Bhairav Kunda Trek

 
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Trip facts

Duration: 11 Days

Country: Nepal

Group size: Min2-max07

Bhairav Kunda (4200 m) is one of the lesser knowns but recently opened famous trekking route situated in the north east of Kathmandu valley; right side of Panchpokhari near the Tibetan border. The word “Bhairav” is derived from Sanskrit as the name for Lord Shiva and “Kunda” as a lake. This lake is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist where they visit this place mostly during the full moon day in August. Devotees believe that taking a dip in the lake wash away their sins, disease, and sufferings.  

Alongside a spiritual voyage, this trekking presents you the breathtaking massif sights of Rolwaling range (7181 m), Dorje Lakpa (6965 m), Madiya (6256 m), Phurbi Ghhyachu (6636 m), Jugal Himal (8027 m) and many more magnificent Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Furthermore, you will be also exploring the livelihood of this inhabitant’s and their unique culture, different pristine flora and unique wild animals throughout the trail. On this trekking trail, as being the off beaten path; we don’t find lodges or there are no available teahouses - so we have to set our own camping site. All the camping site equipment, kitchen utensils, restroom/shower tents are arranged by team members of the Accent Himalaya.

The trekking to this region begins with the scenic drive to Jalibre from Kathmandu. As we reach there, we spend our night setting camp at Chanaute. On the trail, we pass through the Tamang villages viewing the cascading waterfall and sideways views of the splendid mountains. Further trekking to reach Khanigaon, our trail will be bit challenging walking on the small steep. After reaching Khanigaon, we spend our night here to adapt the altitude by acclimatization and also viewing the beautiful mountain and exploring the Newari community’s village.

And then we continue our trek further through huge dense rhododendron forests and if possible we might also spot wild animals like snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda, etc on the trail to forest camp. As climbing uphill and trekking, we finally reach Bhairav Kunda. From here, we will heads to Sherpa gaon (village), then to Larche and eventually drive back to Kathmandu.

This trek can be accomplished year around but the best season we recommend you are in spring and autumn. On other seasons, there might be rainfall, snow and the trials would be slippery. If you are well experienced and is used to difficult trekking - you can attempt it anytime but we suggest spring or autumn for novice trekkers.

One should have a minimum of 11 days for this trek as we have had carefully designed our itinerary with our well-experienced trekking guides also to make sure the clients are well adapted to the altitude. If our fixed itinerary does not fit you, please let us know so that we can modify it according to your plan. For further details about this Bhairav Kunda trek, please contact or email us. We will promptly respond to your queries.

Below we list you our detailed itinerary for Bhairav Kunda Trek:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:

Accent Himalayan provides the airport pick up service so our representative will pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your respective Hotel. There will a welcome dinner hosted by Accent Himalaya. We will attend the invitation and enjoy the delicious Nepalese cuisines that give us the taste of Nepal and its cultures.

  Hotel

  Dinner

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in historical Kathmandu valley:

After having our breakfast, we will have to ready for sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. We will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit:

  • Pashupati Chhatra: - Hindus most religious/pilgrimage temple of Lord Shiva where millions of pilgrim visited every year. The special days of lots of crowd in the temple are Mahashivaratri, Hindus festival Teej, and many other days and every Monday. 
  • Swyambhunath: - Religious and pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. Peoples visit the temple for peace in the world. Lord Swyambhu is commonly
  • Boudhanath: - Worlds’ largest Stupa; Boudhanath was completely destroyed in the earthquake of April 2015 and now it is completely reconstituted and reconstructed in now it is the most attraction for visitors in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu Durbar square: - It catches the wonderful history of Kathmandu and its kingdom and leaders of the valley. Kathmandu Durbar square is full of history and arts of the Newari communities. The wonderful architecture and the arts are so impressive. The sculpture in the area crafted without using any modern equipment in wood and stone is world’s most impressive.

  Hotel

  Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chanaute:

After having breakfast early in the morning, we begin to drive along with some pretty mountain views heading toward the Tibetan Border, about 3 hours of drive to arrive at a town called Balephi. From here we turn off the main road and start to drive in off-road for another 3 hours and finally pointed in Chanute, a small village of Bramhim and Chhetri. After reaching there we have to set up our tented camp for night stay.

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Chanaute to Khani Gaon:

After having our breakfast, we start to trek for another 6-7 hours to reach Khani Gaon. Most of the day, we ascend steeply on small walking trails, stop for rest with beautiful views. We pass through the village, stunning terraced field streams and local school. Khani Gaon is Newari village, and Khani refers to “Source of mine” and Gaon to ‘village” in Nepalese language. The valley was discovered/found after the result of a battle between Gorkha and Bhaktapur in 18th BS.

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Khani Gaon to Forest Camp:

We take our breakfast and start to trek. We ascend steeply through beautiful Rhododendron forest and the occasional grazing pasture, where we can find out the cattle and luck give more chance to see the wild animals like bears and leopards and birds.

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Pati (3900 M):

Early in the morning we take our breakfast and start to trek with an ascent through the pine and rhododendron forest all about to 4 hours then we reach to Pati. We have a scene of the Pilgrims houses and nice mountain views.

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization:

As we made a long journey, today we spend the whole day for rest and acclimatization. And we give rest to our tired body to adjust to the altitude. We also have to make a fit and fine body for next day ascending.

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda:

We take our breakfast at our tented camp and continue our trip. With an hour of an uphill walk then levels walking of 2-3 hours, we reach the holy ground of Bhairav Kunda at 4,150m. Bhairav means the destructive form of Lord Shiva and Kunda means Lake or pond. Bhairav Kunda is a holy lake with the temple of Bhairav (Lord Shiva), where thousands of pilgrims from a different part of Nepal and India come to Holy swim in the lake, especially in the months of June and July.

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Bhairav Kunda to the viewpoint (4500m) and to Sherpa Village:

Early in the morning, few have to walk uphill about one and half hours to reach the top t see the stunning sunrise and mountain views of Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Tibetan range. After some while, we descend down to our camp and take a breakfast. And again start to trek heading towards Sherpa Village through the steeply down trails about

  Tented camp

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Sherpa gaon to Larche and drive to Kathmandu:

We take our breakfast and start to trek on the steep downhill trails for 3 hours to reach the bank of River Bhote Koshi, so called Larcha where we take our lunch and catch a bus to return the valley of Kathmandu with 6 hours of the drive.

  Hotel

  Breakfast and Lunch

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

Today we are finally going to separate with the most wandering and unforgettable memories and witness of the Nepal Exploration. Our representative will drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before 3 hours to your flight.

  Breakfast

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Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Bhairav Kunda Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Bhairav Kunda Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Bhairav Kunda Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Bhairav Kunda Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Bhairav Kunda Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Bhairav Kunda Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance - the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 10 days package for Bhairav Kunda Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Bhairav Kunda Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Bhairav Kunda Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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