Bhairav kunda: : A Sacred Journey to the Mystical Lake

Bhairav Kunda is a hidden gem nestled in the remote region of Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. It is a sacred pilgrimage site known for its pristine lake, breathtaking landscapes, and religious significance. The trek to Bhairav Kunda offers a unique and spiritual journey for trekkers seeking a deeper connection with nature and the local culture.

Located at an altitude of 4,250 meters, Bhairav Kunda is named after the fearsome Hindu deity Bhairav, known for his destructive powers. According to local beliefs, the lake was formed when Lord Shiva struck the ground with his trident (trishul) to quench his thirst. It is considered a holy site, and every year during the sacred full moon of Bhadra (August/September), hundreds of pilgrims flock to Bhairav Kunda to pay their respects and take a ritualistic dip in the lake.

The trek to Bhairav Kunda starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Jalbire, a small town in Sindhupalchowk. From there, the trail gradually ascends through terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages. Along the way, trekkers can witness the daily lives of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities, known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage.

As trekkers ascend higher, the trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges, including Langtang, Ganesh, and Rolwaling. The diverse landscapes encompass dense rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and rugged terrains, creating a picturesque backdrop for the trekking experience.

The highlight of the Bhairav Kunda trek is reaching the mystical lake itself. As trekkers approach Bhairav Kunda, they are greeted by the shimmering blue waters of the lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The serene and tranquil ambiance of the lake, set amidst the dramatic Himalayan landscape, provides a perfect setting for reflection, meditation, and spiritual rejuvenation.

The religious significance of Bhairav Kunda adds a unique dimension to the trek. Trekkers can witness the local pilgrims performing ancient rituals and ceremonies, offering prayers and making offerings to the deities. The atmosphere is filled with a sense of devotion, spirituality, and cultural fervor, leaving trekkers with a deep appreciation for the religious traditions of the region.

Aside from its religious and spiritual importance, Bhairav Kunda is also known for its biodiversity. The surrounding area is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of orchids, birds, and mammals. Trekkers may encounter wildlife such as the Himalayan monal, musk deer, and langur monkeys as they explore the trail.

The Bhairav Kunda trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a basic level of fitness. However, it is recommended to be well-prepared and physically fit before embarking on this journey. The weather in the region can be unpredictable, so trekkers should carry appropriate gear and clothing to tackle changing conditions.

In conclusion, the Bhairav Kunda trek offers trekkers a sacred and spiritual journey to a mystical lake nestled in the remote Himalayan region of Nepal. With its natural beauty, religious significance, and cultural encounters, this trek provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature and immerse oneself in the rich traditions of the local communities. The Bhairav Kunda trek is a truly special experience, promising a profound and memorable adventure for those seeking a spiritual and transformative journey.

Trekking in  region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum one person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Cultural & religious sites 
  2. Historical site (mines )
  3. Encounter with wildlife & birds 
  4. Steeps ups & downs 
  5. Glimpse of the mounatains

Grade : Medium / Hard

Elevation: Max. 4500 Meters. (Bhairav Kunda top )

Accommodation : Tented camp

Food: Continental 

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Bhairav kunda Itinerary

Day to day Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1350m) pick up then transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley sight seeing tour.

Trek start
Day 03: Drive to Balephi (3 hrs.) then trek to Jalbire (1,000m.) , newari culture and Temple of Lord Bishnu . Over night at camp.
Day 04: Jalbire to Chanaute (1,200m.), 4 hrs. waterfalls , Tamang villages & Brahmin and Chhetri settlement. Over night in camp with mountain views.
Day 05: Chanaute to Khani Gaon (2000m.),6hrs. steeps, newari culture, overnigh at camp.
Day 06: Khani Gaon to Forest Camp (3,150m.) 5 hrs. steep ups, rhododendron forest, encounter with wild animals & birds, overnight at camp in the forest .
Day 07: Forest Camp to Pati (3,950m.), 4 hrs. steep ups , pine forests. overnigh at camp.
Day 08: Pati to Bhariv Kunda (4150m.) 3- 3.5 hrs. steeps up then gradual ups , Holy lake site
Day 09: Bhairav Kunda to Bhairav Kunda Top (4500m.) and Sherpa Gaon (2500m.)
Early morning walk to Bhairav Kunda Top to have a sunrise and spectualr mountain view of Langtang Lirung, Jugal Himal, Rollwaling Range and Tibetan Range. Then steep down 6 hours to meet a typical Sherpa village.
Day 10: Rest day and explore the unique Sherpa's culture.
Day 11: Sherpa Gaon to Larcha (1,500m.) 3-4 hrs. Bank of the Bhote koshi River .
Day 12: Larcha to Kathmandu (1,320m.) 6 hrs. scenery drive to kathmandu.

Trek end
Day 13: Rest day in kathmandu , evening farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cultural program.
Day 14: Fly out to your own destination or extra activities (visit Pokhara , chitwan & Lumbini are recommended )

Bhairav kunda cost Includes/Excludes

Bhairav kunda cost Includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in Tented camp twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Bhairav kunda cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documets
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide

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Bhairav kunda: : A Sacred Journey to the Mystical Lake