About Trip

Nepal's one of most famous religious places for both Buddhism and Hinduism is Gosaikunda lake 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 here 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, a full moon 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Gosaikunda Festival

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day 01Aug 23: Drive from Kathmandu - Dhunche by Local bus O/N Lodge 6 hrs.

Drive by tourist coach which takes about 7-9 hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Overnight hotel

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation (If needed)
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche and back to kathmandu overland transportation by public mini bus
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two tourist get one porter)
  • Langtang national park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Accommodation and meals during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International or domestic air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s & Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
26 August, 2018 31 August, 2018 Contact Us Available Book

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