Gosaikunda Janaipurnima Festival Trek

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We celebrate many festivals. Nepal is very popular for its unique culture & tradition with religious festivals. Every year Nepali people celebrate more than 50 festivals. Religious festivals are set following the lunar calendar by astrologers and national festival are fixed by dates. Among them Janaipurnima is one of them as Hindus are famous rich in festivals & rituals. It is held on gull moon in August. There will be big fair on Lake Gosaikunda on this day. There is a saying that, if we bath on Lake Gosaikunda then our sin will be decreased. Maximum number of people goes on this lake to bath. Besides this, another attraction of this trekking is the beauty of nature and the view of eye catching mountain surrounding the area of Lake.

On Gosaikunda Janaipurnima Festival Trek all people wear Janai (special thread given by priest) on their hand. Early morning people go to temple to worship god. Many people go religious places of pilgrimage in Gosainkunda Lake, to remove their sin. Hindu people are mostly involved in this activity. Although Gosainkunda is known as Hindu pilgrimage, Buddhists community people also take part equally as important for their own values & tradition of acquiring strength for meditation, cosmopolitan feelings & enlightenment. Mane, Syabru, and shamanism of typical Tamang (Buddhist) culture etc are the local dance performed on this occasion would enhance the fair robustly. Over here majority people are of Tamang community (original and typical 70 ethnic communities of Nepal) who follow the rule.

All this festivals attract many tourists. Due to which flights & hotels are sold out before a month ago. In this way local people celebrated Tenji festival in Upper Mustang. Having live performance of celebrating with local people will be the most interesting than in just reading in book. So if you are interested to have live performance you can kindly contact to A One Nepal Trek.

Festival dateSecond weeks of August.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and shift-in to Hotel

After landing your flight at TIA, representative of A One Nepal Trek will heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival we will directly shift you toward booked Hotel around main tourist part of Thamel. You will have interaction with our guide for the discussion of Janaipurnima Festival trekking with delicious dinner.(Service includes: Airport pickup +Hotel BB Plan)

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley.

Today we will spend our first day of Nepal by sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath, holiest temple of Lord Shiva, Bauddhanath (Little Tibet) and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) will be our main sightseeing destination. After that we will enter Basantpur Durbar Square and return back to hotel and make preparation for trekking.

Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most known holy places for Hindu pilgrims in Kathmandu valley. The whole vicinity of Pashupatinath is densed with ages old pagoda model temples with golden plated roofs and the gorgeous woodcarvings on the doors and windows. To the south of the temple, the holy Bagmati river flows down sweeping the burnt dust of dead bodies produced from the cremation on its side. A small green holy wood forest breeze maintains the site cool all the time.

 Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the nice places to visit in Kathmandu valley, which has the biggest stupa. When someone enters the gate the holy prayer to sense peace is heard all around. All the Buddhists want to visit Boudhanath to feel the real sense of Buddhism. Boudhanath Stupa – one of biggest stupas in the valley, has been built on 17th Century.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Around the square there are some temples stood upright piercing the sky canopy and through the thousands of pigeon they spread the message of peace. Kumari temple is one of the most important parts of the square site where the ‘Living Goddess’ resides. Apart from those temples, a museum will be waiting for its visitors with an opportunity to unravel the treasures unabashedly. To visit this site is to know the historical facts of Nepal.

Soyambhunath Stupa: It is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’. The wide area of Soyambhunath is a hillock surrounded by small forest with some golden temples of Lord Buddha at the western gate and a main temple at the top of the hill. The most interesting thing with Soyambhunath is the nice view of Kathmandu valley to be seen from the top of the hill. Various kinds and sizes of  monkeys are seen guarding the hillock. A lot of monasteries with big prayer wheels are the main attraction for the visitors.(Service include:Hotel+Breakfast+Private drive+Tour with Guide)

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (1462m) – 7 Hours.

Early morning after having breakfast, we will catch a local bus toward Syabrubesi. Our journey takes about 6 hours. In this period of time we will be impressed with country side houses. After reaching Syabrubesi we will visit the area which will be so much interesting. And lastly we will make preparation for tomorrow’s trek.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 04: Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2500m) – 5 Hours

First of all we need to check in our restricted area permit toward Langtang. Our route goes through the bank of Bhote Koshi River. Forest of Pine and juniper on the way with many more species of trees makes us so much impressive. But our path goes stepper and stepper to reach Lama Hotel.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307) – 5 Hours

After having breakfast our next destination will be beautiful Langtang village. First glimpse of Langtang Mountain will make realize us as if we are in heaven. Cultivated areas of buckwheat, wheat, barley, potatoes etc can be seen on the way. Climbing upper and upper hills we will finally reach on langtang village.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m) – 4 Hours

From Langtang village our trek leads us to Kyangjin Gompa (small villages & yak pasture land to Kyangjin). Government operated cheese factory can be seen in Kyanjin Gompa. We will reach Kyanjin in lunch time. After having lunch we will spend our leisure time by exploring around the Kyangjin Gompa.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 07: Explore around Kyanjin Gompa and Climb to TserkoRi (5150m)

Today is considered as the main day of our trekking. At first we will climb a small hill Tserko Ri (main view point of Langtang). After returning we will have lunch and spend whole day exploring all around Kyanjin Gompa. We can visit government operated cheese factory and do some shopping and return back to hotel for out night.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to GhodaTabela.

Today is the easiest walk of our whole trek. We need to walk a bit long way but in downhill track. In our returning journey we will have interaction with the same scene but it can be seen from different angel can be seen while returning. Our way is a bit slippery way so we need to be careful. Finally we will be at Ghoda Tabela.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 09: GhodaTabela to Bamboo.

Our today’s walk will also goes downward. Our returning journey will be from the same as we move ahead. Our walking distance is a bit long but it is so much easy for us in returning journey because of downhill track. Walking around 6 hours we will reach bamboo to spend our memorable night.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 10: Bamboo to Thulosyabru.

From bamboo we will our next destination is Thulosyabru. First of all we need to walk a bit downward and our upper trial starts. We will be the witness of the beauty of forest all around us with different species of trees. We need to combine our self with the living style with Tamang life in Thulosyabru.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 11: Thulosyabru to Singgompa To louribinayak.

After having breakfast at cool morning we will continue our journey toward Singgompa. We need to walk a bit climb up. After having lunch we will rest for some time continue our journey toward humpty dumpty way. After reaching ridge, it’s only a short to reach Singgompa. We visit Buddhist Monastery in Singgompa, very important Buddhist culture.The night at lourobinayak.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 12: Singgompa to Goshaikunda.4300m.

From Louribina,we will continue our journey toward Gosaikunda. We will slightly climb up hill. In our way we can view the beautiful views of mountain ranges all around us. We continue our trail passing through the way of forest. Finally resting and walking slowly we will reach Gosaikunda for night.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 13: Goshaikunda festival day.

Early morning we will go to Gosai kunda lake to see the beauty and festival celebration way. We can also bath in lake but water will be so much cold. It is said that bathing in Gosaikunda Lake will remove our sin. After roaming whole day around lake we will return back to our hotel for night.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 14: Goshaikunda to Dhunche.

Third Lake Goshaikunda considered equally sacred to Buddhists and Hindus. We can view the great view of gosain kunda Lake in early morning. Then we will continue our journey toward Dhunche which will be so much interesting because of the easy trial. We will reach Dhunche a bit earlier.(Service include: Local lodge+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 15: Dhunche to Kathmandu

Early morning after having breakfast, we will catch a local bus toward Kathmandu. Our journey takes about 6 hours. In this period of time we will be impressed with country side houses. After reaching Kathmandu we will visit the area of Thamel which will be so much interesting by shopping and others. And lastly we will make confirmation of tomorrow’s flight.(Service include:Hotel+Breakfast+Lunch+Drive+Guide + Porter)

Day 16: Final Departure

Spending last night at Nepal, you will be given a small kind of farewell program with the team of A One Nepal Trek. We will departure you in airport before your flight. We will wish safe journey and hope to have good relation with us.(Service include: Breakfast +Airport drop)

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 2 night’s 2**standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One day city tour with guide.
  • 13 days in local lodges/ tea-house accommodation during the trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • All ground transport by Bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging,
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trip certificate from Company.
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes.

 Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigrations, bring accurate USD cash and *two passport photographs,)
  • Meal city like Kathmandu.
  • Tour entrance fee.
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Encase of emergency.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trek highlights:

One of the most popular short-medium easy trek of Nepal. Rich of nature with 4-5 major peaks [Mt.Ganesh Himal 7,422m,Mt Langtang 7,234m, Mt Annapurna I 8,091m, Mt Manaslu 8163m] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for langtang_Gosainkund Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking.All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season:

 Sep to Dec and Feb to Mar are the best.

Hotels in Kathmandu.

We use 2 star label hotel for our clients as per mentioned cost.Let us advice as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels,]

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.(tax, flight and monuments fee is not free).

Fixed Departure

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price  
Date as per festival:   US$1090 Book Now


Manual Notes:

The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

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