Khayar Lake Trek


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Khayar Lake Trekking

Khayar Lake Trek Summary

    1. Khayar trip Duration: 10 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 Khayer Lake Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding trek that offers stunning natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a chance to explore remote areas. Your trip to Khayar Lake usually starts from Nayapul or Kimche, following a route that leads through Ghandruk, Tadapani, Dobato, Chistibung, Khopra Danda, and finally to Khayer Lake.

This journey offers diverse landscapes, including lush forests, rhododendron and oak forests, alpine meadows, and high ridges, with breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Along the way, trekkers encounter Gurung and Magar villages, providing an opportunity to experience local culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

Khayar Lake trekking is a sacred and pristine high-altitude lake located at an elevation of 4665 meters. It holds religious significance for Hindus, believed to offer spiritual purification to those who bathe in its waters. Similarly, a trek to Khayar lake is considered moderately to highly challenging due to its steep ascents, high altitude, and rugged terrain.

Trekkers should be physically fit and prepared for long hiking days. And of course typically takes around 8 to 12 days, depending on the starting point and the pace of the trekker. At this duration allows for acclimatization and exploration of the surrounding areas.

How much is the Khayar Lake Trek Package Cost?

The Khayar Lake trek package offered by Gokyo Trek Agency in Kathmandu, Nepal, ranges from US$ 590 to US$ 920 when accompanied by our experienced guides. Opting for flights to and from Pokhara optimizes time efficiency, while bus travel minimizes trip costs. Typically, our trek package covers transportation, guide services, porter support, accommodations, meals, and necessary hiking permits.

To enhance your trekking experience, we prioritize private trips over group tours to ensure exclusivity and personalized attention. Private tours are tailored to offer greater flexibility, personalized itineraries, and deeper cultural immersion, ensuring a memorable journey aligned with your preferences.

It’s a standard trip package price for 10 days trekking in the Annapurna mountain territory. If you are 2 people Khayar lake trek cost US$ 790 for 10 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 hike to Khayar Lake in Nepal.

Price Per Person for 10 days Khayar Lake trek package 2024 and 2025.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 920
2 PersonUS$ 790
3 PersonUS$ 775
4 to 6 personUS$ 725
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 690
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 590

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, 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 Pokhara to Tadapani Hill (2610m/8,563 feet), 6 hours

Begin your day in Pokhara with breakfast before meeting your guide in the hotel lobby. Travel to Kimche via a regular jeep/bus or a private vehicle (additional cost), the starting point of your trekking. Your actual adventure trip will starts from Kimche Village.

Upon reaching Ghandruk, savor a Nepalese lunch and take time to explore the local Gurung museum. Optionally, don a traditional Gurung tribes for a photo. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters.

Take a delicious lunch at Ghandruk village and Traverse through Deurali, passing dense rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during spring. Arrive at Tadapani, encountering friendly Tibetans selling souvenirs.

4 DayTrek to Dobato (3,420m/11,220 feet), 5 hours. Sunset at Muldhai Hill (3,637m), 40 minutes

Embark on a trek through remote Annapurna areas, crossing villages and diverse flora. Trek through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Dobato for splendid views. For extra energy, hike to Muldhai peak for a breathtaking sunset.

5 DayDobato to Upper Chistibung (2975m/9,761 feet), 5 hours

At morning hike an hour to Muldhai Hill at an elevation of 3637 meters, offers stunning panoramic views of several majestic peaks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna South, Fish tail, Hiunchuli and Dhaulagiri range mountains are visible from Muldhai Hill. It makes a popular spot for trekkers and tourists seeking unparalleled mountain views in the region.

Hike to Muldhai Peak to catch a sunrise view before descending through forests to Lower Chistibung. Spot the national bird of Nepal and Himalayan Thar en route to Upper Chistibung.

6 DayUpper Chistibung to khopra ridge trekking (3,660m/12,008 feet), 6 hours

We take the higher trail straight above Khopra hill to experience the best mountains view. Climb above the tree line, enjoying alpine meadows and stunning vistas of Annapurna South. Reach Khopra for panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna South. Witness a beautiful sunset and explore the area.

7 DayKhayar Lake trek (4,600m/15,092 feet), 9 hours!

Embark on a challenging day-long trek to Khayer Lake, a holy site for Hindus, known for its spiritual significance. Our final destination Khayar Lake is a sacred lake, the adobe of goddess Khayar Baraha that worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people.

Goat and Sheep sacrifice ceremonies takes place there during the full moon week in July month and the yak blood drinking festival on the Khayar trek is very popular. Similarly, our path gradually ascends with a grand view of Annapurna South and a fishtail but gets very steep downhill during the last hour before reaching the Lake.

8 DayKhopra to Ghorepani village Trek (2,874m/9,430 feet), 8 hours

Commencing on a diverse descend route through a forested ridge toward the Ratmate settlement. Its about 9.6 kilometers that we need to walk from Khopra hill to Swanta lodges. Continue to traverse this terrain, crossing a small stream and passing by dense forests and shrines frequented by pilgrims.

Lunch in Swanta village at 2,270 meters, cross the iron bridge and ascend towards the settlements of Phalante and Chitre, joining the primary trail of the Annapurna region upon reaching Chitre. At this section, we might see increased fellow trekkers. Trekking on a muddy or dusty trail for a stretch, we ascend to Ghorepani guest houses where we’ll enjoy a captivating sunset over the Annapurna massif. Our day concludes with an overnight stay in Ghorepani. Likewise, Swanta to Ghorepani distance is 3.9 kilo meters which will take about three hours hiking.

9 DayHike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532 feet). Return to Pokhara, 7 hours

Begin the hike towards Poon Hill (3,210 meters/10,531 feet) in an early morning to catch a sunrise. Length of our hike takes about 45-60 minutes to reach the summit. At Poon hill, tourist will have the breathtaking sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Capture stunning photographs and immerse in the serenity of the panoramic vistas.

Descend to hotel for hot breakfast, meet the entire crew and after packing your gears we descend to Ulleri and further down to Birethanti, offers a diverse trekking experience through varied terrain. Our downhill journey comprises well-maintained paths with a mix of stone steps and dirt trails.

Trekkers navigate through dense forests adorned with rhododendron and oak trees. It involves a series of stone steps, providing a moderate challenge while offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Expect occasional encounters with local villagers, adding to the cultural experience.

As we walk across the villages, trail is often flanked by terraced farmlands, offering glimpses of local agriculture and rural life. Involves sections of stone steps, intermittent streams, and gradual pathways, providing an enjoyable trek amidst serene surroundings.

Reaching at Birethanti, we checkout the Annapurna conservation permit and from here, a private vehicle takes us on 90 minute’s scenic drive to Pokhara town. Along the journey, we’ll witness rural life, waterfalls, rivers, and glimpses of snowy peaks. Overnight stay in the Phewa lakeside of Pokhara town.

10 DayOverland drive out to Kathmandu city, 7 hours.

In the morning, we’ll embark on a picturesque drive through the countryside, making stops for breakfast and lunch along the route. Our final journey back to Kathmandu will take approximately 7 hours, offering glimpses of stunning landscapes and local life.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, a guide will accompany you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind, relax, or venture out to explore the nearby areas. This marks the completion of our trip, leaving you with time to reflect on the journey and immerse yourself in the charms of Kathmandu.

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How much does the Khayar Lake trek package price?

The Khayar Trekking package price US$ 790 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 Car/Van.
  • Single night double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 2 nights Tourist standard hotel accommodation on Phewa lakeside in Pokhara town.
  • 9 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 9 Lunch and 8 Dinner [main course] en route.
  • 6 Nights Lodge accommodation (twin/double) 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 trekking guide.
  • Professional porter to carry your luggage (every 2 guests = 1 Porter basis as each porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of Tourist baggage).
  • Annapurna Conservation trek permit fee (ACAP & TIMS).
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side to Kimche transfer by local Bus/Jeep (sharing basis).
  • Private taxi transfer from Birethanti to Phewa lakeside 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. This hidden lake treks including khayar 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.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
10 Sept, 2024 – 19 Sept, 2024Available790
20 Sept, 2024 – 29 Sept, 2024Available790
05 Oct, 2024 – 14 Oct, 2024Available790
10 Oct, 2024 – 19 Oct, 2024Available790
20 Oct, 2024 – 29 Oct, 2024Available790
25 Oct, 2024 – 03 Nov, 2024Available790
05 Nov, 2024 – 14 Nov, 2024Available790
10 Nov, 2024 – 19 Nov, 2024Available790
20 Nov, 2024 – 29 Nov, 2024Available790
05 Dec, 2024 – 14 Dec, 2024Available790
10 Feb, 2025 – 19 Feb, 2025Available790
20 Feb, 2025 – 01 Mar, 2025Available790
10 Mar, 2025 – 19 Mar, 2025Available790
20 Mar, 2025 – 29 Mar, 2025Available790
25 Mar, 2025 – 03 Apr, 2025Available790
05 Apr, 2025 – 14 Apr, 2025Available790
10 Apr, 2025 – 19 Apr, 2025Available790
20 Apr, 2025 – 29 Apr, 2025Available790
25 Apr, 2025 – 04 May, 2025Available790
01 May, 2025 – 09 May, 2025Available790
10 May, 2025 – 19 May, 2025Available790
20 May, 2025 – 29 May, 2025Available790

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

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

Limited – Only few space available


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 a Khayar trekking safe for a single female tourist to travel?

Answer: Yes, Khayar trek is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

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

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: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon 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)

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

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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