My Bhairav Kunda Trekking Experiences

25, May 2023 |

I encourage all adventure seekers and spiritual wanderers to embark on this extraordinary journey, for the Bhairav Kunda Trek is a transformative experience that nourishes the mind, body, and soul

The Bhairav Kunda Trek offered me a divine blend of natural splendor, cultural immersion, and spiritual awakening. From the picturesque trails and majestic mountains to the warm hospitality of the locals, every moment was etched into my heart.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

As I landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the vibrant energy of Nepal engulfed me. One of the representatives from the trekking agency warmly welcomed me and escorted me to a comfortable 4-star hotel. Excitement filled the air as I eagerly anticipated the adventure that awaited me.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire

After indulging in a delicious breakfast at the hotel, I embarked on a scenic 6-7-hour drive to Jalbire. The journey offered breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and picturesque rural villages. Riding on a bumpy road, we entered the Balephi Valley alongside the Balephi River, eventually reaching Jalbire. This quaint village is known for its rich Newari culture, which I couldn't wait to explore. As the day drew to a close, I settled into a cozy tented camp in Jalbire.

Day 3: Trek from Jalbire to Chanaute

Today, my Bhairav Kunda Trek truly began. I set foot on the enchanting trail, passing by captivating waterfalls and charming Tamang villages. After a 4-5 hour trek, I arrived at Chanaute, a small village predominantly inhabited by Brahmin and Chhetri communities. The genuine warmth and simplicity of the locals made me feel right at home. I spent the night in a tented camp, immersing myself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Day 4: Trek from Chanaute to Khanigaon

The day began with an early start as I embarked on a longer and steeper trek towards Khanigaon. The 6-7-hour journey treated me to mesmerizing vistas of villages, terraced fields, and crystal-clear streams. Khanigaon, a charming Newari village, welcomed me with open arms. From the campsite, I marveled at the majestic mountain views that surrounded me, feeling a profound sense of awe and gratitude.

Day 5: Exploration day and village tour

Today was dedicated to exploring the beautiful village of Khanigaon and immersing myself in the local culture. I wandered through the village, visiting Dalle Pokhari and engaging in heartfelt conversations with the friendly Newar locals. Sampling their traditional cuisine and listening to their native dialect offered me a deeper understanding of their way of life. The day ended with me retiring to my tented camp, cherishing the memories made.

Day 6: Trek from Khanigaon to Forest Camp

Passing through enchanting rhododendron forests and pastoral landscapes, I made my way to the forest camp. The 6-7-hour trek was a delightful journey, encountering nomadic houses and catching glimpses of wild birds and animals. In the midst of nature's embrace, I pitched my tent at the Forest Camp, feeling a sense of serenity that only the Himalayas can provide.

Day 7: Trek from Forest Camp to Pati

Following a hearty breakfast, I embarked on a 5- to 6-hhour trek towards Pati. The climb became steeper and more challenging, but the promise of spectacular views motivated me to persevere. Along the way, I encountered humble pilgrim houses, adding a touch of spirituality to my adventure. Finally reaching Pati, I basked in the magnificence of the mountains from my campsite, relishing the sense of achievement.

Day 8: Trek from Pati to Bhairav Kunda

Today marked the day I had been eagerly awaiting—the trek to Bhairav Kunda, the holy lake. After an uphill walk for an hour, the path transformed into a leisurely stroll. Bhairav Kunda, a place of significance for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, greeted me with its ethereal beauty. The pristine lake, bathed in the full moon's glow, held a serene energy that enveloped me. In reverence, I explored the temple near the lake, connecting with the spirituality that permeated the surroundings.

Day 9: Trek from Bhairav Kunda to Sherpagaon

With a heavy heart, I bid farewell to Bhairav Kunda and commenced my trek towards Sherpagaon. As I trekked for an hour and a half to the summit, I witnessed a breathtaking sunrise and beheld panoramic views of the Langtang range, Jugal Himal range, and Rolwaling Himal. The steep descent through the enchanting rhododendron forest led me to Sherpagaon, where I settled into another tented camp, cherishing the final days of my adventure.

Day 10: Trek from Sherpagaon to Larcha and visit the Hot Spring

After a refreshing breakfast, I embarked on a steep downhill trek to Larcha, situated on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. At Larcha, I indulged in a visit to the natural hot spring of Tatopani, immersing myself in its soothing waters to rejuvenate my weary muscles. The experience was a delightful respite, allowing me to fully relax and reflect on the incredible journey I had undertaken.

Day 11: Drive from Larcha to Kathmandu

As my Bhairav Kunda Trek neared its end, I embarked on a 6-hour drive back to Kathmandu along the picturesque Araniko Highway. Gazing out at the countryside scenery, I reminisced about the awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural encounters, and spiritual experiences that had filled my soul. I settled into a comfortable 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, preparing to bid farewell to this enchanting country.

Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu

With a heart brimming with memories and gratitude, I enjoyed a fulfilling breakfast before bidding adieu to the incredible team at Swiss Family Treks & Expedition. Their unwavering guidance and exceptional service made my Bhairav Kunda Trek an unforgettable experience. As I was transferred to the airport, I reflected on the profound impact this journey had on me, vowing to return to Nepal to explore more of its wonders.

I encourage all adventure seekers and spiritual wanderers to embark on this extraordinary journey, for the Bhairav Kunda Trek is a transformative experience that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Until we meet again, Nepal!

photo credit: trekking-in-Nepal

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