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Itinerary

Bhairav Kunda Trek

Day 1: Kathmandu to Chanaute

A nice scenic drive from Kathmandu with some mountain views takes us towards the Tibetan Border. After about 3 hours you get up to a town called Balephi where you turn off the main road. It is a good road up to Balephi and after Balephi it takes about 3 hours of rough road to Chanaute. Depending on road conditions, the group may have to walk for an hour or so to get there. Chanaute is a small Brahmin and Chhettri Village, and you will camp by the school there. There are some views of Jugal Himal from the campsite, looking up at the narrow valley.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Kathmandu to Chanaute by Public Bus
Accommodation: Camping

Day 2: Chanaute to Khani Gaon (trekking time 6-7 hours)

It is approximately a 6 hour walk from Chanaute to Khani Gaon. Most of the day you will ascend steeply on small walking trails, stopping for a welcome rest and to enjoy the beautiful views. On this day you will be passing through villages, stunning terraced fields, streams and a local school. Khani Gaon is a Newari Village. Khani means "source of Mines" and Gaon means "Village". The was founded after the battle between Gorkha and Bhaktapur in the middle of 18th B.S, when the people of Bhaktapur fled to this site. You can see good mountain views from the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 3: Khani Gaon to Forest Camp (trekking time 4-5 hours)

Today you ascend steeply through beautiful Rhododendron Forest and the occasional grazing pasture, where you can see nomad houses for cattle. If you are lucky, you will also see wild animals (bears and leopards do live up here!) and birds. Camp in the forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 4: Forest Camp to Pati (trekking time 4-5 hours)

You continue your ascent through Pine and Rhododendron Forest for about 4 hours. When you reach Pati, you can see some of the houses made by pilgrims, and also a nice mountain view from the camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 5: Pati

Today you rest to let your body adjust to the altitude, ready for your next ascent tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 6: Pati to Bhairav Kunda (trekking time 3-4 hours)

Today it is around one hour's uphill walk and then level walking for about two and a half hours to Bhairav Kunda. Bhairav Kunda is 4150m high and there is a big holy lake and a small temple of lord Shiva. "Bhairav" is the destructive form of Lord Shiva and Kunda means "Lake". Once in a year in June/July pilgrims from various parts of Nepal come to take holy baths and worship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 7: Bhairav Kunda - Bhairav Viewpoint (trekking time 6-7 hours)

You have an early morning walk up hill for about one and a half hours to the top to see the sun rise and mountain view of Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range and Tibetan Range. After breakfast back at Bhairav Kunda you will trek steeply down for about 6 hours through forest to Sherpa village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 8: Sherpa Gaon - Nayapul (trekking time 5-6 hours)

On our last day of trek, we had another downhill walk waiting for us through forest, terraces, meadow and small village to Nayapul and drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transportation: Nayapul to Kathmandu by Public Bus 
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

7 Nights under Camping Tent (Twin Shared Basis)

Local transport

Kathmandu to starting point and back by local transportation

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