13 days Gosaikunda Trek
The amazing Gosaikunda Lake is an unmissable attraction for majority of people. Gosaikunda Trek takes us to the holy water of Gosaikunda which is supposedly able to fill our hearts with peace and tranquility. Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater lake in Nepal located in the Lantang National Park. The lake itself lies on the altitude of 4380m (14370ft) in the Rasuwa District. The amazing Gosaikunda is frozen mostly during winter for about six months. There are approximately 108 lakes in the area ranging from small to medium in size. Gosaikunda Lake melts and flows to form the famous Trishuli River during heat. The area of Gosaikunda is very sacred for Hindus and has been established as a religious site. According to Hindu Mythology Gosaikunda area is the residential area for the Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Gauri. Even the famous Hindu scriptures like Bhagwat puran and Vishnu puran directly mention the origin of Gosaikunda during the act of Samundra Manthan. That is why the lake is contemplated as sacred and plays significant role during the festivals of Gangadashahara and Janai Purnima. Thousands of Pilgrims, inside and outside of Nepal, pay homage to this holy destination because according to Hindu scriptures it is clearly evident that the great Lord Shiva himself impaled his holy trident into the mountains and formed the lake so that he could soothe his burning throat after swallowing poison.
The trek to famous Gosakunda can begin anywhere from Dhunche Village, Syabru Besi or the Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. The trek passes itself through the astonishing landscapes which hosts lush green forests, natural waterfalls, mountains etc. So, this trek is not only going to be spiritual but adventurous too. There are many other famous lakes to look out in the area such as Saraswatikunda, Surajkunda and Nagkunda. Blossoming Rhododendrons, slick Bamboo forests, interesting wildlife are the welcoming part of our journey. Kyanjing Gompa, the famous gompa for Buddhist monks also recline in the way to Gosaikunda. The good-hearted and hospitable people of Sherpa living in Kyanjing Gompa provide an opportunity to peek at the cultural and spiritual lifestyle. Passing through several small beautiful villages and ridge, we make our way to the ultimate destination of Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda can be an absolute relishing trek for those wishing to explore the holy areas of Langtang region. Appreciable holy lakes in addition with the lavish beauty of Langtang region makes Gosaikunda Trek from Amazing Nepal Holidays a rejoiceful one.
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