Bhairab Kunda Trekking is a newly opened trekking destination known for exploring a high altitude lake, ‘Bhairab Kunda’ located at one of the most beautiful places of the Kathmandu valley near the Tibetan border. The etymological meaning of the word ‘Bhairab’ is ‘fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva’, and ‘Kunda’ is ‘lake.’ The alpine freshwater lake is at 4200 meters and holds a special reverence in Hindu mythology, and is visited by thousands of pilgrims on the every Bhadra (August) Full Moon. En-route trekking to the sacred lake offers panoramic views of various mountains including Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Madiya (6,257m) and Phurbi Ghhyachu (6,637m) in Jugal Himal range. You can also witness close-up views of different Tibetan plateaus and Glaciers. The Bhairab Kunda trek starts from Gumba with a gradual ascends towards Jorpati, until reaching Bhairab Kunda Lake. Later on, the route descends traversing Dugunagadi Fortress, and ends at Tatopani. While trekking you get a nice opportunity to be closer with the ethnic people and witness their cultures and traditions.
The trekking trail of Bhairab Kunda passes through remote valleys, unique landscapes, lush valleys, beautiful trails, floras-faunas, pine forests, rice paddies, tundra, and age-old villages. Bhairab Kunda trekking is ideal for those who wish to witness the mystic beauties of the Himalayas and hike along the scenic high mountain trails.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Bhairab Kunda Trekking
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Last Resort, Sindhupalchok 3-4 hours bus ride
Day 04 : Last Resort to Gumba 7-8 hours
Day 05 : Gumba to Jorpati 6-7 hours
Day 06 : Jorpati to Bhairab Kunda Lake (4230m) 5-6 hours
Day 07 : Bhairavkunda to Dugunagadi Fortress (2450m.) 6-7 hours
Day 08 : Dugunagadi to Arniko Highway (hike) drive to Tatopani, and Tibet border land
Day 09 : Tatopani to Kathmandu 5-6 hours bus ride
Day 10 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination
- Enjoy sightseeing tour at the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Catch panoramic views of various mountains including Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Madiya (6,257m) and Phurbi Ghhyachu (6,637m) in Jugal Himal range.
- Explore around the freshwater holy lake of Bhairab Kunda located at 4200 meters.
- Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers.
- Witness variety of floras and faunas.
- Get along with ethnic people and their culture.