Grade

Moderate

Group Size

1-15 pax

Transportation

Private Car

Max Altitude

1,400m (4,600ft)

Activity

Sightseeing

$782

*All Price are in USD*

Gosainkunda Festival Trek – Trip Overview

Gosaikunda Janai Festival Trek – Full Moon Festival

Lake Gosainkunda is one of the most famous and sacred lakes in Nepal. It is located in Buddhist and Hindu lakes, about 4381 meters above sea level in the north-east of Kathmandu. It is surrounded by the Himalayas and other Kunds such as the Kunda Saraswati, Ganesh Kunda. Surya kunda, Bhairav kunda. Lord Shiva used this sacred lake to pierce the glacier with his trident to obtain water and quench his thirst because he swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. There is a cave on the lake and Amarsing Thapa (a great warrior) spent the last moments of his life. Inside the cave there is a bust of Amarsing Thapa. On the full moon of August every year, thousands of Buddhists and Hindu pilgrims come here to worship Shiva in the sacred lake – Gosaikunda. The shaman “Dhami-Jhankris” performs his religious dances and recites his mantra (holy prayer). According to religious beliefs, there is a passage in the lake, which is transported directly from the lake to the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan, in the Kathmandu Valley (60 km to the southwest). The Indians sang Gayatri Mantra and changed their sacred thread (Janai) to protect and Rakshya Bandhan, a sacred red and yellow line tied to the priest on the wrist. We can see that the image of Shiva in its center is full of water.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and stay at the hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu – cultural city tour and trek breifing

Day 03: Drive to Dunche / approx 5 – 6 hrs drive

Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Simgompa(5-6) hrs. Trekking.

Day 05: Trek from Simgompa to Gosainkunda(6-7 hrs.):

Day 06: Rest day to enjoy the festival with the locals.

Day 07: Trek to Dhunche(1950m):

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu / stay at hotel

Day 09: Trip ends and airport transfer



Included
During your trek/tour what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:  
  • Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
  • Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
  • English Speaking guide
  • All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
  • Official expense
  • Hotel picks up & drops off by a tourist vehicle.
 
Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tips for hostess and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa - you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (A tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
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