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Annapurna Khayar Lake Trekking

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Khayar lake  trekking route lies in the Annapurna region has been developed to suit the trekkers demand to find the new destination in the Annapurna region. Khayar Lake Trek offers a breathtaking panoramic view. It is a newly promoted beautiful Trekking route with mix culture of Gurung and Magar people and exceptional mountain views of the Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri, Khayar Kopra. The most beautiful Khayar Lake is the key attraction of this area except. Khayar Lake trek is one of the trekking routes in the Annapurna area which takes in the center of the Annapurna area with stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Ranges. Khayar Lake follows the quite trails away from the popular and busy routes passing through the traditional villages, lush forest. In the Khayar Lake trek, we will enjoy the view of great Annapurna Himalayan range in the Annapurna area, sacred Khayar Lake (4500 Meter) as well as the best Sunrise from the Ghorepani poon hill 3210m.

 

Khayar Lake trek is a beautiful trekking area with the mix of culture and excellent Mountain View. Beside the scenic extravaganza of the peaks, the warm hospitality of the Gurung people along the way. Khayar Trek is the well off the beate trail,off the beaten trail on to the long, remote mountain ridges, through exposit forest and traditional villages. Annapurna region into the wild glacial areas below Annapurna South is demanding but well worth the effort. Ever-changing views of the stunning, snow-covered Annapurna inspire each step along the way. The pleasant tranquil trail starts from Pokhara. From Pokhara, our walk begins in the lower, more temperate region of the forested hillsides and Gurung and Magar village. Nayapul will lead you through forests of rhododendron, with a glimpse of some wildlife and vegetation, orchids send out perfume along the trail during spring.

 

As we move higher through the rhododendron woodland and the view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are astounding. We will be amazed to see the breathtaking view of snowcapped peaks. We leave habitation behind and walk through forests till we finally emerge above the tree line at Kopra Danda, a fantastic mountain wilderness. You will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khobra Hill, sacred Khayar Lake (4500m) that offers Khun Khane Festival (Yak blood drinking) which is really popular. The trek back to Pokhara takes us to Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, and Ghandruk.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m) Our Tour Guide led

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 04:Drive to Nayapul (1010m) -1: 45 hours and trek to Ghandruk (1960meters) - 5 hours

Day 05:Trek Ghandruk to Tadapani 4-5 hours

Day 06:Trek Tadapani to Dobato - 4 to 5 hours

Day 07:Trek Dobato to Chhistibung -5 to 5 ½ hours

Day 08:Trek Chhistibung to Kobra Danda (4020m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Kobra Danda to Khyar Base Camp-5 to 5 ½ hours

Day 10:Explore day in Khyar Base Camp (visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier)

Day 11:Trek Khayar Base Camp to Kobra Danda -5 to 6 hours

Day 12:Trek Kobra Danda to Sewata -4 to 5 hours

Day 13:Sewata to Ghorepani (3210m)

Day 14:Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 15:Tikhedhunga trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

Day 16:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 17:Final Departure
 

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and Snow Hill Lodge in Pokhara. All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking 
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m) Our Tour Guide led

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 04:Drive to Nayapul (1010m) -1: 45 hours and trek to Ghandruk (1960meters) - 5 hours

Day 05:Trek Ghandruk to Tadapani 4-5 hours

Day 06:Trek Tadapani to Dobato - 4 to 5 hours

Day 07:Trek Dobato to Chhistibung -5 to 5 ½ hours

Day 08:Trek Chhistibung to Kobra Danda (4020m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Kobra Danda to Khyar Base Camp-5 to 5 ½ hours

Day 10:Explore day in Khyar Base Camp (visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier)

Day 11:Trek Khayar Base Camp to Kobra Danda -5 to 6 hours

Day 12:Trek Kobra Danda to Sewata -4 to 5 hours

Day 13:Sewata to Ghorepani (3210m)

Day 14:Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 15:Tikhedhunga trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

Day 16:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 17:Final Departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

 Hiking boots Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

 Baselayer shirts

 Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat Warm hat

Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

 Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

 Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

 Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash

Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres

 Trekking poles

Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)

Warm jacket (down)*

 

 Medical

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhea pills

Anti-headache pills

 Cough and/or cold medicine

 

 Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.

Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.

 Water purification tablets or water filter

1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 17 Days
Accomodation: Tenting -Guest house
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Easy
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-10
Starts From : Nayapul
Ends at : Nayapul

Trip Highlights

Khayar Base camp and holy lake 
Beautiful landscapes 
Pokhara City 
Spectacular of Montains views 

Client Review


Posted By Roy and Kathy B. I first met Ganesh on a trek to Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, circling back over the pass back to Luka with a group of people. The trek involved a mixture of tenting and a few tea houses. Ganesh not only guided through the trails, he climbed Island Peak with four of us. The trek and climb took several weeks and was organized without a hitch.
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