Our journey begins with a drive of about four to five hours to Jalbire. After driving for about three hours towards the north east from Kathmandu valley, we reach to the place called Balephi. Balephi was once used to be one of the main towns on the trade route to Tibet. The whole Balephi valley is magnificient and roads up to here are in a good condition. We can have a scenic mountain views throughout our drive. Further, drive from Balephi to Jalbire takes about two hours. We now have to drive through the bumping roads to reach Jalbire. If in case, the vehicle could not go further then we have to walk from there which takes about four hours walk. Jalbire is a lovely Newar village set on the banks of the Balephi River, where we gain an insight into the Newari culture and see the Hindu temple of Lord Bishnu. Overnight at Jalbire.
On the following day, we commence our trek towards Chanaute. The trail is a moderate walk. On the way, we will pass through some small Tamang villages and a stunning waterfall. Chanaute is a small villages and home to Brahman and Chettri people. After reaching Chanaute, we can relax and enjoy great mountain views and prepare for overnight stay.
Leaving Chanaute, we have to walk further about six hours to reach Khani Gaon. Khani Gaon is a Newar village, also known as Dalle Pokhari after it’s ‘cute lake’ tucked in a hollow near the school. As the trail is an ascent up to steep hills on a small path, the trek can be quite challenging. We’ll be inspired though the stunning villages, streams, and the excitement of passing local schools. According to the history, on the middle of 18th century, before the unification of Nepal, there was a fight between Gorkha and Bhaktapur and the people of Bhaktapur fled here and eventually settled in this place. So, majority of people here are of Newar. Overnight at Khani Gaon.
Today is an excellent day for rest and acclimatization. You can simply give a rest to your body or explore around the village. You can even explore the culture and tradition of this interesting and picturesque Newar Village and know the Newari culture from very close point of view. You will also be amazed by the scenic mountain Views. Overnight at Khani Gaon.
From Khani Gaon we continuously walk about six to seven hours to reach Forest Camp. The trail today is very steep and passes through the Rhododendron forest. You will experience truly beautiful forests of Nepal. On the way we will see some nomad houses for cattle and if we are lucky we will see some wild animals and birds too before reaching Forest Camp where we will spend our overnight.
Leaving Forest Camp, we continue our walk further up to Pati. Today also we have to climb steep uphill and ascend towards incredible views through pine and rhododendron forest. After a walk for about five hours passing through the pine, Rhododendron forest we reach Pati where we have plenty of time to relax. We can enjoy the glorious mountain views and check out the rest houses made for pilgrims taking the trek to the holy Bhairav Kund.
Today, we have to walk about and hour up to the hill and then level walk for about two and half hurs to Bhairav Kunda. Bhairab Kunda is situated at an altitude of 4250 meters height and there is a big holy lake and a small temple of lord Shiva. “Bhairab Kund” is named after a destructive form of lord Shiva and Kunda mean “Lake”.
If you are travelling in the month of June /July /August then you might get a chance to see many pilgrimages that comes once in a year to pay their respect at the Lord Shiva’s temple and bathe in the holy lake.
Early in this morning, we wake up to see the glorious view of sunrise which makes your day great ahead. Then we start our long walking journey today. For about one and half hours, we walk to the top uphill where we are richly rewarded by magnificent views over Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwalling Range and the Tibetan Range. Then continuing our further walk we pass through a stunning forest before reaching Sherpa Goan.
In the very last day of our trek, we follow our trail down for about 3 ½ hours to the bank of the Bhote Koshi River and our destination to Larcha. Further, if we take a walk of about 30 minutes to the natural hot spring, we can take a hot shower and then relax and get back to Larcha for our overnight stay.
After such a memorable trek, today we will drive back to Kathmandu. It will take five to six hours to reach Kathmandu from Larcha. You will have a stunning scenery drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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