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Max. Elevation
4500 m / 14763 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Highlights

  • Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Khayer Lake, with its pristine waters reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks, creating a stunning backdrop for your trekking adventure.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including iconic peaks such as Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Hiunchuli.
  • Trek through remote and untouched landscapes, passing through traditional villages, terraced fields, and dense rhododendron forests teeming with wildlife.
  • Experience the rich culture and hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities, visiting ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and interacting with friendly locals along the way.
  • Encounter a variety of Himalayan wildlife, including langur monkeys, Himalayan tahrs, and colorful birds, as you explore the diverse ecosystems of the Annapurna region.

Overview

The Khayer Lake Trek is a captivating journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This lesser-known trek takes you off the beaten path to the stunning Khayer Lake, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks and lush alpine forests. With its serene beauty and remote wilderness, the Khayer Lake Trek offers trekkers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Khayer Lake Trek Best Time:
The best time to embark on the Khayer Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is mild and stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility, making for optimal trekking conditions and breathtaking mountain views.

Khayer Lake Trek Altitude:
The maximum altitude reached during the Khayer Lake Trek is approximately 4,600 meters (15,091 feet) at Khayer Lake. Proper acclimatization and pacing are essential to prevent altitude-related illnesses such as altitude sickness.

Khayer Lake Trek Map:
Detailed trekking maps of the Khayer Lake Trek can be obtained from local trekking agencies in Pokhara or Kathmandu. These maps provide valuable information about the trekking route, including trail distances, elevation gain, and key landmarks along the way.

Khayer Lake Trek Difficulty:
The Khayer Lake Trek is considered moderate to challenging in difficulty, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness and previous hiking experience. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and high-altitude sections, requiring physical endurance and mental resilience.

Khayer Lake Trek Cost:
The cost of the Khayer Lake Trek varies depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the number of trekking days, accommodation preferences (teahouse or camping), guide and porter services, and additional expenses such as permits and transportation. On average, the cost of the Khayer Lake Trek ranges from $800 to $1200 per person.

Khayer Lake Trek Itinerary:
1. Arrival in Kathmandu -1350 Meter
2. Drive to Pokhara -800 Meter 8-9 HRS
3. Drive to Ghandruk, trek to Tadapani(Trekking Starts) - 2760 Meters 5 – 6 HRS
4. Trek to Dobato - 3420 Meters 6 – 7 HRS
5. Trek to Khopra Danda from Dobato - 3360 Meters 6-7 HRS
6. Khayer Lake Trek then back to Khopra Danda - 4500 M 10-11 HRS
7. Swanta Village Trek - 2200 Meters 4-5 HRS
8. Ghorepani Trek - 2860 Meters 6-7 HRS
9. Ghorepani to Ulleri then drive to Pokhara - 800 Meters 6-7 HRS
10. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
11. Kathmandu drive - 1350 m 7-8 hr

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at an altitude of 1350 meters, you'll have some free time to settle in, explore the vibrant city, and adjust to the altitude.

Depart from Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara, a picturesque lakeside city nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Relax and unwind in Pokhara, soaking in the tranquil ambiance and breathtaking views.

Begin your trekking adventure with a drive to Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village known for its cultural heritage and stunning mountain vistas. From Ghandruk, trek to Tadapani through lush forests and terraced fields, enjoying panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains.

Continue your trek to Dobato, a serene mountain village nestled amidst rhododendron forests and alpine meadows. Enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness as you ascend to higher altitudes.

Trek from Dobato to Khopra Danda, a pristine ridge offering panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri mountain ranges. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas as you traverse rugged trails and pristine landscapes.

Embark on an exhilarating journey to Khayer Lake, a sacred glacial lake nestled beneath towering peaks. Marvel at the shimmering waters of the lake and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains before retracing your steps back to Khopra Danda.

Descend from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village, a quaint hamlet nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Experience the warm hospitality of the local villagers and immerse yourself in their rich culture and traditions.

Trek from Swanta Village to Ghorepani, a charming mountain village renowned for its stunning sunrise views over the Himalayas. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region as you trek through rhododendron forests and lush landscapes.

Start your day with an early morning hike to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast, trek to Ulleri and then drive back to Pokhara, situated at an altitude of 800 meters. The trek and drive take approximately 6-7 hours.

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, completing your trekking adventure. The drive takes around 7-8 hours, offering stunning views of the countryside and Himalayan landscape.

Your Khayer Lake Trek comes to an end as you depart from Kathmandu, taking with you unforgettable memories of your Himalayan adventure.

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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Pokhara – Ghandruk – Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Tourists Bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German speaking trained and experienced local tour guide which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Metro Everest’s trekking bag/duffel bag for the trekking and t-shirt is yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Metro Everest
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $30 or equivalent foreign currency, multiple entry visas for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Highway and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, cold drinks, hot drinks and shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Khayer Lake Trek is a trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal, known for its scenic beauty, alpine landscapes, and the opportunity to visit the sacred Khayer Lake.

The Khayer Lake Trek is considered moderate to challenging in terms of difficulty. It involves steep ascents, descents, and varying terrain, requiring a good level of fitness and trekking experience.

The best time for the Khayer Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are stunning.

Trekkers need to obtain the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit for the Khayer Lake Trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

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