Gosainkunda Lake trek also known as frozen lake trekking visits the natural lake in the lap of Himalayas which has high religious importance.
Gosainkunda, one of the most renowned religious places and pilgrimage spot of Nepal surrounded by high mountains on the north and rolling green hills in the south, the Lake is grand and picturesque. There are other nine renowned lakes such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Surya and Ganesh Kunda and more to sightsee. Walk leads with overnight at Sing Gompa and past Laurabina to reach this remarkable holy spot at Gosainkunda, after ample time to enjoy this gorgeous sacred place head back to Dhunche for thrilling drive to Kathmandu, with extraordinary moment on Gosainkunda Frozen lake Trekking.
Highlight of Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek
- Yolmo culture of high mountain villages
- Laurabinayak at 4610m
- The holy lake Gosainkunda
- Rhododendron forests, various Shrubs, and exotic Orchids
- The view that stretches from Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt. Everest (highest peak of the world)
Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking, a scenic and wonderful journey especially for Hindu and as well for Buddhist religion believer, as this place believed as one of the divinest of all holy spot in this planet earth situated in Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal.
An excellent place for all travelers and adventurer as well for holy believers to pay homage at sacred Gosainkunda Frozen Lake, the lake or a large pond stays frozen in the cold months, from December to early March, from April to November the ice melts forming a serene calm lake. Every year, during the month of August or end of July as per the Hindu lunar calendar a big event takes place for all Hindu called Janai Purnima, where thousands of Hindu believers from Nepal and India gathers in the lake for a holy bath and change into the holy yarn once a year. According to popular belief, the huge rock at the center of the lake remains a Shiva temple which was engrossed as the water increased this sacred lake. Another myth says that a channel carries water from this holy lake directly to the tank of Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan where the same festival takes place as well.
Gosainkunda Trekking Route
The trek to Gosainkunda Frozen Lake begin from Dhunche town which North of Kathmandu, located within Rasuwa district in Langtang region, where a scenic and stirring overland drive from Kathmandu grasps you at the base of Langtang Himal green high hills. Walk leads you into gorgeous alpine forest shielded with rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, hemlocks and fir trees with sight of Ganesh Himal towards North West direction as the trek leading towards hasty climb all the way to holy Gosainkunda Frozen lakes.
Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking rewards you with astonishing views of gigantic Mountains. The Trail to Goshainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking is enriched with natural wonders. Similar to the Langtang valley trek; the beautiful forests and cultural heritages enchants every trekker on this Gosainkunda trek. Not only Hindus and Buddhists, all the peoples belong to all religion are welcomed by the locals of this area with a big smile in their face and huge love in heart. This Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking introduces you with the unique Nepali cultures and traditions.