Khayer Lake Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:19 Days
  • Trekking Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

Fantastic off the beaten track getting up close to Annapurna peak, Khayer Lake Trek proves the journey of lifetime. Explore the virgin tranquil lake on the exotic backdrop.
• Visit an excellence of the off-the-beaten-track and wilderness trek
• One of the demanding trekking with maximum elevation of 4,827m
• Spectacular close-up views of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himal
• Encounter seldom-visited Brahmin and Magar settlements
• High Himalaya wilderness experience

Trip Overview

Khayer Lake trek is one the best off the beaten tracks in Annapurna region for getting up close to the Annapurna peaks and being rewarded with some of the most stunning mountain vistas in the entire Himalaya ranges. As the name suggest, the trail leads you to the Khayer lake, one of the hidden but beautiful, tranquil and enchanting that looks like taken straight from the fairy tales surrounded by rich and colorful flora and faunas.

Khayer lake trek takes you different track from traditional trekking route in Annapurna region. More and more extreme trekkers are starting to horde in this trail for its unpredictable routes and hard difficulty level. Annapurna region in Nepal is most popular and world famous tourist trekking destination in Nepal due to its fascinating land biodiversity. Everyone can equally enjoy the unforgettable views of the surrounding peaks, rare landscapes and cultural exchange with ancient ethnic groups. You will never forget the feeling of being on the heart of the Himalayas on Annapurna base camp trek.

Also renowned for its beauty and suitability for most of the extreme adventure lovers, you will walk into remote forest trails that few trekkers even know about. You will walk high into the rampart ridges that lead all the way up Annapurna South (8,091m) itself. Every now and then, from many vantage points along this trek you get the feeling that you can almost reach out and touch the mountains.

Khayer Lake trek is one of the newly introduced trekking trails in the Annapurna region. That newness provides the unpredictability and freshness about the route. And the views from different high points during the trekking are some of the best you will ever see. You will have the one of the perfect if not the best views of lumps and lumps of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri , Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Anapurna III, Annapurna south , Mt. Machhapuchhare (fish tail), Hiunchuli, Lamjung himal, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri among others.

Eventually, the trekking route will lead you to the Khayer Taal or Khayer Lake situated at Annapurna region, western part of Nepal. The trekking begins from Phedi, a hour drive away from Pokhara. You will trek pass Dhampus, Tolka and cross Jhinu Danda and Tadapani before reaching Bhainsi Kharka. The trail continues to Jaljala, Ghorepani and finally ends at Khayer Lake. You take the same route in reverse to return back to Pokhara and then fly to Kathmandu for final departure.

Khayer lake trek is one of the flexible trekking destinations you can customize for your liking and duration of stay. Make a short trip if you have limited time to visit but want to explore mountain in less crowd and quiet environment with incredible views.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus
  • Day 04: Dhampus to Tolka
  • Day 05: Tolka to Jhinu Danda
  • Day 06: Jhinu dada to Tadapani
  • Day 07: Tadapani to Bhaisi Kharka
  • Day 08: Bhaisi Kharka to Kristibung
  • Day 09: Kristibung to Khopra Phedi
  • Day 10: Khopra Phedi to Khopra hill
  • Day 11: Khopra Hill to Jaljala
  • Day 12: Jaljala to Khayer Lake and back to Jaljala
  • Day 13: Jaljala to Khopra Phedi
  • Day 14: Khopra Phedi to Swanta
  • Day 15: Swanta to Ghorepani
  • Day16: Ghorepani to Poon hill and then to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 17: Tikhedhunga to Nayapul and to Pokhara
  • Day 18:Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels.Short briefing about the trip will be given.

You will take an early morning bus drive to Pokhara. The route goes for about 7 to 8 hours on the bus. You will certainly enjoy the panoramic view of the roadside houses and forest. The night will be fascinating at Pokhara viewing some spectacular places around the valley.

From Pokhara, we can take a short drive to Phedi. Then our trail to the Khayer lake trekking region will begin with a trek over to Dhampus to the altitude of 1,825m.

From Dhampus, we will begin the day with the early morning beautiful trek to through the beautiful trail of the region. We can view the most panoramic view of the region while trekking at this route. The trekking route goes for several hours through the beautiful and smooth path to Tolka.

From Tolka, we will have our delicious breakfast and will warm up with the early trekking over to Jhinu dada. The trekking will be through the exhilarating forest viewing some glorious view along with the encounter with some animals and birds. We will walk through the main trail to the Jhinu dada for several hours.

Jhinu dada is popular for the natural hot spring water. We will take the refreshing bath at the natural hot water of that region. Then we will continue our journey through the beautiful route to Tadapani. The route will be interesting as it gets closer to Tadapani at the altitude of 2,045m.

After having a splendid night at Tadapani, we will move towards the Bhaisi dada with the energy from the mouth-watering breakfast. The trekking route goes smoothly through the beautiful region of Bhaisi Kharka at 1,745m.

Early morning, we will wake up at Bhaisi Kharka and will move towards the min path following the route to Kristibung. The trekking goes for several interesting and an exhilarating hour from Bhaisi Kharka to Kristibung 2,985m. You can enjoy the night at tented camp.

Today, we will trek towards the beautiful trekking route of the region following the path towards Khopra Phedi. The trekking goes for about 5 to 6 hours which will enable us to view the panoramic view of the region to entertain ourselves. We will spend the night at Khopra Phedi at the altitude of 3,350m.

Today we ascend towards Khopra hill. From the Phedi, we will begin our journey which goes for about 5 to 6 hours steeply climb to the way. We will end that day trekking at Khopra hill with the resting view around the surrounding.

Today we will continue our journey from Khopra hill to Jaljala at 3,525m.

From Jaljala, we will move our way towards our destination. Early morning we will gain the height with the increasing way to the Khayer Lake. We will spend some quality time on the spot and will return back to Jaljala the same day.

From Jaljala, we will return back to Khopra Phedi. The returning journey will be long from Jaljala to Khopra Phedi. But the scenic beauty of the way will surely mesmerize us. After attaining our dream, the routes also seem closer and smoother.

From Khopra Phedi, we will continue our returning journey following the trail to Swanta. The trail is easier as we return more back to the route. The trekking to this region will experience us beautiful moments of trekking.

From Swanta, we will make our returning journey to Ghorepani. We will walk through the main trail from Swanta to Ghorepani. The trekking route will be interesting with the fellow trekkers. Walking along the way will arrive at Ghorepani

From Ghorepani, we will resume our journey with the view of beautiful mountains through our naked eyes. We will view the mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and many other snow-capped mountains. Then after enjoying the beautiful views for hours, we will return back to Tikhedhunga following the steep way downwards.

From Tikhedhunga, after enjoying the lifetime remembering experience of giant ranges of mountains through the naked eyes, we will motivate ourselves further to Nayapul. The reach of Nayapul will be fine for our lunchtime. We will have our lunch at Nayapul and will take the short drive to Pokhara.

We will wake up early in the morning with the dazzling view of the sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market around Pokhara and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. The drive goes for about 7 to 8 hours.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure normally 3 hours before your flight.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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