Khayar Lake Trek


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Khayar Lake Trekking

Trip Summary

    1. Khayar Lake Trek Duration: 11 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Difficult
    3. Maximum Altitude: 4,620m/15,107 feet
    4. Trekking Hours: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: October – May
    7. Trip Mode: Community Based Lodges
    8. Trekking Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

The Khayar lake trek is one of the best wilderness treks that take you into the soul of the Annapurna with the magnificent and incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Holy Khayar Baraha Tal – khayar lake trekking is off the beaten trek Pass through the traditional villages, lush forest, you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra ridge. It is a sacred Khayar Barahi Lake (4,500 m) that offers an event for the Yak blood drinking festival. Furthermore, it is the best trek to get sunrise and sunset views in a row on Annapurna massif.

As you are hiking poon hill located at an altitude 3210m, a famous place to see the sunrise over the Annapurna range was worth every grueling step it took to get there. Mount Annapurna first is the eighth highest mountain on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world that can be seen from Poon Hill.

Muldhai viewpoint hikes or Hike to khopra danda is an eco-based trek route and we recommend the route only with the professional trekking guide. The trail after Tadapani to all the way up to Khopra danda is not well dotted. We can walk through the forest of blooming colorful rhododendrons, bamboos and takes us through the villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics.

khopra danda trek

Travel route Khopra Danda trek is equally popular as a Khopra Ridge – khayar lake trekking, just another option route in Annapurna range. It is the ideal elective trail of Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek with less rough on the way however offers perhaps the best view of complete Annapurna massif.

On the off chance that you are searching for something, a short climb with the most ideal view in the less packed zone of Annapurna, Khopra Trek might satisfy your dream destination travel route. The trail pursues Ghandruk, a Gurung village to hike uphill Tadapani viewpoint on a similar trek as old-style. From Tadapani the way divides from toward the north of Khopra edge.

Khopra Danda is a moderate difficulty trek but it is not hard for regular hikers. In any case, you must prepare to hike up to 3,640 meters within just 4 days, which comes with a normal 700 meters of hiking every day and 7-8 hours of walk.

The Hidden lake trek in the Annapurna South

Hidden Lake trekking is an exciting trek route that connects with Khopra ridge wilderness trek in Nepal. Currently, it is becoming a more popular hiking trail because of setting a new guesthouse along with trekking camps. A short Hidden Lake Trek in the Annapurna region is a newly promoted trekking route located in the Hidden rocks in the Annapurna zone. Hiking’s hidden lake trail covers a hidden holy lake is a moderate trek difficulty in a wilderness area below Annapurna South visited some tourists already.

Typically Khayar Lake pronounces khopra ridge trek is more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. The hidden holy lake hike is possible to do at any time except in winters such as January and February throughout the year.


Khayar lake trek itinerary details

The details about Khayar Lake Trek 10 days is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The special route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than try this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Khayar Lake quickly but are walking with limited time wise then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 Day Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, Kathmandu valley.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Owner of the Gokyo Treks Nepal will brief you Khayar trek plan information on meeting.

2 Day Drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,943 feet), Transfer to hotel Fewa lakeside, 7 hrs

Better to take flight if you are going to Pokhara during the Monsoon Season. It takes only 25 minutes by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, transfers to Hotel for an overnight. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake in Pokhara. During the tourist bus journey, you will have beautiful landscapes on the way. If you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus/car, It takes around 7 hours. Likewise, Pokhara to Kathmandu flight cost is USD 95 extra per person and takes about only 25 minutes.

3 Day Drive to Nayapul (1,050m/3,434 feet), 1:30 hrs. Tikhedunga hike (1,577m/5,157 feet), 4 hours

After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. We conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements.

4 Day Ghorepani trek (2,875m/9,401 feet), 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti village. Tourist can see a good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani countryside.

5 DayHike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,497 feet). Trek to Dobato (3,420m/11,220 feet), 6 hours

At early morning, get your guide on hotel lobby, commence hike to Poon Hill station. The magical poon hill station is one of the important tourist places to get sunrise over the Annapurna range. Enjoy the sunrise view over the Annapurna massive ie: mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m.) and other numerous snow-capped mountains in the morning.

Having delicious breakfast, we again walk ascend another treeless hill similar to Poon hill height. Crossing Deurali pass, we follow the lonely trail left to the new Dobato village trail. Dobato is a quiet place that stays with the community-based lodge. On the journey to Dobato, we walk through the Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

6 DayHidden Lake hike (4,400m/14,432 feet). Return at Paudi Kharka, 7 hours

Hikes at hidden Lake is impressive but the path is very steep and rocky, so its quite a long day tour. Hiking hidden lake is newly promoted off the beaten trail which is not indicated in the trekking map. Tourists need to descend to the sheep farm down the valley, then climbed to Yak farm at 4000 meters. We have lunch here and continue the further hiking trail to the hidden lake. There is a temple where during festivals people come to sacrifice animals. A hidden lake hike in a clear sky is worth it. Return to Upper Chistibung to stay overnight.

7 Daykhopra ridge trek (3,660m/11,968 feet), 6 hours

We take the higher trail straight above Khopra hill to experience the best mountains view. Muldhai viewpoint is one of the most lonely, lovely and amazing hill stations just after poon hill viewpoint. The highest Muldhai viewpoint elevation is 3,637 meters or 11,930 feet just above sea level offers almost the superior view of the complete Annapurna range.

If you are physically fit and mentally not stressed, better to go Muldhai viewpoint hikes to catch sunrise/sunset views. It is located on the main trail if you are passing over the higher trail. It’s worthy to reach Muldhai view tower hikes to catch the glimpse of the complete Dhaulagiri family and Annapurna massive including fishtail mountains. Muldhai peak hike is one of the best sections of the trek, where you’re well away from the main trail and crowded routes that most trekkers follow.

Furthermore, your journey will continue passing bloomed rhododendron forest and admiring the landscapes of the Kali Gandaki valley. The hikes go further often with an impressive mountain vista that ascends all the way to Khopra ridge. During the trek, we walk passing beautiful rhododendron and oak trees. The community-based lodges provide internet and telephone facilities. And be ready for the next day’s hiking trip to Khayar lake.

8 DayKhayar lake trek (4,600m/15,042 feet.). Explore around 10 hours!

Having a good breakfast, we take our pack lunch and leave to Khayar lake hike. The Kaire lake is a pilgrimage destination and worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people. According to the Gokyo Treks Nepal, the sacred lake khayar is the adobe of goddess Khair Barahi. You will have Annapurna south and a fishtail grand view from here. Goat and Sheep sacrifice ceremonies take place there during the full moon week in July month. Furthermore, the yak blood drinking festival in khayar baraha area is equally popular. The kaire hike gradually ascends but gets very steep downhill during the last hour before reaching the Lake.

9 DayTatopani trek – Dip in the Hot Spring (1,190m/3,903 feet.), 6 hours

Get an impressive sunrise view with bird’s voice from the hilltop. From Khopra Danda, you’ll descend steeply downhill at Paudwar village. We serve you lunch at Paudwar lodge and continue the hike down the Kali Gandaki river. Tatopani (meaning “hot water” in Nepali) stays on the edge of Kali Gandaki watercourse. You’ll stay overnight here in a clean guest house, and can dip in the hot spring and calm down for the rest of the day. Tatopani has wonderful hot springs that give you a bit of well-earned relaxation after 8 days of hikes.

10 DayBus drive back to Pokhara, 6 hours

From Tatopani, we take a local bus back to Pokhara town. Check out the last-minute mountain scenery Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna Mountains on your way to Naudanda downhill. Taking a private jeep ride form Tato Pani to Pokhara cost is an extra which Touirist can deal directly at the parking station.

11 DayOverland drive out to Kathmandu city. At evening final departure.

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas. At evening, drop you to the international airport for your further flights.


How much does Khayar lake trek cost?

This Khayar Trekking cost is USD 780 per person. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding buses reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Khayar trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with the private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the hikes
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trek Tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side to Nayapool transfer by private vehicle.
  • Bus ride (passanger collection basis) from Tato Pani to Pokhara on your way back.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Khayar trek cost excludes :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

Buy a khayar lake trek map either at Thamel book stores or with Gokyo Treks agency at a discounted price. The hidden lake treks including Kair baraha lake trek is combo treks that are off the beaten path trek routes in Nepal. We can organize a private khopra ridge or khayar lake trek or Muldai viewpoint trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Sept 10, 2021 – Sept. 21, 2021
USD 780
Sept 20, 2021 – Oct 01, 2021
USD 780
Oct. 05, 2021 – Oct. 16, 2021
USD 780
Oct. 25, 2021 – Nov. 06, 2021
USD 780
Nov. 10, 2021 – Nov. 21, 2021
USD 780
Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 01, 2021
USD 780
Nov. 30, 2021 – Dec. 11, 2021
USD 780
Dec. 10, 2021 – Dec. 21, 2021
USD 780
Feb 20, 2022 – March 03, 2022
USD 780
March 10, 2022 – March 21, 2022
USD 780
March 20, 2022 – April 01, 2022
USD 780
April 05, 2022 – April 16, 2022
USD 780
April 10, 2022 – April 22, 2022
USD 780
April 25, 2022 – May 07, 2022
USD 780
May 05, 2022 – May 16, 2022
USD 780

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your arrival flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Khayar Lake Trekking?

Answer: Actually not ! but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. For this trek route, if you have about a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Khayar Lake Trek solo?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and also in trek routes. The rooms en routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in the express khayar trek?

Answer: All the lodges along with the khopra ridge trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables.

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along khopra ridge trek?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket? you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Khayar Lake lodge trek?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Khayar Lake Lodge Trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Khayar Lake Trek?

Answer: No! So, for the trek routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on khopra Trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local guide for khopra trek solo?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

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Khayar Lake Trekking Highlights

  • Study Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill station
  • Best view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Muldai or Mulde viewpoint is isolated but offers even better scenery of all mountains.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes.
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Khayar lake trek Note:

The Khayar Lake Trek information stated above is just a standard template guideline. However, the trip is possible to revise at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Khayar lake trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local society and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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4 - 6 USD 775
7 - 9 USD 750
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