Bhairab Kunda Trek – 10 days
Having a great religious significance the lake Bhairav Kunda, named after the destructive aspect of Lord Shiva (God Bhairav) is revered by both the Hindus and the Buddhist alike. This is a particularly popular pilgrimage site for those people belonging to the Shamanic tradition. Located at an altitude of 4250 meter, north east of Kathmandu Valley this approach takes you closely to Nepal - Tibet border. The trek provides you with broad exposure to both the rural ethnic culture with the opportunity to experience unique Shamanistic culture prevalent in this region complimented by excellent mountain views and mesmerizing scenic walk in the wilderness.
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Total Days in Nepal: 10 Days.
Trekking Days: 8 Days
Destination: Bhairav Kunda
Starting from: on the Arniko Highway
Eanding point: Larcha by the Arniko Highway
Maximum Altitude : Bhairav Kund (4250m) Elevation profile
Accommodation: Lodge / Camping
Type of trek tour: Camping trek only
Group size: 1+
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representative holding your name plate just in front of the exit door of an airport. After formal meeting, you will be drive to the Hotel.
Day 02 : City tour of Kathmandu valley
Today after breakfast we will be introduced to our local tour guide and start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu.
- Pashupatinath Temple: This temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva; Pashupatinath with two tired golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus.
- Boudhanath Stupa:This Stupa lays 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.
- Swoyambhunath Stupa: Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site.
- Durbar Square :Later proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu.
In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members and over night in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Kathmandu (1350 M) - Chanaute (APROX.1250M)
A nice scenic drive from Kathmandu with some mountain views takes us towards the Tibetan Border. After about 3 hours you get up to a town called Balephi where you turn off the main road. It is good road up to Balephi and after Balephi it takes about 3 hours of rough road to Chanaute. Depending on road conditions the group may have to walk for an hour or so to get there. Chanaute is a small Brahmin and Chhettri Village and you will camp by the school there. There are some views of Jugal Himal from the campsite, looking up the narrow valley.
Driving time: approx. 6 Hours (Kathmandu to Chanaute)
Trekking time: 1 ½ hours if road conditions require it
Heights: Kathmandu 1350m, Chanaute1250m
Day 04 : Chanaute - Khani Gaon (2000 M)
It is approximately a 6 hour walk from Chanaute to Khani Gaon. Most of the day you will ascend steeply on small walking trails, stopping for welcome rests and to enjoy the beautiful views. On this day you will be passing through villages, stunningly terraced fields, streams and a local school. Khani Gaon is a Newari Village. Khani mean “source of Mines” and Gaon means “Village”. It was founded after the battle between Gorkha and Bhaktapur in the middle of 18th B.S, when the people of Bhaktapur fled to this site. You can see good mountain views from the camping site.
Trekking time: approx. 6 Hours
Heights: Khani Gaon 2000m
Day 05: Khani Gaon - Forest Camp (3150 M)
Today you ascend steeply through beautiful Rhododendron forest and the occasional grazing pasture, where you can see nomad houses for cattle. If you are lucky, you will also see wild animals (bears and leopards do live up here!) and birds. Camp in the forest.
Trekking time: approx. 6 Hours
Heights: Forest Camp 3150m
Day 06 : Forest Camp - Pati (3900 M)
You continue your ascent through Pine and Rhododendron forest for about 4 hours. When you reach Pati you can see some of the houses made by pilgrims, and also a nice mountain view from the camp.
Trekking time: approx. 4 Hours
Heights: Pati 3900m
Day 07 : Rest day
Today you rest to let your body adjust to the altitude, ready for your next ascent tomorrow.
Day 08 : Pati - Bhairav Kunda (4150 M)
Today it is around one hours uphill walk and then level walking for about two and a half hours to Bhairav Kunda. Bhairav Kunda is 4150m high and there is a big holy lake and a small temple of lord Shiva. “Bhairav” is the destructive form of Lord Shiva and Kunda means “Lake”. Once in a year in June/July pilgrims from different parts of Nepal come to take holy baths and worship.
Trekking time: approx. 3 Hours
Heights: Bhairav Kunda 4150m
Day 09 : Bhairav Kunda (4150m) - Bhairav viewpoint (4500m) - Sherpa Village (GAON) (2500m)
You have an early morning walk up hill for about one and a half hours to the top to see the sun rise and mountain view of Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Tibetan Range. After breakfast back at Bhairav Kunda you will trek steeply down for about 6 hours through forest to Sherpa village.
Trekking time: approx. 6-7 Hours
Heights: Viewpoint 4500m, Sherpa Gaon 2500m
Day 10 : Sherpa gaon - Larche (1400 M) – Kathmandu
Your last day of trekking has a steep downhill for about 3 and a half hours to the bank of the Bhote Koshi River at a place called Larche. You will have lunch and then drive back to Kathmandu, which takes around six hours.
Trekking time: approx. 3-4 Hours
Driving time: approx. 6 hours drive
Heights: Larche 1400m
Cost Include On:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
- Hotel in Kathmandu Breakfast.
- Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with English speaking Tour guide
- All meals during trekking 3
- Camping equipment (Two men tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, down jackets),
- English Speaking trekking guide, a cook, cooks helper, porter/s, and other helping staffs.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, sleeping tents and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Trekking Permit for Bhairav Kunda Trek
- New TIMS permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for Bhairav Kunda Trek
- All local Transpiration from and to Kathmandu by private car/van/bus
Cost Does Not Include On:
- Nepal entry visa fee. you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Food in Kathmandu.also arrive early from the trek due to any reason.
- Extra night hotel in kathmandu if arrive eary or depature late.
- Your personal expenses.
- All thebar bills.like, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call etc.
- Tips for the guide and porter.