Bharaiv Kunda 10 Days
Duration: 10 days
Trip level: moderate (info?)
Maximum altitude: 4500 m
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
The Bhairav Kunda trail is a trek to the pilgrimage holy lake, through untouched traditional villages in the middle of spectacular Himalayan landscapes. This trek is close to the Tibetan border. The trail takes you through a mixture of beautiful mountain scenery and the terraced fields. Along the way you pass characteristic houses of rural villages from different ethnic groups.
The trek starts with a five hour drive to the lovely village of Jalbire. This Newar village is set on the banks of the Balephi River. The first days the trek passes local villages and local schools. Slowly the trails will be getting more remote, and you trek through a dense rhododendron forest. It is in this forest that you will set up camp for the night. Finally you will reach the holy lake of Bhairav. Bhairav Kund is named after the destructive aspect of Lord Shiva (Bhairav) and is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans. Both Hindus and Buddhist devotees visit this high altitude (4200 m) holy mountain lake. They pay homage and bathe away sins during every Bhadra (August) Full Moon. From Bhairav Kunda you will walk early in the morning to the Bhairav top to see the sunrise over the mountains. From this viewpoint you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalaya. The most famous mountain ranges you will see are those of Langtang and Rolwaling. After this wonderful early morning treat you will descend down steeply to the village of Sherpa Goan. This trek ends in Larch where you can walk to a local hot spring. From Larche you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Jalbire( 1000 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Chanaute (1350 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Khani Goan (2000 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Forest Camp (3150 m –6 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Pati (3765 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 06 Resting day at Pati for acclimatization
Day 07 Trek to Bhairav Kunda (4250 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 08 Climb to Bhairav top (4500 m) for sunrise and trek to Sherpa Goan (2500 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Larche (1500 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 10 Drive Larche to Kathmandu (6 hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return flight Kathmandu to , and transfer to and from domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return flight Kathmandu to
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Porter service for carrying luggage, tent equipment and cooking equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Cooking staff service
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Three meals a day: breakfast/ lunch/ dinner; Tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate/ hot water and cookies. If possible fresh fruit.
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide, porters and cooking staff
– Bhairav Kunda permit, Ghaurishanker Conservation Area Project permit (GCAP), TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-All other beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, porters and cooking staff