Mt. Gaurishankar Spiritual Trek

MT. GAURISHANKAR SPIRITUAL TREK

Shiva Parvati Holy Trek

(Spiritual Journey to Mt. Gaurishankar ,Gaurishankar temple, Dolakha Bhimsen, Kalinchok Bagawati, Haleshi Mahadev, Kailash Mahadev and Doleshwor Mahadev- Head of Kedarnath with Pashupatinath)

Mt.Gaurishankar represents GAURI as PARVATI and SHANKAR as SHIVA, among the long Himalayan range there is a mountain so called Mount Gaurishankar which is one holy mountain lies mid east of Nepal. This Mountian has huge spiritual significance as Mt. Kailash on west Tibet for all AUM followers. There is one historic Temple near to this holy Mt. Gaurishankar which was spiritual center for all Aum followers from last many centuries. Due to lack of publicity this holy shrine becomes hidden site for all Hindus and Buddhist. The spiritual group of Gaurishankar provides real experience and sprit with self mediation and worship to Shiva with natural and spiritual sites. This route follows the Tamakoshi River up to Simi gaon which is ethnic village in the region.The Standard Time of Nepal ( GMT) is determine on the base of Mt. Gaurishankar.

Kalinchok Bagawati temple lies at Dolakha district at elevation 3780M and offers views of Mountains, green hills and Kathmandu Valley (at evening). This temple is one of the most important and famous Bhagawati temple in Nepal situated on top of Hill. The two natural springs Sundhara and Tama originate from Kalinchowk. These springs are the main sources of the two major rivers Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi.The mail temple of Kali and Kunda lies at the Hilltop with statues of Ganesh and Goddess Bhagawati and tridents are placed around.  Kalinchok Bagawati is taken as goddess of the wish fulfiller so thousands of Pilgrims visit and make spiritual hike up there on festivals.

Dolakha Bhimsen is situated at Dolakha district east of charikot Bazar; it is one of the oldest temples at this place and most spiritual for all Hindus.  According to the Hindu mythology bhimsen is the one of the brother of Pandava, during their 12 years exile they spent a year in dolakha. Newari people regarded the bhimeswor as a sup-rim god. This temple comes on the way 0f Mt. Gaurishankar trail.

Halashi Mahadev temple another famous spiritual destinations for all Hindus and Buddhists which is not totally explored for tourist and most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, well known as the Pashupatinath of the eastern Nepal. Haleshi Mahadev is situated at the hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left. The temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. There are three mysterious caves, which are believed to be the three eyes of lord Shiva as we see in the first cave; we see an image of lord Shiva which is called as Haleshwar Mahadev. In the second cave there is an image of Nandi.Haleshi temple is situated in the Khotang district of eastern Nepal. This is a small hilly area full of natural beauty. The location of the place itself is beautiful. One the other hand, the beautiful and mysterious natural caves; full of different natural images, look as if the stone carving artist have done carefully taking a lot of time. Here, the images are all inside the caves which themselves are mysterious.

According to Buddhism it is power-place generally associated with Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), where he and his consort Mandarava were blessed with immortal life by Buddha Amitayus. The caves of Maratika are mentioned in Tibetan literature up from the 12th century. The ‘Sanglingma’, a Kathang (biography) of Padmasambhava discovered by Nyang Ral Nyima Öser, describes the original event, which made the Maratika caves a sacred place for Buddhists.

Doleshwar Mahadev abode of Lord Shiva; lies at Bhaktappur district, for the last 4,000 years, devotees have been searching for the missing head of Lord Kedarnath, who assumed the form of a bull in a pastime with the five Pandava brothers. In recent years it was determined by temple priests that the deity at Doleshwar was indeed the missing head of Kedarnath Bull. After the Battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas renounced their kingdom and departed for the high Himalayas. Upon reaching the Kedarnath region, they wished to seek forgiveness from Lord Shiva for the loss of lives that took place during the 18-day war. But Lord Shiva was not ready to forgive them, and he took the form of a bull in order to avoid them. The Pandavas soon realized that the bull was Shiva himself, and tried to stop it from running away by pulling on his tail. Suddenly the head became separated from the body of the bull, and the Pandavas were unable to find the head.

Since that time, the hump-backed linga at Uttarakhand's Kedarnath Temple has been worshipped as the torso of that divine Bull, but the head was never reclaimed. Devotees have been searching for the head since the Mahabharata Period, believing it to be hidden in the Himalayas. It was not until 2009 that temple priests determined that the deity at Doleshwar Mahadev Temple in Nepal is indeed the long-missing head of Kedernath.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel O/N Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Spiritual Tour O/N Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Jagat or Gongar Khola (1440m) O/N Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Simigaun (1,990m) O/N Lodge

Day 05: Trek to Kharka (2,900m) O/N Lodge

Day 06: Trek to Beding (3,690m) O/N Lodge

Day 07: Explore around Beding, Hike up to Gaurishankar Temple, worship to lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Self meditation by your own late afternoon back to beding

Day 08: Trek back to Semigaon O/N Lodge

Day 09: Trek back to Jagat and drive to Dolakha, evening visit Dolakha Bhimsen temple O/N Charikot

Day 10: Drive to Kuri, hike up to Kalinchok temple (Famous goddess temple in Nepal)

Day 11: Back to Charikot and drive to Ghurmi O/N Lodge

Day 12: Trek to Haleshi Mahadev Temple with Cave (Pashupatinath of East) / Maratika cave, after worship back to Ghurmi

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu on the way visit Kailashnath Mahadev and Doleshwor Mahadev.

Day 14: Free and easy at Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure Transfer to Airport.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 13 -20 days
  • Best Time: Mar - June/ sep - Nov
  • Difficulty: Moderate