hindu pilgrims come for pilgrimage and it is quite a sight to visit during the festival as well as the lake is worthwhile to visit all year round.

Gosaikund Lake is religious symbol of a Shiva shrine. According to religious belief channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan (Kathmandu Valley), 60 km south west. In the occasion of Full Moon Festival, Shamans ("Dhami Jhankris") come from all over Nepal arrive to the lake and have religious dancing and singing ceremony. On Janai Purnima day, Hindus chant the powerful Gayatri Mantra and change their Sacred thread (Janai), while a Rakshya Bbandhan, a red or yellow protection cord, is tied around the wrists of other Hindus and Buddhists by the priest. Here they emulate Lord Shiva by bathing in the sacred lake of Gosainkunda.  Here, a pool with an image of Shiva at its center is filled with water believed to have come from Gosainkunda.

Outline Itinerary

7th Aug. 2015 - Day 01: Drive to Dhunche by Local bus O/N Lodge 6hrs
8th Aug. 2015 - Day 02: Dhunche to SingGomba 5 hours trekking
9th Aug. 2015 - Day 03: Sing Gompa to Gosainkund(4381m) O/N Lodge/Tea house 5hrs
10th Aug .2015 - Day 04: Participate in Festival with local people O/N Lodge/Tea house
11th Aug. 2015 - Day 05: Trek to Dhunche 1950m O/N Tea house
12th Aug. 2015 - Day 06: Early morning drive to Kathmandu 6 hours finished festival Trekking trip

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