Khayar Lake Trekking
Khayar lake trekking is one of the best wilderness treks takes you into the heart of the Annapurna with the magnificent and incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. khopra ridge trek with khayar lake is off the beaten trek Pass through the traditional villages, lush forest, you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra ridge, sacred Khayar Barahi Lake (4,500 m) offers an event for Yak blood drinking festival. Furthermore, it is the best trek to get sunrise and sunset view in a row on Annapurna massive.
As you are hiking poon hill located at an altitude 3210 m, a famous place to see the 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. Khayar Lake – khopra ridge Trek 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 throughout the year.
Khayar Lake Trekking detail itinerary
This is a classical trek with 10 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look at 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.
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 however if you wish to fly paying (an extra airfare USD 85 each person) it takes only 25 minutes.
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.
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.
At early morning, we hike up to get Poon Hill (3232m.) station to enjoy the sunrise view over the Annapurna massive ie: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Mt. 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. Walk downhill to Ghorepani and walk further to Swanta 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.
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.
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 an almost grand view of Annapurna south and fishtail from here. Goat and Sheep sacrifice ceremonies take place there during the full moon week in July. Furthermore, yak blood drinking festival in khayar baraha area is equally popular. The trail mostly gradually ascends but gets very steep during the last hour before reaching the Lake. Return to khopra guest house for overnight stay.
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 the icy trail. The lower path is a little longer because of ups and downs but quite safe. Stay overnight at a guest house in Dobato.
We walk through narrow downhill walk through the forest and keep continue walking to get Tadapani village, a touristy junction. Tadapani offers one of the best views 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
From Ghandruk, we walk downhill through 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 lakeside in 1 hour 30 minutes.
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.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
How much does Khayar Lake Trekking cost?
This trek is available now on USD 780 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our homestay located nearby Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside 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.
- 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 trek
- 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 – 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
We can organize private khopra ridge or khayar lake trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 20, 2018
Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 25, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 30, 2018
Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 10, 2018
Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 16, 2018
Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018
Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018
Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018
Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 05, 2018
Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 10, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018
Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 21, 2018
Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 26, 2018
Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 31, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 05, 2018
Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 10, 2018
Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018
Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 21, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
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 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 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 a 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 the next place where you are going.
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 then you will take a bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on Khayar Lake lodge 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 campsite/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 for 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 trekking 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 is the payments 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 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.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries maximum 25 kilo 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: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: Is khopra ridge and khayar lake trek same ?
Answer: 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.
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 Note:
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 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 Trekking 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 know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Amazing View, Great trek with Gokyo Treks Team.
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
- Duration of trek: 11 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,620m / 15,107 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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