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Bhairav Kunda Trekking

‘on the hidden pockets of southern Jugal Himal area’

Activity
Trekking
Trip Destination
Nepal
Trip Location
Bhairav Kunda
Trip Basis
On Camping
Trip Grade
Moderate to Adventurous
Highest Elevation
4,250 m at Bhairav Kund
Total Trip
12 - 13 days
Season
All year except July / August (wet season)
Highlights
Trekking around mid east of Central Himalaya range of mountains in the scenic Tamang heritage trail of mountainous region with pristine forest, from Himalayan mediterranean to alpine climate awesome scenery from Bhairav kund of Himalayan highest peaks Overlooking Annapurna-Ganesh, Langtang, Manaslu& Jugal Himal visiting the high mid hills traditional villages of Tamang  tribes  on the holy trail to sacred hidden glacial Bhairav Kund.

Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition offers an outstanding exotic destination to Bhairav Kund, where you will be surrounded by awesome high peaks within the mid hills of mid west and central Himalaya range of mountains.
 
On this trek Bhairav Kund you can view from 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m, Ganesh Himal Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m)  Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft), Kimshun 6,745m/22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m, Madiya 6,257 m and Phurbi Ghhyachu 6,637 meters. To the east the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with Tibet.
 
Bhairav Kund one of the least visited trekked region due to its hidden places unknown to many western travelers with only accessibility from the picturesque villages of Dolalghat and Jalbire, the trek is moderate with steep uphill for few days, where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking about a week in the comfort of warm cozy tents camping along the route. 
 
Bhairav Kund trekking one of the most unique journey leading from warm sub-tropical, mediterranean of mid hills to alpine climate zone, all these drastic change in temperature found only around southern Jugal and Langtang Himalaya region, this makes a drastic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.
 
This trek leads through many traditional Newari, Magar and Tamang villages famous for culture and Buddhist religion and as well for mountain and trekking guides they are also well known for making unique wooden handcrafts and Thanka painting.
 
This remarkable trek starts from Jalbire village which is on route to Tibet highway at mere distance, the trek leads through enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines tree lines where the rare red panda, snow leopard roams with other wild life in this beautiful Himalayan environment.
 
After a great time visiting villages on route, journey continues in the hidden valley and to Bhairav Kund surrounded by immense wall of mountains of Jugal Himal range, after a wonderful time  return journey back via an alternative route to Sherpa Gaon 2,500 m, Larche 1,500 m and towards hot spring at Kodari close to the border of Tibet, on the eastern suburb of Kathmandu valley a mere distance of 125 k.m. and then return back to Kathmandu for your international flight after a memorable time with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition trekking around magnificent trek to Bhairav Kund.
 
 Day 01:   Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
 Day 02:   Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire 1,040 m - 04 hrs. 
 Day 03:   Trek to Chanaute 1,350 m - 05 hrs.
 Day 04:   Trek to Khani Gaon 2,020 m - 06 hrs.
 Day 05:   Trek to Forest Camp 3,150m - 06 hrs.
 Day 06:   Trek to Pati 3,765 m - 05 hrs.
 Day 07:   Trek to Bhairav Kund 4,250 m - 04 hrs.
 Day 08:   Rest day for explorations.
 Day 09:   Trek to Sherpa Gaon 2,500 m - 06hrs
 Day 10:   Trek to Larche 1,500 m & hot spring at Kodari - 05 hrs.
 Day 11:   Drive to Kathmandu - 06 hrs.
 Day 12:   In Kathmandu optional sightseeing tour.
 Day 13:   International departure for homeward bound.
In Kathmandu optional activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding- Rafting at- Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
 
For more information and trip details please contact us;
Day 01:  Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight. Rendezvous in Kathmandu where you will be joined with other members of the trekking team on reaching respective hotels, our guide or group leader will brief information regarding your trekking with do’s and don’ts.
 
Day 02:      Drive to Jalbire 1,040m - 04 hrs journeys.
Morning a scenic drive towards east of Kathmandu on the Nepal-Lhasa also called as Arniko highway, this interesting drive passes impressive towns and farm villages with great panorama of snow mountains from the hills of Dhulikhel town a popular spot with resorts, sunrise and views of the northern snow clad mountains, after 4 hours of pleasant journey reaching the diversion of Jalbire village and Nepal-Tibet border. From the main road our route diverts further north to Jalbire village for the first night stop, this is a pretty village of Newari ethnic tribe, situated on the bank of Balephi River, after setting the camp, with time for visit the village and to get into its local culture.
 
Day 03:      Trek to Chanaute 1,350 m - 05 hrs.
After Jalbire, the first walk of this journey leads to another farm village of Chanaute, starting the morning walk following on the nice pleasant path passing many Tamang farm villages with views of lovely cascading waterfalls, and then after a good of the day reaching at Chanaute village, a moderate village of Hindu Brahmins and Chettri ethnic people.

Day 04:      Trek to Khani Gaon 2,020 m - 06 hrs.
From this interesting village, walk leads higher up to much cooler area as the altitude pick higher leaving the rice terraces to alpine higher hills, starting the morning walk with a steep climb on a hill slope with narrow path passing many small farm villages and crossing streams, then finally ending today’s at Khani Gaon for overnight stop, this is a lovely village with primary school populated with Newar tribe of people and this village is also known as Dalle Pokhari named after a ‘small pond’ nearby by the school premises offering grand vista of Jugal and Langtang Himal mountains range.
 
Day 05:      Trek to Forest Camp 3,150m - 06 hrs.
Morning starts with a steep climb after leaving this nice Khani gaon village, then reaching the hill top into cool and pristine rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, today’s walk will be the toughest day of this trip but trekking through the enchanting alpine forest makes the difference in walking as the tree lines provides cool shade, the forest path leads through many summer cattle grazing meadows around this area chances of seeing some wild animals and bird life, as this places is less visited by trekkers and villagers except on auspicious time on pilgrimage to Bhairv Kund. After a good walk of more than five hours, camp will be set where the clean water facilities are around with good camping sites in the midst of this tranquil forest.
 
Day 06:      Trek to Pati 3,765 m - 05 hrs.

Trek today following a steep uphill climb and taking slowly with few short rest in between the walk, then reaching at the ridge top, offering spectacular panorama of surrounding green landscapes, rolling hills and valleys including the close range views of snow capped central Himalayan mountains, after enjoying the striking views then continue walk to Pati for overnight camp. Pati meaning in Nepali a shade or a simple rest house built for the pilgrims, who makes a yearly pilgrimage to sacred Bhairav Kund on auspicious day as per the Hindu calendar, the campsite offers fantastic mountain views of central Himalaya.
 
Day 07:      Trek to Bhairav Kund 4,250m - 04 hrs.
Today’s walk to our destination to Bhairav Kund and the highlights of this beautiful journey, morning on leaving Pati with a shelter for travelers and pilgrims, walk leads to the last climb with an hour reaching a ridge top, with striking panorama of Jugal and Langtang Himal mountains range wonderful landscapes, after enjoying the views walking on the winding level path for about three hours then reaching at our overnight stop in Bhairav Kund, here with time to walk around this interesting holy place.
 
Day 08:           Rest day at Bhairav Kund for local hike. An amazing spot for rest day for local hike to explore the less frequented on this mystical country, Bhairab Kund a glacial holy pond located at 4,250 meters. Where pilgrimage from villages visits here once in a year where the festival takes place in the month of August or late July as per the Hindu Lunar calendar, there is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Bhairav one of the many reincarnations of Lord Shiva and by taking a bath or a dip in this holy pond believing that it washes away the sins of a hundred life-times.   Day 09:           Trek to Sherpa Gaon 2,500 m - 06 hrs. From our main destination at Bhairav kund, walk heads towards another village of Sherpagaon, after being away for several days in complete wilderness, morning walk leads to a a climb for few hours on reaching at top ridge offering glamorous views of Langtang, Jugal Himal range including mountains in the east of Rolwaling Himalayan range with peaks in Tibet just across the border. After a break with wonderful views then descending on the steep slopes for about six hours into beautiful woodlands and ending the walk at Sherpa Goan, a small farm village inhabited by Sherpa people.   Day 10:           Trek to Larche 1,500 m - 05 hrs. Today heading back into more villages and farm lands, after being in complete isolation for many days, morning walk with a long descend through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests to reach at Bhote Kosi River, which flows from Jugal, Dorji, Bhairav Himal and from Tibet side as well walking by the river and to last camp of this trip at Larche just near the main highway and Tatopani village where there is a hot spring  just close to the Nepal-Tibet border post.
 Day 11:           From Larche drive back to Kathmandu by bus. After a grand trip to Bhairavkund, morning an hour or less brings to the road head for the drive to Kathmandu after completing this wonderful journey, the drive takes about 4 hours to reach back to hustle bustle city of Kathmandu, on reaching  follows the city area, transfer to respective hotels.
 
Day 12:      In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
This day reserved a free day in case of delay on trek due to bad weather conditions, and one can join for sightseeing tour at leisure, depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
 
Day 13:      International departure for home ward bound.
After a great memorable time and experience with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.
 
 

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