Bhairav Kunda Trek, 12 Days
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Bhairav Kunda Trek, 12 Days

Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

Bhairav Kunda Trek, situated nearby the Nepal-Tibet border in the Langtang Region, is a fusion of nature, culture and spiritual aspects of the Himalayas. This trek is a spiritual homage to the holy lake “Bhairav Kunda ’’. “Bhairav ’’ is the angry form of Lord Shiva and “Kunda’’ means pond. Bhairav Kunda Trek offers a close-up view of several Nepalese and Tibetan Himalayas and features the cultural exploration of Newar and Sherpa natives. Although situated in close proximity to Kathmandu, the trail is quite, therefore allowing you to experience pristine nature.

Bhairav Kunda Trek starts with a brief stay in the Kathmandu Valley. Then you drive next day to Jalbire and start your journey. The trek not only allows you the opportunity to view the snowcapped mountains like Madiya (6275m), Phurbi Ghhyachu (6637m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Jugal Himal but also allows you to observe the Newari culture at Jalbire. Passing through the rhododendron forests and rural settlements, you will make your way to the top where the holy lake of Bhairav Kunda is situated. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims along with Shamans visit the lake in order to take a holy bath and wash away their sins. Devotees of Lord Shiva also worship in the temple near the lake. On your way back, the Buddhist villages, Sherpa houses, and terraced fields add a different flavor to this trek. It is a trek with moderate difficulty and the best season for this trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

With constant guidance from trek guides and company representatives, Bhairav Kunda Trek we organize is well facilitated to make your stay pleasurable. Having served more than 15 years in the field of travel and tourism, Swiss Family Treks & Expedition is best known for its quality of service.

Facts of the trek

Trek Region
Langtang Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
12 Days
Highest Elevation
4,364 m (14,318 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous 
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & tented camp during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

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. Overnight in 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire 1040m by private vehicle
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 in Jalbire.

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 in Chanaute.

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 in Khanigaon.

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 in Khanigaon.

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 in Forest 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 in Pati.

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 in Bhairav Kunda.

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 in Sherpagaon.

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 in Larcha.

Day 11: Drive from Larcha to Kathmandu by private vehicle
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 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

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.

Pricing for Group Size Basis:
All inclusive Trek Price for single trekker; USD 3375
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 2140 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 1845 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1565 per person

Join with us on Bhairav Kunda Trek in 2024/2025.

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

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.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,565
EUR 1.459
SFr 1.448
GBP 1.221
AUD 2.332
CAD 2.081
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 4* Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the camping trek.
* Tented camp accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and porters and their food & accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
* All necessary permits.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle. 
* Trekking camping equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and kitchen utensils etc).
* Office Service charge. 
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver... 

                                         Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Bhairav Kunda Trek, 12 Days


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Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

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