Dolakha Town: Main Tourist Places

HOME

Mt. Gauri Shanker

 

Mt. Gauri Shanker is lies in GauriShanker VDC of Dolakha district and 7134m in high.After walking 5 or 7 days from Dolakha bazar, we can reach there. In this peak, there is no allowed to treking bacause all People worship it as god Gauri Shanker. Gauri Shankar has deep religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhist. Jumbled rock escarpments sweep upwards into knife-edged and corniced ice ridges which finally merge at Gauri , the south summit. So prominent is Gauri Shankar from the Ganges Plain that legends long claimed it to be the highest mountain in the world. The Rolwaling Sherpas call it Jomo Tseringma and throughout Buddhist Lamaism, to as far away as Sikkim, Tseringma is considered the most holy mountain of the Sherpas.

 

Rolwaling Valley

Gauri Shankar has deep religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhist. Jumbled rock escarpments sweep upwards into knife-edged and corniced ice ridges which finally merge at Gauri , the south summit. So prominent is Gauri Shankar from the Ganges Plain that legends long claimed it to be the highest mountain in the world. The Rolwaling Sherpas call it Jomo Tseringma and throughout Buddhist Lamaism, to as far away as Sikkim, Tseringma is considered the most holy mountain of the Sherpas. Two variations are possible: The first is a four day hike from Jiri (1.860 m) over the Chordung Ridge (3.698 m), Suri (1,890 m) and Gonger (1.040 m): the other is a six day hike starting from Barabisi (819 m) via Tinsang La (3.319 m), Bigu Gompa (2.5l9 m), Chilangka and Gonger.
You finally set foot into the Rolwaling through the villge of Simigaon (2.000 m) located high above the Bhote Kosi. Above the Shapka Meadow (2.600 m) the path divides. Here the right branch is recommended, for while it is certainly more arduous it is also decidedly the more rewarding. After a four-hour ascent you reach the Daldung La (3.976 m) which has a fantastic view of the 7.146 meter high Gaurishankar opposite. According to old Sherpa mythology, this is the seat of the goddess "Tashi Tserringma," who is the guarantor of a long life. Gaurishankar is also holy for the Hindus: Shankar, the name of the northem peak, is a designation for Shiva in their everyday spoken language The southern summit, Gauri (literally: "the white") is a synonym for the feminine manifestation of the god. From Daldung La you climb down for four or five hours on a really adventurous path through the densest rain forest to the Rolwaling River, which you then cross. There you meet up again with the other path, which certainly also has a beautiful landscape, but doesn't snake down to Simigaon quite as spectacularly.
After about 2 1/2 hours' walking time up-river you reach the Sherpa village of Beding (3.693 m) - the only noteworthy settlement in Rolwaling. If it should happen that the monk belonging to the Gompa is in the village at the moment, you can ask him to show you round it himself, 150 meters higher a rocky hermitage is visible, where Padmasambhava is supposed to have meditated some 1.200 years ago. The last human lodgings of the valley you can find in Na, which is located about three hours' distance from Beding. From here you have an overwhelming view of the mountain-giants Chekigo (6.735 m), Bamongo (6.400 m), Kang Nachugo (6.735 m), and above all, Tsoboje (6,689 m). Over the Yalung La (5.310 m) you reach the Kare Kola Valley and the Bhote Kosi in 21/2 days. Over the Trashi Labtsa (5.755 m) you come into the Khumbu in four days. This is a difficult and fatiguing tour, which requires ice-climbing equipment.

 

Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake

About 4580 m. in elevation the biggest galcier lake of Nepal, Tsho Rolpa glacier lake is situated at Rolwaling valley of Gauri Sahnkaer VDC-1. This lake was originated at about 50 years before. In 1963, total covering area of this lake was found about 0.23 sq km, however in 1997 the total covering area of this lake measured as the satellite image was found about 1.65 sq km, and 135 m in deep with 100 million cubic meter water storage.

 

Bhimeshwor Temple

Bheemeshor temple is one of the important religious places of Nepal situated at Dolakha town, 4 km. east from Charikot. Pilgrim from India and different part from the Nepal comes to visit the temple with faith of completion of wish. Out of four epithets of God Shiva, it is known that one is Pashupatinath and other is Bheemeshwor. The temple is supposed to establish in "Kiratkaal". Bheemeshower is also known as "One Icon, Three Incarnation" the roofless temple of Lord Bheemsen, the deity of boundless power. Various processions takes place one occasion of Bheme akadeshi, Dasai, Chaite Dasai & Khadga Jattra.To know information about this temple, please click this link Dolakha Bhimsen.

 

Kalinchowl Temple

In the north part of the Charikot, at a distance of 18 Km., there lies Kalinchowck temple at an altitude of 3842 miter. Goddess Kalinchowck is highly noted as a wishful filling goddess through out the country. The temple has its remarkable significance on the occasion of Janaipurnima, Dasai, Chaite Dasai, a huge procession takes place centered around the goddess. Kalinchowck is 6 hours’ walk uphill from Charikot. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. The fascinating Klinchowck hill also offers a gorgeous view of the Himalian range, enchanting hundred green hills, beautiful settlements etc.To know information about this temple, please click this link Kalinchowk Temple

 

Dolakha Town

Dolakha town has it own importance for it is ancient in economic, social and religion field. Dolakha encompasses the history of both the Kirant and Lichhabi period. Trade route to Bhote of Tibet from Dolakha was linked from Tamakosi till the end of the Malla period. There are three entry points to Tibet named Kuti through Bigu, Bhote through Lchema and Tibet through Lamabagar, Laoche till date. Newar are the tribes of religion, culture, language and other social systems God bhieemsen, the famous temple in Nepal, is situated in the town which was established in Kirat period, it is estimated. It is believed that if any distinct episode in country is going to happen in the country, it begins to sweat from the statue of God Bheemeshowr. For more information please click on Dolakha Town.

 

Charikot

Charikot is a district headquarters and geographically beautiful city town.  133 Km. from Kathmandu, 4 hours by Car & half day by bus, Charikot provides a spectacular mountain views, the prominent peak being Gaurishankar(7134).  We can visit Rolwaling range, Tamakoshi River, green hills and settlements in one time from beautiful small Green City, Charikot.

 

Jiri

Jiri valley lies at the distance of 55 Km. east from Charikot and 188 Km. northeast from Kathmandu. Swiss tourists compare this valley with beautiful city of Switzerland, Jurich. The valley has its own importance being the gateway to Mt. Everest. It is from jiri that you start your trek to Those, Cherdung, Thodung. Walking around jiri valley or up to the cherdung cheese factory (1hour distance) will be a welcome exercise for your legs before starting one the long way back from Jiri. Jiri & village nearby is the home of jirel which is not found in other district of Nepal. This fact could be an interesting subject for sociological research & having special interest on it.

 

Sailung

Sailung, one of the most magnificent tourist attractions situated 18 Km. southeast from Charikot. It is an important for religious and natural tourist center where we entertain visiting Sailungeshor Mahadev and hundred of pleasing green hills. It is situated in an elevation of 3500 meters which is connected by motorable road.