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Gosaikunda Tour

Located at an altitude of 4360m, GosaikundaLake is considered to be one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Nepal. The lake surrounded by mountains is situated in Langtang  National Park of Rasuwa District and is accompanied by nine other lakes like Ganesh Kunda , BhairavKunda and ShrawastiKunda.


The lake remains frozen for six months in the winter and the ice from the lake melts down to form Trishuli  River. Every year, during the festival of JanaiPurnima( RakkchyaBandhan), that falls in the month of August, large number of devotees come to take holy bath in the lake. There is also a large rock in the middle of the lake which is believed to be the remains of Shiva shrine. It is also said that a medium carries water directly from the lake to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan in the Kathmandu Valley.


According to the legend, the lake is believed to have formed from digging the land by Lord Shiva’s Trishul (three pointed sword) after he drank poison from the Samundra Manthan and wanted cold water to quench the burning in his throat. It is mentioned in the Hindu scriptures Bhagvata Puran and Vishnu Puran and in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata as Samundra Manthan.

One could also trek to this holy lake. The trail ascends across the forests from Dunche or Syabru. The views on the trail are splendid and the sights of the mountains and the numerous small and big lakes are captivating. The Gosainkunda Lake, thus, holds significant religious and natural values adding up to the religious and natural heritage of the country.

The tour itinerary and details will be available upon request.

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