“Bhairav Kunda trek”, the name itself defines that it is named after the brutal image of Lord Shiva “Bhairav” undertaking major cultural and spiritual importance to Hindus and Buddhists. It is a pilgrimage trek not very far away from Kathmandu lying at the north-eastern border of Tibet and Nepal. Trekking in the Bhairav Kunda Lake is considered as moderate difficulty level situated at an altitude of 4250m where we will be pursuing through land and it is a typical camping type trekking for short period of 10 days. The full moon day in the month of August-September (Bhadra) is believed to be the major day as festival is held annually and it is the golden opportunity to learn and explore more about the Hindu and Buddhist culture during this season.
We begin our spiritual Bhairav Kunda Trek after driving 81 kms northeast from Kathmandu towards Jalbire. On our trekking trails we pass thorough wonderful villages inhabited mainly by Newars, and Tamangs as we move ahead up towards Forest camp. Then we gradually move towards Pati following the Khani gaon and forest camp through dense forest where we come one step closer to wild nature. Although Bhairav Kunda trekking is popularized as spiritual and pilgrimage trekking trip, it is equally exciting and scenic as it offers magnificent views of glorious snow-capped mountains like Dorje Lakpa, Madiya, Phurbi Ghhaychau comprising Jugal Himal Range and other Tibetan glaciers and plateaus. After climbing steep hill we reach our destination Bhairav Kunda where the temple of Lord Shiva is also there adding spiritual satisfaction to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Then we trek further for a couple of days leaving Sherpa Gaun behind to reach Larcha. Finally we end our pilgrimage cum short and easy trek and drive back towards Kathmandu.
It is comparatively short and easy trek with moderate difficulty and the people with an average level of fitness can experience this ultimate pilgrimage trekking to the fullest. No past trekking experience is required however it is recommend for jogging and regular exercising which would certainly be an added advantage in this trekking conditions.