Bhairab Kunda Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.



Bhairab Kunda Trek, located North Mid-East from the capital Kathmandu, close to the border of Nepal and Tibet / China. Bhairab Kunda is a holy pond dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, situated beneath the Langtang and Jugal Himalaya range of peaks.

The hidden region of Bhairab Kunda is less frequented by the main flow of trekkers and adventurers due to its remoteness. Trekkers have to enjoy the adventure missing the absence of lodges or tea-house comforts. Due to its pure wilderness within natural surroundings, far from human habitation and popular trekking trails.

Bhairab Kunda Trek is a trek that all types of people can enjoy as the altitude gains slowly at a gradual pace. The highest spot is holy Bhairab Kunda at 4,250 m on the remote pockets of the Central Himalayas.
Once a year a Hindu religious event takes place in the full moon time of Janai Purnima. Hundreds of Nepalese make a pilgrimage to pay homage to the sacred pond of Bhairab Kunda.

The belief is, a dip and bathe in the icy pond delivers purity and washes the sins of hundreds of lifetimes. So let gets all be blessed visiting the holy Bhairab Kunda, a drive of a few hours’ distances from Kathmandu.

The journey leads on the main Friendship Highway of Tibet / China and Nepal for short while. As the drive diverts from the main road reaching the starting point of the trek at Jalbire farm village.

The adventure begins from this lovely Newari village, heading higher past several rural hill villages of Chanute and Khani Gaon. An opportunity to witness both impressive cultures and traditional farm life of both Hindu and Buddhism religions. After a few days of walking through villages, the trail leads higher away from human habitations to sheer wild country. Walking amidst an enchanting forest of high rhododendron, oaks, and pine trees, climbing steeply to scenic ridges then reaching Bhairab Kunda. The holy glacial pond comes as a surprise well hidden by high-rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks.

At Bhairab Kunda with ample time to marvel the magnificent scenery and exploring the unexplored pristine areas. Within the tranquil harmony of mountain wilderness and its beautiful forest surroundings.

After a marvelous moment at Bhairab Kunda, return journey on an alternative route through nice farm hill villages. The adventure slowly ends by reaching close to the frontier village of Larche and Tatopani near the Nepal and Tibet border.

An exciting drive brings you to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience on Bhairab Kunda Trekking with View Nepal Treks & Expeditions.

Why Bhairab Kunda Trek?

  • An adventure and exploration around the hidden corners of Central Himalayas.
  • Trekking on least ventured areas of southern Langtang and Jugal Himal range.
  • Enchanting forest of tall rhododendron, hemlocks, pines, oaks and fir trees.
  • Adventure on off the beaten tracks away from main trails and human settlements.
  • Enjoy the beautiful location of Bhairab Kunda on the laps of giant snow peaks.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire 1,040 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Chanaute 1,350 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Khani Gaon 2,020 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Forest Camp 3,150 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Pati 3,765 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Bhairab Kund 4,250 m - 04 hrs.

Day 09: Rest day for explorations.

Day 10: Trek to Sherpa Gaon 2,500 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Larche 1,500 m & hot spring at Kodari - 05 hrs.

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu - 04 hrs.

Day 13: Free day for individual activities in Kathmandu.

Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives and transfer you to the hotel. After checking into your rooms you'll be briefed regarding Mohare Danda Trek with dos and don'ts and other useful information. Evening a lovely welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant an introduction to local food and culture.

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Morning tour and explore UNESCO heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath after breakfast. Experience the grandeur of palaces and temples built during the Malla era. Rest of the day relax and preparation for Mohare Danda Trekking, an early morning drive to beautiful Pokhara city

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Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Depart from the hotel for an interesting scenic drive of some hours, after leaving the Kathmandu valley rim. An enjoyable ride through rural towns and farm villages, after few hours of good drive. Our route diverts from the main road heading towards a dirt bumpy tracks, after Balephi village alongside Bhote Koshi River. Drive continues on off-road to reach a lovely farm village of Jalbire, famous for the native Newari culture. Overnight in tented camp with our own separate kitchen department of cook, kitchen staff and camping crews.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1040 m

The real adventure begins from Jalbire, the trail leads on winding uphill facing beautiful waterfall and past nice Tamang villages. Entering into small cool forest and then the day ends on reaching Chanaute for overnight camp. A small farm village with majority of Brahmin and Chettries of Hindu religion.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

1350 m

Starting the day quite early for a long walk to Khani-Gaon, it means a mining place, however it’s been closed at present. The trail leads on steep path taking almost more than 6 hours to Khani-Gaon village populated by the Newar people. On walks enjoy the beautiful views of snow peaks, as the trail passes through the villages, terraced fields, and fresh water streams. Finally the long comes to an end on reaching our overnight camp at Khani-Gaon. The people from Bhaktapur settled around here long time back after the battle between Bhaktapur and Gorkha king Prithivi Narayan Shah in the 18th century. Here time permitting visit the Dalle Pokhari and interact with the Newar whilst enjoying the local native dialect.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

2020 m

From here leaving the farm areas for total wilderness walk through rhododendron and pine forest and lovely pasturelands. Then ending the walk reaching at Forest Camp after 6 to 7 hours of good day trek. During the walk, one might have the opportunity to catch glimpse of exotic birds, and wild animals. Like Himalayan Black bear, deer and leopards. Overnight camp is set on a grassy meadow amidst forest surroundings.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

3150 m

Having a hearty breakfast, walk leads deeper into the forest for about 5 hours or more to Pati for overnight halt. A tough trek as the climb is steep and more demanding, on route notice some pilgrim huts and shelters. As Pati means a refuge and shelters for travelers, especially for pilgrims visiting Bhairab Kund on auspicious events of the year. After a long day walk reaching Pati, rewards with beautiful views of snow mountain range from the campsite.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

3765 m

A short walk compared to last previous day’s trek, the route follows to climb for an hour and then on gradual path to Bhairab Kund. Enjoy the scenic setting of Bhairab Kunda, regarded as a holy spot for the Hindu and Buddhist as well as for Shamans, visits the sacred place for a bath during the full moon of June/August which supposedly frees from sins. The devotees of Lord Shiva worship in the temple situated by the glacial pond of Bhairab Kund. Overnight in tented camp by the shore of Bhairab Kunda.

Meal

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Accomodation

B-L-D

Altitude

4250 m

Enjoy the rest day after continues walks, the day allows to explore around the less frequented region of isolated and hidden areas of Bhairab Kund. Close by stands a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Bhairab one of the many reincarnations of Lord Shiva. Taking a bath or a dip in this holy pond believing that it washes away the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

4250 m

From Bhairab Kund after a wonderful time and experience, walk follows on quiet forested trail to Sherpa-Gaon. After few hours of pleasant walk reaching on top of a hill fabulous views of Himalayan range of peaks. Overlooking towards Langtang and Jugal Himal range, as far towards Rolwaling Himal Mt. Gaurishankar at 7, 181 m). A steep trek downhill through rhododendron forest will brings you at Sherpa-Gaon for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

2500 m

After breakfast walk on steep downhill towards Larche, located on the bank of Bhote Koshi River. After few hours of descent reaching Larche with time to visit the natural hot spring of Tatopani. Literally means a hot-spring, enjoy the warm bath and relax your weary muscles from the trek. Overnight at tented camp in Larche.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1500 m

Larche located on the road-head, a short walk to board in a vehicle as per the size of a group. Enjoy the interesting drive, following the Bhote Koshi River which finally joins the greater Sun Koshi at Dolalghat town. From here on winding up to Dhulikhel a scenic old Newari town, as drive continues reaching the bustling city in Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu transfer to the hotel, after a glorious adventure on Bhairab Kunda Trek.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Enjoy the last free day in Kathmandu, after a wonderful adventure around Nepal Central Himalayas and Bhairab Kunda Trekking. Interested people can book for an exciting tour of Patan and Bhaktapur cities of great cultural interest. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities or shopping spree of Nepali Souvenirs.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to the guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after a memorable experience on Mohare Danda Trekking.

Meal

Breakfast

Altitude

1400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Necessary land transportation
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • National Park permits and Local permit
    • Service of trekking guide and porter daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
    • Note: We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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When is the best time to book for Bhairab Kunda Trek?
Nearly all seasons of the year, except for wet monsoon times of July and August and middle of winter January and February.
The best and favorable time is in spring from March to May, where most days are sunny. This is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various colors and species. Morning and night time as well in shade will be much colder, the day time is warm for pleasant walk and views.
Could rain in the late afternoon with snow fall sometimes during this best season of the year.

How are the foods and accommodation on this trek?
This trek to Bhairab Kunda on off the beaten trails, away from main trekking route, within complete wilderness. Located beyond main villages and human civilization for some days. Where lodges are not available for many days, the whole trip is spending overnight in tented camps. View Nepal provides excellent camping gear, followed by expert cook and kitchen staff along with guides and porters. Foods are served from our camping kitchen of great varieties from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese and Tibetans meals. As well our cook will provide some fresh bakeries also. The tents are spacious with soft thin mattresses good for two people in one tent.

How much money do we carry for the trek?
Not much to spend on this Bhairab Kunda Trekking, as the walk leads beyond villages and main settlement. Nothing to buy much except in Kathmandu.
The only money to spend is on the last day where you can enjoy party with fellow members. Including staff, guide and porters, where you can buy hard drinks and chilled beer at Larche village or enjoy the local homemade brew.
Saving some cash in Nepali Rupees for gratitude and tipping to the trekking staff, guide and porters. Can carry approx. NRS 5000 to 8,000 per person for tipping and spending on soft or hard drinks.

What religion and culture do we come across on this trek?
On this trek to Bhairab Kunda area, the first and last day walk around lower warm farm areas populated by mixed tribes of people Newar, Tamang, Sherpa with Chettries and Brahmins. Of both Hindu and Buddhist religions and cultures, coming across few temples and shrines.
Upper hill villages are mainly inhabited by the Tamang and Sherpa indigenous ancient tribes of Central Himalayas. The Tamang and Sherpa practice Buddhism religions and cultures.

Do we get facilities to charge our electronic gadgets and cell phones?
Bhairab Kunda trekking located away from the major facilities of hydroelectricity. On leaving the last village of Khani Gaon, within pure wilderness of dense forest and mountainous region, far from villages and towns. It is best to carry a portable solar panel, which can be placed outside the backpack. During the day the sun is strong on open areas, and then use it for charging your necessary electronic items.

Want to make it a private tour?

Book this trip as a private departure - for any group, big or small.

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