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Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of 4380m in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8ha. Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1030ha in size and has been designated a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007.The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size. The challenging Lauribina La pass at an altitude of 4610m is on its outskirts.Religious significanceThe Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy Trident) of lord Shiva.By using our Langtang National Park itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Gosainkunda and other attractions in Langtang National Park.
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Me and my brother trek this recently. It took 5 days for us to finished the trek. The trek is hard and enjoyable. We can see many natural landscape on the way. Enjoy local foods in the way too, meet n... more »
I did start my trek from sundarijal to gosainkunda which was very thrill trip.It was almost awesome journey. It was hard to walk but i forget all the pain and all hard work after seeing mountain views... more »
Einfach schön. Man muss sowas schön mögen, sonst wird es zum Alptraum. 'Einfache Holz oder Steinhütten, alte Gombas, Lamas, Holzbetten, kaltes Wasser, kalte Duschen, kalte Räume oder Zimmer, ein "Klo"... more »Simply beautiful. You have to like something nice, otherwise it becomes a nightmare. ' Simple wooden or stone huts, old Gombas, lamas, wooden beds, cold water, cold showers, cold rooms or rooms, a "bathroom" for all, in this case means a hole in the ground and trappings walls from simple boards, with luck a ton of water (to the wash). But otherwise really nice. Mountains, landscape, people and and andView original
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