Key Information

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 695
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style Trip Style Trekking
  • Group Sizes Max Person 02 - 16
  • food Meals Breakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • Accomodation Accomodation 2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • Transportation Transportation Private Vechiles & Tourist Bus
  • Max.Altitude 4500 M
  • Single Supplement 210 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 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.

The short trek to Khayer Lake 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.

Index Adventure is renowned for decades of experience in trekking around the highs and lows of Nepal. We provide our guests with a supreme and all-encompassing experience of exploring every specialty of the geography of the country with a cultural touch. Our trained and courteous guides and efficient staffs all in all make a topnotch team fulfilling every desire of traveling of our customers.

 

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, 1350m.
  • Day 02: Fly/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 Khopra ridge 4,020m 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge, trek of Khayer 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 (820m) 5-6 hrs, drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 12: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Departure to International Airport

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, 1350m.
    Safe arrival at Kathmandu airport where our representative will escort you to your hotel. The formalities and details of the tour will be scrutinized and explained.
  • Day 02: Fly/Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 Hrs
    We drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours), another prominent and beautiful city of Nepal. A flight of 25 minutes is an additional option for those desiring to skip the drive. However, the drive has perks of great views of hills, mountains, and rivers.
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ghandruk 1,940m, 5 to 6 Hrs
    After staying overnight in the city, we drive for an hour to Nayapul that translates to ‘new bridge’. This place stands as a gateway to Annapurna conservation area. Warm up for our trekking journey has initiated as we trek northward through rice terraces, teahouses, and stupas to the charming Gurung village of Ghandruk overlooking the giant Himalayas.

  • Day 04: Trek to Tadapani 2,721m, 4 hrs.
    We bid farewell to the village ascending west to continue our trekking on the trail that leads to the Annapurna Base camp. Every step forward through deep jungles and hiking uphill amazes you with different panoramas en route Tadapani.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dobato 3,460 m, 5-6 Hrs
    We continue our altitude gain as we head north on a lovely trek to Dobato. The path is filled with rhododendron and bamboo forests, pasturelands, mostly uphill hikes and finally meets a small river after which we reach Dobato.
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhistibung 3,100m, 5 hrs.
    Each day’s trekking expedition bestows more clear and proximate view of mountains especially Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri. Our route today traverses several hills and valleys to reach the farming village of Chhistibung which lies on the lap of Khopra ridge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Khopra ridge 4,020m 6 hrs
    The trek for today can get a bit difficult as we constantly hike a steeply uphill path. The first half goes through the forest, afterward through bush and meadow. Our hard work is rewarded with the unobstructed view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains that look too close and surreal from the top of the ridge.
  • Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge, trek of Khayer Lake 4,500m 8-9 hrs
    It can be the best morning of your life, waking up to marvel the sun rising from Annapurna peaks to the east and its beams striking the Dhaulagiri to the west. We hike up on the steep slope of the mighty Annapurna mountain range itself to reach Khayer Lake. The pristine lake sits in the lap of Annapurna South (7219) making it a breathtaking view to witness. After reveling in the beauty and taking gigabytes of snaps we take a u-turn descending back to Khopra ridge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village 2,200m, 5-6 Hrs
    Contrary to previous treks, this trek is all downhill through the rhododendron and oak forests, terraced hills, and villagers enduring their livelihood on our way to Swanta village.
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani 2,855m, 4-5 Hrs
    Today we hike past narrow and rugged trials and more farming communities and escalate towards the high vantage point of Ghorepani. We take a well-deserved slumber to get ready for a pre-dawn trip the next day.

  • Day 11: Morning sunrise & trek to Nayapul (820m) 5-6 hrs, drive back to Pokhara
    We ascend to the Poonhill lookout point before daybreak to relish the sun rising and brightening the mountain peaks of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. Such spellbinding view is enough to recharge us for a trek downhill to Nayapul where we reconvene with our bus and drive back to Pokhara.
  • Day 12: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
    This astonishing trek comes to an official end as we leave Pokhara and return to the busy and hastening Kathmandu city. Some rearmost moments in this country can be spent relaxing around the nightlife or resting as desired.
  • Day 13: Departure to International Airport
    Our representative will drop you at the airport wishing you a safe journey. If you choose to further the stay and explore other attractions of incredible Nepal, we are always available.

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.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & 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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    I am glad that we trusted Index Adventure. We were planning to trek in Nepal for the first time. Choosing a company took us time. Through reviews, we found out about Index Adventure and enquired. Kesab, the main man, helped us right from the beginning by matching activities within the trip so that they best suited our style and expectations. We decided the Khopra Danda trek. The views en route, of the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and of sunrise and sunset from Khopra ridge and Poonhill were no less than breathtaking.  We want to thank Index Adventure and the team for the wonderful experience in Nepal. We know we will cherish it for long.  

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    I clearly remember Keshab's words. "You may have come as a stranger, but we promise that you'll leave as a friend, with smiles and no complaints" After my first trek with his company, Index Adventure, I now know he was true. I did the Khopra Lake Trek with them. My guide, …, was amply equipped with both the knowledge and skills. At no point during the trek was I ever really worried about my well-being or the value of this experience. They took good care since my arrival, during the adventure, and my departure. Thank you guys and will see you soon for one more trek.    

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    All our travels may not come with the same feel. There are some we love and others we want to forget. Our trek in Nepal was the one we will remember for good reasons. First, we embarked on a journey where the views of the Himalayas were simply awe-inspiring. Second, it was the dense forests dominated by oaks and rhododendrons on the way. Third, the villages and the people and their ways were equally interesting. Equally importantly, the service promised and provided by Keshab and his group at Index Adventure was definitely commendable. 

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FAQs

How to enter Nepal, via road ways or air ways?

If you are travelling through air then you can only enter Nepal through Tribhuvan International Airport; is the only international airport in Nepal that operates several international flights on a daily basis. The airport is located in the capital city: Kathmandu, which is a popular hub for tourists visiting Nepal.

If you are travelling through road ways then you can either enter from China Border and India Boarder but before entering Nepal you should report yourself to Nepal Entry/Exit Points. Some of road entry/exit points are:

From China: Rasuwagadi Border & Kodari Border.

From India: Dhangadi, Kanchanpur, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa

Reference: http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/immigration-offices--entry--exit-points-1.html