Bhairab Kunda Trekking means a holy lake in Sanskrit, named after the destructive name for Lord Shiva. "Bhairav Kund" is located to the northeast of Kathmandu, next right to Panch Pokhari and close to the Nepal - Tibet border.
Our guide will give a short lesson on trekking (including details on altitude sickness) on the first night. He will also explain about all the beautiful spots from where you can see an excellent view of the mountains. After breakfast (taken at a restaurant near the office), we leave by bus out of the Valley and up through the hills. After 5 hours we’ll arrive at the trek starting point, Jalbire, a traditional small town full of "Newari" culture and the first night of our outdoor adventure will be spent close to the town.
During the rest of our 10 day trip, we’ll observe the different ways of life and come in contact with the people living in small villages, passing through areas of dense forest and meadows. The top of Bhairab Kund offers an excellent view of Rolwaling Range, Jugal Himal arrange and some of the Tibetan mountains as well. On the last day of the trip we ride by bus from Larcha back to Kathmandu or, alternatively, you can choose to combine a rafting tour / bungy jump with this trek.
We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Drive about 3 hrs to northeast on the road to Tibet to Balephi, which once used to be one of the main towns for trading with Tibet. The whole Balephi Valley is magnificent and from here we drive further on a dirt road to Jalbire for about one hour upstream to our first night camp at Jalbire.
Today we have about 4 hours of easy walking along a road to Chanaute. On the way we will pass through some small Tamang villages and a stunning waterfall. Chanaute is a small villages and home to Braman and Chettri people. Tonight we will camp by the school where we can relax and enjoy great mountain views!
We have about six hours of walking from Chanaute to Khani Gaon. This is a more challenging day’s walk, with some steep uphill on small walking trails. We’ll be inspired though by the stunning villages, streams, and the excitement of passing local schools where we are quite an attraction! Khani Gaon is a Newar village, also known as Dalle Pokhari after it’s ‘cute lake’ tucked in a hollow near the school.
Today we get to relax, or explore the culture and tradition of this interesting and picturesque Newar Village. Once again we have excellent mountain views at our campsite!
Trek to Forest Camp [3150m] Today we have a steep walk up through the Rhododendron forest. We have about 6 hours of walking today and while harder than previous days, it is a great chance to take in the truly beautiful forests of Nepal. On the way we will see some nomad houses for cattle and if we are lucky we will see some wild animals and birds. Tonight we will get wild and camp in the forest!
Today also involves steep uphill climbing, so we take it easy on the way up and enjoy the surroundings! We ascend towards incredible views through pine and rhododendron forest. Having climbed for about 4 hours, we have plenty of time to relax when we reach Pati. We can enjoy taking in the glorious mountain views and check out the rest houses made for pilgrims taking the trek to the holy Bhairav Kund.
This morning we have about a 1 hour walk up hill and then it levels out and we continue for about 2 ½ hours to our destination - Bhairav Kund!We are richly rewarded by magnificent views over Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwalling Range and the Tibetan Range. Bhairav Kund is a stunning holy lake (Kund means ‘lake’) at 4250m. It is an important pilgrimage destination and once a year in June/July pilgrims come to pay their respects at the temple dedicated to Bhairav (the destructive form of Lord Shiva) and bathe in the holy lake.
This morning we are up early to catch the sunrise! Our heart starter is an uphill walk of 1 ½ hours to the top where we are richly rewarded by magnificent views over Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwalling Range and the Tibetan Range.
After this awesome morning treat we will trek down steeply for about 6 hours through stunning forest to Sherpa Goan.
Today is our last day of walking and we follow our trail down for about 3 ½ hours to the bank of the Bhote Koshi River and our destination of Larche. We will camp here and if we take a walk of about 30 minutes to the natural hot spring, we can take a hot shower and then relax back in camp!
Larche to Kathmandu by bus Today we head back to the comforts of Kathmandu! We board our bus and it will take us about six hours through stunning scenery to drive back to Kathmandu.
Free until the departure. We will drop you at the domestic airport. Fly back to home.
Case of weather change, flight can delay some time.