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Gosaikunda Pilgrim Tour

 

Day01: Arrival.

Welcome by our representative at airport. Transfer to the hotel.

 

 

Day02: Pashupatinath, Guheswori Temple, Swayambhunath & Budhanilkantha.

Pashupatinath:

This temple situated on the banks of the holy River Bagmati is the most revered Hindu temple in Nepal Pashupatinath is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva in the world. It is located on the bank of holy river Bagmati, in the eastern part of Kathmandu, Capital city of Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple of Lord Shiva with two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior 400AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River. 

The most important festival observed here is Shivaratri, or ‘the Night of Lord Shiva’ - the night Lord Shiva self-originated - when devotees and pilgrims from far and wide across Nepal and India, including Sadhus (barely attired holy men with long locks of hair and smeared in ashes) and ascetics, throng the temple to have a Darshan (glimpse) of the sacred Shiva lingam.

 

Guheswori Temple

It is one of the famous Shakti Peeths in Nepal and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River near the Pashupatinath Temple. Here too, non-Hindus are denied entry. The goddess is replicated here in the form of a silver plated water-hole which is kept covered by a silver Kalash (auspicious water jar).  Guheswori temple, as equally famous among the Hindus as the temple of Pashupatinath, stands in Slesmantak Jungle on the left bank of the river Bagmati. Guheswori Lord Shiva’s consort, is regarded the source of strength of all living beings. Wherever those body parts fell, a Shakti Peeths originated, and the Mother Goddess in her manifestation as the consort of Lord Shiva came to stay there. Gods, sages and celestial beings came to the Shakti Peeths to do penance or offer worship to the goddess (Ishwari), and thus these spots became holy places. It was at this spot that the Guhya (anal portion) of the corpse fell, and hence this place came to be known as Guheswori.

 

Swayambhunath:

The four seeing eyes of Swayambhunath Stupa watch over the valley form the top of 77-m high hillock on western side. This most glorious Stupa in the world, is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. The surroundings of the Swayambhunath are covered with small Chaityas and monasteries as well as some Hindu temples. The National Museum and the Museum of Natural History are situated at the foot of the hill.

 

Budhanilkantha:

This site, situated at the foot of the Shivpuri hills in the northern-most part of the Kathmandu valley, has probably the largest stone statue of Lord Vishnu in Nepal reclining on a bed of snakes in the middle of a pond. The five-meter long granite image carved out of a single rock dates back to the Lichchhavi period. According to folklore, a farmer was ploughing his field one day when his plough struck a boulder, and to his surprise and alarm; blood started oozing out of the cut in the stone. Upon digging around the huge boulder, he unearthed the magnificent image of the reclining Vishnu that had remained buried in the ground. A big mela (fair) is held at Budhanilkantha on the auspicious two main Ekadashis, Harishayani and Haribodhini, marking the four month period when the Lord retires to sleep. 

 

Day03: Drive to Dhunche.

After taking breakfast our representative will come to your hotel for pick up to Sybrubesi via Dhunche. After reaching at Sybrubensi; town with mountain view including Ganesh Himal. We can see beautiful scenery of forest and Trishuli River all along the way.

 

Day04: Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel(2470m/6hrs)

After taking breakfast, we move towards Lama Hotel through the Langtang River. We climb up through different village, forests, passing stream with the amazing views of waterfalls and different kind of wild animals along the way.

 

Day05: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabrubesi(2100m/6hrs).

After taking breakfast, we trek via jungle . Thulo Syabru is a nice Tamang village migrated from many years ago from Tibet.. We see the scene from high altitude seems to be more panoramic view and more beautiful views can be seen from upper part of the trial.

 

Day06: Thulo Sybru to Sing Gompa(3250m/7hrs).

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Sing Gompa. On the way, way up hill with big forest and Chandbari village;a popular town for the cheese and nice monastery in the village. All along the way we will be enjoying with heart-taking views of Langtang Lirung (7246 m), Ganesh Himal (7422 m).

 Day07: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda(4460m/6hrs).

The trek ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Sing Gompa and Laurebinak; the track will get narrower with slight change in environment; we can enjoy with desert-like place. On the way to Gosainkunda Lake, a holy lake, one can view an excellent view of Mt. Annapurna Range (8091 m).

 

Day08: Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa.(4hrs)

In the early morning, we do our pilgrim activities and return back to Sing Gompa on downhill.

 

Day09: Sing Gompa to Dhunche(5 hrs).

After taking breakfast, we do our last trek down to Dhunche;little cold town with the mountain view including Ganesh Himal, few peaks of Langtang range and other Tibetan Peaks.

 

Day10: Dhunche to Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast, we move back to Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep.

 

Day11: Departure.

 

 

 

 

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