Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Holy Trek to Thakurgyu Lake at Janai Purnima

Max Altitude:4554m. at Thakurgyu lake
Trip Duration: 8 days
Trip Grade: Easy
Lodging: Camping 

Trek Highlights

  • Trek through the meadows where Yarshaguma found.
  • Explore different lakes on the way.
  • Thakurgyu lake is the religious and holy lake of Nepal.
  • This area is famous for diferent herbs and wild animals like Red panda,Bear ,Ghoral and many more.
  • Spectacular view of highest mountain of Karnali and Jumla Kanjirowa and Patarasi himalayan range and lots of other snow covered peaks.
  • Trek through pine and rhododendron forest and different flora and fauna on the way.
The religious trek to Thakurgyu Lake is very easy, short and sweet trek in Jumla region. This is potential trekking sites in Jumla for its panoramic short trekking. Thousands of devotees and visitors used to go there at the time of Janai Purnima but the region is still unexplore by trekkers. 

Janai purnima is also named as a Rakshya Bandana which is observed in the month of August for the purpose of bound of purity and security. The secret threat festival “Janai Purnima is not only celebrated inside Nepal but also celebrated all over the world. On this occasion, Hindu men, especially the Brahmins and Chhetri perform their annual change of Janai and all who celebrates this festival put a scared thread around their wrist. Janai is a cotton string worn across the chest by Hindu male. This thread is only given to males during a long and impressive religious ceremony called Bratabandhan. Almost all the religion has their own type of Bratabandhan, but known by different names. Bratabandhan is basically a formal process of accepting someone in the religion. Janai (Secret Threat) is regarded as symbol of body, speech and mind, and when the knots are tied the person wearing it is supposed to gain complete control over each of them.

The religious trek of  Thakurgyu on Janaipurnima starts after a day drive or flight to Khalanga bazaar. The beautiful trekking trail continually offers wonderful forests,different spectacular views of Mount Kanjirowa,Patarasi range and also we can observe different holy lakes,Sankha daha,Hudkey daha,Gidhi daha near to Thakurgyu lake. These lakes are very important according to Hinduism, there will be pilgrimage festival of Hindu people to purify according to spiritual beliefs.We stay first night of trekking in Sano Haka and second night at Thakurgyu Lake.

Short itinerary of Holy Trek to Thakurgyu Lake

Day 01: Arrive in Jumla Bazaar 2320m
Day 02: Aclimatization/ Sightseeing day in Jumla Bazaar
Day 03: Jumla to Sano Haka 4100m
Day 04: Sano Haka to Thakurgyu Lake 4300m
Day 05: Thakurgyu Lake to Jumla Bazaar
Day 06: Free for personal activities or guided tour on request.
Day 07: Final Departure.

Note: The itinerary can be changed or customized according to your duration of holidays & as per your requirements. The trip price will be according to Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Some more Photos of Thakurgyu Trekking Area

Gidhi Daha

Vhaudhary Vhitto

Horses ,cows and sheeps graze for almost six month in thes meadows

Temporary Tents hotels at Dhauligad 

on the way to Thakurgyu lake

Guchhi Mushroom

Yarshagumba on meadows

Yarsha picking

Yarsha on hand



  1. So nice, wild, and interesting

    1. This area is not yet explore by trekkers or tourist till date only locals and Yarshagumba searcher travel to this area. this area is ofcourse nice and wild.We believe this is the closest place in Nepal where yarshagumba found and one can experience such landscapes and altitude. It's only 2 Nights 3 Days trek from Jumla Bazaar.


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