Gosainkunda Shamanism Trek

Gosainkund Lake is one of Nepal’s most famous religious and pilgrimage place of Shamans and Hindus, situated at a height of 4380m, encircled by high mountains on the north and east. This lake is splendid and scenic. Each year during Janai Purnima (August Full Moon day), thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for blessings. The large rock in the center of the lake is believed to be the head of lord Shiva. Shamans ("Dhami or Jhankri") are called Bon-Po in Tamang language, a different pre-Buddhist sect, and come from all over Nepal to the lake, to be there on full moon night. Shamans perform spiritual dancing and singing during the ceremony and this day is considered holy by the shamans, whereby apprentices or "junior Jhankris" obtain graduation from their masters or senior shamans.

Legend says; Lord Shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to get a water to quench is thirst from consuming some poison. On this day, you can take shaman’s healing and other spiritual practices. Joining the Gosainkund Lake full moon festival means, your trek almost becomes like a pilgrimage, watching all the activities done by local people, Hindu and Buddhist visitors and the Shamans. The Guide in Himalaya offers this trek to all our valuable clients. The major attraction of this trek is Holy Gosainkund Lake, Naagkund, Bhairabkund, typical shamans dance during the full moon in August, unique and long-established Tamang Culture and Excellent Himalayan scenery. 


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Day 01:Drive to Dunche from Kathmandu (6/7 hours)

Pick you up from your Hotel in Kathmandu and drive toward Dhunche. The road is fairly smooth until getting Trisuli Bazaar through the terraced fields and Villages and we will take the lunch there. After lunch, the road goes through scenic valley until reaching large Tamang settlement of Dunche. We will check in our Langtang National Park Permit near the Dunche. We can see Langtang Lirung and other peaks from Dunche in clear weather. After arriving in Dunche, we will have a walk around to explore the village. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Cost Includes:

  • Free airport-hotel-airport pick up ad drop by car or van.
  • Well experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide.
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary with tour guide and private car.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee and hot water during the trek.
  • All ground transportation during the trip
  • Office Service charge, government taxes and vat etc.
  • Langtang National Park permit and all necessary permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat and TIMS permit.
  • Necessary porters to carry your trekking stuff.
  • Insurance, food, accommodation and salary of entire trip crew

Cost Excludes:

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite etc
  • Laundry service, phone call, internet and wifi services.
  • Travel insurance, international air fare to and from Nepal.
  •  Nepal Tourist Visa fees and  Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  •  Gratitude and tips for your guide, porters and driver

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

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Gosainkunda Shamanism Trek Map

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This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip cost: US$ 495
  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Challenging
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationLodge and Camping
  • Transportation: Local Bus, Jeep
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12 People
  • Min Person: 2 People
  • Festival Date: August Full Moon every year
  • Max. Altitude : 4380m
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