Bhairav Kund is named after the destructive aspect of Lord Shiva and is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans. Both Hindus and Buddhist devotees visit this high altitude (4200m) holy mountain lake to pay homage and bathe away sins during every Bhadra (August) Full Moon.
Jalbire, the starting point for this trek is a five hour bus ride from Kathmandu towards the Tibetan border. We travel through a mixture of beautiful mountain scenery and the terraced fields and characteristic houses of rural villages from different ethnic groups.
You will spend your first night experiencing the 'Newari' culture of Jalbire. Your Guide will give a short talk on trekking, altitude sickness and the highlights of the trek. These include the holy Bhairav Kund, the incredible Himalayan scenery and the life style of nomadic people unchanged by time.
Your trail winds along an old trade route between Nepal and Tibet. through a number of unspoilt Buddhist villages, past chortens and Sherpa houses. The unusual climatic and geographical mix make this area a naturalist's dream and a mecca for those who appreciate traditional cultures.
Along the trail you will experience spectacular views of mountains in Tibet. and the Jugal Himal section of the Himalayan Range, which includes the peaks of Dorje Lakpa (6966), Madiya (6257M) and Phurbi Ghhyachu (6637m).
NOTE: This trek can be done all year round except for the monsoon months and can be combined with a rafting tour.
Duration: 11 Days
Activities: Camping Trekking Package
Maximum altitude: 4500m
Best season: Sep-Oct-Nov/ Apr-May
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Accommodations: Eco Camping organized inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town
Bhairav Kunda Trek Itinerary outline:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire where trek will start. Jalbire is place for scenic view for mountain. It takes 3-4 hours drive from Kathmandu. Jalbire is rich in Newari culture and home to the Hindu temple of god Bishnu lies the banks of Balephi river.
Day 04: Early morning after the breakfast trek will start. Walking through a waterfall and some small Tamang villages to reach the Chanaute. It takes aroundly 4 hours. Chanaute is a small village where people belonging to the different cast of people live.
Day 05: Chanaute to Khani gaun. (2000m)
Walking thorough steep and challenging way, we reach Khani gaon aroundly after six hours. It is believed that people from Bhaktapur came here to save their life because there was war between Gorkha and Bhaktapur before Nepal unified and later settle down here. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 06: Khani gaon to forest camp (3150m)
It is a steep uphill walk through the rhododendron forests. Its approximately five hours walk. While walk you could see lots of birds and may encounter wild animals. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 07: forest camp to pati (3950m.)
Walking through the pine and rhododendron forests approximately four hour, you will reach pati. Overnight stay camp.
Day 08: Pati to Bhairav Kunda (4100m.)
Walking approx 3 hours we reach to Bhairav Kunda. Bhairav Kunda is a holy lake where is small temple of lord Shiva near the lake. Once every year during June/July, people from different parts of Nepal come to visit for pilgrimage and take a holy bath and pay homage to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay camp.
Day 09: Bhairav kunda to Bhairav Kunda Top (4500m.) and Sherpa Gaon (2500m.)
Early morning walk to Bhairav Kunda Top to have a sunrise and close mountain view of different mountain. And then walking steep down to Sherpa village. Overnight stay camp.
Day 10: Sherpa Gaon to Larcha (1500m.)
Walking four hours through the bank of the Bhote Koshi River we reach Larcha. Overnight stay camp.
Day 11: Larcha to Kathmandu
It is the last day of trip. After six hour drive we return back to Kathmandu.
Cost: contact us.
Minimum Group size: 4
Season: March - November
Departure date: as per your convenience.
• Daily itinerary as described,
• all inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters,
• all meals on trek,
• all fees and land transportation,
• camping gear such as twin sharing tent,
• toilet tent,
• dinning/kitchen tent,
• necessary staff.
• Bottled beverages,
• items of a personal nature,
• delay due to weather,
• equipment failure or situations beyond our control.
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