Bhairav Kunda Trek

Bhairav Kunda is the Sanskrit word which was name after a Hindu deity, a fiery indication of Shiva associated with destroys. Bhairav is also referred to as Bhairava which means ‘Lord Shiva’ and ‘Kunda’ means ‘Lake’. By combining it, we can get to know that it’s the Lake of Lord Shiva. This religious lake is located in the Northeast of the Kathmandu valley at the altitude of 4250m. Named after the destructive aspect of Lord Shiva (Bhairav), Bhairav Kunda is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans. Both Hindus and Buddhist devotees visit this shrine to pay homage and bathe away sins during every Bhadra (August-September) on Full Moon called Purnima. Bhairav Kunda Trek is mostly known for the religious purpose, but it can also know for the adventurous and the trekking trails as during this trek we can explore the beautiful mountains, including Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Ghhyachu (6637m). Besides this Himalayan range, we can also observe the culture and tradition of local people.
Trip Code: BKT22
Starts: Jalbire
Finishes: Chanaute
Duration: 12 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4500m/ 14763.8ft
Trip Views: 861
Activities: Trekking Spiritual Journey
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Breakfast: 11
Lunch: 10
Dinner: 8
Car
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 6 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Bhairav Kunda is named after the destructive aspect of Lord Shiva (Bhairav) and is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans.
  • Bhairav Kunda Trek can be classified as pilgrimage trek lying at an altitude of 4,250m.
  • This trekking trail offers splendid view various mountains including Dorje Lakpa(6,966m), Madiya(6,257m) and Phurbi Ghhyachu(6,637m) in the Jugal Himal Range.
  • The attraction of Bhairav Kunda Trek is to visit the holy Bhairav Kunda, the incredible Himalayan scenery and the lifestyle of nomadic people unchanged by time.
  • The trail winds along an old trade route between Nepal and Tibet through a number of unspoiled Buddhist Villages, past shortens and Sherpa houses.

Why this Trip

  • This is a religious, adventurous and the trekking trails that lead us towards the Bhairav Kunda which is the lake of Lord Shiva. As from this trek, we can observe the Himalayan ranges, culture, and tradition of local people.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    You will be surprised to see our little airport but what matters is affection and benevolence and that’s what you will get from our hospitality. We will be eagerly waiting for your arrival and soon we will be escorting you to our office for the briefing of the trekking. Then you will check-in at the hotel and after short rest we will gather for a fine dining.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pickup
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Dinner Program
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    You will be pleased to explore the colorful city, rich in art, diverse culture and tradition, which reflects on the temples and monuments. We will pay a visit to the Kathmandu Durbar Square first and explore more of the city such as the famous Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and so on.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bhaktapur tour
    • Private car for sightseeing
    • Entrance fee for the sights
    • Local Foods
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO CHANAUTE (1250M)
    Today after morning breakfast we drive towards the Chanaute which is at the 1250m above the sea level. It takes 6 hours to reach the Chanaute from the Kathmandu. Chanaute is the small village of Brahmin and the Chhetri.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO KHANI GAON (2000M)
    We start our today’s trek towards the Khani Gaon about 6 hours walk from the Chanute we reach there as ‘Khani’ means ‘Sources of mine’ and ‘Gaon’ means ‘village’. Passing through the stunning and the beautiful rhododendron forest we reach in the Khani Gaon which is a village of the Newari people. Today we will be staying at this Newari village and also observe the culture and tradition of Newari people.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO FOREST CAMP (3150M)
    Today also about 6 hours walk from the Khani Gaon we reach the Forest camp. By name also we can know that today we are going through the forest where we can find different types of flora mostly we can see the National flower of Nepal Rhododendron also.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO PATI (3900M)
    Continuing our trek today we are going towards another destination. Passing through the pine and rhododendron forest about 4 hour walk we reach at the Pati. We stop our today’s trek at Pati and rest there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : DAY REST
    Today we take a rest so that tomorrow we can go another destination safety without any obstacles.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO BHAIRAV KUNDA (4150M)
    After yesterday rest and today’s breakfast at the Pati, we walk towards the Bhairav Kunda, Lake of Lord Shiva. It takes 3 hours to reach there from Pati. This place is the religious place as many Hindus and the Buddhist people come over there. During the month of Bhadra, many people come here to bath in the holy lake and to worship in the Bhairav Kunda Temple.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO THE BHAIRAV VIEW POINT (4500M) AND BACK TO THE SHERPA GAON (2500M)
    Early morning we go towards the viewpoint of the Bhairav Kunda from where we can see the stunning view of mountains including Dorje Lakpa, Madiya, and Phurbi Ghhyachu. After viewing and collecting all memories we come down towards the Sherpa Gaon. From Bhairav Kunda it takes 6 hours to reach the Sherpa Gaon.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO LARCHE (1400M), DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    After spending the night at the Sherpa Gaon today we leave Sherpa Gaon and walk toward the Larche which is 3 hours far from the Sherpa Gaon. After taking lunch in the Larche without wasting time we drive for the Kathmandu. 6 hours’ drive from the Larche we finally reach the Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    A free day which can be spent sight-seeing, evening ceremony of chanting at Pasupatinath or, alternately, a relaxing massage. We can arrange anything for you on this day or you can spend your free day independently.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
    • Spa and Trekkers' Massage
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 12 : DEPARTURE
    You will depart from Nepal on this day, you'll probably have some energy left for shopping in the city. We’ll eat together and then we'll accompany you to the airport in traditional Nepali farewell mode.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during trek (including camping).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork and permit fees.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Bhairav Kunda
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal;
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of an early arrival and late departure due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. Is Travelling in Bhairav kunda trek is safe ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Bhairav Kunda Trek is mostly known for the religious purpose.
  • 7. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Bhairav Kunda trek is popular as a pilgrimage trekking region among the trekkers and is quite famous trekking trail, hence wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. can be found. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 9. Can I get a vegetarian food ?
    Yes, of course. If you are vegetarian then you have to inform us before the trip.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to chanaute by car, bus, van and deluxe minibus with A/C according to the number of participate. We do pick up and drop from the starting point to end of trek on private car or jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season is accessible all year around excluding monsoon season ?
    February to June and Mid-September to December are the best time to do this trek, although in winter it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange vehicle for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We will contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trek on a particular day so that you will get a room on time.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Bhairav Kunda trek you can make local and international calls from telephone nearby the village or your guide also provided a phone from which you can make a call but you have to pay the price directly to them.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to trek in this trip ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 6-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because, number of hours of walk really depend on client's speed. So it is really relative.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    As this trek is easy so you have to carry your bag by yourself if you need porters then you have to inform before we start trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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