Nepal is not only popular in its natural beauty; it is also very popular for its unique culture, tradition, and festivals. Gosaikunda Lake situated at an altitude of about 4381 m. in north east of Kathmandu surrounded by Himalayas. Gosaikunda Janai Festival Trek is one of those travelers who have an interest in festivals of Nepal. Gosaikunda area represents as a religious site, This Lake is religious symbol of a Shiva and Gauri. The water of Gosaikunda is considered holy and has its own importance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals. 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. Its holy waters are considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area.
In the occasion of Full Moon Festival, Shamans (“Dhami Jhankris”) come from all over Nepal arrive to the lake dressed in belted white robes and crowned with porcupine quills and peacock feathers, perform ritual dances to throbbing drumbeats night and day and camping and cooking on their own.According to religious belief channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan (Kathmandu Valley), 60 km south west. Hindu people chant Gayatri Mantra and change their Sacred thread (Janai) for the protection and Rakshya Bandhan-a sacred red-yellow thread tie around the wrist by the priest. We can see an image of Shiva at its center is filled with water in this lake.
During this trek, anyone can experience the lifestyles of diverse ethnic groups along the trail. If the day is clear, you will have some spectacular views of the valley below and of the magnificent waterfalls cascading down the mountain ranges across the valley.