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khayar lake trekking

khayar lake trekking

khayar lake trekking highlights

  • Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill station
  • Walking through cultivated fields, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Khayar lake trekking is one of the best wilderness trekking route takes you into the heart of the Annapurna range with the magnificent and incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. khopra ridge trekking is off the beaten trek Pass through the traditional villages, lust forest, you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra ridge, sacred Khair Lake (4500 m) offers Khun khane festival (an events for Yak blood drinking festival) which is very popular among the snow capped mountains besides all the Himalayan ranges as well as the best sunrise and sunset views on 180 deg angle. As you are hiking poon hill located at an altitude 3210 m, a famous place to see sunrise over the Annapurna range was worth every grueling step it took to get there. We can walk through the forest of blooming colorful rhododendrons, bamboos and takes us through villages of Gurung and < Magar ethnics. Mt. Annapurna 1st, 8th tallest mountains on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world can be seen from Poon hill. Trek to khopra ridge will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. Khopra ridge / khayar lake trek can be done in any time through out the year.


khayar lake trekking or khopra ridge trek detail itinerary

Our trek to khayar lake / khopra ridge is a classical trek with 10 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do khayar lake quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,943 ft), Transfer to hotel Fewa lake side, 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, transfer to Hotel for an overnight. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake of 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 however if you wish to fly paying (an extra airfare USD 75 each person) it takes only 25 minutes.

Day 3 Drive to Nayapul (1050m/3,434 ft), 1:30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m/5,157ft), 4 hours

After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani village (2875m/9,401 ft), 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see 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 village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft), Trek to swata (2270m/7,423 ft), 5 hours

At early morning, we hike together to get Poon Hill (3232m.) station to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Swata village. Most part of the trail we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6Trek to khopra ridge (3660m/11,968 ft), 6 hours

After breakfast, we cross a stream and start to ascend all the way to Khopra ridge. During the trek we walk passing beautiful rhododendron and oak trees. the lodges around here are build by community based and provides internet and telephone facilities. And be ready for tomorrow’s day hiking trip to Khayar lake. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7Hike to Khayar lake (3180m/10,399 ft.). explore around!, 7 hours

Having a good breakfast, we take our pack lunch and leave to Khayar lake. Khayar lake is a pilgrimage destination and worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people. According to the hearsay, sacred khayar is the adobe of goddess Khair Barahi. You will have almost grand view of Annapurna south and fish tail from here. Goat and Sheep sacrifice ceremonies take place there during the full moon week in July. Not only this but also yak blood drinking festival is very famous here. The trail is mostly gradualy ascend but gets very steep during the last hour before reaching the Lake. Return to khopra guest house for overnight stay.

Day 8Trek to Dobato (3460m/ 11,314 ft.), 6 hours

We take the higher trail straight above Khopra hill, enjoying the views of the fully bloomed rhododendron forest and admiring the landscapes of the Kali Gandaki valley and the spectacular mountains. You can choose the lower route to avoid icy trail. The lower path is a little longer because of ups and downs but quiet safe. Stay overnight at guest house in Dobato.

Day 9Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,344 ft.), 7 hours

We walk through narrow downhill walk through the forest and keep continue walkign to get Tadapani village, a touristy junction. Tadapani offers one of the best view of Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchre (Fishtail). After lunch, we descend through the forests again to the biggest Gurung Settlement Ghandruk. Take your time to explore the typical culture and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung people and interact with local people. Ghandruk also offers some of the magnificent views of mountains and ancient museum. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse

Day 10Trek to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara, 6 hours

From Ghandruk, we walk downhill trough the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we take a private car or Taxi to get Fewa lake side in 1 hour 30 minutes.

Day 11Drive to Kathmandu city

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 and overnight at hotel.

Day 12Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!


How much does khayar lake or khopra ridge or khopra danda trek cost?

Khopra danda or khopra ridge trek cost we offer you on USD 780.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 110.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus 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 discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • 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 Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • 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.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • 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.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • 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

We can organize private khopra ridge or khayar lake trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Feb 10, 2018 – Feb 21, 2018
USD 780
Feb 20, 2018 – March 02, 2018
USD 780
Feb 28, 2018 – March 11, 2018
USD 780
March 10, 2018 – March 21, 2018
USD 780
March 20, 2018 – March 31, 2018
USD 780
March 25, 2018 – April 07, 2018
USD 780
April 05, 2018 – April 16, 2018
USD 780
April 20, 2018 – May 01, 2018
USD 780
April 25, 2018 – May 07, 2018
USD 780
May 05, 2018 – May 17, 2018
USD 780
May 10, 2018 – May 22, 2018
USD 780
May 15, 2018 – May 27, 2018
USD 780
May 25, 2018 – June 07, 2018
USD 780
June 01, 2018 – June 12, 2018
USD 780

Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 21, 2018


USD 780

Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 26, 2018


USD 780

Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 31, 2018


USD 780

Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 10, 2018


USD 780

Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 16, 2018


USD 780

Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018


USD 780

Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018


USD 780

Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 28, 2018


USD 780

Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018


USD 780

Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 05, 2018


USD 780

Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 10, 2018


USD 780

Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018


USD 780

Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 21, 2018


USD 780

Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 26, 2018


USD 780

Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 31, 2018


USD 780

Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 05, 2018


USD 780

Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 10, 2018


USD 780

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018


USD 780

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018


USD 780

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 21, 2018


USD 780

Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018


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 if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience to do khayar lake trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on khayar lake trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along 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, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
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 next place where you are going.

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

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have 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 then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on khayar lake short Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/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 to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Is there any communication facilities on khayar lake short trekking?

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

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on khopra ridge or khopra ridge short trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 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: Do I need walking polls ?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is khopra ridge and khayar lake trek same ?

Yes ! Of course.

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.


As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized 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 unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially 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 this trip 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 the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Khayar lake / khopra ridge trek review

Amazing View, Great trek with Gokyo Treks Team.

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

I was looking for a serious partner to organize my journey. I found some recommendations for Gokyo Treks and Expedition in 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, nothing is hidden. I got several ideas of trekking itinerary and I was completely convinced that Ammar’s Agency is the best partner for me. The guide and porter were well choosen and a super team, the trekking was full of fun. Also the home stay in Ammar’s house I will recommend. Quiet and comfortable, hospitality you wont 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 my feel warmly welcome. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. – Dieter Michael, ULM city, Germany

Trip Price : USD 780 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 12 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 4,620 m/15,107 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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