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 (4200m) holy mountain lake (‘kund’) 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.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Airport(1360m)
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Bhairav Kunda Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Stay night at hotel with breakfast.
Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the trek
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening. Stay night at hotel includive breakfast.
Day 3 : Drive to Jalbire (1,000m) – 5 Hrs Drive by bus
After having breakfast we will head towards Jalbire. It is about 5 hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire. Jalbire is place for scenic views for the mountains. Jalbire is rich in Newari culture and home to the Hindu temple of god Bishnu which lies on the banks of the Balephi River. This is where we set up our tents for the night with all meals inclusive.
Day 4 : Trek from Jalbire to Chanaute (1,345m) – 4/5 Hrs Trek
Early morning after breakfast our trek will start. We walk through a waterfall and some small Tamang villages to reach Chanaute. It takes around 4 hours. Chanaute is a small village where people belonging to the Chhetri and Brahmin communities live. Overnight in tented camps with all meals inclusive.
Day 5 : Trek from Chanaute to Khani Gaun (2,010m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek
After breakfast, our next trek will be to Khani Gaun. Chanaute-Khanai Gaon is about 5-6 hours walk. The walk is little more challenging and steep. We have to follow uphill steeps. But we can have a great hike throughout the way as we can see spectacular villages and streams. Khani Gaun is a Newar village and it is believed that during the war between Gorkha and Bhaktapur, natives of Bhaktapur came here to save their lives. Overnight in tented camp inclusive B. L. D. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner).
Day 6 : Khani village exploration day
Today after breakfast, we visit Khani village and meet the local folks and explore around. Overnight in tented camps inclusive full board meals.
Day 7 : Trek from Khani Gaun to Forest Camp (3,150m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek
After having breakfast, we will walk uphill which is steep through rhododendron forest. It is about 6-7 hours trek. This is a great chance to capture the scenery of the rhododendron forest and you can also see beautiful birds and many wild animals. Overnight inside tented camps inclusive BLD. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner).
Day 8 : Trek from Forest Camp to Pati (3,765m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek
The trek today is tougher as you have to climb upwards for around 4 hours. But the enchanting views of pine and rhododendron forest will be there to make your walk pleasurable. After four hours of ascending we reach Pati and we can relax in the rest houses built at Pati for pilgrimages. You will enjoy views of splendid mountains. Stay overnight in tented camps inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day 9 : Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda (4,250m) – 3/4 Hrs Trek
Our next destination is Bhairav Kunda which is about 3 hours walking from Pati. First 1 hour walk goes uphill following further about 2 and half hours of. Bhairav Kund is a religious valued place. Many people from different parts of Nepal visit this place to take a holy bath mainly during June/July. The pilgrims also do worshipping to the Bhairav (the destructive form of lord Shiva) in the temple found nearby the lake. Stay overnight in tented camps inclusive BLD
Day10 : Trek from Bhairav Kunda to Sherpa gaun (2,500m), After Sunrise view 6/7 Hrs Trek
We have to start our trek little early so that we can have exciting views of sunrise from Bhairav Kund top. We also can get lovely views of glimmering mountain ranges namely Langtang, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling and the Tibetan Range. Furthermore, the typical village situated at 2500m, Sherpa Gaon is about 6 hours walking from the top. Stay overnight in tented camp inclusive BLD.
Day11 : Trek from Sherpa Gaun to Larcha (1,500m) and visit Hot spring (Kodari Tato pani) – 4/5 Hrs Trek
This is our final day hike; we leave for Larcha after having our breakfast. Our journey goes through the back of Bhote Khosi. We can reach Larcha in about 4-5 hours. After reaching Larcha, we can have a hot spring bath and then walk for a further 30 minutes; here we can have hot spring bath and chill out after the grueling hike. We return to Larcha from the hot spring. Overnight camping at Larcha with all meals.
Day12 : Drive Back to Kathmandu
After completing our route and walking for so long, we finally return back to Kathmandu. It is about 6 hours scenic drive back to Kathmandu and we then transfer to our hotel for refreshment and rest. Stay overnight at your hotel and we also enjoy a farewell dinner and breakfast.
Day13 : Departure Day
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home.
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