We operate treks to two major destinations - Dugunagadi Fortress and Bhairav Kunda. Day hikes can also be arranged to the surrounding villages and locations.
Although Nepal offers opportunities for trekking in unspoilt pristine areas, most visitors to the nation rarely get the chance to experience this type of travel. Treks into simple rural mountain villages combined with the splendid beauty of the surrounding landscape and snowcapped peaks present a picture of all of Nepal’s glory and charm.
Borderlands’ offers treks that are not found in any guidebook, nor will you come across teahouses, lodges or apple pie during the course of your trek. By travelling on foot to these remote areas, we are able to offer a unique opportunity for every visitor to interact with local people, their culture and their landscapes.
THE HIDDEN FORTRESS TREK
The Dugunagadi Fortress is a maze of crumbling walls strategically situated on a plateau. The views are stunning; during the day one gazes at the Tibetan snow-capped peaks and by night, the lights of Khasa, the first Tibetan town north of the Friendship Bridge, glisten throughout the dark evening sky. The Fortress is situated at an altitude of 2084 m and was built in 1854 by the Nepali Army to attack the Bhot, a region behind the Himalaya, which is in Tibet.
THE SACRED LAKE TREK – BHAIRAV KUNDA LAKE
This lake in the Himalayas is situated in Listi V.D.C., close to the Tibetan border. This Kunda (lake) is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans. Both Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this high-elevated holy mountain lake to pay their homage and take a bath during every Bhadra (August) Full Moon. The trekking experience is further enhanced by the spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks such as the Dorje Lhakpa (6966 m). The trek starts from The Borderlands Eco Adventure Resort and follows the old trade route between Nepal and Tibet.