The Khayer Lake Trek in Annapurna is also popular as Khopra Ridge Trekking. It leads you to the spectacular countryside and the bosom of the Himalayan peaks. Khayer Lake is a glacial Lake, which is less crowded trekking destination in Annapurna. It is a perfect trip for those who want to avoid the main stream trek and head through the isolated remote trail.
Heading through the ethnic communities of the lower Annapurna region, the trek to Khopra ridge begins from Nayapul and walk towards the Poon Hill Ghorepani. Exploration of the ethnic communities and the dramatic sunrise view from Poon hill is rarely can be mentioned. The route then leads you through the rhododendron forest all the way to Tadapani and heads towards Baile, Chistibung and Khopra ridge. The glacial Khayer Lake is an amazing destination to feel the calmness of the Himalaya and the Lake. The whole landscape is dramatic. While returning, you will be enticed on visiting the Gurung village of Ghandruk. You can enjoy exploring around the village and a museum dedicated to the ethnic Gurung people of the area.
For the detailed information about the Khayer Lake Trek in Annapurna, please, do not hesitate to contact Reliance Trek Nepal and get the expert assistance. We have led the trekkers in the Himalayas for more than 2 decades.
Annapurna Khayer Lake Trek Highlights
- Monumental sites in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath
- Moderate trail of Annapurna
- Poon Hill and dazzling views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks
- Khopra ridge and Lake
- Isolated trail
- Magar and Gurung ethnic communities
Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred to hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast included)
In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)
In the morning, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu through the winding road. The Prithvi highway goes along the Trishuli River side. Exploring the side valleys and terraced hillside, you reach to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. O/N at Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Good morning Pokhara. After the breakfast, drive to Nayapul, which is about an hour and begin the trek. After the check in to the ACAP counter, take a walk through the terraced hill and pass Hile, Tikhedhunga that leads you to Ulleri, after 1.5 hour steep climb through the stone staircase and rest. 7 hours. O/N at Hotel.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
After the breakfast, we begin to walk through the isolated trail that is dotted by the rhododendron forest. We gradually walk steep up to ascend Ghorepani. We continue the trek to Phalate and Chitre. The views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri I,Tukuche peak, Himchuli on the way to Ghorepani entice us. 4 hours. O/N at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch dinner Included)
Early in the morning, we take about one hour straight uphill hike to Poon Hill to enjoy the exclusive sunrise view over the snow peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri summits. After a wonderful session, climb down to Ghorepani and have a breakfast. Then, take a walk through up and down trail via Deurali and walking along the stream. Then it is up and down trek through the forest and a steep climb takes you to Tadapani. 6- 7 hours walk,O/N at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).
After the breakfast, head from Tadapani, we trek down through the steep route to Ghandruk through the rhododendron forest. Take a rest on reaching Ghandruk and explore the Gurung culture and traditions. 7 hours, O/N Lodge. (Breakfast Lunch dinner Included)
It’s a steep downhill trek from the Ghandruk village. From Khimche, you have a driving option to Pokhara. Or continue the trek to Nayapul and drive to Nayapul after checking out from the ACAP counter. Then transfer to the hotel. O/N Hotel Pokhara. (Breakfast Included)
It is all the way about 7 hours beautiful road drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu through the Prithvi highway and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast Included)
On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.