Khayer Lake Trek

The trail which is very adventures and filled with excitement with beauty of the mountains on himalayan summit Khayer Lake 13 days trek package.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring traditional culture around beautiful farm hill villages of  Magar and Gurung people
  • A spectacular walk from warmer areas of paddy fields to alpine cooler region on green hills
  • An astonishing sunrise panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas
  • Super spectacular landscapes of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, also the Manaslu Himalayan peaks
  • Astonishing forest loaded with rhododendron trees

Khayer Lake Trek is a beautiful trek with scenic landscapes, lush green valleys, idyllic lakes; and traditional villages filled with the warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities. Khayer Lake Trek lies in the Annapurna Region. However, this region is a blend of culture and outstanding natural wonders.

Khayer Lake Trek is a shorter trek which passes through rhododendron forests, cultivated fields, and lush greenery; with spectacular mountain views. Almost  Gurung ethnicity people are found in the region and are warm and welcoming to every visitor. Day by day one can view postcard scenes of mountains, forests, rivers, and village on the trek.

Continuing on the trail, Poon Hill is another major spot in this Khayer Lake Trek. Poon Hill provides the best sunrise view that turns the snowcapped mountains into a golden color; by the rays of the sun which are completely mesmerizing. Khayer Lake is a sacred Hindu lake which holds a popular yak blood drinking festival. Many people visit here during the months of July and August and are both culturally and naturally important.

Additional information

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition always strives to deliver the best quality to our clients. We are a Nepalese based company that resides in a country with much to offer both in terms of natural and cultural beauty. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable guides and porters who know the landscape intimately. Their goal is to assist you in every way to provide outstanding service. Hence Let us take you on your journey of a lifetime.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 3,640m
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Best Season Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2-12 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek


    After arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of the tour staff will come to greet you and escort you to the hotel.

    Kathmandu city is surrounded by temples, monuments, stupas and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durbar Square showcasing the brotherhood between Hindus and Buddhists. These sites hold the ancient history of Nepal. The arts and crafts found in these sites are unlike any place in the world and will leave you in awe of these cultural wonders.

    Today you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The total traveling distance is 200km and will take about 6-7 hours. Although the road may be uneven at times, it offers the best views of the surroundings with verdant green hills, mountains, and abundant wildlife. After arriving in Pokhara, you will have some time to rest and roam the peaceful environment of this lakeside town in the evening.

    From Pokhara, you will be driven towards Kimche (1640m) and then the trek starts from Kimche to Ghandruk. Which will pass through beautiful villages along the way as you mover ever closer to the mountains? Ghandruk is a beautiful village central to the Gurung people. Here is also the Gurung Museum that shows Gurung culture and traditions.

    Moving ahead from Ghandruk to Tadapani you will move through various forests and if lucky, one can spot wildlife. Tadapani is also known as the junction for many trekking routes such as the Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani-Poon Hill, and Khayer Lake.

    You will walk towards Bayeli through the beautiful villages of Meshar and Isharu. Passing through rhododendron forests will feel like a lush tunnel of deep green. After arriving in Bayeli enjoy some rest, and explore around the village.

    Today will begin with ascending up to the top of a hill where you will begin to leave the tree line behind and walk through small shrubs with the mountains in the background. As you continue to ascend you can see more clearly the beautiful scenery of the mountains with various small villages. Finally, you reach Khopra Danda and will spend the night.

    From Khopra Danda we will go to Khayar Lake. The trail can be challenging as you trek through the rough and rocky terrain. However, when you reach Khayar Lake, its magnificent views will make worthwhile any challenges you overcame to reach this place. Khayar Lake is a beautiful lake. It is a pilgrimage site where the deity Khayar Barahi is worshipped in the Hindu religion. Once a year a famous festival is celebrated in the months of July and August. You can also see various mountains like Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m) and many more. After exploring for some time, we will descend to Khopra Danda.

    Today we will descend from Khopra Danda to Swanta. Crossing forest, streams and ridges we reach Rat mate. Then we again start to descend through a dense forest. You will reach Swanta with energy to spare today, and we will overnight here.

    From Swanta you will trek to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is another Gurung village. It is the nearest village to reach Poon Hill. Passing through beautiful rhododendron forests interspersed with views of the surrounding mountains you finally reach Ghorepani. Enjoy some tea and chat with the locals as we settle in for the evening.

    An early start at around 5 am, we will give us the chance to see the incredible sunrise at Poon Hill (3,193m). It is a steep climb which is not too hard and takes around 1 hour to reach. Take in the sunrise here with views over the Himalaya. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Nilgiri ( 7,061m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6443m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) are all on display. Then you can return back to Ghorepani and have breakfast and hike downwards towards Nayapul and prepare to drive back to Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara we will spend the night.

    Today is the day to drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. After a roughly seven-hour journey, you will reach Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, we will escort you to your hotel to relax. Your time is free now to enjoy the sights in Thamel, where beautiful and exotic souvenirs can be purchased.

    We will transfer you to the airport in Kathmandu for your further departures.

Fixed Departure
TRIP DATES PRICE STATUS
May 2, 2019 - May 14, 2019 $900
May 4, 2019 - May 16, 2019 $900
May 6, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $900
May 8, 2019 - May 20, 2019 $900
May 10, 2019 - May 22, 2019 $900
May 12, 2019 - May 24, 2019 $900
May 14, 2019 - May 26, 2019 $900
May 16, 2019 - May 28, 2019 $900
May 18, 2019 - May 30, 2019 $900
May 20, 2019 - June 1, 2019 $900
May 22, 2019 - June 3, 2019 $900
May 24, 2019 - June 5, 2019 $900
May 26, 2019 - June 7, 2019 $900
May 28, 2019 - June 9, 2019 $900
May 30, 2019 - June 11, 2019 $900
September 1, 2019 - September 13, 2019 $900
September 3, 2019 - September 15, 2019 $900
September 5, 2019 - September 17, 2019 $900
September 7, 2019 - September 19, 2019 $900
September 8, 2019 - September 20, 2019 $900
September 10, 2019 - September 22, 2019 $900
September 12, 2019 - September 24, 2019 $900
September 14, 2019 - September 26, 2019 $900
September 15, 2019 - September 27, 2019 $900
September 17, 2019 - September 29, 2019 $900
September 19, 2019 - October 1, 2019 $900
September 21, 2019 - October 3, 2019 $900
September 22, 2019 - October 4, 2019 $900
September 24, 2019 - October 6, 2019 $900
September 26, 2019 - October 8, 2019 $900
September 28, 2019 - October 10, 2019 $900
September 29, 2019 - October 11, 2019 $900
October 1, 2019 - October 13, 2019 $900
October 3, 2019 - October 15, 2019 $900
October 5, 2019 - October 17, 2019 $900
October 6, 2019 - October 18, 2019 $900
October 8, 2019 - October 20, 2019 $900
October 10, 2019 - October 22, 2019 $900
October 12, 2019 - October 24, 2019 $900
October 13, 2019 - October 25, 2019 $900
October 15, 2019 - October 27, 2019 $900
October 17, 2019 - October 29, 2019 $900
October 19, 2019 - October 31, 2019 $900
October 20, 2019 - November 1, 2019 $900
October 22, 2019 - November 3, 2019 $900
October 24, 2019 - November 5, 2019 $900
October 26, 2019 - October 7, 2019 $900
October 27, 2019 - November 8, 2019 $900
October 29, 2019 - November 10, 2019 $900
October 31, 2019 - November 12, 2019 $900
November 2, 2019 - November 14, 2019 $900
November 3, 2019 - November 15, 2019 $900
November 5, 2019 - November 17, 2019 $900
November 7, 2019 - November 19, 2019 $900
November 9, 2019 - November 21, 2019 $900
November 10, 2019 - November 22, 2019 $900
November 12, 2019 - November 24, 2019 $900
November 14, 2019 - November 26, 2019 $900
November 16, 2019 - November 28, 2019 $900
November 17, 2019 - November 29, 2019 $900
November 19, 2019 - December 1, 2019 $900
November 21, 2019 - December 3, 2019 $900
November 23, 2019 - December 5, 2019 $900
November 24, 2019 - December 6, 2019 $900
November 26, 2019 - December 8, 2019 $900
November 28, 2019 - December 10, 2019 $900
November 30, 2019 - December 12, 2019 $900
December 1, 2019 - December 13, 2019 $900
December 7, 2019 - December 19, 2019 $900
December 8, 2019 - December 20, 2019 $900
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019 $900
December 15, 2019 - December 27, 2019 $900
December 21, 2019 - January 2, 2020 $900
December 22, 2019 - January 3, 2020 $900
December 28, 2019 - January 9, 2020 $900
December 29, 2019 - January 10, 2019 $900

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (2 nights twin sharing room at Pokhara).
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu travel on a tourist bus.
  • Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara travel in a private car.
  • Official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Meals in Pokhara.

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle

FAQs

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

One Review to “Khayer Lake Trek”

    • John S

    We really enjoy our holiday to himalayas of Nepal, friendly and helpful people, great food, and amazing views of surrounding mountain. Our guide made the way towards the dense forest of Rhododendron, which is also the national flower of Nepal. Thank you so much for Himalayan Summit team to provides us wonderful experience!!


    Rating: 5 / 5

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