Bhairav kunda trekking takes you to the untouched sacred pilgrimage with pristine lakes and beautiful landscapes. Bhairav kunda is located at an altitude of 4,240m, northeast of Kathmandu near to Tibetan border. Bhairv is a name derived from Lord Shiva from his 108 different names.
The name of the lake Bhairav Kunda named after the destructive image of Lord Shiva. Each year during the time in full moon day in August, a mass of Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this place. Beside spiritual journey, this trek offers an excellent mountain views of Rolwaling range, Dorje Lakpa peak (6,966), Madiya (6,257m), Phurbi Ghhyachu (6,637m), Jugal Himal and glorious Tibetan Himalayan ranges.
Moreover, you will explore the lifestyle of nomadic people virtually unchanged by time. Best time to discover this trek is on spring and autumn seasons. Furthermore, The trek passes through some beautiful and interesting villages and you might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers along the routes.
Bhairav Kunda trekking is a tranquil eternity and dotted by the colorful rhododendron forest, which is extremely spectacular in the spring season. As it is not very difficult trekking, you can trek in any time throughout the year.
Why people choose Bhairav kunda trek?
Hike to Bhairav kund starts with the great scenery of Tallest Himalayas beautiful landscapes, Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages. Trek starts from 1000 m low elevation to 5500 meters with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. The trail does not have accommodation so we need to do as a Tented camping accommodation along the routes.
The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Bhairav kunda trek highlights
Discover some of the tallest Mountains and colorful rhododendron forest (Spring), Walking through cultivated fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak forest, Best view of Himalayan scenery including Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637m), Madiya (6257m), Experience the Sherpa and Tamang villages and their lifestyles.
Bhairav kunda trek difficulty
It is suitable for any walker looking for something a less than challenging which does not require you to have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart.
Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Best season / time to visit Bhairav Kunda trekking
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Bhairav kunda trek outline itinerary
Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel,B/B Plan
Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB), B/B Plan
Day 03: Drive to Jalbire (1,000m/3,270 ft), 6 hours Bus
Day 04: Trek from Jalbire to Chanaute (1,345m/4,398 ft), 5 hours
Day 05:Trek from Chanaute to Khani Gaun (2,010m/6,573 ft), 6 hours
Day 06:Khani village exploration day
Day 07:Trek from Khani Gaun to Forest Camp (3,150m/10,301 ft), 6 hours
Day 08:Trek from Forest Camp to Pati (3,765m/12,312 ft), 6 hours
Day 09:Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda (4,250m/13,898 ft), 4 hours
Day 10:Trek to Sherpa gaun (2,500m/8,175 ft), After Sunrise ! 6 hours
Day 11:Trek to Larcha (1,500m/4,905 ft)! Visit Natural hot spring “Tato pani”, 5 hours
Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu, 5 hours
Day 13:Leisure day in Kathmandu,B/B Plan
Bhairav kunda trekking itinerary details
It is new promoted trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route has designed for world explorers who love to explore Bhairav kunda with camping trek.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about Bhairav Kunda trek programs.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley world Heritage sites Sightseeing, roughly about 7 hours.
Today, we hike to visit Kathmandu world heritage sites with our professional tourist guide Ammar Guni. During the day trip, you can visit Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square (commonly known as Hanuman dhoka durbar square) and Syambhunath Stupa (commonly known as Monkey temples). And transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Jalbire (1,000m/3,270 ft), 6 hours Bus
After having breakfast we drive to Jalbire passing a great view of mountains. We will head to the northeast on the road to Tibet to Balephi, which is once believed to be the trade route to Tibet. Banepali valley is just wonderful than the route becomes little dusty. Then we drive towards Jalbire for about one hour upstream. We will have our first night camp at Jalbire. It is a beautiful newer village situated in the bank of Banepali River where we can refresh ourselves observing Newari culture. We can also visit the temple of lord Bishnu. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 04: Trek from Jalbire to Chanaute (1,345m / 4,398 ft), 5 hours
After our breakfast, we will head towards Chanaute village. We will pass through some Tamang villages and splendid waterfalls to reach to Chanaute. It is a small village and common home of mostly Brahmin and Chettri. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 05: Trek from Chanaute to Khani Gaun (2,010m/6,573 ft), 6 hours
After breakfast, our next trek will be to Khani Gaun. Chanaute-Khnai Gaun is about 5-6 hours walk. The walk is a little more challenging and steeply. We have to follow the uphill steps. But we can have a great walk throughout the way as we can see the spectacular village and the streams. Khani Gaun is a Newar village and it is believed that during the war between Gorkha and Bhaktapur, natives of Bhaktapur came here to save their life. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 06: Khani village exploration day
We visit Khani village to explore around, meet the local peoples and experience their local life styles. Overnight at tented camp inclusive full board meals.
Day 07: Trek from Khani Gaun to Forest Camp (3,150m/ 10,301 ft), 6 hours
After having breakfast, we will walk uphill steeps through rhododendron forest. It is a great chance to capture the scenery of the rhododendron forest and you can also see beautiful birds and many wild animals. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 08: Trek from Forest Camp to Pati (3,765m/ 12,312 ft), 6 hours
Trek today is quite difficult as we need to ascend for some hours however as you will have a great view of rhododendron and pine forest, makes your journey more pleasant. Walk some hours to reach Pati (Pati is a small shelter – place for pilgrimage) and from here, you will have an excellent view of Mountains. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 09: Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda (4,250m/ 13,898 ft), 4 hours
Bhairav Kund is a religious valued place. Many people from different parts of Nepal visit this place to take a holy bath mainly during June/July. During the full moon on August it will be best to visit there. The pilgrims also pay their worshiping to the Bhairav (the destructive form of Lord Shiva) in the temple found nearby the lake. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 10: Trek to Sherpa gaun (2,500m /8,175 ft), 6 hours
We have to start our trek little early so that we can have the exciting view of the sunrise from Bhairav Kund top. We also can get the sight of shining mountains and mountain ranges namely Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwalling Range, and the Tibetan Range. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 11: Trek to Larcha (1,500m/ 4,905 ft)! Visit Natural hot spring, 5 hours
Today is the final day of our trekking. Our journey goes through the back of Bhote Khosi. After reaching Larcha, we can have a hot spring bath if we walk furthermore 30 minutes, there we will have another an have hot spring bath for relaxation. Return to Larcha from hot spring. Stay overnight at Tent camp.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu, 5 hours
Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicle cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. At evening special Nepali dinner with us.
Day 13: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport for your onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Bhairav kunda trekking cost?
The trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Bhirav kunda trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trek
- Tented camping accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu – Jalbire and from Larche village to Kathmandu transfer by bus.
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
- Professional and experienced cook and other kitchen helper according to the group size.
- Experienced porters (1 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
- Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
- A First Aid medical kit bag.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Bhairav kunda trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls etc.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Bhairav kunda trekking or Bhairav kunda trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us with your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Bhairav kunda trekking?
Answer: No. But if you can walk about 3 hours each day with a lightweight daypack would be easier.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Bhairav Kunda trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and you will have Tented camping accommodation along the routes. You need to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: This is a fully camping trekking so our professional cook will cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Bhairav kunda trekking?
Answer: As you are doing camping trekking, we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express Bhairav kunda trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on express Bhairav kunda trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Bhairav kunda trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries the maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. However, Ganja la pass trek is challenging trek so each of our porter can carry a maximum of 22 kg of your belongings. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.