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Situated in the Lantang region directly north of the Kathmandu valley is the Bhairav Kunda. This is a Himalayan lake that lies at an altitude of 4364m. This lake is named after the wrathful form of Shiva, the Hindu God. Numerous holy lakes like the Bhairav Kunda are found in the Lantang region. This trek offers wonderful views of the Nepalese Central Himalaya and even some on the Tibet side as much of the trail lies close by the Tibet Border.
Although the trek starts very close to the Kathmandu valley, it is an underrated trek and therefore the trails will be still tranquil without much commotion. You will pass through Newar and Sherpa settlements as well. You might even see some pilgrims making their way to the holy lake to purify their sins and receive blessings.
Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit this lake every year during the Nepalese month of 'Bhadra,' which corresponds to the months of July and August in the Gregorian calendar. Beyond its religious significance, this area is well-known for its breathtaking panoramas of the countryside and the towering peaks that frame it. The Bhairav Kunda Trek offers spectacular panoramas of the Rolwaling range, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, and the mighty Tibetan Himalayas.
Bhairav Kunda is a magnificent lake known for its beautiful blue waters. Nearby the Bhairav Kunda lake is a Hindu temple that you can visit. The communities you'll pass through on this hike will teach you a lot about the customs and way of life of different people groups.
Come with us on this incredible adventure to a remote area of Nepal where we will hike to a holy lake dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The optimum time to trek to the Bhairav Kunda and other routes in the Langtang area is between September and November, or between March and May. Autumn runs from September to November, while spring runs from March to May. Because the air is clean and the sun is shining, late fall and early spring are ideal periods for hiking in the mountains and forests. There are many flowers in the spring, which enhances the beauty of the walks. This trek is also available in December, January, and February. Because it is winter, you should prepare for frost and snow in some areas of your trip. However, hiking is not recommended during the rainy season since the trails get muddy and there are many leeches.
Why Accessible Adventure?
Accessible Adventures is a reputable travel company that has been organizing treks and excursions in the Annapurna area for more than a decade. We are easy to work with, adaptable, and will fulfill all of your needs. In addition, Accessible Adventures operates a hotel in Kathmandu where we can customize rooms to meet your individual needs.
Our guides have completed a range of training programs in which they practice and prepare for the trip during the tourist off-season, noting the terrain and routes in the region. This is to guarantee that our guests have the best experience possible during the busiest season.
Other benefits of booking your trip via Accessible Adventure include:
With over 30 years of personal travel experience, including peak climbing and visiting Nepal's most popular tourist spots, we are aware of the difficulties that may arise for both you, the traveler, and the guides and porters that we employ, throughout your journey. Because of our personal experiences in a variety of locations, including EBC, ABC, and others, we have been able to customize trips and make the adventure seem more comfortable and private. We offer the greatest professional services while treating each client like family.
Huge meadows, grazing chauri (mountain cow), yak (mountain ox), sheep, and chyangra are among the many types of flora and bushes, rocks, barren terrain, cliffs and mountains, gorges and streams, and that's only the beginning (mountain goat). In addition to this, you may take in some of the stunning Chinese landscapes as well as the picturesque grandeur of mountains like Lakpa Dorjee, Gauri Shanker, Ganesh, Yanri, and Jugal.
The Bhairav Kunda Lake Trek leads you to the Langtang area at a relatively low elevation. During the tour, you will also have two days for exploring and acclimatization. The first day is spent at Khani Gaon, while the second day is spent in Bhairav Kunda. At Bhairav Kunda, you will reach an elevation of 4250 meters, which is the highest point on this walk. Compared to other high-altitude hikes in Nepal, this is lower. On the day when you hike to Bhirav Kunda, in particular, there may be some hard ascents. On this tour, you will only be hiking for 9 days. The majority of the path has clear markers. In light of all of these elements, Bhairav Kunda is a moderate hike.
A representative from our company will meet and greet you at the airport as soon as you land in Kathmandu. We will see to it that your travel requirements are met once you are in our care. Given that there are no planned activities for the day, we will assist you in checking into your chosen hotel. You have the option of taking a stroll around the neighborhood or relaxing in each of your rooms.
Visit to cultural and religious sites of Swayambhunath, called the monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, one of the largest temples in Nepal and Bouddhanath, the large stupa are in our itinerary today.
Pashupatinath Temple: One of the oldest Hindu temples, Pashupatinath Temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as the "Lord of All Beings." Lord Shiva is the embodiment of the universe's destructive aspect. The Pashupatinath complex is traversed by the revered Bagmati river. For those who pass away on the banks of the river, cremation rites are performed by the majority of Hindus in the Kathmandu Valley.
Swayambhunath Stupa: The Swayambhunath stupa is one of the most revered buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is thought to have materialized when, in ancient times, the Bodhisattva Manjushri carved a canyon at Chhobhar using his flaming sword to drain the waters of the huge lake that was Kathmandu.
Bouddhanath Stupa: Lord Buddha's four pairs of eyes are positioned in the four cardinal directions atop the 2500-year-old Buddhist stupa in the Valley, which was erected in the fifth century. This stupa keeps a constant watch over people and their actions. Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet may be seen spinning prayer wheels as they round the stupa.
You can also walk around Thamel and Asons around the vicinity of your hotel selling handicraft items and locally made trinkets and clothes. Ason, the oldest market in Kathmandu also lies a few hundred meters from your hotel. You can shop for spices, tea, brass statues, and decorative jars in this market.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you'll set out on a beautiful 6-7 hour drive through the countryside. Along this route on the Araniko highway are picturesque mountains and small towns to see. We take a rough road into Balephi Valley, following the Balephi River, and keep going off-road all the way to Jalbire. Native Newari culture exists in Jalbire similar to the core of Kathmandu valley. This was one of the main stops on the trade route to Tibet.
The first day of our Bhairab Kunda Trek is your fourth day in Nepal. After breakfast at Jalbire, we begin the walk. You get to hike past some stunning waterfalls and Tamang villages. Four to five hours will be needed to get to Chanaute. Most of the people living in the tiny village of Chanaute belong to the Brahmin or Chhetri castes. The walk is not too difficult today and we stay nearby a school in the village tonight in tents.
Our journey to Khanigaon begins bright and early. It's going to be a tougher, more arduous journey today as we have to walk for around 6-7 hours. Khanigaon, a Newari village, can be reached after six to seven hours of travel time. Take in the picturesque landscape as you travel through the towns, fields, and streams. The campsite affords picturesque vistas of the surrounding mountains. The trail today has some steep uphill portions on narrow trails.
The day is for sightseeing, so head out and discover the charming town of Khanigaon and the stunning landscape around it. Khani literally means "mine source," and Gaon refers to a settlement. After the 18th-century battle between Bhaktapur and Gorkha, many people from Bhaktapur relocated to this village, hence the Newari culture and inhabitation. Spend some time in Dalle Pokhari listening to local Newars chat and trying out some of the local cuisines.
You can reach Forest Camp after six or seven hours of hiking through beautiful rhododendron groves and rolling pastures. We leave early after breakfast and along the way, hikers can catch sight of nomadic dwellings, birds, and other wildlife. Bears and leopards are two more possible sightings. Today's camp is going to be in the wilderness.
Once you've eaten breakfast at the camp, you'll begin the five to six-hour hike to Pati. Since the ascent is steep and demanding, the journey will be more difficult compared to previous days. Some pilgrim homes called Ashrams can be seen along the route. When you get to Pati, head to the campsite to rest and take in the scenery of the surrounding mountains. The walk today is only for around four hours so we can relax at Pati amid the wonderful views.
Today is the climax of the trip as we make our way to Bhairab Kunda. The first hour of today's hike is steep uphill, but after that, it's a more leisurely stroll to Bhairav Kunda. Bhairav Kunda is revered by Hindus, Buddhists, and followers of Shamanism alike, who flock there to wash away their sins in the lake's waters during the full moon in June or August. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva can be found by the water's edge, where its worshippers can commune with nature. Tented camp in Bhairav Kunda for the night.
We are to depart for Sherpagaon at an early hour today. The sunrise and the surrounding mountains, including the Langtang range, the Jugal Himal range, and the Rolwaling Himal, will be visible after a one-and-a-half-hour hike. To get to Sherpagaon, you'll have to make your way down a steep hill through a rhododendron forest. Stay in a tent in Sherpagaon for the night.
Today the trail to Larcha, on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River, is a steep downhill after breakfast. After a long day of hiking, stop by Tatopani's natural hot spring and soak your tired muscles in a soothing bath. You have successfully completed the trek so it's worth celebrating. Stay in a tent in Larcha for the night.
We have breakfast in Larcha and then return to Kathmandu. Driving back on Araniko Highway, through the beautiful countryside, will take you six hours. As you get to Kathmandu, you can celebrate the wonderful completion of your trek at the many amazing restaurants available there.
After finishing the journey through the Langtang Region to Bhairav Kunda, it's time to bid Nepal farewell. Three hours before your scheduled international flight to your next destination, you will be taken to the international airport. We sincerely hope that our travels in the Everest Himalayas have left you with lifelong memories. You can extend your stay in Nepal if you'd want to visit all of the fascinating places the country has to offer. We sincerely hope you will appreciate the time we had together and recommend us to your friends and family for their trip to Nepal to go trekking.
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All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
Kathmandu to Jalbire Larcha And to Kathmandu by public vehicle
Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Kathmandu Suite Home in Kathmandu
Kathmandu city tours including, tour guide and private vehicle
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
Two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils
Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
Seasonal fruits during the trek
One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance guide and porters
Duffle bag for the trekking
Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
T-Shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit
Langtang National Park Permits fee
TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
Government taxes & office service charge
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Your travel insurance
Personal expenses including bottled drinks
Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu and also because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)