Bhairav Kunda Trek

  • May 30, 2020
  • Arjun Rijal

Bhairav Kunda Trek is an adventurous journey to the unspoiled part of the Himalayas that has significant religious importance to Hindus and Buddhists.

Bhairav Kunda Trek is a newly opened trekking in the Himalayas that offers the perfect balance of adventure, off-the-beaten trekking experience, and cultural experience.

This trek leads to a very important high altitude lake called Bhairav Kund, which has resulted in the name of this trek. Located above 4,000 meters, Bhairav Kunda is a beautiful lake with turquoise clear water. Near the lake, there is a small temple that is visited by hundreds of devotees every year during the full moon in August.

As the trail is newly opened not many travelers have visited this place making the trail unspoiled and tranquil. During the Bhairav Kunda trekking, you get to see close-up views of numerous Tibetan glaciers and mountains.

Likewise, Bhairav Kunda trail offers a breath-taking landscape and Himalayan mountain views. You trek through several fine mountain villages, where you come across a range of cultures and traditions. You get to see the daily life of the villagers.

Bhairav Kunda Trek is virgin trekking trails in Nepal, so lodges and tea houses are not built in this trail, therefore camping trek is only possible during the journey. Find the Bhairav Kunda Trek itinerary below to see the detail and explore the most gorgeous villages of this region.

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Bhairav Kunda Trek itinerary

Bhairav Kunda Trek begins with a six hours long drive from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border, Chanaute. From here, you ascend on a steep trail towards Khani Gaon and trek through lush forests & small villages.

The trail take you to Forest Camp and passing by Pati, you climb towards Bhairav Kunda. You explore the nearby area and go on a short hike to a viewpoint from where you get to see excellent views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. Further, the drop-down to Larche via Sherpa Gaon. Another a few hours of drive and you reach back to Kathmandu.

Bhairav Kunda Trek difficulty

Bhairav Kunda Trek is a moderate trek. As the highest point of the trek is just above 4,000 meters and the chances of getting altitude sickness are comparatively low. Moreover, we have added two acclimatization days in our Bhairav Kunda Trek itinerary, you get enough time to adjust your body with the altitude.

The trail involve many ascends and descends through steep, rugged, and forested paths, therefore good health and physical fitness are needed to go on this trek. You do not need to have prior trekking experience to join Bhairav Kunda trekking.

Bhairav Kunda Trekking Map

Bhairav Kunda Trek Altitude Chart

Best time to go on Bhairav Kunda Trek

March to April (spring) and September to mid-December (autumn) is the best time to go on Bhairav Kunda Trek. In spring, you get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Likewise, the weather in both seasons is stable and moderate with fantastic views. August is also a good time to go on Bhairav Kunda Trekking because many Hindus pilgrims flock here to celebrate the festival during the full moon.

Food & Accommodation during Bhairav Kunda Trek

Bhairav Kunda Trek is a camping trek. The availability of accommodation of the trail is very limited, therefore you need carry all the necessities with you during Bhairav Kunda Trek.

All the members of the team get a twin high-quality sleeping tent with common dining and washroom tents. Similarly, the meals are prepared by our trained crew members. You have three meals a day. A variety of dishes are available during the trek. We make sure you are getting all the nutrition during the trek.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Bhairav Kunda Trek

Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chanaute

Chanaute is the starting point of Bhairav Kunda Trek. From Kathmandu, you take a long six hours to drive enjoying the countryside view to reach this place. This place is located near the Tibetan border. Likewise, on the way, you also get to see lush green hills and terraced farms. It will be a pleasant drive.

Adventurous trail through lush forests and fine mountain villages

The trail passes by several beautiful villages and lush green forests. While trekking through forests, you get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna. You cross many streams and bridges.

Experience rich culture and lifestyle of locals

Bhairav Kunda trek allows you to observe the rich culture and tradition of the locals residing here. Many people from many different communities reside in these small villages.

You get to experience their daily lifestyle. As the region is close to the Tibetan border, you might get to see the influence of Tibetan practices as well.

Explore holy Bhairav Kunda

Bhairav Kunda is a holy lake with great importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Located at 4,150 meters, this lake is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year from all around the globe.

This lake is also one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of Shamans. The name Bhairav Kunda has come after the destructive manifestation of Lord Shiva. The clear turquoise color of the lake and the mountain surrounded by it offers an impressive view.

Hike to a viewpoint to observe gorgeous sunrise and stunning Himalayan Mountains

During the Bhairav Kunda trek, you get to witness gorgeous sceneries throughout the trek. Just above the lake, a viewpoint is located from where you get to see stunning views of numerous Himalayan mountains that includes Madiya (6,275 m), Phurbi Ghhyachu (6,637 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Langtang Range (7,234 m), and Jugal Himal.

Detailed Itinerary of the Bhairav Kunda Trek

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (No meals)

After landing at the airport, you can find our airport representative waiting for you at the terminal gate to welcome you. He move you to the hotel. You have enough time to relax and refresh. Later, in the evening, you meet other team members and stroll on the colorful and lively streets of Thamel.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in historical Kathmandu (B)

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The tour is fascinating as you are visiting various palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards. This day tour showcase you so much about Nepalese culture, art, and architecture.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chanaute (B, L, D)

After having breakfast, you drive from Kathmandu to Chanaute. The drive take you close to the Tibetan border. After three hours of drive, you reach Balephi and continue driving for another three hours on a rough road to reach Chanaute. It is a small Brahmin and Chettri village.

Day 04: Trek from Chanaute to Khani Gaon (B, L, D)

Today, you trek towards Khani Gaon. The trail ascends steeply most part of the day. On the way, you get to enjoy beautiful views, terraced fields, and streams. Passing through small villages and local schools, you reach Khani Gaon for a night stay.

Day 05: Trek from Khani Gaon to Forest Camp (B, L, D)

After having a warm breakfast, the trail ascends steeply through lush forests of rhododendron and pasture. You can see nomad homes and cattle as well. While passing by dense forests, you might get to see wild-life like leopards and bears.

Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Pati (B, L, D)

Today, the trail continues to Pati, where you can see some houses made by pilgrims. The trail ascends through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests for four hours. Upon reaching Pati, you also get to see tempting mountain views.

Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization (B, L, D)

You take a day break at this place, today. This help you in acclimatization and keep you away from altitude sickness. You can explore the village and its nearby places.

Day 08: Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda (B, L, D)

After having a delicious breakfast, you begin uphill walk. After a continuous two and a half hours of walk, you reach Bhairav Kunda (4,150 m). Here, you see a big holy lake and a small ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The Bhairav is the destructive form of Lord Shiva and Kunda means Lake. Every year in June/July/August pilgrims from all around the world gather at this place to take a holy bath and worship.

Day 09: Trek from Bhairav Kunda to viewpoint and move to Sherpa Village (B, L, D)

Today, you wake up early in the morning and go on a hike to the viewpoint. After one and a half hours of walk, you reach the top of a hill from where you get to see glorious sunrise along with Jugal Himal, Langtang range, Rolwaling range, and many Tibetan range.

After spending some time enjoying the sunrise, you descend back to Bhairav Kunda and have breakfast.

The trail then slowly descends following a steep trail through lush forests to take you to Sherpa village.

Day 10: Trek from Sherpa gaon to Larche and drive to Kathmandu (B, L, D)

It is the last day of the trek. After having breakfast, you steeply descend for three hours to reach the bank of Bhote Koshi River at Larche. After having lunch here, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive is around six hours long. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel.

Day 11: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure (B)

This is the end of your adventurous trip. Our airport representative move you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.

B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner

Service includes on Bhairav Kunda Trek

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Ground transportation by local bus.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek.
  • Required trekking permits and fees.
  • A guide and porters, Sherpa & cook.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and staff.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag (if needed).

Service Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and staff.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

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