Khayar Lake Trek


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Khayar Lake Trekking

Khayar Lake Trek Summary

    1. Khayar trip Duration: 11 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
    3. Maximum Altitude: 4,620m / 15,158 feet
    4. Trekking Hours: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Community Based Lodges
    8. Trekking Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: 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. An ideal optional trail of the Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek with less rough on the way, however, offers perhaps the best view of the complete Annapurna massif.

Holy Khayar Baraha Tal – khayar lake trekking is off the beaten trek Pass through the traditional villages, and lush forest, and you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra ridge. It is a sacred Lake at 4,500m that offers sunrise and sunset views in a row on Annapurna massif.

As you are hiking poon hill located at an altitude of 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 and 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 a professional trekking guide. The trail after Tadapani all the way up to Khopra danda is not well dotted. We can walk through the forest of blooming colorful rhododendrons, and bamboo and take us through the villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics.

Khopra Danda is a moderate-difficult 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 6-7 hours of walking.

How much does Khayar Lake Trek Package Cost?

The cost of khayar lake trek package with a guide owned by Gokyo Trek Agency in Kathmandu Nepal ranges between US$ 550 to US$ 920. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding buses reduces trip expenses. Typically the given trek package cost includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It is the standard trip package price for 11 days of treks. If you are 2 people Khayar lake trek cost US$ 698 for 11 days trek according to the given trekking plan. Group leader of 10 plus pax travel together will climb Khayar for free. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for khayar lake Trek.

Price Per Person for 11 days of hikes in the Annapurna mountain territory.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 920
2 PersonUS$ 698
3 PersonUS$ 698
4 to 6 personUS$ 660
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 595
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 550

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


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 than ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 Day Arrival at Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu valley.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with a private vehicle and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Ammar Raj Guni, owner of the agency will brief you on the Khayar trek plan information at the meeting.

2 Day Drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,952 feet), Transfer to hotel Fewa lakeside, 7-8 hours

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 and 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, takes around 7 hours. Likewise, Pokhara to Kathmandu flight cost USD 95 extra per person and takes about only 25 minutes.

3 Day Drive to Birethanti (1,050m/3,445 feet), 90 minutes. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,577m/5,174 feet), 3-4 hours

After breakfast, start the journey with a drive to Birethanti which takes approximately 90 minutes. Birethanti is a gateway to exploring the ABC, and Ghandruk trekking and offers several restaurants where you can choose a variety of foods. Check the permit at the Annapurna conservation office (ACAP) and walk further to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages and settlements.

4 Day Ghorepani trek (2,875m/9,432 feet), 5-6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti village. Tourists 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 ascending gently up to the final camp in the Ghorepani countryside.

5 DayHike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532 feet). Trek to Dobato (3,420m/11,220 feet), 5-6 hours

In the early morning, get your guide in the hotel lobby and commence the 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 and ascend another treeless hill similar to Poon Hill’s height. Cross Deurali’s pass, We follow the lonely beaten trail left to the new Dobato village. 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/14,436 feet). Return at Paudi Kharka, 6-7 hours

Hikes at Hidden Lake is another impressive path with steep rocks, so it’s quite a long day tour. Hike the 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 climb 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/12,008 feet), 5-6 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 offering almost the superior view of the complete Annapurna range.

If you are physically fit and mentally not stressed, better to go on 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 worth reaching Muldhai view tower hikes to catch a 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 with bloomed rhododendron forests 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/15,092 feet.). Explore for around 10 hours!

Having a good breakfast, we take our packed lunch and leave for the Khayar Lake hike. The Kaire Lake is a pilgrimage destination and is worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people. According to the Gokyo Treks Nepal, the sacred lake Khayar is the adobe of goddess Khayar Baraha.

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 and the yak blood drinking festival on the Khayar trek is very popular. The trail 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/3,904 feet.), 6 hours

Get an impressive sunrise view with bird’s voice from the hilltop. From Khopra Danda, you’ll descend steeply downhill to 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 the 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 a week 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 of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna Mountains on your way to Naudanda downhill. Taking a private jeep ride from Tato Pani to Pokhara costs extra which Tourists can deal with 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, a guide will transfer to the hotel, and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas. In the evening, drop you at the international airport for your further flights.

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How much does the Khayar Lake trek package price?

The Khayar Trekking package price US$ 698 per person is a standard trip on a double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare plus 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. Additionally, 3-5 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu with breakfast. Likewise, lodge accommodation with an attached toilet/bathroom inside a room in possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Khayar trek package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with private vehicles.
  • Single night double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Single night Tourist standard hotel accommodation on Phewa lakeside in Pokhara town.
  • 10 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 10 Lunch and 9 Dinner [main course] during the Khayar hikes.
  • Lodge accommodation while on Annapurna khayar lake trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with an English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests = 1 Porter basis (each porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of Tourist baggage).
  • Annapurna Conservation trek permit fee (ACAP & TIMS).
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side to Nayapool transfer by private taxi transfer on day 2.
  • Bus ride from Tato Pani to Pokhara on your way back (sharing basis).
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for khayar trekking.
  • Food and accommodation, salary, and insurance for Nepali trek guide and porter.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Khayar Trek completion certificate after the successful trekking – Keep them as a souvenir
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Annapurna Khayar trek package excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner on your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipment .
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of beverage drinks.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Buy a khayar lake trek map either at Thamel bookstores or with the Gokyo Treks agency at a discounted price. The hidden lake treks including Kair baraha lake trek are 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 on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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10 Sept, 2023 – 20 Sept, 2023Available698
20 Sept, 2023 – 30 Sept, 2023Available698
05 Oct, 2023 – 15 Oct, 2023Available698
10 Oct, 2023 – 20 Oct, 2023Available698
20 Oct, 2023 – 30 Oct, 2023Available698
25 Oct, 2023 – 04 Nov, 2023Available698
05 Nov, 2023 – 15 Nov, 2023Available698
10 Nov, 2023 – 20 Nov, 2023Available698
20 Nov, 2023 – 30 Nov, 2023Available698
05 Dec, 2023 – 15 Dec, 2023Available698
10 Feb, 2024 – 20 Feb, 2024Available698
20 Feb, 2024 – 02 Mar, 2024Available698
10 Mar, 2024 – 20 Mar, 2024Available698
20 Mar, 2024 – 30 Mar, 2024Available698
25 Mar, 2024 – 04 Apr, 2024Available698
05 Apr, 2024 – 15 Apr, 2024Available698
10 Apr, 2024 – 20 Apr, 2024Available698
20 Apr, 2024 – 30 Apr, 2024Available698
25 Apr, 2024 – 05 May, 2024Available698
01 May, 2024 – 10 May, 2024Available698
10 May, 2024 – 20 May, 2024Available698
20 May, 2024 – 30 May, 2024Available698

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Question: Do I need the experience to hike Khayar Lake?

Answer: For the Khayar lake trek route, if you have a little experience would be better.

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

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

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Khayar trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

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

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and also on trek routes. The rooms en route 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 trek routes have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

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 have a shower which you can get somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket. you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the 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 advise you to buy aqua tablets to purify the normal water. And the normal water is available along the way on local taps.

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: Are 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 misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% 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 of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 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, email us for your detailed 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 your trek.

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 springs and nice waterfalls along the trek routes.
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

The Hidden lake trek in the Annapurna South

Hidden Lake trekking is an exciting trek route that connects with the Khopra Ridge wilderness trek in Nepal. Currently, it is becoming a more popular hiking trail because of the setting of 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 as 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 winter such as January and February throughout the year.

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. When 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?”

Khayar Lake itself is a stunning and serene high-altitude lake, surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains. The lake is considered sacred by the local people, and it is believed to have spiritual significance. Hiking to Khayar Lake is a unique and unforgettable experience that provides a glimpse into the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Khayar Lake Trek Review

Khopra Ridge trek w/ Ram (guide) and Dependra (porter)

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2019

My adult son and I just finished (April 20-26) our trek with this company. I cannot say enough good things about them. Ammar, the owner, responded very quickly to my initial inquiry and from that moment forward he was very helpful and responsive to all of my questions. He coordinated all of our transportation and lodging from the moment of arrival at the airport. Our guide, Ram, met me at the airport and rescued me from the chaos of Kathmandu.

The trek itself was simply amazing. I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life. The culture and scenery of the Annapurna region are unlike anything I have ever seen. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the trek as well as Nepali life, in general.

Our porter, Dependra, was also fantastic. If you are considering trekking in Nepal you simply cannot go wrong by choosing Gokyo Treks and Expeditions. The entire staff is supremely professional, friendly and competent. They are wonderful ambassadors for the trekking industry and for Nepal.

Dhanyabad, Gokyo Treks and Expeditions!

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Carig Blair, USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Guest Carig Blair, USA

Greetings from Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd, Nepal. Thanks a lot for your excellent review about Khopra ridge trek in Annapurna 4,400 meters above the sea level in Nepal with our guide and porters. So, we are very much pleased that you are highly satisfied and writing us an excellent experience exploring Nepal. Be in touch as we are looking forward to serve you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards,

Ammar Raj Guni

khayar Lake Trek Awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
October 10, 2019

I was looking for a serious partner to organize my journey. I found some recommendations for Gokyo Treks and Expedition on a website and I contacted Ammar. Immediately I got answers to my questions, I had some. All answers were very precise and clear, all prices were shown, and nothing is hidden.

I got several ideas for the trekking itinerary and I was completely convinced that Ammar’s Agency is the best partner for me. The guide and porter were well chosen and a super team, the trekking was full of fun.

Also, the homestay in Ammar’s house I will recommend. Quiet and comfortable, the hospitality you won’t find somewhere else. If I will (yes I will) come back to Nepal Ammar and his team will be my partner again. I can strongly recommend them! Thank you, Ammar, team, and family, to make me feel warmly welcome. Come as a guest, leave as a friend.

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Dieter Michael, ULM city, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Dieter Michael for the review. We will be very much looking forward to serving you again.

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