Khair Lake Trekking

A flock of grazing sheep in Khair areaHerder’s Seasonal Hut in Khopra AreaAnnapurna South and Hiunchuli during sunset

Khayer Lake Trek is newly discovered alternative trekking trail in Annapurna region situated between classic Annapurna Base Camp and Jomsom trekking trail. It is a newly promoted beautiful Trekking route with mix culture of Gurung and Magar people and exceptional mountain views over the many Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri from Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill.

Beside the scenic variety of the peaks, the warm hospitality of the Gurung people along the way of Khair Lake Trekking is well off the beaten trail in Annapurna Region, on too long, remote mountain ridges, through rhododendron forest and to visit traditional villages. From Pokhara our Trip starts in the lower, more temperate region of forested hillsides and Gurung and Magar villages. As we move higher through the rhododendron woodlands the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre are beyond your belief.

On reaching Khopra Ridge our encampment is right below Mt. Annapurna. From here we walk up to the sacred lake above Khair, offering a marvelous alpine experience. On the way trek back to Pokhara; we follow main Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and ABC Trek itinerary for one of the most famous panoramas in the Annapurna area or we have alternative trail to head down to Tatopani from Khopra ridge which lies on the way to Jomsom Muktinath Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trail part two. At Tatopani we can enjoy the ‘natural hot spring’ healing bathe and a drink and end our trek then drive back to Pokhara. 

Outline Itinerary 01:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu/1350 Airport and transfer to the selected hotel by private car/van.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in UNESCO listed historical sites, with professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara/800m from Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara – Tolka, drive to phedi and trek to Tolka/1850m. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Tolka – Ghandrunk/2012m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Ghandrunk – Tadapani/2610m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani – Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dobato – Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Chistibung - Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Rest day, hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and explore and stay overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Khopra Danda – Swanta/2270m. About 5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Swanta – Ghorepani/2834m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Ghorepani – Birethanti/1080m About 4 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Birethanti – Nayapul/1070m – drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Free and relaxing day in Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 16: Drive or fly to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 17: Departure for home country.

Itinerary 02:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu/1350 Airport and transfer to the selected hotel by private car/van.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in UNESCO listed historical sites, with professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara/800m from Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara – Tolka, drive to phedi and trek to Tolka/1850m. Overnight in lodge
Day 05: Tolka - Ghandrunk/2012m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Ghandrunk – Tadapani/2610m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani – Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dobato – Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Chistibung - Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 10: Rest day, hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 11: Khopra Danda – Narchyang/1200m. Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 12: Narchyang – Tatopani/1190m. About 3 hours Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Tatopani – Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara and stay overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu. Drive to Kathmandu by tourist coach. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 15: We see you off at airport for safe wish you a journey back to home.

 

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Itinerary 01:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu/1350 Airport and transfer to the selected hotel by private car/van.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in UNESCO listed historical sites, with professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara/800m from Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara – Tolka, drive to phedi and trek to Tolka/1850m. Overnight in lodge
Day 05: Tolka - Ghandrunk/2012m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Ghandrunk – Tadapani/2610m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani – Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dobato – Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Chistibung - Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 10: Rest day, hike up to Khayar Lake/4827m and stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 11: Khopra Danda – Narchyang/1200m. Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 12: Narchyang – Tatopani/1190m. About 3 hours Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Tatopani – Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara and stay overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu. Drive to Kathmandu by tourist coach. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 15: We see you off at airport for safe wish you a journey back to home.

Itinerary 02:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu/1350 Airport and transfer to the selected hotel by private car/van.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in UNESCO listed historical sites, with professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara/800m from Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara – Tolka, drive to phedi and trek to Tolka/1850m. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Tolka – Ghandrunk/2012m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Ghandrunk – Tadapani/2610m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani – Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dobato – Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Chistibung - Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Rest day, hike up to Khayar Lake/4827m and explore and stay overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Khopra Danda – Swanta/2270m. About 5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Swanta – Ghorepani/2834m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Ghorepani – Birethanti/1080m About 4 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Birethanti – Nayapul/1070m – drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Free and relaxing day in Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 16: Drive or fly to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 17: Departure for home country.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • Govt. registered and well experienced trekking guide and necessary porters.
  • 3 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotel in Kathmandu with B and B basis.
  • 2 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotel in Pokhara with B and B basis.
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast, dinner during the trek.  
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits and hot water are served during the trek.
  • All ground transportations during the trip in Nepal
  • Sharing porters to carry your gear and lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurances of your guide and porters.
  • ACAP permit, TIMS Card, group first aid kit and water purifier,
  • Government tax, vat and office service charge etc.
     

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa, international air ticket and Personal travel insurance.
  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, toiletries and personal nature expenses.
  • Internet, battery charge and phone calls.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Tips and gratitude for guide and porters.

Fixed Departure Dates

Date(s) not available
A flock of grazing sheep in Khair areaMarijuana Bush on the WayHerder’s Seasonal Hut in Khopra Area

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Nepal
Total Duration:
15 Days
Trek Duration:
10 Days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group Size :
1-15
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
4827m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Community Lodge
Transportation:
Bus, Car and Jeep

Route Map

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