Mount Gaurishanker is as high as 7134 meters above sea level which is located in the west of Khumbu region and northeast of Kathmandu valley, southern to the Tibetan plateau.
However experiencing a moment of thrill and spiritual trek can be done up to the foothills of the Mt Gaurishanker which can give enough of spiritual peace of mind and physical balance to a trekker.
But trekking to the foothills of this mountain will just entail you to trek up the altitude of 2490 m as you don’t have to reach on the top of the peak of this mountain.
This trek passes through Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) and its diverse culture. Your spiritual trek to this mountain will be sufficient to know that this mountain is named after the two divine entities such as GAURI and SHANKER. Gauri here indicates the wife of Hindu God Shanker and Shanker himself refers to husband of Gauri. In other words Gauri means Parvati and Shanker means Shiva. They are the iconic Gods and Goddess in Hindu theology.
So, the mountain stands as symbol of spiritual divinity that can can bless you with all peace, progress and prosperity for which you may desire to obtain.
The trek to this mountain foothills provides an spectacular experience of seeing the glimpse of charming peaks, diversity of fascinating flora and fauna, local rich culture and biodiversity.
As you trek through this trail you will come across as many as 526 species of plants, 43 species of orchids and 300 species of birds besides encountering Musk Deer, Himalayan black bear, Tahr, Gaur and Wild Dogs.
The heart touching view of the Gaurishanker, Menlungtse (7,181m.), Ram dung and Pharchamo and other mountains coupled with Sherpa culture will make this trip a life time experience unforgettable and its memories indelible in the mind for later years.
The attractive sight of glacial lake Tso Rolpa, the Rolwaling glacier followed by charming Himalayan landscapes will undoubtedly leave an indelible imprint upon your fragile mind.
Another thing which is good for trekkers is that since this trek is not much used you will be free from crowd of trekkers. You will enjoy the solitude of your spiritual trek through this trekking trail to the fullest use as you wish to spend and trek.
The trek starting from Singati passes through various villages and connects to various launching point for trekkers. Our trek takes us north east, parallel to the main chain of the Himalaya, crossing several ridges and deep valleys.
Trekkers can enjoy close-up views of 7000-metre Gauri Shankar as well as a breathtaking mountain panorama from the Tin sang La.
You will be staying in tea houses during the trek and enjoy the taste of local foods prepared by Sherpa community. The seasons of autumn and spring are the most preferred seasons by the trekkers.
Scheduled plan for trek
Day 01: Drive to Singati (950m)
Day 02: Trek to Bulung (2150m)
Day 03: Trek to Chilingkha (1920m)
Day 04: Trek to Bigu Gompa (2110m)
Day 05: Explore Bigu Gompa
Day 06: Trek to Dolangsa (2490m)
Day 7: Trek to Gorkhali village (1710m)
Day 8: Trek to Barabise (2 hours walk) and drive to Kathmandu
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