Max altitude

4250 m



Ethnic People





Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle

Minimum Pax



The Bhairav Kunda Trek is an off-beat trek that concludes to the sacred lake situated in the lap of the Himalayas,  This trek offers stunning panoramic views of Langtang, Jugal Himal, the Rolwaling Himal ranges, and also the Bhairabh Lake in addition to the wonderful scenic beauty, this trek also provides you an amazing opportunity. And experience the unique lifestyle and diverse cultures of various ethnic groups namely Newar and Sherpa.


 Trek Highlights

  • Stunning view of the holy mountainous lake
  • Panoramic views of Jugal Himal Range, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar Himal (7134m), and Langtang Lirung (7227m) among others
  • Rejuvenating trek through the dense rhododendron, pine, and oak forests
  • Wonderful opportunity to experience the unique lifestyle and culture of Newar and Sherpas communities
  • Soothing bath in the natural hot spring situated amid beautiful forested hillside in Kodari


Trek Overview

This trek is the best trek in Nepal that begins after your arrival in Kathmandu and a scenic drive to Jalbire, the starting point of the trek. The route to this trek goes through the beautiful green forest, terraced fields, and lovely valleys such as Chanute, Khani Gaon, Forest camp, and Pati. As you trek through the dense forests, you may encounter some wildlife like red panda and Himalayan black bear that can be found on the whole Trek.

Bhairav Kunda is situated at an altitude of 4250m in the lap of the Himalayas. It is a holy pilgrimage site for Hindus, Buddhists, and Shamans alike.

It is believed that taking a bath in this holy lake during the full moon of Bhadra washes away mortal sins. After a spiritual visit to this Lake, which is the holy lake and you will hike up to Bhairav Kunda’s viewpoint which offers a stunning panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar Himal (7134m), Langtang Himal (7227m) and Rolwaling Himalayan Ranges.

After this, you will descend to Sherpa Gaon and then to Larcha. There is a natural hot water spring just 30 minutes away from Larcha where you can enjoy a hot soothing bath. From Larcha, you will drive back to Kathmandu marking the end of the incredible trek of Bhairva Kunda. Although this trek can be enjoyed throughout the year, the best time for the Bhairav Kunda trek is during the spring and autumn season when the route is dry and the beautiful snow-capped mountains are clearly visible.

Nepal Treks is one of the leading travel agencies in Nepal. We specialize in travel and tours across Nepal. We also prioritize reliability and customer satisfaction. An experienced guide will accompany you during the entirety of this trek and ensure a safe and successful trek in Nepal.




  • Location
  • Days
  • Nights
  • Geography
  • Location
  • Max altitude
    4250 m
  • Religions
  • Ethnic People
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
    Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax
Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1300m)
We will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the hotel, there will be a brief orientation about the trek. After that, you can explore nearby areas. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire (1000m) | 6-7 hours’ drive
Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire, a lovely Newar village situated on the banks of Balephi River. Here, we can visit a Hindu Temple of Lord Bishnu and learn about Newari lifestyle and cultures. The route goes through Dolalghat and Balephi valley alongside the Balephi River. From Balephi valley, rough and dirt road takes you to Jalbire. Overnight in Jalbire.
Day 3
Jalbire to Chanaute (1350m) | 4-5 hours walk
The real adventure begins today as we begin our trek from Jalbire. The trail to Chanaute goes through beautiful Tamang villages and beautiful waterfalls. Along the way, we will also cross some wooden bridges over water streams. In Chanaute, you can explore the lifestyle and cultures of the local Brahmins and Chhetri whilst enjoying the beautiful view of mountains and hills. Overnight in Chanaute.
Day 4
Chanaute to Khani Gaon (2000m) | 6 hours walk
After early morning breakfast, we will continue our trek from Chanaute. We will trek along the steep narrow uphill trail so the walk can be a little challenging. Along the way, we will pass by some beautiful villages, terraced fields, and small streams. Khani Gaon is a beautiful Newar village. It is believed that the people from Bhaktapur resettled here during the war with Gorkha. Overnight in Khani Gaon.
Day 5
Rest day for exploration around Khani Gaon Village
Today, instead of trekking, we will stay in Khanigaon and explore the village environs. You can visit the Dalle Pokhari, a beautiful lake in Khani Gaon. You can also indulge in exploring the lifestyle and culture of the local Newar residents. The authentic display of traditions in the village is quite different from the Newar communities elsewhere in Nepal. We will also try delicious and unique Newari cuisine. Overnight in Khani Gaon.
Day 6
Khani Gaon to Forest Camp (3150m) | 6-7 hours
The route to Forest Camp ascends through the steep forest filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. This forest is a habitat to numerous wildlife like red panda and Himalayan black bear and birds like Danphe. If you are lucky, you might spot some of this wildlife along the way. On the way, you will also pass by cow-herders and Sheppard’s huts. Overnight in Forest Camp.
Day 7
Forest Camp to Pati (3765m) | 5 hours walk
After breakfast, we will continue our trek on a steep narrow trail that passes through the beautiful dense forest of Rhododendron and pine. The trek is uphill and so, we will take it slow. After a tough ascent, you will reach Pati. Pati is a small gorgeous settlement consisting of houses made by pilgrims. From here, the views of the surrounding hills, Rowling and Langtang Mountain ranges are quite blissful. Overnight in Pati.
Day 8
Pati to Bhairav Kunda (4250m) | 3 hours walk
Leaving Pati, we trek through an uphill path for an hour and level walk for the rest of the trail to reach Bhairav Kunda. It is a pilgrimage site for Buddhist, Hindus, and Shamans. The Bhairav Kunda Lake bears its religious significance from the many references in the ancient religious scriptures and folktales of the respective religions. Near the lake, there is a temple of Bhairav which is also ripe for exploration. This area is visited annually by pilgrims to pay homage to Lord Shiva. Overnight in Bhairav Kunda.
Day 9
Bhairav Kunda to Sherpa Gaon (2500m) | 6-7 hours walk
Today, we will wake up early and hike up to Bhairav Kunda viewpoint to view the majestic sunrise over the beautiful mountain range. From there you see Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Langtang Lirung, Jugal, and Rolwaling Himal ranges. Afterward, we will return to camp for breakfast and then descend to Sherpa Gaon. The path to Sherpa Gaon goes steeply through the beautiful forest filled with rhododendron, pines, and oak. Overnight in Sherpa Gaon.
Day 10
Sherpa Gaon to Larcha (1500m) & Visit Kodari |4-5 hours walk
We continue on a descending trail and trek to Larcha through steep narrow path alongside the Bhote Koshi River. After reaching Larcha, we will hike up to the hot spring in Kodari. It is around 30 minutes’ walk from Larcha. Here, we will enjoy a hot soothing bath after an exhausting trek. After a relaxing bath, we will return to Larcha where we will stay overnight.
Day 11
Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m) |5-6 hours’ drive
Today, we will enjoy a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Larcha. You will be driving back on the Araniko Highway. You can rest in your hotel once you are in Kathmandu. You are also free to explore the streets of Thamel and do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 12
Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal
We will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight. You bid you farewell from the land of the Himalayas. We hope to see you on your next trip.

  • An expreienced and English speaking trekking guide salary / accommodation / meal and trekking insurance
  • Supporting porters for your luggage and other stuffs.
  • All the three meals per day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) during your trek including hot tea and coffee which is cooked by our expert trekking cook.
  • All the camping gears such as sleeping / toilet / dining tents and kitchen utensils.
  • All the government taxes and essential national park trekking permits.
  • First aid medical kit in an emergency
  • TIMS card fees (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • Farewell Nepali cuisine dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu.
Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel except farewell dinner.
  • Any kind of personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, mineral bottle water, phone calls and bar bills.
  • Tips to the trekking crews (guide and porters).
Inquire about tour

    • 1 pair strong hiking boots/ sports shoes
    • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
    • 1 small day pack
    • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
    • 1 inner sleeping sheet
    • 1 down jacket/all-weather Anorak
    • 1 fleece/warm sweater
    • 1 water and windproof jacket
    • 2 pair lightweight trousers
    • 1 pair shorts
    • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
    • 2 T-shirts /1 medium sized towel
    • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 liter
    • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
    • 2 pairs light socks
    • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
    • Underwear (including thermals)
    • Cotton headscarf/bandana
    • Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
    • Sunglasses and Sunhat
    • Money Belt
    • Water purification tablets/solution
    • Sun block Cream(30-50)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Moleskin for blister
    • Toilet paper
    • Bio degradable soap/shampoo
    • Any personal medication
    • 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
    Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, trekkers are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.  
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