Itinerary in detail
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. One of our representatives will welcome you at the airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire 1040m
After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, you have a nice scenic drive of 6-7 hours. During this drive, you can enjoy the view of beautiful mountains and rural villages along the roadside. Driving on a bumpy road, we enter Balephi Valley alongside Balephi River and continue on the off-road until we reach Jalbire. Jalbire is famous for the native Newari culture. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 3: Trek from Jalbire to Chanaute 1350m
On the third day, our Bhairab Kunda Trek starts. You trek through enchanting waterfall and beautiful Tamang villages. It will take 4-5 hours to reach Chanaute. Chanaute is a small village with a majority of Brahmin and Chhetri residents. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 4: Trek from Chanaute to Khanigaon 2000m
The day begins early for us as we trek to Khanigaon. It will be a longer and steeper trek. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Khanigaon which is a Newari village. Enjoy the beautiful views through the villages, terraced fields, and crystalline streams. You can witness some good mountain views from the campsite. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Exploration day and village tour
Today is all about exploring the beautiful village of Khanigaon and enjoying the surrounding mountain views. Khani means “source of mines ’’ and Gaon means “village’’. The people from Bhaktapur settled in this village after the battle between Bhaktapur and Gorkha in the 18th century. Visit the Dalle Pokhari and interact with the local Newar whilst tasting their food and enjoying their native dialect. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Khanigaon to Forest Camp 3150m
Passing by rhododendron forests and pasturelands, you reach Forest Camp in 6-7 hours. During the trek, you can see nomad houses, wild birds, and animals. With some luck, you may also spot bears and leopards. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Forest Camp to Pati 3765m
After breakfast at the camp, you trek for 5-6 hours in order to reach Pati. It will be a harder trek as the climb is steep and more challenging. On the way, you are going to see some pilgrim houses. After reaching Pati, you can relax and enjoy the mountain views from the campsite. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda 4364m
Today’s trek is an uphill walk for an hour and then a casual walk to Bhairav Kund. Bhairav Kunda is a holy place of the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims along with Shamans who come to take a bath in this lake during the full moon of June/August which supposedly frees them of their sins. The devotees of Lord Shiva worship in the temple situated by the lake. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Bhairav Kund to Sherpagaon 2500m
Early today, you leave for Sherpagaon. After one and half hours walk to the top, you will see the sunrise and the views of mountains like Langtang range, Jugal Himal range, and Rolwaling Himal (7181m). A steep trek downhill through the rhododendron forest will take you to Sherpagaon. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek from Sherpagaon to Larcha 1500m and visit Hot Spring
After breakfast at the camp, it will again be a steep downhill trek as you head for Larcha which is located on the bank of Bhote Koshi River. Visit the natural hot spring of Tatopani, and enjoy a warm bath to relax your muscles after an exhausting trek. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Drive from Larcha to Kathmandu
After a good breakfast in Larcha, we drive back to Kathmandu. It will be a 6 hour drive back on Araniko Highway with a scenic countryside view. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After a fulfilling breakfast, our team representative will come to you at the hotel. Then you will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.