Key Information

  • DestinationNepal
  • mountainTrip GradeModerate
  • hiking-personTrip StyleTrekking
  • carTransportationPrivate Vechiles & Tourist Bus
  • foodMealsBreakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • bedAccommodation2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • groupGroup Size02 - 16
  • Max Altitude4500 M
  • Single Supplement210 USD

About Khayer Lake trekking

Khayer Lake Trekking synonymous to Khopra Danda trek is one of the less traveled trails in the Annapurna region. Sandwiched between the Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail and Jomsom trekking trail, this route takes you through deep jungles, rhododendron and bamboo forests, with rewarding views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri range throughout the trail. Khayer Lake, a sacred lake situated at an elevation of 4500 meters is the main asset of this trekking route, which gives the closest view of Annapurna South. A rich blend of culture, aesthetic beauty, wilderness of nature makes this off beaten track stand out and worth the exploration. 

Khayer Lake Trekking is one of the newest trekking routes in the Annapurna region which offers an extraordinary view of the Himalayas like the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri massif, and Nilgiri (7061m) from KhopraDanda. Khayer Lake trekking is an alternate trekking route map for a trekker who likes quite treks on off the beaten paths which takes you to the pristine Khayer Lake sitting peacefully in the foothills of the Annapurna South (7219m). The trek lets you explore the beauty in remoteness as it walks through remote mountain ridges, rhododendron and bamboo forests, terraced hills, and traditional settlements of the Gurung and Magar ethnics.

Khayer Lake short trekking starts from the City of Lakes, Pokhara, from where you drive to Nayapul, a and start walking on beautifully placed stone steps to reach the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The face of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) look dreamy from the stone alleyways of Ghandruk. As the trek goes further and leaves the Annapurna Circuit route, you leave behind the settlements and walk on the steep and solitary trail to reach Khopra ridge from where you can witness the glory of the Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri massif. Although the landscape looks amazing throughout the way, the highlight of this trek is walking on the mountain ridge to reach the deep blue Khayer Lake, also known as KhayerBarah. The close-up view of Annapurna South on the backdrop and on its reflection on the surface of the pristine lake makes the challenges of the trek worth it. The pleasing of the eyes does not end here as on your way back, you check out another vantage point, Poonhill, from where you watch the sunrise view over the array of the mightiest Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

Annapurna Trekking FAQS

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu, 1,350m.
  • Day 2:Fly/Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 Hrs.
  • Day 3:Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ghandruk 1,940m, 5 to 6 Hrs.
  • Day 4:Trek to Tadapani 2,721m, 4 hrs.
  • Day 5:Trek to Dobato 3,460 m, 5-6 Hrs.
  • Day 6:Trek to Chhistibung 3,100m, 5 hrs.
  • Day 7:Trek to Khopra ridge 4,020m 6 hrs.
  • Day 8:Rest day in Khopra Ridge, trek of Khayer Lake 4,500m 8-9 hrs.
  • Day 9: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 (820m) 5-6 hrs, drive back to Pokhara.
  • Day 12:Fly/Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 13:Departure to International Airport.
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Both ways Private transports Pokhara-Nayapul - Pokhara.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  •  Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

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