Gosaikunda Festival Trek (Holy Lake)

Difficulty Level

Moderately Difficult

DURATION

16 DAYS

MAX ALTITUDE

4381m

The very sacred Gosainkund Lake is situated at an 4381m in the Langtang National Park region. There are some 100 lakes in the area and they are the destination of thousands of Hindu Pilgrims during the month of August. The lake is also sacred to the Buddhist people. Janai Purnima is Sacred Thread festival on this day of 26 August 2018.  Hindu men, especially the Brahmins & Cheetris perform their change Janai & all who celebrates this festival put a sacred thread wrist. Gosaikund, the sacred pond in high altitude, Wintesses the great celebration on this day of 26 August 2018.

 

Every year during Full Moon day in August, thousands of Buddhists and Hindu pilgrims come here to worship Lord Shiva bathing in the sacred lake – Gosaikunda. Shamans “Dhami-Jhankris” perform their religious dances and chant their mantra( holy prayers). According to religious belief there is a channel from the lake which carries water directly from the lake to the Kumbheshwar Temple at Patan in Kathmandu Valley( 60 km south west). Hindu people chant Gayatri Mantra and change their Sacred thread (Janai) for the protection and Rakshya Bandhan-a sacread red-yellow thread tie around the wrist by the priest.. We can see an image of Shiva at its center is filled with water in this lake.

 

The trek commences with a steep ascent but levels out for a relaxing trek through old growth forest. If the day is clear, you will have some spectacular views of the valley below and of the magnificent waterfalls cascading down the mountain ranges across the valley.

 

There is ample opportunity to see the vast array of flora and if you are quiet and observant, you may get to see some of the varied wildlife inhabiting the forest.

 

The trail will take you through some of the best native forest in Nepal. Through the canopy, you will get glimpses of LangtangLirung Peak (7246m).

Trip Facts

Accommodation
Tea Houses/Lodge
Grade
Soft Adventure
Starting Point
Dhunche
Ending Point
Melamche Bridge
Trek Duration
16 Days
Maximum Altitude
4381m
Transportation
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach

US$ 1880.00 / Person

€ 1665.00 / Person

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu On BB Plan [ Bed & breakfast ] YES
  • Tea house lodge trek on full board basis as per itinerary above YES
  • Langtang National park fee, Trek [TIMS] permit YES
  • Experienced guide., porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter] including their salary YES
  • Private Ground transport [ airport pickup/drop]  YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - 21 Aug 2018: Arrival & transfer to hotel in Kathmandu O/n hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 2 - 22 Aug 2018: Prepare for trekking [ city tour in Kathmandu valley ] o/n in hotel on BB

DAY 3 - 23 Aug 2018: Drive to Dhunche (7-8 hrs) O/n in a teahouse in Dhunche (B/ L/D)

DAY 4 - 24 Aug 2018: Trek to Chandan Bari O/n tea house in Chandanbari (B/L/D)

DAY 5 - 25 Aug 2018: Trek to Lauribinayek O/n tea house in Lauribinayek (B/L/D)

DAY 6 - 26 Aug 2018: Trek to Gosaikund lake 3 hrs [ attend festival] O/n in a tea house in (B/L/D)

DAY 7 - 27 Aug 2018: Trek from Gosaikund lake to Ghopte O/n in a tea house in Ghopte (B/L/D)

DAY 8 - 28 Aug 2018: Trek from Ghopte to Tharepatie O/n in a tea house in Tharepatie (B/L/D)

DAY 9 - 29 Aug 2018: Trek from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaue O/n in a tea house in Melamchi Gate (B/L/D)

DAY 10 - 30 Aug 2018: Trek from Melamche Gau to Tarke Ghyange O/n in a tea house in Tarke Ghyange (B/L/D)

DAY 11 - 31 Aug 2018: Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Shermathange O/n in a tea house in Shermathang (B/L/D)

DAY 12 - 1 Sep 2018: Trek from Shermathang to Melamche Bridge O/n in a tea house in Melamche Bridg (B/L/D)

DAY 13 - 2 Sep 2018: Drive to Kathmandu from Melamchie O/n in a hotel in Kathmandu on BB

DAY 14 - 3 Sep 2018: Day in Kathmandu, o/n in hotel on BB

DAY 15 - 4 Sep 2018: Day in Kathmandu, o/n in hotel on BB

DAY 16 - 5 Sep 2018: Transfer to airport for onwards destination

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