Many people have not had the wonderful opportunity to trek to Bhairav Kunda as this is a newly opened trekking destination. This trek gets its name from the high altitude (4,240m) lake of ‘Bhairav Kunda’. Bahirav Kunda trek is one of the most closely accessible treks nearby Kathmandu. Lying quite close to the Tibetan border, thousands of domestic tourists visit this region due to its religious significance. The Nepalese month of ‘Bhadra’ (which falls in the English months of July/ August) is when thousands of Hindu devotees come to this lake. Apart from the religious beauty, this region is also quite popular for the awesome views of landscape and surrounding mountains. You can get some astonishing views of the mountains including Rolwaling range, Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Madiya (6,257m), Phurbi Ghhyachu (6,637m), Jugal Himal and the magnificent Tibetan Himalayan range during the Bhairav Kunda Trekking by The Great Adventure Treks. Tibetan plateaus and Glaciers are also visible during this trek. Bhairav Kunda trek by The Great Adventure Trek starts with a UNESCO World Heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Next day, you will drive along lush scenic hills to Jalbire. From Jalbire, the trek takes you along some scenic villages like Chanaute, Khani Gaon, Forest Camp, Pati eventually to Bhairav Kunda.
Bhairav Kunda is a great lake with clear turquoise waters that are sure delight you. The word Bhairav in the Sanskrit language refers to the destructive form of Lord Shiva. A bath in this holy lake is thought to awash all the sins of a person. You can also visit a Hindu temple that is nearby the Bhairav Kunda lake. The villages you will encounter during this trek give you great insights into the culture, traditions, and the lifestyle of various ethnicities like Brahmins, Chhetris, and Newars. The people you will encounter serve you with wonderful hospitality and respect. Bhairav Kunda Trek by The Great Adventure Trek is a unique trek into the off-the-beaten-path of the Langtang region of Nepal. The landscape, people, mountains and cultures along the way are sure to give you memories of a lifetime.
Bhairav Kunda Trekking Difficulty
Bhairav Kunda trek lies in a relatively low altitude of the Langtang region. You will also have two days of exploration/ acclimatization during the trip. One of the days is in Khani Gaon while the other one is in Bhairav Kunda. The highest altitude you will get to in this trek is 4250 meters at Bhairav Kunda. This is lower with respect to other high-altitude treks in Nepal. However, you might encounter some steep uphills especially on the day you trek to Bhirav Kunda. You will trek for merely 9 days in this trip. Most part of the trail is well-marked. Taking all of these factors into consideration, Bhairav Kunda is a moderate trek.
Main Attractions of the Bhairav Kunda Trekking
- UNESCO World Heritage Tour in Kathmandu
- Visit the holy lake of Bhairav Kunda.
- Scenic drive to Jalbire.
- Camping in some of the most adventurous Langtang region.
- Panoramic views of the mountains from various villages along the way.
- Learn Newari, Brahmin, and Chhetri culture
- Enjoy the natural hot spring at Tatopani
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire (1000 m/3280 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 04: Trek to Chanaute (1,350 m/ 4428 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 05: Trek to Khani Gaon (2000 m/6560 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 06: At Khani Gaon – Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around and explore the beauty and communicate with the local people and learn their culture and ethnicity in detail. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Trek to Forest Camp (3,150 m/10332 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 08: Trek to Pati (3,765 m/12,349 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 09: Trek to Bhairav Kunda (4,250 m/13,940 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 10: At Bhairav Kund for a local hiking and enjoying the lake’s beauty and its surroundings. Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 11: Trek to Sherpa Gaon (2,500 m/8200 ft) 6- 7 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 12: Trek to Larche (1,500 m/4920 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tented Camp Accommodation.
Day 13: From Larche drive back to Kathmandu by bus. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 14: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
If you want to go to Jalbire byJeep and return to Kathmandu from Larche in Jeep then we are happy to arrange it as you like, but the cost will be different. Please feel free to contact us if you want to choose these options.
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.