KATHMANDU, Aug 28: A team of specialist doctors has reached Gosainkunda to provide emergency medical treatment to the pilgrims visiting the holy site. A big religious fair takes place at Gosainkunda, a pilgrimage site located in the northern region of Rasuwa district, on the occasion of the Janai Purnima festival. The festival falls on August 31 this year.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Janai Purnima has a close tie with strings. Every ethnic group that observes the festival carries diverse religious beliefs. However, each division has a common point of unification – the scared threads.
Gosainkunda is a popular travel destination of Nepal. Especially during Janai Purnima, a large influx of devotees visit the region. About 7,000 visitors arrived in the region to observe the festivities last year. The number is expected to double this year.
The maximum distance I walk on a daily basis is to a restaurant nearby office for lunch and back. Once in while when I go for hikes with my friends in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley, I’m often the last one to reach the destination. So, a couple of weeks ago, when my family and friends proposed a trek to Gosainkunda, I quickly went on Google to search for images of the trail and read about people’s trekking experiences, as well as watched videos of Gosainkunda on YouTube. Watching the videos made me want to go on the trek because I realized, that to walk for around 30 hours in just three days, I’d really have to push myself.