About Trip

Annapurna Khayer Lake Trek is a newly opened trekking through the less crowded trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers excellent views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Himalayan chain, undisturbed landscape and the rich wilderness. As few trekkers have enjoyed this trek, it is still the mystery trek that leads you to 4620 meters altitude, where Khayer Lake is located.  

The trek begins from Nayapul and leads you to Poon Hill. It is surrounded by the rhododendron forest. The excellent views of the Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8091m), Himchulu, Fishtail and many more peaks can be explored. Walking through off-the-beaten trail with enjoying the marvelous sceneries, you reach to the Khayer Lake and Kobra ridge. Exploration of this awe-inspiring destination is awesome. It is surrounded by the greeneries and various wild flowers, including the rhododendron forests. The natural vistas are accompanies by the ethnSpring and autumn are the best trekking seasons for the Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking. Index Adventure organizes this trek with professional trekking guides and porters recommending suitable itinerary. Please, contact us for more details.       

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu ,1350m.
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 hrs
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ghandruk 1,940m, 5 to 6 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Tadapani 2,721m, 4 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek to Dobato 3,460 m, 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhistibung 3,100m, 5 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Kobra Danda 4,020m 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge,trek of Kaire Lake 4,500m 8-9 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village 2,200m, 5-6 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani 2,855m, 4-5 hrs
  • Day 11: Morning sunrise &trek to nayapul 5-6 hrs drive back to pokhara
  • Day 12: Trek to Nayapul (820m) drive back to Pokhara .
  • Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure to International Airport.

Cost Includes:

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with tourist vehicles.
  • Both way (Round trip) by tourists Bus KTM-Pokhara-KTM
  • (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Flight).Round Trip pokhara –Nayapul –pokhara private Vehicles
  • Kathmandu &Pokhara Hotel including breakfast
  • Licensed holder Trekking Guide and Sherpa potter in mountains
  •  While in trekking Accommodation and 3 meals day.
  •  All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS card and local & Government tax
  • Sleeping bag & Duffle Bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Farewell Dinner with Index T-shirt.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  •  Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu ,1350m.Welcome to Kathmandu. Our airport representative greets you at the international airport on your arrival. After you will be transferred at the hotel then check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourself. Your Trekking Guide will briefly explain your trip program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 hrsAfter breakfast, we drive to Pokhara via Mugling. We follow the main road of Kathmandu Pokhara highway. It is pretty long but fantastic drive. Travelers can view several scenes, hill landscape and terraced firm lands. Following the ridge of Trishuli, Marshyangdi and Seti River, we arrive at Pokhara. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)
  • Day 03Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ghandruk 1,940m, 5 to 6 hrsToday, we drive to Nayapul after breakfast for 1.5 hours. Getting off from the private vehicle, we start our trekking alongside of Modi Khola. We check- in at the TIMS and ACAP counter and from Nayapul you will trek to Ghandruk (1,940m). Nayapul is the small village close to the serene river. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village and is known for the largest Gurung settlement. You will love everything from food to attire, their adobe and most of them their cultural practice. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 04Trek to Tadapani 2,721m, 4 hrs Morning after breakfast we enjoy amazing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains and start trek to Tadapani, all the walk trail is uphill till the Tadapani village through the green forest we reach at Tadapani. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 05Trek to Dobato 3,460 m, 5-6 hrsTaking an ascend from Tadapani you will move ahead towards Dobato which is present at an elevation of 3,460 meter and it takes 5 to 6 hours of walk to arrive in Dobati. Dobato indicates two trails and from here you can view the hills. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 06Trek to Chhistibung 3,100m, 5 hrsAgain taking regular downward movement from Dobato will help to arrive in Chhistibung which is to be found at an elevation of 3,100 meter. The total duration of time frame is 5 hours but in that duration we will get to experience the rural setting of village with viewing the mountains near to it. If you’re lucky you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 07Trek to Kobra Danda 4,020m 6 hrson the following day the trekking trail will make you to take upward movement so we will ascend from Chhistibung and then finally get into Kobra Danda. It is positioned at an altitude of 4,020 meter and you have to stroll for 6 hours. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 08Rest day in Khopra Ridge,trek of Kaire Lake 4,500m 8-9 hrsWe begin trekking from around six in the morning towards the Kaire Lake from where we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. For those of us who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. We have packed lunch today. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 09Trek to Swanta Village 2,200m, 5-6 hrsFrom Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 10Trek to Ghorepani 2,855m, 4-5 hrsWe go down through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here we cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we’ll join the main trekking trail at Ghorepani the after an hour walk we reach at Ghorepani Village. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 11Morning sunrise &trek to nayapul 5-6 hrs drive back to pokhara We get up early in the morning today. Then we hike up to the Poon Hill. It is the best view point of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, including sunrise views with the backdrop of white-snow capped mountain and then retrace down to Ghorepani. After having breakfast we will head to Tikhedhunga after taking downhill. Tikhedhunga is a small village where most of the trekkers find it peaceful and well equipped faculities. Here, you can have delicious local food. Then you ill again trek to Birethanti and nayapul take back drive to pokhra city. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 12Trek to Nayapul (820m) drive back to Pokhara .On the following you will stroll to Nayapul crossing Modi Khola. Completing the trekking to Nayapul or New Bridge you will take drive to Pokhara. After you reach in Pokhara you will take the lunch and take some rest without disturbance and like visit some nice places lake . O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 13Drive to Kathmandu After breakfast, we drive by tourist bus to Kathmandu via Mugling. We follow the main road of Kathmandu Pokhara highway. It is pretty long but fantastic drive. Travelers can view several scenes, hill landscape and terraced firm lands. Following the ridge of Trishuli, Marshyangdi and Seti River, we arrive at Pokhara. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)
  • Day 14Departure to International Airport.It’s your final day of the trip in Nepal. On your airport time, our company representative bid farewell and wish for safe journey. (B)

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