Annapurna Khayar Lake TrekkingAnnapurna Khayar Lake Trekking

Annapurna Khayar Lake Trekking

Highlights
  • Adventure in the hidden corners of Annapurna on the least trekkers areas with glorious views
  • Stunning sunrise over 360 wide angle panorama of worlds highest mountains from Pun Hill
  • Within worlds largest natural rhododendron garden and other wild flowers around Ghorepani
  • Grand views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya with Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring local Gurung and Pun-Magar traditional farm villages in the country of famous Gorkha
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes

A scenic country walks on off the beaten tracks with stunning sunrise views over Himalayan peaks

Annapurna Khayar Lake Trekking, located within high hills and ridge of the massive Annapurna Himalaya with mere distance from Mt. Dhaulagiri range, a great spot for enjoyable and thrilling adventure within ten days of wonderful walks on the hidden corners of mighty Annapurna range of mountains.

Travelers must be unaware that even in popular Annapurna areas where trekking and other adventures is very much trekked and visited by thousands of wide world visitors, within this famous and leading destination around Annapurna are places yet to be explored.

Where Explorer Adventure and its team of expert guide will show you the wonders of hidden areas of Annapurna Khayar Lake where very few trekkers seldom visits this scenic and beautiful serene destination within massive Annapurna Himalaya.

Starting with exciting overland journey from Kathmandu to reach at scenic Pokhara city and its verdant valley covered within rolling hills and close views of Annapurna massive peaks that reflects on its calm serene Phewa and Begnas lakes.

From Pokhara heading on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route Trail of Nepal and Tibet which lies beyond Ghorepani towards Upper Mustang, as walks progress encountering many farm villages as our path leads uphill within beautiful serene forested areas of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, in spring and summer makes this countryside ablaze with wild flowers in full bloom.

Slowly walk leads to Ghorepani village and interesting place with views of Dhaulagiri range where morning hike takes you on top Pun Hill above 3,210 m high offering grand sunrise views over array of peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu range with majestic Machapuchare the Fish Tail peak.

After Ghorepani and Pun Hill leaving the mainstream trekking trails heading north into pure wilderness away from main flow of trekkers and human village or settlement into remote isolated areas with climb to scenic Kopra ridge with stunning panorama of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiris towards west and Annapurna Fang / Vara Shikar in the north includes close views of Annapurna South.

Enjoying views along the walks on high ridges of Khayar and Kopra hills then heading towards our final destination at Khayar Lake regarded as holy, a glacial pond hidden between massive peaks of Annapurna where once a year in the month of August great religious fair takes place with hundreds of local pilgrims visits for a dip in the holy Khayar Lake.

With enjoyable and fascinating time then heading back to Pokhara taking another scenic route through Ghandruk and Landruk, a large Gurung people village where our wonderful walk end at Dhampus for short ride to picturesque Pokhara with mesmerizing and most fantastic adventure on Annapurna Khayar Lake Trekking.

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Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Khayar Lake trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.

      Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.

      Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake.

      (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)

        After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Pun Hill Panorama trekking. Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway.

        From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to begin our first day walks through farm villages with uphill on stone paved steps to reach at Tirkhedhunga With short rest at Tirkhedhunga, walks continue with a climb on nice stone paved steps leading up to Ulleri village for overnight stop within Gurung and Magar tribe village with views of Annapurna peaks.

          From Ulleri short walk today of few hours leading to a gradual and slow climb entering into cool shade of forest full of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees as walk progress reaching top of Ghorepani village also called at Deurali.

          Here the temperature gets cooler being close to the mountains with an altitude of above 2,840 m high surrounded by rhododendron forest with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Nilgiris against blue colored houses of Ghorepani, populated by famous hill tribe known as Pun Magar.

            Early morning hike up to Pun Hill for stunning sunrise panorama over array of Himalayan peaks of more than 360° wide angle views from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiris-Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machapuchare extends towards Lamjung Himal and Manaslu towards eastern horizon, after a wonderful moment head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk within rhododendron forest where walk leads downhill to Chitre village.

            From here our route diverts from the main trail heading due north towards Kopra ridge and Khayar Lake, as walk leads with short downhill then climb to a wide farm fields to reach at Sauta village for overnight stop with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South peaks.

              From here gaining altitude leaving tree lines behind after few hours of scenic walk reaching at overnight stop at Khayar or Kopra ridge, a scenic spot with scenery of landscapes along with stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range and Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South which towers directly from this wonderful spot.

                Morning hike to holy lake at Khayer Lake located at 4,620 m. which is long walk, but worth the views, the site of religious festival occasion held annually around the month of August and September.

                Villagers from the surrounding area assemble here to offer prayers to Lord Shiva and bathe in the icy waters, offers sacrifices of sheep and goats.

                  A wonderful spot for rest day a relaxing time where you can enjoy beautiful surrounding within close distance to high peaks of Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Annapurna Fang / Vara Shikar, truly a blissful and pristine area, where very few trekkers often visits this amazing place.

                  Here with ample time to explore the unexplored region of Khayar Lake with exceptional view points and in perfect harmony of nature.

                    After a great time at Khayer Lake, walk back to Chistibung past Kopra ridge, starting with a slow gradual morning walk on off beaten trail passing farm fields and scattered Sheppard’s huts, trekking downhill through enchanting rhododendron and bamboo forest, walking small stream to summer pastures at Chistibung for overnight stop, a small place with few small huts serving as tea-houses.

                      After a great time around Khayar Lake and Kopra hills, morning walk leads to a long descend through grazing lands in the middle of rhododendron forest to our overnight stop at Dobato, a summer pasture with views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare / Fish Tail peak at 6,993 meters.

                        With great views of mountains, morning walk continues downhill into forest of rhododendron, oak and magnolia, then reaching the main trekking route at Ghandruk and Ghorepani trail at Tadapani, after a short stop, downhill to Ghandruk for overnight in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge, with time to visit this large Gurung village of Annapurna region.

                          With morning grand views walk is pleasant into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at Ghandruk village, one of the largest village around Annapurna areas populated by Gurung tribe of Buddhism religion and culture.

                          From Ghandruk descend to Siwai farm village situated by the Modi River and then an hour climb to another large Gurung village of Landruk, where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

                            Morning walk leads through farm fields and small villages of Bheda Kharka on moderate winding path and then a climb for a while to reach on top Pritam Deurali overlooking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with dramatic scenery of landscapes and then downhill to Potana with constant views of peaks and then finally ending our last day trek at Dhampus.

                            Dhampus village located on a high ridge offering incredible panorama of snow capped mountain range, from here our walks completes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa lake side.

                              Morning transfer into a vehicles either by car-coach or in tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for overland journey back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

                              On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

                                Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Khayar Lake trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                  What's Included
                                  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                                  • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
                                  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
                                  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                  • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
                                  • Government license holder guide 
                                  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                  • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                  • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
                                  • Transportation from Kathmandu to pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
                                  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
                                  • Government taxes and official expense 
                                  What's not Included
                                  • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
                                  • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                  • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                  • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                                  • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                  • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                  • Food and drinks ($20-30per day)
                                  • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                  • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

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                                  Trip DateFeb 25, 2024 - Mar 11, 2024
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                                  Useful Information

                                  Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                  Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                  Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                  Guide and Porters for 16 Days Annapurna Khayar Lake Trekking: 

                                  On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                  All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                  Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                  Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                  Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                  Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                  High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                  Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                  To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                  The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                  On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                  Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                  In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                  What to Bring During Annapurna Khayar Lake 16 Days Trekking?

                                  **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                  Clothing and footwear

                                  • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                                  • Sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                                  • flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                                  • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                                  • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                                  • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                                  • Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                                  • Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                                  • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                                  • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                                  Equipment for Annapurna Khayar Lake 16 Days Trekking?

                                   *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                                   *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                                  *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                                  *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                                   *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                                  *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                                  * A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                                  Personal usage

                                  > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                  > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                  > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

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