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Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days

Activities: Tour

Group size: Min-1 / Max-12

Grading: Easy

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Accommodation: Hotel and Tea House/Lodge

Transport: Overland

   
 

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Nepal Shamanism Tour

Shamanism is the traditional religion of most of Nepal's native ethnic groups, and while many have adopted at least outward forms of Hinduism or Buddhism (depending on their location), it is still widely practiced in the eastern and western hills. In Nepali, the generic words for shaman are jhañkri and dhāmī, although each ethnic group has its own term as well. Forms and practices vary from one tribe to another, but a jhañkri and dhāmī - usually carrying a double-sided drum and often wearing a headdress of peacock feathers - is always unmistakable.

One of Nepal's most famous religious places of pilgrimage is Gosainkunda lake situated at an altitude of about 4312 m. Surrounded by high mountains on the north and east, this lake is grand and picturesque. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for pilgrimage and it is quite a sight.

The large rock in the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine and it is also claimed that channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan, 60 km to the south. Shamans ("Dhami") come from all over Nepal arrive to the lake and on full moon night.

There is much dancing and singing. This day is considered holy by the shamans whereby apprentices or "Jhankris" graduate into full shamans. Trekking in August can be a bit wet as the monsoon is at its last stages, but the greenery is at its best and since it is not peak season, it is best for people who do not want to be part of the crowd.

 
 

Itinerary of Nepal Shamanism Tour

Day 1: Arrival & transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu & sightseeing.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisopani.
Day 4: Chisopani - Kutumsang
Day 5: Kutumsang - Tharepati
Day 6: Tharepati - Trek to Phedi
Day 7: Phedi - Gosaikund
Day 8: Gosaikund - Sing Gompa
Day 9: Sing Gompa - Dunche - Kathmandu.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure to airport

 
 
 

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