Bhairav Kunda Lake Trek

Bhairav Kunda Lake Trek Overview

The Bhairav Kunda Lake Trek is a moderate to challenging trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. The trek takes you to the holy Bhairav Kund Lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,250 meters. It offers stunning views of the Langtang range, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling range, and Gauri Shankar.

The trek starts from Jalbire, as it is located around 80 km from Kathmandu. Since The trail passes through forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak, and several small villages of ethnic communities like the Sherpa, Tamang, and others. It takes you through lush forests, open grasslands, and farmlands, offering a variety of landscapes and terrains.

The Bhairav Kunda Trek is a less crowded trek comparison to other popular treks in the region like the Langtang Valley Trek or the Gosaikunda Trek. Furthermore, This trek is suitable for those who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in a peaceful environment.

The trek is a moderate to challenging trek but requires a good level of fitness and endurance. Trekkers should be prepared for long hours of walking on steep ascents and descents. The trek reaches its highest point at the Bhairav Kund Lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,250 meters. Trekkers should be aware of the high altitude and should take precautions to prevent altitude sickness.

The best time to trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and stable. The mountain views are spectacular.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Bhairav Kunda Lake Trek is a unique and rewarding trek that offers a combination of natural and cultural experiences in the Langtang region of Nepal.


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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
    On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and formal completion of your custom and immigration processes, one of our representatives from Everest Expeditions Nepal will be there to greet you at the arrival exit and escort you to your pre-determined hotel. You may relax in your hotel room for the rest of the time or you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted at an excellent Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Nepalese cuisine along with a cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Trip Preparation Day
    After breakfast in our hotel, we may wander around nearby areas and do some shopping for our adventurous trip the following day. In the afternoon, we will have a pre-trip discussion and meet our trekking guide as well as other participants. You will also be briefed on the nature of expedition, equipment and team composition. Later, we will go back to our hotel and have a peaceful sleep. Overnight in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Jalbire (1,000M)

    Kathmandu- Jalbire is a scenic drive with mountain views. It takes about 3 hours to get in Balephi from Kathmandu. In case of bad road condition, one needs to walk for about 4 hours to reach Jalbire from Balephi. Jalbire is a nice Newari settlement (1,000 m.) near the banks of the Balephi river. The place is rich in Newari culture and home to the Hindu temple of Lord Bishnu.

  • Day 04: Jalbire to Chanaute (1,200 m.)

    It is 4 hours straight walk from Jalbire to Chanaute. The route passes through a waterfall and some small Tamang villages. Chanaute is a small village, where people belonging to the Brahmin and Chhetri castes live. Camping arrangements are available in the school of Chanaute. One could enjoy the mountain view from the campsite.

  • Day 05: Chanaute to Khani Gaon (2000 m.)

    One can reach Khani Gaon from Chanaute within six hours of walk. Most part of the trail is steep and quite challenging. Khani Gaon is a Newari village. Khani means “source of Mines” and Gaon means “village”. In the middle of 18th century B.S., before Nepal was unified, there was feud between Gorkha and Bhaktapur. It is believed that people of Bhaktapur came to this place to save their life and later settled down there. One can have an excellent mountain view from the camping site as well.

  • Day 06: Khani Gaon to Forest Camp (3,150M)

    It is a steep uphill walk through rhododendron forests. During five hours of walk, one could encounter with wild animals and birds. Camping in the forest.

  • Day 07: Forest Camp to Pati (3,950 m.)

    This is a 4-hour steep uphill walk through pine and rhododendron forests. A rest house has been built for pilgrims at Pati.

  • Day 08: Pati to Bhariv Kunda (4150 m.)

    It is a one hour’s uphill walk followed by 2.5 hours walk to get to Kunda (lake). Bhairav Kunda is satiated at an altitude of 4,150 m. There is a small temple of Lord Shiva near the big holy lake. Once every year during June/ July, pilgrims from different parts of Nepal visit the lake and take a holy bath and pay homage to Lord Shiva.

  • Day 09: Bhairav Kunda to Bhairav Kunda Top (4500 m.) and Sherpa Gaon (2500 m.)

    Early morning walk to Bhairav Kunda Top to have a sunrise and close mountain view of Langtang Lirung, Jugal Himal, Rollwaling Range and Tibetan Range. You will reach a typical Sherpa village within six hours of steep decent.

  • Day 10: Rest day and explore the unique culture.

    Rest day and explore the unique culture.

  • Day 11: Sherpa Gaon to Larcha (1,500 m.)

    It takes three and a half hours for one to reach the bank of the Bhote Khoshi River, which is also called Larcha.

  • Day 12: Larcha to Kathmandu (1,320 m.)

    it is about six hours scenery drive back to Kathmandu. (If you would like enjoy more, you can take part in bungy jumping at the Last Resort or enjoy rafting at the Bhote Koshi River)In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served at Bhojan Griha, the delights of Nepali cuisine.Bhojan Griha is one of the exclusive Nepali restaurants in the valley which serves the very best of traditional, organic and ethnic cuisine of Nepal. The grand old building which was built almost 150 years ago has been renovated and converted into a fascinating restaurant with intricate décor, subtle setting and nostalgic atmosphere. Traditional folk music and dances are performed in full costume every evening over savory meals. No doubt, to dine at Bhojan Griha is a cultural rejuvenation.

    Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
    • Private transfer (Kathmandu/Jalbire/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
    • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
    • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
    • All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
    • English speaking licensed trek guide.
    • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
    • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
    • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Price per person

Usefull Information

Bhairav Kunda trekking is non tourist trekking trail in Nepal. Bhairav Kunda trek offer beautiful Himalayan scenery, Holy Bhairav kunda , lush valley and beautiful landscape.

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Duration 12 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2024
  • Maximum Altitude 4500M
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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